This week in Eudora History

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Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of August 10 to August 16:

August 16, 1934, 80 years ago

The Eudora “Wimpy Club” met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lothholz for their regular meeting. All twelve members were present.

 

August 14, 1974, 40 years ago

Thirty-eight Eudora 4-H Club members had 161 entries in the Douglas County Fair. Eudora 4-H’ers ended up with 16 top blue awards and seven award recognitions.

 

August 10, 1994, 20 years ago

Eric Votaw of Eudora competed in the Sunflower Games and captured a gold medal in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet. Votaw also took third in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet 4 inches.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of August 3 to August 9:

August 8, 1940, 74 years ago

It was announced Smoky Parker, described as being “a handsome young cowboy who has captivated the middle-west with his voice,” would make a stop in Eudora for a special performance.

August 3, 1977, 37 years ago

The Eudora High School cheerleading squad attended the International Cheerleading Foundation Camp at the University of Kansas. The squad received the only red ribbon out of the entire group of squads commending their spirit and ability.

 

August 9, 1995, 19 years ago

Titus Staples, a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force, was one of only two American soldiers chosen to be a United Nations peace-keeper in the Middle East. Staples’ unit was comprised of soldiers from around the world and stationed at the Iroirlic Air Base in Turkey.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of July 27 to August 2:

July 30, 1931, 83 years ago

The summer’s heat record was broken when the temperature reached 101 degrees in the shade. Vegetables wilted badly under the extreme heat.

 

July 30, 1975, 39 years ago

The Eudora Junior girls’ team in the Tri-County league concluded their season with an undefeated 9-0 record. The team coached by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cawley finished the season by beating Edgerton with a whopping score of 38-1.

 

August 2, 1995, 19 years ago

Vandals opened a valve on a molasses tank at Farmers Elevator in Eudora resulting in 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of molasses being released. A $500 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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This-Week-in-Eudora-History

Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of July 20 to July 26:

July 24, 1908, 106 years ago

Mr. Carl Trefz completed the Eudora School Census and results, according to the Eudora Weekly News, were: “254 children of school age in the district divided as follows: white girls, 97; colored girls, 22; white boys, 114; colored boys, 21.”

 

July 24, 1974, 40 years ago

The Eudora school district signed contracts with Bron Construction Company for the addition to Nottingham. The contracts were for the amounts of $672,672 and $15,540.

 

July 24, 1996, 18 years ago

Local weiner dog, Low Rider, competed in The Weiner Dog Nationals race at The Woodlands. Sixty-four weiner dogs from across the area competed in the competition which included a 110-yard dash.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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This-Week-in-Eudora-History

Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of July 13 to July 18:

July 15, 1999, 15 years ago

Eudora was ranked fourteenth in the state for the fastest growth. Between 1990 and 1999, Eudora’s population increased 24.2 percent, or 732 people.

 

July 17, 1974, 40 years ago

The Eudora 13-year-old Babe Ruth team took first in the Jayhawk League Babe Ruth Tournament. Eudora beat DeSoto 17-4 for the win.

 

July 16, 1936, 78 years ago

Approximately 115 chickens were stolen from area henhouses. Noel Griffin reported 90 of his chickens had been stolen and that same night the S.H. Davis henhouse reported 25 stolen chickens. The thief made off with about $50 worth of chickens (not adjusted for inflation).

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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