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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.  This feature will appear online every Sunday.


For the dates of August 19 – August 25:

August 20, 1931, 81 years ago

The Eudora Weekly News reported the winners in the CPA contests, and the winner for the “Fat Man Race” was Henry Eisele of Reno. The winner for the “Women Shoe Kicking” was Mrs. Roy Daugherty of Leavenworth.


August 23, 2001, 11 years ago

Trish Akey-Smith reunited with her brother after 42 years of not knowing where he was. Their parents knew, but they never told the siblings. When her mother had to go into the nursing home, the lawyer gave paperwork that showed information on the whereabouts of her brother. She sent him a Christmas letter and he replied back to “not lose touch again.” She visited him a month ago, and they were reunited as a family once again.

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

Thanks to Catherine Fulks, an 8th grade student from Eudora for her work in compiling this feature. 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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