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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.

For the dates of February 17 – February 23:

February 19, 1998, 15 years ago

Kansas Gov. Bill Graves has appointed a Eudora woman to the Advisory Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Debra Whited Burnham will serve with four other members under the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

February 18, 1953, 55 years ago

Eudora High won its ninth game of the season Thursday by beating Spring Hill 72-58 in a league game played at Spring Hill. Bob Westerhouse blistered the nets for 35 points, while getting good help from his mates. Billy Burns played an outstanding game for Eudora with his fine floor play in addition to scoring 10 points.

 

February 18, 1926, 87 years ago

Flags were displayed on Main Street and in the residence district last Friday in honor of Lincoln’s birthday. The banks were closed all day on account of the holiday.

 

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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