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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 January 12 – January 19:

January 13, 2003, 10 years ago

Mayor Ron Conner and a group of Eudorans representing the city, school district, Eudora Chamber of Commerce, and downtown businesses are applying for a community development block grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. The grant was for $4 million with hopes of improvements to the middle school and downtown.

 

January 16, 1974, 39 years ago

Superintendent Charles Hill explained the criteria he uses in deciding whether to hold school during wintery conditions. “I consider if the buses can run,” he said adding that he gets up at 5:30 on stormy mornings and takes a bus out to check road conditions. He also considers if the teachers can make it to school and if the temperature is above zero. On Jan. 10 classes at Eudora were cancelled for the first time this year.

 

January 17, 1918, 95 years ago

Louie Kaiser killed a very large coyote last Sunday morning, near his home, four miles south of Eudora.

 

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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