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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 20 – January 26:

January 22, 1998, 15 years ago

Allan Ott went to Haiti for eight days to help drill for water. The project was called “Rebekah at the Well,” and was funded by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The objective of the group was to drill wells, make repairs to an existing well and erect a solar-powered windmill.

 

January 22, 1975, 38, years ago

Rural Eudora resident Irene Hadl had made the inaugural ball gown for Kansas’s First Lady, Mrs. Olivia Bennett. Irene first met the first lady through a mutual friend for whom she was making some clothes. Since that initial meeting Mrs. Hadl has made some garments for her, so the inaugural gown was not the first sewing the Eudora seamstress has done for Kansas’s current First Lady.

 

January 24, 1918, 95 years ago

Ex-Governor W.R. Stubbs is in the race for the Republican nomination for Senator from Kansas. The announcement was in response to the urgent request from people over the state who are seeking a man of experience, broad vision, and patriotic administrative qualities to represent them in the senate during the present time above all others when the great issue is the winning of the war. (Governor Stubbs grew up in Hesper.)

 

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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