Eudora News and

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 June 30 to July 6:

July 19, 2001, 12 years ago

Michelle Deluna was the only girl on Eudora’s U-13 baseball team. She was also the only girl to pitch for any team in a local baseball tournament.


July 16, 1975, 38 years ago

Eudora resident Lois Neis was selected as an “outstanding teacher” by the Outstanding Educators of America organization. She taught English at Nike Junior High School in Gardner at the time of the award.


July 14, 1910, 103 years ago

William Combest, a farmer from Eudora, recently visited Kansas City, MO. However, his visit was far from pleasant, as it was reported in the Eudora Weekly News that while he was walking at the intersection of 5th Street and Broadway in Kansas City, he was knocked to the ground by a faster-walking Kansas Citian. Evidently, he was walking too slowly and was not accustomed to the “big city” pace of Kansas City.

Editor’s note: Isn’t it amazing what actually made it into newspapers in the early 20th century?


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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