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Today we begin a new feature on Eudorareporter.com. 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.
Helping to provide the information for this piece each week is the Eudora Area Historical Society and, in particular, Ben Terwilliger and Christine Inman. All the information provided each week comes from the archives of newspapers and information the Society has in their collection.
So here is the very first This Week in Eudora History:
November 13 – November 19, 1996 (15 Years Ago)
Mike’s Auto Repair has moved into the former location of Moriss Standard Station at 311 E. 10th in Eudora. The new Eudora business offers general auto repair and specializes in auto electric.
A local teen, Shaun Hickock was carjacked by a bank robber named William Carl Post last Friday. Hickock was told to drive to the McElwee residence where Post took the car keys and headed on foot towards the Kansas River. Sheriff’s deputy Kenny Massey found Hickock a short while later unharmed. Post took his own life in a wooded area about a mile from the McElwee house. Post was on parole after serving 23 years in Leavenworth Prison.
compiled from the The Eudora News archives at the Eudora Area Historical Society
The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum. The museum is open most weekdays and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is located on the south east side of the Old Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. Museum tours can also be scheduled by appointment. 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.