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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 October 7 – October 13:

October 9, 1924, 88 years ago

Will Stadler, in an editorial comment in The Eudora Weekly News, warned Eudora residents of the influence of the local Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and their attempts to influence the upcoming November elections in Douglas County. Stadler then made his endorsements for candidates who he thought were not under the influence of the KKK.

 

October 8, 1969, 43 years ago

Jim Harris, clerk of Eudora Township, implored Eudora Township residents to help develop a proper naming system for the roads of the Township so that the Township Fire Department could respond to fires at a faster rate.

 

October 13, 1995, 17 years ago

The Eudora Sports Complex was renamed Laws Field to honor the memory of the late Don Laws. Mr. Laws taught Social Science in the Eudora School District for 21 years. He also served, at one time or another, as head football and track and assistant boys basketball coach. He passed away in November of 1992.

 

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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