A Century of Greenwood County, KS History - Eureka Herald, 1968


The G.A. LeVieux Sales Co., 304 North Main, opened for business in January. Paul Fresch, manager of the Greenwood Hotel, had purchased the cafe from Mrs. Mabel Dalton and F.J. McCue. The Greenwood County Federation of women's Clubs was organized in Madison on January 26. The Lions Club was making an appear for public support of the Milk Fund drive. Edw. Ogilvy of Arkansas City has purchased the business of the Greenwood Motors on March 1. The business was to be known as the Eureka Motor Company.

W.M Ostenberg resigned as superintendent of the Eureka schools (here 13 years) to go to Coffeyville. W.C. Kampschroeder was elected to fill the vacancy. Kenneth Griggs opened a shoe store in Eureka at 209 North Main on March 6. The Crimson Tornado basketball team defeated Emporia and Wyandotte to reach the state semi-finals then lost to Newton and Arkansas City.

the third annual Merchants Spring Show was held in April. Eureka Lake was stocked with 96,000 fish. L.T. McCue assumed his duties as commercial manager of the local Kansas Elec. Power in April. Herb Wiggins had purchased the Skelly station at Main and Seventh from C.M. Berry. R.E. Sears was appointed secretary-treasurer of the National Farm Loan Assoc., succeeding A.D. Fry. Special services were held at the Christian Church in observance of its 75th anniversary.

Lawrence Murphy opened a service shop at 115 W. Third. The new Eureka postoffice was dedicated on June 19. First payments under the social welfare program were made in August. Several infantile paralysis cases were reported in the county. The Merchants Fall Window Unveiling was featured in October. work was suspended in September on the Eureka Lake, pending allocation of additional funds by the government.

F.M. Garvin had purchased the Cornett Super Service station at First and River. The city called an election in November to vote bonds in the sum of $135,000 to build a water filtration plant near Eureka Lake. C.T. Agrelius had purchased the Hull Feed Store in October. Leader Auto Supply opened at Seventh and Main in November. Harrison Brookover had opened a grocery store at Second and Walnut. The Bethel-Arnold Mtr. Co. was a new business at 114 North Main. Boy Scout troops 216 and 217 were organized. K.J. Loflin was the new county engineer.


There were 539 unemployed persons in the county. Cecil Ward sold the Western Auto Store to F.B. Steele in February. Wm. A. Wishart was the new county farm agent. Eureka Building and Loan opened an office in El Dorado in March. The Owen racing stable of Eureka was one of the largest in the west.

A raid in April by the sheriff, Vic Myers, netted 524 pints of liquor. Officers seized 608 pints of the "giggle water" when two Oklahoma men were arrested near Neal, following an accident. Dr. D.W. Basham, 84, was the oldest practicing physician attending the state Medical Society convention. The Husser Ben Franklin store was a new business at 114 North Main.

Assets of the Eureka Bank were sold in August. New "white way" posts, 16 feet high and equipped with 4000 candlepower lights, were installed at Main and Second and Main and Third as samples of what may be expected if the KEP was granted a 10-year electric franchise. Fishing at Eureka Lake was forbidden until 1940. Eureka Community Sales were discontinued in September. The first boat racing event to be held in Greenwood County was at Lake Eureka in September. Burton Radio-Electric Service moved to its new building, 104 North Main.

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