Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2001

Days Gone By

April 5, 2001

8 years ago


April 1993

Eugene Westerhouse retired from his job as a Eudora rural mail carrier after 25 years and nearly a million miles.

Four generations of the Ziesenis family gathered at Eudora City Hall to celebrate the 100-year birthday of Tena Ziesenis. More than 100 family members and friends were in attendance from Eudora, Lawrence, Baldwin, Topeka, Berryton, and as far away as Cochiti Lake and Capitan, N.M.

Ten Eudora High School studentsAudrey Abel, Vanessa Carmichael, Travis Fennel, Katie Hermreck, Krystopher Hylton, Michael McNulty, Jason Musick, Shelly Nemecheck, Linzi Oliver and Kelly Springwere inducted into the National Honor Society at the school's installation ceremony.

Kylee Harris, a freshman at Eudora High School, had an essay, "Savanna," published in the April issue of the senior high edition of High School Writer.

David M. Shockley, a 1991 graduate of Eudora High School, was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). Shockley was an Interior Communications Electrician for the Navy and was stationed at Navy Broadcasting Service Detachment, Rota, Spain.

21 years ago


April 1980

Roy and Alma Breithaupt celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary April 10. They were married in 1918 in Clearfield, where they were both raised on farms.

Karla Knabe, a Eudora High School senior, was awarded a German book and a certificate of achievement for her participation in the Prose III event at the Kansas State University German Field Day.

Gary Grosdidier, a junior from Eudora, was elected student government senator for the College of Business in a campus wide election at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

Brian Coover, Paul Coover, Billy Folks and Amy Hogue were installed as new members of the Eudora 4-H Club.

63 years ago


April 1938

Members of the football and basketball squads of the 1937 and 1938 season were guests at a banquet given in their honor by the high school faculty at the Lotz Caf
Following the banquet, guests were entertained at games at the home of principal and Mrs. C.L. Ruthrauff.

Those attending were Dalton Laughlin, Delbert Eisele, Gene Daugherty, Delbert Neis, Freddie Trefz, Delbert Mathia, "Chubbie" Zillner, Warren Warmker, Shoffner Love, Howard Trefz, Francis Estrada, Leverne Guenther, Carl Grob, Robert Trefz, Wayne Reusch, Robert Pritchard, Wayne Laughlin, Robert Zimmerman, Wayne Vitt, Victor Mistele, Homer Altenbernd, David Dunlap, Joseph Votaw, Junior Neis, Helen Talbert, Mildred Strube, Mable Campbell, Coach and Mrs. C.J. Olander, principal and Mrs. C.L. Ruthrauff, Calvin Foreman and Gardner Sellers. Norman Combest was unable to attend.

Bobby Long, Belleview School, and Loraine Martin, Kaw Valley School, were winners in the annual spelling contest held at Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence. They each earned a free trip to the Topeka Fair in the fall to take part in the state contest.

Mrs. Peter Neis Sr., who had spent most of the time since the death of her husband in the home of her children, Mr. and Mrs. William Inman in Independence, Mo., returned to her home in Eudora.

Wendelin Schehrer was a Sunday dinner guest of his children, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grosdidier, near Roscoe.

85 years ago


April 1916

High school graduates were Leland Kendall, Sam Carr, Ralph Terrell, J. Van Lindley, Albert Schopper, Herbert Henley, Myrtle Everley, Florence Ott, Fern Smith and Fay Lepper.

Dr. J.H. Duffy, who had been a dentist in town for two years, moved to Crete, Neb., where he planned to practice his profession.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells, Tonganoxie, moved to the R.C. Johnson farm, just south of Keystone.

Walter Vitt fell from a scaffold and broke his right arm at the wrist.

The Gus Gabriel new house was being worked on by the plasterer.

Charles Terrell was home from Manhattan visiting with his father and mother near Hesper.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Butts moved to town from Topeka. They were living in the Alfred Kraus home on C Street.

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