Days Gone By
8 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Virgil Campbell, Eudora, and Rod Pettit, Olathe, turkey hunted near McLouth. Pettit shot a 25.3-pound Eastern Gobbler. The bird was weighed at C&S Market for verification and Pettit sent the information to the Kansas Department of Wildlife in Pratt for a place in the state record books. Pettit was told the turkey would place in the top 20, but did not know where it would rank. Its spurs measured 1.24 inches, and its beard had a width of 1.625 inches.
Eudora High School senior Mark Everley was named to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association's 3A all-state academic team.
Pinecrest resident Lorraine Jones was married to Paul Born on April 17. A wedding was held at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by a luncheon reception. Many friends living at Pinecrest attended.
Eudora High School students Brandi Fisher and Jerri Harris were first place finishers in a Health and Occupational Students of America competition in Wichita.
Four Eudora High School journalism students placed at the state Kansas Scholastic Press Association contest. Theresa Grammer was second in yearbook sports writing. Jenny Lee took second in feature writing. Julie Arvidson placed second in headline writing, and Nathan Hofer was third in editorial cartoon.
21 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
The Eudora Board of Education agreed to take under advisement a seven point renovation proposal for Eudora High School from the Committee of Concerned Taxpayers, a group formed in March to oppose a $750,000 bond issue intended to help pay for a new high school building.
According to Concerned Taxpayers, the 1918 high school building, which would have been replaced had the April 1 bond issue passed, could be renovated for about $400,000 or less than half the amount proposed for a new school building.
The group's proposal included fixing the deflection of the third level floor, repairing the boiler, wiring, windows, classrooms and bathrooms, and switching the contents of the library and typing rooms. The group maintained that the library would be better situated in the typing room, which reportedly had a cement floor.
The Rev. J. Courtney Selvy was the new pastor at the First Southern Baptist Church. He replaced the Rev. Carl Rider, who was minister for about three years.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wilson honored their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Breithaupt, to a dinner in Lawrence in observance of their 62nd wedding anniversary.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The Eudora High School senior class play was "The Ghost Parade." Cast members were Myrnice Ott, Treva Canary, Delbert Mathia, Delbert Eisele, Janice Guenther, Wayne Vitt, Delbert Neis, Freddie Trefz, Arleta Wilson, Archie Goodger, Orville Crane, Dalton Laughlin, Lyla Hearin, Evelyn Johannaber, Ruby Neis and Esther Ott.
Worked started on the remodeling of the home of Carrie Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pennock. The garage was completed and adjoined the laundry. A bathroom and breakfast nook were going to be added. John Gibner of De Soto had the contract for the carpenter work and Alfred Eisele installed the plumbing.
Officers of the Epworth League of the Methodist church were Eleanor Bartz, president; Mary Johnson, vice president; Vernetta Spitzli, second vice president; Edna Bond, third vice president; Mary Pence and Delbert Eisele, fourth vice president; Jean Bartz, secretary; Homer Broers, treasurer; Leona Parker, pianist; and Eva Belle Kindred, song leader.
In spite of the snowdrifts, L.E. Andrew hitched up his team and he and his wife brought C.A. Gordon and wife, Lois White and Angie Votaw and children to church and Sunday School.
Sebastian Weigel, who spent the winter in Horton with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schopper, returned to Eudora to make his home with his children, Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Burris.