Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2001

Days gone by

August 30, 2001

7 years ago


August 1994

Rod Moyer began duties as principal at the newly-built Eudora West Elementary School. He and his family moved from the Axtell, Bern and Summerfield district in north central Kansas.

An aviary was installed in the newly redecorated lounge at Eudora Nursing Center.

After four days at camp, Eudora High School's cheerleading squad came home from Emporia with several highest superior blue ribbons and the prized spirit stick.

Squad members were Angela Cribbs, Julie Simpson, Amber Flowers, Candace Harris, Cynthia Self, Autumn Newman, Melody Dunavin, Jacqui Dolina, Amber Parks, Lisa Soper, Julie Lee and Niki Loehr.

Members of Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 hiked approximately 65 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M. over a 15-day period.

The Philmont Crew featured scouts Darrin Bretthauer, Matt Conner, Jason Coppedge, Kurtis McCormick, Kenan Staples, Robert Williams, Mark Watson, Brand Watson, Scoutmaster Ron Conner, and Assistant Scoutmasters Ron Bartekoske, Kelly Charbonneau and Glenn Jackson.

21 years ago


August 1980

Just two weeks after adopting the Eudora 1981 budget, city council members discussed the need to hire another police officer for the city.

The move was prompted by an attempt to break into Councilman Gary Vermillion's Market Basket grocery store and a reported burglary at the Eudora Junior High School. The two incidents caused an estimated $650 in damages to the property. Two juveniles were in custody after the break-in at the junior high. All of the goods stolen were recovered.

But Councilman Jim Smith pushed the idea to hire a new law enforcement officer, even though City Clerk Arlene Lawson told him that the budget was too tight to create the new position.

A majority of the council had decided before the meeting that funds were not available. The council considered upping its reserve patrolmen to night duty, but were concerned about their safety.

Nancy Hovarter was hired as social worker at the Eudora Nursing Center. One of her primary concerns was to help patients adjust to their new environment.

New staff members in the Eudora School District were Margeret Klaasson, Pamela Townsend, Craig Baker, Carolyn Steffen, Glenda Roberts, Roxie Wilkins, Annetta Conway, Vickie Dingman, Viann Abel, and Winona Holsinger. Student teachers were Lisa Thompson and Joyce Heilman.

63 years ago


August 1938

The second day of the C.P.A. Picnic, with ideal weather, brought out another crowd estimated at about 5,000.

There were 12 entries in the tall corn contest. Ben Bartz won first prize with a stalk measuring 14 feet 8 inches. F.L. Hartman won second with a stalk 14 feet 6-3/4 inches tall.

Lester Johnson and Dale Papenhausen left by auto for a trip to California.

Magdalene Grosdidier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grosdidier, entered St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and planned to take up nurse's training. She graduated from Eudora High School and attended Urseline Academy at Paola for a term.

"Seventy-five years ago Sunday, August 21, (in 1863) the citizens of Lawrence were aroused from slumber, by shouts and shots, announcing that Quantrill's raiders were in the little city. Few survive who had personal experience in the massacre, which followed the invasion. S.H. Davis of the Hesper neighborhood is a survivor, who can recall the visit the Quantrill band made at the home of his mother on their way to Lawrence. Mr. Davis was about 12 years old then. The Davis family was not molested. It is estimated that about 200 men were shot to death or burned to death in the destruction of buildings in Lawrence."

85 years ago


August 1916

Miss Edna Dolisi, who had been attending school at Valparaiso, Ind., the past year, returned to town.

Henry Koerner of Fall Leaf, was the owner of a Maxwell automobile.

Miss Lillian Fuller was doing evangelistic work in the Ozarks. She was aiding with the singing in meetings held near Drew, Mo., by Miss Lurana Terrell, an evangelist of the Friends church. Miss Terrell's brother was Clark Terrell of Hesper.

A farewell party was given in honor of Mrs. Bert Brown by the following: Mesdames per. Homer White, Charles Nemec, Mabel Butts, Sam Lepper, Joe Zillner, John Schuster, Joseph Schopper, Albert Neustifter, Fred Schlegel, Frank Seiwald and Frank Sommer. Before departure, dainty refreshments were served.

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