Archive for Thursday, December 13, 2001

Days gone by

December 13, 2001

7 years ago


December 1994

More than enough funds were raised at a benefit chili feed and craft show to purchase an electric scooter-style wheelchair for Eudora resident Pamela Bass.

A little over a year before, Bass, suffering from a sinus infection, went to bed and slipped into a four-day coma. The sinus infection turned into encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. When she regained consciousness, Bass was completely paralyzed.

Doctors told her she would never walk or use her hands again. Bass' first wheelchair was controlled by her head because that was all she could move in the early stages of paralysis.

After weeks in the hospital and months at the Rehabilitation Institute in Kansas City, Mo., Bass progressed from the wheelchair to leg braces and the chair she had used.

The Eudora Board of Education voted to re-advertise for bids for the sale of the modular units at the secondary school complex. Board member Marjorie Gronniger suggested the school district re-advertise the sale of the units to solicit more bid participants. The local schools only received one bid for the four modular units.

The annual average daily traffic along K-10 Highway continued to outpace vehicle use of the Kansas Turnpike, Interstate 70, between Lawrence and Kansas City.

19 years ago


December 1982

Astrid Ott, Norma Lutz and Hazel Tarpley entertained members of the 1900 & Now Club at the Eudora Public Library.

The Keota Club met at the home of Margaret Westerhouse for a Christmas dessert and gift exchange.

Officers elected at the Holy Family Church St. Theresa's Society meeting were Angie Ryan, president; Shirley Elmer, vice president; Kathy Ross, secretary; and Barbara Cawley, treasurer.

Mrs. Nick Allen and Mrs. Mable Meuffel held a surprise 80th birthday party for Mrs. Allen's mother, Pearl Bernitz at the home of Mrs. Bernitz. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Born, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bigne and Linda. Eugene Meuffel and Jennifer Meuffel, Lawrence, called on Mrs. Bernitz the following day to extend birthday wishes.

63 years ago


December 1938

The junior class at Eudora High School presented a three-act comedy, "Miss Collegiate" in the auditorium.

Misses Grace Jeffries, Katherine Dissinger, Eleanor Bartz, Mrs. Harold Daugherty, Mrs. A.R. Morris and Pauline Warmker were initiated as members of Minerva Rebekah Lodge.

In an overtime game, Eudora High defeated Vinland High, 19-17.

John White was critically ill for several days because of food poisoning.

A sound truck advertising bread was in town.

Eudora High School honor roll students were seniors Garnette Bartz, Jean Bartz, Mary Johnson, Lila Reetz, Gladys Shirck, Wesley Steinbring, Charlotte Weidensaul, Jean Williamson; juniors Benitta Bartz, Edna Bond, Eva Brecheisen, Laverne Guenther, Alice Kindred, Arlene Westerhouse; sophomores Charlton Bartz, Dolores Schopper, Marcella Schopper, Charlotte Stadler, Billy Weidensaul, Donna Mae Zillner, Robert Zimmerman; and freshmen Melford Bartz, Alice Brecheisen, Barbara Johnson, Alberta Mathia and Naomi Russell.

85 years ago


December 1916

The concrete foundation was completed for the six-room cottage Julius Lotz was building.

Charles Baecker brought a 40-pound turkey gobbler to town and sold it to Ernest Kraus for a few cents over $8.

Charles Griffin, Haviland, arrived to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Griffin.

Ralph Greiner had scarlet fever and the Mrs. John Greiner home was put under quarantine.

Katheryne Garratt was in the Swedish Hospital in Kansas City where she was operated on for appendicitis.

Prof. Edwin Abels, Elmdale, was in town for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Olive Carr, who was teaching at Salina, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with home folks.

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