Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2001

Days gone by

December 27, 2001

7 years ago


December 1994

Meteorologist Bryan Busby was a guest speaker at Eudora West Elementary School. Brian Harris assisted Mr. Busby in doing an experiment which consisted of flipping coins in the air. He compared this to predicting the weather.

Dennis and Evelyn Trabant and children, Tony and Chad, of Fairbanks, Alaska, were visiting Lauretta Trabant in Eudora.

Eudora High School tripped up the Silver Lake Eagles 65-60 in overtime. Nick Warren scored a game-high 23 points and had 14 rebounds. Darrin Bretthauer finished with 18 and 12 rebounds. Derrick Long had 10 points.

The seventh-grade Lady Eagles ended the season with a 30-24 win over Nike in Gardner. Kelly Neis scored 24 points while Elizabeth Morriss and Nichole Campbell added 2 points apiece. Beth Dillon and Debra Tyner each scored a free throw.

The eighth-grade team came up on the short end in the finale, falling to Nike, 38-30.

Jamie Grant scored 12 points and Allison Rose scored 10. Katie Miller finished with 4 and Jenny Hime and Crystal Elmer each scored 2.

19 years ago


December 1982

Marilyn Livingood appeared in the Redbook magazine article, "A Prairie Christmas in Kansas," written by Christine Doudna.

Yvonne Durr made Christmas basket centerpieces for the Eudora Nursing Center dining room tables.

A covered dish luncheon for the Belleview EHU was at the home of Edna Holmes. After the luncheon and business meeting, the member enjoyed an exchange of handmade Christmas gifts.

Airman Judith M. Jerome, graduated from the U.S. Air Force air traffic controller course at Keesler Air Force Base, Ms.

Jerome was to serve at Hahn Air Base, West Germany, with the 2814th Communications Squadron.

She graduated from Eudora High School in 1981.

63 years ago


December 1938

Dr. F.G. Hagenbuch was the chairman of the annual C.P.A. wolf hunt. The marshals were Earl Lindell, north line; Les Demeritt, south line; Al Schaake, east line; and Roy Deskins, west line.

All wolves killed were to be sold by the C.P.A. at auction following the roundup to help defray expenses of the hunt.

Arlene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grosdidier, received a pair of roller skates for a Christmas present and around 5 o'clock that night while skating at her home, she fell and broke both bones in her right forearm.

"Just 25 years ago, the old Chas. Pilla Department Store was buying from 2,000 to 2,750 pounds of country butter every Saturday. Farmers from the prosperous farms in that trade territory gathered about the stove while their wives traded the butter and eggs for groceries and dry goods. It was only on very rare occasions that the store handled less than a full ton of butter on Saturday.

"In the years since that time, the store has gone out of business. It is doubtful if all the farm women in Douglas County now make a ton of butter in a year. Also, it is just barely possible that all the farmers in this county eat as much as a ton of butter in a year; the grocers say that farmers prefer oleo.

The members of Rebekah Lodge entertained their husbands to a Christmas party after lodge. Chinese checkers and bridge were played and Clara Lotz, Viola Broers and Mary Mertz won prizes.

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