Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2001

Days Gone By

June 21, 2001

8 years ago


June 1993

Edna Holmes retired from her secretarial position after serving in the Eudora School District for 20 years. Holmes first began in the superintendent's office, moved to the third-through-eighth-grade building, and later accepted the position as head secretary for Eudora Junior/Senior High School.

Airman First Class Titus Staples was headed for Korea where he would provide military security for an F-16 outfit. Staples received his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the security police academy and was given the responsibility of helping protect the resources of the United States Air force bases around the world.

Eudora High School junior Eric Votaw capped off his 1993 track season with a fifth-place medal for his jump of 20-7 3/4 at the state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.

Sophomore Tom Willis was seventh in the pole vault with a distance of 12-0. Cindy Arvidson, a senior, ran the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.0 and was the eighth qualifier for the event. Seven athletes competed in the finals for the hurdles. Jamie Guy, a sophomore, was fifth in his heat in the 300-meter hurdles. His time was 44.8.

21 years ago


June 1980

Results from a voter survey taken by the Eudora School Board to assess the bond election for a new school building were distributed at the board meeting. The survey indicated most people did not vote for a new building because they did not want to raise taxes nine to 10 percent.

Gary Scott stepped down as Eudora Recreation Director after four years.

Top athletes of the year at Nottingham Elementary School were Ron Botello, Scott Kleinschmidt, Gayle Walters and Lori Tilley. The athletes were also rated for character, sportsmanship and ability.

63 years ago


June 1938

A light rain fell in Eudora, but to the south and southeast, an inch or more fell in about 15 minutes, accompanied by a violent windstorm. The north edge of the rain area was just south of town. Flashes of lightning and heavy claps of thunder accompanied the wind and rain.

The wind seemed to have started at or near the Henry Giertz farm and traveled to the Miller brothers farm where a large barn was completely demolished and a large tree near the granary was broken off and carried to the Harley Zimmerman pasture, breaking the rural electric wires in its flight. The storm traveled on to the Louis Bartz farm and then south and east to the Frederick Neis farm before hitting the farm occupied by Mr. and Mrs. James Shirck, better known as the Horace Woodard farm.

Tree damage was reported at the Arthur Ott and Grace Musick farms. Considerable damage was also reported a the Frank Neis farm demolishing a chicken house, shingle blown off the roof of the barn and a window in the house blown out.

Alvena Nora Brecheisen and Rosemary Harris received A.B. and Teacher's Diploma at commencement exercises at Kansas University. Virginia Rose Starr received an A.B.

85 years ago


June 1916

George Henry Fortner, who taught school at LaCygne, returned home. He was hired to teach there again the following year.

Henrietta Schubert was in town visiting her parents for the week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Miller moved from the McClelland property to the Neis house on "C" Street.

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