Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2001

Days Gone By

March 1, 2001

8 years ago


March 1993

More than six inches of snow fell on Eudora in one night. Local schools were closed for the fifth time in the school year.

Matt Martin, a senior at Eudora High School, claimed the state championship in the 171-pound weight division at the 3-2-1A state tournament at Hays.

Jeremy Shockley, wrestling at 140 pounds, brought home a sixth-place medal. Other wrestlers participating were Jay Musick, Bryan Longacre, Krystopher Hylton, Gustin Andrews, Scott Coon and Gary Steffen.

21 years ago


March 1980

Regulations were approved to begin proceedings for condemning buildings destroyed by fire, and city gasoline tanks, liability insurance for city employees, and the bandstand were discussed at the Eudora City Council's February meeting.

In accordance with a city ordinance, which provided for the removal of unsafe or dangerous structures, the council set a public hearing date to discuss the condemnation, repair or demolition of a house in the 600 block of Acorn, owned by Kenneth Bryant. They also planned to discuss the old hotel at 6 West Sixth Street, owned by Francis Estrada.

The Eudora Lady Cardinals blasted the Piper Pirates 75-35 in the last league game of the season as the Cards won their third undefeated league championship with a 7-0 record.

Cardinal Susie Rider, with 24 points, led all scorers as the Cards more than doubled their opponents' scores in all quarters.

Winter Sports coronation candidates at Eudora High School were sophomores Denise DeKeyser and Larry Shawbaker, juniors Kay Cawley and Jerry Allen, and seniors Pat Trefz and Scott Hopson.

63 years ago


March 1938

Eudora High School registered a triumph on the Bonner Springs court and claimed a Kaw Valley League championship when the basketball team defeated Bonner 19-13.

Mathia, Combest and F. Trefz were the point makers for Eudora. Mathia was high scorer with 8 points.

The Iota Phi Phi Club entertained their husbands and friends at a dinner bridge party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller.

After dinner, contract bridge was played at five tables. High score at each table was made by Mrs. Ray Miller, Mrs. Leon Durr, Clarence Fuller, Ray Miller and William Miller.

Eudora grade school won the first-place trophy of the Linwood Invitational Grade School Tournament by defeating Linwood 27-8. Homer Mathia and Walter Kinnison were chosen for the all-star team of the tournament.

Eudora players who participated in the games were Mathia, Kinnison, Melford Bartz, Albert Mohler, Billy Durr, Richard Cory, Milton Reifschneider, Morris Means and Wilfred Trefz.

Arleta Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, a senior in the Eudora Rural High School, wrote a one-act play, "Oh, What a Night." It was presented in the auditorium to the student body.

Because the play was used for Arleta's English work, she chose her own characters from her classmates and also directed the play.

Cast members were Delbert Mathia, Treva Canary, Wayne Vitt, Evelyn Johannaber, Vernetta Spitzli, Oroville Crane, Delbert Neis and Dalton Laughlin.

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