Days Gone By
8 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Eudora voters narrowed the field of candidates to four for the city council race and six for the school board in the primary elections.
Those who advanced for the general election in the city council race were incumbents Patrick Dardis and Barry Landon, Tom Pyle, former councilman, and Sandi Swisher.
Advancing in the school board race were incumbents Pennie von Achen, and Calvin Hausman, Carlie Abel, Ernie Simon, Ken Adkinson and Greg Neis.
There was a slight voter mix-up for three Eudora residents residing in Winchester Estates. Because the southwest subdivision had mail delivered to "rural route" addresses, the voter registration book listed them as county residents.
Those voters were given a county ballot, meaning they were unable to vote for city council candidates. However, three votes did not change any of the results in the outcome of the city council elections.
Todd Transmeier's comic book, "Hazard," was scheduled to hit bookstores by May 1. The book featured Transmeier's original cartoon character, Runaway, a hero whose importance in the universe greatly surpassed his expectations.
Transmeier graduated from Eudora High School in 1992.
The Eudora High School Scholar's Bowl team of seniors Mark Everley, Matt Martin, Angie Brunk; junior Brian Bartlett; and sophomore Jason Dunavin became the first EHS team to win a 3A regional competition. at the tournament in Horton. Team members were Angie Brunk, Brian Bartlett, Matt Martin, Mark Everley and Jason Dunavin. Genny Davidson was the sponsor of the team.
Members of the junior high spelling bee team, coached by Bob Sailler, were Abram Chrislip, Patrick Everley, Keith Dunavin, Eric Bloom, Teresa Daughenbaugh, Sherry Smith and Lisa Sollars. Keith Dunavin was the overall winner.
21 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
A bomb threat was called in at Eudora High School and led to the evacuation of the entire junior and senior high school student body, faculty and staff as police searched the premises. No sign of any explosive device was found.
A juvenile was questioned in connection with a fire that broke out in a barn located in the 1200 block of Fir. The blaze destroyed the barn and about 600 bales of hay stored inside. The barn, owned by John Jamison, was valued at $12,000. The value of the hay, owned by Delbert Reusch, was estimated at $1,000.
Lydia McCabria fell in her home and fractured her wrist.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reetz, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Gerstenberger and Verna Rose Kanzig, Lawrence, enjoyed dinner together at a Gardner cafonoring Mr. Reetz' birthday.
Six Eudora "kid" wrestlers placed in a tournament at Blue Valley. The team was sponsored by Eudora Recreation and coached by Don Abel.
Placers in the 8 and under division were Scott Kleinschmidt, fourth; Kurt Hopson, third; and Ron Botello, third. Those who placed in the 14 and under division were Chris Abel, third; Tony Botello, second; and Mike Mason, third.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
Robert Zimmerman, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Zimmerman, escaped instant death by electrocution possibly because he was wearing a pair of rubber soled shoes.
In attempting to repair the radio aerial wire, which was attached to one of the steel poles carrying the high line electric wires through the alley in the rear of the Zimmerman home, he slipped while making the repair and grabbed the high line wire. He received a shock, which rendered him unconscious and he fell 20 feet to the ground. Dr. Johnson was summoned and soon had the stricken boy returned to consciousness.
Zimmerman received bad burns on his thumb and first two fingers and wrist of his left hand and suffered with stiffness through his body and legs, but otherwise was alert.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Durr, who had been living in Brunswick, Mo., for two years, moved to Eudora and were living with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Berthold Durr. Charles planned to farm his father's place.
Irvin and Arthur Deay, Alvin Gabriel and Wilbur Hockett captured two coyotes with the help of their hounds.
Verda Sommer was sick with an attack of quinsy.
85 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
A surprise party was given at the home of Adelia Ziesenis in honor of Clara Neustifter. Those present were Misses Clara and Mary Schehrer, Tena and Caroline Neustifter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hadl, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vogl, Albert Grosdidier, Charles Schehrer, Fred Ziesenis, Will Zimmerman and Will Schlegel.
Anna Lothholz, assisted by Eunie White, entertained 16 of their friends at a whist party.