Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2001

Days Gone By

May 3, 2001

a8 years ago


May 1993

New school zone signs were installed north of 14th and Church streets and south of the Kwik Shop. The signs reduced the speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour while school was in session.

The team of Jeremy Martin, Byron Coates, J.D. Dunavin and Craig Lutz, all students in Don Grosdidier's economics class, finished first in the Eudora High School division of the K-State Stock Market game. The team was third in the Lawrence region as well as the top public school in the region.

Eudora High School journalism students participated in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest. The students were among 700 high school journalists who competed in the annual contest. Area winners were Theresa Grammer, second in 3A yearbook sports writing; Jenny Lee, second in 3A feature writing; Nathan Hofer, third in 3A editorial cartoon; and Julie Arvidson, second in 3A headline writing.

21 years ago


May 1980

The Eudora School Board and the Eudora National Education Association (ENEA) wrapped up 1980-81 contract negotiations with the teachers settling for a $10,300 base salary proposed by the board. The new contract was a 12.44 percent increase over the previous year.

The Committee of Concerned Taxpayers sponsored a district meeting to inform the general public of the renovation plans the group proposed at the last school board meeting.

The Eudora City Council accepted a proposal from Sunflower Cablevision for a cable television franchise for the city.

Kurt von Achen, Jim Wilson and Vernon Lutz were reappointed to the planning commission.

Don Bagby and Merlin Eisenbarger were reappointed to the board of appeals.

63 years ago


May 1938

Eighth graders graduating from the rural schools of the vicinity were Robert Neis, Louie Lee Kindred, Carl Westerhouse, Aileen Johnson, Nadine Chanay, Lucky Brecheisen, Helen Schendel, Jean Clark, Jane Hadl and Evelyn Rood.

Mary Johnson received honorable mention in the Kansas Library Association state contest. She placed first in the second district in the junior division. She received a book from the Junior Literary Guild of Kansas City.

The Girl Scouts enjoyed a campfire supper at the Lester Reber cabin across the river. After supper, the Scouts went down on the beach where a council fire was built. A study of the stars was made. Eighteen scouts and the leaders, Mrs. C.B. Johnson and Mrs. Madge Rothberger enjoyed the outing. Mrs. Otto Rosenau, and the Rev. and Mrs. F. Reifschneider were guests.

During the evening, Dr. Johnson drove over to the cabin and presented the group with frozen ice cream treats.

85 years ago


May 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Werts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Kindred boys of Weaver caught four young foxes.

Godfrey Gerstenberger caught 10 young wolves under an old haystack.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.