Archive for Thursday, May 10, 2001

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May 10, 2001

8 years ago


May 1993

The Eudora Planning Commission added to the city's Long-Range Comprehensive Development Plan. The commissioners reviewed existing land use maps prepared by Eric Strauss, the city's planning consultant and Bill Carswell, a colleague of Strauss' in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at Kansas University. Strauss and Carswell had surveyed Eudora to draft land-use maps of the city and surrounding area over several months. They also used the Eudora City map, the county map and aerial maps in creating their land-use draft.

Five Eudora teachers were pledged in a ceremony to Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators at the Castle Tea Room in Lawrence. The pledges were ViAnn Abel, Bonnie Daigh, Susan Dudley, Kaye Moeser and Peggy Claggett.

Cherry McCabria was the membership chairwoman and Sherry Reed was president-elect of the local chapter.

The Eudora High School forensics duet of Julie Cook and Lia O'Brien received a III rating at the State Forensics Festival at Johnson County Community College.

21 years ago


May 1980

Sixty seniors at Eudora High School graduated during commencement exercises.

Twelve seniors were recognized as honor graduates for having a 3.50 or higher grade point average. Receiving a gold tassel and medallion in recognition of academic achievement were Cheryl Cawley, Yvonne DeKeyser, JoAnn Flowers, Anita Henrikson, Robin Hicks, Jenny King, Karla Knabe, Leah McKinney, Susie Rider, Eric Rochester, Daniel Slankard and Pat Trefz.

The 1900 & Now Club met at Eudora Public Library for tea and a program. Four Eudora High School seniors, Mark Tams, doing magic, and Lanie Mays, Jennifer Anderson and Gail Colman, members of the forensics team, presented the program.

Alma Gerstenberger fell and fractured her hip. She was recuperating at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

63 years ago


May 1938

A packed house greeted the grade school operetta and musical program at the high school auditorium. The operetta was "The Land of Dreams," by Alan Gray M. Campbell.

Leading characters in the operetta were Marilyn Rosenau, Doris Bohnsack, Billy Durr, Paul Hevwood, Barbara Johnson, Lorene Daugherty, Shirley Rosenau, John David Neider, Margie Ann Rothberger, Bobby Durr, Phyllis Strobel, Harry Everley, Maxine Miller, Robert Reifschneider, Ruth Ott, Gary Everley and Homer Mathia.

Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Cox enjoyed new peas gathered from their garden.

Mr. and Mrs. George Trefz moved from the Ziesenis property to the Lefman house in south Eudora, which they purchased.

Fred Rothberger and Harry Edwards attended the Allis-Chalmers combine school on instruction at Valley Falls.

Agnes Strobel entertained the members of the W.I.T.Y. Club at her country home. Contract bridge was played at three tables with Leoti Walker, Mary Mertz and Mattie Kindred holding high score.

85 years ago


May 1916

Dr. Andreas Bard, Kansas City, planned to deliver the baccalaureate sermon at St. Paul Evangelical Church.

Miss Ruth Davis of Hesper was elected as teacher at Maize High School, 10 miles west of Wichita.

Prof. Oscar Lane, principal of the Baldwin schools, was a candidate for the nomination on the Republican ticket for county superintendent.

The J.D.H. girls entertained for their mothers at the home of Miss Adelia Zimmerman.

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