Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2001

Days gone by

May 24, 2001

8 years ago


May 1993

Morriss Standard Station, a full-service gas station, planned to close its doors at the end of May when the company's lease ran out. New governmental regulations and a slow down in business were two reasons owner Allen Morriss decided to close the business 10th and Church streets.

Ottawa University starting pitcher Steve Cawley was named to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) first team all-conference baseball squad.

Eric Votaw, Tom Willis, Jamie Guy and Cindy Arvidson qualified for the state track meet in Wichita during regional competition. Votaw won the long jump with a distance of 20-3/4. Willis earned the top spot in the pole vault at 12-0, and Guy crossed the finish line in 42.73 to win the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Arvidson finished second in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 17.19 to qualify for state.

21 years ago


May 1980

In response to the renovation proposals by the Concerned Taxpayers Committee, the Eudora School Board said routine maintenance projects were scheduled for the summer, but the extent of the projects was yet to be decided. Included in the summer projects were changes to meet electrical, fire and boiler safety codes.

Before deciding on the fate of the 1918 structure in question, the school board was awaiting response from a survey intended to find out exactly why the previous bond issue was defeated.

Eight dryer windows were smashed, apparently with a sledgehammer, at the J and M Wash House.

Bob Neis announced his decision to run for re-election as county commissioner of the second district in Douglas County.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Scott and children spent the weekend camping at Douglas County Lake.

Margery McElwee, part-time science instructor at Eudora High School, was invited to participate in a two-week workshop entitled "Radiation and Man," sponsored by the Department of Energy at the University of Colorado.

63 years ago


May 1938

A family reunion of the sons and daughters and grandchildren and their families of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hunzicker, pioneer residents of Eudora, were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gerstenberger in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henry White of Seattle, Wash., who were visiting her sister, Mrs. Gerstenberger, and Mr. Gerstenberger.

Eudora eighth grade graduates were Barbara Johnson, Lois Gerstenberger, Christine Eisele, Alberta Mathia, Naomi Russell, Walter Kinnison, Homer Mathia and Malford Bartz. Those from rural schools around Eudora were Robert Neis, Louis Kindred, Carl Westerhouse, Aileen Johnson, Nadine Chanay, Lucky Brecheisen, Helen Schendel, Jean Clark, Jane Hadl and Evelyn Rood.

Dorothy Warmker was used as a model for the J.C. Penney style show in Lawrence. Miss Warmker modeled at Haskell Institute, Evans Hearth and at the Penney's store.

85 years ago


May 1916

Postmaster Ziesenis attended the Postmasters' convention in Wichita.

The eighth annual banquet of the Eudora Alumni Association was given in honor of the graduating class of 1916.

Carl Schubert purchased a passenger Maxwell automobile.

Nora Kelly, Kansas City, visited at the William Trefz home.

Mrs. Carl Lothholz and baby, Clebourn, Texas, were visiting at the William Lothholz home.

Georgia Stanley and Leslie Marley were home from Olathe for the summer.

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