days gone by
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
After 32 seasons of announcing Eudora High School's football games, Tom Pyle stepped down from his volunteer position as the "Voice of the Cardinals."
Triplets Christopher, James and Katherine were born, after 33 weeks of pregnancy, to Denny and Jean Hall of rural Eudora.
The Eudora Planning Commission cleared the way for the city to begin negotiations on the interlocal planning agreement with Douglas County. The agreement formed the Eudora-Douglas County Planning Commission, which made the Douglas County Commission the governing body on the unincorporated areas outside the city limits of Eudora.
Kelly Charbonneau received Scouting's highest advancement rank, the Eagle Scout Award, during Court of Honor ceremonies at the First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora.
Eric Bloom, Ed Ingerson and Shirly Tyner earned all-Frontier League status at the league cross country meet at Anderson County.
Bloom finished sixth and Ingerson was 13th in the boys race, while Tyner was 12th in the girls division. The top 15 runners in each division earn all league honors.
Eudora High School and Wellsville High School held a food drive competition sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America. It raised over 1,200 pounds of food, which was donated to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. Eudora won the competition.
John and Pauline Gilroy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and family reunion.
Eudora Junior High student council officers were Jenny Hime, president; Darcie Rodgers, vice president; Kristen Woodward, secretary; and Tammi Johnson, treasurer.
19 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
Eudora High School senior Karla Laws was crowned Homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at the football game against Valley Falls. Eudora lost the game 14-6.
Joe Hanna was the head football coach of the Eudora High School team. Dan Kuhlman returned as assistant varsity football coach. Don Laws was the junior varsity coach. His assistants were Bob Kiser and Jay Nelson, a student teacher.
Terry Morgan returned as the assistant volleyball coach. Dave Durkin returned for his third year as the cross country coach. Paula Zimmerchied was added to the coaching staff in girls sports and Paul Steuwe returned as the girls' tennis coach.
Eudora School District Supt. Otis LoVette and the three building principals reported on the Assertive Discipline program being used at the Eudora schools. Almost all comments received from parents of students in the district had been positive. The principals also reported that after-school detentions were down and that teachers were using more positive approaches in student relationships. Substitute teachers also found a more productive class atmosphere.
Officers of the 1900 and Now Club were Mrs. O.E. Westerhouse, president; Mrs. Akin, vice president; Mrs. Vernon Lutz, secretary; and Mattie Kindred, treasurer.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The senior class of Eudora High School, under the sponsorship of Gardner C. Sellers, planned to put out a yearbook. A yearbook had not been published since 1921.
"Chubbie" Zillner was named Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook. Other committee members were Jean Bartz and Mary Johnson, editing committee; Wesley Steinbring, chairman, Lila Reetz and Gene Daugherty, business committee; and Howard Trefz, chairman, Eva Belle Kindred and Jean Williamson, sales committee.
Cast members of "The Sunbonnet Girl," operetta by the Eudora High School Glee clubs were Charlotte Weidensaul, Jean Williamson, Leone Parker, Don Westheffer, Nadine Harris, Wesley Steinbring, Shoffner Love, Eva Belle Kindred, Charles Zillner, Lila Reetz, Laverne Guenther, Gladys Shirck, Garnette Bartz, Robert Zimmerman and Norma Kurtz.
Mary Mertz attended the Kansas Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs at McPherson.
85 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The Prairie Center store quit business and the stock had been moved to Gardner.
Howard Woodard was clerking in the Winey & Underwood clothing store in Lawrence.
The George Bichelmeyer home near Belleview burned. The flames consumed the house and nearly all the contents. The blaze started from a stovepipe.
Leland Kendall took a position in Kansas City with the Montgomery Ward mail order house.
Will Ziesenis purchased the brick business house of Mrs. John Hammert on Main Street. Mr. Ziesenis had been in the confectionery business in the building he purchased the past nine years.
Carl Altenbernd of Kaw Valley, completed a large new barn.
Will Warsops moved to the Mary Fortner property in West Eudora.
Stephen Hill caught three carp that weighed 14 pounds.
Mrs. J.D. Setzer, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Westerhouse, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Fuller and daughters, Lillian and Mary, Miss Minnie McCrea and John Moody were entertained to dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Westerhouse and daughter Inez.
Eudora defeated Pleasant Grove in a baseball game by a score of 6-0. Kraus and Trefz were in the points for Eudora.