Days gone by
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Local Farmer's Elevator manager Don Harris retired after 23 years on the job. The elevator's board of directors hired Danny Akin to take his place.
The Eudora Planning Commission recommended the city council approve Cellular One's request for a Use Permitted Upon Review.
Foreign exchange student Franciley Contente was attending Eudora High School. She was from Belem, Brazil and was staying with the Mark Chrislip family.
Eudora High School senior football players were Jason Smith, Mike Notestine, Derrick Long, Jay Musick, Chad Ruggles and Jamie Guy. Senior volleyball players were Audrey Abel, Angie Buchholz, Jafferty Costello, Billye Berger, Candace Harris and Robyn Keiter. Cross country seniors were Pat Kelley, Katie Hermreck, Ed Ingerson, Mike Folks and Shirley Tyner. Cynthia Self was the only senior on the fall cheerleading squad.
19 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
President Ronald Reagan made two appearances in Kansas. He delivered the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University honoring Alf M. Landon on his 95th birthday and also attended a Republican fund-raising reception in Topeka.
Marcia Bagby and Sherry Rutz were among the 79 women who pledged sororities at Emporia State University during the normal fall rush. Both pledged Chi Omega.
Nan Colman was elected head of the Council of Residents at Eudora Nursing Center for the year 1982-83. Other officers were Lottie Neis, counselor; Margaret Carlberg, vice president, east; Agnes Vitt, vice president, west; Nora Schroeder, secretary; and Esther Rohlmeier, treasurer.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
William Mercier, Fred Rothberger, Clarence Fuller and John Reusch attended the yearly vigilante practice shoot on the rifle range north of Lawrence.
Rothberger scored highest among the shooters of the county, making one point over sharpshooters score. Mercier registered seven bull's eyes out of a possible 10 in the 10 shot-a-minute shoot.
Senior class officers at Eudora High School were Howard Trefz, president; Lila Reetz, vice president; and Greta Spitzli, secretary-treasurer.
The 11th annual reunion of the Strobel family was held in the Melton grove in East Eudora. A cafeteria dinner was served to about 85 relatives and seven guests.
Margaret Ogden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ogden, who was a freshman at Kansas University, was placed on the dean's honor roll.
Mrs. Henry Mathia and children moved from the Eder house in West Eudora to the Will Ziesenis property vacated by Mr. and Mrs. George Trefz.
Robert Reifschneider, the youngest son of the Rev. and Mrs. H. Reifschneider, had the misfortune to fall down the stairway at his home and badly wrench his left knee. He was getting around with the aid of crutches.
Marcella Dwyer was the teacher at the Adaline School. She had two pupils, Vernon and Jackie Sturm. Pleasant Oak school, near Clearfield, was being taught by Gladys Bond. She had seven pupils including one beginner. Ramona Stanley was the teacher at Evening Star School, with eight pupils, three being beginners. Mrs. Edward Deckwa was teaching at the Farmland School in Kaw Valley. She had 11 pupils.
Marian Madl taught Belleview School, with 26 students. Fall Leaf School had 27 pupils. Clarence Hummelgaard was the instructor. Ada Barth taught Hopewell School in the Captain's Creek neighborhood. She had a total of 11 students including one beginner. Florence Braun was the teacher at Hesper with 20 pupils in her charge, two of them beginners. Sam Hill Jr. was the teacher of the Prairie Center School.
85 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The Eudora Gas Company sold its holdings to the Douglas Oil, Gas & Mining Company of Lawrence.
The Basehor baseball nine defeated Eudora by a score of 11-1. Battery for Eudora was Kraus and H. Trefz.