Days gone by
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Former Eudora resident Floyd Bost was a Cash Lotto winner. He won $87,955. After taxes, his check should have been about $61,000.
- The Gill Agency, L.C. joined Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates, Inc., a subsidiary of Coldwell Banker Corporation. The Gill Agency was called Coldwell Banker Gill Real Estate and continued to served the Eudora and Lawrence areas. Caren Rowland, who had been with the Gill Agency for five years, was the branch broker of the Eudora office.
- Eudora Nursing Center resident Blanche Pritchard celebrated her 101st birthday Nov. 26. Her family shared birthday cake with the staff members and several residents.
- Glen Grosdidier, Eudora, represented Douglas County at Kansas Farm Bureau's annual President's Conference in Wichita.
- Martin and Gwen Seibel, Eudora, returned home after spending seven days in Minneapolis, Minn., visiting their month-old grandson, Charles David Houghton.
- Mary Nusbaum, Eudora, returned from a 12-day visit to Charleston, S.C., to see her son, Robert, his wife, Mimi, and their children, Erin and Morgan. She also visited Dr. and Mrs. Tim Garvey and children while in Charleston.
- The Lady Cardinals recorded the first basketball win in the new high school gym by defeating Paola 61-33.
49 years ago
FROM THE CARDINAL'S NEST
(Eudora High School newspaper)
During basketball season openers, Eudora's A and B teams defeated the Linwood Bulldogs. High man for the varsity squad was Don Gibbs with 20 points. Leland Massey was a close second with 19. The junior varsity leading scorer was Tommy Chittenden with 20 points.
- The English IV class went to see "The Robe" at the Granada Theater in Lawrence.
- The senior class performed "Spooky Junction." Mary Ellen Schurr had the leading role.
- The English IV classes presented a Christmas play, "Room for Mary." Director was Don Gibbs. Sylvia Gerstenberger was the assistant director, and Don Campbell pulled the curtain.
- A book report over a Biblical novel was required of all seniors.
65 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The Eudora High School football team became champions of the Kaw Valley League by defeating Washington High 14-7 on the Washington gridiron. Eudora finished the Kaw Valley league schedule undefeated and finished in a tie for second place in the "Little Five" league.
Members of the team were Fred Trefz, captain, Delbert Mathia, Norman Combest, Howard Wilson, Delbert Eisele, Delbert Neis, Charles Zillner, Dalton Laughlin, Warren Warmker, Gene Daugherty, Francis Estrada, Howard Trefz, Wayne Vitt and Shoffner Love. Substitutes were Carl Grob, Louie Meuffel, Clarence Mohler, Robert Trefz, Junior Neis, LaVerne Guenther, Victor Mistele, Homer Altenbernd, Robert Zimmerman, Wayne Reusch and Wayne Laughlin.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pete Edelbrock purchased the 80-acre farm occupied for several years by Mr. and Mrs. George Schubert, better known as the Haverty place. The price paid was $6,000.
- Eudora carpenter Albert Von Gunten had a shaper ready to be patented. It was used extensively by carpenters.
- Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Adams and Viola Sheldon attended a family reunion and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lentz in Whiting.
- Ramona Stanley, who was a student at Pittsburg, spent Thanksgiving vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stanley.
- Leslie Johnson, who had been in Los Angeles, Calif., the past three months, was visiting his mother, Edith Johnson.
- Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mathia moved to the Shook house just north of the Kansas River bridge.