Archive for Thursday, October 17, 2002

Days gone by

October 17, 2002

7 years ago
October 1995
Kari Neis and Bryan Cribbs were named Eudora High School homecoming queen and king during half-time ceremonies of the football game between Eudora and McLouth.
The Eudora Board of Education, by a 6-1 vote, agreed to pay Mohan Construction about $200,000, withholding $50,000 for work to be completed at the new high school building.
Eudora High School business educator Jane Clinton attended the Kansas Business Education Association Convention in Wichita.
James D. Guy, a 1995 graduate of Eudora High School, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
Eric Bloom, Jessa Stein and Devin Mauk were named to the all-Frontier League team following the cross country meet in Baldwin. All three placed in the top 15 runners at the annual league event.
Parent volunteers and members of the Eudora Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization constructed a shelter house at Nottingham Elementary School.

47 years ago
October 1955
The Cardinal football team was 0-3. Injuries plagued the team. David Lenahan suffered a ruptured blood vessel. John Landon had "a finger thrown out of place." Jim Harris had torn tendons in his elbow, and Don Taylor suffered from an injured wrist.
Student Council members who attended a convention in Lawrence were Jim Harris, Barbara Spitzli, Don Bagby, Helen Frazier, Tommy Chittendon, Pat Kelly, Jackie Oliver, Bernice Rinke, Jerry Gabriel, Lois Neis and Joan Rothberger.
Micky Combest was elected freshman class president. Arthur Neis was sophomore president. Junior class president was Johnny Kazmaier. Arnold Cluchey was senior president.
Allie Morris was crowned homecoming queen. Attendants were Elda Thornburg, Virginia Nusbaum and Mary Seiwald. Escorts were Jim Harris, John Landon, Everett Cluchey and Arnold Cluchey.

65 years ago
October 1937
The educated toe of "Chubby" Zillner won a Kaw Valley League football game for Eudora against Turner High by a score of 7-6.
The team's roster included Eisele, left end; Daugherty, left tackle; Neis, left guard; Zillner, center; Laughlin, right guard; Warmker, right tackle; Combest, right end; Vitt, quarterback; Mathia, left half; F. Trefz, right half; and Wilson, fullback.
The fruit and supplies gathered at the Methodist church for the Mexican mission and Bethany hospital were taken to Kansas City, Kan., to the Boothe Festival and won first prize in the class A display. The prize was a pennant.
The Werner Dollnig farm, one and one-half miles south of Hesper, was sold to Alvin and Harold Gabriel.
Among those from Eudora who attended the Sunday school convention at Washington Creek were the Rev. and Mrs. H. Reifschneider, the Rev. W.O. Watson, Mrs. Fred Moll, Mrs. Walter Gerstenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gustenberger and Miss Martha Gietz.
George Born was working at the Farmers Elevator, taking the place of Adolph Miller, who had moved to Olathe.

103 years ago
October 1899
J.W. Kennedy left for the Indian Territory.
Marion McLain left for Red Oak, Iowa, where he planned to make his future home.
The 20th Kansas was to arrive in Topeka. Albert Snyder, a Eudora boy, was a member of Company H.

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