Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2003

Days gone by

April 24, 2003

7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
April 1996
Eudora West Elementary and Middle schools invited Amy Keller, Miss Kansas America, and Miss Kansas USA Danielle Boatwright to an assembly at the middle school. Keller, 24, a music student at Wichita State University, gave students a four-step plan for succeeding. Boatwright, 20, was studying broadcast journalism at Kansas University. She urged students to begin thinking about their goals.
¢ Eudora High School students Justin Hime, Gi Stein, Molly Mersmann and sponsor Don Grosdidier went on a Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C.
¢ Eudora High School graduate Roger Stone ran in the Boston Marathon earlier in the month. Stone completed the race in 3:18, finishing 6,781 out of 28,000 runners.
¢ Paul and Lorraine Born, Eudora, were put on a dinner party at a Lawrence restaurant in honor of their third wedding anniversary and in thanksgiving to the four ladies who helped with their wedding reception. The guests were Tillie Bichelmeyer, Lorie Corbin, Martha Marion and Helen Sommer.
¢ Second-grader Sean Wiard was the Nottingham Elementary school winner in the "Beautiful" division of the "It's a Snap!" photography program. Second-grader Tara Brecheisen was the winner of the "Needs Improvement" category.
The program taught children about their environment and the art of photography.
¢ Eudora High senior Kari Neis signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Baker University.
Neis, a 5-7 power forward, averaged 15.3 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for the 15-9 Cardinals in 1995-96.

67 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
April 1936
The religious drama, "Bread," presented by the Young People's League of St. Paul Evangelical Church, was given first place in the county contest, which was at the New York School in Lawrence. Winning the contest enabled the members of the cast to present the play again at the First Methodist Church in Lawrence.
By winning first place in the county contest, the young people in the cast were eligible to appear in Salina to compete in the statewide Young People's Religious drama festival.
Cast members were Herbert Altenbernd, Violet Gerstenberger, Hazel Glenn, Louise Schlegel, Edna Schmidt and Freddie Trefz. The drama was directed by H. Reifschneider.
¢ The Rev. George Trabant discovered an egg in his hen house that was very odd in color. One-third of the eggshell at the large end was very dark colored and the other two-thirds was light gray color, making the egg look as though it had been dipped in a brown coloring.
¢ The 26th annual session of the Rebekah School of Instruction, District No. 5, I.O.O.F. of Kansas, was in the community room of the Methodist church in Eudora, with Minerva Rebekah lodgemembers as hostesses.
Officers elected were Lizzie Stith, president; Clara Boone, vice president; Bernice Davis, secretary; and Nellie Cox, treasurer.
¢ The Eudora High School baseball team defeated De Soto High School 13-0 on the local diamond. Miller, pitching for Eudora, struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Eisele, Misses Lois Cramer and Dorothy Warmker and Clifford and Robert Eisele motored to Hopkins, Mo., on a Sunday afternoon. They returned late in the evening.
¢ Harold Sawyer, who had been a mechanic for the Rothberger Motor Company for a number of years, started working for the Winters Motor Company in Lawrence.
¢ "A number of people have enjoyed two-pound spring chickens."
¢ Lena Breithaupt, who had been spending the winter in Garden City, was home again.

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