Archive for Thursday, February 6, 2003

Days gone by

February 6, 2003

7 years ago
February 1996
A concert and chili feed to benefit the Larry Taylor family was planned after a fire destroyed their home. The band, Witness, including Eudora members Dwane Richardson, Norm Tyler and Nathan Hofer, planned to give the concert. The cause of the blaze, which started in the basement of the Taylor's home, was under investigation.
¢ Jack Russell was the interim pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. He came from Alaska.
¢ Jimmy Costello competed at the Topeka Expo Center Arenacross and placed ninth in the NMA Nationals. He finished second in points in the KMSA in the 250 novice class
¢ William Mohl, Eudora, was named to the fall 1995 Honor Roll at Baker University.
¢ The Cardinals shut down Louisburg and led wire-to-wire in a 71-60 home court win. Chad Elmer led the team in scoring with 20 points. Nick Warren and Darrin Bretthauer teamed up for 22 of the Cardinal's 50 rebounds, both pulling down 11.

47 years ago
(Eudora High School newspaper)
February 1956
More than half the senior class was on the honor roll. Class percentages were seniors, 59 percent; juniors, 25 percent; sophomores, 22 percent; and freshmen, 22 percent.
¢ Barbara Harris was the winner of a poem contest sponsored by The Cardinal's Nest. Her poem was "It May Be Your Last Chance." Her prize was free admission to a basketball game.
¢ Elda Ann Thornburg was clocked typing 64 words per minute. Rosalie Rothberger could type 60.
¢ Meredith Johnson was named Eudora High School Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow by scoring the highest on a written test given to senior girls. Questions ranged from cooking to income and expenditures.
¢ Calvin Hausman was the top scorer with 15 points in the Eudora basketball win over Louisburg.
¢ Ronald Blevins was a new student at EHS, transferring from Lawrence High School.

65 years ago
February 1938
In spite of the inclement weather, Frank Adams, the superintendent for the Central Construction Company, who had the contract for paving and resurfacing the streets of Eudora, kept his men at work steadily and pushed the job of repairing damaged places in the streets at full speed. About 35 people were on the work list, and Mr. Adams divided the time so each man could get a few days each week.
¢ Mrs. William Schehrer became ill and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. John Kazmaier witnessed the Kansas City-Wichita hockey game at the PlaMore in Kansas City.
¢ Dr. and Mrs. Johnson entertained with a line party in honor of their daughter Barbara. They attended "Happy Landing" at the Dickinson.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zillner sponsored a round and square dance at the Lothholz hall. About 200 were present. A floor show was given by Aileen Ziesenis and Ruth Adams of Lawrence, who gave several tap dance numbers. Nellie Catlin and Minnie Jones were the winners in the cake walk contest.

87 years ago
February 1916
May Sheldon entertained members of the J.D.H. Club.
¢ Postmaster Ziesenis was suffering with erysipelas of the eye.
¢ Mrs. Frank Sommer was quite sick at her home on South C Street.
¢ The Eudora High School basketball team was defeated by Baldwin High School 31-30. Lester Reber made 22 of the 30 points. Other team members were Lindley, Schurle, Kendall, F. Terrell and L. Ehart.
¢ George Brune, for many years editor of The Eudora Weekly News, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for County Clerk.
¢ Mary Henley left for Wichita. where she planned to attend Friends University.
¢ George Schubert was in Kansas City attending a Sunday School convention.

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