Archive for Thursday, February 20, 2003

Days gone by

February 20, 2003

7 years ago
February 1996
Eudora High School junior Jotham Andrews placed first in the 135-pound weight class at the regional wrestling competition at Silver Lake. Junior Joe Miller, 189 pounds, also took first. Bryan Hermreck, (sophomore, 171) finished third. The three qualified for state competition at Hays.
¢ Bernard and Darlene Katzfey celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They marked the occasion with a seven-day trip to Cancun, Mexico.
¢ The Cardinals boys basketball team stretched its winning streak to six with wins over Pomona and Baldwin before Anderson County ended it with a 64-54 overtime win.
Junior Darrin Bretthauer led the Cards against Pomona with 19 points and eight rebounds. Nick Warren added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Warren ended the game against Baldwin with 14 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. Bretthauer had 13 points. Bretthauer led Eudora with 14 points. Warren had 13 and Bryce Vermillion had 10. Warren had 12 rebounds.
¢ On the girls' side, Kari Neis was leading scorer in a 45-30 win over Pomona. She had 19 points. Gi Stein accounted for 10 of 23 steals.

35 years ago
February 1968
Carol Hopper was chosen Valentine Dance Queen at Eudora High School. Melanie Westerhaus was first runner-up, and second runner-up was Shayne Heidlebaugh.
¢ Gary Gregory scored 12 points during Eudora's loss to Louisburg in junior varsity basketball action. Mark Gabriel popped in 23 points during the varsity loss.
¢ Southwestern Bell made plans to install two pay telephones in the high school building. The phones were intended to aid parents in knowing when to pick up students from games and practices.
¢ The freshman basketball team lost to Lansing during a tournament. Top scorer was Sam Crawford with 18 points.

67 years ago
February 1936
Douglas County Republican editor and owner Edwin F. Abels, an old Eudora boy, announced his candidacy for Representative from the 12th district, comprising Eudora, Palmyra and Wakarusa townships and a part of Lawrence.
¢ Supt. John Steiner parked his car on the incline north of the high school building and applied the brakes before starting for the school house. Just as he was ready to enter the building, one of the students told him his car slid down the hill and struck a large elm tree near the sidewalk on the west side of the school house. The frame of the car was cracked, the front axle bent and one of the fenders badly damaged as the result of the mishap.
¢ Harry Brecheisen purchased the Mike Heitzman farm, located about one and one-half miles west of Clearfield.
¢ Another car, a De Soto coupe, stolen in Lawrence, was found by deputy Sheriff C.F. Richards near the Fred Bartz home, three miles southwest of town. The car was stripped. It was the second car stolen in Lawrence and found in the vicinity within 10 days.
¢ The Eudora News was designated the official county paper by the Douglas County Commissioners. It was the first time the News had been the official organ of the county in its 50 years of service.
¢ O.E. Votaw was again chosen assessor for Eudora Township.
¢ According to Joe Bryant, ice on the Kansas River had frozen to an average thickness of 16 inches, or about one foot more than in a number of years.
¢ The Clearfield Grange installed the following officers: Eva Deay, master; Fred Deay, overseer; Hanna Meeder, lecturer; Clyde Deay, steward; Homer Clark, assistant stewart; W.J. Selzer, chaplain; Theodore Thoren, treasurer; Paul Selzer, secretary; Emma Deckwa, flora; Mrs. W.J. Selzer, Ceres; Mrs. J. Selzer, Pomona; Emory Bell, executive committee; and Mrs. M. Breithaupt, Minnie Hausman and H.D. Brecheisen, flower committee.

94 years ago
February 1909
The home of Fred Ott of Kaw Valley was put under quarantine on account of scarlet fever.
¢ The Eudora High School basketball team defeated Hesper Academy 29-17. Brazil, of Hesper, had his ankle sprained in the early part of the second half.
¢ Edward Bohnsack was working for Jacob Kanzig.
¢ There was a fall of 50 degrees in the temperature from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning when the mercury stopped at one above zero.
¢ Harry Hagenbuch, Roy Wilson and Henry Neustifter established a duck camp on the Kaw River, two miles east of town.
¢ Fire, discovered shortly after 10 a.m., completely destroyed the school house at Fall Leaf, two miles north of town.
¢ Fred Lotz, a clerk in the C. Pilla store, lost his footing on the north porch and fell to the sidewalk, a distance of about six feet. He dislocated his right shoulder and fractured his collar bone.

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