Archive for Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Days gone by

January 1, 2003

7 years ago
December 1995
The Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund raised about $2,800. Seven elderly residents received a food box, 29 families received a food box with a ham or turkey, and 66 children received a $20 gift certificate for toys.
Richard Campbell had been the chairman of the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund for the past eight years. Phil Everley headed the fund for several years prior to Campbell.
The organization began in the early 1980s by the Rev. Virgil Mills, to provide food and gifts to those in need in the Eudora community.
¢ The Eudora Board of Education directed teachers and staff members at Nottingham Elementary to begin working with architects in developing drawings for an addition at Nottingham because of increased enrollment. School officials were anticipating adding a fourth second-grade class in 1996-97 because the kindergarten class moving to first grade was larger than the current first grade class. The Board had also discussed the possibility of moving the third grade to West Elementary and the sixth grade to the middle school.
¢ Lesia and David Cavender were the grand prize winners of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday lighting contest. The first prize township winner was Ann Tuttle, while Ron and Cheryl Baldwin were the first prize winners in the city category. Jack and Mickey Rockhold won second place.
¢ Thomas Willis and Cheryl Newman, both 1995 graduates of Eudora High school, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
¢ The high school girls basketball team closed out 1995 with a 44-37 win over Louisburg. Allison Rose led the scoring with 14 points. Kari Neis added 12. Gi Stein and Kris Neis each had eight, and Jamie Grant had two.
¢ Eudora High School seniors Brant Watson and Travis Pesnell and Lawrence High school students Geneva Ewert and Jerrell Herod formed a contemporary Christian rock band Sky Pilots. Since forming in February, the group had performed in Lawrence and Kansas City.
¢ The top sales persons in the sophomore class fruit sales were Ryan Lister and Jill Becker.
¢ The Student Council "Run for the Donuts" fund-raiser at Eudora High School netted $52.74 for the faculty; $18.54, seniors; $34.50, juniors; $25.85, sophomores; and $25.82 freshmen.

65 years ago
December 1937
Lucille Walker was a new "hello" girl at the Mutual Telephone central office. She took the place of Virginia Brown, who resigned and went to Hollywood, Calif., where she was to be married Christmas day.
¢ Ruth Neis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neis who was in nurse's training at Research Hospital in Kansas City, underwent an appendectomy.
¢ Officers of the St. Paul Evangelical League were Hilda Gerstenberger, president; Louise Schlegel, vice president; Lila Reetz, secretary; Elmer Altenbernd, financial secretary and Lena Altenbernd, treasurer.
¢ Students in the Fall Leaf School with perfect spelling for the month were Kathleen Hadl, Maxine Bryant Betty Mathia, Arlene Vitt, Billy Hadl, Billy Bob Crawford, Beverly Pritchard and Donald Mathia.
¢ Jake Weidner slipped on the sleet near his home four miles southeast of town and broke his right arm just above the wrist.
¢ Eudora township officers were Roger E. Stanley, chairman; Walter W. Gerstenberger, vice chairman; Walter Gerstenberger, M.B. Starr and Otto Rosenau, treasurer.

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