Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2003

Days Gone By

July 31, 2003

7 years ago
July 1996
Roger Stone, son of Herb and Ruth Stone, Eudora, traveled to Manila, Philippines, where he continued his work with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Wycliffe volunteers translated the Bible into village languages, often times for people who had no prior form of written language. Stone helped with the computer work of the linguistics program.
¢ A group of about 15 neighbors of the Eudora Nursing Center addressed the City Council regarding the construction of proposed duplexes in the 14th and Oak area. The neighbors asked the Council to consider overturning the zoning on the property from RT (duplex) to RS (single-family). The neighborhood group made the same request at the planning commission meeting earlier in the month.
¢ Eudora Police Chief Bill Long participated in a forum discussing juvenile crime in Douglas County. The panel discussion focused on efforts to combat rising crime among youth, including gang activity and drive-by shootings.
¢ A going-away party was organized for Eudora High School graduate Travis Grammer, who reported for basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois.
¢ Sisters Anna and Melissa Fernandez brought home gold medals from the gymnastics competition at the Sunflower State Games in Lawrence.
Anna won the gold in the all-around competition in the 10-13-year-old division. She also won individual gold medals for her routines in the floor exercise and the uneven parallel bars, a silver medal in the vault, and a bronze on the balance beam.
Melissa competed in the 6-9-year-old division. She brought home a gold in the floor exercise and finished fourth in both the balance beam and the all-around competition. She was fifth in the uneven bars.

21 years ago
July 1982
Oscar Brecheisen was honored at an 87th birthday party. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brecheisen, Esther Brecheisen, Mrs. Mark Brecheisen, Noel, Mo., Nancy Brecheisen, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. James Osborne and daughter, Terri, Baldwin.
¢ Thelma Stoken and Jerri Webb, members of the Pleasant Valley EHU, had breakfast at the home of Dora Moody with Mrs. Jerry Moody as hostess. Mrs. Stoken and Mrs. Webb called on Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brecheisen.
¢ Four Kansans were to give a year of health service in Nigeria at Good Samaritan Hospital in Omu-Aran, Nigeria, located 280 miles from the capital city of Lagos. Dr. Paul Neis and his wife, Dody, of Eudora, were among the four participating in the trip.
Dr. Neis received his medical degree from Kansas University. After his return from Nigeria, he planned to do one year of general surgery internship in Kansas City and then begin the four-year training period in ear and throat medicine.
Mrs. Neis earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Kansas in 1978. She had worked in pediatrics at the KU Medical Center for four years and was head nurse of the general pediatrics ward and intensive care unit.
Marvin and Wilma Schroeder, Eureka Springs, spent the day with Emma Schroeder.
¢ Mary and Allen Haviland visited with Marie Fox, Sedalia, Mo.

66 years ago
July 1937
The 36th annual C.P.A. Picnic was planned for Aug. 17 and 18. Elaborate plans were being made, including band concerts each day, various kinds of concessions, races, platform dance each night, the ever popular Hale concessions, a merry-go-round, Ferris wheel and swings.
¢ Lindley Stanley of Eudora was awarded the degree of master of science at Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg. His research thesis was titled, "A History of the Quaker Settlement of Hesper, Kansas."
Stanley earned his bachelor's degree at Kansas State Teachers College in 1934, and had taught social science for two years in the Patterson High school at Legerwood, N.C. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Kappa Delta Kappa fraternity.
¢ The Eudora water works system was completed and had been in operation for 10 days or more. One hundred thirty-five meters had been installed. At the present time, there were 70 homes using water. As the plumbers, Herman Trefz and Alfred Eisele, completed jobs, water users were added daily.
¢ Luci Kaegi returned home after spending 10 days at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. She suffered an attack of inflammatory rheumatism.
¢ Lee Erwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Erwin, was suffering with a severe case of ivy poisoning on his face and left arm.
¢ The Rev. and Mrs. H. Reifschneider and three children returned from Garden City, Ala., where they had been for 15 days. While there, the Rev. Reifschneider taught for 10 days at the Dixie Camp E.L.T.S.
¢ Barbara Johnson returned from Estes Park, Colo., where she spent five weeks at Cheley Camp.
¢ A croquet and horseshoe grounds were added to the playgrounds in the city park. The young people took quite a bit of interest in both games.
¢ Gladys Bond made a business trip to Lawrence and spent the remainder of the day with her sister Mrs. Clifford Steffen.
¢ Mrs. Max Rothberger entertained the pinochle club at her home. Pinochle was played at two tables, and Mrs. Doris Edwards, Miss Clara Neustifter and Mrs. Paul Sommer received prizes.

73 years ago
July 1930
The Eudora and Clearfield areas endured a three-hour wind storm. It broke trees, unroofed buildings and flattened crops.
¢ The Rev. Carl Schmidt was ordained at St. Paul's Evangelical Church.
¢ A gallon of peaches could be bought for 60 cents at Bert Daugherty and Son grocery store.
¢ While assisting the state bee inspector, Louis Moll stepped on a board containing a rusty nail. The board hung to his foot and had to be pulled out by the inspector.
¢ Radio entertainers of KMBC Uncle Ezra and the Happy Hollow Folks gave a program in the high school auditorium.
¢ The potato crops in Eudora and Weaver were plentiful. More than 100 railroad carloads were shipped from the area. The average yield was 200 bushels an acre.
¢ Mrs. Louis Bartz lived on liquids for a month after Dr. Wilson Allen extracted two teeth, gave her a curatage treatment, and lanced her jaw.
¢ Ann Rodewald sailed to Europe to attend the World's Christian Evangelical convention in Berlin, Germany.
¢ Johnnie Youngberg and his 10-piece orchestra were the featured music during the CPA Picnic.

104 years ago
July 1899
The work of remodeling I.O.O.F. hall began. During the time the hall was undergoing repairs, the Odd Fellows met in the A.O.U.W. hall.
¢ Mayor Charles Pilla planned to leave for Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Manitou, Denver and other points of interest in Colorado. He was expected to be gone two weeks.
¢ R. Leutwein, a former resident of the city, was taken to the Fulton, Mo., insane asylum. While in Eudora, Leutwein was a member of the City Council and held other official positions. He resided on the corner of C and Eighth streets, in the house being occupied at the present time by Dr. Robinson.
¢ Euretta Kraus and children returned from Ingalls, where they had been for two months.
¢ Louise Lawson and her two children and Molvia Pilla were expected home from Staten Island, N.Y.

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