Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2003

Days gone by

June 5, 2003

7 years ago
June 1996
Sue Neustifter, a Eudora Democrat and current Douglas County Register of Deeds, filed to seek election to an eighth term to the post.
¢ Otto and Pearl Rosenau celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in May. They were honored with a card shower from St. Paul United Church of Christ.
¢ Glen Grosdidier, a rural Eudora Republican, announced his candidacy for 2nd District Douglas County Commissioner.
¢ The Eudora City Council approved a request by Richard Campbell to annex 33 acres of land he owned south of Kansas Highway 10. The property was north of the high school and east of Douglas County Road 1061. The Douglas County Commissioners approved the annexation in May.
¢ Billie Bell was named the manager of Pinecrest Apartments, a Eudora complex for senior citizens. She replaced former manager Ruth Yother. Bell's husband, Harry, was the maintenance man for the complex.
¢ Dewey and Lorene Richardson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, organized by their children, at Eudora City Hall.
¢ Freshman Allison Rose took third in the 400-meter dash at the state track meet in Wichita. Rose set a new school record in the event, completing the race in 1:00.8. Fellow freshman Jessa Stein also set a new school record in the 3,200-meter run in 11:51.6 for a fourth-place finish. She also competed in the 1,600-meter run.
Junior Eric Bloom took sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.7. The girls 1,600-meter relay team of Rose, Grace Chrislip, Sherry Smith and Jessica White posted its season best time by over three seconds, breaking the tape in 4:21.8.
Others competing at state were Kenan Staples in the 1,600-meter run and Smith in the 300-meter low hurdles.
¢ The Minerva Rebekah Lodge honored Alvena Tuggle with a reception in honor of 50 years of service.

37 years ago
June 1966
Vincent Weeks, David Doud, Juanita Wray and Violet Gray were the winners of the Driver Rodeo sponsored by the Eudora Jaycees.
¢ Dave Durkin set a school track record with a time of 22.8 in the 220-yard run. Vincent Weeks set a school record in the mile with his time of 4:54.7.
¢ Mayor and Mrs. J.D. Adams celebrated 50 years of marriage. James Hoover presented them a bronze key to the City of Eudora.
¢ Top marksmen in the Jaycee Safe Shooting program were Roger Fulks, Greg Neis, Joy Lauber, Tommy McCoy and Chris Lauber.
¢ John R. Scott, U.S.N., was advanced to Aviation Electronics Technician second class.
¢ The grand opening for the Eudora Launderette was put on by owner Stan Cook. Free washing and drying was provided throughout the day.
¢ James Hoover was elected president of the Douglas County Banker's Association.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Trabant celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

67 years ago
June 1936
Margaret Everley, who taught four grades in the Coal Creek School, was re-hired for the 1936-37 term and was to teach all of the grades. She also received an increase in pay.
¢ Eugene Darling, who had been visiting relatives the past week, left for his home in Leavenworth, Wash. He purchased a new Plymouth auto in Detroit before coming to Eudora and was driving it through to his home.
¢ Durlin Kindred had his tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
¢ The Eudora Hardware Company delivered a 20-Farmall tractor to Fred Siewicke.
¢ The annual election of a member to the Eudora Rural High School board of education took place in the auditorium. Ray Ogden and Dr. C.B. Johnson were the two candidates. Johnson was chosen by a 39-23 vote.
Walter Gerstenberger was president of the board. Benjamin Neis was treasurer and Dr. C.B. Johnson was clerk.

94 years ago
June 1909
Marie Robinson entertained the senior, junior and sophomore classes of the high school at her home on C Street. About 20 were present. The amusement of the evening was flinch, after which lunch was served.
¢ Johanna Maul was seriously ill with typhoid fever at the home of her parents, south of Eudora.
¢ C.H. Daugherty, who moved to Lawrence, was appointed by Mayor Bishop to serve on the police force for two years.
¢ Laura Cooper, Gus Fiehler and Robert Gabriel attended commencement at the Blind Institute in Kansas City, Kan.
¢ Joe Carr, a 17-year-old high school graduate and son of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Carr, left for Garden City, where he accepted a position as bill and revising clerk in the Santa Fe offices. He was paid $60 per month.
¢ Jo Gilmore returned from Idaho.

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