Archive for Thursday, March 20, 2003

Days gone by

March 20, 2003

7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
March 1996
The local school board approved a final exam exemption policy. Students would be exempt from finals if they had good behavior, meaning they had three or fewer detentions or office referrals, maintained their grades, and had not missed more than three days of classes.
¢ Cawley Crew took first in the Eudora Recreation co-ed volleyball league. Nifty Netters were second. Fins and Real McCoys tied for third. USA Wireless was fifth; Bass Buster, sixth; Inner Joy, seventh; and Southern Baptist, eighth.

49 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA HIGH SCHOOL
March 1954
The yearbook was dedicated to Buckles Lee Crump, the school's devoted janitor and faithful friend.
¢ Ralph Terrell, Loring Hanson and Carrol Gerstenberger made up the board of education.
¢ Student Council officers were Jean Yates, president; Cletus Grosdidier, vice president; and Karen Fleming, secretary-treasurer.
¢ Yearbook staff comprised Jean Yates, Sylvia Gerstenberger and Mary Schurr.
¢ Leading cheerers at Eudora High School were Jean Yates, Peggy Hausman, Norma Wichman, Connie Borbridge and Deanne Wilson. Their satin skirts featured insert pleats. Pep club president was Mary Schurr.
¢ Leland Massey, Don Campbell and Don Gibbs were senior football lettermen. Massey, Gibbs and Cletus Grosdidier were senior basketball letterman.
¢ Marlene Votaw was crowned football queen.

67 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
March 1936
The freshman and sophomore girls were hostesses at a tea for the mothers and the junior and senior girls.
Ruth Bartz played "Selection from Sonata," on the piano; sophomore English class members Anne Carey, Treva Canary, Ruth Carey, Janice Guenther, Mrs. Carey, Alvena Bond, Harold Lawson and Freddie Trefz presented the one act play, "Enter the Hero;" Gladys Shirck read "Dad's Mistake;" Lucille Walker and Ruth Miller sang "Moon Over Miami;" and Ralph Schmidt sang "Blue Are Her Eyes."
¢ Those from Eudora who attended the meeting with the county commissioners regarding rebuilding of the river bridge, which was washed away by an ice gorge three weeks earlier, were: Mayor Adams, William Zimmerman, Ray Ogden, Fred Rothberger, George Gerstenberger, J.B. Perkins, Homer White, Carl Lotz, Mahlon Cox, Henry Giertz, George Lothholz and Dr. Johnson.
¢ Howard Caviness accompanied Bob Schellack on several trips to Iowa with truckloads of hedge posts. They brought back Iowa corn.
¢ Lauretta Gerstenberger was down from Topeka to spend the weekend with homefolk.
¢ Mrs. Ulrich Schlegel was confined with an infected foot, caused by a bruise from stepping on a stone.
¢ Officers of the Methodist Ladies Aid were Mrs. Floyd Pierce, president; Mrs. F.G. Hughes, vice president; Mrs. Don Westheffer, secretary; and Mrs. J.O. Scott, treasurer.

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