Archive for Thursday, May 22, 2003

Days gone by

May 22, 2003

7 years ago
May 1996
The Eudora Board of Education approved a base bid of $667,000 for a four-room addition at Nottingham Elementary School. The contract went to Kelley and Dahlstrom Construction. With miscellaneous fees and renovation work on the library, the total cost of the project was estimated at $784,000.
¢ The Eudora Board of Education approved a request to add middle school wrestling to the activities offered at that facility.
Eudora High School wrestling coach Marty Kobza requested the addition of the program.
Kobza said start-up costs for the middle school wrestling program would be about $4,200. Most of the estimated cost would go for coaches' salaries and singlets.
¢ Eudora Mayor Jim Hoover proclaimed June 1 Stand for Children Day in Eudora. The focus was to commit to personal steps to do more to improve the quality of children's lives: their health, safety, school readiness, education and future, then to follow up one's commitment with actions.

28 years ago
May 1975
David Bushnell was named valedictorian of the Eudora High School graduating class. David Holladay was the salutatorian.
¢ The Marie Robinson Abels collection of photographs was displayed at Kaw Valley Bank. It included 40 shots of area scenes.
¢ Jimmy Reed of the Eudora 4-H Club received reserve champion at the district broiler show.
¢ Scott Maskil, Larry Shawbaker, Mike Mason and Albert Brynds won the Eudora Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.
¢ Diana Jerome was looking forward to learning to read, and Cindy Hickman couldn't wait to learn how to print her name. Both girls were preparing to be kindergarten students in the fall. Angela Hanna, who wanted to "read books and do work," was also among the 40 prospective kindergartners.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harris Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
¢ Eudora High School senior Jerry Neis took second in the 880-yard run at the Class 2A state track meet in Wichita. His time of 1:59.4 broke his own record. He was the only Eudoran to participate at state.
¢ Seventh-grader Janet Hill set a new track meet record with a softball throw of 139 10-1/2 inches, earning first place. Patty Trefz took first in high jump at 4-2. This was the first year for the Eudora Junior High School girls track team.

49 years ago
(Eudora High School newspaper)
May 1954
Eudora High School performed an operetta, "Betty Lou." Norma Wichman played the lead character.
¢ New F.H.A. officers were Betty Schehrer, president; Marjean Westerhouse, vice president; Karen Fleming, secretary; Elda Ann Thornberg, treasurer; Julia Sluder, historian; Nancy Greer, song leader; and Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Scherhrer, chapter moms.
¢ Seniors shared their after graduation plans. Tressa Griffin planned to work at Hallmark and get married. Leland Massey wanted to join the Marines or work for KP&L. Sylvia Gerstenberger planned to attend nurses training in Topeka. Gwinetha Stark wanted to attend the National School of Aeronautics. Donald Campbell hoped to become a survey engineer for the U.S. Geological Survey. Shirley Smith aspired to travel to Africa and own a couple of diamond mines.
¢ Cletus Grosdidier placed first in the 120 high hurdles, 180 low hurdles and 440-yard run at the Baldwin triangular. Harry Edwards took first in the 100- and the 220-yard dash. Don Gibbs claimed the gold in the javelin throw and broad jump.
¢ Phyllis and Barbara Tolbert were new students to Eudora High School, coming from Charleston, Ind.
¢ New cheerleaders were Peggy Hausman (head), Barbara Mercier, Phyllis Tolbert and Laurene Smith. One cheerleader was chosen from each class.
¢ Seniors traveled to Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks. They enjoyed speed boating, horseback riding and swimming. Some took their first-ever plane ride.

67 years ago
May 1936
Basketball boys receiving letters were Emerson Ott, captain; Dale Papenhausen, Delbert Mathia, Howard Wilson, Freddie Trefz, Delbert Eisele, Felix Muller, John Mitchell and John Kasberger.
¢ Arlene Grosdidier, Rose Bichelmeyer and Arthur Grosdidier made their First Holy Communion at Holy Family Church.
¢ Eleven students won the distinction of being Honor Students for the year 1935-36. The honor students were Margaret Ogden, Virginia Shirck, Myrnice Ott, Arleta Homes, Arden Ott, Ramona Stanley, Freddie Bercheisen, Mary Johnson, Jean Bartz, Garnette Bartz and Gladys Shirck.

94 years ago
May 1909
By timely hitting and superior fielding, the Eudora baseball team snagged the game from Linwood by a score of 4-2. Seitz and Carl Neis formed the battery for Eudora.
¢ Willie Maul, who had been very sick with typhoid fever, was slowly improving.
¢ Fred Moll's pack of hounds forced a coyote to run through the north and west part of town. After chasing it south one mile, the coyote was overtaken by the dogs and killed. It was the third coyote the dogs had caught.
¢ Leota Richards left for Herington, where she accepted a position as stenographer in the Rock Island railroad offices.
¢ Eudora was getting another blacksmith shop. Herman Greiner, who had been working for Zillner and Mistele, rented the John Miller building on Main Street and planned to open shop within the week.

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