Archive for Thursday, November 6, 2003

Days Gone By

November 6, 2003

7 years ago
November 1996
The Eudora High School boys cross country team claimed the state championship at Wamego. The team scored 83 team points, edging out the second-place Leoti team by four.
Senior Kenan Staples captured an individual state medal along with the team gold. He raced to a sixth-place finish with a time of 17 minutes and 29 seconds. Eric Bloom, also a senior, dove across the finish line, snaring a ninth-place finish at 17:36, tying his personal best for the season. He also earned an individual medal.
Senior Justin Hime finished in 29th place at 18:06, while junior Robert Moffitt was clocked at 18:13. Abram Chrislip ran the three-mile course in 18:46, finishing in 53rd. Mark Watson was 56th at 18:50, while Danny Broers, also a senior, posted his personal best time of the season at 19:57.
The state win capped off a season in which where the Eudora boys finished no worse than fourth at any meet all season long.
The girls cross country team finished seventh out of 12 teams at state. Sophomore Jessa Stein was the lone Eudora medalist. She was sixth in the two-mile race with a time of 12:42. Her sister, Gi, a senior, was 32nd at 13:47, while junior Sherry Smith was 37th at 13:59. Sarah Staples finished in 55th with a time of 14:34. Kris Neis, the other senior, ran the race in 15:02 for 65th, and junior Jennifer Ayler was 81st at 16:13.
The girls team finished no lower than third as a team in the regular season and won the Gardner Invitational.
Jessa Stein became the first Eudora runner to earn a Frontier League championship.
Members of the boys team were Jay Fisher, Justin Ahrens, Robert Moffitt, Mark Watson, Eric Bloom, Kenan Staples, Dan Broers, Abram Chrislip, Justin Hime and Matt Conner
Members of the girls team were Jessa Stein, Jennifer Ayler, Gi Stein, Kris Neis, Sarah Staples and Sherry Smith. Ruth Mersmann was manager.
¢ Autopsy reports were still pending in the death of Patricia Hagen.
Hagen's body was found at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in Kansas City, Kan. She had been missing since Sept. 17 after disappearing near the Kansas River north of Eudora. An employee of the Missouri River Queen discovered her body on the riverbank about noon.
¢ The senior government classes organized a mock election at Eudora High School. The majority of Eudora High students polled thought Bob Dole would make a better president than Bill Clinton. Dole received 44 percent of the student vote to Clinton's 31 percent. Twenty-three percent were still undecided.
Of all the political issues, students were most concerned about welfare and Medicare. Other concerns were taxes, violence and drugs, the national debt, abortion, education and family values.

67 years ago
November 1936
Alvin Gabriel and the Deay brothers' hounds tracked two wolves from the Morris Starr farm to the Fred Bartz farm, where one of the wolves was shot. The other escaped.
¢ The Rev. George Trabant and son Carlyle, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Broer, Mr. and Mrs. Gete Neis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gerstenberger and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Neis attended the district meeting of the Evangelical church in Topeka.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. George Warmker, who had been living on a farm near Fall Leaf, purchased the William Deck home and 12 lots on Highway No. 10, just west of the high school.
¢ Ethelbert Ott, son of John Ott of Kaw Valley, was attending business college in Lawrence.

95 years ago
November 1908
"Kansas gives Taft about 40,000 majority; elects Stubbs governor by 35,000, and the balance of the state ticket by majorities ranging from 40,000 to 75,000. The Republicans of Douglas County have elected their entire county ticket with the exception of 'Sell' Ray, candidate for sheriff, who was defeated by Banning, the Democrat, by 325 majority."
¢ The Eudora High School basketball team defeated Perry High School 47-9 at Perry.
¢ "Just one year ago this month the panic came."
¢ Carl Lothholz came down from Topeka to vote for Taft.
¢ The Texas itch, which was prevalent among horses and cattle in the Clearfield neighborhood the previous summer, had been completely driven from the vicinity by the strenuous work of the farmers in dipping their stock.
¢ Al Smith and family, James Charles and family and R. Combest and family were entertained to dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Bartee.

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