Archive for Thursday, September 11, 2003

Days Gone By

September 11, 2003

7 years ago
September 1996
C.J.'s Bar-B-Que planned to close its doors at the end of September.
Owner Chris Deay bought the business from Ray and Sandy Bichelmeyer in 1991.
¢ Eudora Middle School was updated following crew's work during the summer months. The district's summer crew and custodians painted the entire interior of the facility. Each hallway and classroom received a fresh coat of paint. The gym was repainted as well.
After the painting was complete, new carpeting went down throughout the entire school, including the classrooms, hallways and north entrance, and new vertical blinds were put in all the classrooms to give them a more modern appearance.
¢ Eudora lost its football season-opener to Louisburg 43-7. Cory Smith was the leading ground gainer with 44 yards on 17 attempts. Jeremy Roubison added 13. Joe Miller had nine, and Bryce Vermillion had 11.
Nick Warren was named the offensive MVP. He caught five passes for 63 yards. Darrin Bretthauer was the defensive MVP. He led the squad in tackles. Jason Coppedge earned the Big Hit Award for a stop he made on a punt return.

30 years ago
September 1973
The Eudora Board of Education approved the purchase of land owned by Mr. and Mrs. Archie Jameson on Elm Street for $23,600. Eudora was experiencing the largest enrollment in its history: A total of 828 students were enrolled. The land would be used to build a new elementary school.
¢ Sunflower Village was renamed Clearview City. The community comprised 500 living units built during World War II.
¢ Chris Parsons, Leslie Bagby, Tracy Ravin, Paula Hopkins and Vicki Brynds, all Cadette Girl Scouts, enjoyed a trip to Kansas City, where they toured Hallmark Cards and the Patricia Stevens Career College Modeling School.
¢ The Eudora Cardinals opened the football season in non-league play against De Soto. Greg Dardis was the quarterback. Seniors Jay Wilson, Gary Wilson, Brad Hime and Don Durkin boosted the team to a 28-8 win.

67 years ago
September 1936
The summer of 1936 made many records for its heat. Through Sept. 1, days of 90 degrees or more were 80, which tied the record. Setting the record were 54 occurrences of days over 100; 30 with temperatures of 105 or more; and nine with temperatures of 110 or more. Nineteen consecutive days of 100 or more also set a record.
¢ The large cow barn on the Arthur Eisele farm, one mile east of town, was struck by lightning during an electrical storm and was completely consumed by fire, which started as soon as the heavy bolt struck.
In the barn at the time were nine cows, 700 bales of straw, one wheat binder, and two corn curiers. The nine cows were rescued by the straw, and the machinery and building were destroyed.
The barn was insured, its contents were not. Several weeks earlier during a terrific wind storm, the same cow barn was partially torn down and had recently been repaired.
¢ Alvena Bond had her tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. Freeda Koch had her tonsils removed at St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City.
¢ Paul Sommer returned to his work as clerk in the grocery department of the Eudora Department Store after a week's vacation.

94 years ago
September 1909
The Eudora Blues defeated the Bismark baseball team of North Lawrence 30-0. Seitz pitched the no-hitter. Harry Miller made five of Eudora's runs. George Rothberger, Carl Neis, Seitz and George Eder each had four runs.
¢ Mahlon Cox killed a large rattlesnake.
¢ George Schubert returned from Colorado Springs, Colo., and was clerking in the Arnold department store.
¢ Johanna Maul, Lizzie Blechel, Dolly Kraus and Edwin Abels were county seat visitors.
¢ Arthur Ott, Norman Strachan and Edwin Ott of Kaw Valley commenced study at Eudora High School.
¢ Clarence Crane had been "laid up" for 10 days with a large carbuncle on his right wrist.
¢ John Todd, who recently sold his Hesper store, moved to the Sim Snyder residence on D Street.
¢ The Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Breithaupt returned to their home in Jewell City.
¢ William Jones, 83, one of the pioneers of the county, died at his home, in Lawrence, of general debility. Form many years, he made his home on a farm near Sibley, living there at the time of Quantrill's Raid.

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