Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2003

Days Gone By

September 25, 2003

7 years ago
September 1996
Jaych Rhea was hired as the fifth police officer for the Eudora Police Department.
¢ Alma Breithaupt was honored at Eudora Nursing Center with a party put on by her family. They were celebrating her 100th birthday.
¢ Football cheerleaders at Eudora High School were Tiffany Taylor, Autumn Newman, Angela Cribbs, Amber Donahue, Jenny Tyler and Julie Lee.
¢ Walt and June (Abel) Thome celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Holidome in Lawrence.

67 years ago
September 1936
Chester Baecker, who lived in the Clearfield neighborhood, killed a big wolf. Wolves had been killing his sheep.
¢ The Stanolind Oil Company was repairing the pipe line that passed through the Sinclair pumping station four miles south of Eudora.
¢ Kate Ziesenis, a former Eudora girl, accepted the position of manager of the millinery department at Cole's store in Lawrence.
¢ A new piano was purchased for Farmland school.
¢ John Mitchell was elected captain of the football team. Trevo Canary and Wayne Laughlin were chosen to act as cheerleaders for the year.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Verne Kasberger sold their farm and planned to move to the southern part of Mississippi.

69 years ago
September 1934
The state tax levy was lowered to 1.3 mills, the lowest since 1918.
¢ Eudora High School selected Charles Andrew as school cheerleader and Verda Sommer as song leader.
¢ Claude Decker was the new manager of the Dickinson Theater. The opening show starred Bing Crosby in "She Loves Me Not."
¢ New subject matter in the high school included advanced bookkeeping, shorthand and psychology.
¢ Deposits at Kaw Valley State Bank totaled $205,547. Cash and bond together exceeded $143,000.

74 years ago
September 1929
Local barber Buzz Payne was robbed of two pairs of scissors, a razor and a comb when he left his shop and went into the garage next door for a few minutes.
¢ Teachers at the Catholic school in Eudora were Sister Ignatia and Sister Mercedes, both from Atchison.
¢ Rothberger Motor Company's garage building was extended with the addition of a 22-by-25-foot construction project.
¢ Dolores Schopper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schopper, underwent a skin graft on her upper lip. A few years before she had received a severe electrical burn.

94 years ago
September 1909
Sam Strobel, who was seriously injured by a bolt of lightning while plowing in the field during an electrical storm the week before was rapidly improving. Dr. Robinson reported that although Strobel's condition was yet serious, his chances of recovery were good and thought his hearing would be partially restored.
¢ The new schoolhouse at Fall Leaf was completed, and school opened there.
¢ A slight frost covered the vicinity but did not cause any damage.
¢ Henry Eisele, a 1909 graduate, visited the high school.

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