Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2004

Days Gone By

February 5, 2004

7 years ago
February 1997
Eudora was one of the cities being considered for a new manufacturing plant.
According to Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Economic Development, the manufacturer that visited the area was seeking a 10,000 square foot facility that would eventually be expanded to 40,000 square feet.
The company, a supplier for Harley Davidson, would be the first to locate in the area following the motorcycle manufacturer's announcement it was building a plant in Kansas City.
Other cities in the running for the plant included Atchison and two Missouri communities.
¢ Wes Santee, former Eudora resident and Olympic athlete, was featured during Kansas Day activities at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka.
¢ The Eudora High School girls basketball team made it to the finals to face Santa Fe Trail in the Top Gun Tournament in Wellsville by defeating the Eagles and Tonganoxie. Eudora fell to the Chargers 40-37, the Cardinals first loss of the season.
Top scorer for Eudora was Kris Neis with 11. Allison Rose added 10. Each had seven rebounds.
Neis and sophomores Rose and Jamie Grant were named to the all-tournament team. Gi Stein was a member of the all-academic team, and Jennifer Ayler, a junior, represented the Cardinals in the tournament free-throw contest.
¢ The seventh-grade varsity rolled over Nike Middle School by a score of 41-35.
Wes Hinman and Tommy Shutt scored 10 apiece, leading the team. Zac Tyler scored eight, James Blades five, Ronnie Morelan four and Tommy Stein and Jason Burrous had two each.

30 years ago
February 1974
Eudora City Clerk Arlene Lawson, Assistant City Clerk JoAnn Becker and City Treasurer Mary A. Watts attended the City Clerk School, presented by the Kansas League of City Municipalities at the Lawrence Ramada Inn.
¢ School bond proceeds arrived, and investment arrangements were made to invest $650,000 of the $690,000 received in certificates of deposit and United States Treasury Bills at an interest rate of 7.45 percent. Supt. Charles Hill anticipated interest income of approximately $35,000 before and during the construction of the building.
¢ James Guy was serving as Scoutmaster of Eudora Troop No. 64, aided by assistant Scoutmasters Charles Slaughter and Gary Jackson. The Lions Club sponsored the Boy Scout troop with Charles Hill as the institutional representative. Hugh Jackson chaired the Scout Committee. Eugene Born served as treasurer. Committee members were Art Strickell, Robert Bryan, Bryan Bartling, Dr. Kenneth Holladay, the Rev. Rex Kelly and Louis Whitten.

65 years ago
February 1939
Eudora High School waged a well-balanced defensive battle against Spring Hill and finished on the long end of a 26-19 score, placing them first in the Little Six League.
Guenther paced the Cardinals with five goals from the floor and a free throw for 11 points. H. Trefz counted five field goals for 10 points.
¢ Howard Trefz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Trefz, was out of school a few days with a severe sore throat.
¢ Ward Mercier had a severe case of tonsillitis.
¢ A ewe gave birth to triplets at the William Miller farm. Two of the lambs were white, and one was black.
¢ Gerald Knabe, who was attending the Lawrence Business College, had a position as bookkeeper and accountant with the Barteldes Seed Company in Lawrence.
¢ J.O. Scott was confined to his bed and under the care of a doctor because of a fall at his home. He was bruised badly on his back and hips.
¢ Katherine and Lila Reetz had a party at their home for the faculty and senior class. Many people attended, although several quizzes were in order for the next day. A round of interesting and fun-provoking games were played, after which delicious refreshments were served.
¢ Lola Peters of Leavenworth opened a beauty parlor in the old State Bank building adjoining the Elmer Everley barbershop.
¢ The Clearfield Brotherhood met with the Eudora members in the Eudora church for its business meeting. During the meeting, Clarence Hausman was elected as president for the coming year.

110 years ago
February 1894
Ras Phencie opened a general merchandise store in the front of his house on North Main Street.
¢ Eggs were 13 cents a dozen, and chicken was five cents a pound.
¢ A blizzard dumped 14 inches of snow in town. Drifts measured several feet deep.
¢ Dr. A. Shellack took out naturalization papers.
¢ Fritz Lotz celebrated his 16th birthday with a party.

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