Archive for Thursday, February 19, 2004

Days Gone By

February 19, 2004

7 years ago
February 1997
After a lengthy discussion, the USD 491 Board of Education tabled action on technology purchases for Nottingham Elementary School until its March meeting, when both the technology and curriculum director could be present.
At issue was the cost of the purchase -- more than $135,000 -- and the use the equipment would get at the district's kindergarten through third-grade building. The proposed purchases included 48 computers for staff members and 25 for a new computer lab.
¢ Seniors Jaime Ziesenis and Kenan Staples were crowned the 1997 Winter Sports king and queen during halftime of the Eudora-Osawatomie basketball game. Brian Katzfey and Shelby Edmonds helped with the coronation.
¢ Jotham Andrews and Joe Miller both won league titles during the Frontier League tournament in Baldwin City.
¢ Nottingham Elementary School first-grader Jordan Katzfey was the grand prize winner in the 1997 severe weather poster contest, sponsored by the Douglas County Emergency Management office. There were 608 entries.

30 years ago
February 1974
Eudora High School principal Dean Brown announced his resignation to accept a new position as principal at Osawatomie Unified School District No. 367. Brown had worked in the Eudora school district four years.
¢ The Eudora Girl Scouts sold about 1,500 boxes of cookies. Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 613 sold 603 boxes and ranked top in total troop sales. Jennifer Anderson was awarded a Girl Scout knife for selling the most cookies in her troop. Janette Slifer received a flashlight for selling 105 boxes, and Shawnua Lawson sold 62 boxes. She received a charm bracelet.
Vickie Brynds topped the sales list with a total of 100 boxes sold for Cadette Troop No. 633. High sellers for the Junior Troop No. 707 were Susan Musick and Sandra Neustifter with 83 and 65 boxes, respectively.
¢ Sheri Pilgreen, Eudora, took the oath of membership into the Alpha Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota (Teacher's Sorority).
¢ A saddle, two bridles, a halter and lead rope were taken from sheds at the Dave Taylor residence, near the east edge of town. The items were valued at $800.
¢ Eudora High School senior wrestler Don Durkin placed fourth in the 155-pound division at the regional wrestling tournament in Douglass. Durkin was the first Eudora wrestler to qualify for the state wrestling competition in Colby.
¢ Eight 16-ounce bottles of 7-Up were 89 cents at Howard's Super Saver. A two-pound can of Folger's coffee was $1.49. Shurfine salt was seven cents, and Morton dinners were two for 99 cents.

105 years ago
February 1899
The mercury dropped to 30 degrees below zero. The cold weather didn't stop Mrs. Josiah Bailey's 28 hens from laying.
¢ Fred Ott of Kaw Valley lost 30 to 40 hogs to cholera.
¢ George Bowman, Kaw Valley, had two horses, two harnesses and a wagon stolen.
¢ Charles Schroeder was quite ill with the grip and threatened with pneumonia.
¢ J.W. Ozias was serving with the 20th Kansas in the Philippines. He wrote to the News, "Private Albert Snyder is well and a good soldier. He has always been willing to admit that he is from Eudora."
¢ Hesper Academy organized a "Martha Washington Tea." The hostesses wore white caps and kerchiefs.

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