Archive for Thursday, June 3, 2004

Days Gone By

June 3, 2004

7 years ago
June 1997
Paul Heitzman, Eudora, set a new American 5K record in the 65 to 69 age group at the U.S. Senior Sports Classic VI in Tucson, Ariz. Heitzman's time was 17 minutes 38 seconds. The old record was 18:00, set in 1993 by Joe Fernandez of Fairhaven, Mass.
¢ The Tucker family -- Merle and his wife, Martha, and their three sons, Louis John, 23, Andrew, 18, and Joey, 14, were retracing the Oregon Trail by ox-drawn covered wagon and would cover 2,100 miles before they returned home to Washington. The family camped out one night at Hesper Friends Church and spent the weekend at Clinton Lake in Lawrence.
Led by the oxen team of Tom and Jerry, the Tuckers were also accompanied on their journey by a goat, lamb, cow and two dogs. The family traveled in a wagon constructed in 1889. A pickup pulled the livestock trailer, which doubled as Merle and Martha's sleeping quarters. The boys slept in a teepee. The family set up a complete campsite at each of its stops.
¢ Ryan Fulks returned from an 11-day religious pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain and France. While there, Fulks visited Fatima, the site where an apparition of the Blessed Mother was seen in 1917; the Eiffel Tower; the Arc de Triomphe; and Lourdes, France, where another apparition was seen.
¢ Alvie H. "Bud" and Ruth Guy celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a cook-out at their new home.
¢ Laura Vermillion, Eudora, was named to the Dean's Honor List at Kansas State University for the spring semester. Vermillion was majoring in marketing and management at K-State and was doing her internship as a data analyst in financial services at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
¢ Kenan Staples finished his high school track career with a third-place medal at the state track meet in Wichita.
Staples crossed the finish line in 4:35.24 in the 1,600-meter run. He also competed in the 3,200, but did not place.
The 800 relay team of Sherry Smith, Allison Rose, Sarah Hinman and Grace Chrislip was fifth at 1:49.94.
Smith, a junior, was sixth in the 300 low hurdles at 48.35. Sophomore Jessa Stein was sixth in the 3,200 at 11:57.79. She was also entered in the 1,600.
Others competing at state were Eric Bloom, 800; Rose, 400; and the boys mile relay team of Bloom, Nick Warren, Robert Moffitt and Jay Fisher.

30 years ago
June 1974
Frances Stephenson received the Eudora Teacher of the Year award. She was selected by the executive board of the Parent Teacher Club. Stephenson received a $50 U.S. savings bond and a plaque.
¢ Students "graduating" from Maple Street Preschool were Matthew Beem, Melissa Broers, Randy Brooks, Robert Bryant, Darrin Fry, Bobby Gabriel, Jamie Spitzli, Ronnie Wineinger and Sherri Speer.
¢ Verna Terrell fell and broke her hip while visiting at her daughter's home in Hutchinson.
¢ Bertha Roach returned to her home in Eudora after spending two weeks as a patient at St. Luke's Hospital.
¢ After five days of season play, the Kaw Valley All Stars accumulated a 4-0 record for play in the Senior Babe Ruth and Connie Mack leagues.
The team was coached by Mike and Rick Caldwell. Eudora team members were David Smith, Gary Wilson, Gary Scott, Mike Katzfey and Don Durkin. Others on the team were from De Soto, Gardner, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Kansas City, Bonner Springs and Lenexa.

69 years ago
June 1935
The entire farming community from Eudora to the Union Pacific tracks was under water. West of town to the Farmland school, all the low places were full of water. Carl Neis and George Broers estimated between 500 and 600 acres of crops in Weaver Bottoms were completely destroyed.
¢ John Miller sold a 280-pound veal calf at the Kansas City market for $30.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bernitz and daughter, of Weaver, spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kurtz and sons while the water as high in Weaver Bottoms.
¢ Mrs. Oliver Deay and Mrs. Ed Haverty, who were seriously injured in an auto accident in Missouri, were transferred to Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. Both women suffered pelvis bone fractures and severe body bruises.

75 years ago
June 1929
Carl Halsig, who was attending an aviation school in Kansas City, spent the weekend with his aunt Emma Lotz.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Pete Edelbrock entertained 26 relatives to a dinner in honor of Mrs. John Edelbrock Sr.'s 70th birthday.
¢ Pat Kellum papered and painted two rooms for Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Davis.
¢ Misses Irene Breithaupt and Mable Schendel took summer piano lessons from Miss Lucile Gabriel at the Wesley Deckwa home.
¢ Oscar Westerhouse traveled to Topeka to attend the Standard Oil Convention.
¢ A package of Baker's coconut was 13 cents at Pilla's Department Store. One-half pound of Hershey cocoa was 16 cents.

109 years ago
June 1895
Lightning struck the Louis Neustifter residence.
¢ Solon Ellis, Garnett, purchased the tonsorial business of S.W. Caldwell.
¢ Mr. Lothholz commenced excavating for the cellar for the new business block at the corner of Main and Seventh streets.
¢ A miniature cyclone visited the section of country near Keystone Corners.
¢ Charles F. Richards was quite seriously ill with cholera morbus.

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