Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2004

Days Gone By

November 4, 2004

7 years ago
November 1997
Eudora pharmacist Stan Byrne was selected by the Kansas Pharmacists Association to receive the 1997 Bowl of Hygeia Award. The award is presented to a pharmacist in recognition of outstanding community service.
¢ Harold Morley retired after 38 years serving with the city's all-volunteer fire department. Morley was honored with a ceremony and reception at Eudora City Hall.
¢ Eudora High School junior Jessa Stein took eighth place at the state cross country meet in Wamego. She ran the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 53 seconds. The boys team finished 12th in the team competition.
¢ Ken Adkinson was elected president of the Mid-America Crop Protection Association at the organization's meeting. The goal of the organization was to protect crops to provide safe food and fiber to the country.

15 years ago
November 1989
Eudora City Hall got a facelift. The ceiling was dropped, and new lighting replaced the bare beams in the meeting room. New drapes replaced the 20-year-old vintage at the west windows. The walls of the room were repainted, and the old trim was removed and stained, and varnished woodwork was installed.
¢ Jeff Dingman, Jeff Gabriel, Katie Gezel, Joe Morgan, Roger Stone and Theodore Trzos were honored by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the Kansas University Endowment Association for being in the top 10 percent of their senior class.
¢ Ten youth from Eudora carried flags from around the world as they participated in the two-block procession honoring the meeting and members of the 180th annual meeting of the United Church Board for the World Ministries. The flags represented more than 100 countries in addition to the U.S. flag, United Nations flag, and the UCC flag. Missionaries from around the world also carried flags.
Those who participated were Amber Flowers, Kristen Dymacek, Andrea Kersey, Raegina Talt, Katie Hofer, Gretchen Freeland, Nathan Hofer, Lori Altenbernd, Megan Hughs and Amy Gordon. Adults who participated were the Rev. Paul Witmer, Merilee Dymacek and Bonnie Neis.
¢ Carrol and Eva Belle Gerstenberger returned from a 10-day tour of the Hudson Bay. The couple boarded a train in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and headed for Churchill, where thousands of tourists go because it is the only easily accessible human habitat where polar bears can be seen. They saw four polar bears and some husky sleigh dogs on their trip. They also visited a local Eskimo museum and the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.
The couple toured the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. They saw the cathedral of St. Paul, which was styled after St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.
¢ Gene Born and Bill Harlow were recognized by the city council for their years of service to the city and community. Born had worked for the city for 25 years and received a ring in honor of his tenure. Harlow was given a pen and pencil set for his 10 years of service.

30 years ago
November 1974
The Eudora High School volleyball team earned second-place in the Class 2A Regional tournament in Eudora. Team members were captain Ramona VanDyke, Loretta Fish, Sheila Bloxham, Kathy Luther, Nita Bloxham, Kim Schehrer, Mary Lou Strong, Debbie Yarnell, Kathy Spring, Holly Reusch, Karla Johnston, Joyce Katzfey and coach Patty Mahaffey. The team worked up to third in the league standings with a 7-2 record.
¢ Eudora police were investigating a late night or early morning break-in at the Eudora Meat Market and Locker. Police Chief Bill Long said entry was made by breaking the glass out of the north door of the building.
Tom Pyle, owner of the business, told police that the only noticeable item missing was a couple six-packs of beer.
¢ Construction continued at the various sites in Eudora, including the fencing around the football field and the construction for the Nottingham Elementary School. The completion date for the school was scheduled for Aug. 15, 1975. It would house grades four through six and include a gymnasium-auditorium, office space, and rooms for music and kindergarten classes.
Volunteers who had been setting up the pipes for the fencing around the track-football field area and the primary playground included Bud James, Leland Massey, Dean Hall, Lawrence Hime, Dennis Burchett, Vernon Mott, Norman Musick and Bill Neustifter.
¢ Plans were in the works to create a new two-lane drive-in window at Kaw Valley State Bank. The project, which would be completed in early 1975, included installing a new canopy over two lanes of traffic in addition to inserting pneumatic tubes underground for the equipment used in the second lane of traffic.
A third lane on the far left would not be installed during this project, but the underground tube would be laid for possible future expansion. The project also included rerouting the traffic through the presently graveled parking lot off Maple Street, behind the bank.
¢ A turnip weighing more than nine pounds was found in the Ray Long garden as the Longs dug up some turnips to put in winter storage before a killing frost.
¢ Hy-Klas cottage cheese was 89 cents for a 24-ounce carton at the Market Basket. Kraft gape jam or jelly was 69 cents for an 18-ounce jar. Libby's pumpkin was four cans for $1. Charmin tissue was 69 cents for a 4-roll package.

75 years ago
November 1929
¢ The new athletic field near the high school was completed. "It is as fine a field as can be found in any town twice the size of Eudora."
¢ Students of Eudora Rural High School who were placed on the honor roll for the first six weeks of school were seniors Genevieve Bowen and Goldie Combest; juniors Mildred White and Emily Kniffin; and freshmen Annabelle Lee, Ralph Snyder and Ralph Bohnsack.
¢ Anna Blopp, while at work washing windows at her home, fell and badly sprained both wrists.
¢ The barn on the Fred Neis Sr. place was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Some hay, farming implements, a buggy and grain were consumed by the flames. The loss was partly covered by insurance.
¢ The Iota Phi Phi Club members entertained their husbands and friends to a masquerade bridge party at the home of Bessie Kraus. Prizes were given to Ruby Miller and William Carter for being disguised best.

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