Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Days Gone By

November 18, 2004

7 years ago
November 1997
Teachers in the Eudora school district were under contract for another two years after the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education ratified the negotiated agreement at its meeting. The contract called for a $400 increase in base salary in 1998-1999 and an $800 increase in base in 1999-2000. The current base salary was $25,600.
¢ Local insurance agent David Miller was the recipient of the Outstanding Agent of the Year award for 1997 by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents.
The award was given to an independent insurance agent who demonstrated, through an exemplary career of service to his or her community, the insurance industry, their business associates and their customer that they stood out from the rest.
¢ Twelve Eudora High School students spent a week in Washington D.C. learning more about the nation's government on the annual Close Up trip. While in the Washington D.C. area, the students spent time visiting sites including the Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington monuments and the newly opened Franklin D. Roosevelt Monument.
The students also visited the Smithsonian museums and had a quick look at the Supreme Court. The group also spent a day on Capitol Hill visiting with the staffs of the Kansas Congressional delegation.
In addition, they took a side trip to Charlottesville, Va., where they visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home; James Madison's home, Montpelier; Mount Vernon, George Washington's home; and the University of Virginia.
Those going on the trip were Lance Taylor, Kate von Achen, Jill Becker, Mark Durkin, Bryce Vermillion, Season Wiggins, Tara Guffey, Krystal Wiggins, Josh Martin, Eric Garrett, Val Sofonov and Darcie Rodgers. Sponsor Don Grosdidier accompanied them.

15 years ago
November 1989
The first-ever Cardinal Cross Country Race had six third- through eighth-graders running the course, on the district-owned Ott property.
Seventh-grader Jamie Guy placed first overall with a time of 11 minutes, 38 seconds.
¢ Students elected to the Student Council at Nottingham Elementary School were Martin Dunavin, president; Justin Him, vice president; Melody Dunavin, secretary; and Corrie Jackson, historian.
Sixth-grade representatives were Russell Winkle, Kristen Dymacek, Donald Williams and Jessica White. Fifth-grade representatives were Danny Broers, Kris Neis, Matt Spring and Jamie Campbell. Fourth-grade representatives were Amy Smith, Bryan Hermreck, Julie Lee, Chad Taylor, Sherry Smith and Mark Durkin.
¢ Thirty-six residents at Eudora Nursing Center participated in "The First Snow Contest" in which they predicted when the first snow would fall in Eudora.
Three people tied for first place by guessing the correct day, Wednesday, Nov. 15. The winners were Donna Fox, Glenn Wilson and Ed Deckwa. Each winner received a package of Eskimo Pies.
¢ The seventh-grade Lady Eagles basketball team won the championship game of the Valley Falls tournament. The seventh-graders blew open a close game by outscoring the Bullpups of McLouth 6-0 in the final stanza to win 20-13.
Audrey Abel had eight points while Courtney Gordon and Lois Morgan went 3-for-4 and 3-for-6, respectively.

30 years ago
November 1974
An auto parts store was in the process of being built in Eudora at the corner of Ash Street and Highway 10.
¢ Eudora City Clerk Arlene Lawson reported to work for the first time since she fell on her way into the city office.
Lawson tripped and hit her head, causing a large bump on her forehead and bruises around her eyes and nose. Her left eye swelled shut because of the accident. She also scraped and bruised her left hand.
JoAnn Becker, assistant city clerk, was in charge of the office during Lawson's five-day absence.
¢ A piano recital for the students of Sherri Pilgreen took place in the Eudora High School band room. Students who performed were Yvonne DeKeyser, Denise DeKeyser, Brad Goff, Marcia Bagby, Janet Hill, Thais Holladay, Lanie May, Patty Trefz, Anne Dardis and Susie Rider.
¢ Eudora 4-H'er Mark Brecheisen received a red ribbon in the state tractor driving contest in Hutchinson, with a score of 1,400 points, average for the 33 total entries.
The contest, which included five exams, one written, a practical exam, safety and two and four wheel exams, resulted in the winning score of 688 points. The scores ranged to 2,370.
¢ The Jayhawk League volleyball coaches voted Eudora senior Holly Reusch as a member of the 1974 all-league volleyball team.

34 years ago
November 1970
Dedication services took place for the newly added vestibule at the First Baptist Church of Eudora and the Kaw Valley District Association. The interior was completed as a memorial to the late C.R. Estelle.
¢ Sgt. Greg Colman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Colman, was visiting his parents and relatives before leaving for his next assignment at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Sgt. Colman had spent 15 months at Waihannie AFB in Japan.
¢ A total of 35 bids were opened at the bid letting session for the Eudora water and sewer improvement project. Councilman James Hoover opened the bids, which were read by Black and Veatch engineer Robert Hess for the project and recorded by city clerk Arlene Lawson. Between 60 and 70 bidders attended the session.

75 years ago
November 1929
The dry goods stock of the Pilla store was sold to Logan-Jones. Men from Kansas City came to move it to the Logan-Jones store in Kansas City.
¢ The Eudora football team defeated the Baldwin team by a score of 7-0.
¢ Clearfield was well represented at the carnival at Eudora High School in the way of the chicken supper and the picture show. Prizes were given in the picture show to Mrs. Martin Breithaupt, Floran Meeder and Charles Baecker.
¢ The St. Paul Young People's Society had its regular meeting. The gathering was in the form of a backward party, as every feature for the evening was conducted backward as much as possible.

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