Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Days Gone By

November 24, 2004

7 years ago
November 1997
Several Boy Scouts and Scouts participated in a project with Mark Watson, Eudora, to help him complete requirements for Eagle Scout advancement. The group completed four benches for two local churches. Helping with the project were Glenn Jackson, Jason Coppedge, Grant High, Alexander High, Vaughn High, Zac Beedle and Joey Whitten.
¢ Eighth-grader Christy Wheeler spent three weeks visiting Japan and Guam with her grandparents George and Edith McGurk of Topeka and her cousin Amalie, 13, of Guam. The McGurks previously lived in Japan when George McGurk was in the military. Edith McGurk was a Christian schoolteacher there.
¢ The Eudora Middle School chess team of eighth-graders Chris Rose, Chad Jamison, Matt Clark and Matt Linzer placed sixth out of 21 teams in the Paola Invitational. Individually, Jamison led the way with a 4-2 record, good for 18th place out of 65 and three places away from earning a medal.

15 years ago
November 1989
Eudora Police Officer Greg Dahlem graduated from an instruction course in the Project DARE program. The 17-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education course was to begin for the sixth graders at Nottingham Elementary School in January.
¢ Army 1st Lt. Richard C. Schamle, son of Charles and Patricia Schamle, received the Rettungsmedallie Award for saving the life of a German civilian. Schamle received the award in West Germany for successfully resuscitating an unconscious German citizen. Schamle's father was the owner and operator of the Eudora Barber Shop.
¢ Matt Neis, a junior at Pittsburg State University, was a scholarship football player for the college. He was majoring in business administration at PSU with minors in marketing and accounting. Neis graduated from Eudora High School in 1987.
¢ Justin Spring and Julie Carden were installed as new members of the Eudora 4-H Club.
¢ A group of more than 20 Eudora High School Future Business Leaders of America volunteered at the Special Olympics Northeast Kansas Indoor Competition in Lawrence by assisting disabled adults and children in bowling competition.
FBLA members who volunteered were Cheryl Ott, Shelly Isch, Jody Deshazer, Lisa Johnson, Bonnie Dingman, Mickie Coppedge, Jacque Spitzli, Matt Grosdidier, Jenny Alvarez, Gretchen Freeland, Stephanie Neis, Matt Martin, Tony Zugaj, Theresa Seiwald, Windy Jamison, Trisha Winkle, Megan Hughs, Shirley Morriss, Jane Cox, Alison Nail, Angie McKinney, Tina Mason, Angel Witt, Titus Staples, Rebekah Freeland, Amy Altenbernd and Amanda Howell.

28 years ago
November 1976
Father and son duo Ken and Pete Lawson worked on walnut eagle plaques during the Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by the Eudora Public Library. About 50 hours of work plus a lot of patience and sure and steady hands, went into each eagle. An extensive selection of wood carvings was on display for sale during the annual festival.
¢ Eudora High School junior Rick Yarnell, son of Erwin and Lucille Yarnell, was one of 33 Emporia State College students named to the "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges."
¢ The Eudora EHS met at the Eudora Nursing Center with Rose Rinke, Pearl French, Mildred Cochran, Edith French and Pearl Hadl as hostesses. Vice president Astrid Ott presented the lesson, "Two Hundred Years of Women's Fashions."
¢ The Eudora chapter of Future Homemakers of America attended the District E-East annual fall conference at Tonganoxie High School.
The Eudora girls entered two posters and a display in the poster and display contest. The display received first place, allowing it to be entered in the state contest.
Officers for the Eudora chapter were Vicki Schehrer, president; Eva Holmes, vice president; Debra Carnagie, secretary; Robin Lutz, treasurer; Sheila Bloxham, student council representative; Debbie Yarnell, historian; and Kathy Mason, song leader.

77 years ago
November 1927
The Prospect schoolhouse near Clearfield, which was burned to the ground early in September, was being replaced by a new building and nearing completion. The furnace was installed, and plastering was being done.
¢ W.A. Fuller was able to get around with the help of a cane after taking treatments for his bad right hip, which for several years had caused him much pain and annoyance.
¢ While sawing wood with a power saw, Glenn Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, had the little finger of his left hand so badly mangled when it came in contact with the saw that it had to be amputated at a hospital in Lawrence the following day.
¢ Ed Carr had his right hip badly injured when he attempted to climb on a load of wood he and Mike Kasberger had just loaded in the William Lothholz timber. One of the uprights gave way, and Ed fell to the ground. Part of the load of wood fell on him.
Dr. C.B. Johnson was called, but no broken bones were found.

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