Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2004

Days Gone By

September 2, 2004

7 years ago
September 1997
City officials removed watering restrictions put into place in August. Because of a high demand, the city asked its water system users to voluntarily reduce their consumption of water until demands returned to normal levels.
¢ Fred Altheide, co-owner of Carroll's Classics, a Eudora coffee and gift shop, was recovering from surgery to remove an aortic aneurysm. His condition temporarily closed the shop, but it reopened after his successful operation to remove the aneurysm.
¢ Fifth-grader Donna Lounsbury had a different kind of birthday party. The Lounsbury family planned a two-hour pool party where family members and friends were asked to bring gifts such as clothing, food and cleaning supplies to be used by the girls at Hannah's House in Lawrence. The organization provided a home for pregnant teens or teen mothers. The guests provided items that filled the back section of the family's minivan.
¢ To commemorate the filing of its charter, the Eudora Jaycees was planning a celebration at Kim's Barn with sloppy joes and an old-fashioned marshmallow roast and barn dance.
¢ New school employees were Christine Hazen, librarian at Nottingham and Eudora West Elementary schools, fifth-grade teacher Greg Woolf, Eudora High School social studies teacher Chad Eshbaugh, freshman and sophomore English teacher Gretchen Freeland, and high school chemistry and physics instructor Nathan Perry.

30 years ago
September 1974
Approximately 836 students were enrolled in the Eudora school district according to superintendent Charles Hill. Of that number, several had not attended the first week of school, and more were expected to enroll. Kindergarten and part-time students reduced the number to a full time Equivalency of 812, slightly more than the official FTE of 809.7 from the previous year.
¢ The Eudora United Methodist Women Dorcas and Ruth circles had a joint meeting at the home of Mattie Kindred for a workday of quilting and tacking comforters and lap robes.
It was the start of a quilting group from the church women. The 20th quilt was put into the frame that day, and seven comforters had been tacked during the year.
The afternoon meeting included devotions by Mrs. Byron Eisele. The lesson concerning problems of the elderly was given by Mrs. Amos Westerhouse, assisted by Pearl Collins, Mrs. Eisele, Mrs. Charles Hill, Mrs. Elmer Trowbridge and Mrs. Vernon Lutz.
¢ The Rev. and Mrs. Hauck, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gabriel, Mrs. Ed Neustifter, Mrs. Walter Marckley, Mrs. Leonard Hadl, Mrs. John Schehrer, Mrs. Jake French, Mrs. Pete Edelbrock, Mrs. M. Messenheimer, Mildred Neustifter and Helen Sommer attended the Starlight Theatre production of the Steve Allen-Jayne Meadows Show.
¢ An 11-ounce can of Colgate instant shave was 44 cents at Byrne's Pharmacy. Colgate dental cream was 59 cents for the five-ounce size. Tame Rinse was 99 cents for a 16-ounce bottle.
¢ Hunter Safety Course graduates were Jimmy Grosdidier, Cord Laws, Ricky Shanks, Luci Grosdidier, Mitch Massey, Sven Leon, Mark Grosdidier, William Crowe, Mike DeMint and Hank Keech. Eudora Police Chief Bill Long and Charles Slaughter taught the class.

66 years ago
September 1938
Peter Brecheisen, one of the very early settlers of the Clearfield neighborhood, died. He was 88.
¢ Arvon Gale Gerstenberger and Junior Stadler accompanied Mrs. Charles Gerstenberger on a business trip to Topeka.
¢ The grade school board added a number of swings to the playgrounds for the school children that were ready for the opening day of classes.
¢ Fr. Henry Grosdidier of Baileyville visited his mother, Clara Grosdidier, who had been a patient in St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., for a number of weeks.
¢ Helen Pfleger and Alice Walters entertained with a dinner in honor of the 80th birthday of their father, Carl Pfleger Sr.
¢ Dr. C.B. Johnson removed Jackie Eder's tonsils at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

88 years ago
September 1916
The Eudora chautauqua commenced Sept. 3 and lasted one week. A chautauqua provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays, often presented outdoors or in a tent.
¢ Frances Hale, nurse at Simmons Hospital in Lawrence, was spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hale.
¢ The Rev. and Mrs. Fred Stoerker returned from a trip of several weeks in the eastern states.
¢ John Edelbrock of Weaver purchased the livery barn and business of Jesse Warsop.
¢ Mattie Catlin entertained with a slumber party for four of her friends -- Fay Lepper, Hilda Ziesenis, Esther Kohler and Thelma Metz of Topeka.
¢ John Eder had a closing- out sale.
¢ Misses Nora and Anna Kelly of Kansas City were in town for the CPA Picnic and visited at the Trefz home a few days.

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