Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2004

Days Gone By

September 30, 2004

7 years ago
September 1997
Jill Becker and Bryan Hermreck were chosen by the Eudora High School student body as 1997 Homecoming queen and king.
¢ Eudora High School graduate and WVLT-TV Chief Meteorologist Rick Katzfey of WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tenn., was invited to join a select number of meteorologists and scientists from around the country for briefings on climate change issues at the White House. He met President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
Following the meeting, Katzfey did a live broadcast from the White House lawn during WVLT News.
¢ Sarah Slankard, daughter of Dan and Teresa Slankard, and Kelby Foos, son of Randy and Debbie Foos, carried the crown and flower bouquets during the Homecoming ceremony.
¢ Judy Niebaum was nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year for 1998 and was honored at a reception in Overland Park. Niebaum was the Title One Coordinator and teacher at Eudora West Elementary School.

15 years ago
September 1989
The city council accepted a recommendation from the planning commission for a change of zoning for Dr. Kenneth Holladay and pharmacist Stan Byrne's locations at 101 W. 10th St., allowing Dr. Holladay to add an X-ray room to the medical clinic.
The zoning change was from General Business to Central Business.
¢ Gerald E. Watkins, 19, Eudora, was sentenced to one year in jail on a misdemeanor count of desecrating a cemetery.
Watkins pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the charge, which stemmed from the Aug. 6 vandalism spree at the Holy Family Catholic Church in which tombstones were defaced, knocked over, and crosses broken from the tops.
¢ Don Harris, owner of Farmer's Elevator, reported that the corn crop averaged about 80 bushels per acre. Some area farmers reported yields of 110 bushels per acre.

30 years ago
September 1974
Rick Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Dean Hall and a junior at Eudora High School, was selected as a 1974 Babe Ruth Baseball Athlete of the Year.
¢ Fourth-grade teacher Janice Swenson designed a traveling trophy plaque for a contest among the three fourth-grade classes to see which class could be the quietest and show the best manners.
¢ The Eudora freshman football team won a decisive victory over Wellsville's freshmen in a 30-0 shutout on the home field.
Both teams remained scoreless during the first quarter, but the Cardinals totaled 14 points during the second quarter to leave the halftime score at 14-0.
Scot Hamlin ran seven yards for the first touchdown and Daniel L'Ecuyer completed the two-point conversion. Hamlin also made the second score for Eudora with a three-yard run.
The Cards tallied 16 more points in the third quarter as Mike Becker made both touchdowns with 11-yard and six-yard runs. Tom Snyder and Daniel L'Ecuyer each added a two-point conversion.

55 years ago
September 1949
Leland Lawson was elected Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 64. His assistants were Ralph Schmidt and the Rev. Karl Baur. Boy Scout committee members were Allen Westerhouse, chairman, William Mercier, Ray Long, John Kazmaier and Alf Oleson.
¢ Leslie Kindred, Charles Banning and Carl Gerstenberger attended a Farm Problem meeting in Sioux City, Iowa.
¢ Jack Lee McCabria, a junior, was listed on the engineering honor roll at Kansas University.
¢ Eddie Grosdidier, Eudora, was among 85 men in training with Coach Carnie Smith at Pittsburg State College for a place on the 1949 football team. He was a member of the squad chosen by Smith from an original group of 110 men who reported for practice.
¢ Leland Lawson was awarded a citation for the third highest point man in the Chevrolet shop work for the district.

77 years ago
September 1927
The Welborn High School football team of Kansas City, Kan., opened the Kaw Valley League season with Eudora High School. The score was 0-0. The game was played on a wet field, with rain falling most of the time.
¢ Stanley Klopfenstein, who had his arm broken in an auto accident several months earlier, had the same arm broken again when his Ford "kicked" while cranking it to start it and go to school.
¢ C.L. Conger, manager of the Conoco filling station, left on a 30-day vacation to Perry, Okla., Noel, Mo., and Arkansas. George Woodard was in charge of the station while Charley was away.
¢ Officers of the Parent-Teachers' Association were Mrs. Richard Erwin, president; Mrs. Clarence Daugherty, vice president; and Miss Gladys Swan, secretary and treasurer.
¢ Henrietta Schubert entertained the members of the Iota Phi Phi club and their husbands and friends to a card party at her home on Main Street.
Bridge was played at seven tables. High score for the evening was made by Mrs. Otto Durr and Mr. Will Carter; low score was made by Mrs. William Miller and Homer Gerstenberger.

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