Archive for Thursday, April 7, 2005

Days Gone By

April 7, 2005

7 years ago
April 1998
The Eudora Planning Commission took steps to pave the way for Meadowlark subdivision just north and east of the high school.
The development was to be a total of 61 lots on 33 acres. The first phase would have 31 lots.
¢ Eudora High School senior Elizabeth Steel became the state champion in impromptu speaking during the Future Business Leaders of America Kansas State Conference in Emporia.
FBLA sponsor Jane Clinton was named Kansas FBLA Advisor of the Year. Clinton's students presented her with a dozen FBLA gold-colored roses.
Thirty-eight students from Eudora High School attended the conference.
Others placing at state were Nicole Knight, third in public speaking; Kevin McCormick 10th in international business; and Devin Schehrer, 10th in business letter composition.
Amber Donahue served as District II vice president.
¢ Seven Eudora High School students, accompanied by Spanish teacher Kim Lancaster, traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days.
During the trip, students visited San Jose, Sanchi Oxcart Factory, Arenal Volcano and Tobacon Hot Springs, the rain forest, the beach, Carara Biological Reserve and Britt Coffee Plantation.
Students who made the trip were Kim Gardner, Elizabeth Morriss, Pat Seats, Devin Schehrer, Laura Cribbs, Kelli Wright and Jessa Stein.

15 years ago
April 1990
Winners in Bert Nash's "I Like Myself Because..." poster contest at Nottingham Elementary School were Matthew Clark, Chris Rake, Autumn Gross, Melanie Claggett, Marie Garner, Jeremy Immer, Cody Bost, Jerri Mason, Krystal Bryant, Timberly Krutz, Michael Scribner, Katrina Clark, Jeni Sanchez, Elizabeth Steel, Derek Bland, Amanda Buchholz, Brian Cribbs and Kari Neis.
¢ Eudora High School junior Dawnita Mercer received a I rating for her vocal performance at the 4A regional music festival. She sang a Latin song, "Non Posso Disperar" and "Sapphic Ode." She was accompanied by Cordelia Brown.
¢ Dr. Leo Lauber spent nine weeks in Gerald Deman's ninth-grade civics class talking to students about economic principles and business tactics.
¢ Eudora High School seniors Joanna Morgan, Chad Hunsaker and Jeff Dingman qualified to go to Washington, D.C. at the State Future Business Leaders of America conference.
Morgan was elected to the office of state secretary. Hunsaker was elected to the office of state historian and Dingman was named Mr. FBL, scoring the highest in the state with a combination of test scores and points gained through interviews.

37 years ago
April 1968
The pupils in Miss Bayne's fifth-grade class worked in science groups and conducted experiments on diseases.
Students who performed experiments were Mark Reynolds, Jay Jameson, Mark Mosser, Steve Mott, Candy Musick, Joni Holloway, Terri Bagby, Kitty Hargrave, Bill Parsons and David Holladay.
¢ The fourth-grade students were studying Egypt in social studies. Mrs. J.D. Moore shared some Egyptian jewelry, coins and greeting cards from Cairo with the two classes.
¢ Eudora High School students who received I ratings at state music festival at Atchison were Jane Ott, piano solo; Linda Davis, low voice solo; and Carolyn Dodson, medium voice solo.
¢ Roy and Alma Breithaupt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

75 years ago
April 1930
Dr. C.B. Johnson was elected clerk at the annual school election at the high school. Mr. Homer A. White was the outgoing clerk and held the position for the past 12 years.
Out of a total of 180 votes cast, C.E. Sheldon received 13; Mrs. Guy Grimes 73, and Dr. Johnson 94.
¢ The Berean class of the St. Paul Evangelical Sunday school had a business meeting at the church and later went to Moll grove for a wiener roast.
¢ Margaret Cole spent two days with Mrs. G.P. Sweet and helped her with her work. Mrs. Sweet was suffering from a severe cold.
¢ There were seven boys and eight girls enrolled at the Evening Star School for the month of March.
Those with perfect attendance were Eula Reusch, Anna Meuffle, Pearl Koehler, John Neauttles, Delbert Reusch, Roscoe Parker and Archie Allen.

85 years ago
April 1920
May Blaylock was working for the telephone company in Ottawa.
¢ John Grist, Clifford Eisele, and F.D. Boone were building a motor boat after school hours. They planned to equip it with a washing machine engine for power.
¢ Mrs. Ed Diedrich was recovering nicely from blood poisoning in her hand caused by a cut from a stove pipe.
¢ F.D. Boone accompanied the agriculture class to the I.D. Harris dairy farm south of town to see a milking machine demonstration.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Earl Milburn moved to the Fred Neis property in west Eudora.
¢ Albert Neustifter was in Excelsior Springs recuperating from an attack of the flu. He was being benefited by the hot baths.

96 years ago
March 1909
A pack of hounds belonging to Fred Moll and Clyde Hughes caught a large gray wolf.
¢ Four-year-old Vina Copp slipped and fell causing a fracture of the right forearm.
¢ Willie Getker killed a wild goose.
¢ Archibald Gabriel, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gabriel, had been quite sick.

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