Days Gone By
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Republican gubernatorial candidates Gov. Bill Graves and Eudora resident David Miller were doing some final campaigning in the last few days before the primary election.
¢ Dale Sample began duties as principal at Eudora Middle School.
Sample, originally from Topeka, moved to Eudora with his wife, Jeannine, who was going to teach English and drama at Eudora High School, and their son, Kris, 16.
¢ Bob and Barbara Cawley hosted a softball team reunion celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the team's trip to Ontario, Canada in 1978.
The Cawleys began coaching the same group of girls when their two older daughters were in the younger division of the local softball program and coached for many years.
Their team went undefeated eight years straight before losing by one run to a team from Baldwin.
Members of the 15- and 16-year-old team who traveled to Canada were Patty Barlett, Cheryl Cawley, Kay Cawley, Yvonne DeKeyser, Julie Laws, Chris Parsons, Susie Rider, Rhonda Stanley, Patty Trefz, Ginny Whitten, Lori Wilson and Gwen Yarnell.
¢ Eudora teachers Jane Clinton, Linda Dick, Christine Hazen and Vicky Hofer were honored by the University of Kansas School of Education for 25 years of service in their profession.
¢ The 9- and 10-year-old Eudora All-Star baseball team, coached by David Alvarez, Dave House and Barry Larson, claimed the state championship in Parsons by defeating the host team 11-8 in extra innings.
The title qualified the team for the first-ever Midwest Bambino Regional Tournament in Pittsburg.
The team lost its first game against the state champs from Kennet, Mo., 2-1, in the sixth inning, after leading 1-0 going into the last frame.
The Eudora team faced a team from Chardon, Neb., the next day and won 9-2.
Pitcher Michelle Deluna set a Midwest Regional tournament record with 11 strikeouts.
That same evening, the team played a squad from Pittsburg, but fell 8-6, and returned home.
Team members were Kent Abel, Luke Abel, Max Alvarez, Kenny Banta, Jacob Beedle, Kyle Brouhard, Austin Calhoon, Michelle Deluna, Michael Ortega, Kyle Reynolds, Andy Schultz, Nolan Smith, Rodney Spillman, Kyle Van Meter and Joe White.
15 years ago
Plans for razing the 1918 high school structure hit a snag at a special board of education meeting.
John Immel, board attorney, told members that a state statute said that whenever the state fire marshal issues an order, the school board at its first meeting, after receiving such report, could make the report available for public inspection. The board did this at a July meeting, a continuance of the regular July board meeting.
The statute, Immel said, stated that the board could not act on the order until its next regularly scheduled meeting -- not a special meeting.
He said that electors of the district, if they chose to, could appeal the closing of the school to the state board of education and the state fire marshal. In that event, the board could not take any action until a final decision was handed down by the state board of education or the state fire marshal.
¢ Tom Pyle was running for the 43rd District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, vacated by Rep. David Miller. Miller was running for lieutenant governor with Wichita gubernatorial candidate, Nestor Weigand, Jr.
¢ Marjorie Gronniger returned from a 24-day Elderhostel tour of Great Britain.
She attended lectures and took part in field trips at Ferryside, Wales; Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh, Scotland; and Durham University at Durham in the north of England.
¢ Eudora High School graduate Dee Ann Seiwald relocated in New York City and accepted a position as corporate promotion assistant with Conde Nast Publications.
30 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE
The Eudora Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to put out a fire in a hayfield south of Eudora.
The fire call came around 4:15 p.m. after a wheel bearing went bad on a large baler operated by Carrol Gerstenberger. He said a spark must have started chaff burning near the baler, and he had just released a large round bale, which started burning.
According to Roger Broers, secretary for the Township Fire Department, approximately eight acres of cut hay burned, in addition to two large bales.
Gerstenberger estimated the loss between $250 and $300.
¢ Both the Cardinals and Eagles baseball teams of the Jayhawk Babe Ruth League concluded their respective seasons as the winners in the American Division of the league.
The 13-year-old team, the Eagles, concluded with an undefeated record of 10-0 after beating De Soto, 13-6. The Cards, the 15-year-old team, beat Louisburg 4-3, for an 11-2 record.
Eagles pitcher Brian Snow earned his sixth win for the season on the De Soto mound.
Eudora's runs were scored by Ron Abel, David Moore, Don Abel and Snow, each with two; Jerry Collins, Rodney Strickell, Ed Clark, Don Barlett and Donnie Potts, with one apiece.
Rich Clark pitched the Cardinals' game against Louisburg. The opponents scored three runs on seven hits; whereas the Cardinals made four runs on five hits. The runs were made by Greg Holloway with two; and Dennis Yarnell and David Allen, both with one.
The Eagles were managed by Ervin Yarnell with coaches Terry Hall and Bud James. Dean Hall managed the Cardinals with Jim Wilson as coach.