Archive for Thursday, December 22, 2005

Days Gone By

December 22, 2005

7 years ago


December 1998

Thirty-two Eudora families and 11 elderly residents benefited from the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. The community-wide drive collected $3,000 in donations. The money was used to purchase food and gift certificates for those in need.

  • Miss Kansas Jennifer Vannatta spoke to Eudora students about volunteerism and the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Eudora High School seniors Eric Garrett, Kyle Wright, Darcie Rodgers, Kristen Woodward, Krista Kraus, Jona Gauntt and Jenny Hime spent a week in the nation's capital learning how the United States government worked.

Local history teacher Don Grosdidier also attended. The Close-Up Foundation sponsored the trip.

  • The first home at the new Meadowlark subdivision south of Eudora was completed. Meadowlark Development Group were the developers.
  • The Eudora Board of Education approved the transfer of Marjorie Spence from paraprofessional administrative assistant at Nottingham Elementary School to head secretary at West Elementary School.
  • The Eudora City Council sent the rezoning request for 11.2 acres of the proposed Shadow Ridge property back to the Eudora Planning Commission for further review.

Council members directed the planning commission to reconsider the zoning for the southeast corner of the 112-acre development as duplex with neighborhood commercial zoning on the extreme corner.

15 years ago


December 1990

  • The "Tuesday Ladies" including Diane Chrislip, Sue Lynch and Marsha Gordon served meals to an average of 50 to 60 of Eudora's senior citizens each month at city hall.
  • Mary Belle Davis was named the December resident of the month at Eudora Nursing Center.
  • The third annual Christmas gift exchange of the Musick sisters took place at Geraldine Wilcox's home in Hutchinson. The ladies handcrafted each gift.

All six sisters -- Iona Spring, Imogene Brecheisen, Marilyn Grosdidier, Janice Jenks and Shirley Crawshaw, all of Eudora, and Geraldine Wilcox, Hutchinson -- were in attendance.

27 years ago


December 1978

  • The Eudora City Council approved a bid to purchase a new police car from Turner Chevrolet for $4,083.57.
  • The Eudora German Club celebrated "Nikolaustag," the traditional day in Germany for "Nikolaus" (alias Santa Claus). Nikolaus made his appearance at the celebration, bringing treats for the "good students and swats for the bad."

Attending the party were Stan Wilson, Jim Hopson, Rick Lutz, David Cook, Sam Neis, Mark Altenbernd, Jeff Dardis, Brian Snow, Kerri Tibbits, Janette Slifer, Brad Goff, Leah McKinney, Nancy Brecheisen, Debbie Robbins, Fred May, Tammy Spencer, Alexia Athey, Kevin Bauer and principal Gerald Tilley.

Santa's special helpers were Matt Holladay and Mrs. Holladay, Jim Gilroy, Karla Knabe and Janice Luther.

67 years ago


December 1938

Fred Schellack, who had charge of the Home Oil Company filling station for several years, quit to the farm. George Gerstenberger took charge of the station and secured Glen Wilson to drive the delivery truck. George said he had drive the truck for the past 18 years and it was time to quit.

  • Dan Selzer sawed wood for George Rohe. He was assisted by Cyril Rohe and Clarence Soward.
  • Mary Frances, Dorothy Mae and Margaret Ann Deckwa were the victims of pink eye.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Morris moved from the Carl Lotz cottage on C Street to the Emma Foust home on B Street.
  • Mrs. C.W. Wells literally got Christmas greetings form above on Christmas Day.

She was in the poultry yard feeding her chickens when she heard an airplane and watched it fly directly above her. At the proper time, a package was dropped from the plane, the craft was tilted and the pilot waved a greeting. The package landed within 10 feet of Mrs. Wells and she was thrilled to find that it had been dropped by her son Williams Wells, aviator and manager of the Topeka airport.

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