Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2005

Days Gone By

July 28, 2005

7 years ago
July 1998
The Whitten family won first place for its Little Bo Peep float entry in the CPA Picnic parade. Second place Hawaiian Luau was constructed by Jenny Grosdidier and Jaime Becker. Third place in the children's float division went to Covered Wagon, entered by Hunter Trefz and Grayson Loewenstein. Class of 2016 received fourth place and was the work of Mark Neis.
¢ Marilyn Heitzman retired as librarian aide from the Eudora school district after 20 years of service. Valerie Richardson retired from teaching after 21 years, and Arline Seely retired from her position as Title I and Chapter I reading specialist after 10 years.
¢ Dan Slankard placed first in the 35 to 39 age division of the men's high jump at the Sunflower State Games in Baldwin. His high jump measured 5 feet 7 inches. He won the javelin with a throw of 174-10, and he took third in the discus with a distance of 106-3.
Mackenzie Salzman took third in the 6- to 8-year-old women's division of the 200-meter run with a time of 39.40 seconds.
¢ Buddy and Hazel James celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a Lawrence restaurant.
¢ Marilyn Lindeen, Eudora, celebrated her retirement form Hallmark Cards, Inc., after 31 years of service. She was a coordinator over the card shop at the Hallmark plant in Lawrence.
¢ Akiba Medina, 19, Eudora, was the overall winner of the annual CPA Fun Run. He crossed the finish line in 24:59. He competed in the under 25 age division.
¢ Eudora's 9- and 10-year-old boys all-star team, coached by David Alvarez, pulled off a clean sweep in the Baldwin Invitational All-Star Tournament. The local team won five games to take first place.
Team members were Rodney Spillman, Max Alvarez, Nolan Smith, Austin Calhoon, Luke Abel, Kyle Reynolds, Kyle Brouhard, Kent Abel, Jacob Beedle, Mike Ortega, Michelle Deluna, Kyle Van Meter, Andy Schultz, Kenny Banta and Joe White. Coaches were Alvarez, Carl Abel, Barry Larson, Craig Rogers, Dave House and Don Abel.

15 years ago
July 1990
Joel Morgan was one of 193 Kansas high school seniors selected to receive the University of Kansas Leadership Award for the 1990-1991 academic year.
¢ Nils Ahrlich enjoyed his stay in Eudora and the United States while here as a foreign exchange student.
Ahrlich, who returned to his hometown of Kirchweyhe, West Germany, stayed with Gordon and Jean Reynolds of rural Eudora.
¢ About 100 district patrons and personnel were on hand at a special school board meeting to listen as Super- intendent Dan Bloom gave updates on the razing and replacement of the 1918 high school building, as well as a future bond issue.
¢ Lois Neis did her monthly readings to Eudora Nursing Center residents. Her granddaughters Kristen and Wendy Dymacek also read to the residents.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Broers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
¢ Joah Buchanan, daughter of Gary and Peg Buchanan, Eudora, was a finalist in the 1990 Miss Kansas American Princess pageant in Topeka. There were 94 contestants from all over the state in the pageant. Contestants were between the ages of four and seven.
¢ Members of the Eudora High School Class of 1950 who gathered for its 40th reunion were Gene Mosser, Bob Durr, Rose Schopper Cordry, Carol Bond Belles, Theresa Dunlap Sachen, Dorothy Grider, Mary Ann Schehrer Nicolay, Delores Blechel, Violet Abel Kimberling, Marion Abel Shutt, Jerry Langdon Abel, Avery Oliver, George Eder, Gene Hosford, Bob Durbin and Iona Musick Spring.
¢ Jimmy Vigneron worked on the Avenue of Flags at the Eudora Cemetery as his Eagle Scout project.

29 years ago
July 1976
Eudora Nursing Center residents enjoyed snapping green beans, donated by Carl Abel. It was game time when the beans arrived, but it seemed that bean snapping was much more popular, and of course, there was the next day servings of prepared fresh green beans to look forward to.
¢ Members of the Eudora United Methodist Church provided a chicken dinner at the CPA Picnic. Faye Gammill, Doris Blevins and Dorothy Jackson were busy in the school cafeteria kitchen the Saturday morning of the annual event preparing homemade bread for the dinner.
¢ Peggy Burns, Phoenix, spent the summer with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hausman.
¢ Friday night entertainers at the Eudora CPA Picnic were the Rochester Brothers Band, Eudora; E.E. Hefley and Jim and Alberta Hefley, Eudora; Steffey family, Lawrence; Baldwin Country Cousins; Nell Trefz and daughters, Eudora; and a square dance group.
The Harmonicats, De Soto; Old Time Fiddlers Association of Topeka; Sweet Adelines, Lawrence, and Linwood Railers provided entertainment on Saturday.
For the grand finale of the evening, the public danced to the music of the Dewey Richardson Band.
¢ The Eudora Minor Babe Ruth team played Wellsville at Eudora and edged the team, 7-6.
Winning pitcher was William Crowe, with relief from Delano Brown.
Eudora's Minor Babe Ruth team won the Jayhawk League with a 12-0 record.
¢ Eudora girls in the senior Tri-County League defeated Blue Valley I at Stilwell with a final score of 15-12.
Michele Noble hit a grand slam and Janet Hill had a home run.
Sandra Dickerson was the winning pitcher.
¢ Mayor James Hoover accepted a bicentennial quilt on behalf of the City of Eudora at the PS Picnic and Bicentennial celebration.
The quilt was completed by a group of local ladies who met at Mattie Kindred's home to quilt the piece, after a number of other ladies embroidered the blocks for the bicentennial occasion.

67 years ago
July 1938
Charles Hobb, commissioner of insurance of Kansas, mailed checks to 314 cities in the state for their share of the distribution of the Firemen's Relief Fund. Eudora received $47.83.
¢ O.E. Westerhouse, local agent for Standard Oil Company, and Allen Westerhouse, dealer in Standard products, sponsored the talking picture show "Stan," for the community at the city park.
¢ Mrs. Paul Sommer was hostess to the J.L.L. club members and five guests at her home. Bridge was played at two tables. Prize winners were Mrs. Clement Zillner and Mrs. Augusta Durr. The traveling prize was awarded to Mrs. Albert Neustifter.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Scott attended the state convention of the Rural Letter Carriers' Association in Ottawa.

78 years ago
July 1927
George J. Broers leased land east of Eudora for the purpose of drilling for oil and gas. He leased 160 acres from William Lothholz, 79 acres from Louise P. Lawson, and 160 acres from Peter J. Neis Jr.
¢ Allen Cochrun, who had been in charge of an oil filling station in Kansas City for several months, came home for the summer and assisted with the farm work.
¢ The cherry trees around Eudora were badly infected with a disease that caused leaves to turn yellow and fall off. Left untreated, the tree would die in two to three years.
¢ Ed Grob put up a new windmill.
¢ Elfrieda Schlegel resigned her position as clerk at the Home Bakery.
¢ The Rev. Oscar Thompson was working in the harvest in western Kansas.

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