Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2005

Days Gone By

June 16, 2005

7 years ago
June 1998
The first-ever Eudora Relay for Life raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society. Kansas University assistant men's basketball coach Neil Dougherty was emcee of the event.
Judy Bowes and Rose House, both breast cancer survivors, spoke to the crowd about the challenges they faced in their fight with the disease.
House's team, Survivors and Friends," raised the highest amount -- $1,460 -- for the ACS. Julie White, from the "Survivors and Friends" team was top individual fund-raiser. She raised $510.
¢ After 21 years serving the community of Eudora, Mike Westerhouse decided to sell Eudora Air Conditioning. The new owner was Larry Flowers, who operated Thermal Craft Maintenance in Olathe.
¢ Eudora News editor Vickie Hull's book, "The Faces of Our Lives, A Journey of Discovery for Women" was published. It was the first book Hull had written.

15 years ago
June 1990
Vernon Lutz and Lester Anderson of Eudora, along with James Thornburg of Alexander, Va., met for coffee at Annabelle's to discuss their time spent together in the U.S. Navy Company No. 467 in Idaho. It had been 47 years since they were together in boot camp.
¢ The Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol, new minister of the Eudora United Methodist Church, was ordained to the office of Elder in the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Somers-Ingersol replaced the Rev. Glen Amend, who retired from the ministry.
¢ Katherine Reetz Neis was honored for 50 years of membership in the Minerva Rebekah Lodge of Eudora. Her daughters, Patty Johnston and Marianna Hensall presented her the Rebekah 50-year jewel.

26 years ago
June 1979
Pauline Gilroy accepted the chairmanship of the November Arts and Crafts Fair at a meeting of the Eudora Public Library Board.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gerstenberger celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neis.
¢ Brownie Troop No. 617 enjoyed the Walt Disney movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." After the movie, they went to eat pizza at a Lawrence restaurant. They saw how the pizzas were made then each girl put her own favorite toppings on a mini pizza.
Girls who attended were Stacy Baird, Karla Childress, Angee Dalrymple, Rene Dalrymple, Connie Decker, Rachel Douglass, Carrie Evinger, Roxie Hadl, Kris Long, Dawn Scribner and Dana Winkle. Curtis and Lisa Dalrymple also accompanied them.
Leaders Ruby Dalrymple and Marlene Evinger provided supervision and transportation, along with parents Terry Baird, Debbie Dalrymple and Kathy Hadl.

30 years ago
June 1975
A poster drawing entitled "Drumming the Battle Cry of Freedom," designed, drawn and painted by Lars Leon, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Leon, Eudora, was selected for the grand prize in the Douglas County Bicentennial Poster Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Army Reserves.
¢ Allen Westerhouse, Eudora, built a replica of Salem Chapel. He made the project voluntarily and planned to give the replica to the Eudora Youth Service Organization for possible display in the authentic structure.
¢ The Eudora Babe Ruth baseball teams hosted De Soto's teams. Both Eudora teams won their second game of the season.
The Cardinals took a 7-4 win as David Alvarez was the winning pitcher. The Eagles won 8-4. Brian Snow pitched that game, striking out nine men. Ron Abel and Eric Rochester each made two runs for the Eagles, and David Moore, Tim Moore, Randy Smith and Danny Slankard each made one run.
¢ Eudora second-grade teacher Audre Carlson was recognized as the Eudora Teacher of the Year at the annual end-of-the-year luncheon of the Douglas County Educational Association of District No. 491.
¢ William G. Vandruff was hired as the new building inspector for the City of Eudora.
¢ Vaseline Intensive Care bath beads were 94 cents for a 16-ounce size at Byrne's Pharmacy. Ban roll-on anti-perspirant was 83 cents. Cutex polish remover was 43 cents a bottle.
¢ New City Council members James Smith and Gary Vermillion were sworn into office. Dr. Leo Lauber also took the oath of office for the position to which he was re-elected. Jim Hoover was selected as president of the Council.
The Council also approved the reappointments of John Beach, municipal judge; Arlene Lawson, city clerk; Marge Gronniger, city treasurer; Bill Long, chief of police; Roy DeMint, policeman; John Pinnick, city superintendent; and Charles Stough, city attorney.
¢ Graduates from Maple Street Preschool were Joseph Brunk, Shane Bryson, Rene Dalrymple, Kristi Hickman, Cari Jacob, Timmy King, Tracy Mark, David Orr, Sean Reed, Melissa Seetin and Melinda Watson. Kevin Byrne was also a member of the class. His diploma was presented to her parents, Stan and Kay Byrne.
¢ Martha Grosdidier was among the 74 graduates of the 1975 class of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.
¢ The Dan Davis family returned from a three-week trip through 10 states including Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Enroute, they visited relatives in California, Denver and Colorado Springs.
¢ Tom Jerome, Eudora, was re-elected to serve as the chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Board of Health.
¢ Members of the Eudora Rockets slo-pitch softball team were Debbie Katzfey, Robin Lutz, Annette Cannon, Vicki Schehrer, Kim Schehrer, Holly Reusch, Terri Bagby, Mary Lou Strong, Stacy Massey, Sherrie Smith, Karla Johnston, Annette Trefz and Pam Eaton.
The team was coached and managed by Leland Massey with assistance from Ken Massey.
¢ Eudora Cub Scout Todd Steffen was presented with the Bear award during the Scouts awards and ceremonies and bicycle rodeo. He was commended for earning both the Bear and Wolf awards in the same year.
Artist and Citizen badges were awarded to David Bales and an athlete badge to Russell Neis.
During a special graduation ceremony, Larry Shawbaker was welcomed into the Eudora Boy Scout Troop No. 64 by Scoutmaster Jim Guy and Assistant Scoutmaster Charles Slaughter. He was presented with a Boy Scout neckerchief and slide.
¢ David Bushnell was selected as the winner in a nationwide competition to receive a $900 engineering grant awarded by the National Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation. He was the candidate of the Eastern Chapter of the Kansas Engineering Society.
¢ Roast was 79 cents a pound at Howard's Super Saver. A 40-count package of Bounce fabric softener was $1.79. Ajax liquid was 59 cents for a 22-ounce bottle. Kraft Velveeta cheese spread was $1.49 for a 32-ounce loaf. Betty Crocker cake mix was 59 cents a package.
¢ George Anderson received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb.
Anderson was serving as a physician's assistant at the Air Force Hospital at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1965.
¢ Anita Alvarez and Brigitte Lothholz graduated from Brown Mackie College in Salina.
Both were enrolled in the Airline Secretarial course and graduated from Eudora High School in 1974.

31 years ago
June 1974
Robert Norris began duties as recreation director for Eudora.
¢ Delbert Mathia announced he would be a candidate on the Republican ticket for the office of County Clerk. He was born and raised in Eudora and had served as Douglas County Clerk for the past 20 years.
¢ Joe Pyle was in Ephrata, Penn., for the summer selling books for Southwestern Book Company.
¢ Work began on the Eudora Nursing Center by the Autry Construction Company of Humboldt.

75 years ago
June 1930
Two mad dogs were killed in Eudora. The Mayor requested everyone to keep all dogs shut up or muzzled until the danger passed.
¢ Marvin Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Parker, was operated on for appendicitis at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City.
¢ A spare tire was taken from the Leon Durr car that was parked in front of the Durr home. The same evening, another spare tire was taken from the Charles Kaiser car. Mr. Kaiser had driven into town to visit with his mother and while his car was parked in front of her house, the tire was stolen.
¢ I.D. Harris and Sons, well-known breeders of Holsteins in Eudora, were admitted into membership in the Holstein-Friensian Association of America.

77 years ago
June 1928
Anna Getker Roberts, who was having the old Turner Hall remodeled into a modern house, decided to name the place "Verein Heights," in honor of the "Turn Verein Society," whose members built the hall and for years used it as a gathering place for the young and old of Eudora and vicinity.
¢ Mrs. John Miller entertained a number of children in honor of the 10th birthday of her daughter, Ruth.
Outdoor games were played and ice cream, wafers and lollipops were served to Robert, Katherine and Harold Zimmerman, Frederick and Howard Trefz, Jean Daugherty, Elfrieda and Dale Papenhausen, Verda Sommer, Lucille Walker, Velma Haverty, Marguerite Everley and Virginia Brown.
Mrs. Frank Sommer and Mrs. William Zimmerman assisted Mrs. Miller throughout the afternoon.

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