Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2005

Days Gone By

June 23, 2005

7 years ago
June 1998
Eudora resident Kenny Massey was appointed undersheriff at the Douglas County Sheriff's office.
Massey served as a jail officer and a dispatcher from 1976 to 1978. He rejoined the department in 1995 as a road deputy. In between those years, he was a Eudora police officer for 11 years.
He replaced former undersheriff Don Schwartz who retired after 37 years of service.
¢ Kenna Stout, Eudora, completed the nursing program and graduated from Johnson County Community college on the Dean's Honor Roll in May.
¢ Eudora resident Karla Pierce was the recipient of the Federation of Tax Administrators' 1998 Award for Leadership and Service. The award was given to an individual who demonstrated significant service in the administration of state taxes.
¢ Sherry Smith signed a letter of intent to participate in cross country and track at Allen County Community College in Iola.

15 years ago
June 1990
Katie Hermreck, Laura Vermillion and Angie Drummond earned a trip to the state Amateur Athletic Union track meet in Wichita.
Hermreck competed in the 13- and 14-year-old age group and ran the 100-meter hurdles, 100 and the 200. She placed fourth in the100 hurdles.
Drummond and Vermillion both competed in the 15- and 16-year-old age group. Drum-mond participated in the 100 hurdles, in which she won a bronze medal, and the 100.
Vermillion ran in the 100 hurdles, the 100 dash and the 200 dash. She brought home a silver medal in the hurdles and bronze medals in the other two events.
¢ Eudora lawyer Alden Fleming received a 50-year lapel pin, certificate and a history book of the Kansas Bench and Bar, at the Kansas Bar Association Annual Awards luncheon in Overland Park.

29 years ago
June 1976
Trefz Turquoise Gems, operated by Annette Trefz, moved into the Trefz Variety Store for the summer months.
¢ Jenice Howard graduated from Stormont-Vail School of Nursing. She accepted a position at Stormont-Vail in Topeka after graduation.
¢ Ella Miller was named the Eudora Nursing Center Resident of the Week.
¢ About 75 people were present for the Eudora Untied Methodist Women's Bicentennial meeting in the church community room. Women from area churches also attended.
The program was in the form of a fashion show, depicting women going to church in several intervals of church history, interspersed with music of the era.

30 years ago
June 1975
Howard's Super Saver was making plans to expand south into the area formerly housed by the Country Shop.
Howard Wilson had owned the building since 1960. He had been in the grocery business since 1944. He started as a meat cutter for A&P in Kansas City.
In 1946, the Wilson family moved to Eudora where Howard and his cousin Jack Howard purchased the grocery business owned by Carl Lotz at the site where the Market Basket was located. They called the store Howard and Wilson Clover Farm Store.
In 1949, the partners took in another cousin, Glenn Wilson. Four years later, Glenn Wilson and Joe Hargrave purchased the business.
Howard Wilson then went to work as a meat cutter at the Lawrence A&P store until he purchased the store at 701 Main. At that time, he and his son Jim went into partnership.
¢ Leland Massey, Eudora tank-truck driver for U.S. Industrial Chemicals Company in De Soto won first place in the Kansas Missouri Truck Roadeo Kansas Division of the five-axle tank-truck class. Massey earned the right to compete in the national competition.
¢ Members of Eudora Brownie Troop No. 630 hosted a party for their troop helpers, Leslie Bagby and Paula Hopkins. Those participating were Thais Holladay, Shelly Shanks, Missy Shipe, Laura Farrier and Deanna Shawbaker. Troop members not able to attend were Jennifer Farrier, Kathy Gavillet, Shana Slifer and Lori Oglsby. Elisabeth Holladay led the troop.
¢ J.C. Gilroy attended the Cadet Lawman Academy at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center in Schilling Air Force Base, Salina. Gilroy was one of 40 high school juniors selected to attend the program.
¢ Progress on the fence around the new football field was near completion. All that remained was laying the track. School district workers David Alvarez, Joe Prichard, Steve Tipton and Pat Moore worked on getting the fence installed.
¢ Cheer detergent was $1.19 for a 49-ounce box at Howard's Super Saver. A five-pound bag of Gold Medal flour was 79 cents. Morton pot pies were five for $1. Imperial oleo was 69 cents a carton. Lettuce was two heads for 49 cents.
¢ The Eudora Board of Education unanimously agreed to authorize up to $10,000 for purchase of equipment and furniture for the district. The items included both teacher and student desks, cafeteria tables, some office equipment, tables, chairs and file cabinets. Most of the items were for the new building.
The Board also agreed to purchase 10 additional band uniforms at a total cost of $1,575.50.
¢ Several youth from the Hesper Friends Church attended summer camp sessions at Camp Quaker Haven near Arkansas City.
Rick Howell, Stanley Wilson and Keith Knabe attended junior camp. Richard Knabe served as a counselor during the week-long session.
Karla Knabe, Nancy Curtis, Melinda Seuell and Rick Lutz attended the junior high camp session.

75 years ago
June 1930
Eudora boasted one of the biggest crops of oats in years. Wheat was turning out fine in the community and corn was making a rapid growth. Pastures were in very fair condition.
¢ Minnie and Annetta Abel entertained a number of guests to a picnic in the woods. Those who enjoyed the afternoon were Dorothy, Emma and Pearl Kohler, Eula Reusch, Dorothy Nuttall, Leone Parker, Ruby Neis, Elfredia and John Kohler, Delbert and Wayne Reusch and Robert Neis.
¢ Harold Lee Daugherty was quite sick with the measles.
¢ Lettie White had part of her teeth extracted.

77 years ago
June 1928
George Trefz was in charge of the W.A. Fuller hardware store during the illness of Mr. Fuller.
¢ Members of the post office force and their wives planned and carried out a surprise for Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Diedrich, when they went in a group to spend the evening with the young married couple at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Diedrich.
The guests presented the newlyweds with a set of table linen.
Ice cream and wafers were served to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Diedrich, Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bohnsack and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hammer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown and sons, Miss Ellen Melville and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Diedrich.
James Rose, Ben Neis, George Broers, Gete Neis and C.E. Sheldon attended the Potato Tour through Douglas County.
¢ Minnie McCrea went to Kansas City, Kan., to attend summer school at the State Blind school for eight weeks.

78 years ago
June 1927
During an electrical storm, the hay shed on the August Richtermeier farm, one-half mile south of town, was struck by lightning and soon was on fire. A call to the Eudora Fire Department was answered at once, and the fire fighting boys were soon at the scene and saved about one-half the big shed. The big barn and other buildings near the burning shed were also saved.
¢ Mrs. T.C. Porter entertained the Sinclair Card club.
The afternoon was enjoyed by all playing Rook. Mrs. D.H. Frederick won high and Mrs. G.P. Sweet low score.
¢ While cultivating corn, Leonard White's horses were frightened by two motorcycles passing them. Leonard was thrown over the fence, and the horses scratched up some, and the tongue on the two-row cultivator was broken.
Neither Leonard nor the horses were seriously hurt.
¢ Ellis Gordon broke his arm while cranking the car.

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