Archive for Thursday, March 10, 2005

Days Gone By

March 10, 2005

7 years ago
March 1998
The Eudora Planning Commission approved a development plat for Kritos Addition and Herb's Addition. The Kritos Addition was south of 14th Street and east of Church, adjacent to Prairie Estates. The plat called for a single cul-de-sac development of three-bedroom townhomes. The Herb's Addition called for a duplex development in the 1200 block of Birch.
¢ Members of the Eudora High School forensics team were Jeremiah Hartley, Elizabeth Morriss, Diane Lamy, Rachel Whitaker, Nicci Simon, Nichole Knight, Cristin Groninger, Lindy Powers, Sam Moore and Eric Garrett. The team was coached by Carolee Vincent.
¢ The Eudora High School girls basketball team was named sub-state runners up after a 29-24 loss to Immaculata in the sub-state finals at Horton.
¢ Eudora Middle School eighth-grader Estelle Montgomery won second place for her paper on Sunflower Ordnance Plant in the regional competition of National History Day and was eligible for the state competition in May.
The 2,500-word paper traced the migration of people from all over the country to the Eudora and De Soto communities to work at the nearby Sunflower Ordnance Plant during World War II. It also told of the affects the plant had on the communities of Eudora and De Soto.

15 years ago
March 1990
The United Methodist Church of Eudora displayed a handmade wooden cross outside its front doors during the Lenten season.
The cross stood approximately nine feet tall and was built by Kermit Broers in 1985. He crafted it out of hedgewood, used formerly as a fence post on his property.
A second wooden cross was on display inside the church sanctuary for the Easter season. Bill Heaberlin constructed it from a Christmas tree and it stood about five feet tall.
A third cross was on permanent display on a wall of the sanctuary. It was constructed by Carlisle Trabant in 1965 from driftwood he found in the Tuttle Creek area. The five-foot cross had hung on the wall since 1967.
¢ Lee Langston, Tillie Bichelmeyer, Faye Burkhardt, Helen Peck and LeRoy Mzhickteno attended the performance of the 21-member Jazz Ensemble Strategic Air Command Band at Baldwin High School.
¢ Sponsors of the junior and senior classes hoped to provide a safe, alternative after-prom party by holding the first-ever after-prom lock-in at the high school.
¢ The Eudora School Board unanimously granted permission for the Eudora Recreation Commission to install a scoreboard at the softball field north of Nottingham Elementary School at no cost to the district.

28 years ago
March 1977
Several Eudora Cub Scouts received Bear awards during the annual Blue and Gold Banquet at the Eudora United Methodist Church.
Bear awards were presented to George O'Brien, Kevin Ott, Donald Musick, Ronnie Botello and Richard Wellman. Donald Musick was a recipient of the Gold and Silver Arrow. Richard Stout was prepared to bridge to Webeloes.
¢ Eudora High School hosted a forensics festival. Eight schools participated. Judges were Susie Dickerson, Lysle Holloway, Carol Tibbits, Candy Musick, Phyllis de Vries, Joni Becker, Bernadette Fulks, Judy Adams, Mary Jane Harris, Pam Hopkins and Veet Cleveland.
¢ Jay Ann Mannen was named news editor of the Eudora Enterprise. She succeeded Joy Uthoff who had resigned. Mannen graduated from Eudora High school in 1972.
¢ Eckrich Smok-y-Links were 99 cents a package at Howard's Super Saver. Oranges were 10 for 89 cents, and Wilderness Cherry Pie Filling was 79 cents.

30 years ago
March 1975
The Eudora Nursing Center opened its doors on March 1. Civil Gray was the administrator. Vera Fry was the LPN. Mary Ann Schopper was the registered nurse. Olive Clark was the head cook and Mrs. John Jennings was serving as the activity director.
Steve Fuller was the first resident. By mid-afternoon on the opening day, four residents were settled into the center. All of them had lived in the surrounding area or had relatives who lived in the area. The others who joined Fuller the first day were Grace Hargadine, Vera Parker and George Taber. The latter two moved into the Eudora facility from the neighboring De Soto Nursing Home.
¢ Anita Alvarez was elected a member of the student senate at the Brown-Mackie College in Salina for the1975 school year.
¢ The City of Eudora filed a pre-application for $225,000 in community development funds from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department. The funds were for a city swimming pool.
Eudora Councilman Jim Hoover, who served as the chairman of the parks and recreation committee for the city, explained that if the city got a "green light" okay on the project, plans were to try to save the money by not hiring a consultant firm to fill out the long application forms. Hoover said it could save the city $5,000.
¢ Eudora High School's boys basketball team took a last-second lead and won the Class 2A regional basketball championship 68-66 against Basehor at Baldwin. The team fell 69-60 to Burlington in its first game at sub-state competition at Chanute.
Members of the team were Ken Massey, Roger Fulks, J.C. Gilroy, Rick Hall, Keith Brecheisen, Greg Dardis, Ron Davis, Ken Folks, Jerry Neis, Mike Brouhard, Tony Rider and Mickey Dardis. Head coach was Howard Sears. His assistant coaches were Don Laws and Dave Durkin.
¢ The Eudora 4-H Club "Corny Clowns," a name given to a group of nine 4-H girls who performed a dance routine to the music of "The Entertainer" earned top honors at the Douglas County 4-H Days and advanced to Regional 4-H Day. Junior leader Joanne Born directed the girls. Dancer participants were Susie Howard, Tammy King, Keri Katzfey, Lisa Katzfey, Kay Cawley, Debra Conner, DeeAnn Whitesell, Theresa Cawley and Patty Heitzman.

69 years ago
March 1936
Eudora was chosen for two grants from the Public Works Administration. The PWA at Washington approved a grant for $21,272 for street improvement and $25,363 for waterworks. Only 70 grants were made in Kansas.
¢ The Meeder boys threshed wheat and oats for Walter Rodewald and the next day, they threshed sudan grass for Henry and Wesley Deckwa.
¢ Several members of the Belleview Grange helped Ed James get up and saw his summer's wood. Those who helped were Francis Skinner, John Landon, Lou Shirck, Clifford Ulrich and Milton Shafstal.
Mr. James had a leg broken in two places by a horse and later underwent a major operation at Memorial Hospital.
¢ Lauretta Gerstenberger was down from Topeka to spend the weekend with home folks.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. George Brecheisen celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary with a celebration at their home.
¢ A large number of Eudora people motored to Lawrence on a Sunday afternoon to attend the play, "The Country Doctor," at the Dickinson theatre, in which the Dionne Quintuplets were the big attraction.

78 years ago
March 1927
Perry Page sent a load of hogs to Kansas City that were five months and five days old. They averaged 210 pounds each and he received $11.75 per hundred.
¢ Clarence Hausman and Ted Brecheisen helped Willie Brecheisen move to Bonner Springs where he planned to farm.
¢ Students in the fifth- and sixth-grade classes who made 100 in the arithmetic exam were Paul Hadl, Gladys Bond and Elizabeth Erwin. Margaret Everley and Glenn Snyder made 99.
Students in the first- and second-grade classes who received Superfine OK's were Juanita Hackworth, Lawrence Brown, Alvena Bond, Hazel Wilson and Forest Worten.

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