Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2005

Days Gone By

October 6, 2005

7 years ago
October 1998
Jenny Hime and Cory Smith were crowned the Eudora High School homecoming queen and king at halftime of the Eudora-Bishop Hogan football game.
¢ The Eudora City Council began preliminary discussion about constructing a third water tower south of Kansas Highway 10. The council gave city engineer Matt Taylor authorization to begin topographic surveys and soil investigations for a water tower site.
¢ Eudora High School students Nathan Bloom, Grace Chrislip, Sarah Hinman, Kathleen McNulty, Ruth Mersmann, David Schonberg and Jennifer Tyler were named Kansas Honor Scholars by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.
¢ Virgil and Maxine Foster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception at Eudora City Hall. The couple married Oct. 6, 1948, in Miami, Okla.
¢ Eudora twins Abigail and Alexandria Mott marched with the Maranatha Academy Marching Band, Shawnee, for more than 50 miles to make its claim in the Guinness Book of Records. The girls attended first grade at the academy.
The school's band marched for 18 straight hours and at 10:30 p.m., an announcement was made that the group had surpassed the previous world record of 50 miles. The previous record was held by a Pennsylvania high school that marched 50.1 miles in 1996.
¢ Eudora sixth-grade teacher Carolyn Warren was nominated and recognized at the Kansas Teacher of the Year District III awards banquet in Overland Park.

15 years ago
October 1990
The 1990 Eudora High School homecoming queen candidates were Joanna Morgan, Jody Deshazer and Billie Rhodd. King candidates were Chad Hunsaker, Titus Staples and Chris Votaw.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pingry celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
¢ Nina Zeigler spent four days in the Ozarks as the guest of her son and his wife at their lakefront home near Laurie, Mo.
She enjoyed side trips including the scenic drive to the Lodge of Four Seasons, a shopping trip to Osage Beach, the wooden boat races and back to their home by ferry.
¢ Stu Ernest was named plant manager of UARCO's promotional graphics manufacturing facility in Eudora.

27 years ago
October 1978
Katherine Stanley, the oldest member of the Hesper Friends Church, celebrated her 98th birthday.
¢ Bill Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Parsons, graduated from Missouri Institute of Technology with a bachelor degree as an electronic engineer technologist.
Parsons was a 1975 graduate of Eudora High School, and accepted a position with Kaiser Aerospace Electronics, Inc., in Palo Alto, Calif.
¢ The Eudora cross country team took first place at the Tonganoxie meet.
Richard Allen led Eudora with a fifth-place finish and was followed closely by Jim Gilroy, seventh; Rodney Strickell, eighth; Dan Slankard, ninth; and Jeff Dardis, 13th.

56 years ago
October 1949
Jack Lee McCabria, Eudora, was listed on the engineering honor roll at the University of Kansas.
The honor roll, which was for the spring semester of 1994, included the upper 10 percent of each engineering class. McCabria was a junior.
¢ Boy Scout Troop No. 64 met for a reorganization meeting. The committee secured Leland "Pete" Lawson as scoutmaster. His assistants were Ralph Schmidt and the Rev. Karl Baur.
The scout committee was composed of Allen Westerhouse, chairman; William Mercier, Ray Long, John Kazmaier and Alf Oleson.
¢ Leland Lawson, Kermit Broers and Mrs. Ralph Schmidt attended a dinner at the Jayhawk Hotel.
Lawson was awarded a citation for the third highest point man in the Chevrolet shop work for the district.

71 years ago
October 1934
A black widow spider was caught on the Frank Bryant farm one mile north of town and was given to Dr. C.B. Johnson for local patrons to observe.
¢ Henry Meinke gave the buildings on the Joe Zillner property a new dress of paint.
¢ The Beatrice Cream Station opened in Eudora.
¢ Edna Zillner entertained the Coo Coo club and a few guests at bridge.
The guest prize for high score was awarded to Mrs. Zimmerman. The club prize for high score was awarded toe Anna Sommers, and the traveling prize was given to Pauline Sommers.

89 years ago
October 1916
The Prairie Center store quit its business and moved the stock to Gardner.
¢ Will Ziesenis purchased the brick business house of Mrs. John Hammert on Main Street. Mr. Ziesenis had been in the confectionery business in the building he had purchased nine years before.
¢ The George Bichelmeyer home near Belleview burned. The flames consumed the house and nearly all the contents. The fire started from a stovepipe.
¢ Howard Woodard was clerking in the Winey & Underwood clothing store in Lawrence.

111 years ago
October 1894
George Finley was seriously ill from papaw poisoning.
¢ The Percheron stallion, owned by Henry Meyers, died, The animal represented $1,600 to Mr. Myers.
¢ Dr. J. D. Childs of Kansas City, Kan., was in town looking for a location. He decided to cast his lot among the townsfolk.
¢ Mr. Gilmore's young horse, DeSoto, won second place in the 3-year-old race at the Lawrence fairgrounds.

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