Archive for Thursday, October 13, 2005

Days Gone By

October 13, 2005

7 years ago
October 1998
The Eudora Cardinals football team extended its win streak to four-in-a-row after a 26-6 victory over Mission Valley.
The Cardinals rolled up 418 yards en route to their fourth straight victory, fueled by a strong first half. Eudora rushed for 206 yards and added 67 through the air in the first 24 minutes and scored all of its 26 points.
¢ The Eudora Board of Education agreed to create a reading specialist position for all Title programs and At Risk programs in the district.
¢ Natasha Moses, 16, was named the winner in the Eudora High School Booster Club homecoming poster contest, which was open to art I students at the high school. Other winners were Erica Chalender, second; Wes Hinman, third; and Jill Woodward, fourth.
¢ Bertie Morriss retired after 20 years of service at Eudora Nursing Center. During her tenure at ENC, Morriss worked as a CNA on the evening shift for nine years. She also worked in housekeeping and filled in with personal care to residents.

15 years ago
October 1990
The Eudora Lumber Company fire in September was determined to be caused by arson. damages were in excess of $600,000.
The determination was made as a result of a joint investigation completed by the Eudora Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, and Edward Schaeffer, an independent fire investigator from Kansas City, Mo.
¢ Dr. E.C. Altenbernd, Eudora, authored "Thirty-Five Years in the Red," a story of himself as a young boy stricken with polio who receives a surprise visit from Santa Claus.
Altenbernd portrayed the jolly old elf one month each year during the Christmas season.
¢ Richard McNett resigned his position as city superintendent after six years of service.
¢ Eudora High School Students Against Drunk Driving members claimed a "victim" of drunk driving every 23 minutes during one school day to illustrate to the student body how many of their friends could die in a typical school day.
A SADD member dressed as the "grim reaper" could be heard making his way down the hall every 23 minutes to claim his next victim.
The "victim" was a member of SADD who volunteered to have his or her face painted white with blackened eyes, to give a live representation of death.
By the end of the day, 19 victims were claimed and 19 crosses adorned the SADD cemetery outside the school.
¢ Eight members of the 1930 Eudora High School football team celebrated its 60th reunion at the homecoming game between Eudora and Rossville.
Those who attended were Dr. Ralph Bohnsack, Col. Ward Cory, Bill Edwards, M.W. "Swede" Everley, John Grist, Leslie Johnson, John W. Musick and Robert Zillner.
Members still living, but unable to attend were Robert Cory, Clifford Eisele and Ralph "Tick" Snyder.
The 1930 team had an 8-1 record, scoring 178 points to their opponents' 25.

27 years ago
October 1978
Eudora Post Office rural letter carrier Kermit Broers retired after 25 years of service.
Broers reported he had never had an accident while carrying the mail, in what probably amounted to 500,000 to 1 million miles over the 24-year span.
¢ Nottingham Elementary School custodian Jerry Harvey resigned from his position. He began working for the district as a bus driver and part-time primary school custodian, and had worked for the past three years as full-time custodian at the Nottingham complex.

67 years ago
October 1938
Mrs. Alfred Eisele had a night blooming cereus that was three years old. It had three buds on stems 10 inches long -- very unusual for a plant that young.
¢ About 30 minutes after school was dismissed, lightning struck the Villa Eden schoolhouse, three and one-half miles northwest of Eudora, doing considerable damage to the building.
The lightning knocked the chimney off the roof and tore a hole in the front of the building, knocking the loose boards as far as Kansas Highway 32, in front of the schoolhouse.
¢ Mrs. Roy Breithaupt assisted Mrs. Henry Rohe with her quilting.
70 years ago
October 1935
Repair work on the Kaw River bridge was progressing nicely. Trucks were busy hauling dirt for the south fill. The excavating on the north end was finished and preparations were being made for the seven 40-foot cement spans.
¢ Carl Perkins shipped a carload of baled straw to Kansas City.
¢ Leonard Hadle's hounds caught a coyote in the pasture west of his home near Belleview.

71 years ago
October 1934
Clifford Eisele accompanied a class of 25 students from the engineering department at the University of Kansas to Chicago where they spent a week at the fair.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Cox returned home after a three-week visit with relatives in Birmingham, Ala., and Greensboro, N.C. En route they visited Atlanta, Ga., Wilmington, Rightsville and Ashville, N.C., and Knoxville and Danville, Ky.
¢ Claud Zipp, Billy Gene Woodard, Arvin Gaile Gerstenberger and Robert Bagby had perfect spelling lessons.

78 years ago
October 1927
The school report from Roscoe, with Miss Thelma Deay as the teacher, showed 11 pupils enrolled with an average daily attendance of 10-plus.
Those neither absent nor tardy were Virgil Gabriel, Hilda Helen Gerstenberger, Theresa Speicher, Virginia Starr, Clifford Steffen and Evelyn Werts.
¢ Dr. C.B. Johnson attended the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society meeting in Kansas City.
¢ Ralph Bagby finished painting the William Altenbernd cottage in Kaw Valley.

89 years ago
October 1916
Fred Hadle, 27, died of tuberculosis.
¢ Eudora defeated Pleasant Grove in a baseball game by a score of 6-0. Krause and Trefz were in the points for Eudora.
¢ Carl Altenbernd of Kaw Valley, completed a large, new barn.
¢ Will Warsops moved to the Mary Fortner property in west Eudora.
¢ Earl Roth, the left-handed barber, closed a deal whereby he became proprietor of the Schubert shop for one year.

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