Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2005

Days Gone By

October 20, 2005

7 years ago


October 1998

Pansy Penner was the spelling bee champion at Eudora Nursing Center. Ten residents participated in the contest and Lois Neis facilitated.

Donna Fox was runner up. Other finalists were Eva Waggoner, Nella Stroup and Wilma Dymacek.

  • After an hour-long public hearing, the Eudora Planning Commission voted to table action on two zoning requests brought before it for Shadow Ridge development south and west of the high school.

The first application requested a change of zoning for 11.12 acres on the southeast corner of the development from agriculture to duplex.

The second requested a change of zoning for the remaining 101.71 acres from agriculture to single-family.

Planning commission members said they needed more information on the number of new water taps the city could adequately provide for in the southern part of town. When the water line was constructed south of town, it was designed to provide water for the high school, including the watering of school grounds, and around 100 homes.

15 years ago


October 1990

About 75 people gathered at the high school gym to listen as Dan Bloom, superintendent of schools; Bob Rice, school board member; Dale Glenn, architect and president of PKG Design Group; and Chad Hunsaker, EHS student council vice president answered questions from the audience about the bond election and the proposed high school.

  • Joanna Morgan and Titus Staples were crowned Eudora High school homecoming queen and king in ceremonies during halftime of the football game against Rossville.
  • 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.

27 years ago


October 1978

  • The Eudora Booster Club was two years old.
  • The Rev. Marjie Bertsch was installed as pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ.
  • The Cardinal football team dashed the Homecoming hopes of Santa Fe Trail by winning the Jayhawk League contest, 6-0 in double overtime.
  • Marine Private First Class Michael A. Puett, son of Peggy A. Puett, Eudora, completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

70 years ago


October 1935

James McCabria was nursing a sore right eye, which he injured while helping John Moody cut corn for the silo. A corn stalk ran into the eyeball and it was inflamed and bloodshot.

  • Miss Marie Moll of Lawrence was at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moll, nursing a badly sprained ankle.
  • Rosemary Harris, Eudora, pledged to Kappa Phi, a Methodist women's sorority at Kansas University.

109 years ago


October 1896

Henry Copp had about 6,000 pounds of nice fat carp ready for the market. The fish were fed on good, clean food and raised in pure clean water.

  • Clarence Myer returned to Colony, where he expected to spend the winter.
  • Joseph Bailey and A.C. Walker returned from Utah.
  • Misses Regina Trefz and Alma Durr visited the grammar department of the grade school.

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