Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Days Gone By

April 6, 2006

7 years ago
April 1999
The Eudora City Council gave volunteer city firefighters a pay increase by raising the salaries to $25 for the monthly meeting and $25 for each fire call.
Firefighters had been paid $5 for attending the monthly meeting and $5 for each call.
The pay for the volunteer department had not been increased in 15 years.
¢ Incumbent Kenny Massey topped the list of winners with 436 votes in the USD 491 school board election. Massey was joined on the board by Joseph Pyle and incumbents Gregory Neis and Mark Chrislip.
Willene Blackburn, Tom Pyle and Dan Gregg were the winners of four-year terms on the five-member city council.
¢ Eudora High School was the third USD 491 facility to receive its Quality Performance Accreditation.
¢ Eudora Mayor Fred Stewart had a benefit chili feed at Eudora City Hall. Proceeds from the dinner helped pay utility bills for some Pinecrest residents.
¢ James Barr, wrestling in the 12-and-under 165-pound weight class for the Eudora Wrestling Club, posted a 4-0 record to capture the state wrestling championship at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
¢ The Lakers boys basketball team, coached by Kenny Massey and Marion Johnson, took first place in the Salvation Army Basketball League and first in the postseason tournament. The team finished the season undefeated with a 15-0 record.
In addition, each team member was named to the Biddy Basketball All-Academic Team.
Members of the team were Jeremie Bryant, Andy Coffman, Rod Evinger, Tyler Hartpence, Brendan Jackson, Cole Massey, Kyle Reynolds, Paul Smith and Garrett Wornkey.

15 years ago
April 1991
Student enrollment in the Eudora school system showed a 17-student increase from the first of the year, according to figures released by the district.
The headcount was 864, compared to the earlier figure of 847.
¢ Gretchen Ayler, Angie Brunk, Mickie Coppedge, Lisa Dalrymple, Mark Everley, Nathan Hofer, Matt Martin, Jason Mercer and Trisha Winkle were inducted into the National Honor Society during a candlelight ceremony at Eudora High School.
¢ Douglas County District Court Judge Ralph King denied a motion by the Eudora school district to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to prevent the board of education from razing the 1918 high school building.
¢ Alvie Guy was the top voter getter in the school board election. He was followed by Marjorie Gronniger, Norbert Grosdidier and Mark Chrislip.
In the city council race, David Durkin came out on top. He was followed by incumbents Ron Conner, Allen Morriss and Tom Pyle.
¢ Wayne Winkle was elected Kansas Future Business Leaders of America's state historian and Adam Gabriel the District VI vice president at the State Leadership Conference at Emporia State University.

28 years ago
April 1978
The Eudora Cemetery was vandalized.
Officers investigating the scene found that the cemetery had been entered by force and that eight tombstones had been toppled over, four of which had broken.
¢ A violent spring storm, complete with hail and high winds, ravaged Douglas County, causing damage at the Ralph Votaw farm.
The storm took the roof off two outbuildings, blew away a good portion of the Votaw's chicken house, split a couple of shade trees, blew down the yard lights and blew three small windows out of the Votaw residence.
In addition, tin was deposited in trees, and the barn at the farm was leaning 12 inches to the east, with a broken eaves trough.
¢ Jerry Katzfey, Robin Cleveland and Janet Dalton were chosen as decorating committee leaders for the junior-senior prom at Eudora High School.
¢ Francis Williams, Christy Slankard, Sharon Mosser, Bobby Massey, Robin Lutz, Jeannene Loewenstein and Paul Abel were recognized as Kansas honor students in the honors program sponsored by the Kansas University Alumni Association and the Kansas University Endowment Association.
¢ The Eudora High School boys track team traveled to Perry and won the invitational meet with 121 points.
The two-mile relay team of John Van Dyke, David Allen, Pat Pyle and Delano Brown set a school record of 8:49.4, placing first in the event.
Eddie Pyle took first in the 440-yard dash, setting a school record of 52.8.
John Van Dyke set a school record of 44.8 in the 330-yard intermediate hurdles with his second-place finish.

31 years ago
April 1975
Eudora High Schools' forensics team captured five top ratings in the state competition at Emporia State College.
The five I ratings were received by Vonna Rider for informative speech; Joni Holloway and Bernadette Pyle, improvisational duet; Kim Russell, oral interpretation or prose; Joni Holloway, dramatic interpretation; and Greg Holloway, oral interpretation of poetry.
¢ Newly elected cheerleaders for 1975-1976 were Michele Noble, Julie Shepard, Judy Pickens, Mary Jane Abel, Beth Whitten and Donna Bagby.
¢ The Eudora High School Pep Club sponsored the annual Sportsmans' Banquet at the high school.
Rick Hall was recognized by football coach Don Laws as the outstanding football player for 1974-1975.
Monte Nicolay was announced the outstanding wrestler by coach John Darr.
Basketball coach Howard Sears introduced seniors Ron Davis and Ken Massey as the outstanding basketball players by selection of the players.

77 years ago
April 1929
J.M. Tarleton was driving a new Graham-Paige.
¢ Mrs. Dan Reber received very painful injuries when she fell on the cement walk at her home.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. George Hausman were improving their home on Church Street by the addition of a den.
¢ Sam Beadleston moved onto the Ike Smith farm.

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