Archive for Thursday, December 21, 2006

Days gone by

December 21, 2006

7 years ago


December 1999

LaVerne and Sharon Musick were the grand-prize winners of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce Light Up Eudora contest.

  • Forty-six Eudora families were assisted with food and toys for the children during the annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund drive.

In addition, several city volunteers assembled goodie bags at Eudora City Hall for all Eudora schoolchildren, kindergarten through sixth grade. More than 700 bags were filled with fruit, candy and coloring supplies.

  • Harold and Lela Morley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a trip to Oahu, Hawaii, over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Their children, Donald and Becky Morley, Tucson, Ariz.., and Bob and Isla Morley, Honolulu, helped them celebrate.

The Morleys married Dec. 23, 1939, in Columbia, Mo.

15 years ago


December 1991

Nottingham Elementary School sixth-grader Jay Fisher won the school's geography bee. Fisher received a National Geographic board game and an inflatable world globe. Fifth-grader Josh Nail was the second-place finisher.

  • Gretchen Freeland averaged 23 points in three games during the Osawatomie basketball tournament. The team took second place in the tourney with a 50-48 loss in the final round against Baldwin.
  • The Eudora High School Cardinals wrestling team placed second out of nine schools in the Eudora Invitational tournament.

Team members were Krystopher Hylton, Jeremy Shockley, Wayne Winkle, Brad Lee, Steve Buchholz, Andy Lorenzo, Tony Miller, Jeremy Williams, Scot Coon, Danny Williams, Gary Steffen, Matt Martin, Geoff Clary, Paul Ray, Jay Musick, Alan Lana, Andy Cooper, A.J. Lana, Cassy Moncrief, Bryan Longacre. Gus Andrews and Trevor Ayler. The team's manager was Brent Wimmer.

27 years ago


December 1979

A pickup truck valued at $2,500 and belonging to Larry Wilson was stolen from Farmer's Elevator. The vehicle was recovered north of Eudora in Leavenworth County later in the afternoon. It was the second truck stolen from Eudora in two weeks.

  • Eudora residents Dean Wanders, Sandy Anderson and Ed Farris were ham radio operators transmitting holiday greetings sponsored by the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club. Messages were being sent in the spirit of the holidays and as a training exercise. It was the fourth year the local operators sent holiday messages.
  • Eight students from Eudora High School attended an Industry Tour and Luncheon at Hesston Corporation Hesston.

The tour brought students together from across the state of Kansas to learn about careers in agricultural mechanization and agricultural engineering.

Those attending were Tim Lauber, Ted Ziegler, Robby Altenbernd, Stacy Smith, Rick Lauber, Scott Lickteig, Jim Grosdidier and Rick Shanks.

  • Oren and Mabel Dunlap observed their 62nd wedding anniversary.
  • Airman Jeffrey T. Dardis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Dardis, Eudora, graduated from the U.S. Air Force food services course at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. Airman Dardis was assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for further training. He graduated from Eudora High School in May 1979.

28 years ago


December 1978

A break-in occurred at Eudora Lumber Company. Eudora police discovered the incident at 5:45 p.m. The window on the north side of the building was broken, but entry was made through a second broken window on the east side.

Two juveniles, who were apprehended inside the building, were taken into custody. It was reported that $2 in change and a stapler valued at $3 was missing. The damage to the windows was estimated to be $23.

  • A bid of $4,083.57 from Turner Chevrolet for a new police car was accepted at the December city council meeting.
  • Eudora High school students Leslie Bagby, Karen Long and Paul Mott sang two Christmas carols at the Golden Age Club's annual turkey dinner and Christmas party.
  • Nannie Clark was the fist woman to receive a 50-year gold pin from the Clearfield Grange. At that point in the history, the Grange needed women to fill four offices that only women could fill, so they let the women join without paying dues. Forty-two grangers, family and friends were present for the pinning.
  • A facetious quote found in the newspaper; "I'm writing to everyone we know to say that we aren't going to bother sending Christmas cards this year!"

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