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Days gone by

February 23, 2006

7 years ago


February 1999

Seniors Darcie Rodgers and Nick Campanella were crowned 1999 Winter Sports Queen and King at Eudora High School during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Baldwin.

  • The Eudora City Council passed a resolution supporting the construction of additional senior housing units.

Commercial Management in Topeka requested the council give its support to the construction of 48 more units directly north of the present Pinecrest complex. Twenty-four of the units would be designated for senior housing, while the other 24 would be assisted living units.

  • Eudora High School journalists and photographers competed at the regional journalism contest in Lawrence and qualified for state in 13 categories.

Sarah Hinman took first in yearbook photography. Beth Dillon took first in cutline writing and Grace Chrislip earned an honorable mention in yearbook photography.

Jerri Mason placed second in feature writing. Ruth Mersmann was third in sports writing.

Also qualifying for state with honorable mention were Nikki Neis, advertising and feature writing; Sarah Hunt, headline writing; Ruth Mersmann, yearbook layout; Kate McNulty, newspaper design; Jenny Hime, yearbook copy writing; and Jenny Van Dyke, editorials.

15 years ago


February 1991

Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone issued a restraining order that prohibited the school board from "razing, damaging, or removing any fixtures or property from the 1918 section of the Eudora High School building until further order of the court."

The restraining order stemmed from a lawsuit filed for a hearing on the validity of a petition signed in September by 183 Eudora school patrons. The petition would have forced a public election on the issuance of general obligation bonds to repair the 1918 section of the school so it could be reopened.

Douglas county Clerk Patty Jaimes conferred with her legal counsel, who found deficiencies in the petition, and ruled it to be invalid.

  • Jeff Gregory and Jody Deshazer were crowned Eudora High school Winter Sports King and Queen. Other members of the winter royalty court were Amy Gordon, Windy Jamison, Kelly Spring, Terry Crawshaw, Gary Steffen and Aaron Dardis.
  • A yellow ribbon and accompanying bow was tie around the blue Intech silo at the business park to show support for the troops of Operation Desert Storm.
  • Jamy Hickman came off the bench to score 27 points and Adam Gabriel tossed in 17 as the Cardinals defeated Burlingame 81-73.

Chad Hunsaker added nine points, Mark Brunk chipped in eight, Matt Grosdidier, seven, Titus Staples, four, and John Abel, three. Terry Crawshaw, Tommy Davidson and Mark Everley each scored two.

Hunsaker hit the boards for 11 rebounds, Brunk hauled down 10 and Hickman, nine.

28 years ago


February 1978

The Eudora school board decided by a 4-3 vote to participate in planning for a special education interlocal district.

  • Eudora Nursing Center activities director Opal Jennings received her registration with the American Health Care Association Council of Activity Coordinators as a qualified activity consultant. To qualify, Jennings had to complete a specified number of hours of continuing education.
  • Bill Goff returned home after spending several months in the Topeka Stormont Vail Hospital.
  • Mark Reynolds and Randall Carnagie were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Reynolds and Steve.
  • The Eudora High School freshman basketball team defeated Spring Hill, 55-51. Coach Steve Kellepouris reported this was the fist win for the ninth-graders since their seventh-grade win over Louisburg.

He cited Bill Crowe for his help on defensive rebounds. He added that Kelly Lunch, Earl Brynds and Jeff Smith led the Cardinals balanced scoring.

69 years ago


February 1937

Eisele Hardware owner and manager Alfred Eisele was in Wichita attending an implement show.

  • Sam Beadleston was recovering from a tonsillectomy.
  • Alfred Warmker left for San Benito, Texas, where he was going to work for his brother in a garage.
  • Ray Ogden and Harry McCabria attended the 18th annual meeting of Battery B in Lawrence.
  • Mrs. Grant Edelbrock, who had been visiting for 10 days with relatives in Eudora, Weaver and Evening Star, returned to her home in Kansas City.

77 years ago


February 1929

The wolf drive south of Eudora was a success. The crowd that took active part in the roundup numbered about 800. Several hundred came from Johnson County to help make the drive a success.

Six wolves were killed and several escaped through the lines.

Free lunch, consisting of sandwiches and coffee, was served after the roundup by a committee composed of Eudora men who were financing the drive.

  • Two chicken thieves called at Roger Stanley's one night and carried away four dozen big fat hens.
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Lothholz left for Albuquerque, N.M., to visit relatives.

107 years ago


February 1899

George Values received his appointment as postmaster at Fall Leaf and also restocked his store.

  • The girls and lady teachers of Hesper Academy entertained the Academy boys at the Lindley home, east of Hesper.

The event was a "Martha Washington Tea." The hostesses wore white caps and kerchiefs and entertained with the help of Crokinole, Halma, Authors, etc.

Those present were Misses Leora Smith, Celia Wood, Grace Hale, Kate Lindley, Nora Allen, Grace Hollingsworth, Ada Lill, Anna Davis, Edith Lindley, Effie Armstrong, Carrie Wood, Blandhe3 West, Bertha Brown, Ora Redding; and Messers. Lloyd Thomas, Roger Stanley, Will Holden, Irving Pellet, Robert Walker, Elmer Outland, Herbert Garrett, Ernest Andrew, Ashley Garrett, Frank Lindley, Parker Cosand, Robert Outland and Bert Andrew.

  • Robert Bartusch left for Davenport, Ill., upon information from there announcing the death of his only brother.

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