Archive for Thursday, July 27, 2006

Days gone by

July 27, 2006

7 years ago


July 1999

The Eudora City Council approved the employment of Heidi Robinson as the Eudora Police Department's first full-time female police officer. The position was the department's sixth full-time officer.

  • Janet Gabriel, Eudora, and her husband, Mark, were golfing in a couple's league at Gardner Municipal Golf Course when she hit a hole-in-one on hole 2 using a 7 iron. The distance from the tee box was 140 yards.
  • The first-place float winner at the CPA Picnic children's parade was The Beach Boys, entered by the Brete Byrne family. Second place Future Farmers of Eudora was entered by Mark and Dana Neis. The Don Ballock family took third place with their Aloha float and the Loewenstein family took fourth.

Stars Wars I, entered by the Campbell, Lockhart and Gadberry children, took first place in the "other" division. Second place went to Beth and Evan Folks for their City of Eudora entry. Creative Kids Daycare was third, Austin Tuggle was fourth and Alex Whitten was fifth.

The Eudora High School class of 1979 took first place with its float entry in the grand parade. Cubs in Camelot was second and Odd Fellow and Rebekahs took third.

28 years ago


July 1978

Shuffleboard contest winners during CPA activities were Tommy Pyle and Eddie Pyle, first; \Pat Pyle and Mark Grosdidier, second; Ann Grosdidier and Luci Grosdidier, first; Roberta Pyle and Julie Pyle, second.

Horseshoes winners were Wesly Schendel, first; Marshall Hogue, second; Tommy Pyle, third, Billy Fulks, fourth.

Skateboard contest winners were Tommy Pyle, first; and Bill Whitten, second. David Higgenbotham was first in the 10- to 12-year-old division. Dean Percival took second and Julie Pyle was third.

  • A general fund budget of $1,303,814 was approved for publication at the July school board meeting for Eudora USD No. 491.

Supt. Otis LoVette reported that the budget represented an approximate three-mill increase attributable to a necessary increase in the bond and interest fund.

67 years ago


July 1939

The William Hale rides had been secured for both days of the annual CPA Picnic in Eudora. Rides included a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and a big swing.

The picnic was planned for Aug. 15 and 16. It was the oldest event of its kind in this part of the state.

CPA committee members were Ed Bohnsack, Clarence Crane, John Miller and Fred Bartz, grounds; John Miller, Ray Ogden, George Barta and L.M. Walters, sports and races; Harold Daugherty, William Zimmerman, Clarence Crane and William Mertz, concessions; J.D. Adams, C.S. Fuller, Don Westheffer, Gottlieb Neider, entertainment; William Zimmerman, Otto Mignot, Ray Ogden, George Bartz, Arthur Bernitz and William Mercier, dance; C.S. Fuller, Harold Daugherty, Bill Stadler and Fred Bartz, advertising; and George Bartz and Ray Ogden, loud address system.

  • Tom Bird suffered a mild concussion of the brain and a contusion of the scalp when a wagon tongue fell and struck him on the head.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Glenn and daughter of Pueblo, Colo., visited with Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams and Mrs. C.E. Sheldon.
  • Bert Daugherty's condition was somewhat improved. His appetite was better and he was sitting in a chair part of the day.
  • The Girl Scouts had a Court of Awards in the Methodist church basement.

The leaders, Mrs. C.B. Johnson and Mrs. Fred Rothberger, awarded the following badges and pins:

Roselene Seiwald, Girl Scout pin; Virginia Stadler, Kathleen Broers, Marie Rothberger, Bernadine Mohler, Patsy James, Ruth Ott, Nevieve Wilson, Beverly Westerhouse, Charlene Edelbrock, Delta Bohnsack and Delphine Bohnsack, second class badges; Charlotte Stadler, Maxine Daugherty, Barbara Johnson, Kathryn Zimmerman, Doris Gab riel, Lorene Daugherty, Lois Gerstenberger, Doris Bohnsack, Marilyn Rosenau, Leola Bond, Beatrice Steffen and Vera Rose Gerstenberger, pottery and health badges; Barbara Johnson, musician badge; Doris Bohnsack, housekeeper badge; and Lois Gerstenberger, canner badge.

  • Roger Stanley was badly burned on his left arm and shoulder. He was scalded by hot water and steam from the radiator of his combine motor.
  • Albert Born and Oliver Deay collided at the Skelly Station corner. Born's car was considerably damaged and he suffered a painful injury to his right leg. Mr. Deay was not hurt.
  • Leola Bond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bond, had her tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
  • Maxine Daugherty injured her elbow in a fall at the Roller Dome in Lawrence.

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