Archive for Thursday, June 8, 2006

Days gone by

June 8, 2006

7 years ago


June 1999

The Eudora Relay For Life collected $38,733.18 in the second annual all-night event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

  • Martin and Gwen Seibel, Eudora, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their four children and their families.
  • Eudora auctioneer Chris Paxton completed a course in Auctioneering and Auction Sales Management from the Missouri Auction School.
  • The Eudora Planning Commission passed a resolution at its meeting requesting the city council to amend zoning regulations to allow for planned zoning.

If approved, the planned zoning would apply to any newly annexed land and any development of two acres or more in the existing city.

15 years ago


June 1991

Crews began demolishing the 1918 section of Eudora High School.

  • Glen Wilson and Minnie Edelbrock were crowned King and Queen to reign over the activities of National Nursing Home Week at Eudora Nursing Center.
  • The Eudora Alumni Association had its 35th annual meeting in the Nottingham gym. Ninety-three former graduates were in attendance. Approximately 40 families and friends were registered for a total of 133.

The oldest graduate was Mattie Catlin Kindred, class of 1917, and the youngest graduates were Dawnita Mercer, Allison Nail and Steffanie Lutz, class of 1991.

28 years ago


June 1978

Eudora teacher Craig Jacob was named "teacher of the year" at a teacher's luncheon co-sponsored by the Eudora PTC and the Eudora Booster Club.

  • Robert Henrikson was injured when he was struck in the face by a softball while playing in a game at the fields at 14th and Locust.

Henrikson sustained a cracked nose and multiple lacerations requiring stitches. He was treated in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.

  • Ethel Scott, Marge Simons, Lucy Abel and Tena Ziesenis accompanied a number of Eudora people to Kansas City to attend a Kansas City Royals baseball game.

30 years ago


June 1976

Pauline Gilroy accepted the position of librarian at the Eudora Public Library. She replaced Linda Abel, who resigned to spend more time with her family.

  • Drill team officers for the 1976-1977 school year at Eudora High School were Vonna Rider, captain; Karla Johnston, co-captain, Student Council; Tricia Stewart, secretary-treasurer; and Dawn Puett, choreographer.

FHA officers were Vicki Schehrer, president; Eva Holmes, vice president; Debbie Carnagie, secretary; Robin Lutz, treasurer; Sheila Bloxham, Student Council; Debbie Yarnell, historian; and Kathy Mason, song leader.

E-Club officers were Pam Trefz, president; Jeannene Loewenstein, vice president; Kim Hamlin, secretary-treasurer; and Cindy Carter, Student Council.

Yearbook staff included photographers David Gardner and Bruce Wright; and Kim Hamlin, Pam Trefz, Cindy Carter, Connie Russell, Patricia Stewart, Chris Meyer, Julie Allen, Robin Lutz, Christy Slankard, Fran Williams, Nancy Brecheisen, Sam Neis, Paul Blake and Steve Richardson.

  • The Rev. Eldon Schmidt submitted his resignation effective Aug. 8, which would be his last Sunday in the Eudora pulpit at Eudora United Church of Christ.

He had served the UCC for four years.

He and his family were moving to the Blue Ridge area of Kansas City where he would be working at the Midwest Christian Counseling Center in Kansas City and also attending school at the University of Kansas Medical Center to work toward a masters in counseling.

  • Twenty-four children were graduates of the Maple Street Preschool. The graduates were 4 and 5.

Those who graduated from the Monday-Wednesday class were Scott Gregory, Jeff Jacob, Carl Bryant, Kim Ellis, Shane Kaufman, Mike Oleson, Traci Ott, Angela Records, Terry Watts, LeAnn Weeks, Angela Scott and Kris Darr.

Graduates of the Tuesday-Thursday class were Aaron Black, Ryker Brandt, Steven Grosdidier, Jackie Jackson, Kendi Lawson, Jody Long, Tiffany Long, Janet Mackey, John Meuffel, Chad Peed, Sarah Shockley and Brian Silvers.

The classes were taught by Gloria Jacob.

  • Alma Eisele was named the resident of the week at the Eudora Nursing Center.
  • The Rev. Chester Mason resigned at the First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora where he had served for two-and-a-half years. He accepted a pastorate in McPherson at the Calvary Baptist Church.
  • The 1976 officers of the Eudora Alumni Association were David Durkin, president; Joe Pyle, vice president; Joanne Born, treasurer; and Minnie Edelbrock, secretary.
  • Tone bar soap was four for $1 at Howard's Super Saver. Butternut coffee was $4.49 for a three-pound can. Wagner orange drinks were 59 cents a bottle. Hunt's ketchup was 79 for a 32-ounce bottle. Crisco shortening was $1.39 for a 48-ounce can. Kraft Velveeta cheese was $1.79 for a 32-ounce package.
  • Eudora High School students with perfect attendance for the 1975-1976 school year were Bill Brynds, Debbie Carnagie, Robin Lutz, Vicki Schehrer, Robin Wineke and Tim Ziegler.

71 years ago


June 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bernitz and daughter spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kurtz and sons while the water was high in Weaver bottom.

  • Maxine Schellack was re-employed to teach the Weaver school for the next term. Floyd Broers was elected treasurer of the Weaver school board. Will Spitzli had been treasurer for the past 15 years.
  • John Miller had a 280-pound veal calf on the Kansas City market for which he received $30, or better than 10-1/2 cents per pound.
  • Gladys Bond, who had a College Students Employment Project position at the University, was awarded the Sarah M. Emery Memorial Scholarship of $100.

111 years ago


June 1895

Lightning struck the Louis Neustifter residence.

  • Solon Ellis, Garnett, purchased the tonsorial business of S.W. Caldwell.
  • Mr. Lothholz commenced excavating for the cellar for the new business block at the corner of Main and Seventh streets.
  • A miniature cyclone visited the section of country near Keystone Corners.
  • Albert von Gunten's new home in South Eudora was nearing completion.
  • Charles Richards was quite seriously ill with cholera morbus.

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