Archive for Thursday, June 22, 2006

Days gone by

June 22, 2006

7 years ago


June 1999

Title I Math teacher Judy Niebaum retired after 18 years with the school district. She taught third grade one year and Title I Math for 17 years. Niebaum was presented with a rocking chair at an all-staff luncheon and was also recognized by the Kansas University School of Education for 25 years of teaching in Kansas.

  • Honored alumni at the Eudora High School Alumni Association's annual potluck dinner were the 50-year class of 1949.

Ten members of the original class of 23 attended the dinner including Gloria Harris Burns, Betty Caviness Gabriel, Edgar Grosdidier, Janet "Honey" Koch List, Howard Reitzel, Delbert Seiwald, Louis Shawbaker and Richard Ziesenis.

The class had the proud distinction of having the last undefeated football team at Eudora High School.

  • Eudora resident Janet Campbell was named the general manger of KANU-FM, Kansas University's public radio station.

15 years ago


June 1991

Eudora secondary school principal Charlie Watts participated in the Douglas County Arthritis Foundation's Celebrity Arrest and was "locked up." He had to post $100 bail to be freed.

  • Bill and Bertha Nichols, Eudora, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McClure, Overland Park, returned after a 13-day tour of Old Mexico.

Traveling by bus, they logged 2,462 miles. The tour group spent two nights each in the industrial city of Monterrey, the beach city of Acapulco and old Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City.

At Mexico City, Aztec ruins, discovered in 1975, pyramids and a Mexican folk ballet were highlights.

  • Top runners in the 60-yard dash at Nottingham Elementary School's play day were first-graders Brandi Hime and Zach Tyler; second-graders Alesha Hillebert and Sam Campbell; third-graders Timberly Krutz and Jerrad Born; fourth-graders Grace Chrislip and Cory Smith; fifth-graders Sherry Smith and Bryce Vermillion; and sixth-graders Sarah Martin and Darrick Willis.

28 years ago


June 1978

Members of the Eudora High School class of 1928 gathered during the alumni covered dish dinner at Nottingham Elementary School.

Class members present to celebrate their 50th anniversary were Maurine Richardson, Dorothy Hausman, Edna Anderson, Helen Wichman, Vera Rollins, Irene Brecheisen, Fern Reusch, Fern Mellinger, Beulah Harrison, Paul Sommer, Fields Holmes, Arthur Fredericks, Harold Gabriel, Bernice Smith and Madge Torneden.

  • The Eudora Major Babe Ruth baseball team opened the season with a 15-7 win over Baldwin. Pitching for Eudora were Mike Hanson and William Crowe.
  • Assembly of God Church Women's Missionary Society president Fern Irwin presented a scrapbook to the Eudora Nursing Center.

71 years ago


June 1935

Joe Bryant was in town and stated that a small tornado struck in the Fall Leaf neighborhood, uprooting trees and breaking limbs off many of the large cottonwoods along the north bank of the Kaw River.

Bryant said the storm seemed to confine itself to the north bank of the river, starting west of Fall Leaf, then traveling east to the big bend near the Lothholz farmer in Weaver bottom.

  • Eva Belle Kindred, Elnora Wallace, Greta Spitzli, Homer Broers and Dorothy Kerr graduated from the eighth grade at Memorial High School in Lawrence.
  • Harold Sawyer, Ralph Snyder and Jess Milburn motored to Indianapolis, Ind., and witnessed the Memorial Day auto races. While there, they visited William Schopper for a few hours. Harold drove his car and made the trip in 15 hours each way.

113 years ago


June 1893

"The new front of the Odd Fellow building is nearly completed and presents a neat and attractive appearance."

  • Henry Copp shipped more than 200 crates of strawberries to Colorado points.
  • In honor of Clatie Gilliland's eighth birthday, a number of his friends were invited to a lawn party in O.G. Richards' grove east of town.
  • "Boys killed 21 snakes in the cemetery Tuesday -- Decoration Day. Instead of standing idly about, they marched out in a body and as soon as a snake was discovered, surrounded and killed it."

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