Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

Days Gone By

March 16, 2006

7 years ago
March 1999
After reopening the public hearing and a discussion among themselves, the Eudora Planning Commission voted to stick with its original recommendation for the proposed Shadow Ridge property south and west of the high school.
The commissioners voted 5-1 to recommend the 11 acres on the extreme southeast corner of the proposed development be zoned single family.
¢ Board of Directors for the Eudora Library Friends were Elizabeth Dennis, president; Michelle Henson, vice president; Tina Breedlove, secretary; and Anita Rogier, treasurer. Brenda Wiley was the library liaison.
¢ The Eudora High School Lady Cards couldn't pull out a win against Gardner-Edgerton in the Class 4A semifinal round of sub-state action at Eudora. The final score was 53-43 in favor of the Lady Blazers.
Senior Jamie Grant led the ladies in scoring with 18. She was also leading rebounder with 12. Kelly Neis scored 11 points, had seven rounds, an assist and one steal.
The Cardinals finished the season with a 15-7 record.
¢ The Runnin' Cards ended the basketball season when they were eliminated by Basehor-Linwood, 47-32, in the second round of Class 4A sub-state action at Eudora.
David Roubison led the team in scoring with 17. He also had seven rebounds and two steals.
The team finished with an overall record of 9-13. In league, the Cardinals were 2-7.

15 years ago
March 1991
Tornadoes and heavy winds struck in northeast Kansas causing minor damage to Grandview Mobile Home Park in the east part of Eudora.
The damage was minimal and included breakage of a few windows, damage to a storage shed, and a deck. The storm also demolished a mailbox shelter.
¢ Members of Nottingham Elementary Student Council tied yellow ribbons around several trees at the school to show support for troops in the Middle East.
¢ After 31 years in the industry, Tom Pyle, owner of Pyle Meat Co., made the decision to close the slaughter portion of his business.
¢ Lauretta Trabant played the piano for the sing-a-long of Irish songs at the March Golden Age Club meeting.

28 years ago
March 1978
Two Eudora Junior High School students and two students from Nottingham Elementary qualified for the oral round of the Douglas County Spelling Bee in Lawrence.
Of 88 original contestants, only eight students were selected from a written spelling contest to compete in the oral "spell-down."
The four students qualifying from Eudora were seventh-graders Melissa Jarrett and Stacie Neis, sixth-grader Stephanie Shipe and fifth-grader Billy Folks.
Neis took third in the competition.
¢ Eudora High School sophomores Susie Rider and Cheryl Cawley were named to the Jayhawk League All-Conference team for basketball.
¢ Tamala Ott, Tracy Wanders, Penny Dean, Angela Hanna, Stacy Bauer, Kevin Bauer, Kevin Ott, Tracy Ott, Kevin Rothwell and Karin Tesch were installed into the Eudora 4-H Club.

30 years ago
March 1976
After a negotiation session, it was decided principals, board members, newspaper reporters and other interested citizens were welcome to attend negotiation meetings in the future.
The board team and teacher team had been discussing approximately 19 items that were proposed at the beginning of negotiations.
The most important item to both teams appeared to be the base salary for 1976-1977 contracts. The board team offered to increase the base from $7,450 to $7,800, an increase of $350. According to board figures that would provide an 8-percent raise, increase the average salary by $712, and would cost the district $36,270.
The teacher negotiation team indicated it would study the offer and respond at a subsequent meeting.
USD 491 board team members were superintendent Charles Hill, Norbert Grosdidier, Lyle Weeks and Darrell Abel. Teacher team members were Mike Eltschinger, Marilee Dymacek, Maryann Jones and Van Thompson.
¢ The Eudora Assembly of God had a "Pew Packing Contest" called "Operation Andrew" that took place through Easter. Captains were assigned a pew and were eligible to win two free dinners from a Lawrence restaurant for the captain who had the most people in his pew each Sunday morning.
¢ The Eudora High School forensics team placed second at the league tournament in Louisburg. Team members qualifying for state were Vonna Rider, first in informative speech; Kim Russell and Mary Jane Abel, first in improvisational duet; Kim Russell, second in dramatic interpretation; Pam Hopkins, second in poetry interpretation; and Kim Hamlin, third in oration and third in prose interpretation.
¢ The Eudora High School junior varsity basketball team ended its season with a 9-7 record. Members of team were Steve Reynolds, Mike Becker, Don Potts, Moe Brecheisen, Jeff Cleveland, Don Grosdidier, David Hill, Don Born, David Alvarez and Mickey Dardis.
¢ Ground chuck was 89 cents a pound at Howard's Super Saver. Potatoes were 98 cents for a 10-pound bag. A-1 Steak Sauce was 89 cents for a 10-ounce bottle. Farmland Bacon was 99 cents for a 12-ounce package and Northern bathroom tissue was 69 cents for a four-roll pack.

78 years ago
March 1928
The Girls' Athletic Club, with Miss Fulton, hiked out to Kurtz's pasture and enjoyed a hamburger fry.
¢ Mumps victims were Misses Golda Zook, Eva Mertz, Maurine Moore, Emily Kniffin, Goldie Combest, Dorothy Gabriel and Joe Strobel.
¢ Cecelia Blechel began a nurse's training course at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

79 years ago
March 1927
Kaw Valley Bank purchased all the interests of Home State Bank and Eudora had one bank known as Kaw Valley State Bank.
The Kaw Valley State Bank was organized in 1899 by Charles Lothholz and family with Charles Lothholz as president; William Lothholz, vice president; and George Lothholz, cashier. One partial change of management was made in 1910 when William Lothholz was elected president and C.E. Cory, cashier.
Present management was William Lothholz, president; C.W. McKeen, vice president; C.E. Cory, cashier; and Otto Durr, assistant cashier.
¢ Hubert "Funny" Woodard, who had been a mechanic at the Carter-Smith Motor Co. garage for several years, opened a garage in the room just east of the C.L. Fuller Hardware Store.
¢ C.E. Crane installed a loudspeaker radio in his home.
¢ Bert Mitchell was the first to sow oats in the Kaw Valley area.

107 years ago
March 1899
The estate of the late A.C. Lamborn, murdered in his home four miles north of town three years before, was settled in the Leavenworth probate court.
¢ George Schroeder paid $10 before Justice of the Peace Car for the privilege of calling Charles Giertz, a 16-year-old boy from south of town, a Dutchman and beating his face. The fine was paid.
¢ Eggs were 9-1/2 cents per dozen.

112 years ago
March 1894
Farmers were busy preparing ground for planting gardens and potatoes.
¢ Charles Pilla's general merchandise store and the Santa Fe depot were connected by a telephone.
¢ "During the services at the Catholic church Friday night, some miscreant threw a rock through one of the west windows just as the congregation was being dismissed.
"The missile struck little Emma Ziesenis on the forehead, cutting a deep gash, from which the blood flowed in a perfect stream, covering her face and clothing.
"Some of the broken glass fell on a daughter of John Brueggan, but without doing any great injury."

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