Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Days Gone By

March 30, 2006

7 years ago
March 1999
Eudora High School senior Mike Van Deelen achieved checkmate five times at the Kansas Scholastic State Chess championships and was proclaimed Kansas' state champion.
Van Deelen was one of 110 competitors in the statewide high school contest at Blue Valley Northwest High School. He won the state title by claiming five wins and one draw.
¢ The Eudora City Council agreed to the hiring of another full-time police officer that would bring the total number to six.
The Eudora Police Department had four part-time officers and was expanded to five full-time officers about two years before.
¢ The Eudora school district and police department celebrated the 10th DARE graduating class in ceremonies at the high school.
Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall walked among the students as she congratulated them on their accomplishment.
¢ Eudora High School seniors David Roubison and Jamie Grant were named to the Lawrence Journal-World's all-area small class boys and girls basketball teams for 1998-1999.
Senior Allison Rose and junior Kelly Neis were named to the all-area second team.
Senior Nick Campanella, juniors Aaron Rose and Robert Collins and sophomores Brett Becker and Brian Harris were named to the Journal-World's all-area wrestling team.

15 years ago
March 1991
After spending seven months in Saudi Arabia, Marine Lance Corporal Russell McCabria, 22, returned to Eudora.
¢ Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes testified that it was not her duty to rule on the validity of petitions filed with her office.
Jaimes' testimony came during a hearing in Douglas County District Court in a lawsuit brought against the Eudora Board of Education by three school patrons.
The petition was signed by more than 180 district patrons who wanted the 1918 Eudora High School building repaired rather than razed.
¢ One of Eudora's five soldiers serving in the Persian Gulf returned home.
Thad Johnston, son of Bob and Judy Degenstein, was notified the day before he returned that he was going home.
¢ Lifelong Eudora resident Tena Ziesenis celebrated her 98th birthday.
¢ Eudora High School athletic director Larry McPherson received the Kansas High School Athletic Director Association's Athletic Director of the Year for Area 3 at an association convention in Manhattan.

28 years ago
March 1978
High school principal Gerald Tilley and band instructor Steve Kellepouris reported the theft of $1,200 worth of stereo equipment from Eudora High School.
The equipment, which had been purchased for use in the band room, included speakers, a turntable and an amplifier.
¢ The Eudora school district and the Eudora NEA negotiation teams reached a tentative agreement at its negotiation meeting.
Under the new agreement, the board agreed to increase the base salary to $9,100 and to continue to use the existing index salary schedule.
The approved base salary hike and a $300 per year fringe benefit resulted in a 10.4 percent increase per teacher.
¢ Ronnie Botello, Kim Bauer and Donald Musick were welcomed into Boy Scouts. The boys also received their Arrow of Light awards -- the highest award in Cub Scouting.

30 years ago
March 1976
Gloria Jacob, who operated Maple Street Preschool in Eudora completed a graduate level class in parent education from Kansas State University. She scheduled a series of films for all interested parents of preschoolers who wanted to participate in a parent group.
¢ The Eudora vocal music department competed at the Jayhawk League Music Festival.
Soloists Lynn Wilson, Annette Cannon and Kathy Mason received I ratings. Karen Long received a II+ rating. Robin Weineke, Leslie Bagby, Penny Love, Eddie Pyle, Paul Mott and Sherrie Herndon all received II ratings.
The freshman choir, mixed chorus, girl's glee, girl's trio of Penny Love, Donna Bagby and Jeannene Loewenstein and the girl's senior quartet of Jana Slapar, Kitty Parsons, Pam Hopkins and Bonnie Bartling all received II ratings in the large and small group competition.
¢ Joe Holmes, a Eudora student in animal science and industry at Kansas State University, was featured in the 1976 Agricultural Senior Placement Annual.
¢ Jell-O was five packages for $1 at Howard's Super Saver. Final Touch fabric softener was $1.89 for a 64-ounce bottle. Pillsbury biscuits were four for 49 cents. Holly Beet sugar was 59 cents for a five-pound bag. Totino's frozen pizza was 69 cents a package.

69 years ago
March 1937
Charles Holmes, West Eudora, fell from a truck while unloading hay. The fall rendered him unconscious and bruised a shoulder. He was under the doctor's care for a few days.
¢ Three large elm trees in front of the George Lothholz home were cut down. The extreme heat from the past summer killed two of them and a bolt of lightning shattered one.
¢ Mrs. Walter Vitt was taken to Memorial Hospital where she underwent an operation for the removal of an infected kidney.
¢ Oscar Westerhouse was improving the appearance of his home on C Street by adding a bedroom, sleeping porch and bathroom on the east side. A water system was also being added to make the home modern.

77 years ago
March 1929
Candidates running in the Eudora city election were George Gerstenberger, mayor; and Fred Rothberger, Fred Schlegel, William Mertz, John Miller and E.H. Lawson, councilmen. A police judge had not been nominated.
¢ Clarence Hausman was breaking a couple of colts to work by pulling stumps.
¢ Farmers were busy planning oats.
¢ Verda Sommer injured her right arm when she fell from a bicycle while learning to ride it. The arm was bent, but not broken.
¢ The Douglas County contests in spelling, arithmetic, writing and silent reading took place in Lawrence.
Eudora students who competed were Ward Cory and Margaret Everley, silent reading; Mary Grist and Gladys Bond, arithmetic and writing; Elfredia Papenhausen and Ward Copy, class A spelling; and Wilma Wilson and Dale Papenhausen, class B spelling.
Mary Grist won the first prize, and Wilma Wilson won fourth in spelling.

107 years ago
March 1899
Morris Starr was severely kicked on his hip by a horse.
¢ John Kindred, a former resident of the Valley, more lately of Willow Springs, traded farms with Martin Hack of Weaver. The Hack place Kindred secured consisted of 90 acres of bottom land, three and one-half miles northeast of town. Hack secured 120 acres of prairie land, 15 miles southwest of Lawrence.
¢ Directors of the State Bank of Eudora were Charles Pilla, A.J. Jennings, A. Lotz Jr., C. Thoren, Carl Durr, Henry Abels, J.M. Hadley, George Brune and John Selzer.
¢ Oscar Schlegel was the first, so far as known, to plant potatoes.

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