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Days Gone By

May 18, 2006

7 years ago
May 1999
A two-story home at 1393 E. 2100 Road undergoing major renovation was destroyed by fire. The cause was under investigation.
¢ Eudora High School class of 1999 officers were Jenny Hime, president; Grace Chrislip, vice president; Jenny Tyler, secretary; Sarah Hinman, treasurer; and Cory Smith and Darcie Rodgers, student council representatives.
¢ Members of the First Communion class at Holy Family Church were Richard Christenson, JoAnna Male, Alexandria Martin, Miranda Gilmore, Marian Mersmann, Jackson Wiley, Amy Lutz, Bailey Scott, Ethan Becker, Christian Davidson, Kendal Abel, Paige Lockhart, Max Campbell, Haley Finucane, Ben Katzenmeier, Brandon Schwager, Nathan Gammon, Logan Alvarez, Kayla Gilroy, Cody Carlson, Justin Ballock, Adam Schwager, Michael White and Dominic Lehmann.
¢ Several Eudora girls were participating on various teams in the 12th annual Patty Heitzman Memorial Softball Tournament including Andrea Ahrens and Karen Grosdidier, Vipers; Nicky Campbell, Strikers; Wendy Burke, Roshena Niedens and Melanie Smith, Angels; Ashley Brock, Arrows; Kelsey Epperson and Alissa Hamilton, Bombers; and Brynn Hamilton and Karen Spence, Comets.

15 years ago
May 1991
Thirty-four seniors were set to graduate in commencement exercises at Eudora High School.
Alison Nail presented the farewell speech. Rebekah Freeland gave the invocation, Joanna Morgan read the scripture and Chris Votaw introduced the baccalaureate speaker.
Jerry Mercer, pastor of Hesper Friends Church, gave the baccalaureate address and Don Grosdidier, an alumnus of Eudora High School and a teacher at EHS, delivered the commencement speech.
¢ Kirk Ketcham, Eudora a Kansas University graduate student, won the International 1991 American Concrete Institute-W.R. Grace Graduate Fellowship for his work in concrete research.
¢ Eudora City Councilman Pat Dardis was appointed to the Emergency Preparedness Board.

30 years ago
May 1976
Bonnie Bartling was named valedictorian and Pamela Hopkins was the salutatorian for the Eudora High School class of 1976.
Graduates in the top 10 percent of the class were Mary Jane Abel, Donna Bagby, Bonnie Bartling, John Becker, Mark Brecheisen, Kevin Holladay, Pamela Hopkins, Kimberlie Nitz, Kathleen Parsons, David Richardson, Pamela Russell, Kim Schehrer, Jana Slapar, Tracy Tibbits, Annette Trefz, Donna Vasseur and William Westerhouse.
¢ Construction on the four-office building behind Pat's Cafe on Locust Street was taking shape.
¢ The Eudora Lions Club provided funds for the purchase of a flag and flagpole for Eudora Public Library.
¢ Eleven-year-old Darla Darr, daughter of Nancy Darr, Eudora, was crowned Missionette Queen during a mother-daughter banquet honoring the Missionettes at the Assembly of God Church in Eudora.
¢ The class of 1926 observed its 50th anniversary. Class members were Edward Knabe, Alvin Westerhouse, Dan Sturm, Ed Koerner, Allen Westerhouse, Merle Davenport, Ernie Papenhausen, Lloyd Miller, Claud Smith, Raymond Dessenger, Charles Durr, Howard Laughlin, Elmer Torrence, Mary Williams Knisely, Clara Votaw Baecher, Edna Duncan, Dalphine Moore Haverty, Lucille Gabriel Hausman, Dorothy White Knowles, Adelene Brown Ranson and Esther Gabriel Engwicht.
The class sponsor was Goldie Zook.
¢ Fred and Leoti Walker were named the residents of the week at Eudora Nursing Center.
¢ Chiffon margarine was 59 cents a carton at Howard's Super Saver. Glad trash bags were 89 cents for a package of 10. Del Monte light chunk tuna was 49 cents a can.
Chef Way shortening was $1.39 for a 48-ounce can. Head lettuce was three for $1. Hi-C fruit drinks were 43 cents for a 46-ounce can. A 100-count bottle of Anacin was $1.59. Banquet frozen dinners were 59 cents each.

28 years ago
May 1978
Sixty-five seniors participated in graduation exercises at Eudora High School.
Honor students who maintained an overall four-year grade point average were Jeannene Loewenstein, Robin Lutz, Sharon Mosser, Christy Slankard and Frances Williams.
¢ A break-in occurred at the Eudora High School building.
Entry was gained by breaking a window in the west side of the chemistry lab room. Four sets of triple beam balances were apparently removed from the chemistry room.
The value of the balances was estimated at $200.
¢ The 440-yard relay team of Mike Becker, Eddie Pyle, Jim Gilroy and Buddy Criss placed third at the state track meet in Wichita. Their time was 46 seconds.
Gilroy took sixth in the 440-yard dash, and the mile relay team of Arlan Holmes, Becker, Gilroy and Pyle placed sixth.

71 years ago
May 1935
Twenty-six students graduated from Eudora Rural High School in the 17th annual commencement exercise.
Honor students were Fred Brecheisen, Virginia Shirck, Margaret Ogden, Eleanor Bartz, Arleta Holmes, Louise Rapier and Myrnice Ott.
¢ Master Bobby Cox, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cox, was recovering from the mumps.
Since the first of January, the whole family had the measles and then the mumps.

114 years ago
May 1892
The State Bank of Eudora opened its doors for business. E.E. Wilson was the cashier.
¢ The voters of school district No. 12 met to vote bonds for the building of a new schoolhouse.
¢ Leguel, little son of B.J. McBride, had the misfortune to smash a finger in a corn sheller.
¢ Mrs. John Williams was dangerously ill with typhoid fever.

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