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November 2, 2006

7 years ago


November 1999

Veteran coach Dave Durkin retired from cross country after 20 years. He led the Cardinal girls to a second-place showing in 1994 and the men to Eudora's first state championship in any sport in 1996 with a cross country title.

  • In one of the best showings in his running career, Paul Heitzman grabbed four gold medals and a bronze at the national Senior Olympics at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

He ran the 800-meter run in 2 minutes 36 seconds; 1,500, 5:21; 5K road race, 19:30; and 10K road race, 40:49.

Heitzman also took third in the 400 with a time of 67.8 seconds.

  • Eudora High School students Brett Becker, Brett Campbell, Nichole Campbell, Steven Everley, Diana Folks, Kristin Grosdidier, Emily Hermreck, Ashley Kraus, Jason Newman, Roshena Niedens, Melanie Smith and Brent Whitten participated in the weeklong Close Up Foundation government studies program in Washington, D.C. Chad Eshbaugh was the sponsor.
  • Eudora did its job against Tonganoxie with a 28-3 victory and nearly got enough help from De Soto to make the state playoffs. Since Gardner downed Eudora by a touchdown in a heart-breaker the week before, De Soto had to beat Gardner by at least two points for Eudora to remain in the play-off picture. The Wildcats defeated Gardner, but only by one, 21-20.

The Cardinals outscored their opponents 241-109 in 1999. Season highlights included a stingy defense that shut out two opponents, a big 54-0 homecoming victory and beating Wellsville for the first time since 1970. The Cardinals won five of their last six games and only lost once at home.

15 years ago


November 1991

Twenty-eight members of the business community attended the organizational meeting of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.

Rick Wittenauer, David Miller and Gary Klotz, all members of the Lions Club, went to the Lions Club and told their fellow members they were discussing the establishment of a chamber of commerce and wanted the club to sponsor it.

In June, the Lions Club voted to give seed money to the group to cover the organizational expenses of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.

  • Anna Mae Gruber was recognized during a retirement reception at the Adams Alumni Center at Kansas University. Gruber served on the custodial staff at Gertrude Sellards Pearson dormitory for 30 years.
  • Newly elected CPA officers were Jerry Trober, president; Ken Lawson, vice president; Bob Slapar, secretary; and Stan Byrne, treasurer.

30 years ago



October-November 1976

Connie Russell was selected homecoming queen during halftime of the Eudora-Santa Fe Trail football game. She was escorted by Don Born.

Those attending the queen as her court were Karen Altenbernd, escorted by David Grosdidier; Sheila Gloxiam, escorted by Mickey Dardis; Kim Russell, escorted by Greg Holloway; and Dawn Puett, escorted by Barry Landon.

  • Charlie Wagner was elected president during an organizational meeting of the Eudora Booster Club. Other officers were Ervin Yarnell, vice president; Billie Bell, recording secretary; Susie Dickerson, corresponding secretary; and Barbara Cawley, treasurer.

The club was organized to help provide needs of extracurricular school activity programs as well as being a supportive influence in the community to all areas of school study and activity.

  • Eudora Junior High School eighth-grader Eddie Baker was the grand prize winner of the school's nutrition poster contest. Students entering the contest were required to prepare a poster that explained why good nutritional hot lunches were a necessity. Eddie's prize was a large stuffed animal.

72 years ago



October-November 1934

Wellsville defeated Eudora 7-6 in a game at Wellsville.

Eudora marched the length of the field in the final period to score. Gains by Neis featured the advance. A pass, Parker to Johnson, put the ball on the two-yard line and another pass, Parker to Johnson, scored a touchdown. The try for point attempt failed.

Parker's passing and Neis' gains were highlights of the Eudora play. Neis carried the ball 16 times for an average of seven yards a trip.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
  • Merle Holladay substituted at the Evening Star School for a week for Ruth Douglas while she was ill.
  • Henry Meinke picked 10 bushels of apples from one tree on its first bearing at the Joe Zillner property.

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