Archive for Thursday, November 16, 2006

Days gone by

November 16, 2006

7 years ago


November 1999

City and county officials took the first step toward paving Winchester Road, though nothing was set in stone.

Douglas County Commissioner Tom Taul told the Eudora City Council that the county was committed to discussing a joint project with the city and school district sometime during the coming year.

  • Airman Douglas D. Smith, United States Air Force, was promoted to the rank of A1C.

He was assigned to the 100th Security Force Squadron at a Royal Air Force Base, Mildenhall in England, UK.

Airman Smith volunteered to be temporarily assigned in Bosnia-Herzegovina at Tuzla Army Base.

  • Cardinal offensive Most Valuable Players honors were shared by Justin Bretthauer and Craig Harris. Bretthauer, a senior tight end/offensive lineman, graded out the highest in seven of Eudora's nine games.

Defensive MVP went to Aaron Rose at linebacker for the second straight year. He was also presented the Don Abel Courageous Cardinal Award.

  • Eudora attorney Todd Crenshaw negotiated a purchase of the J.C. Nichols building on 10th Street and would relocate his office in the upstairs portion.
  • The Eudora Nursing Center donned a new sign at its 1415 Maple location. The center had been trying to get a new sign since the facilities remodeling project in 1995.

15 years ago


November 1991

Eudora went over the top in its United Way contributions by giving $23,723 to the United Way of Douglas County drive to date.

The community's goal was $20,770. The newest figure was 114.2 percent of that goal.

  • Eudora High School graduate Leann Weeks was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society at a reception in the Kansas Union Ballroom at Kansas University.
  • Victor and LaDonna Lickteig, Eudora, received two third-place awards at the Angus Royal of Victory during the American Royal.

The couple received third-place ribbons and cash prizes for the animals they entered in the junior yearling heifer show and the junior bull calf show.

  • Bertha Roach celebrated her 100th birthday.
  • Marjorie March was teaching a group to play pinochle. They met several afternoons a week to play.

27 years ago


November 1979

Plans for the proposed new high school were in the hands of architect Kurt von Achen. The school board submitted final plans to building the proposed facility at a cost not to exceed $750,000.

  • Nancy Brecheisen received the State 4-H Key Award, a blue award in citizenship and was named county champion in the health project during the Douglas County Achievement Banquet. Dawn Hogue received the county championship in fun with children. Sam Neis was named county champion in the senior groom contest and Kevin Ott received the blue award in dairy.
  • Wheat in glass was one of several motifs incorporated in the 26-window stained glass project at Holy Family Catholic Church.

The project was completed by Dennis Maygers of Creative Art Glass, Inc., Lawrence. At the time, the project was his largest commission in terms of number of windows.

Glass from Europe and America was used by Maygers.

A St. Theresa's Society committee, organized by Barbara Cawley, commissioned Maygers in May 1978.

  • The Mother's Circle at St. Paul United Church of Christ sponsored a four-hour babysitting clinic for fifth-graders and older.

The program included presentations on "Fire Safety" by Eudora Fire Chief Bennie Dean and assistant fire chief Gary Wilson: "Play Activities," by Linda VanCoevern, Donna Freeland and Marsha Gordon; and "Emergency First Aid," by Dr. Kenneth Holladay.

Participants were DeeAnn Seiwald, Julie Katzfey, Roberta Pyle, Thais Holladay, Delores Born, Jennifer McConnell, Dawn Henderson, Kyle Rice, Robyn McCabria, Amy Johnston, Ginny Johnston, Sylvia McPherson, Stacie Neis, Janatha McPherson, Tammy King, Theresa Cawley, Denice Yeager, Stephanie Fulks, Vonna Scott and Brenda Coon.

  • Eudora Nursing Center resident Lill Crum celebrated her 95th birthday.

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