Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Days gone by

November 30, 2006

7 years ago


November 1999

Eudora High School teachers, staff and students were auctioned off during a fund-raiser for the entrepreneur class.

As a result of a "Servant of the Day" auction, teachers and other staff and students at EHS spent one day carrying books for students, warming seats in the classrooms, taking notes and chauffeuring students to and from school.

Larry McPherson, Chad Eshbaugh and Aaron Barnett brought in some of the top bids earlier in the week. The event netted $1,100.

  • Eudora High school students Jenny Durkin, Sarah Katzfey, Wendi Burke, Andrew Pyle, Wes Hinman and Neil Dunavin attended a sportsmanship summit in Salina. They learned useful techniques about sportsmanship and teamwork. Larry McPherson was the sponsor.

15 years ago


November 1991

The Dorothy Akin Memorial hand bells were dedicated at Eudora United Methodist Church.

Akin was a well known and active participant in many community organizations, most notably the Douglas County 4-H, and her church.

  • Returning starters on the Eudora High School basketball squad were John Abel, Adam Gabriel and Matt Grosdidier.

Nine lettermen were returning from the 1990-1991 wrestling team that finished with an 11-1 dual record and placed second at the regional meet.

Those returning lettermen were Andy Lorenzo, Gustin Andrews, Scott Coon, Bryan Longacre, Matt Martin, Gary Steffen, Andy Cooper, Krys Hylton and Aaron Lana.

30 years ago


November 1976

The newly organized chapter of the Eudora Jaycees was chartered during ceremonies at the Lawrence Elks Club. The Eudora chapter was extended by the Lawrence Jaycees in August.

New officers for the Eudora Jaycees were Trig Oleson, president; Joe Pyle, internal vice president; Dave Aldridge, external vice president; Charles Kimble, state director; Dennis Smith, treasurer; Mike Kurtz, secretary; Ron Lee, eternal director; and J.D. Schehrer, internal director.

  • A break-in and theft occurred at Eudora High School.

Eudora Policeman Bill Long said there was no forced entry.

Items taken included a toolbox with assorted tools from the janitor's room, a small electric calculator, cassette tape recorder, assorted equipment, bulbs, money from pop machines and numerous candy bars.

  • Cast members of the Eudora High School's drama "Forty Carats" were Kim Russell as Ann Stanley, the leading lady; Jeff Cleveland as Peter Latham, the leading man; Dawn Puett as Mrs. Adams; Vonna Rider as Mrs. Margolyn; David Alvarez as Billy Boylan; Chuck Miller as Eddie Edwards; Kim Hamlin as Maude Hays; Kathy Burchett as Trina Stanley; Karla Johnston as Mrs. Latham; Don Grosdidier as Mr. Latham; and Mick Dardis as Pat.
  • Turkeys were 45 cents a pound at Howard's in Eudora. Pet Ritz pie shells were 49 cents for a package of two. Green Giant cut or French style green beans were four 16-ounce cans for $1. A 25-foot roll of Reynolds 18-inch foil was 69 cents. Ground beef was 79 cents a pound.
  • Officers for the Eudora High School chapter of Future Homemakers of America were Vicky Schehrer, president; Eva Holmes, vice president; Debra Carnagie, secretary; Robin Lutz, treasurer; Sheila Bloxham, Student Council representative; Debbie Yarnell, historian; and Kathy Mason, song leader.

27 years ago


November 1979

Jack Howard, Pete Lawson and Harold Morley were recognized for their dedication to the Eudora Volunteer Fire Department. Together, the three had worked for the department for 59 years.

  • Wanda Beach was featured in the newspaper for her sewing project -- soft cuddly stuffed monkeys.

She began making the monkeys when her first grandchild was born and has made one for each of the others who had joined the family since then.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry West were guests at Hesper Church. He spoke to the congregation about the potential of the outreach program and supporting the church's mission.

112 years ago


November 1894

The literary exercises at the Academy were quite interesting. The following officers were elected: Fred Hoyt, president; Sam Breithaupt, vice president; and Lena Davis, secretary.

M.S. Rice was through with potato digging.

  • S.W. Porter was having a new house built for George Hart to live in.
  • Will Young had been suffering with a felon for the past three weeks.
  • It was extremely dry and dusty.
  • Fred Brender and Aaron Hill were drawn as extra jurymen.
  • A horse belonging to Dan Reber was so badly kicked by another horse that it had to be killed.
  • F.M. Cory was sick.
  • The city planned to buy a new city hall bell and hoped to have it available to ring out the old and ring in the new year.
  • Irvin Harris lost a valuable mare. While jumping over a fence, the animal struck a board, sharp pointed at one end, which entered the breast, piercing the lungs. The animal lingered several days before it died.
  • Mrs. E.E. Wilson of Eudora was a visitor in Weaver.
  • A house was being moved onto Mrs. Johnson's property, southwest of her home and was being fixed up for habitation.
  • Mr. Hausman of Clearfield visited his daughter, Mrs. John Ott, part of the prior week.
  • Mr. Conrad Altenbernd, who had been a great sufferer for some time, was gradually getting better.
  • "Very few potatoes were left in the ground when the freeze came. Those that were, of course were damaged to some extent."
  • Mr. Leland finished painting for Capt. Jennings in the Keystone neighborhood.
  • Mrs. Ed Miller invited a few of her friends to sew carpet rags. Those present were Mesdames Hunzicker, Miller, Brender, Snyder, McBride, Moody, Smith and Miss Hala Moody.
  • Horace Pearson did the cartoon work for the republican ratification meeting at Eudora.
  • Eggs were 16 cents a dozen in Eudora markets. Potatoes were 50 cents a bushel. Oats were 24 cents a bushel. Wheat No. 2 was 40 cents per bag.

In the Eudora retail markets, flour was $2 for 100 pounds, gilt edge. Straight patent flour was $1.50 for 100 pounds. Corn meal was $1.20 for 100 pounds and bran was 65 cents for 100 pounds. Oil cake was $1.75 for 100 pounds.

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