Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2007

Days gone by

April 26, 2007

7 years ago


April 2000

Twenty-six educators applied to become Eudora's next school superintendent.

The pool was trimmed to four by the Kansas Association of School Boards, which conducted the statewide search for Dan Bloom's replacement.

  • Jeff and Kelli Burris opened Simple Simon's Pizza at 10 W. 9th St. Steve Bates was the manager.
  • Eudora Middle School cheerleading squads for the following year were Ashli Ruff, Melissa Faulk, Jenny Watson, Amanda Jerome, Rhonda Jones, Jacqueline Pyle, Julie White, football; Dorothy Bryant, Abbie Johnson, Cara Seats, Sarah Springer, wrestling; Karen Spence, Jessica Kraus, Danielle Carnagie, Megan Pennington, Kayla Moyer, Brooke Bell; boys basketball; and Kristen Johnston, Sarah Braught, Jackie Tyree, Danielle Gregg, Jessica Johnson and Nichole Ellison, girls basketball.
  • Progress had slowed in the investigation of a March 12 house fire, the third inside the west Eudora house in the 1500 block of Sycamore within a two-month period. A rising amount of fire investigations and covering nine counties had kept state fire marshal Dick Blevins, who was investigating the fire, from aiding Eudora Police in the ongoing investigation.

15 years ago


April 1992

Eudora Board of Education president Norbert Grosdidier and Supt. Dan Bloom were to meet with officials of the Basehor-Linwood school district before USD No. 491 initiated legal action to take the Fall Leaf area into the Eudora school district.

Residents from the Fall Leaf area were present at the meeting to request the local board petition the state board of education, a move which would open the door for the transfer of the Fall Leaf area from the Basehor-Linwood school district to the Eudora district.

  • Meal Site Manager Carol Mason selected Helen Sommer as the Eudora Meal Site Volunteer of the month. Sommer volunteered her time one day per week to help set up meals for the day.
  • Pascal Fischer, junior foreign exchange student, and Mike Folks, freshman, both qualified to compete in forensic state competition in Topeka. Fischer performed his humorous interpretation, "College Admissions" by Dave Barry. Folks performed his humorous interpretation, "The Dead Sea Scrolls" by Woody Allen.
  • Eudora High School's Cardinal yearbook received an Award of Merit at the second annual Kansas High School Press Association Critical Rating Service held at Kansas University.

28 years ago


April 1979

Miss Roberta Nottingham, Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, was in Eudora to attend the United Methodist Women general meeting.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Neis entertained with a family dinner for Easter. Those attending were Mrs. Lottie Neis, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gerstenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Neis, Brian Neis, Paul Neis, Kansas City, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dymacek and Kristen.
  • Maudie Couch was in Lawrence and attended the open house for Dr. Arthur Queen's birthday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Trowbridge returned to Eudora from Mountain View, Ark., where they visited with relatives and friends.
  • John Beach was hired as the city's new dogcatcher. He had picked up 29 dogs since he started April 1.

80 years ago


April 1927

James Roe celebrated his 70th birthday at the home of his children, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Roe in Topeka. Frank Roe and his two sons, Everet and Bernard, Miss Alta Roe and Elbe Roe were also at the dinner.

  • R.B. Church, superintendent of the Rural High School, was initiated into the Entered Apprentice degree of Masonry at the regular meeting of A.F. & A.M. Doric Lodge No. 83.
  • Spelling winners at Hesper School were Louise Millington, seventh and eighth grades; Everett Votaw, fifth and sixth grades; and Lucille Votaw, fourth grade. Helen Jones and Oliver Creevan tied in the third- grade division.
  • A 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor was delivered to Jacob Strobel from the Eudora Hardware Company.

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