Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2007

Days Gone By

March 22, 2007

7 years ago
March 2000
Officials continued to try and determine the cause of a house fire, which took place March 12 in Winchester Estates. It was the third fire inside the Eudora house in the last two months.
Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain said members of the Lawrence Fire Department were called to examine the Sycamore Street house. McSwain admitted the frequency of the fires was somewhat unusual. He said it wasn't unusual to have related incidents in the same areas of town or the same types of facilities, but single-family dwellings were unusual.
¢ The planning and zoning commission planned to request $25,000 from the city's 2001 budget to rewrite its long-range comprehension plan.
The current plan was 10 years old and considered obsolete according to most commissioners.
An upgrade of the plan would give reasonably good projections for the future growth of Eudora. It would answer some questions as to what the city's next step needed to be, such as future housing development issues.
Data obtained from detailed aerial maps to be completed in June, and from the census, would aid the rewrite and help prepare any predicted growth.
¢ Eudora High School seniors Mark Elmer and Kelly Neis were named to the All-Frontier League first teams for basketball.

15 years ago
March 1992
Street construction was under way in Eudora's newest housing subdivision, Prairie Estates, and construction of new homes was to begin shortly afterward.
¢ Eudora High school senior Gretchen Freeland was named to the all-state second team for basketball. Tracy Ruggles received all-class 3A second-team honors.
¢ Five generations of Una Kelly's family gathered to help her celebrate her 94th birthday. Five generation family members were Una Kelly, Helen Sommer, Mary Kay Gregory, Scott Gregory and Drew Gregory.
¢ The Eudora High School Knowledge Bowl team of Adam Gabriel, Mark Everley, Angie Brunk, Matt Martin and Gwen Athey took fifth at the state tournament in Hutchinson. Genny Davidson was the sponsor.

28 years ago
March 1979
A vote cast at a town meeting hosted by the school board, indicated that out of the approximate 80 people in attendance, not one was in favor of constructing a new high school on a new site.
The vote, which was taken to get an idea of how the townspeople felt about proposed options for improving or replacing the high school facilities, also indicated that 20 people favored renovating the existing 1918 high school structure and additional facilities. Fourteen favored replacing the building on its present site and two favored renovating the old building only.
¢ The 1978-1979 Eudora girls varsity basketball team finished first in the Jayhawk League. They went undefeated in league and had a 15-4 overall record.
Team members were Robin Cleveland, Pam Reynolds, Lori Wilson, Julie Laws, Cheryl Cawley, Susie Rider, Kay Cawley, Rhonda Stanley, Yvonne DeKeyser, Pat Trefz, Leslie Bagby, Brenda Durr, Nancy Katzfey and JoAnn Flowers. Lynn Wilson was team manager. Coaches were Donna Stone and John Simmons.
¢ The 1978-1979 Eudora boys varsity basketball team finished fifth in the Jayhawk League with a 4-4 record and an overall season record of 10-9.
Team members were Eric Rochester, Galen Hall, Eddie Pyle, Joe Jerome, Rich Clark, David Moore, Jim Gilroy, Dale Carnagie, Arlen Holmes, Cord Laws and Brian Snow. Matt Holladay was team manager. Dave Durkin was the coach.

72 years ago
March 1935
¢ Bobby Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Broers, was absent from school for several days because he had his tonsils removed at a hospital in Lawrence.
¢ The Keystone Korner Klub met with Mrs. Ralph Votaw for its regular monthly meeting. After a short business meeting, the afternoon was spent with needlework.
Refreshments were served to Mrs. Roy Cramer, Mrs. Levi Woodard, Mrs. Eugene Griffin, Mrs. Cham Williamson, Mrs. Oliver Deay, Mrs. Frank Page, Mrs. Jerry Harris and Gloria, Eva and Dorothy Votaw.

114 years ago
March 1893
Will Stadler returned from a week's visit in Colorado. He said Kansas, and particularly Eudora, were good enough for him.
¢ The Al Kraus family arrived from Topeka. They were occupying the Neustifter property just vacated by Mr. Hinsey. Al denied the statement that he was a candidate for the post office. He assumed charge of the livery stable.
¢ Don Westheffer had been out of school some time on account of poor health.
¢ "The farmers are sowing oats where it is not too cold to leave the fire."
¢ The scholars of District 71 who had not erased a star (not having been tardy) for the past month were Lizzie, Mary and Zilla Curlett, Clara Davis, Bert, Moody and Olive Holmes, John, Phil and Will McLarney, John Ott, Louisa, Mona, Sophia and Willie Schlegel, Florence Stanley, Pressley Scott and Ansel Moody.
¢ Charles Willsdorf had the first homegrown lettuce on the market. It was grown in a hot bed.
¢ J.B. Perkins represented Eudora at the state Republican league meeting in Topeka.

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