Days gone by
5 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Laws Field would be host to the Kansas Class 4A semifinal game against Hiawatha.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association had said Laws Field was inadequate to host a state playoff game. However, after Eudora High Principal Marty Kobza and activities director Larry McPherson recommended the addition of temporary bleachers and portable restrooms, the activities association relented.
The Eudora football team continued its quest to reach the Kansas Class 4A title game with its 27-6 bi-district win at Basehor-Linwood two days before.
- Eudora police blocked traffic on Main Street between the blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets to allow Santa Monica Studios to film scenes for a low-budget 9independent feature film called "The Painting." The film was set in the 1960s and focused on an interracial love story in the midst of a time of war and racial tension. The picture was slated for a summer 2001 release.
- Marge Gronniger was recognized for her 25 years of service to Eudora. Gronniger worked part-time as city treasurer and as secretary to the planning and zoning commission and board of appeals.
- Royal Tractor put its plans to relocate to Eudora on hold until the financial climate changed.
Jim Hardwick, Royal president, said higher interest rates caused him to rethink the move until a later date. High interest rates would affect financing packages funding the move, making it too costly, he said.
- Eudora High School senior Jeremy Immer was named a commended student in the 2001 National Merit Scholarship Program.
15 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
The Eudora City Council met with golf course developer Jeff Gazaway for a study session on a lease-purchase agreement for a municipal golf course.
- Cast members for the high school production of "Showdown at Rainbow Ranch" were Angela Richardson, Mike Folks, Mike Ryan, Machaela Beem, Lisa Dalrymple, Craig Lutz, Jason Musick and understudies Vanessa Carmichael and Jose Regalado.
Nancy Reinking was the director. Gary Hinman was designing the sets and Cordelia Brown was the music director.
- The Eudora Junior-Senior High Foreign Language Club had a pumpkin decorating contest.
Best overall prize went to Autumn Newman and Kris Neis. Other prizes were awarded to Linzi Oliver, Julie Cook, Lance Taylor, Audrey Abel and Crystal Decker.
27 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
The Eudora School Board heard reports on a study of the math curriculum and a plan to implement a Teaming for Responsibility, Identity and Belongingness in Education Systems (TRIBES) program. The program was designed for kindergarten through sixth grade students.
- Athletes of the Week at Nottingham Elementary School were Sally Heitzman in Mrs. Temple's sixth grade, Kevin Rothwell in Mrs. Ford's fifth grade, Jessica Hensley in Mrs. Dick's first grade and Jason Hoover in Mrs. Shipp's first grade.
- The 10 semifinalists for 1980-81 Homecoming Queen were Michelle Long, April Shepard, Julie Laws, Gail Coleman, Susan Musick, Lori Wilson, Kay Cawley, Ginny Whitten, Judy Jerome and Debbie Russell.