Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Days gone by

November 21, 2007

7 years ago


November 2000

W.C. and Dorene Carter were recognized for 11 years of delivering meals for the Douglas County Senior Center meals program in Eudora. The Carters decided to retire from their volunteer positions.

  • The Eudora High School football squad had its awards ceremony in the auditorium at Eudora High School. Several members of the team were named to the All-Frontier League team.

First team offense -- senior Brian Harris, running back; junior Jason Marmon, offensive tackle; senior Steve Krutz, tight end.

Honorable mention, offense -- seniors John Powers and Zac Hamlin, sophomore Joe Born.

First team defense -- junior Zac Tyler, linebacker; senior Brett Becker, defensive line; junior Josh Bowser, defensive back.

Second team defense -- senior Blane Christenson, linebacker.

Honorable mention, defense -- junior Cody Lauber, linebacker, and senior Steve Krutz, free safety.

  • The Eudora Middle School seventh-grade varsity basketball squad claimed the championship at the McLouth Tournament. Team members were Danielle Carnagie, Ashli Ruff, Kelsey Epperson, Karen Spence, Michelle Deluna, Megan Ballock, Tara Brecheisen, Hanna Niedens and Carrie Lister. The team was coached by Cara Kimberlin.

15 years ago


November 1992

The Eudora School Board approved a resolution to send to the state board of education regarding a request to transfer the Fall Leaf area from the Basehor-Linwood school district to USD No. 491. If approved, students in the Fall Leaf area would become USD No. 491 students effective in July 1993.

  • Sherry Reed joined the Eudora school district in the newly created position as curriculum director.
  • A surprise birthday party took place in the large clubhouse at Pinecrest for Jim Smith on his 70th birthday. Approximately 70 of his family, friends and other relatives attended from Overland Park, Mission, Paola, Gardner, De Soto, Baldwin, Wellsville, Lawrence and Eudora.

27 years ago


November 1980

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 69 years.

  • Martha Mersmann, R.N., and Sylvia Neis, R.N., both head nurses at Eudora Nursing Center attended a workshop in values clarification in Topeka for their professional growth program and to earn credits toward their Kansas nursing license.
  • Officers elected for the St. Theresa's Society were Mrs. Richard Wright, president; Agnes Hoffman, vice president; Alyce King, alternate; Mrs. Larry Knight, secretary; and Barbara Cawley, treasurer.

70 years ago


November 1937

The fire department was called to the Farmers Elevator to extinguish a fire, which started in the engine room. It was thought the exploding of a blowtorch started the fire.

The flames were extinguished before much damage was done. The 25-horse power engine was slightly damaged, a large belt was destroyed and the ceiling and sides of the room were charred. The damage was estimated at about $100.

  • Frank Sommer, who sprained an arm and leg when he fell from a stepladder while papering at the Harry Hagenbuch home was able to get around again. He had been confined to his bed for several days.
  • Ray Ogden, Herman Trefz and Harry McCabria attended the annual reunion of the 35th division held in Lawrence on Armistice Day.

93 years ago


November 1914

"We are assured that as soon as the necessary burners, globes and mantles arrive and can be put in place, Eudora will have street lights."

  • Fay Lepper, Florence Ott, Fern Smith, John Smith and Misses Coffin and Grabske traveled to Kansas City to hear Hamlet.
  • Loren Wade was out of school because of a broken arm.
  • Joe Bryant and Frank Williams went duck hunting near Lecompton.

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