Archive for Thursday, November 29, 2007

Days gone by

November 29, 2007

7 years ago


November 2000

Students and employees at Nottingham Elementary School got an extended Thanksgiving break because of a broken sewer main.

Eudora school superintendent Dave Winans said two four-inch sewage pipes broke and dislodged from their connections. Winans said though the pipes were working, the damage was enough to shut down school so repairs could be done.

The days missed from school would have to be made up.

  • Richard and Linda Knabe were a given the Century Farm Award by the Kansas Farm Bureau. The award honored farmers who have kept their land in their family for 100 years.

Edward Knabe purchased 80 acres of land southeast of Eudora in 1900 for $2,500. From there the farm grew to 320 acres by 1941. The farm then changed hands to his son, Edward. Herbert and Blanche Knabe were the next to run the farm, but were the only couple to never live on the property. Richard and Linda Knabe took over the operation from Herbert and Blanche and still live on the property.

  • Eudora High School senior running back Brian Harris was named to the first team on two Kansas Class 4A all-state teams and was believed to be the first Eudora High player to be named to the all-state team since the Cardinals moved into their current classification.

Harris rushed for more than 1,600 yards and scored 23 touchdowns in leading the Cardinals to their first Frontier League crown in 28 years.

15 years ago


November 1992

Mardella Dearing, of the Belleview Extension Homemakers Unit, received a certificate of merit and blue ribbon for her painting entered in the Cultural Arts Exhibit at the State Extension Homemakers Conference in Wichita.

  • Melissa Flory, Eudora, received a first-place ribbon at the Mid America Tumbling Society Competition at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. She was one of more than 1,500 students to compete.

Eudora resident Mindy Pittman also competed. Both girls were students of the Dance Gallery in Lawrence.

  • Eudora High School Close Up Club members who experienced government first-hand for one week in Washington, D.C., were Angela Richardson, Megan Hughs, Marnie Elliott, Shay O'Brien, Kristi Durkin, Aaron Lana, Eric Votaw, Mike Ryan, Matt Weeks, Mark Everley, Bryan Longacre, Mike Orr, Jenny Lee and Doug Williams.

27 years ago


November 1980

After seeing a financial statement on the 1980 swimming pool expenses and income, Eudora City Councilman Gary Vermillion suggested a move away from the concession stand to vending machines.

Including salaries and expenses, it cost the city $4,574.55 to operate the concession stand at the pool. The stand drew $3,701.09 in business, still a loss of $873.46. Without having to pay salaries, the city could gain by having vending machines. The council declined to take any action.

  • Officers for the newly-organized Eudora Historical Society were elected with Fern Long selected as president of the organization. Other officers elected were Pennie von Achen, vice president; Dorothy Akin, secretary; and Paul Sommer, treasurer.

Directors and the areas they represented were Jean Reynolds, Clearfield; Charles Durr, Eudora; Louie Koerner, Fall Leaf; Elizabeth Neis, Hesper; Glenn Wineinger, Prairie Center; and Margaret Gabriel, Weaver.

70 years ago


November 1937

Eudora carpenter Albert Von Gunten was ready to patent a shaper, a tool extensively used by "up-to-date" carpenters. He had been working on it for almost three years and sent a search application to Washington, D.C. He planned to make a drawing of the device and send it to the patent office.

  • The creeks and ponds were practically dry. Many farmers were hauling water, not only for stock, but also for household purposes. It was reported to be the driest fall in many years.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pete Edelbrock purchased the 80-acre farm occupied for several years by Mr. and Mrs. George Schubert. It was better known as the Haverty place. The price paid was $6,000.
  • The Eudora High School football team became champions of the Kaw Valley League by defeating Washington High on the Washington gridiron by a score of 14-7 after a fourth-quarter drive.

Eudora finished the Kaw Valley league schedule undefeated and finished in a tie for second place in the "Little Five" league. Wellsville won first place. Eudora and Gardner each were defeated once.

Players on the team were Fred Trefz, Delbert Mathia, Norman Combest, Howard Wilson, Delbert Eisele, Delbert Neis, Charles Zillner, Dalton Laughlin, Warren Warmker, Gene Daugherty, Francis Estrada, Howard Trefz, Wayne Vitt and Shoffner Love.

Substitutes were Carl Grob, Louie Meuffel, Clarence Mohler, Robert Trefz, Junior Neis, LaVerne Guenther, Victor Mistele, Homer Altenbernd, Robert Zimmerman, Wayne Reusch and Wayne Laughlin.

114 years ago


November 1893

Emil Hartig was pumping water for the Santa Fe at Holliday.

  • Elmer Lee broke his leg while he was playing. He was flying a kite and ran against a fence post with such force as to break the limb.
  • The new Catholic school house was dedicated. High mass took place and the building was blessed inside and outside. There were two sermons. One was in English; the other in German. About 12 priests were in attendance.
  • Eggs were 20 cents.
  • The temperature Nov. 23 was 10 above zero.
  • Dr. Taylor and his family left for Perry, Okla., territory where they expected to locate.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.