Days gone by
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Eudora High School seniors Ashley Kraus and Brian Harris were named homecoming queen and king during halftime ceremonies of the Eudora-Baldwin football game. Eudora defeated Baldwin 41-21 to win its first league title in 28 years.
- The Eudora City Council and Eudora Fire Department put out the flames of a conflict over proper use of the city's new fire truck. The issue was resolved by clarifying an existing policy regarding mutual aid agreements.
- Melvin and Nina Wehner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Kim's Barn.
- Eudora West Elementary School's Marilyn Stuit was one of 13 teachers nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year. Each nominee was recognized for his or her years of service.
15 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Eudora High School Homecoming Queen candidates were Jerri Harris, Tracy Simon and Trisha Winkle. King candidates were Gus Andrews, Bryan Longacre and Mike Orr.
Jerri Harris and Bryan Longacre were crowned Eudora High School's Homecoming Queen and King during half-time of the Eudora-Centralia football game.
- Debbie Williams bought A Family Hair Care Center from Janie and Mike Rebstock. She had worked at the hair care center since June 1991.
- Eudora resident Lori Ferris brought home a grand champion ribbon and trophies from the Kansas State Fair for her entry in the 4-H horse show. The gelding was named Champion Non-Stock Type Western Pleasure Horse in the 14 and over category.
- Fifty-nine family members gathered for the Votaw family reunion at Eudora City Hall.
Those who attended came from Missouri, Parsons, Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence, Eudora and De Soto.
- James and Bernadette Waller built Kaw Valley Arena, a
200-foot by 300-foot rodeo arena, on their property northwest of Eudora. They planned to host riding competitions and provide a place for people to ride.
- Don McDermott shot an antelope near Sharon Springs that scored 87.75 on the rating scale used to score antelope. It was a new unofficial state record. The old record was 84.25.
- Michael McNulty, Eudora, was one of nine top athletes selected to attend the U.S. Shooting Team's (USST) Air Rifle Achievement Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
McNulty qualified by taking top honors at the state Junior Olympic championship competition.
27 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
Forty people were present at an organizational meeting at Eudora Public Library to form a Eudora area Historical Society.
Chairman Fern Long was authorized to appoint an organization committee to draft a constitution and bylaws. Elizabeth Neis, Dorothy Akin and Frank Page were appointed to meet with the chairman on the committee.
- The Belleview Extension Home Unit met at the home of Louise Weeks. Ruth Stone gave the lesson, "Feeling Great."
Officers elected for the new year were Doris Blevins, president; Dorothy Akin, vice president; Shirley Steffen, secretary; Marilyn Brunk, treasurer; Margaret Dixon, council representative; and Carole Dibben, public relations chairman.
- James Lynch was sworn in by city clerk Arlene Lawson as the newest member of the Eudora City Council. He was immediately appointed to the Streets, Parks and Recreation committee.
Lynch replaced Dean Hall on the council and would serve the remainder of his term until May 1981.
- Judith K. Spitzli, Eudora, was awarded a graduate assistantship at Emporia State University for the 1980-81 academic year. She was a math teaching assistant at ESU and held a bachelor's degree from E-State in elementary education.
¢Athletes of the week at Nottingham Elementary School were sixth-graders Christy Lynch and Mike Williams; third-grader Mike Jerome and first-grader Jennifer Byrne.
- Vicki Schehrer, Eudora, a senior at Kansas University received the Steven Carpenter Memorial Scholarship for the 1980-81 school year.
70 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The V-8 ton and one-half truck belonging to Carl Papenhausen caught fire on Highway 10 near the Wakarusa bridge and was completely destroyed. A defective wire was thought to be the cause.
- Clara Randell of Vinland, was a new clerk in the Bert Daugherty and Son grocery and meat market.
- Members of the Iota Phi Phi club and several guests met at the home of Mrs. Cham Williamson for the first meeting of the year.
Contract bridge was played at six tables. The traveling prize went to Mrs. Erwin Kanzig, and Mrs. Floyd Pierce. Mrs. Floyd Broers, Mrs. George Gerstenberger, Mrs. Clarence Daugherty, Mrs. William Mertz and Mrs. Oscar Lothholz made high score at each table. Each received a dainty handkerchief.
- Bert Seiwald built a garage and coal shed on his property in west Eudora. A large barn was razed and the lumber was used for the new buildings.
- Spectators witnessed the second football game of the season on the Eudora schedule. The game ended 0-0, but one of the largest crowds assembled at the lighted field.
- Delbert Gerstenberger had his appendix removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
- J.O. Scott retired after 15 years service in Uncle Sam's rural route department. Scott was carrier of routes two and four out of Eudora.
- Mrs. Joe Straka, Alfred Straka, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boyles, all of Kansas City, visited one Sunday afternoon at the Stadler home.
- Miss Margaret Spitzli spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gabriel as a guest of Miss Maxine Patterson.
- Wilbur Hockett was doing some carpentry work at the Ed Milburn home in the Captain's Creek neighborhood.