Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

Days Gone By

December 18, 2008

5 years ago


December 2003

The Eudora Cardinals boys basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to Highland Park with an improbable performance against Piper. The Cards upset the potent Pirates

52-39 Dec. 11, securing third place in the Cardinal’s Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament.

Eudora followed the Piper pounding with a Tuesday

61-38 Wellsville whacking. The Wellsville Eagles had the unenviable task of tackling a dangerously confident Eudora team that was coming off one of its biggest wins in recent memory. The result was a sloppy albeit lopsided affair.

The Piper contest is the purest indication of the Card’s early evolution. The Pirates boast one of the area’s finest players in 6-9 junior center Leo Criswell.

In fact, Sporting News rated Criswell the best player in the state. But the bigger they are, the harder they fall. At least that was the mentality that 6-3 senior Jesse Montgomery and his Cardinal teammates had.

Montgomery and company transformed the cliché phrase into reality. Not only did the Cards win the ballgame but they also dominated it from start to finish. Montgomery held the hot recruiting prospect scoreless in the first half.

12 years ago


December 1996

Coast to Coast was named as the new tenant of the former C&S Market building on Main Street and planned to move no later than March 15.

• The Kansas Corporation Commission decided the 913 calling area was too large and should be split. The 913 area code covered the northern half of Kansas.

The greater Kansas City area would keep the 913 area code, but sometime in the summer, the northern area would receive a new area code including Eudora and Lawrence.

• The Eudora High School wrestling team finished fifth at the Eudora Invitational.

Jotham Andrews, Bryan Hermreck and Joe Miller topped their respective weight classes while Ryan Lister, Matt Self and Nick Campanella all finished fourth, giving the Cardinals 93.5 points.

• CTRSA Michelle Sollars, U.S. Navy, graduated from Corry Station Pensacola, Fla., as a cryptologic technician in collection and processing. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1994.

• Fifth-grader Michael Woodward was the overall school winner in the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee.

Classroom winners were Sarah Abel, Kelly Campbell, Andrew Pyle, Joshua Gorden, Alex Young, Misty Baker, Jared Pringle, William Steel, Jesse Montgomery, Hayley Schehrer, Mandi Sanders, Bryce Landon, Frank Male, Katie Green, Paul Smith, William Whitmore, Amanda Rogers and Corey Green.

• The high school girls basketball team took first at the Central Heights tournament by defeating the host team 57-44.

Kris Neis finished with 15 points. Allison Rose and Gi Stein each added nine. Jamie Grant, Carisa Lynch and Kelly Neis all scored eight. Grant led the team in rebounds with nine.

• The boys team claimed the first-place trophy at the Central Heights High School tournament by knocking off the host team, ranked sixth in 3A, 58-49.

Bryce Vermillion and Darrin Bretthauer led the scoring with 16 each. Nick Warren added 12, and Justin Hime had 11. Warren had a team-high 15 rebounds.

72 years ago


December 1936

“The old-fashioned Christmas spirit has taken hold in Eudora, and the colored electric lights have been strung criss-cross for the business section of town.

The Christmas tree this year has been placed in the center of Main Street just south of the city hall instead of the middle of the business block as last year. It will make a much better showing at the present location.”

• Christmas gift suggestions from Eudora Hardware Company were a Sunbeam Mixmaster, an American Eagle gasoline iron, an Aladdin lamp and flashlights.

• Officers elected for the Clearfield W.M.S. were Chloa Breithaupt, president; Emma Deckwa, vice president; Irene Brecheisen, secretary; Addie Brecheisen, treasurer; and Lena Breithaupt, mission band leader.

• The Home Oil Company had a Wayne’s computing gasoline pump installed. It was the latest in a station pump and absolutely “fool-proof.”

• The first of four jetties to be built on the north and south banks of the Kansas River near the bridge, which was being repaired was finished.

• Members of the junior class at the high school presented a three-act comedy, “New Fire,” in the auditorium.

Cast members were Orville Crane, Myrnice Ott, Freddie Trefz, Janice Guenther, Treva Canary, Wayne Vitt, Arleta Wilson, Delbert Eisele, Arleta Holmes, Ruby Neis, Alvena Bond, Delbert Mathia, Delbert Neis, Esther Ott and Pearl Koehler.

• Will Altenbernd, Elmer Everly and John Meinke attended the American Legion shoot south of Lawrence.

• “The Kansas River is so low now that it wouldn’t take zero weather very long to freeze it solid.”

• The basketball season started for Eudora and Spring Hill high schools when the Eudora first and second teams defeated Spring Hill’s two teams on the local court. The first team won in a closely played contest by a score of 19-15.

The first quarter found Eudora leading 8-2, and at the half Spring Hill led 11-8. Eudora rallied, and at the third quarter the score was 13-15, Spring Hill.

Late in the final period Eudora “stepped out” and knotted the counter at 15-15 and then picked up two goals for the win.

Mathia scored six points and was high man. Mitchell was a close second with five.

92 years ago


December 1916

Albert Schopper returned home after traveling in Nevada and several other western states, putting on magic shows.

• C.F. Horner bought the Harris 291-acre farm three miles southeast of Eudora. The price was $26,000.

• Katheryne Garratt was operated on for appendicitis in the Swedish Hospital in Kansas City.

• Julius Lotz was building a six-room cottage in town.

• Charles Baecker brought a 40-pound turkey to sell to Ernest Kraus for $8.

• The John Greiner home was put under quarantine when son Ralph contracted scarlet fever.


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