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May 15, 2008

5 years ago

From the Eudora News

May 2003

Just five days after graduating with the rest of her class during Sunday's commencement ceremony, Tonie Barnett went to New York City where she began pursuing a career in modeling.

¢ In the Wellsville-Redbud Classic track meet, the boys finished 15th and the girls landed in 11th place. The 19-team field proved to be too much for Eudora.

"We had a few disappointments today," coach Phil Katzenmeier said. "We were missing three boys, and the heat seemed to affect a few people."

The girls finished 11th by virtue of their 23 points. Baldwin took the championship with 71 points while Osawatomie and Louisburg with 54 and 50 points, respectively, rounded out the top three.

The boys managed just 13 points en route to their 15th place finish.

12 years ago


May 1996

Joe Katzfey and an Army buddy Don McKinney were reunited after 50 years. They served in World War II together. McKinney and his wife, Marceline, drove to Eudora from their home in Citrus Heights, Calif., to get reacquainted with Katzfey and his wife, Maurine.

¢ More than 350 participants parade around the track at Laws Sports Complex, team by team, in the first-ever opening ceremonies to launch youth baseball and softball in the city.

Al Fitzmorris, a Royals player from 1969 to 1976, and Sluggerrr, the new Royals mascot, and Dave Bingham, former head baseball coach at Kansas University, were special guests.

¢ In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Douglas County Seniors Services honored 30 Douglas County seniors at a reception.

The seniors, nominated by various organizations throughout the county, provided years of dedicated service to their organizations and to the community.

Four Eudora residents were among those honored. They were Tillie Bichelmeyer, Eudora Golden Age Club; Dorothy Dowding, Minerva Rebekah Lodge No. 146; Lois Neis, Eudora Area Historical Society; and Alf Oleson, Eudora Lions Club.

¢ The Eudora Lions Club celebrated its 45th anniversary. It was chartered May 7, 1951, with 27 members.

Alf Oleson was the only charter member still actively involved.

New officers elected were Ron Conner, president; Tim McCall, first vice president; Bryan Chumbley, third vice president; Bob Slapar, secretary/treasurer; Kin Vorhies, tail twister; Jay Grosdidier, lion tamer; and Alf Oleson, membership chair.

Board of directors were Andy Anderson, Lowell Henderson, David Miller and Joe Pyle.

¢ At the invitation of Gov. Bill Graves, Eudora High School student Kelly Lynn Bonebrake was selected to attend the 13th annual Governor's Scholars Award Program in Topeka. The ceremony honored the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors.

72 years ago


May 1936

M.T. Melton purchased the C.F. Richards Insurance Agency. He and his wife bought the home owned by Mrs. Jesse Marley, just outside the city limits east of the grade school.

¢ Miss Dorothy Enlow and Mrs. Lloyd Erisson presented their pupils in a joint recital in the high school auditorium. Students were Geraldine Houk, Margie Ann Rothberger, Shirley Rosenau, Jimmie Kanzig, Bobby Lottholz,Jackie Dailey, Mary Virginia Pierce, Barbara Johnson, Beverly Westerhouse, Maxine Miller, Waneta Everley, Dorothy Erwin, Marilyn Rosenau, Doris Bohnsack, Harold Houk, Ruth Bartz and Virginia Shirck.

¢ The eight people who took the examination for the postmastership of the Eudora office three months before received their grades. The three who qualified for the appointment were Mrs. Jessie Grimes, Louis Bartz and William Schehrer. Ray Ogden's term as postmaster expired two weeks prior.

¢ Timber mushrooms were plentiful after the recent rains.

¢ A heat record was established when the mercury soared to 95 degrees one afternoon.

¢ Ethel Votaw was hostess to the Hesper Missionary Society.

¢ The foods class of Eudora High School spent a day in Kansas City visiting several places of interest.

The first stop was at the public market where the class was able to see many fruits and vegetables, some of which were relatively uncommon.

The second point of interest was the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, where the girls saw the operation of many large ovens as well as the making and packing of many kinds of cookies, crackers and candies.

Armour's Packing Company gave the girls an opportunity to witness the preparation of meat from the time of the killing of the animal until it was ready to be shipped.

The last place visited was the Fred Harvey restaurant at the Union Station. The class was taken through the kitchen, the storerooms and the dairy department where they pasteurized their own milk and made their own ice cream.

Drivers on the trip were Mrs. Ziegler, Gedion Neis, Gerald Ott and Leota Wagner.

99 years ago


May 1909

The Rev. E.F. Miller, pastor of the Methodist church, was called to the Contoocook, N.H., charge. He was pastor in Eudora for three years.

¢ Will Spitzli, who lived two miles east of town, was very sick.

¢ Frank Schopper was working in the freight department of the Burlington railroad at Kansas City.

¢ The band stand was assured. Subscriptions were liberal, and the band boys were practicing under the direction of George Seitz.

¢ Quite a number of Will Miller's friends from town and Keystone gave him a surprise at his home two miles south, the occasion being his birthday.

¢ The stork started out of Eudora with twins, but on the road was overtaken by the doctor. After talking the matter over, it was decided to divide up. The doctor took a little boy to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lamborn near Fall Leaf, and the little girl to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Broers in Weaver Bottoms.

¢ Henry Oberholtzer and Herman White left for Oklahoma and Texas to look for a suitable location. It was understood they expected to embark in the hardware business.

¢ The first of May was ushered in with a keen frost.

¢ M.N. Wilson, an old Eudora boy who was living in El Reno, Okla., was a visitor for a few days.

¢ Degree of Honor grand lodge was in session in Lawrence. Miss Ida Myer was the delegate from the local lodge.

¢ Jacob Schellack sprained his wrist at school.

¢ Myrtle Gottstein was sick with an attack of the measles.


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