Days Gone By
5 Years ago
THE EUDORA NEWS
Nine members of the Eudora High School track team qualified for the state tournament.
Senior Jenny Durkin leads the way after winning the high jump with a leap of five feet. A pair of silver medal winners will accompany Durkin. Freshman Megan Ballock took second with a time of 60.8 seconds in the 400-meter run. Steady senior standout and league champion James Barr also finished second with a personal best 2:00.0 in the 800.
Taking third place and a spot on the bus to state were sophomore Julie White with a 33-2 triple jump and junior Anna Fernandez tying her own school record with a 9-6 pole vault.
The boys 400 relay - senior Dustin Moyer, Barr and juniors Mark Lister and Joey Donahue - earned bronze while also tying a school record at 44.5. Junior Tighe VanAnne's 4:42.0 in the 1,600 was good enough for a personal record, fourth at regionals and for the final reservation at state.
¢The First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora celebrated its 50th anniversary.
12 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the Kansas River bridge north of Eudora upon the completion of its deck replacement. The bridge had been closed since Jan. 2.
¢ Forty-two seniors celebrated their graduation after walking across the stage in the high school gym, becoming the first class to graduate from the new facility.
Kelly Bonebrake, daughter of Tim and Linda Bonebrake, was the valedictorian. Patty Buchholz was the commencement speaker.
¢ Gretchen Freeland, Eudora, was inducted into the Emporia State University chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.
¢ Eudora High School junior pitcher-shortstop Abram Chrislip was named to the second team of the All-Frontier League baseball team. Chrislip hit .327 for the 8-11 Cardinals and compiled a 2-4 record and a 2.52 earned run average as a pitcher.
Senior Corrie Jackson, also a pitcher, earned honorable mention. Jackson's record was 4-4, and he posted an earned run average of 3.24.
38 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE
Kurt von Achen was elected as a State Jaycee vice president.
¢ Homer Broers opened Broers Auto Sales at the corner of Main Street and Kansas Highway 10.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziesenis celebrated 50 years of marriage.
¢ Amaretta Wright was honored by Helianthus Chapter of C.E.S. as the newly appointed district aide.
¢ The Green Berets of C Company 12th Special Forces Group Airborne honored Cathryn Deay for her assistance in the company's parachute jumps at her farm. She helped any soldier who missed the field and landed in a tree.
¢ Charles Hill was hired as the director of Eudora Recreation Council.
¢ Linda Slapar was named valedictorian of the Eudora High graduating class. Denise Edwards was salutatorian.
52 years ago
FROM THE EHS NEWSPAPER
Joan Rothberger was elected the new Student Council president. StuCo served the Lions Club dinner and also attended the Ice Capades.
¢ During the band festival, the grade school trumpet trio comprising Galen Trabant, Dennis Trabant and Bobby Morley performed. Jimmy Wilson played a saxophone solo.
¢ Mary Byington and Karin Fleming attended the State Speech Festival at Kansas University.
¢ Clarence Foushee, Leslie Spiering, Ronnie Guy and Jimmy Mitchell were former De Soto students attending Eudora High School.
¢ Newly-elected F.H.A. officers were Kathleen Harris, president; Deanne Wilson, vice president; Patsy Schehrer, secretary; Doris Bartz, treasurer; Twilla Knabe, historian; Annette Hunt, song leader; Lois Neis, council representative; and chapter mothers were Mrs. Clarence Neis and Mrs. Herbert Knabe.
F.H.A. sponsored its annual style show with the theme of "The Wheel of Fashion."
¢ The junior-senior banquet was at the Kansas Union. The senior class went to the Ozarks and stayed overnight at Woods Cove Lodge in Osage Beach, Mo.
¢ Deloris Harris took first place in high jump during the Little Seven League Girls' Playday. Karl Koch took first in the open 880 at the Baldwin Quadrangular.
72 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The 18th annual commencement exercises for Eudora Rural High School took place in the high school auditorium.
Class roll was Dale Papenhausen, Dorothy Mae Warmker, Lucille Winifred Walker, Arden Elmer Ott, Luther E. Klopfenstein, Ramona Ruth Stanley, Elfreda Bertha Koehler, Louise Frances Mae Schlegel, Irene Ruth Mistele, Martha Katherine Abel, Felix M. Mueller, Emerson J. Ott, Marjorie E. Rees, Ruth Miller, Josephine M. Ott, Berdean R. Russell, Freddie E. Brecheisen, Allis Margaret Terrell and Ethelbert S. Ott.
¢ Eighth-grade graduates of Evening Star School were Leone Porter, Annetta Abel, Lewis Meuffel, Delbert Reusch, Wayne Reusch and Ross Cole.
¢ Alice Marie Kindred was an eighth-grade graduate of the Weaver school.
¢ Eighth-grade graduates of Eudora Grade School were Benitta Bartz, Mary Eisele, Shoffner Love, Laverne Guenther, Robert Zipp, Margaret Forsythe, Dorothy Erwin, Patricia Schubert, Dorothy Logan, Katherine Walker, Bernard Roe, Warren Warmker, Edna Bond, Juanita Everley, Arlene Bohnsack, Ophelia Grant, Ruth Rapier and Benjamin McDaniel.
99 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
Martha Neustifter entertained a number of her friends at her home in honor of her cousin Katie Furthmyer, Gorham, who was visiting.
¢ George Schubert and a party of friends, while on their way to Lawrence to "take in" the Parker entertainment, had an auto breakdown. After spending considerable time trying to fix up the trouble, they had to give up and with great difficulty returned to town.
¢ Anna Brecheisen, Carl Gerstenberger, Stella Brazil, Laura Stanley and Charles Brazil received their diplomas at the 24th annual commencement exercises at Hesper Academy.
¢ The board of education selected the following teachers for the next term: Charles Kelly, principal; Mabel Beard, assistant principal; Mayme Brune, grammar; Mabel Ulrich, intermediate; Alta Roe, second primary; and Alma Reed, first primary.
¢ Misses Mary Greiner, Lucy Kaegi, Clara Neustifter and Ida Myer were visitors in Lawrence.