Archive for Thursday, November 13, 2008

Days Gone By

November 13, 2008

5 years ago


November 2003

Ensign Dustin Haus arrived home Friday after a tour in Iraq.

Haus was a SeeBee in the United States Navy and will reported back to duty in early December. He graduated from Eudora High School in 2001 and is the son of Tim and Tonya Summers, Eudora.

• In an attempt to make graduations shorter, the Eudora 491 Board of Education approved the scheduling of a senior honors night for May.

Eudora High School Activities Director Dave Durkin pitched the idea to a receptive Board.

• The Eudora High School volleyball team had a remarkable 2003 campaign. It was a season that witnessed the evolution of 2002’s competitive 19-11 team into this year’s near dominant 28-5 team.

The season ended with a heart-wrenching sub-state loss to Tonganoxie, but no one will forget about this team or this season.

The Cards lost some valuable talent to graduation in Lauren Kracl and service specialist Kelly Spence.

Kracl was a four-time team MVP and perennially received all-league, all-area and all-state honors. Her contribution to the team’s record-breaking season was immeasurable.

12 years ago


November 1996

John and Kaye Spitzli headed back to Colombia to do mission work for the Wycliffe Bible translators. It was their third mission trip in 13 years. They would be gone two years and working in Bogota.

• Superintendent Dan Bloom won a statewide administrator award from a Kansas State University rural education organization. Bloom, the winner of the outstanding administrator award for superintendents from the Center for Rural Education and Small Schools, was honored at a conference in Manhattan, Kan.

• Glenn Wineinger, Eudora, was honored with a coffee gathering to celebrate his 35 years with Hallmark Cards at the Lawrence plant. He received congratulations from his family, company officials and many of his co-workers.

72 years ago


November 1936

Officers of the Eudora Community Club were Elmer Everley, president; Charles Gerstenberger, vice president; and Ray Ogden, secretary/treasurer.

• The Bonner Springs High School football team took a Kaw Valley League game from Eudora High School on the Bonner field by a score of 12-0.

• The Halloween masquerade party of the Clearfield schoolhouse was well attended. Dorothy Hausman was in charge of the entertainment, which consisted of games and various stunts. Carlyle Trabant received the prize for the funniest costume. At the close of the evening, refreshments of sandwiches, pie and coffee were served by Mrs. Roy Breithaupt, Mrs. John Chaney and Mrs. Dan Selzer.

• Principal Curtis Ruthrauff, Clifford Olander, Gardner Sellers, Kelvin Forman, Mildred Strube, Helen Talbert and Mabel Campbell of the high school, and Principal Gilmore Nichols, Edna Perry, Bessie Ehrlich and Mary Miller of the grade school attended the state teachers’ meeting in Topeka.

• William Mercier, Ray Ogden, “Cap” Koehler, “Doc” Laughlin and Junior Stadler attended the football game between Nebraska and Kansas University in Lawrence.

100 years ago


November 1908

Carl Schubert and family moved into the Ernest Kraus property on E Street.

• Harry Hagenbuch and Chris Schneider were working for the Standard Oil Company in Kansas City.

• D.H. Good sold 40 acres off the east of his farm to Fred Neis.

• Mrs. Fred Papenhausen, Mrs. C. F. Richards, Mary Fuller and Lucy Kaegi were Lawrence visitors.


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