Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2008

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October 30, 2008

5 years ago


October 2003

• Ervin and Lucille Yarnell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Branson, Mo. Ervin L. Yarnell and Anna Lucille Collins married Oct. 4, 1953, in Bendavis, Mo. They moved to Kansas in 1955 and had been Eudora residents since 1960.

• Residents of Eudora and the surrounding community had the opportunity to see where their tax dollars went when Eudora USD 491 had an open house at the newly built Eudora High School.

The open house allowed community members to tour the new building, out of which the high school began operating in August. Construction began in March 2002 after Eudora voters passed a $16 million bond issue in November 2001.

12 years ago


October 1996

The body of Patricia Hagen, a 33-year-old Eudora woman who had been missing since Sept. 17, was found on the west bank of the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kan.

• Dr. George Schreiner was the newest veterinarian at Eudora Animal Hospital. Schreiner graduated from Kansas State University Veterinary Medicine in 1995.

• Eudora residents woke up Oct. 22 to a snowstorm. For most of the day, large snowflakes fell and blew across Eudora as well as most of northeast Kansas. Snow hadn’t fallen in Kansas in October in 88 years.

• The Cardinal ninth- and 10th-grade football team blanked Wellsville 6-0, ending its season. The lone score in the contest came on a 15-yard pass from Aaron Rose to Patrick Eukel.

72 years ago


October 1936

The Rev. W.O. Watson, who had been pastor of the De Soto and Prairie Center Methodist churches for the past six years, was assigned to the pastorate of the Eudora and Captain Creek Methodist churches. He replaced the Rev. Loren Rapier, who was transferred to the Eureka charge.

• Work on the jetties of the Eudora-Kaw river repair project, sponsored as a PWA project jointly with Douglas and Leavenworth counties,was progressing rapidly with the actual driving of piles to be built on the north side of the river already underway.

• High school students who made all A’s during the first six-week period were Benitta Bartz, Dorothy Kerr, Eleanor Bartz and Virginia Shirck.

• Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wichman, who had lived in the Kraus house near the city park for several years, moved to the Miller farm in Kaw Valley, five miles west of town on Highway No. 10.

• Election board officials for the Eudora township for the upcoming election were Levi Woodard, Frank Sommer and J.B. Perkins, receiving board judges; Mrs. George Gerstenberger and Mrs. Elmer Ziegler, receiving board clerks; Jake Milburn, Sim Snyder and Mrs. Clara Lotz, counting board judges; and Mrs. Clement Zillner and Mrs. Francis Hughes, counting board clerks.

81 years ago


October 1927

Paul Hausman and Arno Ziesenis pledged Kappa Delta Kappa at the Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg. Ziesenis was also elected college cheerleader.

• A Holstein cow belonging to Ted Thoren gave birth to twin calves, a male and a female.

• Arthur Frederick was elected high school sheriff. His main duty was to ensure that all cars were parked correctly in front of the school.

• Stanley Klopfenstein, who had his arm broken in an auto accident, broke the same arm again when his Ford kicked while being cranked.

• The Coach Chevrolet could be purchased for $595 at Rothberger Motor Company.


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