Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2009

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February 12, 2009

12 years ago


February 1997

Attorney General Carla Stovall was a guest speaker at Eudora Middle School and later at Eudora High School. Stovall was the first woman to be the attorney general in Kansas.

• Eudora High School Winter Sports king and queen candidates were freshmen Kelly Neis and Mark Elmer; sophomores Debra Whitaker and Eric Garrett; juniors Kate von Achen and Scott Baethke; and seniors Jaime Ziesenis and Kenan Staples.

• Seaman recruit Caleb Lewis completed his basic training in Great Lake, Ill., and was in advanced training of aviation mechanical school in Pensacola, Fla.

• Jerry Abel received a signed note of congratulations on her recent retirement from Kansa University head basketball coach, Roy Williams.

• Eudora High School senior Joe Miller posted his 100th win in his high school during a match in Louisburg.

35 years ago


February 1974

Members of the Eudora Library Board and Steering Committee decided to begin definite steps in the proper procedures for a building program. In defining the building, Antoinette Brecheisen stated that the committee was planning “a tax supported library having a community facility, not a community building with a library.” Library board members were Alden Fleming, Mrs. Tom Akin, Mrs. Stan Byrne, Mrs. John Gilroy, Mrs. Vernon Lutz and Brecheisen. Members of the steering committee were Lester Anderson, Oscar Broers, Lions Club; Jim Guy, Boy Scouts; Carol Scott, Girl Scouts; and Antoinette Brecheisen, 4-H.

• The First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora celebrated its 22nd anniversary.

• Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gabriel celebrated their golden anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their five children.

• The Eudora High School boys basketball team moved its record to 8-8 and 6-5 in league after wins against Louisburg and Santa Fe Trail. Eudora’s David Smith led all scorers in the Louisburg game with 29 points while Ken Massey added 10. Dan Gaylor and Davis put eight and seven points on the board, respectively. In the game against Santa Fe Trail, which snapped Eudora’s three-game losing streak, Smith had 17 points and 20 rebounds. Gaylor canned 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Others scoring for Eudora were Davis 17, Wilson 10, Hall 10, Massey eight, and Fulks one.

• Eudora High School senior Julie Blake flew to Lubbock, Texas to visit the Lubbock Christian College. She was one of m any high school seniors on campus during the weekend.

• Sunflower Village unofficially changed its name to Clearview City. The change was made at the request of Dave Pingleton, Clearview City project manager and gave recognition to the news views presented by the owners of the living complex, Paul Hansen and his firm the Mission Investors and Developers.

100 years ago


February 1909

A fire completely destroyed the Fall Leaf schoolhouse.

• Seven gypsy fortunetellers came to town in two covered wagons.

• David Good sold his land to Fred Neis for $3,600.

• Fred Lotz lost his footing on the north porch of the Pilla Store and fell to the sidewalk. He dislocated his shoulder and fractured his collarbone.

• A.W. Chinn opened a veterinary office in the Henry Ziesenis building on Main Street.

• The Eudora band played for C. Pilla’s 79th birthday party at his home. Pilla treated band members to an oyster supper.


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