Archive for Thursday, January 22, 2009

Days Gone By

January 22, 2009

12 years ago


January 1997

Byron and Clara Eisele and Norbert and Margaret Grosdidier won the prestigious Kansas Bankers Awards.

• Kimberly Jenks was awarded a $1,300 Board of Director’s Scholarship from Kansas Newman College.

• Helen and Herb Miner rented their Main Street building to Century 21/Miller and Midyett.

35 years ago


January 1974

The second fire in Eudora within 10 days occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Broers.

The other fire occurred in a home owned by Portino Duran, a resident of California, and was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Arch Dunaway.

• The Eudora Board of Education hoped to take bids in May and begin construction in June on a $690,000 major addition to Nottingham Primary School.

• Kim Long and Karen Wehner chose to follow an option available to Eudora High School seniors by finishing the requirements for graduation a semester early. They were both enrolled at Johnson County Community Junior College.

• Owner of Eudora Meat Market, Tom Pyle, attended a meeting of the Kansas Meat Processors Association in Waterville.

• Gold Medal flour was 88 cents for a five-pound bag. Grade “A” medium eggs were 79 cents a dozen at Howard’s Super Saver.

70 years ago


January 1939

Jess and Esther Brecheisen attended an oyster supper at the Prospect schoolhouse. It was given by the Farmers Union Association.

• Those who helped quilt at the Henry Deckwa home were Anna Shore, Bertha Laurenz, Minnie Hausman, Sophia Selzer, Myrtle Bell, Alma Breithaupt, Alma and Eva Deay, Irene and Mary Brecheisen, Edith Rohe, Chloa Breithaupt, Naomi Brecheisen, Alberta Deckwa, Lillian Chanay and Sadie Parsons.

• Mrs. Frank Greiner was hostess to her Pinochle Club. Mrs. William Schehrer made high score. Katheryn Rothberger had low score. The prize for 100 aces was given to Mrs. Clement Zillner.

• The burning out of a flue at the home of Mrs. Lena Eder caused the fire department to make a run to the building on C Street. There was no damage.

• Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haelsig, Miles City, Mont., and their sister Emma Lotz left by car for a three-week trip to the Mexico City, where they planned to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Haelsig.

115 years ago


January 1894

A Valentine masquerade ball was being planned in Durr’s hall.

• Charles Willsdorf grew lettuce in a hotbed during the winter.

• A strip of land lying along the west Eudora limits was labeled the “neutral strip.” A stir in town was caused when Mrs. Durr claimed to own it and then sold it to Mr. Bougleman. The matter was to be contested in court.

• Will Gatewood slipped on the ice and broke his left leg. Dr. Robinson carried the child home.

• Peter Harris was bitten through the thumb when he tried to separate two fighting dogs.

• Farmers were excited to learn that a mill was soon to open in Eudora. Sam Williams, an experience miller, planned to open it with Mr. Jewett, a wealthy Lawrence businessman.


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