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March 19, 2009

March 1997

The Eudora High School boys basketball team edged top-seeded Silver Lake 58-56 in a come-from-behind overtime win, claiming the sub-state championship at Eudora.

The win landed the Cardinals the school’s first berth in the state tournament in 45 years. Senior Nick Warren was fouled with 32.7 seconds to go in regulation, sending him to the free-throw line. He drained both, tying the score at 52. The Cardinal defense prevented Silver Lake from scoring on the last shot, sending the game into overtime.

The Cards opened state tournament play in Hutchinson with a 64-46 win over Central Heights. It was the first-ever Eudora win at the state basketball tournament.

Eudora landed a spot in the consolation finals after bowing out to the eventual state champions from Medicine Lodge 58-45 in the semifinals round.

The team finished in fourth-place at the 3A state basketball tournament after falling to Hoisington 57-51 in the consolation finals. Eudora finished the year at 19-7.

Team members were Jay Fisher, David Roubison, Justin Hime, Justin Spring, Zach Brooks, Nick Warren, Cory Smith, Justin Bretthauer, Mark Durkin, Matt Spring, Bryce Vermillion, Jeremy Roubison, Darrin Bretthauer and Patrick Everley. Coaches were Terry Zerr, Paul Boone and David Overstreet.

• The Eudora Board of Education approved a purchase for technology equipment for Nottingham Elementary School. The proposed purchases totaled about $135,000 and included 25 computers for a new lab, five computers for the library, 14 for the teaching staff, and six new machines for the support staff, which included Title I, the resource room, At Risk, and the two secretaries.

• Ken and Alta Vorhies celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

• Eudora High School sophomore Allison Rose was named to the All-Frontier League first team. Seniors Kris Neis and Gi Stein received honorable mention.

• Members of the middle school chess club earned sixth-place honors in state competition at Baker University. Participants were Justin Stockson, Mike Van Deelen, Jesse Murphy, Jake Born, Trevor O’Grady, Charis True, Justin Sorenson, Stephen Lee, Neil Dunavin, Jeremy Immer and advisor Dan Kuhlman.

From The Eudora News

March 1974

Eudora Fire Chief Pete Lawson reported a short in the wiring caused the fire sirens to sound earlier in the week. The problem was reported to the telephone company through which the sirens were activated.

• The Eudora Board of Education passed a motion that set the base salary for teachers at $7,000. The Board also voted to renew contracts for 39 teachers. They also accepted the resignation of high school science teacher Rebecca Lowrance.

• The City of Eudora as well as Baldwin City and Lecompton appeared before the Douglas County Commission-ers requesting federal revenue sharing funds for local projects. Eudora was represented by City Councilman Jim Hoover, who introduced a project for park funds of $30,000 to be matched by $20,000 from the City. Tom Pyle asked for $4,400 for the Eudora Police Department and Alden Fleming asked for $15,000 for the city library.

• Angie Watts, Eudora, and Charlotte Richardson, a teacher at Eudora High School, were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota.

• Martha Gronniger and Patricia Nusbaum, both of Eudora, were named to the honor roll at Saint Mary College for the fall semester.

• A 48-ounce bottle of Wesson oil was $1.88 at Howard’s Super Saver. Coca-Cola was 89 cents for eight 16-ounce bottles. Bananas were 10 cents a pound, and a three-pound can of Maxwell House coffee was $2.59.

From The Eudora Enterprise

March 1939

Harold Eisele, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Eisele, was bruised and scratched in motor car accident but not dangerously injured. Eisele was driving east toward his home and ran into the rear of a car, which he reported was laying dead on the paving without lights. The other car belonged to E.V. Stecker of Topeka. Both cars received extensive damage.

• Gale Breithaupt, who had been teaching in the junior high school at Eureka, was named principal and started his duties the following Monday. He graduated from Eudora Rural High School.

From The Eudora Weekly News

March 1909

Herbert Landon invested in a brooder and an incubator to try his luck in the chicken business.

• Ernest Kraus and Walter Bromelsick each donated $5 to build a bandstand in the city park.

• Lorenz Speicher bought the Henry Reusch farm for $4,800.

• Local hunters were shooting the large number of ducks that had passed through the area.?

• Four-year-old Vina Copp fell and fractured her forearm.

From The Eudora Weekly News

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