Days Gone By
The Eudora Area Historical Society displayed many books, family genealogies and old photographs during the first-ever EudoraFest. There were a wide variety of crafts and food products from 40 vendors lining Main Street, as well as children’s games, contests, music, a car show and art show. Special performances were presented by the Old Castle Dancers, a bluegrass band, the Duane Richardson Band, singer Annie Dunavin, Betty and Buster Jenkins, gospel music, karaoke, accordion player Archie Jameson and the Don Lipovac Button Accordion Band.
• Sam Platt purchased the old Pilla building at 701 Main Street from Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and began turning what once was a three-story brick building into a recording studio, Redhouse Recording.
• The Eudora Planning Commission gave its conditional approval to a site plan for additional apartment buildings in the Greenway Addition. The management company’s plan called for the construction of 11 four-plexes on the site for a total of 44 three-bedroom dwelling units.
• Paul and Doris Oelschlaeger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception for family and friends at Eudora City Hall.
• Eudora High School’s varsity football team traveled to Garnett to face Anderson County and came home with a 27-12 win.
Senior Bryce Vermillion rushed for 216 yards and a score. Scott Baethke, also a senior, punched in three scores from short yardage and contributed 25 total yards. Senior quarterback Jeremy Roubison passed for 82 yards while completing seven-of-11 attempts and rushing for 16 more. He also made some critical tackles.
Chad Taylor and Bryan Hermreck were leading tacklers and Taylor had a sack late in the game.
• Eudora was listed as the third largest school in Class 3A. The 64 schools in 3A ranged in enrollment from 210 to 140 students. Eudora’s enrollment of sophomores, juniors and seniors only, was 207. Meridan-Jefferson West (210) and Halstead (209) were the only 3A schools with more students than Eudora.
From the Eudora News
A solid oak, wind-up pendulum clock was dedicated in memory of Sonia Marie Foster by her parents, Virgil and Maxine Foster, at an assembly in the high school gymnasium. The clock was displayed in the junior/senior high school library. Foster died from cystic fibrosis at the age of 15.
• Golden Age Club officers were Elsie Mathia, president; Leona Haney, vice president; Fern Long, secretary; and Pearl Collins, treasurer.
• The Helping Hand Emergency Center, located at 915 Birch, opened its doors. The community project was designed to help provide Eudorans in need with food and clothing.
• Bertie Morriss was honored for 10 years of service at the Eudora Nursing Center.
• The boys and girls high school cross country teams claimed first at the meet in Rossville and second at Lansing. Leading the Cards at Rossville were Jacque Spitzli, fifth place, and Roger Stone, second. At Lansing, top runners were Stone, third, and Spitzli, seventh.
• Angela Anders received the Key Award, the highest honor in 4-H at the 61st annual Douglas County 4-H Achievement Night. At the same banquet, Tom Pyle of Pyle Meat Company was awarded the Friend of 4-H Award because of his involvement in the 4-H program.
From the Eudora News
Homecoming queen candidates were Mary Jane Abel, Joyce Katzfey, Julie Shepard, Kim Schehrer and Donna Bagby.
• The Eudora Eagles football team beat Wellsville 26-6 at Eudora.
In the second quarter, Eddie Pyle came up with a key interception that sparked the Eagles. Three players later, the Eagles scored on a one-yard plunge by Randy Smith. Eudora scored again on a four-yard run by Cord Laws.
Others touchdowns were made in the second half with a 60-yard run after a fake punt by Laws. Ron Abel plunged over for the two-point conversion. Smith made the last touchdown with a 12-yard run.
Eudora recovered four fumbles in the game: two by Smith and one each by Johnny Stewart and Arlan Holmes.
• Nottingham Elementary School formed a new student council. Officers were Sam Hopper, president; Tom Pyle, vice president; Lars Leon, parliamentarian; and Marcia Bagby, historian. Mike Eltschinger was the sponsor.
• Scott’s Electric and Plumbing marked its 27th year in business in Eudora. The building received a brand new coat of paint and trim earlier in the summer. The store began as an electric business and later expanded to include plumbing and heating.
• Several relatives and friends visited Katherine Stanley at Eudora Nursing Center in honor of her 95th birthday.
• Mayor D.E. Kerr presented 10-year pins to firemen Benny Dean and Claude Yother and councilman Jim Hoover for their years of service to the community.
From the Eudora Enterprise
Nearly 500 people trekked to the polls to vote 319 to 176 in favor of issuing general obligation bonds to build a new $90,000 library on the park site behind the fire station.
• Homecoming queen candidates were Lori Hadl, Bernadette Pyle, Joni Holloway, Candy Musick and Barbara Shouse.
• Eudora High School seniors David Bushnell, David Holladay and Greg Dardis participated in Science Day activities at Wichita State University.
• The Rev. Michael Proctor assumed the pastorate of the Eudora Assembly of God Church.
• Officers of the 1900 and Now Club were Mrs. Kermit Broers, president; Mrs. Tom Akin, vice president; Mrs. Ott, secretary; and Mrs. Dan Davis, treasurer.
• The Eudora Lions voted to contribute $25 to hurricane-stricken Honduras through the 1974-1975 Lions-CARE program.
• GW Sugar was $1.39 for a five-pound bag at Market Basket. Cauliflower was 39 cents a head. Van Camp Pork and Beans were three cans for 89 cents, and American Beauty Elbo-Roni was 49 cents for a 15-ounce package.
From the Eudora Enterprise
Telephones were installed at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Sweet and Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Grist.
• Martin Rohe Jr., with his moving apparatus, moved the residence and other buildings just east of the Clearfield cemetery, about a quarter of a mile farther east, for the Rev. Rodewald.
• Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Randal and family moved from near St. Joe to the tenant house on the J.B. Gage farm and planned to assist with farm work. Mr. Gage made extensive improvements about his farm by installing a water system and remodeling the barn into a modern dairy barn.
• Helen Martin, the deaf and blind pianist, gave a musical program to an appreciative audience at the Methodist church.
• Mrs. Howard Kohler was surprised with a handkerchief shower, the occasion being her birthday.
Bridge was played at four tables. Mrs. Leslie Kindred received the prize for high score and Mrs. Frank Morrisey, the consolation prize.
From the Eudora Weekly News