Days Gone By
• Eudora High School winter sports king and queen candidates were seniors Mark Watson and Julie Lee; juniors Floyd Wyrick and Sarah Hunt; sophomores Cyrus Hall and Aubry Jamison; and freshmen Brian Harris and Melanie Smith.
• Eudora Nursing Center was named first runner-up of the Kansas Partnering Group's Best Practice Award for retention of nursing facility staff.
• The Eudora Board of Education met in special session to discuss the district's long-range strategic plan. Talks focused on future growth in the schools, and specifically, the district's long-term facility needs.
• Channel 4 meteorologist Mike Thompson visited Eudora West Elementary School students. He showed tornado slides he had accumulated over the years and talked about weather phenomena and how the different atmospheric pressures influence weather in Kansas.
• The Eudora High School girls basketball team took second at the Top Gun Tournament in Wellsville. Eudora's 56-34 loss to Santa Fe Trail brought the Cardinals' 13-game winning streak to an end.
Kelly Neis paced the team with 14 points.
• Kyle Cox was the winner of the Eudora West Elementary School spelling bee and advanced to the Douglas County Spelling Bee in Lawrence. Jorden Wise was runner-up.
From the Eudora News
Eudora High School Winter Sports king and queen candidates were seniors Jim Gabriel and Katie Gezel; juniors Titus Staples and Rebekah Freeland; sophomores Wayne Winkle and Janna Garrett; and freshmen Matt Weeks and Jerri Harris.
• Some "famous" Kansas characters were on hand during a Kansas Day program at Eudora Nursing Center. The project was presented by the Eudora Historical Society. Fern Long dressed as a pioneer woman; Joyce Wineinger was Amelia Earhart; Delores Kurtz was Carrie Nation; Rob Claggett dressed as Dwight Eisenhower and Sharon Dugger as Wild Bill Hickock.
• Janet Campbell, Eudora, was named director of the Audio-Reader Network at Kansas University. She was chosen during a nationwide search from among 36 applicants and six finalists.
From the Eudora News
Six Eudora residents filed for City Council positions.
The candidates included Gary Vermillion, Merlin Eisenbarger, Neil Cummings, James Smith and incumbents Bob Slapar and Dr. Leo Lauber.
Residents running for school board included Stanley Byrne, Sharon Burns, Darrell Abel, John McKean, Pat Eisenbarger, George Blevins and incumbents Norman Musick and Norbert Grosdidier.
From the Eudora Enterpise