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February 10, 2010

February 1998

At a special meeting, Eudora School Board members discussed future growth projections in the district and what those projections would mean in terms of future facility concerns.

Since the bond issue was passed for the high school in November 1992, the district had gained 200 students, going from 893 in kindergarten through 12th grade to the latest 1,087.

• Julie Lee and Mark Watson were crowned Eudora High School's 1998 Winter Sports queen and king.

• Junior Allison Rose and sophomore Kelly Neis earned all-tournament honors at the Top Gun Tournament in Wellsville. Rose scored 56 points in three games and Neis, 51. In addition, senior Sherry Smith was named to the Top Gun's all-academic team and junior Katie Miller tied for second place in the free throw shooting contest. Miller made 23-of-30 from the charity stripe.

From the Eudora News

February 1990

Seniors Katie Gezel and Jim Gabriel were crowned Winter Sports queen and king at the basketball game against St. Mary's.

• Cliff and Zoe Pingry were featured in a Valentine's story for The Eudora News. The couple had been married nearly 70 years and commented on the secrets of a long and successful marriage.

• The junior varsity boys basketball team at Eudora High School took first place at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational Tournament by defeating the Rams 45-35 in the championship game.

Jamy Hickman led the attacked with 13 points and six rebounds, while Mark Brunk added 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.

The junior varsity girls basketball team participated in a tournament at Pleasant Ridge as well and brought home a second-place trophy. The team was defeated by the Jefferson County North Chargers 20-18.

Maribeth Malburg was high scorer with 11 points.

• Dorothy Westerhouse sang Valentine songs and led in group singing at a Valentine covered dish dinner and party at the Eudora United Methodist Church.

From the Eudora News

February 1975

The City of Eudora filed for $20,000 in revenue sharing funds to be used toward the completion of recreational facilities available in northeast Douglas County.

• Civil Gray was appointed the new administrator for the Eudora Nursing Center.

• Terry Graves, Laury Puett, Connie Russell and Terri Bagby were the class candidates for the Winter Sports queen.

From the Eudora Enterprise

February 1935

The seventh grade took county examinations. The following pupils had an average of 90 or above: Benitta Bartz, Mary Eisele, Dorothy Erwin, Patricia Schubert, Laverne Guenther, Robert Zipp and Shaffner Love. Benitta Bartz had the highest average with 97.5.

• Sister Patricia, teacher at the parochial school, had a foot badly bruised when a large piece of stove wood fell on it. Marie Grosdidier had charge of her classes.

• John Sommer placed a cement curb over the city well on the south side of the city hall. The pump was to be installed as soon as the cement work dried out.

From the Eudora Weekly News

February 1928

The Farmers Union Cooperative Mercantile and Elevator Company was no more. A new company was formed, which took over the entire assets and assumed all the debts of the old company.

The new company was known as the Farmers Elevator Co., and the board of directors were Albert Grosdidier, president; Henry Giertz, vice president; Homer Gerstenberger, secretary; F.D. Enyart, manager and treasurer; and Fred Ott, member.

• Progressive bunco was enjoyed at 11 tables at the Catholic parish hall. First prize in the games was won by Lawrence Sommer; second prize by George Schehrer and the consolation by Harry Edwards. Wilbert Edwards was given the booby prize.

From the Eudora Weekly News

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