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Lightning strikes on track, field for successfulThunder team
July 17, 2003
The Thunder is a USATF track team led by new Eudora coach Darin Schmitz. The team returned with four region champions, a region runner-up, and a master’s clean sweep.
Cards best Spring Hill for state title
July 17, 2003
The Eudora Cardinals 14-year-old team won a state championship and some sweet revenge at the United States Specialty Sports Association Class A state baseball tournament in Olathe last weekend.
Mill levy lowered on proposed budget
Increased valuations lessen burden on district taxpayers’ shoulders
July 17, 2003
In essence, people are paying the same amount of mills as before the bond issue,” he said.
Eudora population growth spurts
July 17, 2003
Between April 1, 2000 and July 1, 2002, Eudora gained 522 residents, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures released.
City searches to fill park, rec director appointment
July 17, 2003
The search was on for a new Eudora parks and recreation director Tuesday after Monday night’s Eudora City Council meeting, when the position was left unappointed.
Sparks-Grimmett
July 17, 2003
Gannaway-Halsted
July 17, 2003
Mary L. Little
1908-2003
July 17, 2003
Donald L. Kelch
1938-2003
July 17, 2003
Community calendar
July 17, 2003
Letters
Still bad timing
July 17, 2003
Also “thanks” to all of you out there who know us and have given us comments of courtesy and support regarding our previous letter (July 3 issue).
Editorial
Cell phone tower site should work for both AT&T and taxpayers
July 17, 2003
Understanding the site would have to work with tower’s requirements, we hope local officials work with AT&T to locate a tower in a place that benefits the company and local taxpayers.
Learning center to come
District enters agreement with educational consortium
July 17, 2003
One of the obstacles in getting a community learning center in Eudora was resolved when the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education approved entering into an agreement with the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center that stipulates over which students the district can exert discretion in admitting.
Area farmers understand antique tractors’ pull
July 17, 2003
We used to plow together,” he said of area farmers. “Neighbors would get together and plow together. Of course, nobody has done that for 20 years.” Except in Eudora, where for the last four years Gabriel and Richard Knabe have organized other area farmers in taking turns plowing whomever’s field they can.
Bits and Pieces
Sweatin’ out the summer
July 17, 2003
What I’d call the “honeymoon” of the summer is over, and we are now into serious summer, when the temperature is hotter than 90 degrees more days than not. You can still find an evening when it’s possible to sit on the patio after dinner or wander over to a ballgame; or walk on the track for an hour without being too uncomfortable. But most days are now spent in the cool recesses of our homes, where we wait out the summer, which often lasts into September.
Crunch time
July 17, 2003
During recruit training Saturday afternoon Tim Reazon helps train firefighter recruit Ryan Fulks on a spreader tool that helps first responders gain access to a car. Vehicles staged to look like they were in an accident were provided by fellow firefighter Grady Walker, who owns a towing service. The recruits stablilized the vehicles, removed the doors and windows, and then worked on the roof. In the scenario with the two automobiles shown above, the recruits had imaginary patients, but in another scenario the vehicle had a practice dummy serving as the patient.
Rebels racing to Indianapolis
July 17, 2003
The achievement either capped off a highly successful summer or proved a springboard for national endeavors. Teams that finish in the top four of state tournaments open doors to national World Series tournaments. Consider the door open for the Rebels.
Days gone by
July 17, 2003