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Two file early for spring election
January 11, 2007
With less than two weeks left until the county’s Jan. 23 filing deadline, pickings for both the USD 491 Board of Education and Eudora City Council are slim. As of Wednesday morning, only two applicants –- current boardmember Greg Neis and newcomer Michael Kelso –- have filed to run for the four open seats on the board. No one has filed yet for the three open city council seats.
Thank you, Eudora EMS
January 11, 2007
Obituary: Maryellen Gore Freeland
1926-2006
January 11, 2007
Congressional briefing: Brownback opposes surge, angering war backers
January 11, 2007
Who would’ve thought that the Kansas politician most vocally opposed to a troop surge in Iraq would be … Sen. Sam Brownback?
Statehouse briefing: Will GOP follow Sebelius’ lead?
January 11, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from Kansas government.
JV Basketball
January 11, 2007
Junior high basketball
January 11, 2007
Wrestlers maintain fast pace at tourney
January 11, 2007
Even with a difficult weekend schedule, the Eudora wrestling team managed to end two events near the top, despite acquiring some bruises along the way. Eudora took two of three duals at its Jan. 4 senior night quadrangular, then was edged into second place at a weekend tournament. Neither perfect, but both rife with highlights, Eudora coach Bill Dewitt said.
Resolute in the new year: EHS girls open ‘07 with convincing victories
January 11, 2007
Overtime finally a treat for Eudora boys team
January 11, 2007
The Eudora boys basketball team knows how to play close games, and Tuesday they showed they may be learning how to win them. After losing Friday to De Soto in two overtimes 65-62, the team squared off against Central Heights at home. Though the game also went into overtime, Eudora emerged with an entirely different result, pulling ahead in the extra four minutes for a 44-34 victory.
KU med student in Eudora
January 11, 2007
Local resident recognized
January 11, 2007
Health screenings
January 11, 2007
Card shower requested
January 11, 2007
Ski trip planned
January 11, 2007
Fund-raiser set
January 11, 2007
County plan meets ecological, economic needs
January 11, 2007
Larry McElwain took a stake in Douglas County’s future when he accepted his appointment to the ECO2 Commission.
LMH eager to start expansion
January 11, 2007
Council passes new water utility
January 11, 2007
The $2 increase residents will see in their next water bill isn’t a typo. The increase will go to fund a newly created stormwater utility fund
Returning home
Teenager surprises doctors, family with progress after near fatal accident
January 11, 2007
Surrounded by his friends and family Sunday afternoon, 18-year-old Joe White couldn’t hide his smile. He peered down at his cards and tossed his chips down on the dining room table. After the dealer laid three more cards on the table, White’s smile beamed brighter. The poker game could have happened during any of his visits back to Eudora from his father’s home in Topeka. White left Eudora when he was in the sixth grade to live with his father, however he maintained contact with his Eudora friends
Newspapers open window on world
January 11, 2007
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read one newspaper each day and since our own Eudora News is a weekly, I find myself trying to keep up by reading the Lawrence Journal-World. I have tried to do this in the past, but my husband has a maddening habit of turning all of the pages inside out for easier reading and sometimes it’s just too much work to but the darned thing back together. Nevertheless, I feel I have almost come to know some of the contributors to LJW, and so I’ve decided to bring some of those bits and pieces to this column this week.
Parks and rec commitments invest in community
January 11, 2007
It became obvious two years ago during the controversy over Bobby Arnold’s retention as Eudora Parks and Recreation Director that many residents of the city have direct emotional ties with the department he headed. It would be fair to speculate that the closest personal connections many residents of Eudora have with the city is with the recreation department. That is especially true of those young families who have moved to Eudora in great numbers in the past decade.
Support group meeting
January 11, 2007
Douglas County Seniors Services will have an Alzheimer’s and other related disorders caregiver support group meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh St., in Baldwin City.
Master food program
January 11, 2007
K-State Research and Extension in Douglas, Leavenworth, and Shawnee counties is offering a joint Extension Master Food Volunteer Program that will begin in February.
Flu activity in Douglas County
January 11, 2007
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is reminding everyone it is not too late to get a flu shot. Recently Douglas County and the state have seen laboratory confirmed cases of flu.
Taxes available online
January 11, 2007
Information about 2006 real estate taxes is now available on the Douglas County government’s Web site, www.douglas-county.com.
Free dental exams
January 11, 2007
The Douglas County Dental Clinic, 316 Maine St., Lawrence, will give free dental examinations and X-rays for children under the age of 18 for “Give Kids A Smile Day” on Feb. 2.
Sermon series
January 11, 2007
Eudora United Methodist Church will have a “Running On Empty” sermon series in January during Sunday worship at the church’s temporary location at Warren-McElwain Mortuary/Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, east on 10th Street on Douglas County Road 442.
Resident named finalist
January 11, 2007
Eudora resident David Redlin, of Progressive Environmental & Safety Consulting Services, Overland Park, is a finalist for Safety Professional of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.
Brick prices increasing
January 11, 2007
In honor of the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2007, the Eudora Lions Club and City of Eudora are raising funds for a bronze statue of Chief Paschal Fish and his daughter, Eudora, the community’s namesake. The statue will be placed in the CPA Park in downtown Eudora.
Legislative hotline ready for session
January 11, 2007
The Legislative Reference Section of the State Library of Kansas would like to remind all Kansans of the Legislative Hotline. The 2007 Legislative Session convened Monday. The Hotline provides all Kansans with toll-free access to Kansas legislative activity and documents. The Hotline number is 1-800-432-3924 and operates year round.
Co-op board meets
January 11, 2007
The regular meeting of the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education Board of Directors took place Dec. 12 at the Cooperative Central Office in Baldwin City.
Church news
January 11, 2007
The Eudora United Methodist Church office has moved to 1114 Spruce St. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
Honor rolls, attendance released
January 11, 2007
Eudora High School recently released its second-quarter honor rolls and attendance records.
Pinecrest News
January 11, 2007
The January birthday party and welcome for Pinecrest’s new manager Carol Scott will be at 5 p.m. Friday with a supper. Those celebrating January birthdays are Delores Barnes, Don Owens and Bill Nye. ¢ Joe and Marty Bichelmeyer, Shawnee, visited their aunt Tillie Bichelmeyer Tuesday evening.
Days Gone By
January 11, 2007
7 years ago FROM THE EUDORA NEWS January 2000 State Rep. Phill Kline and Sen. Sam Brownback were guest speakers at the Eudora Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and dinner. Kaw Valley Bank president James Hoover was named the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year. He was mayor of Eudora for 22 years and served 10 years as a city councilman. He was not able to attend the meeting. Mary Kay Gregory, a 25-year employee of Kaw Valley Bank, accepted the award on Hoover’s behalf.
ACE group to meet
January 11, 2007
The government awareness discussion group — Awareness Coalition of Eudora — will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Eudora Township Fire Department, 310 E. 20th St.
Museum open
January 11, 2007
The Eudora Area Historical Society museum will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Scouts earn rankings
January 11, 2007
Troop 64, Boy Scouts of America, had its Court of Honor Dec. 18 at Salem Chapel, the troop’s meeting place for 31 years. Nathan Gentleman and Lyle Howell each earned the rank of Life Scout. Alex Whitten received Star Scout rank. Connor Bradley, Nathan Bradley, Devon Middleton and Andrew Briery were awarded Tenderfoot rank and Brandon Wheelock earned Scout rank. Michael Whitten was recognized for recently earning Eagle rank.
College notes
January 11, 2007
The names of more than 1,500 candidates for degrees in the fall 2006 semester at Kansas University have been announced by the registrar’s office. Graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred in December based on work completed during the fall semester. Many graduating in the fall and summer terms return for commencement exercises May 20.
Birth: Owens
January 11, 2007
Sydney Marie Owens Ryan and Jeanette Owens, Eudora, announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Marie Owens, on Monday, July 31, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Sydney weighed 8 pounds 11-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has a sister, Haley, 2.
Engagement: Cook-Gregory
January 11, 2007
Cook-Gregory Julie Anne Cook and Ryan Franklin Gregory, both of Eudora, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Belinda L. Fishburn, Overbrook, and the late Larry L. Cook. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1996 and from Washburn University in 2002. She is a critical care nurse at Providence Medical Center.
Obituary: Othie E. Johnson
1921-2007
January 11, 2007
Obituary: Agnes V. House
1924-2007
January 11, 2007
Obituary: Richard L. Ford III
1948-2007
January 11, 2007
School Calendar
January 11, 2007
Community Calendar
January 11, 2007
Wedding: Campbell
January 11, 2007
Folks-Campbell Diana Folks and Sam Campbell married Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Margaret Folks, Eudora, and the late Kenneth Folks. The groom is the son of Richard and Janet Campbell, Eudora.
Anniversary: Musick
January 11, 2007
Musick Norman and Darlene Musick, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family gathering this spring. Norman Musick and Darlene Workman married Jan. 12, 1957, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.
Obituary: Jeanine S. Blanck
1941-2007
January 11, 2007
Obituary: Gerald Beerbower
1943-2006
January 11, 2007
Girl scout cookies on sale
January 11, 2007
All eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies — Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Reduced Fat cartwheels, Thanks-A-Lots and Lemonades — will be available through Feb. 24.
The Fly Route
January 11, 2007
I’m not sure there’s a more consistent and poorly thought out argument floating around these days than the “there needs to be a college football playoff” one.