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April 24, 2008

5 years ago


April 2003

A Eudora recording studio and regional musical landmark underwent colorful changes ranging from the paint on the wall to its name.

In December, chief engineer Ed Rose and the five members of the band The Get Up Kids took over ownership of Red House, changing the name to Blacklodge, adding equipment and revamping the studio's apartment for visiting bands.

Co-owner Rob Pope said new ownership meant much better recording gear, and Rose said they hoped to expand a second studio into the other half of the historic downtown building Eudorans can remember being both a grocery store and funeral home. Needing a second studio is a testament to the amount of business the studio does - Rose said in January he had two or three days off.

"It's pretty much going on six days a week," he said.

¢ The Eudora High School women's choir earned a superior rating at the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Choral Festival at Gardner-Edgerton High School. The women's ensemble received top honors with a Division I rating for the second consecutive year.

12 years ago


April 1996

Eudora West Elementary and Middle schools invited Amy Keller, Miss Kansas America, and Miss Kansas USA Danielle Boatwright to an assembly at the middle school. Keller, 24, a music student at Wichita State University, gave students a four-step plan for succeeding. Boatwright, 20, was studying broadcast journalism at Kansas University. She urged students to begin thinking about their goals.

¢ Eudora High School students Justin Hime, Gi Stein, Molly Mersmann and sponsor Don Grosdidier went on a Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C.

72 years ago


April 1936

The religious drama, "Bread," presented by the Young People's League of St. Paul Evangelical Church, was given first place in the county contest, which was at the New York School in Lawrence. Winning the contest enabled the members of the cast to present the play again at the First Methodist Church in Lawrence.

By winning first place in the county contest, the young people in the cast were eligible to appear in Salina to compete in the statewide Young People's Religious drama festival.

¢ The Eudora High School baseball team defeated De Soto High School 13-0 on the local diamond. Miller, pitching for Eudora, struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits.

¢ Lena Breithaupt, who had been spending the winter in Garden City, was home again.


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