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Vacations nice, but home best
August 7, 2008
Taking a vacation, which really is getting away for more than just a long weekend, is what the doctor might prescribe for the working weary. Having not much time to do such a grand thing when one owns a business, my family and I ascribe to treating ourselves to at least one vacation a year.
EPD, USD 491 plan alternate bus routes
August 7, 2008
Traffic over Church Street’s Kansas Highway 10 overpass already has been drastically slowed by construction, and it likely will get worse during peak times in the morning and afternoon when school resumes Tuesday. In preparation for that scenario, USD 491 operations director Hal Reusch and Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem have been discussing alternate routes for school busses.
USD 491 not bogged down by wetlands
August 7, 2008
The Eudora USD 491 Board of Education elected to turn a possible negative into a positive during a special meeting Thursday. After the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers designated .88 located in the northeastern corner the 46-acre site of the new elementary school as wetlands, the board voted to do a combination of on and offsite mitigation that will save a portion of the wetlands and allow the ecosystem to be used in an educational manner.
Post No. 14 bows out tied for fifth
August 7, 2008
Small victories can be important to building for the future, especially in the realm of sports. The Eudora Post No. 14 Cardinals may not have finished the year playing at their best - to use the team’s motto, they didn’t end up being the ‘Only one’ team smiling at the end of the year - but the emergence of several kids lays a solid foundation for the future of Cardinal baseball.
Out of the shadows
Museum destination for summer sports history lessons
August 7, 2008
Perhaps one of the most bizarre, and even culturally significant baseball games ever played in the history of the game occurred in late June 1925. The Wichita Monrovians, a black exhibition team from Kansas, scheduled a game against Lodge No. 6 of the Ku Klux Klan. The game was announced in a June 21, seemingly apprehensive article in the Wichita Beacon newspaper.
EYSO benefit
August 7, 2008
A benefit concert for the Eudora Youth Service Organization will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Coffee Talk, 724 Main St.
New assistant principal already feels at home
August 7, 2008
Shelley Dougherty had lived in Russell for most of her life. She grew up there, she had been an elementary school principal for 20 years there and she raised her family there. But despite working and living in a community she describes by using words such as “incredible” and “fabulous,” she still felt it was time to move on.
4-H Club instills youth with positive traits
August 7, 2008
Before Colton Lynch’s two steers enter the ring to be shown at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, he has to feed, wash and blow-dry them. Then he will clean their beds so they don’t get muddy when they lay down. “You get into a routine and it’s not so hectic in the morning,” Lynch said. Now in his ninth year of showing livestock with the Eudora 4-H chapter, the 17-year-old Lynch said show mornings have gotten easier each year.
Eudoran competes for Miss American Coed
August 7, 2008
Even though she has been participating in beauty pageants on and off for the last 10 years, 23-year-old Trisha Tyree still gets nervous before walking out in front of judges. “I don’t get nervous the day of, but right before I go on stage I am shaking like a leaf,” the lifelong Eudora resident said. “I’ve done it time and time again so I shouldn’t be nervous.” Tyree is Miss Kansas American Coed and will compete Nov. 29 for the title of Miss American Coed at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
City Council will vote Monday on budget
August 7, 2008
The City Council made no decisions during a study session for the 2009 budget Thursday. They will meet again Thursday to further discuss the budget before public hearings, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Council meeting in Eudora City Hall.
Days Gone By
August 7, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE EUDORA NEWS August 2003 Eudora garnered mention from the Lawrence-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce eight times during the last quarter. Vice President of Economic Development Lynn Parman said the Chamber referred businesses looking to relocate or expand to Eudora eight times between April and June.
Actions can make KDOT’s mistake less hazardous
August 7, 2008
We were reminded last year with the collapse of the bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis that our infrastructure needs periodic upgrades. That point was reinforced last week with the release of a report that many of our bridges are in need of repair. Locally, we are witnessing one the most active, and disruptive, construction seasons in years as the city reconstructs Main Street and its sidewalks in a job made more complicated and intensive by the need to replace outdated and substandard stormwater sewers under the street.
The Eephus Pitch
August 7, 2008
Sitting in any sports bar on a Sunday afternoon in mid-November will point out one thing in particular. Listening to the cheers and groans, a person will notice they are not collective. That’s because the patrons who venture out to locales where they can tune in to every NFL game simultaneously may be interested in one team, but almost all cheer for groups of individuals. Fantasy football has taken off. The fact that ESPN, Yahoo, CBS Sports and other news outlets employ a group of people to be full-time fantasy analysts is evidence of this.