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The wild card
August 28, 2008

About the first week of August every year, there’s something about the smell of freshly cut grass and a warm breeze that makes me think of football season. From watching the NFL to college and high school, football is a sport that communities openly support, especially in Eudora.

Clearfield getting ready to celebrate sesquicentennial anniversary Sunday
August 28, 2008
The Clearfield United Methodist Church building is an unassuming white chapel set out amongst the farms of rural Douglas County. Its modest, well-kempt exterior belies the fact its congregation of about 70 will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary Sunday.
More motions filed in rural water case
August 28, 2008
Motions for summary judgment have been made by both sides in the lawsuit between Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 and the city of Eudora.
Downtown project on schedule
August 28, 2008
Though weather initially was the reason the downtown beautification project had to start about two weeks late, it now is the reason the project has stayed on schedule.
On Vineyard Time
August 28, 2008
The identity of many states is tied to what is grown there. Florida is known for oranges, Nebraska for corn, Georgia for peaches and many associate wheat with Kansas. That didn’t stop Pep Solberg from starting the Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery.
Rebounding from heartbreak
Football team trying to fill holes before opener with Spring Hill
August 28, 2008

Heartbreak is something the Eudora Cardinals want to avoid this year. For the second time in three years, Eudora lost in the first round of the playoffs. Last season it was a 13-8 defeat to Basehor-Linwood. Eudora also dropped its final regular season game to Baldwin City, finishing the year 8-2.

First-year managers: enjoying it
August 28, 2008

It’s 5:30 p.m. and practice is winding down. Kameron Crabtree is on the left sideline. He scurries, gathering footballs into a bag. Mallory Reese is behind the wall of players standing and watching the team kick field goals to end the day’s practice. One kick is blasted 20 yards past the player stationed behind the post to catch the ball.

Eudora Public Library space hasn’t caught up with growth
August 28, 2008
Built in 1976, the library is on a growing list of facilities and infrastructure that has not yet caught up with population growth during the last 10 years.
City council approves 2009 budget
August 28, 2008
The Eudora City Council Monday approved Monday the city’s 2009 budget. Cuts were made in several areas in order to raise the mill levy by 2.5 mills instead of four mills. Total expenditures will be $10,960,594.
Team lacks heighth, but will try to offset shortcomings with speed, defense in ‘08
August 28, 2008

Eudora Cardinals volleyball coach Jill Stutler is used to having teams that lack height. But now she has only two experienced varsity players to go with it.