Archive for Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Area hardballers play in annual all-star game
June 26, 2008
Following a stellar senior season that saw him hit .483 and score 29 runs, former Eudora standout Matthew Abel was selected to participate in the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game.
Durkins Hardware gives away $1,000 shopping spree
June 26, 2008
When Mike Underwood signed up for a $1,000 shopping spree at Durkin’s Hardware, he didn’t think much would come of it other than some phone calls from someone trying to sell him hardware. He was more than happy to have been proven wrong Thursday.
Off to the races
June 26, 2008
June results of 7-on-7 passing leagues may not be cause for concern in high school football. Most teams have attended a team camp - as Eudora did at Northwest Missouri State two weeks ago - and now are molding position players in the passing game through non-contact scrimmages. But the early season work could have a hand in building champions.
Harsh economy increases need for donations
June 26, 2008
The unfortunate alliteration “pain at the pump” is currently seen or heard so often in the media that it seems to have become the motto of 2008, although it might share that honor with the unheard but still relevant “sorrow at the supermarket.”
USD 491 hires director of curriculum
June 26, 2008
Eudora USD 491 has once again looked within to fill an important administrative post. Marla Johnson has been named the district’s interim director of curriculum and instruction. Just a few months ago, Johnson was named Eudora Middle School teacher of the year. She has been teaching math at EMS for the last nine years, and she has 20 years of teaching experience.
Condemnation hearing set for Main St. wall
June 26, 2008
The Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday approved a public hearing for the condemnation of the Main Street wall. The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Eudora City Hall during a city council meeting.
Days Gone By
June 26, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE EUDORA NEWS June 2003 As the city of Eudora neared one year operating with a city administrator among its ranks, the position’s role was brought into question by two Council members concerned with maintaining elected officials’ roles in the city structure.
Tale as old as time
June 26, 2008
Getting into character as Lefou in “Beauty in the Beast” isn’t too difficult for Victor Gossage. “It helps that I have an extremely outgoing, goofy personality already,” Joked the 26-year-old who grew up in Eudora and graduated from De Soto High School in 2000. “Most of it is being an extra goofy me and then changing my voice.”
Community Center Update
June 26, 2008
The second session of Blastball for kids ages 3-5 is registering now. Price is $25 for 4 “game nights”. BlastBall is an introduction to baseball/softball fundamentals. The deadline to sign up is Friday and the first night of games will be July 7.
Scouting news
June 26, 2008
Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 chartered to Eudora Lions Club cleaned up litter found along both sides of Douglas County Road 442 from Ash Street in Eudora to Kansas Highway 10 on May 12.
Council will further discuss Durr House
June 26, 2008
Eudora City Council members decided to set aside time at a budget meeting Monday to discuss the city’s role in the purchase of the Durr House. Earlier this month, the council discussed the possibility of purchasing the 109-year-old home and transforming the homestead of three generations of the Durr family into a historical museum and headquarters of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.
Football camp
June 26, 2008
The 2008 Cardinal Football Camp will be July 21 through July 24 at the Eudora Middle School practice field.
Baseball camp
June 26, 2008
The Eudora High School baseball program will offer a camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grades from 8 a.m. to noon July 14 and 15 at the EHS baseball field.
Canoe race postponed
June 26, 2008
The canoe race from Eudora to De Soto scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of safety concerns associated with the high river level on the Kaw.
Delayed construction doesn’t slow DEBA
June 26, 2008
The long-anticipated downtown beautification project may start a month later than hoped. But the delay in construction will not derail the activities the DEBA has planned, the first of which being a treasure hunt that is set to begin Tuesday.
College Notes
June 26, 2008
The following Eudora students made the Pittsburg State University honor rolls for the 2008 spring semester.
Third Degree Bern
June 26, 2008
Shaq’s music may not have been required listening for some of you, but I’m here to tell you that there hasn’t been a better unintentionally comedic album on the market in the past 30 years.