Opinion

Laws Porter dedicated life to making her corner better
July 30, 2009
We received the sad news Tuesday that Marilyn Laws Porter died after a near two-year battle with cancer. There is greater sadness in that because Laws Porter was a cancer fighter long before she was diagnosed with the disease
Fourth of July fireworks show outlives small town’s vitality
July 2, 2009
My earliest memories for the Fourth of July are those at my grandparent’s farm, where my parents often summered when my dad was in graduate school or during school vacation when my parents were teaching.
Downtown improvements vital to district’s success
June 25, 2009
Most Eudora residents are probably disappointed with news of empty storefronts in downtown Eudora. That wasn’t what was expected with the investment last year of $1.4 million in street and sidewalk improvements in the downtown district.
Wildgen hiring positive move for city of Eudora
June 4, 2009
The Eudora City Council’s decision to hire Mike Wildgen as interim city administrator is encouraging.
Parkinson demonstrates political landscape changed
May 14, 2009
Evidence of the state political landscape changed with the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius to become part of President Barack Obama’s cabinet was not long in coming.
Community owes Beatty thanks
April 30, 2009
The lasting stamp of Cheryl Beatty is upon projects throughout Eudora
Our View
April 23, 2009
Eudora’s short history with city administrators has been rocky.
Eudora should be grateful for Pyle’s years of service
April 16, 2009
It’s difficult to think of Eudora city government without Tom Pyle, who served 22 combined years on the Eudora City Council and the last four years as mayor.
Back Snack program will be welcome in recession
April 9, 2009
Last month, Eudora USD 491 Superintendent Don Grosdidier told the school board the district had applied to bring the Back Snack program to Eudora. The program started in the Kansas City metropolitan area in 2004 is organized by the food bank Harvesters. It provides food on weekends to some students on free and reduced lunch.
After-prom example of alcohol-free fun
March 19, 2009
The recent death of a 19-year-old Kansas University student illustrates again the potential dangers of binge drinking and teenage alcohol consumption, and also reveals those concerns aren’t confined to impaired youngsters getting behind the steering wheel of a vehicle. That latter concern was the stimulus for after-prom parties, such as the one Eudora parents have offered local teens for a generation.
Girls state basketball team unites town
March 12, 2009
We hope that our readership Thursday is sharply down. We hope that’s the case because many of our readers left early to watch the Eudora Cardinal girls play Concordia in the 4A State Tournament in Salina.
Sebelius’ nomination compliment to state
March 5, 2009
On Monday, President Barack Obama named Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius his nominee for secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although she must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, those in the state she is leaving behind and who twice elected her governor by comfortable margins are left to wonder if we should feel jilted or honored. The answer is probably a little of both.
NOAA radios should be in every Kansas home
February 26, 2009
The start of March begins another severe-weather season in Kansas. It is time again to remind ourselves of long-learned basics. But, for those households without one, with that review should be a vow to invest in a NOAA or weather radio.
Letters: School board questioned
February 26, 2009
I ask the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education one simple question. Who do you think your fooling ?