Opinion

Candidates put ball in voters’ court
February 5, 2009
Candidate response to the spring Eudora City Council/USD 491 Board of Education election was nothing short of overwhelming. With five candidates filing for two council seats and seven vying for the 3 expiring seats on the board, the city’s voters will go to the polls in the April 7 general election that will also include a contest for Eudora mayor.
New format mix of old, new
February 5, 2009
As you read this week’s edition of The Eudora News, you are reminded again that change is inevitable.
Renewable energy proposals deserving despite coal debate
January 15, 2009
The memory of last summer’s fuel and energy price spikes has made long-promised comprehensive energy policies one of the issues in vouge. President-elect Barack Obama has promised such a policy. In Kansas, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius offered her plan last week.
Blood drive a success
January 15, 2009
The Eudora Lions Club sponsored blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Center on Monday, Jan. 12 was very successful.
Rudeness honest mistake
December 31, 2008
Misreading signs leads to misunderstandings
District promise of openness key in tough times
December 31, 2008
The Eudora USD 491, so fortunate in so many ways in recent years, has had its share of misfortune of late just as it embarked on projects approved in the $45 million bond issue district voters approved last year
Wall’s razing opportunity for downtown
December 18, 2008
A quick tour of downtown Eudora is likely to produce disappointment as construction awaits the melting of snow that covers piles of dirt and materials and unfinished work sites. But amid all that is one bright spot. The leaning wall with its barricades and bad mural is gone. It has been replaced by a much lower retaining wall of decorative masonry.
Community makes Holiday Auction success
December 18, 2008
On Dec. 2, the local chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority had its first of what is planned to be annual Holiday Auction. The purpose of the auction was to raise funds to assist with local charitable efforts, primarily the adoption of local families in need of assistance with Christmas gifts and meals. Since this was our first auction, we were concerned as to whether or not it would be a success.
Bio-defense lab victory for unity
December 11, 2008
Will unity of Bio-defense victory extent to legislative session
Christmas season provides apologetic attempt at poetry
December 11, 2008
Whimsical verse sets ground for Christmas poem
Governor should take lead in crisis
December 4, 2008
Last week, two Republican legislators called for Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to immediately use her executive powers to order cuts in state spending in the face of continuing shortfalls in state revenue. The Republican lawmakers point was that the earlier cuts were proposed, the more time agencies had to deal with the consequences.
Downtown street changes poorly planned
December 4, 2008
When I read the recent editorial in The Eudora News saying that everyone is sick and tired for downtown construction, I thought it an understatement. The editorial went on to say if we just grin and bear it for a while longer, downtown Eudora is going to look great when it’s finished. I wish I could feel that way, but I can’t.
Community support appreciated
December 4, 2008
The recent fire at our new church building has been a devastating loss for us of the Eudora United Methodist Church congregation. The outpouring of support and prayers from the community of Eudora has been such a blessing to us.
West fifth-graders, teacher thanked
December 4, 2008
I would like to offer a big thank you to the Eudora West Elementary fifth-grade class and Cindy O’Bryhim.