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Downtown coffee shop serving up art with java
October 18, 2007
What once was an open spot on a large wooden table at Coffee Talk cafe and fine art in downtown Eudora, now is filled with a green hedge apple cat. Sandy Garrett, a former artist for Hallmark Cards, donated the craft Monday after she visited the newly opened shop at 724 Main St.
Residents adjust to trash plan
October 18, 2007
Last week was the first time Weldon Enterprises Inc. fully switched over to a new trash program. The company has probably received about eight calls a day asking about the new policies, Weldon Enterprises vice president Randy Weldon said.
City kicks off after-school program
October 18, 2007
he Eudora Parks and Recreation department’s after-school program began Monday in a temporary home. Originally, the program was to take place in the city’s new recreation complex, 1638 Elm St., but construction delays pushed the first day’s activities down the street to Nottingham Elementary School, 1428 Elm St.
Pet sitters expand to Eudora
October 18, 2007
The Lawrence-based Pet Minders pet-sitting service has expanded into Eudora. It was a natural move, given local interest and the city’s role as a bedroom community, Pet Minders owner Leslie Soden said.
Design makes large friendly
October 18, 2007
A new 1,000-student elementary school in Eudora might not be that scary after all. Making size manageable is the driving force behind the design for a building that could house the district’s first- through fifth-graders as early as the fall of 2009 should a $45 million bond referendum pass Nov. 6.
Golden opportunities
Published book follows life history in journal, quilt form
October 18, 2007
Leoti Westerhouse recorded her life in the pages of a journal. Her granddaughter, Kaye Spitzli, enamored with Westerhouse’s tales, recounted the stories in a quilt. Now both the journal writings and the quilt pieces are published in “Golden’s Journal: The Life Story of Leoti Westerhouse.”
District focuses bond issue education efforts on young families
October 11, 2007
Eudora USD 491 Superintendent Marty Kobza doesn’t have to look far from the district’s south campus at Eudora Middle School to identify a crucial battleground in the district’s effort to pass a $45 million bond issue.
Founding families return
October 11, 2007
In unison, the hands of Leota Burnett and Sherryl Marable traced lines in the air. The two lifted their arms to the sky and brought them back to their chest. Phrase by phrase, the duo recited “The Lord’s Prayer” in a Native American sign language.
Eudora celebrates 150th birthday
October 11, 2007
As the children twisted and twirled to live music by the Michael Beers Band Friday evening, Alberta Pyle made an observation. “This is small town America,” she said. Throughout the weekend, residents celebrated the small-town atmosphere with food, arts and the unveiling of an iconic statue of the town’s founder.
Superintendent stresses financial responsibility of $45 million bond issue
October 4, 2007
Editor’s note: Continuing this week, The Eudora News will run a series of stories examining different aspects of Eudora USD 491’s proposed $45 million bond issue. Eudora USD 491 Superintendent Marty Kobza makes sure to cover certain points when explaining the financial logic behind a $45 million bond referendum to be put before voters Nov.6.

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Recent photos

Crowds packed Main Street for most of the day Saturday during the EudoraFest and sesquicentennial activities.

Reigning Miss Kansas Alyssa George releases balloons into the air following the burial of the 150th anniversary time capsule

Sherryl Marable and Leota Burnett perform "The Lords Prayer" Saturday before the unveiling of the Eudora and Paschal Fish statue. Marable and Burnett are Paschal Fish's direct descendants.

Ron Stone prepares to hit a nail as part of the nail driving contest Saturday.

Time capsule committee member Bonnie Daigh throws a clod of dirt on the 150th anniversary time capsule, which will be unearthed in 2057.

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