The new Eudora Farmers' Market logo designed by EHS senior Hannah Penrose

The new Eudora Farmers’ Market logo designed by EHS senior Hannah Penrose

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The students in Noah Musser’s Graphic Design 1 course at EHS took on a fun challenge this spring: to design a new logo for Eudora’s Farmers’ Market.  Each student in the class, which is part of the ED-TEC curriculum at the school, submitted a design as part of the assignment.  To prepare for the assignment each of the ten students had to research and critique several existing logos of farmers’ markets across the U.S.  They were required to turn in both a black and white as well as a color design.  They used the computer as a design tool, utilizing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Each of the logos was unique and creative, making a difficult decision for the Eudora Farmers’ Market representatives to choose just one.  But the unanimous favorite was the bright and cheery logo with sunflowers and veggies created by senior Hannah Penrose.

The representatives of the Eudora Farmers’ Market would like to thank instructor Noah Musser and all of his students for taking on this project.  Job well done!

 

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Pete Feyerabend honoringEudora Fire Chief Ken Keiter honored Pete Feyerabend (on right) for his service as Interim Fire Chief at a ceremony at City Hall in March 2013 (photo by Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz)

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The Eudora Chamber of Commerce has named Pete Feyerabend as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. Feyerabend was not able to attend the event due to some out of state training for a new position he recently took, but told us by phone that he was extremely honored and overwhelmed by the accolade.

“To be honored with an award such as this is truly humbling,” Feyerabend said. “I’ve just tried to help out where I can and where I was needed. It’s just the right thing to do.”

Feyerabend has served in a variety of areas, most notably as a Lieutenant in the Eudora Volunteer Fire Department.  He also served as interim Fire Chief in late 2012 until the hiring of current Chief Ken Keiter in early 2013.

Feyerabend also serves on the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Committee and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council at Holy Family. In addition, he found time to be a softball and T-ball coach, serve with the Eudora Elementary School “Watch D.O.G.S.” (Dads Of Great Students) and donated many services to various organizations through his job with Ryan Lawn and Tree Service.  Feyerabend recently left that position to take a job out of state with a railroad corporation and he and his family will be moving this summer.

“It was really a tough decision to leave Eudora, but this (referring to the new job) was something I just couldn’t pass up,” Feyerabend said. “Luckily, I will be able to be back fairly often to visit family and friends and still have some connections to a community that I absolutely love and will miss greatly.”

Amanda HerrmannAmanda’s Dance Academy owner and past Chamber of Commerce President Amanda Herrmann pictured here present the 2012 Citizen and Business of the Year awards  (photo by Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz)

The Chamber of Commerce also named Amanda’s Dance Academy as their 2013 Business of the Year.  Herrmann also was unable to attend the ceremony but did share her thoughts via email on being named Business of the Year.

“This is a great honor for the dance studio, I am very surprised and thankful for the award,” Herrmann stated.  “Eudora is a great town, and has been very supportive of our business for the seven years we have been open, and especially this past year. Eudora is a great town to own a business, and we are so thankful to have made the decision to move here.”

Herrmann who has fought hard through some personal medical situations over the last several months talked about how important the award is to both her and her husband Jeff.

“We can’t even begin to tell you how much this award means all of us at Amanda’s Dance Academy, our students are literally going to jump with joy when they find out.” Herrmann said.

Let’s hope they do that with some flair and possibly a pirouette of some type.

The annual Chamber dinner is held each year in the Spring for local business to get together and honor the Citizen and Business of the year. This year’s banquet was held at CLO’s Midnight Farm in Baldwin City.

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Congratulations to Sophia Ewy, Student of the Week for April 14-18!

Sophia Ewy

 

Sophia is a fourth grader in Mrs. Wilcox’s class at Eudora Elementary School and she is the daughter of Tracy Glenn and Robert Ewy.  Here are a few things about Sophia:

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: The Hunger Games

Favorite food: Hotdogs

Hero: My dad because he inspires me to be better.

What are your future plans? To be a professional softball player

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The student of the week is sponsored by State Farm Agent Keith Nowland. Contact Keith for your Insurance and Financial Planning Service needs. 785-542-3276.

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The Eudora A.C.E.S. group will hold their 4th Annual Autism Awareness walk this Saturday starting at 1:00 PM.  As has been in the past, Cami’s Cake Co. and the Eudora Township Fire Department are the sponsors of the event.

Again this year, Cami’s Cake Co. will be open and donate proceeds of cupcake sales to the A.C.E.S group. The Township Fire Department will also again provide a jump house and BBQ with all proceeds going to the group.  New to the event this year, Home Depot will be on location with a kids creation activity tent. Children will be able to build simple projects with the help of Home Depot staff for free.

Several notable items will be available in a drawing as well.  Tickets to the Royals, T-Bones, the KC Renaissance Festival, along with several Eudora business items and gift certificates will be given away.

Mayor Ruth Hughs will be hand to proclaim April as Autism Awareness month in Eudora.

All events will be in downtown and centered near CPA Park. The BBQ and various activities start at 1:00 PM with the actual walk starting at 2:00 PM. The event is expected to last until 3:00 PM.

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Brie Winder and students of Firm Foundation Day School

The students at Firm Foundations Day School and items they collected for our troops

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The preschoolers at Firm Foundation Day School aren’t just learning their letters and numbers.  They’re learning at the tender age of 4 and 5 to give back to their community.  It’s easy to see from their enthusiasm that they’re enjoying every minute of it!

Though Brie Winder, owner of the Eudora school, says that her most important mission is getting the kids ready for kindergarten, she has given her students many opportunities to help others.  Their current project is collecting toiletries and other items to send to the troops in Afghanistan.

“We’ve done a lot of things to learn about community and what it means to be part of a community, said Winder.  “The kids have collected food for the local food pantry, adopted a park, and will serve breakfast next month at the Public Safety Building in Eudora.”

The kids are excited about their recent collections for the soldiers and couldn’t wait to show me all the goodies they had packed into boxes ready to be mailed.  There were bars of soap, tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes (even a Ninja toothbrush!), bar soap and sunscreen.  They had also added some fun treats like beef jerky, candy and cookies, and even a box of travel games to help soldiers deal with boredom.

Winder’s son Greyson is one of the students of the day school.  His enthusiasm about filling the boxes was contagious as he pointed out his favorite items. His older brother Isaac, a second grader at Eudora Elementary, got his classmates involved as well.  They made cards of support and thanks, along with colorful pictures, to add to the boxes.

The idea of helping the troops began when Winder’s cousin, 2010 LHS graduate Evan Georgie, was sent to Afghanistan with his Army unit in January of this year.  Through her cousin she became aware of the soldiers’ needs.

“I never knew that their personal items are not supplied by the military,” explained Wilder.  “Where he is stationed there isn’t a PX so he can’t even go buy things.  He’s there with 50 other guys.”

In February Wilder and her students began the collections.  They have several boxes filled to the brim now that will surely bring a lot of joy to our brave men and women who serve with her cousin.  There might be some arguing over who gets the Ninja toothbrush!

This is the first year for Firm Foundation Day School.  It’s motto is “Building a firm foundation for a stronger tomorrow.”  Winder was in public education for 13 years before starting her own school, which meets in her house.  While the students are learning many things that will help them scholastically down the road, they’re also learning something that will affect them throughout their entire lives: the value of serving others.  And they’re doing it with a smile!

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