John Schulz

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Holy FamilyThe New Holy Family Catholic Church located at 8th and Birch St. (Photo courtesy Kim Neis)

On Sunday December 6, Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora officially opened the doors to the new church they built at 8th and Birch St.  Archbishop Joseph Naumann, head of the Kansas City Kansas Archdiocese, presided over the church dedication ceremony in front of a packed house.

The church has been under construction since September of 2015 and is expected to serve the Catholic community in Eudora, De Soto and Linwood for many years to come.


Archbishop Naumann at the Holy Family Church Dedication on Dec. 6 (photo courtesy Julie Stewart)

The new church features works done by artisans both locally and around the world. Much of the artwork was done by local artist Jeannie Pflumm and carpenter Randy Eaton made the alter base and many other tables and altar pieces. The Stations of the Cross came from Spain while the crucifix hanging above the altar was crafted in Italy.

In every Catholic Church, a relic of a saint is placed in the altar. The new altar at Holy Family features a relic of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne, a Catholic nun who ministered to the Potawatomi tribe in eastern Kansas in the 1840’s. Duchesne was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

For all those that want to see the inside of the church, an open house will be held on Sunday, December 27 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to look around the new worship center and the newly christened Rev. Pat Riley Religious Education Center to be located in the lower portion of the new building.


Christmas Carolers

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The annual Community Christmas Caroling sing along is set for Sunday Dec. 20th at the original Holy Family Catholic Church located at 9th and Church Streets in Eudora.  The evenings festivities will begin at 5:00 PM.

The sing along is sponsored by the Eudora Ministerial Alliance which helps provide assistance to those in need throughout the year.  All faiths are welcome to this event which has become a long standing tradition during the Christmas season in Eudora.  Donations to Ministerial Alliance will be greatly accepted at this event.

The ladies of Holy Family will be providing cookies and snacks along with hot chocolate and other goodies.  This is a wonderful event every year that the entire family can enjoy.

The Ministerial Alliance helps those in need throughout the year who need a hand up.  Please consider donating to the Ministerial Alliance to continue their works of charity for those less fortunate.


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The Eudora Ministerial Alliance will hold their annual Thanksgiving Community Worship service at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday November 22. The service will be held at the Eudora United Methodist Church.  This service is a non denominational service for those of and and all faiths.

An offering will be collected during the service which will go to  to the Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund was established for those who seek help from the area churches with food, rent, utilities and other needed assistance.  Along with a Good Friday service,  this service is the main fund raising effort so that the churches can continue to give back to the community they serve.

Refreshments will be served following the service.

Eudora United Methodist Church is located at 2084 N. 1300 Road, just south of K-10 and slightly west of Winchester Road.  THe entire community is encouraged to attend and help support the Emergency Assistance Fund.


Auburn Pharmacy 2015-07-24

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Early Friday morning, someone broke into Auburn Pharmacy near 15th and Church Streets . According to the Eudora Police Department, the burglary happened around 3:45 AM.

“Someone broke the window out of the front of the building, entered it and took several medications,” Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards said. “The people at Auburn Pharmacy believe the person knew just where to go to get a key to get in the drug lockers.”

Edwards said that multiple medications were taken in the theft. He told us that police were investigating and looking at camera footage from nearby businesses to obtain the identity of anyone involved.

“We found evidence that the thief left to the east.,’ Edwards disclosed. “We found containers and other items from the store that were dropped along the way.”

Megan Hedden, Head Pharmacist at Auburn Pharmacy, was happy that it occurred when no one was in the building.

“Something like this makes you question your safety,” Hedden said. “We’re thankful that no one was here when it happened.”

Hedden said that the Pharmacy will be reviewing their security system and strengthening store security policies very quickly. She also added that the Pharmacy is open and there are no issues with being able to fill prescriptions.

“We only had three or four issues with filling prescriptions this morning,” she said. “Our customers have been very kind and understanding.” She said that there were no issues with filling prescriptions by midday Friday.

Hedden declined to state what types of medications were stolen nor the value of drugs taken.

Both the Police Department and the pharmacy asked that anyone with information about the burglary to call the Eudora Police Department through the city main number at 785-542-3121.


Blood Drive


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The Eudora Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, July 13 from 2:30 p.m.until 6:00 PM.  The blood drive will be held at Eudora Baptist Church, 525 W. 20th Street.

Those who donate will receive one buy one get one free Schlitterbahn ticket valued at $43 while supplies last.

You can schedule an appointment by going to Walk-ins will also be welcomed that afternoon.

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