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Congratulations to Hayden Feitz, Student of the Week for February 9-13!

Hayden Feitz

Hayden is in Miss Travis’ kindergarten class at Eudora Elementary School.  She is the daughter of Nicole Feitz.  Here are a few things about Hayden:

Favorite subject: Indoor recess (playing with the train set)

Favorite book: Anything about dogs

Favorite food: Peanut butter and jelly

Hero: Batgirl

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A vet because I want to help animals and make them feel better.

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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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Steve Splichal_1Eudora Schools Superintendent Steve Splichal (photo courtesy The Eudora School District)

 Eudora News and Information - www.eudorareporter.com

Eudora Schools Superintendent Steve Splichal announced on Thursday that the school district will face a budget cut due to Governor Sam Brownback’s plan to balance the state budget.  Brownback announced on Thursday that the state will be cutting 1.5% in school district allotments. The current base state aid will drop by approximately $42 per student.  In Eudora, that cut comes to a loss of $81,638 from this year’s subsidy.

“It will take me some time to formulate a plan to address this cut, but I will be working with building and district leaders to find the solutions that – though painful – are the most appropriate”, Splichal said in an open letter Thursday.  “In the meantime, I have asked each of the outstanding professionals who make up our district to do what they can to reduce use of resources and delay any and all purchases until further notice.”

Splichal went on to state that additional bills before the legislature could cut more from the local option budget and delay capital outlay payments to schools until June 30.

“This news is upsetting in many, many ways. Sadly, it is news that many have seen coming for quite some time,” Splichal said.  “Until the governor and state lawmakers choose to restore revenue streams – most notably, the tax plan passed in 2012 that has brought us to this point – Eudora Schools and districts all across our state will suffer.”

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Eudora News & Information www.eudorareporter.com

If you’re like most of us, you’ve got things you no longer need or use hanging around in your garage, your attic or your basement.  Now is the perfect time to sort through it and make plans to sell those gently-used items at the Eudora Parks & Recreation Multi-Family and Friends Garage/Rummage Sale on February 7.  You can also sell your art, handmade crafts and baked goods at this sale.

Anyone interested in selling items may rent 8-foot tables for just $10.00 each, but space is limited so stop in the Eudora Community Center, 1630 Elm Street, or call 542-3434 as soon as possible.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 7, at the Eudora Community Center.

Even if you don’t have items to sell, you’re invited to come shop.  Someone else’s junk may be just the treasure you’re looking for!  Don’t miss this big sale!

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Eudora Township Fire Department

Eudora News and Informationwww.eudorareporter.com

Eudora Township Fire and Eudora City Fire Departments were called to a scene near the Kansas River on Saturday afternoon when they received a report of a car partially submerged and possibly occupied in the river.

According to Eudora Fire Chief Ken Keiter, the report turned out to be a false.

“Someone called in a report that they saw a partially submerged vehicle about 300 feet east of the bridge,” Keiter said. “Township and city crews looked all over and we couldn’t find any vehicle in the water at all.”

Keiter said that Township crews eventually headed out east into the Weaver Bottoms area and discovered a person riding a four wheeler in that area. The man, who was not identified, told fire officials that he had been out in the area where the vehicle was reported to be in the water near the time the report was received.

“It was just a case of a guy out four-wheeling and having fun,” Keiter said.

Traffic on the bridge was halted during the search efforts and caused a large backup of traffic while crews searched for the vehicle in the river.

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Handcuffed Suspect

Story by Caitlin Doornbos, Courtesy The Lawrence Journal-World

A 39-year-old Eudora man was charged Tuesday with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

The man is accused of sexually fondling or touching a child between January and May of 2010 in Douglas County, according to court documents. The child was 10 years old at the time of the alleged crime.

The man was released from the Douglas County Jail last week after posting a $25,000 bond.

He will make his next appearance in court Feb. 17.

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