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Eudora News & Information

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

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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Brush Fire(Stock photo of a brush fire)

Eudora News and

Weeds, grass and a lot of cattails caught on fire Monday afternoon near the sewer plant on the northwest side of Eudora.  The fire was reported by Public Works crews around 4:20 PM Monday.

“Several of my guys saw the flames and thought there was a fire near or at the Sewer Treatment plant,” Public Works Director Mike Hutto said. “We found out that it was the excess brush located on the other side of the retention pond next to the sewer plant. We called 911 to report it and get fires crews on the scene.”

The area just to the west of the retention pond is where Public Works places the excess leaves, grass and brush from the city compost pile.

Eudora Fire Chief Ken Keiter stated that because all that material is packed down heavily in there, it causes heat to build up and there has been a smoldering fire in that excess pile that can’t be fully extinguished.

“The smoldering is normally not an issue, but with dryer weather conditions of late and just enough winds from the northwest today, it broke out,” Keiter stated. “There is probably an acre of cattails near the pile and when that kicked up with the winds it caught all those cattails and the weeds nearby on fire and the flames looked massive.” Smoke covered much of north Eudora as the winds carried the smoke through town along with a definite smell of burning grass and weeds.

Keiter said that with the help of Eudora Firefighters, Eudora Township and Public Works employees, they were able to get the fire under control quickly and have it knocked out in a couple of hours.

“Having the Township brush rigs and the Public Works high loaders and bulldozers really helped get the fire taken care of,” Keiter said.

Officials were concerned initially about the massive flames jumping the road and heading towards the apartments located west of 8th and Pine Streets. Crews were able to get it contained quickly so there was never a threat to any residences or the sewer plant.

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its January Program and meeting on Thursday, January 15th at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street)

Eudora resident Mark Lauber (son of Dr. Leo Lauber) will deliver the January program, titled “Eudora’s Inventor and Visionary: Dr. Leo Lauber.” Dr. Lauber moved to Eudora in 1959 and worked as a chiropractor in the community until 1976. In 1975 he founded Orthopedic Casting Laboratory Inc. (OCL), a company that produced splints and casts. One of the most popular products invented by OCL was the “OCL Splint Roll.”  The OCL Splint Roll was sold all over the nation, making OCL Inc. extremely profitable. In addition to being a successful businessman and chiropractor, Dr. Lauber proved to be an important visionary for the community as well. Dr. Lauber was the driving force behind the creation of the Intech Business Park on the east-side of Eudora in the 1980s. The Intech Business Park has helped attract many new businesses and residents to Eudora in past several decades.  Learn about the tremendous impact Dr. Lauber had on the Eudora community at our January Program.

Dr. Lauber and Splint RollDr. Lauber and his invention: OCL Splint Roll


This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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