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Griffith_Chumbley_Louisburg_2014_09_12Seth Griffith (21) and Ross Chumbley make a tackle during the loss to Louisburg Friday night (Photo by Eudorareporter.com photojournalist Julie Stewart) 

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The Eudora Cardinals posted their first lost of the season in Louisburg Friday night 14-7.  The bigger loss though may have been starting quarterback Grant Elston.

Elston got Eudora on the score board first when he ran it in from the 19 yard line with about six minutes to go in the first quarter. Elston also kicked the extra point to make it 7-0. Louisburg tied up the game in the 2nd quarter when Cole Kramer scored on a 9 yard run into the end zone and Alex Dunn made the point after attempt.

The game went back and forth and early in the fourth quarter Alex Dunn scored the game winning touchdown from one yard out and hit the extra point attempt to give Louisburg the 14-7 win and drop the Cardinals to 1-1 on the season.

Elston_Louisburg_2014-09-12Grant Elston takes the ball down field in the Cardinal loss to Louisburg Friday night (Photo by Eudorareporter.com photojournalist Julie Stewart) 

Following the game, we learned that Eudora Quarterback Grant Elston was injured in the second half. Elston was hit and had his leg wrapped but played through the injury until the end of the game. According to reports, his ankle was either broken or badly sprained.  The extent of the injury was not available late Friday night.  The seriousness of the injury will be determined Saturday morning.

If Elston is unable to play, this deals a serious blow to the Cardinals as they lose their starting quarterback and place kicker. We will have more details as they become available.

Paola will come to town next Friday night to open up the Cardinals home field. Paola is 1-1 after a one point loss to Spring Hill last week and a 24-0 win over De Soto in Paola Friday night.

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Eudorareporter.com is proud to announce that Meet the Candidates 2014 will be held in the Eudora Middle School auditorium on Sunday, Sept. 28. The forum is being sponsored by Eudorareporter.com and the Knights of Columbus Eudora Council #12932  in partnership with the Eudora School District.

Meet the Candidates 2014 will feature a debate between the three candidates for the United States 2nd Congressional District in Kansas and the candidates for the 42nd Kansas House of Representatives.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R), Margie Wakefield (D) and Chris Clemmons (L) will square off answering questions on a variety of topics. The topics and questions will be put together by a panel of editors from Eudorareporter.com with the assistance of the Government Studies class at Eudora High School.  The debate will begin promptly at 2:00 P.M.


Following the U.S House of Representatives debate, we will feature Rep. Connie O’Brien and Austin Lee Harris who are vying for the 42nd Kansas House District.

Eudorareporter.com was selected as one of only three hosts for debates between the U.S. Congressional candidates during the election season.  This debate will be the first time the candidates for Congress and the Kansas House face each other.

We encourage everyone to come out and hear from the candidates themselves where they stand on a variety of issues so voters can make an informed decision in November.





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This weekend promises beautiful weather and entertainment for everyone! The 3rd Annual Eudora BBQ Cook-off Charity Event and Festival will be held on Saturday (Sept. 13) from 10am until 8pm at the CPA Park in downtown Eudora.  The event is operated by the Midwest Cultural Foundation. Proceeds from the charity aspect of the event will benefit the Eudora Area Historical Society’s museum rehabilitation project.

Some of the many entertaining events will include: BBQ competition, classic cars, live music, dancing, interactive speakers, historical re-enactors, local vendors, folk arts and crafts. The Eudora Area Historical Society will be holding a craft sale to raise funds for their museum rehabilitation project at the CPA Park all day Saturday as well.

Join the festive spirit this weekend and help celebrate what Eudora is all about!


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Some of the craft items for sale

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New Holy Family Church

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Holy Family Catholic Church will hold Ground Breaking and Blessing Ceremonies on a new facility following the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday, September 14. The new facility will be constructed east of the current church located at 820 Birch St. in Eudora.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann will preside over the ceremonies joined by Fr. Pat Riley, Pastor of Holy Family Church, Doug Pickert, Chairman of the Building Committee and Adam Hermanson, Integration Design Group and Michael Blackledge, Piper-Wind Architects.

“I’m so proud of our families,” Father Riley said. “In spite of the economy, many of our Catholic families very generous because they realize that this growing parish is desperately in need of larger facilities, additional classrooms and an accessible parish hall.” The $3.6 million facility designed by Integration Design Group and Piper-wind Architects will be built by Excel Construction Company , and is scheduled to begin immediately with completion expected in early Fall 2015.

Holy Family Catholic Church was founded in 1859, and this is only the second move in the Parish’s history. Construction of the original Church at 9th & Church Street was completed in 1864 and the Church is still used for special occasions. The existing Church and Parish Hall at 820 Birch will be renovated for more classroom space and a larger accessible Parish Hall.

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Downtown Eudora

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Many changes are coming to downtown Eudora.  Several businesses have moved in or are moving to different locations.

Eudora has seen two new businesses open up over the summer months. Indie Olive, a personalized stationary and greeting card company has opened up at 706 Main Street.  Next door to them, Red Door Event has opened up at 704 Main in what previously was Penny Annie’s Candy Shoppe.  Red Door Event specializes in event and Wedding Production. They also feature floral and interior decor.

Also, another business is giving it a second go of it in downtown. The Filling Station, operated by Anita Mitts has once again opened up shop. The business started up in late 2011 and shutdown in April 2012.  The Filling Station is located at 726 1/2 Main where Free State Guns and Tactical Weapons was located.

While not officially a change in business, ownership of the old Masonic building has changed hands. Joe and Susan Pelzel bought the Masonic building at 726 Main (next door to the Filling Station). The building is the home for the Black Cat Cafe downtown. Joe Pelzel told us that he intends to have the Black Cat Cafe stay as a tenant for the foreseeable future.

“This is a long term project,” Pelzel said. “Our thoughts are to turn the upstairs portion into either office space or lofts. There is a lot of work to be done on the building so we don’t have an exact time table as of now, but we intend Black Cat to stay right where they are.”

(Editor’s Note:  Joe Pelzel is a photojournalist for Eudorareporter.com)

There are some moves coming as well.  Hair Nail and Tanning will be moving out of their location at 800 Main Street (the Old Pyle Meat Company) and heading over to 924 Locust, right behind the old Mexiquisto’s/Annabelle’s building.  According to their Facebook page, they are downsizing the business with the move. While they will continue to hair and nails, tanning will not be available in the new smaller location.

800 Main won’t be empty for very long. Moving into the building will be Cami’s Cake Company. The business which opened up at 724 Main in early 2011, will be taking over the space come November 1.

“We have some work to do to get ready,” owner Cami SanRomani said, “but we hope to be up and running very soon after (the move).”

SanRomani also announced via Facebook, that she plans on being able to take more orders, be open more regularly and eventually have coffee and pastries available on a daily basis.

“We are planning on getting a Kickstarter ready to fund the coffee shop portion. We need funding for equipment, staff, etc.,” SanRomani told us.  Kickstarter is a crowd funding campaign where interested people invest in projects, ideas and businesses.

While we haven’t had the opportunity yet to check out all the details, we have received reports that a place called “Grandma’s Kitchen” will also be opening on the other side of the street at 727 Main Street. We hope to learn more details of this business soon as well.

With all the business moves going on and the addition of the Eudora Area Historical Society Museum to downtown as well, it looks like the scene in downtown Eudora may be very different by Christmas time. We plan on trying to feature many of these businesses very soon and show off the changing face of downtown Eudora.

With all the new businesses popping up or moving that are centered around wedding planning, could Eudora become the wedding planning capital of east central Kansas?….hmmmm……

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