Eudora News and Information
As we bring in 2011 today, we want to take a quick look back at 2010 and some of the top events in Eudora.
5A: Eudorareporter.com is born.
Okay, this may not qualify for a true news event, but it’s something that we are very proud of and we believe is a benefit to our community.
EudoraReporter.com came about in August 2010 to spread the news and information about Eudora to it’s citizens. The response to the website has been truly overwhelming in our short existence and we appreciate all those that have supported us in the form of advertising, spreading the word about us, or simply coming here each day and reading our stories. We are here for the citizens and friends of the city and look forward to serving our readers even more in 2011.
5. Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem retires after 23 years.
Eudora’s Police Department saw a change in leadership as Chief Greg Dahlem retired after serving 23 years in Eudora. Dahlem retired on April 1. Dahlem was replaced by Grady Walker who was promoted to the Chief’s office in late April. Walker has been in Douglas County law enforcement for 32 years and with the City of Eudora’s police force since 2007.
4. Eudora becomes a City of the Second Class.
On December 8, the City of Eudora became a city of the second class when Gov. Mark Parkinson signed the proclamation making the declaration. Several city officials were on hand for the signing and had the opportunity to talk to the governor.
Link to Original Story: http://www.eudorareporter.com/city-of-the-second-class/
3. Eudora District Stadium opens.
The Eudora School district opened up the new sports stadium in September of 2010. The field where football, soccer and track and field events are played is located behind the high school grounds south of K-10. The stadium was dedicated on October 8 at the High Schools Homecoming game.
Link to Homecoming 2010 Story: http://www.eudorareporter.com/homecoming-2010-game/
2. City Councilman Fred Stewart resigns.
Former Mayor and Eudora City Councilman Fred Stewart resigned his position on the City Council in February 2010 citing health reasons. Stewart was mayor of Eudora from 1997 to 2001 and had been elected to the City Council in 2007. Ruth Hughs was appointed to serve his term. Since Hughs was appointed to the council, she will be up for reelection in April 2011.
1. Car crashes into Main St. Wine and Liqours
Main St. Wines & Spirits in downtown Eudora was the site of a one vehicle accident on October 20. A female driver of a Toyota Tundra was driving northbound on Main St. when she lost control and failed to stop. No injuries were reported of either the driver or occupants of the liquor store. According to Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker, alcohol consumption may have played a part in the accident.
Link to original story: http://www.eudorareporter.com/truck-hits-liquor-store/
As the new year progresses, we look forward to being your premier news and information source for Eudora. Our goal is to bring the stories important to you on a timely and regular basis. Make sure to tell everyone you know about our site and spread the word that we are here to serve you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO 2011!