News in brief
The Tongie Travelers see the sights
The Tongie Travelers, on a trip sponsored by the First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie, recently took a 14 -day trip including a 7-day cruise of Alaska's inside passage.
Ports of call included Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay National Park. After returning to Vancouver, Canada, they traveled by motorcoach back to the United States.
Traveling south they enjoyed the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and San Francisco. While in San Francisco, they were taken on a city tour including Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown.
The travelers plan to get together to share their adventures and perhaps talk about their next adventure.
Calling all boys
Cub Scout Pack 3075 is looking for boys who like to camp, hike, learn new skills, and have fun. Cub Scouting is for boys age 7-11, who are in the first through fifth grades.
Pack 3075 invites all interested boys and their families to the Fall Recruitment Roundup at 7 p.m. on Thursday September 16, at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
There will be games, contests and refreshments.
"The Cub Scouts of Pack 3075 are eager to show your son how much fun scouting can be," Kathy Baragary, a leader, said.
Time to get flu shots
The Leavenworth County Health Department will again provide flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Clinics will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the 4-H building at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds.
From 10 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12, they will be available at the Linwood Methodist Church.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, they will be available at the Basehor City Hall. The cost is $5 for pneumonia vaccines and $15 for a pneumonia vaccine.
Liberty Bell comes to state for repairs
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, opened its Liberty Bell 7 restoration area for public viewing Sept. 9.
The area, located in the Cosmosphere's Hall of Space Museum, offers visitors a view of the Cosmosphere's restoration craftsmen at work on the historic Mercury spacecraft.
The Cosmosphere will also offer a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration through its website.
Internet users may view the restoration area via a webcam that will broadcast pictures 24 hours a day.
The address for Liberty Bell 7 information on the Cosmosphere's website is www.cosmo.org/libertybell7.htm
When the restoration is complete, Discovery will take the spacecraft on a three-year, state-of-the-art touring exhibition.
Following its three-year tour, Liberty Bell 7 will return to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center for permanent display in the Hall of Space Museum.
Jackie and Bob Forshee, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Dessie Marie, on Aug. 21 at Cushing Hospital, Leavenworth.
The Forshees also have a son, Wyatt Woodrow, 19 months. Grandparents are Gene and Bonnie Forshee, Tonganoxie and Mary Jo Ross, Leavenworth. Great-grandparents are John and Florence Klasinski, Leavenworth, and Hank Ross, Kansas City, Kan.
The USD 464 calendar lists Sept. 24 as homecoming and Oct. 22 as senior night. The correct dates are Sept. 24, senior night; and Oct. 22, homecoming.