Archive for Wednesday, April 19, 2000

News Briefing

April 19, 2000

Safety's the concern at upcoming fair
Are you prepared for those spring storms waiting just around the corner? Do you know what to do at home? What if you are away from home?

The Department of Emergency Preparedness will be on hand to help answer those questions and others during the upcoming Community Health and Safety Fair.

The fair will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Tonganoxie Junior High School cafeteria and east parking lot.

Among the many other participants: Dr. Richard Dean, Leavenworth County EMS, Tonganoxie Township Fire Department and the fire simulation house, Tonganoxie Police Department, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department and DARE, and the Leavenworth County Extension Office.

The event is being planned and hosted by Junior Girl Scout Troop 1923 as the final project of a Girl Scout award. For more information, call 369-9100.

Society to hear about days in Reno
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reno Church at the historical site in Tonganoxie.

Frances Korb, longtime resident of Reno, will discuss early days in that community.

Home-school students will also present several musical selections and have been invited to see the restored Honey Valley School.

Parents as Teachers to talk discipline
Tonganoxie Parents As Teachers will hold a group meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday at Tonganoxie Elementary School.

Ellie Folsom will present the program on "Do's and Don'ts of Discipline, Knowing Your Child's Development." To reserve free baby-sitting, call 369-2415. Door prizes will be given. Enter the school through the north doors.

Recycling planned at county fairgrounds
The next SORT Recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fair-grounds, Tonganoxie. Sixth-graders from Janet Burnett's and from Susan Lenon's classes will donate their time to collect recyclable items at this drop-off.

Students to perform 'Bye Bye Birdie'
The performing arts departments at Tonganoxie High School have teamed up to present "Bye Bye Birdie," a musical comedy. The students will perform the play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the auditorium at Tonganoxie High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. Children younger than 5 will be admitted at no charge.

Prom candidates
These students were candidates for Tonganoxie High School Prom 2000 king and queen last weekend.

Adam Bundy, Chris Calovich, Aaron Minor, Neil Rieger, Doug Schneider, Noah Sneed, Jared Walters and Eric Whitner were nominated for prom king. Wendy Altman, Tabetha Correll, Jenny Crain, Carley McGinnis, Beth Nemeth, Sara Poje, Leslie Starcher and Charly Weide were nominated for prom queen. Carley McGinnis was crowned queen, and Noah Sneed was crowned king on Saturday.

For photographs from the prom and the after-prom party, see page 10A.

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