Archive for Wednesday, August 16, 2000

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August 16, 2000

Republican Party plans picnic, rally
The Leavenworth County Republican Party will sponsor a Grand Old Picnic and Republican Election Rally at 1 p.m., Saturday at VFW Park in Tonganoxie.

All candidates and GOP leaders have been invited. Food will be served by Daniels Bar-B-Q. For tickets, call Sherri Stitch, Leavenworth County Republican chairman, at (913) 680-0404 or (913) 651-5864.

Historical meeting features butterflies
"Watching the Monarchs Go By" is the topic of the evening when Tonganoxie Community Historical society meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cathy Walters, program assistant for Monarch Watch, will talk, have slides and answer questions about the trip to Mexico last January to the area where Monarch butterflies winter.

Classified ad winners
Four area residents and a business won free classified advertisements from The Mirror last week during the Leavenworth County Fair. The winners are: Rick Harris, Tonganoxie; Denise Baker, Tonganoxie; Linda Limesand, Tonganoxie; Jim Pittman, Lansing; and Murrfield Farms, McLouth.

Students to appear in 'West Side Story'
Colby Craig and Devin Hughey, students at Tonganoxie High School, will appear in an upcoming Leavenworth production of "West Side Story."

With opening night set for Friday, the two are driving to Leavenworth five nights a week for rehearsal. Devin plays Baby John, the youngest member of the high school gang, The Jets, and Colby plays Big Deal, also a member of The Jets.

Presented by the River City Community Players, tickets are available by calling (913) 682-7557. The musical, which is directed by Eric Van Horn, will run through Sept. 2. Performances are in the former theater at Fifth and Delaware in Leavenworth.

Craig is a junior and Hughey is a sophomore at Tonganoxie High School.

Upcoming meeting features candidates
The Leavenworth County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the High Noon Saloon, Leavenworth. Lunch will be followed by candidates Todd Abbott, 40th District, Rich Kiper, 41st District and Kenny Wilk, 42nd District.

Permits reinstated
The Tonganoxie City Council Monday night reinstated a requirement for burning permits. Anyone that wishes to burn material in Tonganoxie must first receive a permit from the city.

City agrees to fix car
Jesse Dohle, Tonganoxie, will receive $800 from the city to fix damages to his vehicle.

Several months ago, Dohle was driving on Second Street, going the speed limit, and hit a hole in the road. After bottoming out in the hole, Dohle's vehicle was damaged and he was unable to restart it. Dohle made a police report. The hole was not marked by any type of signs. He felt that the city was at fault for this incident.

The council opted Monday night to take care of the situation at the council meeting.

Street light planned
A new street light's on the way on Bury Street.

City council members on Monday agreed to install the light between Elmwood Court and 12th Street.

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