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January 26, 2000

Soup and chili meals planned for Thursday

The Plymouth Guild of the Congregational Church will hold a soup and chili lunch and supper from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Thursday.

Donations will be $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Meals also can be made to go.

Teacher to offer tips on science fairs

The third annual Science Fair at the Library will be at 7 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont. Charlene Potter, award-winning science teacher at Marion Springs Elementary School, Baldwin, will speak to students and parents. She will show a short film on winning entries and will discuss how to organize science fair projects. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Chamber committee to discuss KC show

A Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce committee that is planning for the Greater Kansas City Home Show will meet again this week.

The group is made up of representatives of local businesses associated with homebuilding, as well as other chamber members. It is organizing a booth to tout Tonganoxie at the show, which runs March 23-26 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

The group will meet at noon Friday on the lower level of Mutual Savings Association, 100 S. Fourth.

Retired teachers to meet Tuesday

The Wyandotte County retired teachers group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 51st Street and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

Planning Commission to review zoning rules

The Tonganoxie Planning Commission's meeting next Wednesday will center on amendments to zoning requirements.

According to Linda Zacher, city planner, the commission will consider changes to the I-2 zoning designation. She believes the designation must be reviewed.

"It had restrictions on it that did not make sense at all," she said.

In addition, the commission will look at its site review process. About six months ago, the commission appointed a site review committee to look at development plans in the city. At that time, the commission said it would take another look at how that site review process is working and modify it, if necessary.

In other business, the commission will consider the final plat for South Park Addition 2, a residential subdivision north of Fourth Street and east of Village Street.

The planning commission meets at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

Chamber of Commerce honors Donnelly

The newly formed Tonganoxie Civic Club was given the honor of being named one of the citizens of the year at Thursday's Chamber of Commerce annual installation dinner.

Chamber president Pat Albert praised members of the Civic Club for their initiative in starting up the new organization, and for their work in the community.

He then presented Chris Donnelly, president of the Civic Club, with an award naming him citizen of the year.

"When Bill New brought Chris Donnelly to town to work for First State Bank, it was a great day for Tonganoxie," Albert said.

Albert commented on the growth Tonganoxie has experienced during the last decade.

"Two years ago there were no lots in Tonganoxie for sale. People were wanting to move out here from the city, but couldn't find property to buy," Albert said. "Now we have 500 lots for sale."

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