Archive for Wednesday, October 4, 2000

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October 4, 2000

Local artist joins Kansas City exhibit
Tonganoxie artist Mary Jane Grinter will participate in the Kansas City Artists Coalition Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in the Hobbs warehouse, Kansas City, Mo.

The building in the river bottoms is being converted to artistsstudios and businesses. To drive there from Tonganoxie, take Interstate 70 east to Central Avenue (go beyond the detour signs and take the ocal Traffic Onlyexit). At the stop sign on James Street, turn left, then turn right at the first opportunity. The street is marked Central, but becomes Ninth. The building is on the right.

McLouth blood drive set for next Tuesday
A blood drive is planned for next Tuesday in McLouth.
The McLouth Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McLouth High School cafeteria. Blood donors need to be at last 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors need to provide identification.

To sign up, call Cliff Weeks at (913) 796-6122.

Area woman killed in K-7 accident
A Bonner Springs woman was killed last week in a traffic accident on Kansas Highway 7 at its intersection with Riverview Road.

According to Bonner Springs police Sgt. Rick Schubert, Elaine Blevins, 52, was traveling north and attempting to turn left on Riverview. Her car collided with a cement truck driven by Stephen Auchard, 26, Leavenworth.

No citations have been issued in the accident, which occurred about 9 a.m. Thursday, Schubert said.

Reno firefighters plan open house
The Reno Township Fire Department will host an open house on Oct. 14.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12755 238th St. in Linwood. The station is one block north of Kansas Highway 32 on 238th Street.

Heartland Fire and Safety of Lawrence will be on hand for free inspections of portable fire extinguishers. Re-charging will be available along with maintenance and hydro testing. Reno Township Fire Department will receive 15 percent of all sales and service as a donation from Heartland to help purchase equipment.

Clarification
In a story in last week edition of The Mirror about a proposal for an excise tax, it should have been reported that the tax would be a one-time assessment on developers related to the impact a development would have on Tonganoxie.

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