Archive for Wednesday, April 18, 2001

News briefing

April 18, 2001

House auction set for Thursday night

A three-bedroom home constructed by Tonganoxie High School students will go on the auction block Thursday night.

Building trades classes, taught by Steve Hughes, are building the 1,440-square-foot house on a site near the high school.

The auction will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the construction site.

The top bidder must move the one-story house by the end of July.

Funds raised from the project will be used to construct another home next school year.

Meeting to feature Roosevelt portrayal

Betty Ludwig will portray Eleanor Roosevelt for Tonganoxie Community Historical Society members and guests at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historical site.

Ludwig is a Leavenworth resident with vast experience in making history come alive.

The public is invited.

State wildlife panel plans local meeting

The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will meet Thursday at the Tonganoxie Junior High School Gymnasium.

The meeting will consist of two sessions.

The first session begins at 1:30 p.m. and will include discussion of the following topics: department-related issues in the 2001 Kansas Legislature, free fishing and park entrance days for 2001 and Wildscape projects in the Tonganoxie area and state park visitation in 2000.

The first session will end at 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m., a workshop session will be held in preparation for future public hearings on proposed regulations.

The following topics are on the agenda for discussion during the workshop session: youth upland bird hunting 2001 provisions, spring turkey hunting for youths in 2002, a regulation authorizing bird release permits for educational hunts conducted outside of the normal seasons, and a variety of other regulations.

Memorials accepted for victim's family

Daniel's BBQ is accepting memorial contributions for the family of Tony Michael Jellison, who was killed in a car accident April 8.

Jellison was killed when his car collided with a tractor-trailer on the Turner Diagonal bridge.

Jellison's mother, Julia Jellison, is the night manager at Daniel's.

Daniel Hipsher, owner of the Tonganoxie restaurant, said funds donated would benefit Jellison's family.

"It's all going to his three children," Hipsher said.

Driving class offered at medical center

Bethany Medical Center and the American Association of Retired Person are offering a driving course for people 50 and older.

The course will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 and 9 in the G-1 Classroom at Bethany, 61 N. 12th, Kansas City, Kan.

Preregistration is required. For additional information or to register for the class, call (913) 281-8000.

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