Archive for Wednesday, January 24, 2001

News Briefing

January 24, 2001

Chamber members set planning meeting

The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce again plans to sponsor a booth at the Greater Kansas City Home Show.

Any chamber member who is interested in helping with planning for the booth is encouraged to attend a meeting at noon Friday at City Council Chambers. Lunch will be served. The home show will be in mid-March at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

Recycling drop-off available on Saturday

The next SORT Recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Karen Stephenson's fourth-grade class will be at this drop-off to collect recyclable items. The next SORT drop-off will be Feb. 10.

Carnegie Arts Center offering classes

The Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth is offering several classes during the next few weeks. Among the classes:

Four Great Filmscores, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6-27, viewing and discussion of "The Magnificent Seven," "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," and a romance.

Junior Graphic Designers, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1-22, for ages 12 through 14.

Digital imaging for Internet-Web Application, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Feb. 1, for ages 16 and older.

Modern Movement dance, ages 10 through adult. Pre-teens/teens meet 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 7; teens 13 and older meet 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 7; adults meet 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 5.

English Country Dance, ages 10 through adult. Pre-teens/teens meet 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and 16 and older meet 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., all on Thursdays, Feb. 1 through March 15.

Dramatics for fifth- through seventh-graders, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 5 through May 7.

To enroll, visit the arts center, 601 S. Fifth, or call (913) 651-0765.

City sets meetings on development plan

The city has devised a timetable for meetings pertaining to the city's new comprehensive development plan. The public is invited to all meetings, which will be:

7 p.m. Feb. 5, City Council Chambers, workshop that includes the planning commission, the comprehensive plan task force and the city council.

7 p.m. Feb. 22, Tonganoxie High School auditorium, public workshop.

7 p.m. March 7, council chambers, planning commission will consider adoption of the plan.

7 p.m. March 12, council chambers, city council will consider approval of the plan.

City officials support seat belt initiative

The Tonganoxie Police Department is signing on to a program that promotes the use of seat belts and child-safety seats. Police Chief Ken Carpenter signed a certificate of commitment to the statewide program. And at Monday night's city council meeting, other city officials signed the commitment, including City Administrator Chris Clark, Mayor John Franiuk and City Prosecutor Mike Crow.

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