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May 2, 2007

24-40 open house set for May 23

The final open house displaying details of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor study meeting will be shown from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 23 at Tonganoxie High School.

When completed, the study is expected to guide officials in Tonganoxie and Basehor, as well as Leavenworth County, on how to preserve high-speed travel on U.S. Highway 24-40 without hindering development. The study analyzes about at 13-mile stretch of the highway from Kansas Highway 7 to Honey Creek Road, which is south of Tonganoxie. The study area also includes a mile of land on both sides of the road along the stretch.

Statewide writing contest announced

The Kansas Authors Club, a statewide organization for anyone interested in writing, announces its 2007 Youth Writing Contest for Kansas students in grades 1-12.

Entrants may submit one entry in each of three categories: fiction (to 500 words), nonfiction (to 500 words) and poetry (to 40 lines).

Entrants are grouped into five age divisions: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6 and Grades 9-12. Winners get medals for first through third places, plus honorable mentions at the judges' discretion. There is no entry fee.

Postmark deadline is June 15.

For more information, contact Mary-Lane Kamberg at or (913) 764-4950.

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