August 1, 2018
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Linwood News: Donations for OWL, entertainment programs for youths, StoryWalk program, Alzheimer's and dementia program
Operation Wildlife is in need of food donations for some of the animals taken in from the Linwood tornado. If you’d like to help, they could use Gerber baby foods, vegetable and meats (but only chicken and turkey). They are also accepting Wal-Mart gift cards in order to purchase the necessary fresh vegetables. You can contact them at 785-542-3625 for more information or drop off donations at their facility at 23375 Guthrie Road, Linwood, KS.
Tornadoes did massive damage Tuesday, drawing national attention locally with the destruction in Linwood, as well as damage in Lawrence and Eudora. Free State Growers, the greenhouse on the north side of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood, suffered massive damage, as did other structures in Linwood and homes near K-32. The tornado was determined to be an EF-4 tornado with estimated peak winds up to 170 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado made its way through parts of Douglas and Leavenworth counties and stayed on the ground for 31.82 miles, with peak winds of 170 mph and a maximum width of 1 mile. There were 18 injuries reported, but no fatalities.
Youth can come watch the new to DVD movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” this week. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Linwood Community Library. Drinks and snacks are provided. No registration is required.
Linwood News: Teen Movie Night; Celtic movie event; nighttime storytime; gaming event; Scottish baking program; Kindergarten roundup
The new to DVD release “Mortal Engines” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday as part of a teen movie night. Youth 12 and older can enjoy drinks, snacks and a movie.
Kids can go on a bear hunt early next week at the Linwood Community Library. The library’s children’s librarian Ms. Stefanie will read the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Kids will then get to use a map to follow a trail through the library to find the bear in his secret hiding spot! There will also be a bear themed craft to do.
The Linwood Community Library will host a movie night for youth ages 12 and up later this week. The latest Dwayne Johnson action movie, “Skyscraper,” will be the featured film. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Jay and Stacy Ellis from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue will visit at noon Saturday. They will be at the Linwood Community Library for an outdoor program about donkeys. Guests will learn all about donkeys, their satellite rescue group, and be able to ask questions. They will also bring a couple of their donkeys with them.
Linwood News: USD 458 $57.1 million bond issue informational meeting; Donations needed for Operation Wildlife
The Linwood Library welcomes USD 458 Superintendent David Howard for an informational meeting about a proposed $57.1 million mail-in ballot bond issue. Next week’s meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. This meeting is an opportunity for find out what the district is asking patrons to vote on. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions and voice your opinion.