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January 11, 2003

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Vietnam War memorial to make stop in Perry

Perry -- A display honoring area servicemen killed in the Vietnam War will be in Perry this weekend.

The Eastern Kansas Faces of Honor Wall can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Hall.

The wall, with a design similar to the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is 32 feet long and displays the photographs of 40 veterans from several eastern Kansas counties, including Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin.

The wall is a project of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 912 in Ottawa.

Fund-raising: Four KU organizations benefit from tailgating

Four Kansas University groups will split $4,573 raised through tailgating activities at last fall's football games, officials announced Friday.

The money raised by the "Proud to be a Jayhawk" program was earned through the sale of football programs. One dollar from each program went to the fund.

The money will go to four groups:

  • The KU Korean War Memorial Fund, which will build a memorial for students and alumni who served in the Korean War.
  • The KU Marching Band, which will use its share for travel expenses.
  • Phi Gamma Delta Leukemia Run, a joint project with Kansas State University to contribute to research.
  • KU Sports Clubs, to help pay for equipment, uniforms and competition entry fees.

Tailgaters Don Murphy, above left, and Chuck Shrader enjoy some food and drink before a KU game this fall.

Tonganoxie: City council to review wastewater plant plans

BG Consultants of Manhattan is expected Wednesday to present the Tonganoxie City Council with plans for a new wastewater treatment plant. Costs for the new plant are expected to reach $2.7 million.

The current facility was built in the early 1900s and has not been renovated since 1978. The facility serves about 1,250 customers and processes about 400,000 gallons daily.

Tonganoxie City Administrator Shane Krull said the new facility would handle twice as much wastewater and meet new Kansas Department of Health and Environment codes.

As of 2005, KDHE will require cities to meet cleaner wastewater standards and use ultraviolet light to remove more pollutants.

Krull said he expected the project to be open for bids by the end of February with construction starting by late spring.

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