Archive for Friday, February 18, 2011

Government offices, public services in Lawrence and Douglas County to close for Presidents Day

February 18, 2011, 11:20 a.m. Updated February 18, 2011, 11:38 a.m.


Some government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day, but many will remain open.

All city offices will be closed. State offices will be open.

Douglas County District Court will be closed. The Douglas County Courthouse will be open.

City offices in most area towns will be open, except offices in De Soto and Eudora. County offices in Franklin and Jefferson counties will be closed, but Leavenworth county offices will remain open.

Federal courts will be closed.

Many banks will be closed, but some branches are keeping limited hours.

Classes will run as scheduled at Kansas University. Libraries on campus will keep normal hours.

Lawrence Transit System and T-Lift buses will operate on regular schedules Monday. Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free.

The holiday will not affect residential garbage collection in Lawrence. Commercial waste collection routes scheduled for Monday will be collected. To report a waterline break on the holiday or weekend, call 832-7800.

South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass., will be open for classes. East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., and Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St., and Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be open. All aquatic classes will go on as scheduled.

The Carl Knox Natatorium, 1901 La., will be open from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for lap swimming.

All Lawrence recreation classes, adult sports leagues and special population classes will go on as scheduled.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., will be closed. Eagle Bend Golf Course will be open, weather permitting.

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., will be open.

Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, will be open.

U.S. Postal Service will not make regular mail delivery, and post offices will be closed. UPS and FedEx will make regular deliveries.

All activities at Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., including clubs, classes and the noon meal, will be canceled. Home delivery is canceled. AARP tax volunteers will be at the senior center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Senior Wheels transportation will not run.

Meals will not be served at Babcock Place, Clinton Place, and the Eudora and Baldwin City senior centers.

The Journal-World will be open regular hours.

USA Today will be published.

Liquor stores will be open.


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