Archive for Thursday, January 13, 2011

Various Lawrence and Douglas County offices and businesses closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13, 2011


Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All city and state offices will be closed.

Douglas County and District Court offices will be closed. City offices in most area towns will be closed, except offices in De Soto. County offices in Franklin, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties will be closed.

Federal offices in the General Services Administration and federal courts will be closed.

Banks will be closed.

Anschutz and Watson libraries at Kansas University will be closed.

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.

Aquatic division offices will be closed Monday. 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. The youth sports Hoopsters league will not practice at school facilities, but games at the Community Building are 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 closed.

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.

Meals also will not be served at Babcock Place, Edgewood 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.


EarthaKitt 7 years, 2 months ago

Buried the lead on that one LJW! You should kick it off with liquor and newspapers.

mdrndgtl 7 years, 2 months ago

He opposed the Church of England. Get over it.

kernal 7 years, 2 months ago

And some of us might at least take a moment to remember his message and the good he did.

Anne Tangeman 7 years, 2 months ago

So....could you post a few things about what IS going on Monday in observance...local celebrations, activities, and/or services? Thanks

otto 7 years, 2 months ago

Wish I had enough money I could take the day off.

                                                      Signed,   Small business owner.

somedude20 7 years, 2 months ago

I wish I had enough money to open my own business and work for myself.

Signed, Worker Bee for the Queen Bee

orbiter 7 years, 2 months ago

it was just a typo. Otto meant: "Signed, Self-Righteous Whiner"

otto 7 years, 2 months ago

Orbiter == pretty sure you wont ever have a succesful business. Too much moron.

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