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Archive for Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cancellations, closings and delays for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

January 20, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated January 20, 2011, 4:09 p.m.

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Here is a list of closings and cancellations for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011:

Schools

  • Baker University nursing school in Topeka — all classes canceled
  • Baldwin City USD #348
  • Basehor-Linwood USD #458 — all classes canceled
  • Bishop Seabury Academy
  • Century School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School
  • De Soto USD #232
  • Eudora USD #491
  • Genesis Christian Academy in Tonganoxie — all classes canceled
  • Haskell Indian Nations University — all classes and activities canceled
  • Kansas University — Lawrence campus staff may arrive two hours late, Edwards campus closed
  • Lawrence USD #497 — all classes canceled
  • Lawrence Arts Center Preschool
  • Lawrence Montessori School
  • McLouth USD #342 — all classes canceled
  • Montessori Children's House
  • Oskaloosa USD #341 — all classes canceled
  • Ottawa USD #290
  • Perry-Lecompton USD #343 — all classes canceled
  • Pinnacle Career Institute — no morning classes
  • Prairie Moon Waldorf School
  • Pyramid Place Early Education Center
  • Raintree Montessori School
  • Santa Fe Trail USD #434 — all classes canceled
  • Shawnee Heights USD #450
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
  • Tonganoxie USD #464 — all classes canceled
  • Veritas Christian School
  • Wellsville USD 289

Events, organizations and businesses

  • Americana Music Academy — closed Thursday
  • ATA Prime Martial Arts — all classes canceled
  • Ballard Center and Brookcreek Learning Center
  • Cottonwood Inc. will open at 10 a.m., but no community van routes will run
  • DASH Diet Nutrition Roundtable at Lawrence Memorial Hospital — canceled, rescheduled for 3/17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Deffenbaugh recycling collection — suspended Thursday only, Thursday collections resume normal schedule next week
  • Dignified Doggies — all classes canceled
  • Douglas County CASA
  • Douglas County Dental Clinic — closed all day
  • Health Care Access
  • Independence, Inc.
  • Inverness Park District Plan Kick-off meeting — canceled
  • Kid's Choice Christian Daycare
  • Lawrence Gymnastics will not hold morning classes, Parents Morning Out or Zumba.
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels will not deliver meals
  • Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department — GFORCE classes, Special Populations Division's N.E.W.S. class canceled
  • Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's aquatic classes before 9 a.m. Aquatic classes after 9 a.m. are on as scheduled.
  • Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department facilities: The Indoor Aquatic Center will open at 5:15 a.m., as scheduled for public swim. The Community Building, East Lawrence Recreation Center and Holcom Park Recreation Center will open to the public at 8 a.m.
  • Lawrence Public Library — closed Thursday
  • Lawrence Senior Center will be closed. No Senior Meals will be served and there will be no Senior Wheels transportation.
  • Plymouth Congregational Church's ESL tutor orientation is postponed. It is rescheduled for Jan. 27, 2011, at 6 p.m.
  • Red Dog's Dog Days will not have a morning workout.
  • Yoga Center of Lawrence — 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. classes are canceled
  • Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday state offices in Topeka and Shawnee County will delay work start time for non-essential employees until 10 a.m. Thursday

Do you have a closing or cancellation to report? Email it to editor@ljworld.com

Comments

irvan moore 3 years, 3 months ago

is flanders going to close the library again? the city had people out hand shoveling snow but the library employees couldn't go to work?

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RoeDapple 3 years, 3 months ago

What happened to obamarocks?? he/sh/it was almost as good as sank4ever!

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parrothead8 3 years, 3 months ago

"Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday state offices in Topeka and Shawnee County will delay work start time for non-essential employees until 10 a.m. Thursday"

Sooo...only the janitors, secretaries, and interns have to show up on time, right?

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ranger73 3 years, 3 months ago

Lawrence Polar Bear Club! Can't send the kiddies to school cuz there's too much snow and it's too cold, but we can sure as heck jump in the water when it's 10 degrees because it's "invigorating and refreshing!" HAHAHAHAHA
Someone get another log for the fire cuz it's COLD outside!

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Ami 3 years, 3 months ago

HILLTOP is closed as well

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Moderateguy 3 years, 3 months ago

Channel 6 has been listing Children's Learning Center on their crawler since about 8 o'clock last night but still nothing on either this website or 6newslawrence.com. What gives guys? Can't you guys talk to each other?

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Randall Barnes 3 years, 3 months ago

west bound k-10 is shut down at noria rd. injury accident.

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

Al Gore is in prison right?

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 3 months ago

We're just getting what we diserve; global warming cases severe winter storms. In the 70s we were told to prepare for another ice age, now global temperatures are rising. Turns out they were both right.

I think we're past the point of Al Gore being able to save us...

Might as well live it up with the time we've still got left...extra carbon footprints for all!

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brewmaster 3 years, 3 months ago

What?! Are you kidding me?! There will not be a Red Dog Days morning workout!! How could 8 inches of snow and subfreezing temps stop a Red Dog Days workout?

It's not going to stop me. All you commuters stay the @*&% out of my way tomorrow morning because I'll be running in the middle of the streets with my cellphone calling in complaints for all the sidewalks that are not cleared.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 3 months ago

Snow used to be so much more fun. Good luck kiddies and young parents. Have fun, dry gloves, dry socks, eat Spaghetti O;s, sleep late, watch something dumb on T.V. find something odd to sled down a hill.

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Norma Jeane Baker 3 years, 3 months ago

I know they need to do it for safety's sake, but it never sits well with me when they cancel Meals on Wheels deliveries. I always wonder how many of the recipients absolutely depend on those meals and will then go without.

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

And for gods sake, don't let kids go outside, and don't get your laziness out of bed and go to work!

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Caesar_Augustus 3 years, 3 months ago

Are you daft heatherlee? The schools are closed because its cold outside and the weather is a hazard to the children. Stay inside under a few blankets and put sheets over the windows to keep the cold out.

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JackMcKee 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow, when I was a kid we had to get at least a foot of snow before school was cancelled. The good ole USA has gotten soft.

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Heather Perry 3 years, 3 months ago

how about play in the snow with the children make snow angels and snowman and build forts and have a snowball fight woo hoo sounds dandy to me I'm glad for the snow day hopefully they dont hafta miss friday 2 but if so yeah more fun playing with my kid :) and after we can have nice cup of hot cocoa and read some stories together :)

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Rae Smith Evans 3 years, 3 months ago

movies, games, soup, coffee (hot cocoa for the kids), blankets.....my agenda for tomorrow! My husband even has the day off (love vaca days already scheduled)! Now for a service announcement...please remember your letter carriers tomorrow. Clear walks, stairs and the area around your mail boxes and put down salt and/or sand as necessary so they can safely deliver your mail.

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

I am surprised LJWorld is letting Obamarocks/obamasucks/palinrocks play like ths...

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 3 months ago

obamarocks (anonymous) says…

That's it! I have had enough of all of you, goodbye for GOOD! Try doing something nice for people and this is the thanks that I get! January 19, 2011 at 7:58 p.m.

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palin_rocks 3 years, 3 months ago

I can see Dunkin Donuts from my front yard

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

USD 497 is canceled. Donut shop or Pizza?

What a productive fat day your kids are going to have! Pizza and donuts!

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

That's it! I have had enough of all of you, goodbye for GOOD! Try doing something nice for people and this is the thanks that I get!

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GSWtotheheart 3 years, 3 months ago

I want donuts now! but I still have to work tomorrow :( when you grow up...you don't get many snow days

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LadyJ 3 years, 3 months ago

Just cancelled, does anyone deliver donuts?

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

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sunny 3 years, 3 months ago

You people are lazy. When your kids grow up they will be the ones that won't be able to keep a job.

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unklemonkey 3 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Doll, cancellation is seriously in order.

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black_butterfly 3 years, 3 months ago

I like Parrysmom's attitude. I am so tired of everyone bellyaching about school not closing. All some of you and your children do is complain about going to school and dream about "snow days" while children from other countries dream about the opportunity to go to school. As long as we can safely get to school, lets go to school......

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jimmyjms 3 years, 3 months ago

Um, thanks friend. Your research tells us what we all already knew.

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monheim 3 years, 3 months ago

Look what I found on the district's website! It took a whole 2 seconds of research...it's right on the first page...near the top.

http://www.usd497.org/

"Inclement Weather Procedures In the event of inclement weather, the Lawrence Public Schools will announce school closures by 10 p.m., if possible, or by 6 a.m., by using its automated notification system and informing area media outlets. If schools remain in session, parents may choose to keep their children at home for safety reasons. Please notify your child's school of this decision."

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Angela Heili 3 years, 3 months ago

Well if they don't cancel school in Lawrence, my kids and I will just be walking. We don't live that far from the school, and I really don't like driving in this stuff because other people aren't the safest drivers in the snow. Who knows, maybe we'll go sledding all the way to school!! The kids will love it! LOL

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obamarolls 3 years, 3 months ago

Thursday has been cancelled...the ENTIRE DAY!

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mommydaycare 3 years, 3 months ago

well that is horrible......it is bad out there......lets just call it and be done with it!!!

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obamarolls 3 years, 3 months ago

the LJW ran a very detailed article about calling off school. Dr. Doll explained what factors he considers. He will call it when he sees fit. As of 6 15 pm this evening he has NOT!

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kuslp08 3 years, 3 months ago

All of the schools in the Topeka area are closed tomorrow.

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PennyBrite 3 years, 3 months ago

does anyone know how much snow we have already gotten? and how much more is expected?

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windex 3 years, 3 months ago

P.S. - Secretary Thursday Dunkin' Donuts

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mommydaycare 3 years, 3 months ago

come on usd497.......make a decision already!!!!!!!!

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

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sinkorswim 3 years, 3 months ago

Topeka, DeSoto, Eudora, Olathe, Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Gardner-Edgerton, Tonganoxie, McClouth, KCK, KCMO, ...pretty much everyone in the area has cancelled for tomorrow...except for Lawrence...and Baldwin.

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twobigones 3 years, 3 months ago

It's official Lawrence USD497 still does not know what it is doing!

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twobigones 3 years, 3 months ago

It's official Lawrence USD497 still does not know what it is doing!

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twobigones 3 years, 3 months ago

It's official Lawrence USD497 still does not know what it is doing!

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epics 3 years, 3 months ago

Shawnee Mission schools are already closed for tomorrow.

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Jamminalive 3 years, 3 months ago

I do not wish to go to school, I do not think it shall be cool, to drive in two steep feet of snow, I do not wish for school you know?

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kidscount 3 years, 3 months ago

Obamarocks- I work for the district and school has NOT been cancelled YET! The likelyhood is high but has not been decided!!!

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obamasocks 3 years, 3 months ago

I for one agree with obamarocks. I mean, think of how dangerous that snow would be if left on the sidewalk? I taught my kids long ago NEVER to walk on snow; its like crushing angel tears with your feet! And don't get me started on how many of our seniors would be wiped out from such an atrosity. OH, THE HUMANITY!

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orangechubb 3 years, 3 months ago

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obamarocks 3 years, 3 months ago

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