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On the street
Polls

Should the Lansing City Council extend Bittersweet Street to West Mary Street, as advocated by the Lansing School Board?

Response Percent
Yes, it’s the city’s responsibility to build streets and bridges.
 
0%
Maybe, but only after the school bond issue is approved.
 
0%
No, Lansing has done well so far without it.
 
0%
Total 0

All stories

China impresses Lansing officials
December 2, 2004
After visiting China, Lansing insurance agent Dick Cameron said the world was shrinking and China was becoming a vital part of it.
Author weaves tales about area
December 2, 2004
Warren Reed knows a lot aobut Leavenworth County history. But it’s not the dry and bloodless facts he likes to recollect.
Council to weigh street idea
December 2, 2004
School district-city cooperation will be in focus next week when the Lansing City Council meets in special session to discuss the extension of South Bittersweet Street to West Mary Street.
Photo contest deadline nears
December 2, 2004
There’s still time to take that winning shot. Entries can be delivered by 5 p.m. Friday to our offices for consideration.
Kenneth G. Ring
December 2, 2004
1922-2004
Mike C. Beauchemin
December 2, 2004
1957-2004
Benny Karpierz
December 2, 2004
1927-2004
Community’s tree-lighting event grows
December 2, 2004
When the lights are turned on Sunday on the Mayor’s Christmas Tree outside City Hall, it will be the culmination of a yearly event that is fast approaching its 20th year.
Former Lansing city administrator gets promotion
December 2, 2004
A former Lansing city administrator is taking over as general manager of the second-largest port in Oregon.
Students from Lansing join KU sororities
December 2, 2004
Three Lansing women are among the new sorority pledges at the University of Kansas.
Early taste of winter
December 2, 2004
Schoolchildren in Lansing got a to start Thanksgiving a day early last week after Mother Nature dropped about 6 inches of snow on the city.
On the record: police and fire report
December 2, 2004
Lansing police and fire calls
Lansing, Leavenworth grads win PRIDE awards for leadership, service
December 2, 2004
Accolades continue to come in for Crystal Buck and Tiffany Zimmerman, two area high school graduates who have gained statewide recognition for their volunteer efforts.
Investing in youth benefits everyone
December 2, 2004
Looking out for our children pays dividends in a lot of ways.
Letter to the editor
December 2, 2004
Jay Carter, victim of a house fire Nov. 18, writes to thank the community
Name that Lansing High grad
December 2, 2004
Gene Young recalls an extraordinarily accomplished fellow Lansing graduate
KSU fan pays the city’s bills
December 2, 2004
Lansing city accountant Georgia Brown thinks the town is “getting bigger and better.”
School briefs
December 2, 2004
Lansing High School Operation Graduation Committee is offering a chance to win a cash prize in December; middle school play tryouts are coming.
Discovery of theft dampens reservist’s homecoming
December 2, 2004
Home is supposed to be a welcome sight for those returning from service in Iraq. For Leslie Ward of rural Lansing, the homecoming was bittersweet.
Lions Club offers scholarship
December 2, 2004
Lansing Lions Club again will sponsor the Bob Ames Scholarship for current senior class members of Lansing and Leavenworth high schools.
Street widening begins
December 2, 2004
Work has begun on a $3.9 million project to widen a one-mile stretch of Eisenhower Road west to 155th Street.
Double Duty
December 2, 2004
Lansing High wrestling coach Ron Averill and LHS girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews pull double-duty coaching at the high school and middle school.
Passion, love and abandonment explored in brazen ‘Closer’
December 2, 2004
Despite a lack of fight scenes, criminal activity and fatalities, ‘Closer’ is one of the edgiest movies of the year.
Drama club lobbies for new auditorium
December 2, 2004
The lauded and talented Lansing High School drama club takes theater seriously, despite being plagued by inadequately sized theater facilities, electrical problems and a struggle to keep a sponsor.
Student exchange with China lacks only a funding source
12:00 a.m., December 2, 2004 Updated 02:38 p.m.
A student exchange program that would bring Chinese students to Lansing and vice versa is a step closer to reality.
Grape’s goal: state championship
December 2, 2004
Lansing sophomore Kyle Grape isn’t content just to compete — he constantly strives to beat the best and be the best.
News briefs
December 2, 2004
Hit-and-run on Main reported
Besel technician earns certification
December 2, 2004
Eric Drews, a service technician for gas furnace equipment and systems, has earned certification from North American Technician Excellence.
Troops appreciate old-fashioned mail
December 2, 2004
Ward I councilman David Trinkle found writing letters to his son, Tommy, was one of the best things he could have done Tommy was serving overseas.
Wayne’s world
Leavenworth grad Simien glad he stayed at KU
December 2, 2004
All that hard work as a young lad in Leavenworth has paid off for Kansas University senior power forward Wayne Simien. The 6-foot-9, 255-pounder who starts at power forward for the second-ranked team in the country, recently this preseason received one of the greatest honors available to a college player - Associated Press Preseason All-American.
Grape’s goal: state championship
December 2, 2004
Look no farther than Kyle Grape’s left shoulder blade to find out just how much wrestling means to the Lansing High sophomore.
Lansing resident takes over Guard command
December 2, 2004
Each weekday, John Davoren drives from his home in Lansing to Fort Leavenworth, where he works in a civilian job on the Army base. But each weekend, he sheds his civilian life for one that puts him in charge of the largest number of Army National Guard battalions in Kansas.
Double duty
Averill, Andrews building programs from LMS to LHS
December 2, 2004
Late nights are the norm for coaches at all levels. They come with the territory. Lansing High wrestling coach Ron Averill and LHS girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews have upped the ante a bit, though.
Wayne’s World
December 2, 2004
Leavenworth High School alum Wayne Simien heads into his senior basketball season as a power forward for KU.
Dec. 2 sports briefs
December 2, 2004
Click here to check out the winter open gym hours, read about the Lansing Middle School wrestlers and girls’ basketball teams and to see what’s new with Lansing High graduate Natalie Uhart.
Braves hoping for return to top of KVL standings
December 2, 2004
During the course of the past two seasons, Bonner Springs boys basketball coach Andy Price has experienced both ends of the expectations spectrum. Two years ago Price entered the season with one of the best teams Bonner Springs has ever had. That team lived up to expectations, finishing 18-4 and missing a trip to state by just one game.
Adopt-A-Family program underlines poverty lesson
December 2, 2004
Learning retention models suggest approximately 90 percent of what a person applies to a real situation in their life is remembered. This is in comparison with 50 percent retention by discussion, 30 percent by demonstration, 20 percent by audio-visual and 10 percent by reading.
Cedar Lakes annexation on Dec. 13 agenda
December 2, 2004
A meeting Tuesday between officials from the city of Basehor and Leavenworth County didn’t yield any decision regarding the city’s possible annexation of the Cedar Lakes development.
The Sound of Music’ ended 5-year hiatus
December 2, 2004
More than 550 theater fans took notice that a musical had come to town Nov. 19 -21.
Basehor flu shot clinic set Dec. 8 at City Hall
December 2, 2004
A cutback in the number of companies producing flu vaccines, intense media coverage of the shortage and patient fears have all been contributing factors to the rush of people trying to acquire their flu shots this winter.
Downtown commercial development planned
December 2, 2004
A local man with plans to develop a new commercial district in downtown Basehor said that design plans for his development are nearing completion. Jeral Cooper has plans to revitalize two acres of downtown property that is currently home to the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars post. All told, the Basehor City Center will include 11 buildings and 28,000 square feet of commercial and office space.
Basehor chief warns of identity theft risks
December 2, 2004
Let numbers from the Federal Trade Commission tell the story: each year identity theft costs consumers and corporations a combined $53 billion.
24/40 interceptor on Dec. 13 agenda
December 2, 2004
The total cost for construction, design and right-of-way expenses accrued from the U.S. Highway 24/40 interceptor project is approximately $1.3 million, according to a breakdown released by Basehor city officials this week.
New school discussion to resume next year
District advisory council reviews 12 construction scenarios
December 2, 2004
It’ll be a new year before the District Advisory Council — a patron board commissioned by educators in the Basehor-Linwood School District — will begin giving feedback on 12 possible new school scenarios.
Developers eyeing needed businesses
New plans underway at former Basehor Plaza development
December 2, 2004
Shoppers rejoice. Soon, you may not have to trek to some other city for a grocery store.
Need has no season’
A day working the kettles chills the blood but warms the heart
December 2, 2004
A frosty reception greeted Albert Brand when he arrived at work Tuesday. Not that anyone was unhappy to see the 49-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, it’s just that his job requires him to be outside.
Bobcats enter new era
Basehor-Linwood hoops hopes for turnaround under direction of new coach
December 2, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood High School boy’s basketball team is hoping to turn its program around this season. Desperate for improvement, new head coach Mike McBride was handed the reins of the 2-19 team in hopes to make the Bobcats competitive once again.