Archive for Thursday, December 9, 2004

Also from December 9

On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
LHS boys knock off Harrisonville LHS girls fall to Free State
Polls

Have you ever been a victim of road rage

Response Percent
Yes
 
68%
No
 
25%
I don’t know if it was road rage, but I don’t drive in that area anymore
 
6%
Total 16
Videos

All stories

LHS boys win season-opener; girls fall to Free State
December 9, 2004
The Lansing High boys knocked off Harrisonville (Mo.) on Thursday afternoon in their season-opener. The LHS girls lost to Free State.
All they want for Christmas…
Carol fits bill for Lansing Elementary classmates
December 9, 2004
It’s only by the coincidence of the season, but five students in Denise Shelley’s class at Lansing Elementary School keep hearing the same question over and over: Is it true that all they want for Christmas is their two front teeth?
LHS basketball starts today
December 9, 2004
Going to the Lansing High boys’ and girls’ basketball season-openers this afternoon at the Bonner Springs Tournament? Here’s all the scoop you need to know on the games.
Lansing shines with holiday spirit
December 9, 2004
The holiday spirit is thriving in Lansing.
Sign helps spread word in community
December 9, 2004
Want to know what’s happening in Lansing? Just drive down Main Street and look next to the Fire Department for notification of most major events.
New band director sets high standards for LHSLMS
December 9, 2004
Deb Steiner is hard to catch up with. She sees 347 students every day, teaches band to both Lansing High and Middle Schools, plays in a wind ensemble and has plans to raise the bar even higher.
Jump in road rage reports bypassing Lansing, for now
December 9, 2004
Road rage is more than a catchy phrase. It’s a growing problem and it happens even in Leavenworth County.
Prisoners, community combine efforts in bicycle giveaway
December 9, 2004
A Lansing holiday tradition continues to grow, thanks in large part to the correctional facility.
Consultant envisions K-7 as freeway
December 9, 2004
Kansas Highway 7 should be upgraded to a freeway in its entirety, a consulting firm said in its recommendation to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Lansing girls prepared for Free State challenge
Lions hope to capitalize on young Firebirds
December 9, 2004
Lansing High girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews received a good scare last week when he saw on Metro Sports that Lawrence Free State had shellacked Topeka Washburn Rural, 74-36, last week.
Size, depth will test LHS boys in opener
Wildcats’ 6-foot-7 center will challenge Slater
December 9, 2004
Lansing High boys’ basketball coach Don Allen has had three weeks to instruct his players on offensive and defensive strategy and whip them into shape. Now it’s time to see just how much they’ve learned.
LHS wrestlers steady at Spring Hill
Eudora Tournament will be next major test for Lions
December 9, 2004
Lansing High wrestling coach Ron Averill wasn’t satisfied with his squad’s second-place finish in its season-opening tournament last Saturday at Spring Hill, but he said it was a good start.
Sports briefs for Dec. 9
December 9, 2004
Check out news on the Lansing Middle School wrestlers, LHS junior varsity wrestling and middle school basketball.
Naming Lansing streets
December 9, 2004
From Beth to Olive, Gene Young explores the story behind Lansing street names.
Events kick off holiday season
December 9, 2004
Despite the steady rainfall Sunday evening, children lit the way to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall.
4-H notes
December 9, 2004
The recent activities of the boling 4-H Club.
Area bank to build near Speedway
December 9, 2004
Officials with MidAmerican Bank & Trust Company say the bank will break ground next week on a new financial center near the Kansas Speedway and Village West in Wyandotte County.
On the record for Dec. 9
December 9, 2004
Lansing’s police and fire reports for the past week.
Adoption Day at animal shelter
December 9, 2004
The Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society will conduct its monthly Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth Animal Control Shelter, 1720 S. Second St.
VA designs new ID card
December 9, 2004
In an effort to curb identity theft, the Department of Veterans Affairs has designed a new identity card for veterans that will safeguard confidential information.
Tour, party entertain Lansing Red Hats
December 9, 2004
Members of Red Hat clubs from Lansing, Leavenworth, Tonganoxie, Kansas City, Kan., and Shawnee paid a visit Friday to the Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan.
Lansing scientist presents renewable energy research
December 9, 2004
Lansing resident David Drake, a project officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan., presented results of his research to the Geological Society of America during its 116th annual meeting last month in Denver.
School board plans bond issue action
December 9, 2004
The Lansing School Board’s goal of placing on the April ballot a bond issue for construction of a new elementary school should take a giant step toward fruition Monday.
City councilman sees development opportunities
December 9, 2004
As new housing developments continue to stretch the boundaries of the city, at least one member of the Lansing City Council doesn’t want to overlook redevelopment of existing residential areas.
Area grads to receive KSU degrees at ceremonies this weekend
December 9, 2004
About 1,400 students, including several from Lansing, are candidates for graduation from Kansas State University this fall.
This season, shop with local merchants
December 9, 2004
Convention and Visitors Bureau director Shanae Randolph not only explains why it’s important to shop locally but offers several suggestions to get started.
Children Light the Way Parade has its roots in German celebration
December 9, 2004
The second annual Children Light the Way Parade may have taken place in Lansing, Kan., but its origins are closer to the German Black Forest than the midwestern sunflower fields.
City study session called off
December 9, 2004
A Lansing City Council study session to discuss the extension of South Bittersweet Street to West Mary Street has been called off for tonight.
Cheers and tears
Seventh-grade girls perfect; eighth-graders fall in finale
December 9, 2004
Heading into their season finales, the Lansing Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams both were aiming at undefeated seasons. After Saturday’s championship games at the LMS Tournament, however, only one squad was left smiling.
Ministers push for April vote to ban gay marriage
December 9, 2004
Timing may be everything in a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Kansas. Some ministers leading the charge for the amendment want the proposal on the ballot April 5, the same time voters go to the polls in city and school board elections.
City rewards employees
December 9, 2004
A group of Lansing city employees reaped monetary rewards last week for a job well done this year. City Council President Don Studnika and City Administrator Mike Smith handed out checks to 37 city workers during Thursday’s City Council meeting. The workers were recipients of the city’s annual discretionary merit pay award.
Fond memories abound for TCU’s Dougherty
Success coming slowly for Leavenworth native, former KU assistant
December 9, 2004
Neil Dougherty figures he might become a bit disoriented tonight after walking through the southwest tunnel onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor.
Teepees attract attention to Basehor ranch
December 9, 2004
A ranch owner just outside Basehor likes to liven up his landscaping with American Indian-style decor.
Coming home to family
December 9, 2004
Rusty Eck Ford general manager Derek Zeck has traveled around the country but finds himself content in his hometown.
Ocean’s Twelve’ doesn’t measure up
December 9, 2004
Ocean’s Eleven” was never structured to have a sequel. But after earning $183 million at the domestic box office, a sequel became inescapable.
Magazine to focus on Kansas military history
December 9, 2004
Producers of a Kansas magazine set to debut in two months hope to tap into what they say is an often overlooked part of the state’s heritage: the United States military.
Debate team preps for state contest
December 9, 2004
Lansing High School debate team is finishing up its 2004 season but still looks forward to the state competition.
Bobcat wrestlers pound Braves, fall to Louisburg
December 9, 2004
Over-confidence may have been the consequence of a sizeable margin of victory in the first match of this years BLHS wrestling season.
Setting the tone
BLHS basketball teams open season with early victories
December 9, 2004
Last season was almost half way over before the Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball team won a game, something this year’s team accomplished in the very first game it played. And when the only medicine to cure the losing bug is a win, a 69-29 victory over Pleasant Ridge tasted as good as a spoon full of sugar.
VFW honors 2 teachers
December 9, 2004
Two teachers from the Basehor-Linwood School District were named as District 1 winners of the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award competition, an annual contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization to recognize dedicated educators.
Basehor-Linwood students honored for writing
December 9, 2004
The Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11499 recently conducted an essay contest for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Larry Booth and Marina Cooley, English teachers at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, assisted with the contest.
Plan update needs public input, official says
December 9, 2004
An upcoming process to revise the city of Basehor’s comprehensive plan should include input from community members, Basehor city officials said.
Teacher collaboration on agenda
December 9, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood School Board is scheduled to discuss merits of a proposal that would allocate more time toward teacher collaboration during its meeting next week.
Police chief plans staffing changes in Basehor P.D.
December 9, 2004
Changes are coming to the Basehor Police Department.
Basehor school population could grow by half, firm says
December 9, 2004
The most recent numbers indicate nearly 4,000 new homes may be built inside the boundaries of the 89-square-mile Basehor-Linwood School District, according to figures released by the school district’s design firm.
Changes coming to revitalization program
December 9, 2004
A meeting among key Basehor economic development officials last week produced an agreement to review and overhaul the city’s neighborhood revitalization program, a tool that has seen scarce use since it was implemented three years ago.
City settles with former employee
December 9, 2004
November of this year would have marked the fifth year Mike Hooper worked as a Basehor city employee. Instead, the month brought an official end to his ties with the city and eliminated any possibility of a return.
Veterans honor Pearl Harbor victim
Local man, Navy seaman still entombed aboard U.S.S. Arizona
December 9, 2004
A plain truth brought seven local World War II veterans to the Bonner Springs Cemetery Tuesday, Dec. 7 to honor fallen comrade Edward Olsen, a Navy ensign who died 63 years ago during the attack at Pearl Harbor.
Now playing: fund-raising effort to provide wounded soldiers with movies
December 9, 2004
Sometimes even a student can be a wise teacher.