Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

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Should a professional consultant be used to plan the city's new park?

Response Percent
Yes
 
77%
No
 
22%
Total 22
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Annexation ruling sides with city
December 16, 2004
The first round of the court battle over the annexation of 1,300 acres into Lansing goes to the city.
Close losses have freshmen girls on the verge
December 16, 2004
Lansing High’s freshman girls’ basketball team is off to a 1-3 start, but the Lions are oh-so-close to being 3-1.
Wrestling dominates at Bishop Ward triangular
December 16, 2004
Lions clean house with Basehor-Linwood and Bishop-Ward wrestlers at Ward triangular.
Police busy in annexed area
Lansing Police Department is stretching its patrol bounds right along with a recent city annexation
December 16, 2004
Lansing Police Department is stretching its patrol bounds right along with a recent city annexation. Police cars running radar - a familiar sight on Main Street most any time of the day - now can be seen as far south on Kansas Highway 7 as Wallula Christian School, said Lansing Police Chief John Simmons.
Lions hoping string of sports success carries over from fall to winter
December 16, 2004
Lansing students are gearing up for winter sports.
Eat wisely to avoid weight gain
December 16, 2004
It is possible to avoid gaining holiday weight, Dr. Maden says, but only if you choose your indulgences wisely and limit your intake.
Master of multitasking
December 16, 2004
Lansing High School Assistant Principal Mike Bogard never has a dull moment.
Drive to benefit area soldier
December 16, 2004
Leslie Ward might have a big green present to put in his barn — just in time for Christmas.
Resident honored for holiday display
December 16, 2004
With around 15,000 lights decorating his front, back and side yards, Lansing resident John Dolinski’s home lights up the holidays.
Flu shot eligibility widens; vaccine availability tight
December 16, 2004
Though more people are eligible for flu shots, Leavenworth county probably won’t see more vaccine, local health official says.
Space heater dangers listed
December 16, 2004
This winter watch out for space heater hazards, says the Leavenworth County Fire District chief.
Become informed about bond issue
December 16, 2004
As the Lansing school board plans for an April 2005 bond election, citizens should educate themselves about everything bond-related to make an informed decision next year.
Before indoor plumbing
December 16, 2004
Gene remembers what Lansing was like before widely available running water. Low shoulders, no water pressure and a lot more work than just turning the tap.
Lansing state representative tapped to lead powerful House committee
December 16, 2004
Lansing State Rep. Kenny Wilk has been named as chairman of the powerful House Taxation Commitee.
Fort to present historical lecture
December 16, 2004
Fort Leavenworth Historical Society discusses the China Relief Expedition Thursday.
City Council to deal with finance issues as end of year nears
December 16, 2004
Year-end housecleaning tasks will be among the items of business for Lansing City Council when it meets Thursday evening.
State OKs $971,000 for Basehor road project
December 16, 2004
Basehor will receive $971,000 from the Kansas Department of Trnasportation’s Economic Development Program to construct a new frontage road.
Autumn in Lansing
December 16, 2004
The winner of our fall photo contest, with photo gallery.
Adoptions, Angel Tree available at shelter
December 16, 2004
One cat and six dogs found new homes at the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society’s monthly adoption day on Saturday at the Leavenworth Animal Control Shelter, but there are many animals still available for adoption.
Sports briefs
December 16, 2004
Lansing high school searches for tennis coach; semi-pro football team holds try-outs.
Museum marks gallery reopening
December 16, 2004
The Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the reopening of their East Gallery during an event Saturday at the museum in Bonner Springs.
Local hockey star skating her way to Boston College
December 16, 2004
Meghan Fardelmann, a Lansing native, recently signed a Division I scholarship to play hockey at Boston College.
Booster club chooses winning T-shirt design
December 16, 2004
Last year there was no dispute over the winner of the Lansing High School Booster Club T-shirt design contest. There was only one entry.
On the record
December 16, 2004
Police and fire reports
LHS grad finishes college with honors
December 16, 2004
Kristina Merrick, a 2000 graduate of Lansing High School, will graduate Friday from the Honors College of Southwest Missouri State University summa cum laude with degrees in international business, geography tourism and French.
Kansas City firm donates to LHS
December 16, 2004
Lansing High School accepted a $1,200 donation from Northrop-Grumman Corp. to further interest and afford more opportunities in science for women and minorities.
Girls’ confidence rising after blowout wins
December 16, 2004
If you ask Lansing High girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews, he’ll tell you Rachel Darrow picked the wrong time to take a family vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Judging by Darrow’s recent performances, however, her hand has been so hot that she should fit in just fine south of the border.
Church to have musical program
December 16, 2004
Lansing First Southern Baptist Church will present a special Christmas musical program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Second-graders give shirts, looping thumbs-up
December 16, 2004
Second-graders individually dipped their thumbs in green paint and decorated their thumbprints, but collectively the prints created a Christmas tree.
Last opportunity to catch Santa
December 16, 2004
School-aged children can get in some last-minute Christmas shopping and cozy up to Santa Claus this weekend at Lansing Elementary School.
Lemony Snicket’s‘ is a fortunate event
December 16, 2004
Jim Carrey stars in the movie adaptation of Daniel Handler’s widely popular A Series of Unfortunate Event books, giving “one of his most purely enjoyable comedic turns.”
In memory
December 16, 2004
Family and friends of Bonnie Goodin gathered outside Leavenworth High School to dedicate a tree planted in her memory.
LHS wrestlers shine again
December 16, 2004
The fact that six state qualifiers returned to this year’s Lansing High wrestling assured LHS should have a pretty good group of grapplers. After their first two varsity meets, however, it has become clear that calling the Lions “good” might be an understatement.
Post play has been key for Lansing boys
December 16, 2004
Apparently the key to the Lansing High boys’ basketball team’s success is nothing more than a little bit of rest.
News briefs
December 16, 2004
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun announces military academy nominees; hunters are urged to prevent fires; Lansing City Council meetings can be viewed again on the Lansing Government Television channel.
Council to hear park plea
December 16, 2004
A group that has been studing Lansing’s parks and recreation facilities for six months is about to make its pitch to the Lansing City Council.
Lawsuit challenges annexation
December 16, 2004
Two property owners in the land Lansing recently annexed have decided to file a lawsuit to fight the annexation.
Kayettes draw on students’ generosity to hold holiday drives
December 16, 2004
This year, the mitten tree at Lansing High School looks a little barer than it has in years past. But it’s not because the students are being less generous. In previous years, students donated only mittens. This year, the Kayettes expanded their fourth annual winter Christmas drive to include toys, canned food and clothing.
Residents ante up for holiday drives
December 16, 2004
Representatives of two local drives said they were impressed with the generosity present in the area.
LHS grad sings at K-State commencement
December 16, 2004
Lansing native Matthew Fallesen opened the Kansas State University fall graduate school commencement last week by singing the national anthem.
Bobcats’ leading scorer plays final game
December 16, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball team took a big hit this week, as they learned they will soon be without junior forward Jordan Fuqua. Fuqua told BLHS coach Mike McBride about his departure this Monday, and the magnitude of the loss set in immediately.
Buzzer beater!!!
Freshman connects in waning seconds to give Lady ‘Cats one-point win
December 16, 2004
On the night after Houston Rockets forward Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in the final 35 seconds against the San Antonio Spurs, including a three pointer with two seconds left on the clock to win the game, the Basehor-Linwood High School Lady Bobcats defeated Mill Valley similarly, in a game lacking anything but drama.
Basehor teacher cited for engaging students
December 16, 2004
Colleagues, students, administrators and now the state have taken notice of second-year teacher Hillary Raple.
Obit: James E. Langford
December 16, 2004
Cedar Lakes city topic
December 16, 2004
The Basehor City Council will host a work session and special meeting Monday, Dec. 20 to discuss, among other topics, a proposal to accept sewage from the Cedar Lakes development.
City Council defers decision on district
December 16, 2004
A public hearing Monday night, hosted by the Basehor City Council to discuss a “quasi” sewer benefit district for the U.S. Highway 24/40 interceptor line, came and went without a decision from the governing body.
School board member says she’ll run again
December 16, 2004
Three seats on the Basehor-Linwood School Board will be up for election this spring, and so far, two of the positions have no candidate.
Basehor to receive grant for frontage road
December 16, 2004
Building frontage roads is a proven winner in opening up landlocked parcels for commercial development, Leavenworth Area Development director Lynn McClure said.
Basehor Council to update plan
December 16, 2004
The Basehor City Council agreed Monday night to move forward with hiring a design firm to help revise the city’s comprehensive plan, which hasn’t seen a major update since 1996.
Consultant recommends K-7 freeway
December 16, 2004
Officials from the city of Basehor grudgingly accepted last week’s news that a Kansas Department of Transportation consultant determined Kansas Highway 7 should be upgraded to a freeway along the entire corridor.
Treasurer resigns in wake of controversy
December 16, 2004
Following his retirement from the military, city treasurer Baron Powell found “exactly what I was looking for” by working as a Basehor city employee.
Resignations abound at City Hall
City administrator returning to native Oklahoma
December 16, 2004
Last week, Basehor city administrator David Fuqua returned to his native Oklahoma. When he returned to Kansas, he had a new job.
Council candidates preparing for ‘05 campaign
December 16, 2004
If at first you don’t succeed. . .