Archive for Thursday, December 23, 2004

Also from December 23

On the street
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Polls

Do you think Mix 93 should go through with plans to give a tractor to the rural Lansing soldier who reported his tractor stolen, even though the soldier has had past legal problems?

Response Percent
Yes, his past doesn’t matter. He fought for our country.
 
43%
No. His past outweighs his service to country.
 
39%
It doesn’t matter.
 
17%
Total 23
Videos

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Lansing nurse sentenced for drug tampering
December 23, 2004
Susan L. Harris, 32, pled guilty to the federal charge in July.
Christmas lights around Lansing
December 23, 2004
Lansing residents lit up the season with their Christmas lights.
Henry A. Martens
1932-2004
December 23, 2004
Henry A. Martens 1932-2004
Fockers” exploits comedic discomfort
December 23, 2004
Contemporary comedy has learned how to profit from the discomfort of others.
Lions roar into break with three straight wins
LHS girls’ confidence skyhigh
December 23, 2004
Lansing High girls’ basketball didn’t have to wait until this Saturday to celebrate its holiday cheer.
Longtime school nurse retires
December 23, 2004
Diann Hull, a Lansing school nurse, has had a 28-year career in the district. But now she’s decided to bid the kids farewell.
Gregory W. Walkup
1965-2004
December 23, 2004
Gregory W. Walkup 1965-2004
On the record for Dec. 23
December 23, 2004
Police and fire reports for the week of Dec. 23.
4-H notes
December 23, 2004
On Dec. 13, the Friendship Valley 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the Lansing 4-H Building.
Residents’ donations to City Hall assist 23 families
December 23, 2004
Twenty-three Lansing families are experiencing the generosity of the season, thanks to those who donated to various funds at at City Hall.
Getting a green thumb
December 23, 2004
The military brought Deb Keen to the Leavenworth area, but her husband’s green thumb helped the Keens to find success in the Lansing community with Leaven-worth-Lansing Nursery.
Old stomping grounds
December 23, 2004
The Grade School Wall, as we called it when I was a kid, was a great place to gather and visit.
Judge rejects request to stay annexation
December 23, 2004
The first round of the court battle over the annexation of 1,300 acres into Lansing goes to the city.
Lansing churches plan special services for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day
December 23, 2004
Churches in and around Lansing will celebrate the birth of Christ with special services beginning tonight and continuing through Sunday.
New pastor brings change
December 23, 2004
The Christmas message at Lansing First Southern Baptist Church has a different tone this holiday season thanks to new pastor John Leonard.
Troubled past
Soldier who reported theft of his tractor had previous brush with law
December 23, 2004
A rural Lansing reservist who reported farm equipment stolen from his barn while he was away on duty had agreed to a diversion in a 2002 case in which he had been charged with felony possession of stolen property.
This Christmas, try to relax, enjoy
December 23, 2004
Don’t look now: Christmas is upon us.
Sports briefs for Dec. 23
December 23, 2004
Open gym hours extended for break.
Visions of holiday foods deceive
December 23, 2004
From the number of references thrown out around the winter holidays of envisioned dancing sugarplums and sweet sugarplum fairies, I imagined most people had an accurate vision of the candy, though my notion of sugar-plums was vague.
Lansing Community Club notes
December 23, 2004
The Lansing Community Club met Dec. 14 at Lansing Community Center for its December Christmas meeting.
Ellen M. Turner
1914-2004
December 23, 2004
Ellen M. Turner 1914-2004
Police look into chamber thefts
Audit uncovers discrepancies
December 23, 2004
A police investigation is under way into the alleged theft of funds from the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dear Santa
December 23, 2004
Second-graders in Mary Austin’s class at Lansing Elementary School wrote these letters to Santa, which were delivered to The Current before being sent on to the North Pole.
The rise of Logan Ryan
How one week of offseason training changed everything for LHS wrestler
December 23, 2004
When Logan Ryan looks back at his sophomore season as a Lansing High varsity wrestler, he calls it a learning experience.
Three Lansing students nominated to military academies
December 23, 2004
Joey Sebes has always wanted to be a sailor.
LHS band sets sights on Dallas trip
December 23, 2004
The end of the year doesn’t mean the end of work for Lansing High School’s band boosters. They’ve staged four fund-raisers so far and have at least three more planned.
Soldier reflects on service in Iraq
December 23, 2004
It’s been a crazy year. Only a couple of weeks ago was the first anniversary of my arrival in Iraq.
Event expands to include more food, crafts, visitors
December 23, 2004
The past month has been a busy one for Melinda Vandruff. She didn’t let having a baby last month stop her from successfully coordinating a longer and more activity-filled Breakfast with Santa than in years past for the Lansing Parents and Teachers Association.
City moves forward on park
December 23, 2004
The group that has been studying Lansing’s parks and recreation facilities for six months is officially going to work for the city.
Lansing boys aim to heal during two-week layoff
Injuries, depth giving Lions problems
December 23, 2004
Winter break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Lansing High boys’ basketball team. The Lions are in need of a little time off to rest their weary legs and, in some cases, ailing bodies, before reconvening for the main portion of the season.
Home for the holiday
First-graders welcome back student’s father from Iraq
December 23, 2004
There’s one fewer yellow ribbon hanging outside Lansing Elementary School, and that’s just fine with first-grader Jonah DaSilva. The yellow ribbons, which grace the grounds outside the school, signify a parent of a student who is serving in Iraq. On Friday afternoon, the ribbon for Jonah’s dad, Army Reserve Maj. Richard DaSilva, was taken down.
Basehor-Linwood schools recognized
December 23, 2004
Each of the three elementary schools in the Basehor-Linwood School District — Basehor, Glenwood Ridge and Linwood elementaries — have been recognized by state education officials for reaching standards of excellence on the 2004 state assessments.
Opinion: I don’t roll when it’s warm
December 23, 2004
It was a cold, overcast Friday afternoon when my buddy Jeremy and I strolled into an area bowling alley with downtrodden spirits and our heads hung low. And we had none other than old man winter to blame for it.
Schools ready to adopt standards-based classes
December 23, 2004
Next month, administrators from Basehor-Linwood Middle School will present a proposal for standards-based classes in math and reading for students struggling in those areas.
Man’s trial set Jan. 6
December 23, 2004
After pleading no contest to charges in Basehor municipal court last month, a Leavenworth man accused of assaulting a local police officer filed an appeal with Leavenworth County District Court.
Basehor Foundation is a hard secret to keep
December 23, 2004
During the holidays, secrets are hard to keep. In the Basehor-Linwood community, there is a well-kept secret that needs to be shared, not only at the holidays, but all through the year. Recent Basehor-Linwood graduate, Kelly Schaffer, knows about it. So do high school teacher Vicki Darr, and Dawn Edmonds, parent of a nine-year-old student.
Basehor-Linwood board OK’s teacher collaboration time plan
December 23, 2004
Backed by numbers indicating public support, members of the Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved a proposal to allocate more time throughout the school year toward teacher collaboration.
Basehor winners named
December 23, 2004
Below is the list of winners of a holiday lighting contest for residents and businesses in Basehor and the surrounding areas. The Basehor PRIDE organization, Basehor Chamber of Commerce and the city of Basehor sponsored the contest.
Basehor City Council approves amendments to 2004 city budget
December 23, 2004
The Basehor City Council took part in a brief public hearing Monday night before convening into a regular meeting.
Memo tilts council vote
December 23, 2004
A recommendation from Basehor city treasurer Baron Powell may have helped provide the deciding margin in a vote on whether to allow two Basehor developers to pre-pay sewer connection fees this year before a 2005 price hike kicks in.
See ya: City Council accepts resignations
City administrator, treasurer departing City Hall
December 23, 2004
In a resignation letter submitted to members of the Basehor City Council Monday night, lame duck Basehor city administrator David Fuqua said he “isn’t leaving for just another city manager’s job” but for a position that “has a lot of possibilities and where it will end I don’t know.”
Family helps train run smoothly
December 23, 2004
It is common for fathers and sons and grandfathers and grandsons to build and play with model train sets. What is not so common is a family, like the Strandts, that maintains and runs model trains meant to transport people.
Bobcats boast talented group of freshman girls
December 23, 2004
When Noah Simpson, Basehor-Linwood High School girls freshman basketball coach, found out he was going to be without the four best freshman basketball players this season because they had moved to varsity, he just smiled and went to work with what he was given.
If it says 33 they’ll hit the tee
Winter weather doesn’t deter die-hards
December 23, 2004
Although last Friday provided as good of weather as a Kansas golfer can hope for in December — sunny skies, mild wind and temperatures approaching the 50s — Bill Palmer, a Shawnee resident and local golfer, came to Sunflower Hills Golf Course in western Wyandotte County armed to combat any potential nasty condition that came his way.
Christmas memories — 60 years ago
December 23, 2004
It wasn’t snowing that Christmas Eve in Corsica.
Spirit of volunteerism:
Area man makes helping others a staple of life
December 23, 2004
Not judging a book by its cover is a philosophy that holds particularly true when first meeting John Davis, a former Shawnee resident turned Kansas City, Kan., good samaritan.