Archive for Thursday, December 30, 2004

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Are you pleased with the work in 2004 of the Lansing school board and City Council?

Response Percent
No. Nothing’s really changed for me.
 
66%
Yes, just look at all they’ve done.
 
26%
Somewhat. They took actions that were great, some that weren’t.
 
6%
Total 15

All stories

Court to announce school finance decision
December 30, 2004
The decision will be released a week before the start of the 2005 Legislature.
St. Mary’s announces $1 million gift
December 30, 2004
A former university trustee and entrepreneur bequeathed $1 million to the Leavenworth school.
City’s efforts in 2004 point to future
December 30, 2004
Looking back at 2004, it’s easy to see how busy Lansing’s city leaders have been.
Lansing boys rested, ready for ‘dogfight’ at Tongie
December 30, 2004
Nagging injuries and a serious lack of depth have hindered the Lansing High boys’ basketball team during its first few games this season, but none of that is likely to matter when the Lions open the 2005 year with a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday at Tonganoxie.
Bond issue deserves support
December 30, 2004
As we approach the new year, our citizens need to carefully consider the proposal and bond issue associated with the commitment of our city to the education and well-being of our children.
Police and Fire reports for Dec. 30
December 30, 2004
Police and fire reports for the week of Dec. 30.
Local venues hold New Year’s events
December 30, 2004
Special events are planned in the area this New Year’s Eve to help usher in 2005.
Booster T-shirts prove popular
December 30, 2004
It was no coincidence that dozens of students were wearing the same clothes Dec. 17 when Lansing High School played host to Mill Valley in basketball just before the start of the semester break.
KDHE fines county
December 30, 2004
Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials issued a fine and administrative order against the Leavenworth County Commission for violating the wastewater permit for a county sewer district.
Fifth-graders form bond with classroom aide
December 30, 2004
Lansing Intermediate School fifth-grade teacher Pam Jackson knows what it must have felt like to be the quarterback of the Lansing High football team.
School board members weigh re-election plans
12:00 a.m., December 30, 2004 Updated 03:14 p.m.
Four positions on the Lansing School Board are up for re-election in the coming year.
The little old winemaker
December 30, 2004
Many old-timers in Lansing will remember John Mondero as the Little Old Winemaker. He was a shoe cobbler by trade.
Nurse gets prison for tampering
December 30, 2004
A former nurse from Lansing is on her way to federal prison after being found guilty of drug tampering while she was working at a Leavenworth hospital.
Incumbents file for City Council seats
12:00 a.m., December 30, 2004 Updated 02:00 p.m.
Four of the five members of the Lansing City Council whose seats are up for election in the spring have announced their intent to seek re-election.
Forensics coach plans hard work for new team
December 30, 2004
Resuming school after winter break isn’t just about comparing holiday gifts - it’s also the start of new classes. For forensics teacher Ken Church, it’s the time to whittle down his three forensics classes into a “leaner, meaner” team.
Positive Vibes
Team unity, better work ethic fostering LHS girls’ success
December 30, 2004
Kendra Sickinger didn’t want to see any drama on the basketball court this year - not unless it involved some sort of last-second victory for her Lansing High girls’ basketball team.
Backstage, student technician shines
December 30, 2004
Lansing High School senior Tanner Couvelha is the technical master behind the school’s drama productions.
Holiday quiet for soldiers’ families
December 30, 2004
Several Lansing families knew the holiday wouldn’t be the same this year with their loved ones serving overseas but what they didn’t expect was not being able to get through to the soldiers on Christmas Day.
A stamp of approval
December 30, 2004
Kenny Howard’s is the smiling face Lansing Post Office patrons see when they buy stamps and mail packages.
Challenges fill school board’s year in 2004
December 30, 2004
Lansing School Board members expect a year of new challenges and the continuing work on current projects.
Doctors visiting India are OK, hospital says
December 30, 2004
The staff at Providence Medical Center was able to breathe a sigh of relief after learning that several of the center’s physicians who are in southern Asia are OK.
1st candidate files for school board seat
December 30, 2004
Paul Smith of Linwood became the new campaign season’s first candidate to declare his intent to seek a position on the Basehor-Linwood School Board Monday when he filed with the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office.
PRIDE chief decides not to run for office
December 30, 2004
George Smith, a Basehor resident and a familiar face in city circles, won’t be among the list of candidates running for public office in 2005. This week, Smith told The Sentinel he considered an ‘05 campaign for one of three open City Council seats, but has since decided against it.
Post-holiday blitz: shoppers hit the bricks
December 30, 2004
Just after 7 p.m. Monday, Pam Baur and her daughter Elizabeth were spelunking for sales at Old Navy, 15310 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Officials set legislative priorities
December 30, 2004
In Leavenworth County, issues such as powers of home rule and road funding are top priorities. Its neighbor to the east, Wyandotte County, lists casino gaming and collection of delinquent real estate taxes as issues of note.
County will appeal state fine
Department of health and environment cites Leavenworth County for failing to comply with lagoon permit
December 30, 2004
Leavenworth County officials said they intend to appeal a $15,420 fine levied against them by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for violating a permit allowing the Cedar Lakes development to use a three-cell lagoon system for wastewater treatment.
YouthFriends honored by board
December 30, 2004
The Bashor-Linwood School Board honored 14 of the 21 district volunteers who received a service award from President George W. Bush during a recent meeting.
Vote set on Cedar Falls
December 30, 2004
The Leavenworth County Commission was scheduled to vote on the final plat of Cedar Falls, a proposed single-family development just outside Basehor, during its meeting Thursday afternoon.
The year in sports!!!
Closing year leaves behind wonderful memories for Basehor-Linwood sports
December 30, 2004
As the end of yet another year draws near, it’s time to look back at the seasons that were in Basehor-Linwood high school sports.
Opinion: ‘04 ranks right up there
December 30, 2004
During the past few days, I’ve racked my brain trying to come up with the top sports stories of the year for the schools that I cover. Despite having a little difficulty ranking them and picking which ones to put in and which ones to leave out, it was a relatively easy process. I was at most — if not all — of the events.
Fire department loses one of its own
Volunteer killed in the line of duty
December 30, 2004
Firefighters from the Fairmount Township Fire Department lowered a flag to half-staff and draped a black banner from the fire station Wednesday after a comrade died in the line of duty earlier that morning.