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Old Town development plans progress
Council’s OK is unanimous
November 4, 2004
Approval of the preliminary development plan keeps the Old Town development on the path toward progress
Council moves on Holiday Plaza access
Recommendation will close private drive
November 4, 2004
The move will bring changes to what one business owner calls “Lansing’s downtown”
Connecting to the past
November 4, 2004
A Lansing native with a wealth of knowledge about Lansing history contributes the first of many columns, discussing his history with Lansing and how the city got its name.
The Current is your voice
November 4, 2004
This is the inaugural edition of The Lansing Current, a weekly newspaper that we want you to consider your own. We’re not limited to print — check our Web site for more frequent updates, expanded photo galleries and video clips.
Honoring service, sacrifice
November 4, 2004
The senior vice commander of Lansing’s Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter shares his memories of past Veterans’ Day celebrations and reflects on why the day is so important to the United States.
LHS students conduct mock election
November 4, 2004
President George W. Bush took a firm majority in both the county and the high school, winning 66 percent of staff and students and 58 percent of registered county voters.
Strip mall plans move forward
November 4, 2004
A businessman’s plans for a strip mall on North Main Street in Lansing continue to progress through the city’s regulatory chain.
Church to have chili supper
November 4, 2004
St. Martin Lutheran Church, Kansas Highway 7 at Hollingsworth Road, will host its 41st annual Chili Supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Police blotter
November 4, 2004
For November 4, 2004
LHS shocks De Soto
November 4, 2004
In their first bidistrict game in 21 years, the Lansing Lions smothered De Soto’s high-powered offense and held on for a 10-7 victory on a frigid evening at LHS. Up next for the Lions is a 7 p.m. Saturday showdown with defending state champion Holton.
Students learn from baseball legend
November 4, 2004
Baseball legend Buck O’Neil by the Sallie Zoll building on Oct. 25 to talk to Lansing Elementary third graders about his friends Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, the subjects of Peter Golenbock’s book, “Teammates.”
First year in Class 5A sees LHS volleyball earn trip to state
November 4, 2004
Lansing gave three-time state champion Bishop Miege its toughest match of the state tournament, but the Lions returned home from their first Class 5A state tournament winless.
Runners make headway at state
November 4, 2004
Three Lansing girls held their own at the Class 5A state cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm. The trio of freshman Rachel Pride, sophomore Bianca Manago and junior Erin Eustice are the first LHS runners to compete at the 5A state meet.
Turnout heavy, but not a record
November 4, 2004
More voters turned out at the polls than in years past, but percentage-wise it wasn’t a record.
Lansing Middle School
Honor Roll, first quarter
November 4, 2004
Lansing Middle School has released its honor roll for the first quarter.
A musical gift
Lansing teacher brings love of music to the classroom
November 4, 2004
Ryan Rothmeyer finds teaching music to be challenging.
Awesome Autumn 5K run set to go
November 4, 2004
Lansing’s Awesome Autumn 5K race will have runners out early Saturday. The sixth annual run, sponsored by the Lansing Lions Club, starts at 7:30 a.m.
New city park retains family’s ties to Lansing
November 4, 2004
It’s been 30 years since Cathy Carnahan Nichols moved away from Lansing, but she still considers it home. Her family’s local history dates to 1854, and although she now lives in Camden, S.C., she’s proud her roots are here. Nichols returned to Lansing on Oct. 28 to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that would ensure her family’s permanent place in Lansing lore with the opening of Kelly Grove Trail.
Wilk, unopposed, gets seventh term
November 4, 2004
Election Day wasn’t a nerve-wracking grind for Kansas House Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing.
Graeber wins commission race
November 4, 2004
Just because the office Clyde Graeber won Tuesday night may not seem as lofty as some of his previous positions, that doesn’t mean it’s small potatoes.
Connie’s good cookin’
I don’t think I’m a secret anymore’
12:00 a.m., November 4, 2004 Updated 04:35 p.m.
From working at the age of 12 as a dishwasher in her aunt’s restaurant to a career as a hotel chef and restaurateur, Connie Trusty’s life has revolved around the art of sending customers home with their stomachs full and souls satisfied.
Parade’s a veterans day tradition
November 4, 2004
On Nov. 11, in a tradition dating from the end of the Civil War, Leavenworth County residents will join to celebrate and commemorate the survivors of wartime past and present by holding one of the largest and oldest parades in the Midwest.
School plans move ahead
November 4, 2004
The architecture and engineering firm that worked with the Lansing school district on its failed bond proposal in 2003 could be getting a second chance. Supt. Randal Bagby will recommend to the Lansing School Board at its meeting Tuesday that Wilson & Company Inc. be hired to design a new K-5 school. The company, which has offices in Lenexa, also worked with the district on the $16.8 million bond issue rejected by district voters in 2003.
Zoellner to take sheriff’s post
November 4, 2004
Maj. Dave Zoellner is eager for Jan. 10 so he can start making good on promises he made during his campaign for Leavenworth County sheriff. Zoellner, a 36-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, faced a challenger in August’s Democratic primary. After breezing through that race, Zoellner ran unopposed in Tuesday’s general election, garnering 21,082 votes.
Megan Carlson
November 4, 2004
1997-2004
Tim and Carolyn Garrity
November 4, 2004
Dr. Tim and Carolyn Garrity, Lansing, will observe their 30th anniversary with a family dinner Friday.
Garage owner wants to build on Main Street
November 4, 2004
An area businessman is proposing a new development on North Main Street that would include space to relocate his garage here from Leavenworth.
Here’s The Current, Lansing’s new newspaper
November 4, 2004
This is the inaugural edition of The Lansing Current, a new publication that will be Lansing’s hometown newspaper. The Current will be delivered each Thursday morning to homes in Lansing free of charge. Additional copies will be available at various locations throughout the city.
Lansing: the place to be
November 4, 2004
Families are moving from Johnson County to Lansing for a variety of reasons. Many say it’s becoming a place that’s conveniently located near everywhere they need to go.
Volunteer of the year: Mike Neve
November 4, 2004
When it comes to getting involved, Mike Neve sets an example. When asked to help, his reaction is to answer the bell. And last month, Neve received the city’s 2004 Volunteer of the Year Award for his service to community.
Methodists looking to expand
November 4, 2004
The Lansing United Methodist Church is in the early stages of relocating to a larger, more easily accessible facility on West Mary Street.
James Barksdale
November 4, 2004
1923-2004
City to consider options for Holiday Plaza access
November 4, 2004
A decision tonight by the Lansing City Council could have lasting effects on businesses in and around Holiday Plaza. The council, which meets beginning at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 800 First Terrace, is scheduled to select a preferred option for access to Holiday Plaza businesses to recommend to state transportation officials.
Towne Center seen as new downtown
November 4, 2004
Water fountains, ponds, a winding road and streetlights dot an otherwise-empty landscape on Lansing’s south side. But city officials hope those fancy amenities soon will be joined by bustling businesses.
City council hears radio concerns
November 4, 2004
Emergency responders aren’t sugarcoating their message about the need for new communications equipment as they make their rounds to various city councils around Leavenworth County.
It’s a jungle out there
November 4, 2004
Second-graders transformed the gymnasium at Lansing Elementary School into a jungle on Thursday Nov. 4.
Cynthia Finley
November 4, 2004
1959-2004
Coach joins elite club with 500th victory
November 4, 2004
Lansing High volleyball coach Julie Slater began her coaching career 0-9, but it’s been smooth sailing ever since. In 20 seasons at LHS, Slater has posted 18 straight winning seasons and is one of fewer than 20 coaches in Kansas history to record 500 career victories.
Hello playoffs!!!
Bobcats rout Piper, earn first postseason berth in 3 seasons
November 4, 2004
What a difference two years make.
Opinion: The dog nearly did it again
November 4, 2004
The stars seemed to align just right for John Kerry this week: the race was too close to call, the Packers beat the Redskins and the Senator’s hometown team, the Boston Red Sox, had “reversed the curse” by beating an Evil Empire of its own, the New York Yankees.
Tonganoxie outlasts Basehor-Linwood
November 4, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood football Bobcats put forth a valiant effort in their Bi-District playoff game Tuesday night, but eventually fell victim to Tonganoxie’s superb triple-option offense, 34-10. The loss ended the Bobcats season with a 5-5 record.
Schools to promote champions
November 4, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood School District is hoping the corner of 155th Street and State Avenue will become known as the entrance point of Victory Lane.
Condemnation proceeds
November 4, 2004
The Basehor City Council will decide Monday night whether to proceed with plans to condemn a house and outbuildings the city claims is dilapidated and presents a safety hazard.
Police keeping an eye on track
November 4, 2004
Basehor police chief Terry Horner said he wants the public to be aware, but not frightened, of an incident last week at Basehor-Linwood High School. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, a Basehor resident reported a strange note was left on her vehicle after she’d finished jogging at the high school track. Horner said the note was non-threatening, but could be considered sexual in nature.
GOP division kept state rep in politics
November 4, 2004
Just 114 votes separated Rep. Ray Cox, R-Bonner Springs, from GOP challenger Willie Dove in the August primary. His winning margin on Tuesday wasn’t quite as narrow.
Four more years, students say
November 4, 2004
Last week, a giant elephant marked “GOP” torpedoed through the Basehor-Linwood School District and trounced all over a senseless donkey and the Democrats riding shotgun.
Republican wins Senate Third District
Lawrence farmer heading to state legislature
November 4, 2004
Winning the vote in her home area, Leavenworth County, wasn’t enough for a local woman to win a seat in the Kansas Senate.
Local rep cruises to seventh term
November 4, 2004
For most political candidates, Election Day is a 24-hour grind that requires practitioners to calm their nerves, exhibit patience and temper their
Former commissioner regains seat
Narrow margin just enough for Tonganoxie’s Dean Oroke
November 4, 2004
The margin separating the vote totals of a local Republican and Democrat running for the third district Leavenworth County Commission was slim Tuesday night — maybe not Ohio slim, but the difference between winning and losing was close nonetheless.
Annexation hearing draws angry crowd
November 4, 2004
Residents of the Cedar Lakes subdivision, located south of Basehor off County Road 2, did nothing to mask their displeasure Monday night with plans initiated by the city of Basehor to annex their residential area.