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Veterans Day Parade LHS falls to Holton Danes make themselves at home in Lansing Hats on: Mrs. Veltum's hat collection The Ulitmate Brooks and Dunn fan

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Leavenworth County Veterans’ Day Parade 2004
November 11, 2004
The largest and oldest Veterans’ Day Parade in the state. Picture gallery and video clip included.
By the numbers, city’s on the rise
November 11, 2004
Numbers crunchers can see Lansing’s growth without ever visiting the city.
Police blotter for Nov. 11
November 11, 2004
Reports from the Lansing Police Department and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
School notes
November 11, 2004
Lansing school notes
In Brief
November 11, 2004
News briefs
Employee of the year
November 11, 2004
Meet John Jacobson, the city’s Employee of the Year
Lansing gets OK to grow
County Commission approves city’s annexation request
November 11, 2004
The annexation would increase the city’s land mass by more than a third.
This fan’s devotion rewarded
November 11, 2004
Even before Lansing resident Debbie Lavery entered a Kansas City radio station’s Ultimate Brooks and Dunn fan contest, she knew she was going to win it.
LHS to present production of Simon’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’
November 11, 2004
Underclassmen will play major roles this weekend in the Lansing High School presentation of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Lost in Yonkers.” The play, an autobiographical account of Simon’s family living in New York in the early 1940s, is presented by the LHS Drama Department. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Lansing Intermediate School Auditorium.
Twin Oaks director keeps focused on community, family
November 11, 2004
Debbie Eyerly is a modest woman. Though she acknowledges her accomplishments - she has an associate’s degree in liberal arts and is responsible for the day-to-day operation at Twin Oaks - she is most focused on the community and her family.
Health department gets more flu vaccine
November 11, 2004
A week ago, Leavenworth County’s top health official was convinced she’d receive no more flu vaccine this year. And then she received a shipment.
An awesome day for a run
November 11, 2004
The sixth annual Awesome Autumn 5K Run was a success. Check out the story and pictures from the run.
Remembering Kelly’s Grove
Gene Young’s history corner
November 11, 2004
Congratulations to Lansing on the grand opening of the new Kelly Grove Park. That brought back memories of the original Kelly’s Grove. That is what it was called when I was a kid. We used to camp out all night under the beautiful walnut trees. I still remember the smell of bacon being cooked over the open fire in the morning. That was in the 1930s.
Lions see depth as key to cross country success in ‘05
November 11, 2004
Lansing High cross country coach Errol Logue knows exactly what his girls’ squad needs to contend for a trophy at the 2005 state meet - more depth.
School bond plan moving forward
November 11, 2004
Lansing School Board members are moving forward with plans for a school bond issue that likely will be put before district voters in the spring.
Sales tax collections growing
November 11, 2004
If sales tax receipts are a good indication of prosperity, Lansing’s economy is doing well. The city’s revenue from sales tax has increased $87,000 from this time last year, Lansing City Administrator Mike Smith said.
Robert A. Meyers
November 11, 2004
Robert A. Meyers, Leavenworth, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was 51.
Red Devils win title to cap perfect season
November 11, 2004
Slightly more than a minute remained on the clock Friday night at Pleasant Ridge High School, and the Lansing Red Devils’ defense was called upon to make one final stand.
City picks entrance to plaza
November 11, 2004
A permanent detour is around the bend for nearly 1,700 vehicles a day that now use a private drive to enter and exit the Holiday Plaza shopping center. The Lansing City Council, in a unanimous vote last week, selected Holiday Terrace as the preferred entrance into the shopping center in the 600 block of North Main Street.
Teacher is hats-on
November 11, 2004
Second-grade teacher Dee Veltum keeps her students on their toes by putting a hat on her head. To learn more about her thought-provoking collection of hats, read on…
City gives ‘Old Town’ plan the OK
November 11, 2004
The developer of an office and retail complex proposed for North Main Street has successfully hurdled another regulatory hoop.
Lansing, thanks for the welcome
November 11, 2004
Lansing, thank you. After last week’s inaugural edition of The Lansing Current was delivered, we received a warm welcome from the community.
Proud to serve
At 82, she only wishes she could have done more
November 11, 2004
The year is 1945, and for Women’s Army Corps Cpl. Ann Cavlovic, music is the thing.
School district looks to the future
November 11, 2004
One of the most important issues facing our community is school district facility planning. Lansing School District citizens have spent an enormous amount of time studying and planning for school facilities. With two different studies and consistent outcomes from each of the studies, the time for our Board of Education to address these concerns and issues has emerged.
LHS wrestling hires new assistant
November 11, 2004
Scott Terron to join LHS wrestling staff immediately.
Danes at home in Lansing
November 11, 2004
For the past five months, Danish Army Capt. Claus Wammen and his family have lived in Lansing, half a world away from their home in Denmark. Wammen is participating in an officer-training program at Fort Leavenworth. He is the only member of the Danish army training there.
QB Warner finishes in style
November 11, 2004
Matt Warner shook his head Saturday night as he quietly walked off the field at Holton High School. Warner, Lansing’s junior quarterback, was kicking himself for not doing enough in the Lion’s 69-22 loss to No. 1-ranked Holton in the regional playoffs, and he still looked a little shell-shocked at the reality that his season was over.
Moving up a challenge for Lansing
November 11, 2004
When comparing schools in Class 4A to schools in Class 5A, the difference is purely mathematical. Schools in 4A have more kids than 5A, thus there’s a larger pool of potential athletes to draw from. Lansing High cross country coach Errol Logue is all too familiar with this little equation.
Loss to Holton ends Lansing’s 8-3 season
November 11, 2004
The Lansing Lions huddled around another postseason football plaque Saturday night at Holton High School, but this time the looks on the players’ faces were different.
Fall athletes honored at banquet
November 11, 2004
Of all the awards presented during Lansing High’s annual fall sports awards banquet Tuesday night, one in particular drew noticeably more applause and laughter.
The lifeblood of the city
November 11, 2004
To get an idea of the importance of Kansas Highway 7 to Lansing, go no farther than the council chambers at City Hall.
Basehor PRIDE brings home state hardware
November 11, 2004
Chuck Wilderson and George Smith — two high-ranking members of the Basehor PRIDE organization — received a round of ovations at Monday night’s Basehor City Council meeting. Wilderson and Smith received the recognition on behalf of PRIDE for bringing high praise to the city.
Tech company considering Basehor locale
November 11, 2004
While Basehor isn’t Silicon Valley, that doesn’t mean the small city can’t be a good home to a growing computer software company.
Mayor, council president won’t seek another term
November 11, 2004
As with any election, there was always a chance things could change in April 2005. After learning the re-election plans of several Basehor officials this week, that possibility is now
Teepees a ‘novelty’ of nearby ranch
November 11, 2004
When an intrigued on-looker stops in to the BJB Ranch, located just outside Basehor, to ask about the totem pole and teepees perched on the property, owner Bill Beaver usually gives the curious folks the same jesting response.
Former council member files for mayor
November 11, 2004
As noticed by the first candidate to file for the Basehor mayor’s race, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next election.
Playoffs just the beginning
Bobcats hope ‘04 season serves as launching pad
November 11, 2004
In reality, high school football is heartbreaking for about 99 percent of its participants.