Drives launched for holidays
The city of Lansing and Lansing PRIDE will sponsor the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund to benefit Lansing families in need. In the past, up to 20 families have received food, clothes, toys and gift certificates.
Families in need may be nominated by calling City Hall, 727-3233, by Nov. 22. Any family living in Lansing will be considered. Donations of cash or food may be dropped off at Lansing City Hall, 800 First Terrace.
The city will hold two other drives in conjunction with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. An Angel Tree will be in City Hall, where individuals can pick up a tag listing one child's wish for a gift. Gifts should be returned to City Hall by Dec. 13.
Lansing Community Library will sponsor Deck the Halls with Books. Individuals may pick up a tag listing a child's age and gender and return an appropriate book to the library, 108 S. Second St., by Dec. 13.
For more information, contact Karen Logan, city clerk, at 727-3233.
Church to mark anniversaries
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Leavenworth will celebrate two anniversaries Sunday, Nov. 14.
The church will observe its 35th anniversary and honor the Rev. Kenneth Lake for his 23 years as pastor during a celebration at 10 a.m. at the church, 24481 139th St.
Utility work interrupts K-7
An SBC utility relocation caused one lane of northbound and southbound traffic to be closed this week on Kansas Highway 7 south of Lansing at Hollingsworth Road, the Kansas Department of Transportation reported.
Mick Halter, Kansas City metro area engineer for KDOT, said the work was expected to be completed Wednesday or today.