Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

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Cable provider draws criticism from City Council
November 18, 2004
The Lansing City Council approved a 6-cents-a-month increase in basic cable television rates, but not without first taking Time Warner Cable to task.
LHS grad takes stage in “Carnival!”
November 18, 2004
A recent Lansing High School graduate will be performing in the musical, “Carnival!”
Students learn from Buffalo Soldiers
November 18, 2004
Lansing Middle School students got to see history in person when they were visited by a group of Buffalo Soldiers.
Lansing’s triple-threat will be missed
John Tytla was Lions’ do-it-all guy
12:00 a.m., November 18, 2004 Updated 11:09 a.m.
By the end of his senior season Lansing High senior John Tytla was honored as an All-Kaw Valley League selection as a kicker, wide receiver and defensive back. Not bad for a guy who used to think he was just a kicker.
Retiring the Flag
November 18, 2004
Lansing Boy Scouts learn that burning the flag can be an act of respect instead of protest.
County attorney blasts computer porn report
November 18, 2004
Leavenworth County Atty. Frank Kohl came out swinging last week after a Kansas City television station broadcast a report that left the impression Kohl used his office computer to view pornography for personal reasons.
Plans eye retail space for Lansing
November 18, 2004
Two new developments are a result of growing demand and would add about 35,000 square feet of retail and office space to Lansing’s main corridor.
Lansing family joins forces in opening new car wash
November 18, 2004
Lansing business CDS Car Wash gets ready to usher the city into a new era of clean vehicles with its state-of-the-art facilities.
Who was Sally Zoll?
November 18, 2004
Gene Young takes a look at the woman whose name graces Lansing Elementary
Lansing seen as a city with expanding possibilities
November 18, 2004
Lansing gets attention from Kansas City as metro area business owners look to expand their market
Loving the library
November 18, 2004
Get to know your local librarian
Recognition richly deserved
November 18, 2004
The Current Opinion
Lions field a veteran squad
Six state qualifiers return to LHS wrestling
November 18, 2004
Monday afternoon signaled the first day of wrestling practice of the 2004-2005 season, and Lansing High coach Ron Averill already had his Lions working overtime on conditioning drills. At the end of the 2 1/2-hour practice Averill barked at his squad as he grilled it through about 20 minutes of sprinting through the school’s upper hallway. It was all part of preparing for what Averill believes could be a very good year for Lansing wrestling.
Council to scrutinize cable TV rates
November 18, 2004
Lansing’s cable television provider will seek approval for a slight increase in basic rates and could come under questioning tonight about a service fee that prompted a consumer complaint.
Flu vaccine clinic scheduled in Easton
November 18, 2004
Flu vaccinations will be given by the Leavenworth County Health Department from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church, 211 W. Riley, Easton.
Sports Briefs
November 18, 2004
Read about Lansing High’s all-league soccer players, the Lansing Lacrosse Club and middle school girls’ basketball.
On the record
November 18, 2004
Police and fire reports for the week of Nov. 11-17.
Flu vaccine clinic scheduled in Easton
November 18, 2004
Flu vaccinations will be given by the Leavenworth County Health Department from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church, 211 W. Riley, Easton.
School briefs for Nov. 18
November 18, 2004
Read school briefs about scholarships, yearbooks, the LHS dress auction and the Kayettes’ latest community service work.
Conservationist restores Ag Hall Farmland Mural to former glory
November 18, 2004
Just more than two months ago, the Farmland Mural at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame didn’t look like much. The average observer may have assumed incorrectly that the piece was destined for a Dumpster. Conservationist Peggy Van Witt, however, thought differently.
Poster takes the prize
November 18, 2004
Sixth-grader wins a Lions Club award for peace poster
Board to review school bond issues
November 18, 2004
The school board meets Nov. 22 to discuss and look over information regarding the bond resolution.
In brief
November 18, 2004
The week in brief
Too close a call
November 18, 2004
Two leavenworth men were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on K-7 south of Lansing.
Annexation opponents uncertain of appeal
November 18, 2004
For those living in the newly annexed area south of the city, status as Lansing residents may not be final.
Leadership isn’t a matter of popularity
November 18, 2004
Lansing City Council member Bob Ulin draws from his own experiences in our guest opinion this week, writing that there’s more to the presidency than being liked
Feeding the system
How the city’s youth program helped turn Lions into winners
November 18, 2004
After moving to Lansing in 1995, John Warner was disappointed that the city didn’t have a youth football program for his son to participate in, so he did something about it. The city started a league in 1997, and eight years later the first class of players from the league helped guide the LHS squad to its best finish in school history.
Homes get rehab help from city
November 18, 2004
Lansing uses grant money from the state to bring older homes up to code, changing the lives of several of its Ward 1 residents.
Foundation works for local schools
November 18, 2004
A Lansing high school teacher has taken on the job of director for the Lansing Educational Foundation, which seeks to provide financial support for local schools.
Specialty shop opens in city
Store displays antiques “in their own environment”
November 18, 2004
A Lansing couple are turning their love of antiques into a new Main Street business. Catherine Fabian said the store features a variety of antiques and collectibles, from Mickey Mouse-related items that date to the 1940s to antique clocks to French Provincial furniture.
Wedding: Nelson-Woods nuptials
November 18, 2004
6 Bobcats named all-KVL
Evidence of a turnaround appears on all-league football list
November 18, 2004
The improvement in the Basehor-Linwood high school football program did not go unnoticed by the rest of the coaches in the Kaw Valley League.
Woman sentenced in securities case
November 18, 2004
At the conclusion of a court case in which family members and friends were pitted against one another, a Tonganoxie woman was sentenced on Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison.
Hidden camera leads to charges
November 18, 2004
Basehor police arrested a 22-year-old man last week after they learned he’d destroyed private property to place a video camera inside a business.
Officials weigh incentives for potential business
November 18, 2004
Basehor city officials are still considering what — if any — incentives to offer an area technology company considering Basehor as a permanent base for its operation.
Man burned in explosion, fire triggered by welding gas tank
November 18, 2004
A rural Leavenworth County man, who family members say was welding a gasoline tank to a truck, was critically burned Tuesday morning in an explosion and fire four miles east of Tonganoxie.
3rd Basehor Council member won’t run again
November 18, 2004
On the heels of a recent announcement that two high ranking Basehor City Council members wouldn’t seek re-election this spring, a third councilman said this week he also will not vie for an additional term.
Basehor delays public hearing on annexation
November 18, 2004
A meeting scheduled for later this month during which the Basehor City Council was to discuss the possible annexations of the Cedar Lakes residential area and the commercial areas of Briarwood has been postponed until December.
VFW commander has served his post well
November 18, 2004
Bob Wiley, commander of the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars post, may not have started the organization, but only the naive would believe the group could have continued without his participation and leadership.
Basehor council shapes desire for K-7 Highway
Recent annexation won’t deter city’s future growth plan
November 18, 2004
Last week’s decision by the Leavenworth County Commission allowing the city of Lansing to annex approximately 1,300 acres south along Kansas Highway 7 did nothing to stymie the future growth plans of Basehor.
County attorney: TV report unfounded
November 18, 2004
Leavenworth County Atty. Frank Kohl came out swinging last week, after a Kansas City television station broadcast a report that left the impression Kohl used his office computer to view pornography — for personal reasons. “It seems to me to be pretty malicious,” Kohl said. “When you’re on this end of the bullets, you certainly feel that way.”
Linwood bridge project could cause delays
November 18, 2004
Talk about stop-and-go traffic.
Four Braves claim seven spots on all-KVL squad
November 18, 2004
Bonner Springs football coach Lew Kasselman is all for having a postseason football team to honor the league’s top performers.
Opinion: An odd battle for the North
November 18, 2004
Remember those Nike commercials a few years back that used the catch phrase, “Shhh…It’s spreading.” to promote the NCAA postseason basketball tournament? Well, Tuesday night, as I ate dinner and set the mood with a little Providence-Niagara in the background, I found myself endlessly uttering that phrase. Only, I had adapted it. “Shhh…It’s starting,” I thought to myself over and over that night.
Transportation department adds to K-7 options
November 18, 2004
Any doubts as to how serious local and state officials view the Kansas Highway 7 corridor may be alleviated when considering how many groups are participating in a study designed to determine its future use.