Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Also from November 24

On the street
Photo galleries
Snow Scenes

What amenity would you most like to see in the new city park?

Response Percent
An aquatic center
Lighted soccer fields
City Lake
Lighted baseball fields
Total 26

All stories

Snow removal goes smoothly, city reports
November 24, 2004
The city’s Public Works director said street crews were up to the challenge of the first snow of the season.
Early-season storm closes schools
November 24, 2004
Northeast Kansas received between 4 and 7 inches of snow overnight. In Lansing, the early-season dusting led to school being called off.
State considers change in taxing used-car sales
November 24, 2004
It was just another Friday for Leavenworth County Treasurer’s Office employee Cindy Henry. The end of the week, the start of the weekend, and an angry county resident in to complain about an unexpectedly high sales tax charge on a used-car purchase.
Parade to precede tree lighting
November 24, 2004
In a season typically devoted to extolling St. Nicholas, Lansing schoolchildren also will pay tribute to Nicholas’ fellow Germanic figure St. Martin in the second annual Children Light the Way parade.
Lack of depth will challenge boys
November 24, 2004
Say this much for the Lansing High boys’ basketball players: They’re definitely not lacking in confidence. Now depth on the other hand…
In Brief
November 24, 2004
Trash pickup is delayed because of the holidays; a homeowner asks for zoning variance.
City ready to battle snowy streets
November 24, 2004
As temperatures dip and the threat of wintry weather works its way into the forecast, Lansing Public Works officials say they’re prepared for their annual battle to keep streets cleared of snow.
Keeping the children safe
November 24, 2004
Crossing guard Jamie Bohnsack loves to get involved in the community and help kids out. The Leavenworth resident works just next to Lansing Elementary School and knows most of the schoolchildren by sight. She’s also been a youth pastor at the Freedom in Christ Fellowship for the past six years.
6th-grade Lions take title
November 24, 2004
The city’s recent string of football success continued this month as the Lansing Lions, a sixth-grade football team in the National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization, captured the national championship at the Youth Sports Inc. fields in Lawrence.
LMS wrestlers shine at home tournament
November 24, 2004
Lansing wrestling coach Ron Averill has a time-tested theory that it takes about three weeks of competition before his middle school wrestlers really find their groove.
Enrique Hernandez
November 24, 2004
Enrique Hernandez, 85, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at his home in rural Leavenworth.
Thanks to a city with a vision
November 24, 2004
There are cities that exist in a status quo mode, and there are cities that aren’t satisfied to let the world pass them by. Fortunately, Lansing is one of the latter.
News briefs for Nov. 24
November 24, 2004
Look here for news briefs about the Lions Club wood raffle, the winter reading program, the Arbor Day farm and Elmer Lee.
First-job memories
November 24, 2004
Last Sunday on the way home from church, Ada and I saw this 20-foot man waving his arms at 112 S. Main St. It was the grand opening of Babe and Grayce’s Antiquables, and the big guy was beckoning us to stop.
Lansing artist wins 1st at show
November 24, 2004
Lansing resident Eric Hoins learned how to be an artist from his grandfather, Gene Young, but Hoins was the one who took first prize at the 2004 Holiday Juried Art Show sponsored by the Leavenworth County Artists Association at the Carnegie Art Center in Leavenworth.
Dress benefit getting alterations after initial fitting
November 24, 2004
Lauren Mosely and Kelsey Fallesen have closets full of dresses they have worn to dances, dresses that sometimes cost hundreds of dollars each.
Board moves to fire teacher
November 24, 2004
A longtime teacher in the Lansing school district is being fired for alleged inappropriate behavior.
Breaker box malfunction destroys Lansing chiropractor’s house
November 24, 2004
A rural Lansing man whose garage and house caught fire Thursday night said everything in his home was “a total loss.”
LHS girls ready for breakthrough season
November 24, 2004
If you judge the potential of Lansing High School’s girls basketball team simply by looking at its 7-14 record last year, it might be easy for lots of teams to write off the Lions before the season starts. Not so fast.
The season for sharing, caring
November 24, 2004
In 1891, a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner to the area’s poor. But how would he pay for the food?
Read, white and blue
Book fair provides a funding boost for school libraries
November 24, 2004
Although students at Lansing Elementary and Intermediate schools won’t be voting for several years, they got a taste of politics at the biannual book fair, Read, White and Blue.
Holiday shipping deadline nears
November 24, 2004
For anyone who wants to send holiday packages to troops overseas, it’s not too late - not yet anyway.
Purchase to give city new park
November 24, 2004
Lansing residents are about to see the amount of city-owned parkland nearly triple.
Cable provider draws City Hall criticism
November 24, 2004
Time Warner Cable is getting its requested increase in its basic rate structure in Lansing, but not without first getting an earful during a Lansing City Council meeting.
Alexander’ can’t conquer boredom
November 24, 2004
Oliver Stone’s newest offering, ‘Alexander,’ meets with something less than success.
Turkey drive hits its goal
November 24, 2004
On Friday, Lansing High School Leadership Class members had already reached their goal of collecting $500 in their Turkey Suit fund-raising drive, but they kept their success a secret.
Senior strike
For 25 years, Skyway Lanes has offered a pin-crushing good time for seniors
November 24, 2004
When it comes to business, Millie Keach usually doesn’t pick favorites, but sometimes she just can’t help herself. Business at Leavenworth’s Skyway Lanes been far too good on Tuesday and Friday afternoons when the senior leagues compete for her not to love them.
Giving thanks for a child’s wish that came true
November 24, 2004
For Brooke Mortsolf, the Make-a-Wish Foundation transformed a dream into reality.
Longtime volunteer dies at 51
November 24, 2004
Mike Neve, Lansing’s 2004 Volunteer of the Year, died Monday at his home.
Architect puts bond issue cost at $23 million
November 24, 2004
Lansing School Board members learned Monday night the price for building a new K-5 facility and a high school auditorium would be more than $23 million.
Holiday Spirit
November 24, 2004
Lansing students both gave and received in celebration of Thanksgiving this year. Photo gallery included.
Yuletide spirit takes root in community
November 24, 2004
As the holidays approach, it’s time to ask some serious questions. Do you love the city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style? Do you think that city streetlights, even stoplights, blink a bright red and green? Does it feel right to think that in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?
State weighing many interests in K-7 design
November 24, 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.
Bravettes expecting defense to lead the way
November 24, 2004
Not many coaches look forward to replacing the kind of scoring, rebounding and ball handling that Bonner Springs girls basketball coach Garold Baker will be forced to replace because of the graduation of standout guard Nyse Pinks.
Testimony to resume in rape hearing
November 24, 2004
Testimony is expected to resume next week in Leavenworth County District Court in a case against a Basehor man charged with battering and raping his wife.
Hearing Dec. 13 for ‘quasi’ district
November 24, 2004
The Basehor City Council will hold a public hearing Dec. 13 to consider allocations for the final cost of a “quasi” sewer benefit district for the U.S. Highway 24/40 interceptor project.
BLHS students attend state leadership training
November 24, 2004
Forty-eight students from Basehor-Linwood High School were among more than 150 to complete a Kansas Youth Leadership Academy seminar Nov. 11 in Topeka. The Academy was developed last summer by the Center for Civic Leadership at Fort Hays State University, a division of the leadership studies department that targets non-traditional college students in leadership. After launching in June, the academy began taking Certified Leadership Trainers from school to school throughout the state to assist sixth- through 12th-graders with leadership training.
District studies teacher collaboration
November 24, 2004
Backed by overwhelming approval from school district parents, a proposal in the Basehor-Linwood School District to allocate more time toward teacher collaboration could be approved as soon as next month and implemented as early as next school year.
Village West changes planning picture
November 24, 2004
A major flaw in the current draft of the Basehor comprehensive plan is that it does not take into account growth occurring in western Wyandotte County.
Basehor ready to start updating its comprehensive plan
November 24, 2004
Members of the Basehor Planning Commission have completed interviews with prospective firms interested in assisting the city in updating an antiquated comprehensive plan, which last saw a major revision in 1996.
District pares possible school scenarios
School concepts, costs to be shared
November 24, 2004
Basehor-Linwood School District administrators and school board members pared down some possibilities for new school construction scenarios and will present a revised list to the district advisory council later this month.
Chamber, city to revisit revitalization program
November 24, 2004
In a continuation of previous meetings, Basehor city officials are scheduled to meet with members of an economic development committee next week to discuss, among other topics, aspects of a city-implemented incentive program for residences and commercial businesses.
Basehor youth returns from People to People student program
November 24, 2004
Cameron Maughmer, a student at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, recently participated in the People to People Student Ambassador Program in Washington, D.C. Between Sept 27 and October 3, Cameron joined a select group of students to study leadership and some of the nation’s most prominent monuments and institutions while earning high school credit for doing so.
Improving city’s economic development key concern for officials
No grocery store: city searching for boost in businesses
November 24, 2004
Economic growth in Basehor could quicken at a more brisk pace as infrastructure — streets and sewers — inside two of the city’s major areas of commercial development are completed or nearing completion, said Angela Solberg, Basehor city planner.
Heading back into the fray
Local businessman Tony Rider heading
November 24, 2004
It’s 2:30 p.m. Monday and the look on the face of Tony Rider is one of peace and contentment. The day’s work at his two businesses is nearly completed and soon he’ll be going home to his wife and daughters.
Ready to run
Basehor-Linwood girls more prepared for new fastbreak offense
November 24, 2004
Things didn’t turn out the way Mardy Robinson wanted them to last season. But the Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball coach is sticking by her run-and-gun strategy, hoping that this year’s Lady Bobcats will fly past their opponents, rather than the other way around.