Archive for Thursday, April 7, 2005

Also from April 7

Events
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS soccer improves to 4-0 Baseball splits with Mill Valley
Polls

What most surprised you about the April 5 elections

Response Percent
The victory margin in the school bond issue
 
28%
The victory margin in the countywide sales tax question
 
25%
3 newcomers elected to the school board with the lone incumbent running ousted
 
21%
The victory margin in the Lansing mayor’s race
 
12%
The victory margin of the Kansas constitutional amendment question
 
6%
There were no surprises; I called them all weeks ago
 
6%
Total 32

All stories

Soccer improves to 4-0
Lions log third straight shutout in 3-0 win
April 7, 2005
The Lansing High girls’ soccer team gave its best performance of the season Thursday evening during its 3-0 shutout of De Soto.
Baseball splits with Mill Valley
April 7, 2005
The Lansing High baseball team dropped its season-opener, 6-4, to Mill Valley on Thursday at the De Soto 3&2 Baseball Complex.
Robert I. Cochran
April 7, 2005
1924-2005
Kindergarten roundup set
April 7, 2005
Lansing Elementary School will conduct its annual Kindergarten Roundup for the 2005-06 school year on Friday, May 6.
LHS softball rescheduled
01:03 p.m., April 7, 2005 Updated 05:41 p.m.
Lansing High’s softball home opener has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Adam Allen
April 7, 2005
Adam Allen turned 1 on Feb. 5.
Voters OK school bonds
Backers celebrate long-awaited victory
April 7, 2005
The Lansing school bond issue passed on Election Day with 55 percent of voters in favor.
Sales tax wins big
April 7, 2005
Leavenworth County voters approved a continuation of the 1 percent sales tax on Tuesday.
Newcomers elected to board
April 7, 2005
Beth Stevenson, Rob Nicholas and Dr. Gary Courtney ousted incumbent Stuart Lyon and defeated Mike Nielsen in Tuesday’s school board election. Karalin Alsdurf retained her unopposed position.
Lansing voters re-elect Bernard
Longtime mayor fights off challenger
April 7, 2005
Mayor Kenneth Bernard retained his position and carried three of Lansing’s four wards in Tuesday’s election.
Brothels’ focuses on Calcutta’s young
April 7, 2005
One of the best tidbits of wisdom imparted to young directors is to “make the movie you ARE making, not the movie you PLANNED on making.”
Judging at the polls
April 7, 2005
When Mary Lou Euler began working elections in Lansing more than 15 years ago, the process entailed substantially more work.
Freshman phenom: Jenkins breaks Lansing record for hurdles twice
April 7, 2005
Lansing High’s track coaches were stunned when freshman Takeisha Jenkins broke the school record in the 300-meter hurdles in just her first high school track meet.
Twins celebrate birthday, donate gifts
April 7, 2005
Tamra Mortsolf had not planned on having a big party for her twin daughters’ eighth birthday.
Newcomers elected to the board
April 7, 2005
Voters in the Lansing School District selected three new school board members and allowed a recently appointed member to retain her seat.
Backers celebrate long-awaited victory
April 7, 2005
They cheered when an election official told them, “All the votes are in. Your bond passed.”
LHS wins Math Relays
April 7, 2005
Lansing High School is the Kaw Valley League Math Relays champion.
Baseball opens today
KVL champs are Lions’ first test
April 7, 2005
Lansing High baseball coach Terry Stueve knows Mill Valley isn’t the same powerhouse this year that it was in 2004.
Projects, events keep city active
April 7, 2005
Since being on the Lansing City Council the past four and a half years, I have seen many programs and projects take very productive avenues.
Entry deadline nears for Lansing DAZE logo
April 7, 2005
Time is running out for entries in the Lansing DAZE 2005 Logo Contest.
Web masters
LHS class to redesign school’s Web site in fall
April 7, 2005
The world of technology is notorious for being in a state of constant change. Who better knows that than the Integrated Media class at Lansing High School?
Student physicals available at school
April 7, 2005
Students needing physicals for extracurricular activities at Lansing High School will be able to do so on three dates in May.
Students named to newspaper staff
April 7, 2005
Eight Lansing High School students will produce the school’s newspaper for the 2005-06 school year.
KU seniors coming to Leavenworth
April 7, 2005
The University of Kansas men’s basketball seniors’ barnstorming tour will stop at Leavenworth High School at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, April 22.
Jackson is LHS golf’s first lady
April 7, 2005
Maria Jackson stands out when she steps onto the golf course as a member of the Lansing High golf team. Jackson is a girl playing on the boys’ team, so her mere presence draws plenty of attention each time she tees off.
Scoreboard
April 7, 2005
Lansing High sports results from the past week.
Skateboarder in accident
April 7, 2005
A pedestrian collided with a motor vehicle about 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Main and West Mary streets.
Slammers solid at nationals
April 7, 2005
Three members of the Slammer Wrestling Club made strong showings at the Brute-Adidas High School Nationals on April 2-3 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
State seeks art contest entries
April 7, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging Kansas elementary students (kindergarten through sixth grade) to show their Kansas pride by submitting original artwork for the state’s Show Your Kansas Pride Screen Saver Contest.
Firefighter training gets hot
Volunteers receive hands-on lessons
April 7, 2005
Leavenworth County Rural Fire District No. 1 firefighters didn’t have to go far Saturday morning to find a fire. There was one in a trailer in their back yard.
Lansing innkeeper
April 7, 2005
Brenda Frese, innkeeper of Moose Landing Bed and Breakfast Inn in Lansing, recently attended a three-day conference for bed and breakfast professionals in Branson, Mo.
Medical disorder is topic of meeting
April 7, 2005
An informational session for parents about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in the Lansing Middle School library.
Christian school sets fund-raisers
April 7, 2005
Pancake lovers and garage-sale addicts can get their fill and help out Wallula Christian School this weekend.
LHS dance team named for 2005-06
April 7, 2005
Members of the 2005-06 Lionettes dance team at Lansing High School have been announced.
Capitol Report
April 7, 2005
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
Police and Fire Reports for April 7
April 7, 2005
Lansing Police Deparment and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 calls.
Faith briefs
April 7, 2005
Briefs for First Southern Baptist and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
LHS announces new cheerleaders
April 7, 2005
Eighteen Lansing High School students will work the sidelines next year as members of the Lions’ 2005-06 cheerleading squad. The school announced the names of next year’s cheerleaders last week.
History of telephones in Lansing
April 7, 2005
My family did not have a telephone until 1946 when I was 17 years old. Very few families back then had phones, and they seemed to be more of a luxury than a necessity then.
Fort Leavenworth commander gets new assignment
Lt. Gen. William Wallace nominated for fourth star by President Bush
April 7, 2005
The commanding officer at Fort Leavenworth is getting a promotion and moving to Fort Monroe, Va.
Shelter schedules pet adoptions
April 7, 2005
Looking for a pet? You can adopt one from the Leavenworth Animal Society Shelter on Saturday.
School safety
April 7, 2005
School? Safety? Kids? Busing? All these tie in together, and we should be aware and on our toes when driving.
Late-night event to raise funds
April 7, 2005
Lansing High School Leadership Council will stage its “Late Night for Leukemia” overnight Saturday at the Ryan Sports Center at University of Saint Mary.
Larson-Chapman
Engagement
April 7, 2005
The couple will be married Aug. 27, 2005, at Memorial Chapel, Fort Leavenworth.
Sanz-Green
April 7, 2005
The couple plan a July 23, 2005, wedding at the Church of the Nazarene, Leavenworth.
Hundreds turn out for spring cleanup
April 7, 2005
Houses, garages and yards in Lansing should be a little bit cleaner after the city’s Spring Cleanup last weekend.
LHS athlete recovering from car accident
April 7, 2005
A Lansing High School student remains in critical condition in an Overland Park Hospital with injuries suffered in a car wreck, but the boy’s father says his son is making progress.
Two guys, one goal
Senior doubles duo sets sights on state
April 7, 2005
Lansing High tennis seniors Chris Bristow and Chris Hancock were under the impression that if they earned a trip to the Class 5A state tournament this year, then LHS would change the time of its graduation ceremony for them.
Art exhibit shows area high schoolers work
April 7, 2005
Students from 13 area high schools are displaying their work at the annual Juried High School Invitational Art Show sponsored by University of Saint Mary through April 15.
Sheriff praises Legislature’s crime-related initiatives
April 7, 2005
Last week, the Kansas Legislature approved a bill that would strengthen laws governing people who prey on children.
Twitchel’s bat sparks LHS softball
April 7, 2005
Nobody shot off fireworks following Lansing High’s doubleheader softball sweep of Atchison on Tuesday night, but the Lions lit up the evening with their electrifying play.
LHS and LMS track results
April 7, 2005
Lansing High and Lansing Middle School track results.
City seeks mowers
April 7, 2005
If you’re a lawn-mowing contractor and have a desire to cut yards for the city this summer, there’s a meeting you need to attend later this month.
Lansing voters re-elect Bernard
April 7, 2005
Going into Tuesday’s election, longtime Lansing Mayor Kenneth Bernard said he hoped to leave office on his terms - by winning one more term.
Superintedent pans new school funding law
Lansing would receive extra $151 per student, lowest in state
April 7, 2005
The Lansing school district will receive the smallest increase in state aid among of the state’s 304 districts if the Kansas Legislature school finance plan is approved as is by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Lansing couple ready to resume Lewis & Clark trek
April 7, 2005
Lansing residents Bill Stewart and Lynette Trotter are getting ready for a monthlong trip down the Missouri River.
Same-sex marriage amendment OK’d
April 7, 2005
Douglas County stood alone Tuesday in rejecting an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. By a statewide margin of about 2-to-1, every other county approved the amendment. Leavenworth County voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment, 9,866-3,557.
Council to consider plan extending tax rebates for property upgrades
April 7, 2005
Business and residential properties along the Main Street corridor that undergo substantial improvements would qualify for 10 years of property tax rebates under a revitalization plan to be considered by the Lansing City Council.
LHS soccer shows promise early in season
April 7, 2005
Lansing High girls’ soccer coach Rob Elkins opened the 2005 season searching for a new starting goalie, but both candidates’ development may be getting hindered slightly because of the Lions’ offensive success.
Obit: Howard E. Stahl Sr.
April 7, 2005
Lady ‘Cats swept by perennial power
April 7, 2005
In their opener the Lady Bobcats out hit and out pitched Blue Valley Northwest. But, defensive miscues with two outs and mental mistakes left BLHS just short of starting the season off on the right foot.
BLHS relay team breaks 15-year-old school record
April 7, 2005
The BLHS track team was in action last Friday, competing in the 40th annual Baldwin Relays at Liston Stadium.
Robinson canned after 5 seasons
April 7, 2005
In a move that signifies the end of one era and the beginning of another, Basehor-Linwood High School fired Mardy Robinson last week, relieving her of her varsity basketball coaching responsibilities.
Opinion: Ol’ Roy gets it done
April 7, 2005
Like him or hate him, loathe it or love it, Monday night Roy Williams officially became the head basketball coach at North Carolina. Finally. No longer will Roy be referred to as “the former Kansas coach.” The 15 years he spent in Lawrence simply do not matter anymore.
Firm hired to study sewer plant
April 7, 2005
The Basehor City Council hired an engineering firm Monday night to begin studying the most cost effective way to expand the city’s wastewater treatment facility, an expandable plant built in 2001.
Deputy’s homicide hearing continued
April 7, 2005
Because of a scheduling conflict, a pre-trial hearing in the case against a local law enforcement officer was continued last Thursday afternoon in Leavenworth County District Court.
Basehor-Linwood to add new electives
April 7, 2005
As principal Steve Blankenship said, the bottom line behind an increase in graduation requirements for students at Basehor-Linwood High School is “it’s good for kids.”
Obit: Ron Walker
April 7, 2005
County voters OK sales tax, marriage amendment
April 7, 2005
By nearly a 2-to-1 margin, Leavenworth County voters approved a 10-year extension of a one-cent sales tax for county and city projects.
B-L voters elect board members
April 7, 2005
A late write-in candidacy wasn’t enough for former Basehor-Linwood School Board member Don Kleoppel to defeat incumbent Position 5 representative Patrick Jeannin Tuesday night.
Linwood city election anyone’s guess
Candidate’s eligibility called into question
April 7, 2005
During a vote canvass Friday, Leavenworth County officials will attempt to settle questions surrounding the Linwood mayor’s race.
Bond issue rounding into shape
District Advisory Council endorses $23.3 million plan
April 7, 2005
More bang for the buck.
Winners heading to City Hall
Terry Thomas, Keith Sifford win City Council seats
April 7, 2005
The campaign for two Basehor City Council seats culminated Tuesday night with a political newcomer and incumbent receiving the nod from voters.
Four years later, Garcia wins mayor’s race
Former council president erases ‘01 defeat with Tuesday victory
April 7, 2005
By the time the clock struck 11 p.m., the crowd gathered inside the basement at Community National Bank in Basehor had gradually thinned out and food from the tables was being wrapped and put away. Earlier in the evening, the room doubling as election night headquarters for Basehor mayoral candidate Chris Garcia was braced for a victory celebration.
Obit: Donald E. Yunghans
April 7, 2005