Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Also from April 14

On the street
Photo galleries
LHS soccer topples KC Christian LHS softball splits with Bonner
Polls

What's your favorite thing about "Wheel of Fortune"?

Response Percent
Another channel
 
39%
The puzzles
 
32%
Vanna White
 
14%
Pat Sajak
 
7%
The prizes
 
7%
Total 28

All stories

Errors hinder softball again
April 14, 2005
The Lansing High softball team split a doubleheader with Bonner Springs on Thursday evening at Lansing City Park.
Lions top KC Christian, roll to 5-0
Team effort fuels LHS victory
April 14, 2005
Kendra Sickinger wears eye-catching bronze cleats, but it’s her golden toe that has been attracting the most attention lately.
Wheeling’ to riches
Fortune strikes players from area
April 14, 2005
Lansing-area mother and son Eileen and Sean Willcott bonded this past weekend when they appeared as teammates and contestants at a special taping of “Wheel of Fortune” in Kansas City.
Couple’s foreign adoption nightmare becomes dream
April 14, 2005
Though she called some parts of her international adoption experience “a nightmare,” Melissa Menzel said she would do it all over again.
40 years later, killers’ graves still a draw
April 14, 2005
Thursday, April 14, marks the 40-year anniversary of Richard Hickock and Perry Smith’s execution at the Kansas State Penitentiary, which has since been renamed the Lansing Correctional Facility. The two killers and their prey are the subject of Truman Capote’s best-seller, “In Cold Blood.”
Soccer still perfect
Defense to be tested Thursday night by KCC
April 14, 2005
Since holding off Mill Valley, 3-2, in the season-opener on March 29, the Lions have posted three straight shutouts and faced minimal threats from their opponents.
Triple play was ‘awesome’
April 14, 2005
Unfortunately for the LHS softball team, the defensive gem was the lone highlight of the day as the Lions dropped a twinbill to Mill Valley.
Lansing has roots in city
April 14, 2005
They may not be the namesakes of Lansing, but Tracie Lansing’s family has deep roots here.
Scoreboard
April 14, 2005
Lansing High School and Middle School results from the week leading up to April 14, 2005.
Police and Fire reports for April 14, 2005
April 14, 2005
Police and fire reports for the week of April 14, 2005.
Officers in line for promotion
April 14, 2005
Two officers will be promoted Thursday.
Council reworks priority list for major road projects
April 14, 2005
Lansing City Council had to shift some priorities Thursday night.
School board to study idea of using construction manager
April 14, 2005
The Lansing School Board is considering hiring a Kansas City-based firm to manage construction of its $19 million elementary school and $4 million high school auditorium.
Fitting motto
April 14, 2005
This week the Citizens for School Improvement and especially the Vote For Kids volunteers are celebrating the passage of the Lansing school bond issue and what it means for thousands of children, many not yet even born, and moreover, the city itself.
Kane inks with Kansas City Kansas Community College
April 14, 2005
Lansing High senior pitcher Jessica Kane signed her letter-of-intent Wednesday to play softball next year at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Kansas judiciary coming under fire
April 14, 2005
News this week that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry will begin compiling and making public an analysis of the decisions of judges across the state is another in a series of disturbing events surrounding the judiciary.
Governor criticizes Legislature’s efforts
April 14, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has stepped up her criticism of the Legislature’s work on school finance, the budget, health care and campaign finance reform.
Crazy teens
April 14, 2005
Have you ever wondered what those crazy teenagers are up to on Saturday nights?
Series details book’s legacy
April 14, 2005
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” considered one of the 20th century’s great works of literature.
Official canvass of votes produces no change in outcomes of races
April 14, 2005
There were no changes in the final outcomes in Tuesday’s election results after Friday’s canvass of votes by the Leavenworth County Commission.
Bicycles - a little history
April 14, 2005
As far back as 1490, one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s students made rough drafts of a bicycle, but with no hard-surface roads, bicycles were not practical until the 1800s.
Council raises $5,500 for research
April 14, 2005
Lansing High School Leadership Council raised more than $5,500 at a Late Night for Leukemia lock-in Saturday.
PTA holds talent show
April 14, 2005
Lansing students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have an opportunity to showcase their skills at the PTA talent show on Tuesday.
Fifth-graders meet baseball pros
April 14, 2005
Fifth-grade students at Lansing Intermediate School pitched their best questions earlier this week to Kansas City T-Bones manager Al Gallagher and Northern League umpire Ralph Willcott.
City prepares for projects on sales tax-priority list
April 14, 2005
Passage of the 1 percent sales tax last week by Leavenworth County voters means the city of Lansing will go full steam ahead with its priority list of projects presented to voters before the election, Lansing’s city administrator said.
School meets fund-raising goal
Director to keep bargain: she’ll kiss a pig
April 14, 2005
Wallula Christian School raised $1,600 from a fund-raiser on Saturday.
PTA to sponsor spring carnival
April 14, 2005
Lansing PTA will conduct a spring carnival with a fiesta theme from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at Lansing Elementary School.
Getting ready for kindergarten
April 14, 2005
Lansing Elementary School will conduct its annual Kindergarten Roundup for the 2005-06 school year on May 6.
Ellen C. Jones
1927-2005
April 14, 2005
Services for Ellen C. Jones, 77, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. today, April 14, at Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Easton Cemetery.
Orville J. Edmonds
1915-2005
April 14, 2005
Services for Orville J. Edmonds, 89, Leavenworth, were Tuesday, April 12, at First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth. Burial was at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Robert I. Cochran
1924-2005
April 14, 2005
Services for Robert I. Cochran, 80, Leavenworth, were Friday, April 8, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial was in Sunset Memory Garden.
Organ grinders ready for rally at fort
Collectors association bringing wares to rally
April 14, 2005
The sound of monkey organs will fill the air at Fort Leavenworth this weekend.
Tax-filing deadline almost here
April 14, 2005
If you’re running late with your taxes Friday, you’ll have two nearby choices if you want to get the April 15 postmark after 5 p.m., when the Lansing Post Office, 617 Holiday Plaza, closes for Tax Day, 2005.
Baseball fed up with rain
Lions eager to play, build momentum
April 14, 2005
The LHS baseball team hopes to snap its streak of cancellations today. Varsity is slated to play a 4 p.m. twinbill at Bonner Springs
Work closes portion of De Soto road
April 14, 2005
A construction project forced officials to close part of DeSoto Road Tuesday. The closure is expected to last 60 days.
LHS ensembles earn First Division ratings
April 14, 2005
The school’s Sound Spectrum ensembles received First Division ratings at a regional music festival and qualified to go to the State Solo and Small Ensemble competition on April 30 in Newton.
LMS choirs earn superior rating
April 14, 2005
The LMS choirs dominated the Kaw Valley League festival.
Change in policy to allow seniors to attend LHS on part-time basis
April 14, 2005
Seniors entering their eighth semester of school at Lansing High School can apply to attend on a part-time basis beginning in spring semester 2006.
Mutual Savings taps board chair
April 14, 2005
Stephen Kaaz has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the board of directors of Mutual Savings Association.
KU seniors coming to Leavenworth
April 14, 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.
Voters heed radio SOS
Sales tax to buy communications system upgrade
April 14, 2005
The days when a Lansing Police officer has to be routed through a Leavenworth County dispatcher to communicate with a Leavenworth Police officer a half block away aren’t finished just yet.
Hail pelts city
April 14, 2005
Lansing had a bout of bad weather Monday night including a short hailstorm, but local weather spotter John Bennett said the hail was “not significant at all.”
Volunteers clear trail at Kelly Grove Park
April 14, 2005
Kelly Grove Park may be Lansing’s newest park but it already has received upgrades thanks to the 2005 Leadership Leavenworth-Lansing class, a program for community members that is run by the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, and Fort Leavenworth Boy Scout Troop 66.
LHS forensics places first at tournament
April 14, 2005
The Forensics team placed first at the Spring Hill Invitational.
LMS earns standard of excellence
April 14, 2005
Lansing Middle School Principal Kerry Brungardt says he’s 99.9 percent sure that LMS achieved the Building Standard of Excellence in all five areas tested this year. And for that, he’s awarding all of his students a day off.
LHS senior clears hurdles, wins medals for track team
April 14, 2005
In four years as a varsity hurdler, Ethan Nalker never had medaled until April 5. Now he’s at four and counting.
Opinion: Wishing for more from Spring
April 14, 2005
It’s been a little more than a week since the college basketball season ended and I’ve started going through some withdrawls.
Records fall at Bobcat Relays
April 14, 2005
In a competition that saw 10 of its old records broken by other schools, the very young BLHS track team continued to improve and broke records of its own at the Bobcat Relays last Friday.
Planning commission OK’s Highpoint Downs, 440-home subdivision
April 14, 2005
The Basehor Planning Commission April 5 approved a rezoning request for Highpoint Downs, a proposed 440-home subdivision, converting 191 acres of the development from rural to single-family residential.
After four-plus years, city council member steps aside
Julian Espinoza to spend more time with family
April 14, 2005
When he was appointed to the Basehor City Council in 2000, Julian Espinoza arrived to find municipal government dealing with issues concerning residential and commercial growth as well as development of the city’s wastewater treatment facility.
Bond issue surveys due back to school district next week
April 14, 2005
Basehor-Linwood School District officials report that results from a districtwide survey are still being tabulated. The survey was sent to all school district patrons and attempts to gauge voters opinions regarding a possible $23.3 million bond issue.
Man, 41, charged in incident at library
April 14, 2005
A 41-year-old Basehor man was arrested Tuesday after a witness told police she saw him fondling himself at the Basehor Community Library.
Basehor looking at 2 developments
April 14, 2005
Two more residential developments could be on tap for the city of Basehor. In what Basehor city planner Angela Solberg described as a “heads-up meeting” an area developer will discuss during a work session April 19 two single-family residential developments with members of the Basehor Planning Commission.
Bond refinancing equals savings for school district
April 14, 2005
By refinancing bonds from the 1997 school bond issue, the Basehor-Linwood School District officials hope to save more than $700,000 and lessen the repayment period by one year.
Election results finalized
April 14, 2005
None of the results from several area Basehor, Linwood and school district races changed following a completed vote canvass Friday, April 8, but several of the candidates’ tallies did.
Golf Tournament to benefit area man hopeful for transplant
April 14, 2005
It’s a quarter after three Monday afternoon and the bright sun can’t penetrate the shade covering the white house with black shutters on Parallel Road in Basehor. An easy wind blows from the west and the mixture of cool shadows and lukewarm air provide an environment ripe for spring activity.