Archive for Thursday, August 11, 2005

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Are you ready for the school year to begin?

Response Percent
Yes. I can’t wait to have the house to myself again.
 
46%
Yes. I can’t wait to get back in class and see my friends.
 
20%
No. Who wants to go to school when the temperature is in the 90s?
 
20%
No. That means I’ll have to do the kids’ chores now.
 
13%
Total 15

All stories

Anna S. Gilfert
1910-2005
August 11, 2005
Anna S. Gilfert died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at Broadway Heights Nursing Home.
Cushing adds new equipment
August 11, 2005
Cushing Memorial Hospital has a new piece of equipment designed to speed the recovery time of patients undergoing tonsillectomies.
Getting pumped for fall
LHS athletes pack weight room as high school season looms
August 11, 2005
The Lansing High weight room has been open from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays all summer. About 70 athletes have taken advantage of it on a regular basis.
Skeleton Key’ unlocks eerie mysteries
August 11, 2005
The Skeleton Key” may haunt you long after the lights in the theater go up.
Stroup
August 11, 2005
Kris and Courtney Stroup, Kirksville, Mo., will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 12.
Juett-Olds
August 11, 2005
Hannah Juett and Nathan Olds plan an Aug. 27 wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.
Schools list supplies necessary for K-5
August 11, 2005
Lansing Elementary and Intermediate schools have listed the school supplies students should have at the start of the school year.
Maintenance crews put schools back in shape
August 11, 2005
Students and staff returning to Lansing schools this fall will find the buildings almost like new, thanks to district maintenance crews.
Area residents chip in on packages to troops
Leavenworth woman’s ‘Packages from the Heartland’ finding plenty of support since January start
August 11, 2005
Staff Sgt. Jason Shroeder may be shipped to Iraq by December, but one thing he won’t have to worry about is making friends.
Leavenworth High class to reunite
August 11, 2005
The members of the Leavenworth High School class of 1960 will gather this fall for their 45th anniversary reunion.
Church to sponsor benefit auction
August 11, 2005
A variety of items from sports memorabilia to vintage instruments will be up for grabs at the upcoming Lansing United Methodist Church benefit auction.
On the record
Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to August 11, 2005.
August 11, 2005
Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to August 11, 2005.
Golf tournament at Trails West
August 11, 2005
The fifth annual Alliance Against Family Violence Golf Tournament is slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at Trails West Golf Course on Fort Leavenworth.
Blue Devils stick together, earn second-place finish
August 11, 2005
Tim King had high expectations for the Lansing Blue Devils baseball team when the season began.
Awesome Autumn run coming in October
August 11, 2005
The Awesome Autumn 5-kilometer run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1, starting at Lansing Activities Center.
Fall sports practices begin Monday
August 11, 2005
The 2005-2006 high school fall sports season kicks off on Monday morning with practices.
Football gear checkout starts tonight at LHS
August 11, 2005
Football equipment checkout will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, in the LHS weight room.
District seeks health insurer for employees
Superintendent says current proposed rate increase creates near-crisis
August 11, 2005
Lansing School District will keep its current health insurance provider, despite a 24 percent increase in rates, Superintendent Randal Bagby said Wednesday.
Finally healthy, Uhart excited to return to Long Beach State
Former Lansing standout takes aim at national title
August 11, 2005
Natalie Uhart led Lansing High to a state championship in 2002. She will be a junior at volleyball powerhouse Long Beach State University in Long Beach, Calif.
Follow your dream
August 11, 2005
The definition of history is the recording of events connected with the human race. Hopefully by knowing what has taken place in the past we can make our future better.
Planning for park involves public
August 11, 2005
Turnout at last week’s “charrette” staged by consultants designing a master plan for Lansing Community Park was not exactly overwhelming, yet the idea behind it was sound.
Training exercise set for Wednesday
August 11, 2005
A training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 17, may create delays for those entering or leaving Fort Leavenworth.
Tractor drive to be in area
August 11, 2005
Dozens of antique trailers will be in Leavenworth and on U.S. Highway 73 in the northern part of the county on Friday.
Lansing Realtor to leave board
August 11, 2005
A Lansing Realtor is leaving his post on a statewide board that acts as an advocate for residential and small-business utility customers.
From journalist to pastor
August 11, 2005
The Rev. Jim Hopwood’s career path may sound strange to some: he spent 25 years as a journalist before hearing the call to serve God as a Methodist minister.
City taps inspector as employee of quarter
August 11, 2005
The city’s Employee of the Quarter should be a familiar face to anyone who has visited Lansing DAZE or who has received a building permit in Lansing.
Band Boosters to serve tacos
August 11, 2005
Lansing High School Band Boosters have scheduled their first fund-raiser of the new school year.
Finance is theme of kids’ camp
August 11, 2005
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is inviting Kansas seventh- and eighth- graders to learn about leadership and gain money management skills at the second annual MoneySmart Financial Management Camp.
Series to offer global view
August 11, 2005
The Know Your World program series at Fort Leavenworth will begin Sept. 22.
President: Historical society to remain involved
August 11, 2005
The Lansing Historical Society isn’t going away after Jan. 1, the date it will transfer the Lansing Historical Museum and its day-to-day operations to the city.
Budget plants seeds for museum complex
12:00 a.m., August 11, 2005 Updated 12:13 a.m.
A majority on Lansing City Council sees a whole lot of promise in two line items that amount to just $37,000 in the city’s 2006 budget.
Prison program seeks art teachers
August 11, 2005
An arts program for inmates at Lansing Correctional Facility is looking for volunteer instructors.
Mayors to converge on Lansing
Bernard brings annual state conference to city; 50 mayors expected to attend
12:00 a.m., August 11, 2005 Updated 12:13 a.m.
About 50 mayors from across the state will converge this weekend on Lansing for the third annual Kansas Mayors Association Conference.
District looks to trim mill levy
12:00 a.m., August 11, 2005 Updated 12:12 a.m.
Even with a new bond issue on the books and an increase in local option budget spending, Lansing School District is poised to lower its tax levy by 2.63 mills for the 2005-06 budget cycle.
Revealing Lansing’s unlikely power hitter
August 11, 2005
Take a quick glance in the Lansing Cavalry’s dugout and try to pick out the team’s top home run hitter.
Service note
August 11, 2005
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Sacha M. Santimano has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Fall Games League has openings
August 11, 2005
The University of Kansas baseball coaching staff will hold a Fall Games League for high school players.
Broken arm sidelines Slater
August 11, 2005
Senior Jeff Slater, a Lansing High football starter, broke his arm two weeks ago during an AAU basketball game in Indiana when he was pushed to the floor while driving to the basket.
Leavenworth County Fair goes into full swing
August 11, 2005
Tonganoxie - Don’t let the Rams T-shirt fool you.
Travels’ provides enjoyable journey for classics readers
August 11, 2005
Graham Greene’s “Travels With My Aunt” is typical of the author’s novels in that the story involves travel and takes place in many different locales - a London suburb, Paris, Vienna, Istanbul, Argentina and Paraguay, among others - but the plot’s similarity to his other novels pretty much ends there.
Lansing resident assists with Missouri tombstone project
August 11, 2005
Former Lansing City Council member John Bennett doesn’t have a macabre interest in cemeteries, but his interest in genealogy and the history of Andrew County, Mo., has led him to help coordinate an ambitious project involving cemeteries there.
Lansing cyclists join 8,000 riders for Northwest trek
August 11, 2005
Two Lansing women experienced the bike ride of a lifetime last month when they made the 200-mile trek from Seattle to Portland.
Park plans progress
August 11, 2005
Closing off residential streets and scrambling because of inclement weather may one day be a thing of the past for Lansing DAZE if a plan for Lansing Community Park comes to fruition.
Ex-teacher opens tutoring firm
August 11, 2005
A former Basehor teacher has opened a learning center near Basehor.
Organizers postpone Dairy Daze contest
August 11, 2005
The deadline for a logo contest, which was to produce a signature calling card for the upcoming Basehor Dairy Daze, has been pushed back, organizers said. Basehor Dairy Daze is a new annual festival scheduled for June of next year.
Relay totals vastly over goal
August 11, 2005
As the weeks pass organizers of the Kaw Valley Relay for Life seem to keep getting more good news.
Basehor Car Show Oct. 16
August 11, 2005
Area residents will be hard pressed to find a cheaper, more fun activity for their families than the upcoming Basehor Car Show.
City Council begins negotiations with administrator candidate
August 11, 2005
The search for a new Basehor city administrator could soon come to a conclusion, if it hasn’t already.
WYCO refinances Village West bonds
August 11, 2005
Unified Government of Wyandotte County recently announced that it has completed a major refinancing — $264 million worth, to be exact — of STAR bonds used to construct the Village West shopping and entertainment district.
I-70 traffic stop turns into drug bust
August 11, 2005
Bonner Springs Police discovered about a half-pound of marijuana in a passenger vehicle while making a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 70.
Linwood mayor enters not guilty to Lansing charges
September trial date scheduled in Lansing Municipal Court
August 11, 2005
Linwood mayor Steve Campbell entered a not guilty plea to criminal charges Wednesday morning in Lansing Municipal Court.
Station expansion prepares fire department for future
August 11, 2005
With its coverage area rapidly expanding, the Fairmount Township Fire Department is receiving more calls for service than ever before. And because of area growth, the department is “trying to stay ahead of the curve” when it comes to facilities.
Justice sought — and found — in local court
Dockets fill with misdemeanors, coffers with fines at Basehor Municipal Court
August 11, 2005
Representing herself, Kansas City, Mo., resident Sheryl Young strode to the witness stand Tuesday afternoon with an air of quiet confidence. And why shouldn’t she? After all, truth was on her side and Young had a witness to back up her testimony.
Bonner Springs to add girls soccer program
August 11, 2005
It might still be more than a year away, but Bonner Springs High School sophomore Alyssa Kelly is already making plans for the school’s first season of girls soccer.
All work and no play…
Bobcat hopes hard work in summer pays off this fall
August 11, 2005
Going into the summer, senior-to-be Garrett Chumley didn’t have a lot of confidence in his limbs.
County fair in full swing
August 11, 2005
Don’t let the Rams T-shirt fool you.
Last call or happy hour?
Business owners pushing for Sunday liquor sales to learn Monday
August 11, 2005
The issue of allowing Sunday liquor sales in Basehor may be facing its last call. Then again, it might also be happy hour for those seeking extended, seven-days-a-week sales.
Pray for judgment
August 11, 2005
A disheveled local man inked with tattoos and possessed by mad, wild eyes approached the bench Tuesday afternoon in Basehor Municipal Court and quickly attempted to explain his side of the case against him.