Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

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First day of school
Polls

Did you cry on your first day at kindergarten?

Response Percent
No. But I can’t remember that far back, either.
 
87%
Yes, and anyone who says they didn’t isn’t being honest.
 
12%
Maybe. But no one saw me if I did.
 
0%
Total 16

All stories

New fire truck adds to reach of District No. 1
August 18, 2005
Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 has its first new fire truck in 10 years, and Chief Rick Huhn welcomes the added piece of equipment.
Chasing her dream
For Blankenship, success comes one mile at a time
August 18, 2005
Former Lansing High School runner Cassie Blankenship considered herself a mediocre runner - until her success showed her that she was a star.
Rape trial delayed until October
August 18, 2005
Trial for the suspect in a December 2004 robbery and rape at Wood Oil, 109 4-H Road, has been rescheduled to begin Oct. 3 in Leavenworth County District Court.
Lansing 4-H’er finds success at fair
August 18, 2005
Jennifer Miller said this wasn’t her best year at the fair, but she still came home with purple and blue ribbons.
Event promotes youth sports
August 18, 2005
Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital will hold the first-ever Kids’ Sports and Health FunFest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
LHS soccer ready to return to top
12:00 a.m., August 18, 2005 Updated 08:47 a.m.
Most of the players on the Lansing High boys soccer team couldn’t wait to get practice started Monday. After all, for most of the returning players, the summer was defined by one word: commitment.
Teachers ratify revised contract with district
August 18, 2005
Lansing schoolteachers have ratified a revised contract for the coming school year, now it’s up to the Lansing School Board whether to accept it.
Correction
August 18, 2005
Two players in a photo of the Lansing Blue Devils on page 3B of the Aug. 11 edition of The Current were left out of the photo caption.
Gym closes for resurfacing
August 18, 2005
There will be no Open Gym sessions or other activities in the Lansing Activity Center gym next week.
Golf tournament suports charity
August 18, 2005
The fifth annual Alliance Against Family Violence Golf Tournament is slated for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Trails West Golf Course at Fort Leavenworth.
Awesome Autumn race approaches
12:00 a.m., August 18, 2005 Updated 08:47 a.m.
The Awesome Autumn 5K run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lansing Activities Center.
Steeple Chase 5K coming soon
12:00 a.m., August 18, 2005 Updated 08:47 a.m.
The second annual St. Francis de Sales Steeple Chase 5K road race is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Veteran to try hand at first grade
August 18, 2005
Rejuvenating. Refreshing. Energizing. Jennifer Leitsch isn’t talking about a spa experience or a yoga class - she’s describing spending each day with more than 20 young elementary school students.
Former Piper resident moves north to Lansing
August 18, 2005
Third-year teacher Jessica Asbury may have been as nervous and excited as her students on Monday, the first day of school.
Business as usual: state reamins the goal
12:00 a.m., August 18, 2005 Updated 08:47 a.m.
Lansing High School volleyball has a new court but the same goal for the 2005 season: to win state.
League emphasizes respect
August 18, 2005
Basehor-Linwood High School on Tuesday held the first Kaw Valley League Sportsmanship Summit to help improve sportsmanship in high school athletics.
First-day jitters
August 18, 2005
The first day of school can be overwhelming. Just ask Elizabeth Strukel.
Deck, siding burned at barbecue
August 18, 2005
A Sunday-evening barbecue got out of hand and wound up causing an estimated $5,000 in fire damage to a Lansing home.
Police recover stolen vehicle
August 18, 2005
A Lansing Police officer is being credited with helping recover a vehicle reported stolen and capturing the suspected thief.
Lansing student picks up honor
August 18, 2005
Southwest Missouri State University announced that Melissa F. Wagner, Lansing, has earned a spot on the school’s dean’s list for the summer semester.
Work progresses on Eisenhower
August 18, 2005
Four months after being closed for construction work, the intersection at De Soto and Eisenhower roads is open to traffic again.
Church forms youth group
August 18, 2005
A new youth group at Lansing First Southern Baptist Church promises to mix food and fun with Bible study.
On the record
Police and fire reports for the week leading up to August 18, 2005.
August 18, 2005
Police and fire reports for the week leading up to August 18, 2005.
Power surge KO’s stoplights
August 18, 2005
A power surge is being blamed for stoplights not working Friday at Main Street and Fairlane.
Group taps area leader as ‘Mayor of the Year’
August 18, 2005
The recipient of this year’s Mayor of the Year award from the Kansas Mayors Association didn’t have to travel far to pick up the honor.
Commander asks mayors for help in recruiting for military
August 18, 2005
The keynote speaker at the Kansas Mayors Association dinner Saturday took advantage of the unique opportunity to address a bevy of community leaders from around the state by asking them to help recruit young people for the U.S. military.
Filling stations plentiful in ‘30s
August 18, 2005
Can you believe that in the 1930s there were six filling stations within a three-block area between what is now Kansas Avenue and Mary Street?
State senator, A.G. need to aim higher
August 18, 2005
We’ve heard it since we were young: Set your sights high. Reach for the stars. Aim high. Dream the impossible dream.
Price to outfit each officer put near $3,210
August 18, 2005
Handcuffs: $39.99. Badge: $110. Body armor: $550. Outfitting a Lansing Police officer: Priceless. Well, not exactly.
Council to continue work on museum
August 18, 2005
Efforts toward bringing the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum to fruition continue this week with the appointment of members to a board of directors.
Luncheon to raise cancer awareness
August 18, 2005
The fifth annual Share the Hope luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2101 10th Avenue, Leavenworth.
Strong start vital to football success
August 18, 2005
After losing their opening game for three years in a row, the Lansing Lions football team is determined to start the season with a win.
Lansing plays host to Kansas mayors conference
Leaders from around the state attend panel discussions, tour area attractions on Saturday
August 18, 2005
Prison doesn’t have to be a bad memory. Just ask some of the Kansas mayors who visited the Lansing Correctional Facility on Saturday, as part of the tour organized for the third annual Kansas Mayors Association conference held in Lansing.
CBS’ ‘Survivor’ cast includes Tongie native
August 18, 2005
Tonganoxie native Danni Boatwright is best known for being the runner-up in the 1996 Miss USA pageant.
Principal in second career
August 18, 2005
Public education shares more similarities than differences with military service, Tim Newton says.
Senator hails ‘tomorrow’s leaders’ at fort
August 18, 2005
The Command and General Staff College kicked off the new academic year with an opening ceremony Monday at Bell Hall. In attendance were the incoming 725 students, 78 of them of them officers from 68 foreign armies.
4-H notes
August 18, 2005
President Jason Miles called the monthly meeting of the Reno Bobwhites 4-H Club to order at 7:41 p.m. on Aug. 4.
Fair reschedules demolition derby
August 18, 2005
The demolition derby at the Leavenworth County Fair was rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
T-Bones Baseball: An inside look at your hometown team
August 18, 2005
It was a dark and stormy night.
Braves usher in 2005 season at the stroke of midnight
August 18, 2005
The state of Texas made Friday night lights famous in the high school football world.
Tonganoxie asked to allow Sunday sales
August 18, 2005
The Tonganoxie City Council will revisit the topic of Sunday liquor sales at Monday night’s council meeting.
Restaurant to open south of highway
August 18, 2005
Where others have failed, they will succeed.
City, district set budget hearings
August 18, 2005
Members of the Basehor-Linwood school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, for a public hearing concerning the 2005-06 budget.
Member appointed to panel
August 18, 2005
The quickest route to the Basehor Planning Commission seems to be running for the city council.
City adopts new drug laws
August 18, 2005
At the request of Basehor Police Chief Terry Horner, city officials on Monday adopted several new ordinances designed to enhance public safety.
Area city libraries adeptly navigate information age
August 18, 2005
Twenty-four hour news networks … high-speed Internet access … cellular telephones … e-mail updates.
Former Tonganoxie student awarded $250,000
Testimony centered on allegations of sexual harassment by other students
August 18, 2005
A federal jury on Thursday awarded $250,000 to a former Tonganoxie student who said other students sexually harassed him for years, thereby denying him access to an education.
Enrollment outpacing projections
So far, 41 more students in district than last year
August 18, 2005
Basehor-Linwood school officials said enrollment numbers are ever changing. But with each passing day, it’s becoming more clear that classrooms are feeling the pinch from an expected growth boom.
Basehor council rejects Sunday liquor sales
Stores complain about business losses; council asked to consider values over profits
August 18, 2005
Whether it will appear again remains to be seen, but for now the argument in favor of protecting public safety and respecting the “Lord’s Day” has outweighed lobbying efforts by two Basehor businesses seeking sales of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.
Where there’s a ‘Will’…
Senior running back Will Peterson expected to lead Bobcats’ football team
August 18, 2005
Usually at the end of an interview, I like to ask, “Do you have anything you’d like to add?” Most athletes do not have anything else to say. But Bobcat senior running back Will Peterson had one thing he wanted to plug.