Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2005

Also from August 25

On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
Making ice cream LHS back-to-school mixer Down 'n Out
Polls

Have you complained to a clerk about the price of gasoline?

Response Percent
No. I just pay and drive on.
 
90%
Yes. I know it doesn’t do any good, but you’ve got to vent.
 
9%
Total 32

All stories

Clerks escape wrath as gasoline prices rise
August 25, 2005
While rising gasoline prices may have caused some drivers’ tempers to flare, clerks at Lansing gasoline stations say customers aren’t taking it out on them.
County commissioners ‘hold line’ on ‘06 budget
August 25, 2005
The Leavenworth County Commission has approved a 2006 budget that trims nearly 2.8 mills from last year’s property tax levy.
Boosters make tracks to LHS
August 25, 2005
The giant paw prints on the streets surrounding Lansing High School evoke a gargantuan lion stalking the school on feet freshly dipped in white paint.
City tells pipeline it can’t use right-of-way
August 25, 2005
A natural gas transmission company will have to reach an agreement on its own with private property owners on McIntyre Road, rather than the city, to complete a natural gas pipeline.
Fifth-graders learn sweet lesson
August 25, 2005
Don’t try to tell Cheryl Rader’s class that learning can’t be fun.
LMS dance rescheduled
August 25, 2005
Lansing Middle School students disappointed by the cancellation of last week’s dance will have another opportunity to get their groove on.
LHS scores on ACT test best since ‘97
August 25, 2005
Lansing High School students in 2004-05 posted the highest cumulative average on the ACT assessment in eight years.
Library schedules book fair
August 25, 2005
Lansing Community Library will hold a Scholastic Book Fair starting Saturday.
Board approves budget with mill levy decrease
August 25, 2005
The way Lansing School Board president Brian Bode figures, no one spoke at a public hearing on the 2005-06 district budget because the spending plan calls for a lower mill levy than last year.
Yes, a Phillips 77 sign
August 25, 2005
This is a followup to my History Corner last week about gasoline stations.
Cheers to Kansas for leading nation
August 25, 2005
Those who champion tougher drunken-driving laws in Kansas have much to celebrate this week.
Luncheon informs women about life after breast cancer
August 25, 2005
A group of women wants to share the message that there is hope for those who have breast cancer.
Decker-Helgerson
August 25, 2005
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Marvin K. Decker, Lansing, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elaine Decker of Lansing, to Capt. Joel Mikel Helgerson of Elkader, Iowa.
Not idling in retirement
August 25, 2005
John Wendel is retired from 33 years as a banker. He is far from idle, however, serving as president of the Lansing Kiwanis Club and baking at the Lansing High School cafeteria.
LHS class to mark 25th anniversary
August 25, 2005
The Lansing High School Class of 1980 will mark its 25th reunion this autumn.
Veteran special education teacher uses skills first learned at home
August 25, 2005
Karen Rodgers has been a teacher in special education for 18 years, but she has been using the teaching techniques for students with special needs for far longer.
Inclusion helps both special, regular ed students, teacher says
August 25, 2005
Kendra Morris is no stranger to long drives.
LHS athletes earn All-Metro honors
August 25, 2005
Three Lansing High track athletes were named All-Metro performers by The Kansas City Star.
Meet the new boss
Elkins excited to lead Lansing High tennis
August 25, 2005
When Lansing High School announced it was in need of a new girls tennis coach, Rachel Elkins jumped at the opportunity. It just seemed like a good fit, she said.
Busy summer prepared Norwood for senior season at Lansing
August 25, 2005
If you didn’t see Dayna Norwood around town much this summer, you’re not alone.
LHS soccer opens Friday against Bonner Springs
August 25, 2005
Lansing High boys soccer coach Randy Brown hasn’t given much thought to what Bonner Springs might bring to the field at 4 p.m. Friday when the Lions play the Braves at BSHS.
200 attend mixer at LHS
August 25, 2005
Generally, school is the last place students want to be on a Friday night. But about 200 students showed up Friday night at Lansing High School for the back-to-school mixer.
Healthy again, Mayes aims to finish LHS career in style
August 25, 2005
The 2004 state cross country meet was a surreal experience for Ashley Mayes.
City treats workers to lunch, safety message
August 25, 2005
City Administrator Mike Smith was grilling chicken and hamburgers for city employees Tuesday outside the Lansing Community Center, but he was hopeful events going on nearby would add to a recipe for safety and wellness for the workers.
Lansing teachers get 5.4 percent pay raise
August 25, 2005
A renegotiated contract gives teachers in the Lansing School District a 5.4 percent increase in pay over last year and introduces increased benefits.
Blakley headed to Missouri Western
August 25, 2005
Conn Blakley remembers the hot afternoons and the frigid nights that accompanied playing baseball for nine months each year when he was growing up in Chandler, Okla.
Parents flock to open house, taco dinner
August 25, 2005
An annual open house Monday at Lansing High School attracted about 400 parents, who were given a closer look at the school their sons and daughters attend and a chance to meet those who will teach them.
Bobcats deep and talented in 2005
August 25, 2005
In 2002, the year before BLHS cross country coach Jeff Venema arrived, the cross country team had a total of four runners. Now, with Venema entering his third year, the team has grown to 26 runners.
New coach, new concept
August 25, 2005
New soccer coach Kevin Vincent is all about teamwork and his players are receiving the message loud and clear.
Appeal is filed in sex-predator case
August 25, 2005
A judge ruled last week that sexual predator LeRoy Hendricks is gone from Leavenworth County for good. However, the attorney for Rick Whitson, who in June housed Hendricks in a detention facility in southern
Attorney wants to exclude statements
August 25, 2005
The attorney defending a Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy accused of causing the death of a local firefighter is seeking to suppress statements her client allegedly made to investigators.
Improvements scheduled for two Basehor area roads
August 25, 2005
Basehor city officials are continuing with plans to make extensive improvements to two of the city’s most dilapidated roads, 147th Street and Hollingsworth Road.
Fired worker suspected of taking car
August 25, 2005
After being fired from his construction job in Basehor last week, a 15-year-old male told a fellow co-worker he wouldn’t need a ride home. Basehor police said the juvenile had other means of transportation in mind.
Charges filed in July 4 fight
August 25, 2005
A 27-year-old, who was arrested by Basehor police on July 4 for allegedly dousing his girlfriend with gasoline, has been charged in Leavenworth County District Court.
Unwanted dresses to help in fight against cancer
August 25, 2005
A group of area natives are hoping to turn old, used party dresses into glass slippers in the fight against cancer.
Teacher invites parents to school
August 25, 2005
Parents are remembering what it’s like to be a student this fall at Linwood Elementary School.
Sewer plant study on tap
August 25, 2005
With $5 million or more hanging in the balance, Basehor city officials want to avoid an expensive mistake when deciding on the sewage treatment plant’s future. To prevent a costly pitfall, city council members are taking steps to ensure they have accurate information before making a decision.
Salary negotiations under way with administrator candidate
August 25, 2005
Basehor City Council members and their choice for the vacant city administrator position have begun negotiations on a contract, salary and benefits package, city officials said this week.
Director: Library building is safe
August 25, 2005
Sometimes, legitimate reasons exist for the public to be concerned about health and safety. But this isn’t one of those times, Basehor Community Library officials say.
Reunion rekindles memories for B-25 builders
August 25, 2005
During anniversary celebrations last week marking the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II, several organizations turned their attention to a group of dedicated individuals, who from within Kansas, helped the Allies win the war.
Before the memories fade
Basehor man recalls years as captive during World War II
August 25, 2005
I have just received a note from the Japanese government. … I deem this reply a full acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration, which specifies the unconditional surrender of Japan.” President Harry S. Truman Aug. 14, 1945 or Victory in Japan Day