Archive for Thursday, December 1, 2005

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Do you like the idea of the county converting to electronic voting machines?

Response Percent
Yes. They’re more reliable and tamper-proof than paper ballots
 
52%
No. There’s been trouble with them elsewhere across the country.
 
20%
No. Why not just leave well enough alone.
 
20%
It doesn’t matter. I don’t vote anyway.
 
5%
Total 34

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Leavenworth County Commission approves buying electronic voting machines
December 1, 2005
Leavenworth County Commission voted to order 89 new electronic voting machines to meet a state deadline of Friday, Dec. 2, for spending a $289,650 grant.
Condemnation process continues for Main Street holdouts
December 1, 2005
Seventeen Lansing landowners will meet three Leavenworth County District Court-appointed appraisers in a public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 7, to try to hammer out a mutually agreeable price for easements on their properties abutting Main Street.
Events to kick off holiday season
December 1, 2005
The Lansing Lions Club is sponsoring a Christmas Cookie Contest to go along with the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting and the Children Light the Way parade.
Court makes amnesty offer
December 1, 2005
It’s not exactly in the holiday spirit, but Lansing Municipal Court is offering what amounts to a $50 present to more than 600 people this month.
LHS grad claims crown
Ashley Aull wins title of Miss Kansas USA ‘06
December 1, 2005
One day into her reign as Miss Kansas USA 2006, Lansing native Ashley Aull soaked it all in from a chair in a hair salon.
Scoreboard
December 1, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results from the week leading up to Dec. 1, 2005.
8th- and 7th-graders to play for first, third at home tourney
December 1, 2005
The first time the Lansing Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team squared off with Perry, the game remained fairly close with LMS winning 44-34. The rematch Monday at LMS never was in question.
Lansing wrestlers to open season Saturday at Spring Hill
December 1, 2005
Had admission been charged to Tuesday night’s Red-White Scrimmage at Lansing High, fans likely would’ve got their money’s worth out of the evening.
LHS, LMS choirs schedule performances
December 1, 2005
Lansing choirs will usher in the holiday season at several upcoming winter concerts.
Choirs prepare for busy season
December 1, 2005
The Loyal Lansingers Children’s Choir will take its winter show on the road, making appearances this weekend in Leavenworth .
LHS students chosen for honor choir
December 1, 2005
Three Lansing High School students will participate in the Northeast District honor choir assembly on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Blue Valley High School.
Music honor society plans holiday activities
December 1, 2005
Many serious musicians probably would turn up their nose at the thought of karaoke.
Chop, chop: Lions hope to raise funds through firewood raffle
December 1, 2005
With the onset of winter weather and the higher cost of heating with natural gas these days, fireplace wood burning should appeal to local residents.
Outhouse memories
December 1, 2005
I can still remember what it was like to go outside in the middle of the night, in cold winter weather to a little house in the back yard.
Cushing Memorial names chief nursing officer
December 1, 2005
The interim chief nursing officer at Cushing Memorial Hospital has been given the job on a permanent basis.
Audrey May Bracken
December 1, 2005
Craig and Dawn Bracken, Basehor, announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey May.
Main Street tie-ups to be norm
December 1, 2005
No one likes to hop in the car only to get stuck in traffic.
State board certifies accreditation for schools
December 1, 2005
Parents whose children attended Lansing schools last year can rest assured that their students received an education that’s up to snuff with Kansas standards.
Holiday art show opens at Carnegie
December 1, 2005
The Leavenworth County Artists Association’s annual Holiday Juried Art Show will be Dec. 9-Jan. 2 at the Carnegie Arts Center.
On the record
December 1, 2005
Lansing Police reports and Lansing fire calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Road project items fill agenda
December 1, 2005
Lansing City Council members meet at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at City Hall, 800 First Terrace. Here’s their agenda.
Votes to allow work on new center
December 1, 2005
The way is all but clear for construction to begin on the Carriage Hills Shopping Center.
Lansing students on Quest to learn
December 1, 2005
Five Lansing High School students will compete at the 2005-06 Quest academic competition on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Washburn University in Topeka.
Toddler, pumpkins a winning shot
December 1, 2005
Holly Whitlock doesn’t fancy herself a great photographer, but she said a trip this fall to a pumpkin patch produced two photos good enough that she wanted to enter them in The Current’s second annual Fall Photo Contest.
Energy choices
December 1, 2005
The electricity generated by Kansas wind farms at this point is relatively modest, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Winning season’ is goal
December 1, 2005
Last year, when Keith Andrews took over as the Lansing High girls basketball coach , he had to work with lots of unproven talent. This year he has a different problem. Most of that unproven talent proved itself worthy of playing time, so now he almost has too many players to choose from.
Ready to soar
With depth, LHS boys are Kaw Valley contenders
December 1, 2005
Lansing High boys basketball coach Don Allen knows exactly what he will get from his starting lineup this season. It’s the bench that will be the question mark again.
New Year’s Eve benefit slated
December 1, 2005
The Kansas City Friends for Make-A-Wish will be hosting a New Year’s Eve gala at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Downtown Marriott, 200 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Clerk to recommend purchase of touch-screen voting machines
December 1, 2005
In next August’s primary election, Leavenworth County voters will use touch screens to cast ballots, instead of pencils and paper.
Debate begins for future of schools
December 1, 2005
Police: drunken driver has prior record
December 1, 2005
A case against a Tonganoxie man who allegedly led Basehor police on a high-speed chase last month soon will move to Leavenworth County District Court. Robert Jiles, 61, currently faces numerous charges in Basehor Municipal Court.
Bobcats ‘miles ahead’ of last year
December 1, 2005
With several of last year’s varsity players lost to graduation, there won’t be many familiar faces on the court when the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball season begins. But there will be one important, familiar presence on the sideline. Basehor-Linwood High School coach Mike McBride returns for his second season after guiding the Bobcats to a 5-16 record, three wins better than the mark of the previous year.
Lady ‘Cats set to usher in new era
First-year coach anxious to open season
December 1, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball team won’t have to wait long to see how it stacks up against some of the top competition in the area. The Lady Bobcats open their season Thursday, Dec. 1 against Pembroke Hill, the reigning Missouri Class 3 state champions.
Drugs left behind during burglary
December 1, 2005
It was the items a burglar removed from a Basehor residence that has him wanted on theft charges. And it’s an item the burglar left behind that has him wanted on drug charges.
Planning panel to address future of 400 Basehor homes
December 1, 2005
Nearly 400 single-family homes will be the focus of discussion for Basehor Planning Commission members during their meeting next week.
County fair likely to remain in August
December 1, 2005
It appears the Leavenworth County Fair won’t move to July.
Tis the season
Basehor tree farm gears up for holidays
December 1, 2005
A piece of the Wilderson Tree Farm in Basehor is now gracing the rotunda at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
District officials plan to poll patrons on future schools
December 1, 2005
In an effort to gauge public opinion, Basehor-Linwood school superintendent Jill Hackett soon will poll school district taxpayers.
Family members wait for arrest in murder
December 1, 2005
The first grandchild of the late Robin Bell is due three months from now, and if Bell were here today, she’d be relieved to know that doctors proclaim the baby boy is healthy.
Sophomore ready for big role inside
December 1, 2005
At 6-foot-6, Basehor-Linwood High School sophomore Jacob Schierbaum towers over most of his classmates. For the sake of the BLHS basketball team, it’s unfortunate that there aren’t more students there who could look him in the eye without craning their necks.
Resident remembered for reaching out
December 1, 2005
Whether it was the tedium of pushing papers for the Basehor Car Show or the grind of walking mile after mile in the name of cancer research, Marcia Peirsol placed herself at the forefront of helping others.
County switching to voting machines
Change to occur at August primary
December 1, 2005
In next August’s primary election, Leavenworth County voters will use touch-screens to cast ballots, instead of pencils and paper.