Archive for Tuesday, December 6, 2005

School, basketball tournament halted by snow

December 6, 2005, 8:30 a.m.

Updated: December 8, 2005, 11:20 a.m.

Snowfall in the region is giving Lansing schoolchildren an unscheduled holiday Thursday. It also is keeping the Lansing High basketball teams at home.

Lansing public school officials decided Wednesday night to cancel classes Thursday. The official news went up on the district's Web site about 8:45 p.m. Wallula Christian School also has canceled school on Thursday.

The city, already under a winter snow warning, had received accumulations of more than 4 inches of snow Wednesday night with precipitation continuing overnight.

Accumulations could reach as much as 6 inches before the snow stops Thursday morning, forecasters said.

At 11 a.m. Thursday morning, officials at Bonner Springs High School decided to postpone the Bonner Springs Basketball Tournament by a day in order to ensure the safety of players, said LHS Activities Director Gary Mattingly. Schools as far away as Junction City and Harrisonville, Mo., were traveling to Bonner for the tournament, along with the Lansing High boys and girls, so officials called off Thursday's games.

Thursday's scheduled games will be played on Friday. Friday's games will be pushed back to Saturday with a revised time schedule. Saturday's final games have been pushed back to Wednesday. For updates from the tournament throughout the weekend, visit


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