Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2005

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On the street
Polls

Have you ever used a designated driver?

Response Percent
Yes. I never leave home without one.
 
83%
No. But I know I should.
 
16%
Total 31
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Irene R. Strine
December 8, 2005
1928-2005
Basketball tourney pushed back
December 8, 2005
The second annual Bonner Springs Metro Prep Tipoff Classic, which was originally scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 has been pushed back a day because of bad weather.
LMS becomes Winter Wonderland
December 8, 2005
Lansing Middle School students will have the opportunity to dance in a Winter Wonderland dance Friday, Dec. 9.
LHS students finish Quest
December 8, 2005
The Quest is over for five Lansing High School students.
Scholarship applications open
December 8, 2005
Applications for the Military Family Member Scholarship are now available.
Essayists explain importance of community service
December 8, 2005
In October, fifth-graders at Lansing Intermediate School participated in a Kansas Parent-Teacher Association essay contest in which they answered the prompt, “Community service is important because :”
Elves visit LHS to answer letters
December 8, 2005
There was a little workshop at Lansing High School on Friday full of LHS students and their special guests.
Cherrie descendant sends thanks
December 8, 2005
I greatly enjoyed Gene Young’s story about Charles Cherrie on Nov 3.
Senior to get jump on radiology studies
December 8, 2005
Alaina Waller said the best advice she’s ever received was not to put off until tomorrow what she can do today.
Army is next stop for reluctant student
December 8, 2005
Michelle Jinks is a 17-year-old whose brown hair is long and curly. Her friends tease her that she’ll have to shave it off like G.I. Jane when she begins military training in January.
Second-graders mark father’s return, student’s departure
December 8, 2005
Friday was a bittersweet day for the Hamlet family.
Pilot critical after crash
December 8, 2005
From his vantage point on the ground, Walley Winstead had a sinking, helpless feeling as he watched the low-flying airplane overhead.
Peanuts is music to Leavenworth collector’s ears
December 8, 2005
Pauline Graeber didn’t plan anything special for the 40th anniversary showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” earlier this week.
Weather doesn’t spoil tree lighting
12:00 a.m., December 8, 2005 Updated 09:23 a.m.
Frigid temperatures Sunday reaching into the low 20s did not keep nearly 200 people from attending the 19th annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall.
Legion Auxiliary president to visit
December 8, 2005
Carol Van Kirk, national president of the American Legion Auxiliary, will make a stop this week in Leavenworth as part of a visit to several auxiliary units in Kansas.
American Legion to explain benefits
December 8, 2005
American Legion Post 23 will sponsor a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned veteran’s benefits.
County commission approves purchase of voting machines
December 8, 2005
Leavenworth County Commission has accepted an offer of a state grant and will spend nearly $310,000 on new electronic voting machines, despite a county resident’s concern about the machines’ safeguards against voter fraud.
Chief takes hard line on drinking and driving
Police offer tips for those attending holiday parties
12:00 a.m., December 8, 2005 Updated 09:23 a.m.
Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman doesn’t want to throw cold water on parties this holiday season, but he doesn’t want revelers to be responsible for a tragedy in Lansing, either.
Arts center sets silent auction
December 8, 2005
A limited-edition block print by Leavenworth artist Susan C. Meyer will be auctioned in a fundraiser for the Carnegie Arts Center.
Group to put on memorial service
December 8, 2005
The Compassionate Friends Two Hearts Chapter of Leavenworth will stage a candlelight memorial in honor of those dealing with the death of a child or sibling.
Local Guard unit competes in national food service competition
December 8, 2005
The U.S. Army is known around the world for its war-making capabilities. What it is not generally known for are its culinary standards.
On the record
December 8, 2005
Lansing police and fire reports for the week leading up to Dec. 8, 2005.
Holiday art show opens at Carnegie
December 8, 2005
The Leavenworth County Artists Association’s annual Holiday Juried Art Show will be Dec. 9-Jan. 2 at the Carnegie Arts Center.
Scoreboard
December 8, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results from the week leading up to Dec. 8, 2005.
Darrow ready to lead LHS during senior season
December 8, 2005
Rachel Darrow is beginning her third season as a varsity basketball player at Lansing High, and she has her sights set on ending her senior season in perfect fashion.
Fitting finale
Eighth-graders end two-year run with 22-1 record, tourney title
December 8, 2005
When the Lansing Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team squared off with Lexington Trail two weeks ago, the Lions needed a fourth-quarter rally to escape with a five-point victory.
Ford goes green with hybrid SUV
December 8, 2005
The recipient of the Sierra Club’s “Exxon Valdez Environmental Achievement Award” for environmental destruction is attempting a green makeover.
New Year’s Eve benefit slated
December 8, 2005
The Kansas City Friends for Make-A-Wish will throw a New Year’s Eve gala at 7 p.m., Dec. 31, at the Downtown Marriott, 200 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Service notes
December 8, 2005
Service notes for Dustin L. Furman and Shaun P. Robinson.
Impatient driver may face charges
December 8, 2005
A driver’s impatience and subsequent actions could land him in Leavenworth County District Court.
7th-grade girls finish with eight perfect minutes
December 8, 2005
The Lansing Middle School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team lost its season finale, 27-19, to Clark in the third-place game of the Lansing Tournament, but that wasn’t what mattered most to LMS coach Terry Cornett.
After strong start, wrestlers turn focus to Eudora Tournament
December 8, 2005
The Lansing High wrestling team hardly broke a sweat in dominating the Spring Hill Tournament on Saturday in its first outing of the season, but LHS coach Ron Averill expects the Eudora Tournament to be much tougher.
Lions prepare to face one of Missouri’s best
December 8, 2005
Don Allen isn’t kidding himself. The Lansing High boys basketball coach knows his squad’s season-opener against Hogan Prep will be tough.
LHS seniors graduating early
December 8, 2005
About 25 seniors at Lansing High School are graduating this month, forgoing their last semester of high school to work, attend college or a technical school or join the military.
Women inventors
December 8, 2005
The patent act of 1790 opened the door for everyone, male or female, to protect his or her invention with a patent.
City OK’s new snow routes
December 8, 2005
Just in time for the first major snowfall of the year, the Lansing City Council has approved new emergency snow routes.
Church ‘tour’ has Christmas theme
December 8, 2005
An area church plans to bring Bethlehem to Wyandotte County this weekend.
Gotta dance
December 8, 2005
Jeremy Finney says there are good and bad aspects to being one of the only hip-hop dance instructors in the Kansas City area.
LAD speaker urges investment in right places
December 8, 2005
It was a tale that struck a chord with those gathered Friday for Leavenworth Area Development’s annual meeting.
Split at dual oh-so-sweet for Bobcats
December 8, 2005
In most wrestling duals a split would just be considered a so-so result. But for the Basehor-Linwood High School wrestling team, last Wednesday’s split at Bonner Springs had to be considered a victory.
Senior determined to place at state
December 8, 2005
For most Kansas high school wrestlers, the ultimate goal is to earn a trip to the state tournament in Wichita.
Couple of ‘Cats named all-state
December 8, 2005
Austin Knipp and Zach Lowe received some of the highest honors a Kansas high school soccer player can get last week.
Work on new post office now moving forward
December 8, 2005
In a few months, the Basehor Post Office will have a new address for the first time in more than four decades.
Sunflower Broadband counted among ‘elite’
December 8, 2005
Sunflower Broadband is one of 50 companies, technologies and people considered to be “a breed apart” in the broadband business, according to an industry publication.
City council members approve stop signs at 156th and Poplar
December 8, 2005
The Basehor City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to make the intersection of 156th and Poplar streets a four-way stop.
Officials to cull resumes for administrator’s job
December 8, 2005
The Basehor City Council has closed the door on accepting applications for its vacant city administrator position. Soon, the governing body will open another by interviewing prospective candidates.
New Casey’s store planned at busy Basehor intersection
December 8, 2005
Basehor motorists soon will have another choice in buying gasoline — sort of.
District reviews options in light of bond vote
December 8, 2005
Sending eighth-graders to Basehor-Linwood High School. Using a building owned by a local church for classes. Making drastic changes to district boundaries.
Dollar General adds $10,000 to murder-probe reward fund
December 8, 2005
Family members, a handful of co-workers and, most importantly, seven detectives from the Bonner Springs Police Department, have a vested interest in finding the person responsible for the Nov. 12 homicide of a Tonganoxie woman.
Lady Bobcats pick up season’s first win
After falling to Pembroke Hill, BLHS responds with road victory
December 8, 2005
After Friday’s victory over Pleasant Ridge, Basehor-Linwood girls basketball coach Tami Holthus said one thing her players still had to work on was not being afraid to take the open shot.
Bobcats rally but fall to Immaculata, 66-63
BLHS erases 15-point first half deficit, misses out on shot to tie in final seconds
December 8, 2005
With Basehor-Linwood trailing Immaculata 27-12 after one quarter, it appeared there would be little drama in Tuesday’s boys basketball game.
Online: A new frontier for danger
December 8, 2005
A seedy, methodical voice emanates from the dark shadow on screen. The man, a convicted sex offender serving prison time for indecent exposure and corruption of a minor, warns the unsuspecting how he did it.
Pilot ‘critical’ following crash
FAA investigating cause; plane goes down north of Basehor
December 8, 2005
From his vantage point on the ground, Walley Winstead had a sinking, helpless feeling as he watched the low-flying airplane overhead.