Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2005

Also from December 15

Photos
Photo galleries
Lansing Red Hat Movers and Shakers Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange Lansing High girls fall to Savannah
Polls

How do you rate the city's response to the first snowfall of the year?

Response Percent
First rate. Keep up the good work.
 
41%
Acceptable, but let’s not forget to work out the kinks.
 
35%
Poor. From looking at my street, sunshine seemed to be the only weapon in the city’s arsenal.
 
22%
Total 31

All stories

Lions cruise against Ward, Basehor
December 15, 2005
The Lansing High wrestling team made short work of its first two dual opponents of the season when it played host to Bishop Ward and Basehor-Linwood on Wednesday night.
Postgraduation plans filled with work, college courses
December 15, 2005
Ian Harris probably would have been taking the easy route had he chosen to stay at Lansing High School for another semester.
Senior already finished massaging career plans
December 15, 2005
Tasha Buselt is moving full-speed ahead.
Santa’ spurns sleigh for bus
December 15, 2005
It looked like Santa had traded in his reindeer and sleigh for the No. 19 school bus on Monday afternoon in Lansing.
Resident wants smoking restricted
City Council to be approached about city ban
December 15, 2005
A Lansing resident who has waited tables for nearly four years wants the Lansing City Council to ban smoking in all public places in the city, including bars and restaurants.
Lansing boys and girls place sixth at Bonner Tourney
Girls stung by Savages; boys fall to Braves
December 15, 2005
The Lansing High boys and girls basketball teams both placed sixth at the Bonner Springs Metro Prep Classic. The boys lost to Bonner Springs on Wednesday night. Later, the girls fell to Savannah.
Retirement arrives for seniors’ advocate
December 15, 2005
Jessie Higgins, leisure and learning coordinator for Leavenworth County Council on Aging, will retire from her position on Friday.
Survivor’ crown fits fine on Tonganoxie’s Boatwright
December 15, 2005
Tonganoxie’s Danni Boatwright was voted the sole survivor on “Survivor: Guatemala” Sunday on CBS, a title that gave her $1 million and a new Pontiac Torrent.
Prison program gives away 300 bicycles
December 15, 2005
More than 300 bicycles refurbished by Lansing Correctional Facility inmates are on their way to new homes, just in time for Christmas.
Alabama transplant at home
December 15, 2005
Lots of people like the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song, “Sweet Home Alabama,” but for Mindy Newby and her family, it’s more than a catchy tune.
Honor troops with respect and gratitude
December 15, 2005
Caroline Camp wanted to share a letter from her daughter who was serving in Iraq, and here it is.
Literary magazine seeks short stories
December 15, 2005
Lions scratches is sponsoring a short story contest in honor of 1998 LHS graduate Jennifer Rodriguez, who was paralyzed from the waist down in March as the result of domestic violence.
Helping hands
December 15, 2005
For many of our fellow citizens, this is a time to worry, wonder and cry.
Abolish the death penalty
December 15, 2005
Now that the United States has carried out the 1,000th execution since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, it is time for the people and leaders of this country to open their eyes and realize that the death penalty has no place in our modern society.
LHS seniors take up new offering
December 15, 2005
For the first time, LHS is giving second-semester seniors the option of being part-time students.
Amnesty deadline nears
Police chief says 16 people have taken up offer from court
December 15, 2005
Fewer than 3 percent of the more than 600 people who face arrest have accepted an amnesty offer from Lansing Municipal Court, but Police Chief Steve Wayman says he’s happy nonetheless.
Marvels of the Internet
December 15, 2005
This is a follow-up of my History Corner of Nov. 3, 2005, about Charles L. Cherrie, the first Santa Fe Agent at the Lansing Depot.
Board focuses on bond issue, student success
December 15, 2005
Board members heard several presentations Monday night that kept them at their seats for more than three hours.
Reserves serve notice
December 15, 2005
When the Lansing High boys basketball team stepped on the court last year, the strategy was simple: Send the starters out, go hard and hang on for as long as possible. So far this season, it has been a different story.
KU honor society taps Lansing grad
December 15, 2005
Angela Cathleen Sanders, a junior in chemical engineering, is one of 150 new initiates to the University of Kansas chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
On the record
December 15, 2005
Lansing Police reports and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 fire calls
LHS girls stick to KVL title formula
December 15, 2005
Speaking two weeks ago about the Lansing High girls basketball team’s expectations this season, senior forward Amanda Radovich didn’t hesitate to mention a Kaw Valley League title could be within reach.
Honors continue to roll in for LHS soccer players
December 15, 2005
The Lansing High boys soccer team was one of the strongest squads in Class 5A this year, and it was rewarded for its successful season by placing four players on the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association All-State teams.
Police hopefuls put through paces
December 15, 2005
The Lansing Police Department went ahead with its scheduled physical agility test Saturday morning at the Lansing Middle School track, despite subfreezing temperatures and plenty of snow still on the ground.
State championship is the prize Flynn eyes
December 15, 2005
Strong showings at two preseason tournaments gave plenty of indication that Lansing High senior wrestler Sean Flynn was poised for a fast start to the high school season.
Motocross shop opens on Main St.
December 15, 2005
A new Main Street business owner sees a silver lining in traffic congestion.
Main St. holdouts to receive checks for property easements
December 15, 2005
Most Main Street landowners holding out for more money for easements to their property will receive their final offers from the state next week, a state attorney said.
Scoreboard
December 15, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Dec. 15, 2005.
Foundation offers student loans
December 15, 2005
Applications are being taken through early March for a low-interest student loan program for Kansans attending a post-secondary school in the state.
No arrest yet in Bonner murder
December 15, 2005
Bonner Springs detectives investigating the homicide of Tonganoxie woman Robin Bell reported no significant breaks in the case this week.
Board OKs hiring new communications official
December 15, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood School Board said loud and clear who they want to lead the district’s efforts in improving dialogue between administrators and the public.
City officials interviewing 2 candidates
December 15, 2005
Twelve months after the resignation of its first-ever city administrator, Basehor city officials are poised to hire a replacement for David Fuqua.
Basehor tax collections up
December 15, 2005
New businesses continue to drive sales tax dollars this year in Basehor.
Target, JC Penney stores planned for Village West development
December 15, 2005
The battlefield of that national retail war — Wal-Mart vs. Target — will soon extend to a county near you.
Family plans vigil to mark anniversary of firefighter’s death
December 15, 2005
The one-year anniversary of a local firefighter’s death is fast approaching, and family, friends and colleagues of the young man are set to mark the occasion by paying their respects.
State aid to district ranks below average
December 15, 2005
Several local school districts, including Basehor-Linwood, are receiving less money per pupil than the state average of $9,707, according to statistics recently released by the state department of education.
Like a million dollars’
Tonganoxie woman wins Survivor reality TV show
December 15, 2005
A million dollars definitely trumps a crown and a bouquet of flowers any day. Tonganoxie’s Danni Boatwright was voted the sole survivor on “Survivor: Guatemala” Sunday on CBS, a title that gave her $1 million and a new Pontiac Torrent.
Lady Bobcats’ junior welcomes clearly defined role
December 15, 2005
With a new coach on board, the Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball players are going through a lot of changes this year.
Last-second shot misses, Lady ‘Cats fall to Lansing
December 15, 2005
The Lady Bobcats were less than a foot from forcing overtime against Lansing High School on Tuesday, as Brooke Sanders’ last-gasp three-pointer hit off the front of the rim.
Lansing drops Basehor boys to 0-3
Latest Basehor-Linwood rally falls short again
December 15, 2005
Lansing High School returned all five starters from last year’s boys basketball team.
Opinion: “Survivor” winner earns the hype
December 15, 2005
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the hype about Tonganoxie native Danni Boatwright bringing home the million-dollar prize on this season’s running of the popular reality show, “Survivor.”