Archive for Thursday, December 22, 2005

Also from December 22

Events
Photo galleries
LMS choir tour
Polls

Did you contribute to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund?

Response Percent
No. But I gave to other charities for Christmas.
 
56%
Bah : humbug.
 
17%
Yes. It’s a wonderful program.
 
13%
No. I can’t afford to this year.
 
13%
Total 23

All stories

Donated goods brighten season for families
Hundreds of food items, gifts collected, distributed in Lansing
December 22, 2005
About a dozen volunteers worked Friday afternoon to brighten the season for 28 struggling Lansing families, sorting hundreds of food items and gifts to distribute to selected families.
Nietzke ignites Lions
December 22, 2005
Katie Nietzke’s eyes never gave it away, but she was nervous.
Per-pupil costs lowest in Lansing
December 22, 2005
Lansing school district had the lowest average cost per student of Kansas’ 300 school districts in 2004-05, and that’s not a bad thing, according to Lansing schools superintendent Randal Bagby and State Rep. Kenny Wilk.
Lansing duo set sights on nationals
LHS graduates find success in forensics at Kansas City Kansas Community College
December 22, 2005
Two Lansing High School graduates are helping Kansas City Kansas Community College make a name for itself in college forensics circles.
Clearing the way
December 22, 2005
For many people, this is a busy time of year, full of gift-shopping and party-planning.
Nagging problems plague LHS girls
December 22, 2005
Lansing High girls basketball coach Keith Andrews is thrilled that his team is 2-0 in Kaw Valley League play. If the Lions want to make a serious bid for a league championship, though, then some serious changes need to be made.
City lists holiday hours
December 22, 2005
The City of Lansing will close its offices early on Friday and will stay closed on Monday in observance of Christmas.
LHS grads send care packages to soldiers
December 22, 2005
Making money, even for a good cause, wasn’t as easy as two 2005 Lansing High School graduates and their classmates hoped it would be.
LMS choir performs for senior citizens
December 22, 2005
Lansing Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade choir students spent their last day of the semester on tour.
Hannah Johnson
December 22, 2005
Michael and Sarah Johnson, Alexandria, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Johnson, born Oct. 18, 2005, at Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Reynolds-Wise
December 22, 2005
Angie Reynolds and David Wise were married July 16, 2005, at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, with the Rev. Mike Stubbs officiating.
Lamar D. Willis, 1983-2005
December 22, 2005
Services for Lamar D. Willis, 22, of Lakewood, Colo., formerly of Leavenworth, were Friday, Dec. 16, at Beldon-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.
St. John Hospital hires new director
December 22, 2005
Saint John Hospital has announced the hiring of Ed Gordon as its director of surgical and obstetrical services.
Chamber seeks award nominations
December 22, 2005
The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Citizen of the Year Award.
Area optometrist achieves fellowship
December 22, 2005
A recent addition to the staff at Reifschneider Eye Center in Leavenworth has earned recognition from a national association of optometrists.
Thomas W. Boone, 1926-2005
December 22, 2005
Services for Thomas W. Boone, 79, Leavenworth, were Saturday, Dec. 17, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, with burial at Mount Muncie Cemetery.
Carol Sebby-Gilliland, 1948-2005
December 22, 2005
Services for Carol Elizabeth Sebby-Gilliland, 57, Lansing, were Friday, Dec. 16, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Chapel, Olathe. She donated her organs and will be cremated.
Injury reported in U.S. 73 accident
December 22, 2005
A Bonner Springs woman was treated at a Leavenworth hospital after she was injured in an automobile accident Saturday south of Lansing.
Beatrice Binder, 1915-2005
December 22, 2005
Services for Beatrice “Bea” Frances Callison Binder, 90, Lansing, were Friday, Dec. 16, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, with private graveside burial at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth.
Auto accident injures two
December 22, 2005
Two people suffered possible injuries in a traffic accident Monday involving three vehicles.
Lansing fire calls
December 22, 2005
Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Principal demonstrates diplomacy
KU fan rewards students by switching loyalty for assembly
December 22, 2005
Kerry Brungardt says he’s been a University of Kansas Jayhawk fan for as long as he can remember. But the Lansing Middle School principal was spotted in his school’s gym on Friday promoting the Kansas State University Wildcats.
Pratt knows varsity spot can be his on ‘any given Monday’
December 22, 2005
There’s a certain level of glory that comes with being a member of the No. 1 ranked wrestling team in Kansas. But a look beyond the headlines and hype reveals that a constant dogfight exists behind the scenes.
Soccer players recognized for academic success
December 22, 2005
The Lansing High girls soccer team earned national recognition recently for its academic success during the 2004-2005 school year.
Lansing Police reports
December 22, 2005
Police reports, Dec. 6-17
Community Library observing holidays
December 22, 2005
Lansing Community Library users should take note of upcoming holiday hours and changes in operating hours.
Scoreboard
December 22, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Dec. 22, 2005.
Allen asks LHS boys to dig deeper
December 22, 2005
By Lansing High boys basketball coach Don Allen’s assessment, junior forward Jeff Jackson was the only player who matched Mill Valley’s intensity Friday night as LHS dropped a 60-44 decision in Kaw Valley League action.
This week on LGTV
Channel 2
December 22, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Churches set Christmas services
December 22, 2005
This year, with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Sundays, the regular schedule of Sunday services for churches in Lansing will change as churches celebrate the birth of Jesus and welcome the New Year.
Get out of the way
December 22, 2005
Business owners should be free to do what they want to do with their businesses when it comes to a legal substance such as tobacco.
Those were the Christmas mornings
December 22, 2005
Everyone remembers his or her Christmas mornings as a child. To wake up early and run downstairs to see what Santa had left around the tree was an exciting time.
Group offers free lodging
December 22, 2005
The group that operates Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lansing is offering a free night of lodging Christmas Eve to the family of patients in local hospitals, nursing homes, veterans homes and treatment centers.
Welcome to Santa’s Workshop
PTA event draws 350 to Lansing Elementary School
December 22, 2005
The second annual Santa’s Breakfast was Saturday in the Lansing Elementary School gym, music room and library. It provided Lansing youngsters a place to buy kid-priced gifts for their families, craft holiday decorations, take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and eat pancakes.
Club notes
Reno Bobwhites 4-H
December 22, 2005
Notes for the Dec. 1 meeting of Reno Bobwhites 4-H Club.
Practice safety first on holiday trips
December 22, 2005
The time between Thanksgiving and New Years are some of the heaviest traveled days of the year and there are some things you can do to ensure a safer trip for you and your family. While a white Christmas makes for a great memory, it doesn’t present the most ideal driving conditions.
Three senior Lions earn All-State honors
December 22, 2005
Lansing High football coach Bill Pekarek said he was thrilled to learn that The Topeka Capital-Journal named three LHS players to its All-State team.
Waxmonski lost for the season
December 22, 2005
Opinion: Committment and sacrifice
December 22, 2005
Anyone who’s looking to work off a few holiday pounds this year would do well to get a copy of the Basehor-Linwood High School wrestling team’s conditioning program from coach Scott Neil.
Sixth-graders display spirit of giving
December 22, 2005
Seven students from Basehor-Linwood’s sixth-grade center believed it was a good idea to participate in helping local families this holiday season.
Bonner Springs woman suspected in eight forgeries in Basehor area
December 22, 2005
An investigation into a check forgery case led Basehor police to eight other similar offenses, according to Police Chief Terry Horner.
Salary cap a sticking point in city administrator talks
Finalists seeking ‘a lot more’ than offered by Basehor
December 22, 2005
Once again, contract negotiations between the Basehor City Council and two candidates for its vacant city administrator position have stalled.
Patrons respond to school survey
December 22, 2005
A survey released earlier this month is generating more responses from Basehor-Linwood School District patrons than two previous polls, officials report.
Leavenworth County officials plan road trip
Delegation to lobby members of Congress for financial help with upgrade of turnpike access road
December 22, 2005
In late January, a group of Leavenworth County officials will make a pitch to members of Congress for federal funding to upgrade a county road leading to a new turnpike interchange.
New EMS director ready to roll up sleeves
December 22, 2005
The county’s new ambulance service director plans to hit the ground running. About two weeks ago, the county commission appointed interim director Jamie Miller to lead Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. The 29-year-old Miller replaces longtime director Irene Maley, whose appointment was not renewed in September.
Lawsuit against city moves forward
December 22, 2005
Attorneys involved in a federal age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a Basehor police officer will discuss the timeline for the case in January.
Two local schools earn high marks
Basehor-Linwood middle, high schools fare well in accreditation
December 22, 2005
Basehor-Linwood High School and Basehor-Linwood Middle School recently received word that their academic performances are on the right track. Both schools received nearly perfect scores on their first and second of five visits by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA).
Sunflower Broadband donates to Basehor-Linwood schools
December 22, 2005
Sunflower Broadband, which provides telephone and cable service locally, has donated $1,520 to the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation.
Housing starts up from 2004
Officials optimistic about city’s future
December 22, 2005
For a second consecutive year, the city of Basehor has reached an all-time high for issuance of building permits.
Local schools extend aid to students in Louisiana
aBasehor-Linwood students, staff provide helping hand
December 22, 2005
It’s a sad fact, and one much to the detriment of people living in the Gulf Coast, that the public’s compassion to tragedy wanes as time moves on.
The legends of Kansas
Village West to pay tribute to famous and influential natives
December 22, 2005
You probably know these names — Wyatt Earp, Amelia Earhart and Dwight D. Eisenhower. But what about these: Jack St. Clair Kilby … Clyde Tombaugh … and Susanna Madora Salter.
Balanced attack leads Basehor girls by Mill Valley
December 22, 2005
Mill Valley’s three-point barrage was no match for Basehor-Linwood’s inside-outside balance on Tuesday, as the Lady Bobcats beat the Lady Jaguars 56-40. The win gave the Lady ‘Cats a 2-3 record heading into winter break.
Mill Valley roughs up Bobcats
BLHS outscored 42-18 in the paint
December 22, 2005
With an 0-3 record, the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team was looking for something positive to take into winter break. But Mill Valley was not in the mood to be a pick-me-up for the Bobcats on Tuesday.