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What was the biggest news story of 2005 in Lansing?

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Two children die in double-drowning
Lansing High dominates in athletics
School bond issue wins passage
Work begins on Carriage Hills Shopping Center; Arby’s and Popeye’s are first tenants
None of the above
City purchases 128 acres for park
Longtime officer named chief of police
Kenneth Bernard re-elected mayor
City sells Towne Center land to Leavenworth Bank
Biosciences group names Kenny Wilk its national State Representative of the Year
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Mom’s masterpiece
Football highlight videos are labor of love for Sue Ryan
December 29, 2005
It’s dinnertime on a Monday, but Sue Ryan still is seated at her desk at work.
Accomplishments plentiful in 2005 for Lansing schools
December 29, 2005
Lansing school district had several accomplishments to brag about in 2005, from high test scores to increased teacher salaries to the passing of a school bond issue.
Free spirits at home in rural Lansing
December 29, 2005
Bret and Susan Rader don’t live like most people, they freely admit.
Municipal Court adds day for trials
December 29, 2005
Beginning in January, Lansing Municipal Court will add an extra day of court each month to try to deal with an ever-rising caseload.
Commercial expansion city’s top newsmaker
December 29, 2005
Commercial development delivered the biggest accomplishments and biggest disappointments for the city in 2005, Mayor Kenneth Bernard said.
Peers help to solve conflicts at LIS
December 29, 2005
At Lansing Intermediate School, a handful of students will be talking seriously with their peers about peaceful resolutions to conflict.
Foundation to support Fort Leavenworth college
December 29, 2005
Lansing City Council member Robert Ulin is a founding member of the newly formed Command and General Staff College Foundation.
Helping to build Lansing
December 29, 2005
Wayne Domann grew up on a farm thinking he’d always be a farmer.
Students win bikes with guesses
December 29, 2005
Lansing Elementary School students Jack Bresser and Ivana Lopez are riding new bicycles this week - and not because they were wrapped under the Christmas tree.
Wristen: Lansing makes statement in 2005
December 29, 2005
Lansing has had its share of successful years on the sports field throughout history, but few, if any, quite compare to the dominance displayed by the Lions in 2005.
Johnsmeyer Gym dedication set
December 29, 2005
The words “Earl W. Johnsmeyer Gymnasium” already adorn the wall at the north end of the Lansing High School gym, but the new title will become official Jan. 6.
Free throw contest on tap Jan. 8
December 29, 2005
Lansing Knights of Columbus will put on their annual free throw competition at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Lansing Activity Center gym. The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 10-14 as of Jan. 1, 2006.
New Year’s Eve in Lansing
December 29, 2005
The year my wife Ada and I were married, 1950, had the exact calendar as we will have in 2006.
Vote on road
December 29, 2005
I understand that the government may have the legal right to “take” someone’s property; however, having the “right” to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do.
This week on LGTV
Channel 2
December 29, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Holiday to affect trash service
December 29, 2005
Deffenbaugh Disposal Service, the city’s waste disposal contractor, will observe the New Year’s Day holiday, which will affect some service this coming week.
City offices to observe holiday
December 29, 2005
Lansing City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day.
Council member is top ‘jailbird’
December 29, 2005
Lansing City Council member Andi Pawlowski was the top fund-raiser in last month’s Leavenworth Jail and Bail benefit for the March of Dimes.
Letter: Road is unnecessary
December 29, 2005
Village West businesses ring up robust holiday sales
December 29, 2005
Legends 14, the new kid on the block as it pertains to cinemas in the Kansas City metropolitan area, was one of several Village West businesses that reported a successful holiday weekend.
Statewide coalition warns about shooting firearms into air
December 29, 2005
The Safe Kids Kansas group cautions: What goes up will come down.
Colleagues, family pay tribute to firefighter
December 29, 2005
Heavy-hearted firefighters from across the area convened Wednesday evening in Basehor to pay homage to a colleague who tragically lost his life last year in the line of duty.
Mom, we’re going to be on TV today’
December 29, 2005
Dana Gouge was an infant in 1963 when his parents, Forest and Aiko Gouge, moved to Tonganoxie. He was their sixth child, and two more would follow. Aiko and Forest had met in Japan, when he was serving in the U.S. Army and she worked on a military base.
Three Basehor developments slated for council consideration
December 29, 2005
Developers of several new subdivisions are seeking Basehor City Council members’ approval on requests ranging from rezoning to preliminary plats.
Search committee focuses on candidate for city’s top post
December 29, 2005
A committee of Basehor city officials has selected a finalist for its long-vacant city administrator position and has forwarded the potential new employee to the city council for consideration.
A case to remember
Tonganoxie native helps close BTK case
December 29, 2005
Chances are, 2005 is a year that Wichita homicide detective Dana Gouge never will forget.
Parents’ lawsuit seeks $4 million
Federal suit filed against Leavenworth County
December 29, 2005
The parents of a late Basehor firefighter have filed a federal lawsuit against Leavenworth County seeking at least $4 million.
Tennis title, soccer highlight ‘05 in Bonner Springs
December 29, 2005
It was a memorable year in the world of Bonner Springs High School sports. Several teams picked up trophies during 2005 and others turned in their best seasons in school history.