Archive for Thursday, February 10, 2005

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Events
Polls

How do you rate the city's policies toward business

Response Percent
Poor. The policies are nothing but roadblocks to business progress.
 
40%
Good. The city is very business friendly, but it could do more.
 
28%
Fair. They’ll listen, but action for businesses is slow.
 
24%
Excellent. City Hall goes all out to accommodate and help businesses.
 
8%
Total 25

All stories

Wilson more than just a manager
February 10, 2005
After thinking of the right words to describe his appreciation for the contributions that Lansing High senior Michaelah Wilson has made to the LHS wrestling team during the past four years, one sentence finally rolled off coach Ron Averill’s tongue.
Sebelius pushes for schools
Funding fix needed by April 12 deadline
12:00 a.m., February 10, 2005 Updated 10:47 a.m.
Funding of Kansas public schools is front and center on the mind of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a point she made in a speech during the Lansing Education Foundational breakfast last week.
City says ‘thanks’ to businesses
Salads and Solutions luncheon draws 80 business representatives
February 10, 2005
Economic development is a priority for Lansing city officials, but an event last week showed existing businesses in the city that they aren’t being overlooked.
City OKs mower purchases
February 10, 2005
Lansing Parks and Recreation workers will have two new mowers to help manicure the city’s parks.
Bond support group fills committee posts
February 10, 2005
Vote for Kids, the citizens group that is spearheading efforts to pass the Lansing school bond issue in April, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commons area of Lansing Middle School, 509 W. Ida St.
Cars damaged, speeder arrested
February 10, 2005
Lansing police said eight cars were damaged late Saturday or early Sunday. On Saturday a Kansas City, Mo., man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Cheering student achievements
February 10, 2005
The sight of dozens of Lansing school district students being called to the stage at a major community function to meet the governor and be congratulated for their academic achievements is one that should make the students’ parents and the entire community proud.
Snow causes wrecks, cancels school
February 10, 2005
There was no school for Lansing students Wednesday, but the worst of the weather system hit Tuesday afternoon just as school was getting out, city officials said.
The future is greater
February 10, 2005
I read with great interest Chris Wristen’s sports article on Feb. 3 about the high school basketball team returning to the Intermediate School gym. It was a really good article that brought back memories of those early days at that gym when head basketball coach Grant Walkup called me to paint the Lions on the south wall and on the center of the court.
Watching children grow up
February 10, 2005
The first group of children to pass through A Deere Place is now a part of the junior class at Lansing High School.
Tytla set to play two positions for juco power Coffeyville
February 10, 2005
Lansing High’s football triple-threat will be just a dual-threat at the collegiate level next year.
Frankie E. Brune
February 10, 2005
Frankie E. Brune
City signs papers for park
February 10, 2005
The city and an area developer have completed a contract for a 128-acre piece of land that’s targeted to be the city’s newest park.
School briefs
February 10, 2005
Wal-Mart donates to fifth-grade class, LHS’ forensics team places 12th and the PTA announces art contest winners.
Pet spaying help offered
February 10, 2005
Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society will provide financial assistance to residents in the county to encourage them to spay or neuter their animals.
Cellular phone towers activated
February 10, 2005
Customers of Verizon Wireless should be getting better cellular telephone reception in the Leavenworth and Lansing areas after the activation last month of two new cell sites, the company announced.
Foundation raises $12,500 at breakfast
February 10, 2005
Lansing Educational Foundation Fund raised more than $12,500 from corporate donors and ticket sales at the first event in its giving campaign Friday morning at Lansing Middle School.
Police and Fire Reports for Feb. 10
February 10, 2005
Police reports and fire calls.
Prison escapee still at large
February 10, 2005
A man who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility has not been found, and officials have no information about his whereabouts, said Brett Peterson, prison spokesman.
Safety checks set
February 10, 2005
Child Safety Week begins Sunday, and Lansing Police will be doing their part to help remind parents.
City, school boards to meet
February 10, 2005
Lansing School Board and Lansing City Council will meet for a study session.
Teacher says pact backs him
February 10, 2005
Gregory Rawlings, the middle school science teacher who recently settled an employment dispute with the Lansing School District 469 and agreed to resign at the end of this school year, said one of the most important outcomes from the settlement was the district’s rescinding his termination.
Father’s return from Iraq celebrated
February 10, 2005
On Jan. 21, Maj. Drew Brickson returned home to Lansing from a four-month stint in Iraq. That evening he celebrated a belated Christmas with his sons, Benjamin, a first-grader at Lansing Elementary School, and Joseph, a preschooler, and his wife, Jodie.
Lessons in love
February 10, 2005
A year after she’d graduated, Lansing High School alumna Missy Runnebaum returned to LHS to watch her younger brother play basketball : and ended up watching the new coach instead. That Valentine’s Day, she and the coach went on their first date.
Vaccine clinic set this weekend
February 10, 2005
Although the Leavenworth County Health Department has no flu shots, an influenza and pneumonia vaccine clinic is scheduled for Saturday in Basehor.
Students reflect on directing experience
February 10, 2005
After a month of rehearsals, planning, organizing - and a certain amount of frustration - first-time directors and Lansing High School seniors Ashley Kings and Elena Stephenson miss their productions.
Inmates’ rehabilitation includes daily jobs in city departments
12:00 a.m., February 10, 2005 Updated 10:43 a.m.
The words “correctional facility” don’t have many mainstream positive associations. In Lansing, the situation is different. The correctional facility is a cornerstone of the local economy, but it also serves as a source of community service and savings.
Legislators explain gay marriage votes
February 10, 2005
Leavenworth County’s delegation to the Kansas House of Representatives was divided in its vote last week on a proposed constitutional amendment that would outlaw same-sex marriages in Kansas.
Twitchell’s steady hand sparking LHS offense
February 10, 2005
Lansing High girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews consistently has said his team’s success had been a result of his players filling their roles effectively. Junior guard Nichole Twitchell’s role has been that of the sixth-woman, the first player off the bench most of the time.
Board pushes meeting back
February 10, 2005
Lansing School Board’s February meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lansing Middle School choir room to accommodate those with Valentine’s Day plans.
Jackson, Collins finding their niche
February 10, 2005
Five juniors make up the starting lineup for the Lansing High boys’ basketball team, but two sophomores are sharing duties as the squad’s sixth-man.
Lions rested, ready for Kaw Valley League showdown at SFT
February 10, 2005
It was hard to argue with Lansing High wrestling coach Ron Averill’s decision to give his grapplers a three-day break last weekend, a mere matter of days before the Kaw Valley League meet.
Court date rescheduled
February 10, 2005
The pretrial hearing for the Kansas City, Kan., man accused of robbing a Lansing gasoline station and raping a clerk was scheduled to take place last week but was continued to 11 a.m. Friday at the Justice Center in Leavenworth.
In visit to city, governor talks on range of issues
February 10, 2005
School funding, although a top priority for Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, isn’t the only issue on the governor’s plate.
Basehor boys roughed up in 2 league losses
February 10, 2005
There was an interesting feeling in the air of the BLHS gym, last Thursday, when Bonner Springs rolled into town. It’s the same feeling in Allen Fieldhouse when the Missouri Tigers play the Jayhawks. It was the loudest and most intense game of the season, but unfortunately it didn’t help the Bobcats obtain victory and they lost their most heated rivalry of the season 66-43.
Lady ‘Cats triumphant!!!
Basehor-Linwood girls beat Bonner Springs for first time in 6 seasons
February 10, 2005
Brooke Sanders and the Lady Bobcats started a new chapter in the Basehor-Linwood versus Bonner Springs story last Thursday. Sanders made two free throws with nine seconds left to lead BLHS to a 53-51 victory over BSHS in a back-and-forth contest worthy of the two schools’ rivalry.
Former board member attempting to regain old seat
February 10, 2005
Randy Cunningham, a former Basehor-Linwood School Board member, wants his old job back and, come April’s election, he just might get his wish.
Linwood resident hoping to help improve school district
February 10, 2005
The candidacy of Gary Johnson, a lifelong Linwood resident, for position 6 on the Basehor-Linwood School Board isn’t about wholesale change so much as it is helping the district improve educational opportunities for students.
Candidate the lone new face in city election
February 10, 2005
Terry Thomas, a candidate for Basehor City Council, may not have the name recognition of his three opponents, but he said that doesn’t mean he’s any less viable a choice for voters come the March primary election, and possibly, the April general election.
Council candidate wants to bring city together
February 10, 2005
For David Povilonis, a candidate for Basehor City Council, the upcoming election and his latest bid as an elected official is about bringing the community together around common good causes.
Candidate’s withdrawal won’t affect primary
Law requires city still conduct March election
February 10, 2005
Next month’s primary election wasn’t necessary to eliminate one Basehor City Council candidate from the campaign.
Transportation officals to update interchange plan
February 10, 2005
The Kansas Department of Transportation will host a public hearing later this month to update area residents on the progress of a $43.1 million project to replace the Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24/40 interchange.
Community library’s platinum anniversary approaching
From humble beginnings 20 years ago, Basehor library has emerged as a community staple
February 10, 2005
In 1985, officials weren’t certain what lay in store for the future of the newly founded Basehor Community Library, but they were hopeful for something positive nonetheless. Fast-forward 20 years and the same holds true.
Couple’s SuperBowl trip simply ‘superb’
February 10, 2005
Getting married, having children and grandchildren are the only life events Joe and Toni Lybarger, a longtime Basehor couple, found more thrilling than last weekend’s trip to Jacksonville, Fla., for SuperBowl XXXIX.
Opinion: Rock Chalk Blue Devil?
February 10, 2005
Rock, Chalk, Duke You should know from the get-go, that I’m writing this column in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, approximately 18 hours, before my favorite team for the day, the Duke Blue Devils, meets up with that southern outpost of evil, the North Carolina Tar Heels and their hillbilly dictator, Roy Williams.