Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2005

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LMS boys A team falls LMS boys B team wins

Who has been the best president of the past quarter century

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Bethel AME marks Founders Day
February 17, 2005
Bethel AME marked Founders Day with “The ABCs of Black History”
Mother stays on the go
February 17, 2005
Kathy Edmonds is one busy lady.
Police and fire calls for Feb. 17
February 17, 2005
Police and fire reports for the week of Feb. 17
JV squads finishing strong
February 17, 2005
The JV Lions are shaking off early-season losses and adding Ws to their records.
Prison delivers bicycles for use in Iraq
Program also teams with Guard wings in Wichita, Topeka
February 17, 2005
Lansing’s homegrown bike giveaway program has gone international.
Provost marshal with Big Red One looks forward to return from Iraq
February 17, 2005
If Rodney Moore were home in Lansing, he’d be spending a lot of his time helping his wife raise their four children, including their baby girl.
Center welcomes first tenant
Gymnastics training center opens in private industrial park
February 17, 2005
Lansing Business Center has its first tenant, a gymnastics training center, and developers say more tenants are on the way.
Society selling daffodil bouquets
February 17, 2005
The Leavenworth County Unit of the American Cancer Society is taking orders for its annual Daffodil Days fund-raiser.
Board OKs curriculum changes
February 17, 2005
Lansing School Board approved curriculum changes at the high school and renewed administrator contracts at its meeting Tuesday.
Bond-related issues top joint meeting
February 17, 2005
Lansing City Council and School Board members will get together this evening for a study session to discuss issues related to the school district’s April bond election.
Capitor report
February 17, 2005
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
Working together benefits taxpayers
February 17, 2005
Lansing City Council and School Board members meet tonight in a study session at City Hall, with issues related to the school district’s bond referendum in the spotlight.
School funding topic dominates chamber’s legislative update breakfast
February 17, 2005
One of the most controversial issues of the session, school funding, topped the agenda at a legislative forum this past weekend in Leavenworth.
Highway officials to give update on K-7 interchange
February 17, 2005
Kansas Department of Transportation will play host at a public hearing next week to update area residents on the progress of a $43.1 million project to replace the interchange of Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24-40.
Sound Spectrum draws record crowd
February 17, 2005
Snow days may have kept the Lansing High School Sound Spectrum from practicing as much as it expected, but it didn’t stop the event from being the largest it has ever been.
Lena Cooley
February 17, 2005
Lena Cooley, 77, Lansing, died Feb. 12, 2005, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, Leavenworth.
Lansing’s early transportation
February 17, 2005
The Electric Interurban Streetcar that came through Lansing in my youth traveled along Main Street, turned east on Kansas Avenue then headed southeast diagonally through the block between Second and Third streets, went on through the rolling hills between Lansing and Wolcott, then on to Kansas City.
Charlotte Davis
February 17, 2005
Charlotte Davis, 79, Lansing, died Feb. 14, 2005, at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.
Ralph Bert Rector
February 17, 2005
Ralph Bert Rector, 76, Leavenworth, died Feb. 7, 2005.
John Sanders
February 17, 2005
John Sanders, 75, Potter, died Feb. 10, 2005, at his home.
Stella Thomason
February 17, 2005
Stella Thomason, 81, Lansing, died Feb. 12, 2005, at Colonial Manor.
LHS results from the week of Feb. 17
February 17, 2005
Lansing scores and stats from the week of Feb. 17.
Lansing places second at Kaw Valley meet
February 17, 2005
Seven Lions earned berths in the league finals.
Lions come together just in time
February 17, 2005
All season long, Lansing High’s boys’ basketball players talked about needing to play together.
Stepping out in faith’ puts new resident in business
February 17, 2005
In September, David Escobar moved from Las Vegas to Lansing. By October he had quit his job with Osco Drug in Kansas City. And by early January, he had completely changed his life.
Reading’s a hit with manager
T-Bones boss challenges Intermediate School students to hit the books
February 17, 2005
When Al Gallagher, a 40-year veteran of professional baseball and the manager of the Kansas City T-Bones, stood in front of the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Lansing Intermediate School and mentioned he spent 10 years as a sixth-grade teacher, the students gasped.
Lansing, Shawnee lawmakers introduce school funding plan
February 17, 2005
Kansas public schools would receive a $208.4 million increase in the next two years, and a host of programs aimed at improving education under a proposal unveiled Friday.
Darrow gets back on track
February 17, 2005
Rachel Darrow hit a midseason shooting slump, but she made a comeback Tuesday with 19 points against Bishop Ward.
Village West financing defended
Unified Government mayor, former lieutenant governor question audit
February 17, 2005
From inside one of the businesses she contends gives her community “a sense of pride,” Unified Government of Wyandotte County Mayor Carol Marinovich ardently defended her administration’s practices in luring tenants to the Village West tourism and entertainment district.
Pfrimmer primed for golf tournament in Georgia
February 17, 2005
Max Pfrimmer patted his son, Nick, on the head Friday night, flashed a smile and made an off-the-cuff observation about his son’s golf game.
Ready for regionals
Lions focused, fired up for 5A introduction
February 17, 2005
The Lansing High wrestling team will break new ground Saturday when it competes in its first-ever Class 5A regional meet, and the Lions say they’re ready to rise to the challenge.
Reservist receives donated tractor
February 17, 2005
A rural Lansing reservist who reported his tractor stolen after serving in Iraq has a new John Deere, thanks to a group of radio listeners.
Lincoln Collection at St. Mary turns 35
February 17, 2005
Penny Lonergan had met but didn’t really know Dr. Bernard Hall, whose 10,000-piece Lincoln Collection is now housed in the De Paul Library at University of St. Mary.
Sub-state pairing preview
February 17, 2005
When the Lansing High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams open sub-state play two weeks from today, the Lions could be in store for a rude introduction to Class 5A basketball. The tournament brackets are pretty stiff.
Sharpshooters shine again
February 17, 2005
Lansing youths fared well at the Knights of Columbus District Free-Throw Tournament.
LHS gym floor decision on hold
February 17, 2005
There’s still no word on whether Lansing High School will get a new gymnasium floor.
French Honor Society doubles size with induction of eight students
February 17, 2005
Lansing High School Societe Honoraire de Français, or National French Honor Society, inducted eight new members Monday, Feb. 7. The inductions brought the group’s total membership to 14.
Lady ‘Cats snag sixth win in a row
February 17, 2005
The BLHS girls basketball team is certainly on a roll, after winning their sixth game in a row, Tuesday night against a tough Santa Fe Trail team. Despite giving up a large lead, the Lady Bobcats were able to overcome eight second-half turnovers and pull out a four point victory 45-41.
Accident reconstruction proceeding on schedule
February 17, 2005
The Kansas Highway Patrol has completed an investigation into the circumstances leading to a Dec. 2004 traffic accident that claimed the life of a local firefighter, but a department officer said he could not yet release the report’s findings.
Board agrees to market 11 acres near school
February 17, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved, 7-0, a motion Monday night to move forward with selling approximately 11 acres of land near Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
Planning Commission begins plan revision
February 17, 2005
The city of Basehor’s revision of its long-outdated comprehensive plan is as important a project as the city has currently and needs the public’s support if it’s to be successful, said a Planning Commission member involved in the process.
Unified Government defends Village West development practices
February 17, 2005
From inside one of the very businesses she contends gives her community “a sense of pride,” Unified Government of Wyandotte County mayor Carol Marinovich ardently defended her administration’s practices in luring major retailers and tourist attractions to the Village West tourism and entertainment district.
Chamber delays candidate forum
February 17, 2005
Due to the recent withdrawals of two Basehor City Council candidates, a Basehor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidate forum scheduled for next week has been postponed until mid-March.
Committee hearing first hurdle for ‘Alene’s Law’
February 17, 2005
The first hurdle for a Basehor woman’s bid to have a proposed bill passed into law came Wednesday in Topeka when she was scheduled to testify before a Kansas Legislature committee. Legislative officials said the future of House Bill 2211 — a bill that would require emergency medical attendants to honor durable power of attorney agreements — would be determined, in part, by the testimony heard Wednesday afternoon before the health and human services committee.
Council election takes a twist
Recent candidate withdrawals could have strange impacts on election
February 17, 2005
For the second time in as many weeks, a candidate for Basehor City Council has said he’s withdrawing his name from consideration, the ripple effects of which could have strange bearings on the city’s March primary and April general elections.
It’s been Basehor-Linwood for a career
For 22 years, Brenda De Groot’s versatility has helped fill many roles
February 17, 2005
It’s been a winding, two-decades plus career odyssey for Brenda De Groot, a lifetime Basehor-Linwood School District educator and administrator, and one whose path isn’t likely to end soon.
KVL sparkles with green & gold
BLHS snags 2 league crowns
February 17, 2005
Two Bobcat wrestlers took first place in their weight division, and one took fourth, but the BLHS wrestling team was only able to pull off a seventh place tie at the Kaw Valley league tournament last Saturday.
Basehor-Linwood tests to begin Feb. 28
February 17, 2005
Basehor-Linwood educators, like their colleagues across the state, are preparing students for this year’s round of the all-important Kansas state assessment tests. Students’ scores on the tests are used as barometers for a district’s compliance with the federal education mandate, the No Child Left Behind Act.
In reading, one hand washes the other
February 17, 2005
Victoria Davids, a reading specialist at Basehor Elementary School, said accolades her program recently received from the International Reading Association could be credited to a cooperative effort between students, teachers and parents.
Welcome back, Ruby
After defeating cancer, long-time volunteer returns to school
February 17, 2005
It’s easy to notice the grandmotherly appearance and the kind, gentle demeanor of longtime Basehor resident Ruby Wiley. It’s even easier to note the nurturing approach she takes when helping tutor Basehor Elementary School reading students.