Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2005

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On the street
Photo galleries
LHS girls fall to Bonner in overtime LHS boys fall at Bonner

Is this year's flu bug worse than most years?

Response Percent
How would I know : I haven’t been sick yet.
Yes. I’ve never been so sick from flu in my life
No. I shook it off without batting an eye.
Total 16

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Bummer in Bonner
February 24, 2005
The Lansing High girls dropped an overtime decision to Bonner Springs, while the LHS boys lost by 12 in their final regular-season game.
Don’t forget where you came from
February 24, 2005
A City Council member knows where his roots are planted
Clunker law’ repealed
February 24, 2005
A 2004 law that changed the way the state collects sales tax on used cars is now history
Keeping seniors active
February 24, 2005
Jennifer Carpenter is activities director at Colonial Manor - but don’t ask her to play Bingo.
Mayoral candidates unveil initiatives for city’s youths
February 24, 2005
Mayoral candidates Kenneth Bernard and Harland Russell want to engage Lansing’s youths in the political process.
Janitor homeless after house fire
February 24, 2005
A fire in Kansas City, Mo., has left a Lansing Elementary School janitor and his family homeless
District reiterates need for new school
February 24, 2005
The Lansing School Board has put on the April 5 ballot a referendum that contains two components: a new $19.2 million school for kindergartners through fifth graders and a $4.4 million auditorium at Lansing High School.
Lansing cadet on Dean’s List
February 24, 2005
Cadet Phillip Brown, son of Ralph and Debra Sorrell of Lansing, was named to the Dean’s List at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
Film critic provides Oscar preview
February 24, 2005
America is saturated with awards shows.
Board, council discuss building uses
February 24, 2005
Lansing School Board explained to the City Council why it wants to build a new school and what it would use the old buildings for.
Rebuilding process slow after house fire
Lansing chiropractor plays waiting game in three months since blaze
12:00 a.m., February 24, 2005 Updated 10:38 a.m.
A Lansing man who lost his house to an electrical fire in November said the rebuilding process is slow.
Nine Mile Masonic Lodge
February 24, 2005
Gene Young’s weekly history note focuses on the history of Nine Mile Masonic Lodge.
Meeting slated with KDOT leader
February 24, 2005
Leavenworth County commissioners will meet with Deb Miller, Kansas secretary of transportation, to discuss highway projects in the county, including Kansas Highway 7.
Fort Hays State offers area program
February 24, 2005
Representatives of Fort Hays State University will be in Overland Park this weekend for a Student Recognition Program.
Elizabeth A. Yunker
February 24, 2005
Services for Elizabeth A. Yunker, 83, Lansing, were conducted Monday at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mount Muncie Cemetery.
Edgar E. Brammell
February 24, 2005
Services for Edgar E. Brammell, 85, Leavenworth, were conducted Monday at Church of the Open Door. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
Stancy W. Eisenring
February 24, 2005
Services for Stancy W. Eisenring Sr., 89, Lansing, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Zola W. Williams
February 24, 2005
A graveside service for Zola W. Williams, 88, Leavenworth, was conducted Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Diana L. Long
February 24, 2005
Services for Diana L. Long, 56, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, with inurnment at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March , at Mount Muncie Cemetery.
Tractor safety course offered
February 24, 2005
Leavenworth, Douglas and Johnson county extension offices offer a training course for 14- and 15-year-olds who will be using a tractor.
Manor selects Valentine royalty
February 24, 2005
Colonial Manor residents and their families, staff and volunteers recently selected Valentine’s Day royalty to preside over the annual Valentine’s Day dance.
Lenten classes target youths
February 24, 2005
Lenten season classes for youths will be offered at Fairmount United Methodist Church beginning Sunday continuing through Easter Sunday, March 27.
Home-buying workshop offered
February 24, 2005
Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. will present a free four-hour workshop explaining all aspects of the home-buying process for first-time homebuyers in Kansas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Topeka Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Street, Topeka.
Sisters of Charity healthcare workers earn special honors
February 24, 2005
Two women associated with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth healthcare system are receiving special recognition.
Scholarship offered to LHS grads
February 24, 2005
Lansing Education Association is offering an $800 scholarship for any graduating Lansing High School student who will be student teaching in the fall of 2005.
Middle School squads wrap up seasons
Eighth-grade boys start slow, finish strong; seventh-graders steady
February 24, 2005
The basketball season has come to an end for Lansing’s seventh- and eighth-grade teams
KU announces Lansing graduates
February 24, 2005
Five students with Lansing ties are among the more than 1,275 students to complete degree work at the University of Kansas during the fall semester, according to the KU Office of the Provost.
Pfrimmer savors Jekyll cup experience
February 24, 2005
Nick Pfrimmer, an 11-year-old golfer, placed 45th in his age group at the tournament last weekend.
Sick bug hits Lansing; school nurses cautious
February 24, 2005
The sick bug is making its way through Lansing schools, with reports of colds, flu, strep throat and pneumonia causing absences.
Trial date set
February 24, 2005
A Kansas City, Kan., man is scheduled to go to trial in April for charges related to a robbery and rape at a Lansing convenience store.
Lions romp through regional meet
February 24, 2005
There were a few pleasant surprises for Lansing at the Turner wrestling regional
Paying for schools may shut out state workers
Democrats in Legislature say Republican plans for education funding could mean no pay raise for state employees
February 24, 2005
State employees may be the ones left behind in Republican school finance plans, Democrats said last week.
February 24, 2005
Week ending Feb. 22
Capitol report
February 24, 2005
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
City administrator comes up for review
February 24, 2005
Lansing City Administrator Mike Smith is up for his annual review Thursday.
George T. Dooner
February 24, 2005
Services for George Thomas Dooner, 49, Leavenworth, were Wednesday at St. Casmir’s Catholic Church with burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Independent filmmaker speaks at university
February 24, 2005
Lansing and Leavenworth residents got a sneak preview of excerpts from Kevin Willmott’s film “CSA: Confederate States of America” when Willmott spoke at the seventh annual Lincoln Lecture Series Monday night at the University of St. Mary, 4100 S. Fourth St.
Lansing girls eager for postseason opportunity
February 24, 2005
Last year, the Lansing High School girls basketball team couldn’t wait for the season to be over. This year, the don’t want it to end.
Fix-It Form’ opens online avenue to City Hall
12:00 a.m., February 24, 2005 Updated 10:37 a.m.
A city of Lansing program that incorporates the Internet is helping officials to spot and correct problems around town more quickly and opening up the lines of communication between the public and City Hall, the city administrator says.
Strong finish at Bonner important for boys basketball
February 24, 2005
The boys basketball team is looking for a strong finish before heading to sub-state play.
Letters to the Editor
February 24, 2005
Letters to the Editor for the week of Feb. 24, 2005.
History of museum chronicled as it reopens
February 24, 2005
The Lansing Historical Museum reopens from its winter hiatus Saturday, making this year the museum’s seventh.
Police and Fire reports for Feb. 24, 2005
February 24, 2005
Police and Fire reports for the week of Feb. 24, 2005.
Attorney says plans won’t satisfy court
Lawyer for mid-sized schools says Legislature is playing politics with funding ideas
February 24, 2005
Republican school finance plans are nowhere near what the Kansas Supreme Court wants, according to the plaintiff’s attorney for school districts that successfully sued the state.
Parents as Teachers provides support group for parents of young children in Lansing
February 24, 2005
Usually, there’s a waiting list for the Parents as Teachers group in Lansing. This year, however, the program has openings for a few more families.
LMS presents school play
February 24, 2005
Lansing Middle School will present the play “Welcome to the Haunted House.”
Rezoning sparks council questions
February 24, 2005
Lansing City Council members want to know why Leavenworth County never accepted a joint planning agreement between Lansing and the county.
12 wrestlers state-bound
Lansing qualifies record number for state meet
February 24, 2005
Twelve Lansing wrestlers qualified for state, including a few surprise winners.
Opinion: Hell’s Angel
February 24, 2005
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage! Rage! Against the dying of the light. — Dylan Thomas
Bobcats, Braves secure reservations for Wich
Two first-timers join seasoned state veterans on qualifying list
February 24, 2005
What began in November will continue for one more week for five area wrestlers.
B-L Foundation meeting to focus on scholarships
February 24, 2005
Members of the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation were scheduled to meet Wednesday night with a discussion regarding scholarships to local students as the most pressing item on the meeting’s agenda.
Elementary schools ready for roundup sessions
Kindergarten roundup provides a preview for next year
February 24, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood School District has scheduled kindergarten roundup sessions at each of the district’s three elementary schools throughout the month of April.
Planning Commission to host hearings
February 24, 2005
The Basehor Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 to discuss items continued from its February meeting.
New city treasurer begins work
February 24, 2005
It’s a matter of addition and subtraction: while one new treasurer is coming on board, another is leaving.
County sales tax subject of town hall meeting
February 24, 2005
Projections indicate a countywide 1 percent sales tax will generate approximately $180,000 for the city of Basehor and more than $2 million for Leavenworth County in 2007, all of which, by law, must be funneled into designated public projects.
School advisory council to consider construction proposals
Early returns indicate members favor $20 million plan
February 24, 2005
Of three proposals under the most serious consideration for future school construction, a $20.3 million plan has been deemed by the majority of Basehor-Linwood district advisory council members as the most appropriate for the community.
City Council primary to dwindle candidate field
February 24, 2005
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 for Basehor voters casting a ballot in next week’s primary election for City Council members. Voting will take place inside Father Quinlan Hall at Holy Angels Church, 15438 Leavenworth Road.
State, local representatives to study highway
24/40 analysis to resemble current K-7 study
February 24, 2005
Volunteer program earns state acclaim
February 24, 2005
In the six years since the Basehor-Linwood School District implemented its YouthFriends volunteer program, more than 25,000 hours have been dedicated to approximately 3,000 students.
Bobcats strive for 5
Basehor-Linwood drops a pair, eyes win No. 5 in season finale
February 24, 2005
At the beginning of the season, first year head coach Mike McBride wrote down the number five. It was the number of games he realistically thought this year’s Bobcat team could win. The Bobcats are now 4-15 this season, after losing to Piper on Tuesday night. With one game remaining, the Bobcats have one more chance to get what has proven to be a very elusive fifth win.
Health committee tables ‘Alene’s Law’
Proposed bill to be reviewed during next year’s legislative session
February 24, 2005
The House Health and Human Services Committee decided Tuesday to table House Bill 2211, or “Alene’s Law,” a proposed bill that would require emergency medical attendants to honor durable power of attorney documents. The bill was proposed to the committee at the request of Basehor woman Tammy Potts.
Opinion: Don’t forget to vote
February 24, 2005