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Photo galleries
LHS dominates double-dual at Piper
Polls

Are you willing to pay higher property taxes so that a new elementary school and high school auditorium can be built?

Response Percent
No. The current facilities are still useful.
 
48%
Yes, we shouldn’t scrimp on our children’s future
 
39%
Maybe. I’d like to see more details about the bond proposal before I make up my mind.
 
12%
Total 56

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Wrestling rescheduled… again
10:24 p.m., January 13, 2005 Updated 09:23 a.m.
Lansing High’s wrestling double-dual with Perry-Lecompton and Santa Fe Trail has been canceled twice, but the Lions are going to try it again.
Tribute to King scheduled Sunday
January 13, 2005
Bethel AME Church will play host to a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. called “Coming Together in Love” at 3 p.m. Sunday.
School’s out on Monday
January 13, 2005
Lansing public school students will have a short week next week.
K-7 a priority, lawmakers say
January 13, 2005
Upgrading the Kansas Highway 7 corridor is a priority of the Kansas Department of Transportation, an area legislator promised Lansing and Leavenworth County officials.
Chamber seeks award nominees
January 13, 2005
If you know someone who deserves to be Citizen of the Year, let the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce know.
Sheriff taps top aides
January 13, 2005
New Leavenworth County Sheriff Dave Zoellner has tapped a Tonganoxie man as his new undersheriff.
Ribbon-cutting slated at Current
January 13, 2005
Join us Tuesday morning for the official ribbon-cutting at The Lansing Current.
Seven county officials sworn into offfice
January 13, 2005
For four Leavenworth County officials, it wasn’t difficult to remember the oath of office Judge David King asked them to repeat on Monday. It was the same vow they made four years ago.
Band Boosters reset fund-raiser
January 13, 2005
Lansing High School’s Band Boosters are back on track for fund raising.
State denies city’s bid for housing grant
January 13, 2005
Funding for a program that is helping rehabilitate 15 homes in a targeted area of Lansing won’t be available this year.
Let them know
January 13, 2005
State Rep. Marti Crow and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius offered some sage advice in different venues when talking about the 2005 legislative session.
Fire chief stays on the run
January 13, 2005
Rick Huhn has been fighting fires in Lansing since the United States’ bicentennial in July 1976.
Freshmen girls knock off Piper
January 13, 2005
The Lansing High freshman girls’ basketball team knocked off Piper, 31-24, Friday night at Piper High School.
Free-throw contest coming to Lansing
January 13, 2005
Lansing Knights of Columbus will stage its annual free-throw competition at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lansing Activity Center.
Police and Fire reports for Jan. 13
January 13, 2005
A list of the police and fire reports for the week of Jan. 13.
Hearing in rape, robbery delayed
January 13, 2005
The preliminary hearing for the man accused of robbing a Lansing gasoline station and sexually assaulting the clerk was postponed a week because the defendant’s attorney was sick.
Brooke Jacobson
January 13, 2005
Mark and Denise Jacob-son, Lansing, announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Alexandra Jacobson.
Governor to speak at Middle School
January 13, 2005
Kathleen Sebelius will speak Feb. 4 at a breakfast at Lansing Middle School that will benefit the Lansing Community Education Foundation.
Club notes for Beta Sigma Phi
January 13, 2005
A summary of the Nu Xi chapter’s recent activities.
Who was Frank Graham?
January 13, 2005
Every time we go to a home football game or a track meet, we are in a field named after an outstanding person named Frank Graham.
New sheriff takes reins in county
January 13, 2005
There was once a time when Herb Nye and Dave Zoellner - the past and present Leavenworth County sheriffs - were so similar in rank that it was no big deal for Zoellner to tell his childhood friend to kindly “get your feet off my desk.”
Shelley to head LHS boys’ tennis
January 13, 2005
Lansing High School has found its boys’ tennis coach for this spring.
Lansing resident serves Lions Club on national level
January 13, 2005
On a recent cold and icy afternoon, Ernie Young Jr. had just returned from a holiday trip to Washington. Several schools had been closed, and area employees crossed their arms for warmth, wishing customers a safe trip home and themselves an early dismissal.
Winter Royalty court
January 13, 2005
Lansing High School will crown its Winter Royalty king and queen during a pep rally at 5 p.m. Friday at Lansing Intermediate School gymnasium.
Council member decides he’ll seek mayor’s post
January 13, 2005
A nine-year member of Lansing City Council is mounting a campaign to become mayor.
Geography whiz
January 13, 2005
Lansing Intermediate School fifth-grader Nathan Algarra, right, took first place in the school’s recent Geography Bee.
Going Deep
12-player rotation paying dividends for Lansing girls
January 13, 2005
It is not unusual to see first-year Lansing High girls’ basketball coach Keith Andrews go 12 players deep on his bench in any game. He’s done it in five of the Lions’ six games this year.
LHS students to attend inauguration
January 13, 2005
Twelve Lansing High School sophomores and juniors will witness history in the making Jan. 19 when they go to Washington, D.C., for a trip to the presidential inauguration.
Lights, camera, action shine in LHS classes
January 13, 2005
Maybe Dan Wessel’s classroom is separate from the main high school building for a reason.
Bond issue’s effects on mill levy take shape
January 13, 2005
The Lansing school bond proposal could cost a typical homeowner between $86 and $110 in higher property taxes this year, Lansing School Board members learned this week.
Council’s four incumbents all seek re-election
January 13, 2005
A longtime member of the Lansing City Council will seek re-election in April.
No joke: LHS girls are legit
January 13, 2005
Is anyone surprised to see the Lansing High girls’ basketball team perched atop the Kaw Valley League standings? Don’t be.
LHS wrestlers begging to compete
Holiday break, weather have sidelined Lions for a month
January 13, 2005
Want to know how to tick off a Lansing High School wrestler?
Lansing boys struggle in return to court
January 13, 2005
Lansing High boys’ basketball coach Don Allen is certain of one thing following his squad’s fourth loss in six games: the Lions’ attitude in practice must improve.
Opinion: Self styled
January 13, 2005
Dear coach Self, I know you’re probably busy right now preparing for Iowa State, but I appreciate your time and I’ll try to be brief.
Bonner Springs moves forward without Bobcats
January 13, 2005
Forced to find a replacement for the absent Basehor-Linwood wrestling team, Bonner Springs High School did not have to look very far to fill the field at last weekend’s Dick Burns Mat Classic.
Basehor-Linwood hoops squads miss out on two game nights
January 13, 2005
Whether they needed it or not, BLHS basketball teams got an extension on their winter break this season, due to the inclement whether of recent weeks. For safety reasons, the boys were unable to play Pembroke Hill last Tuesday, and both teams missed their game against rival Bonner Springs Friday.
Winter Weather Woes
Wrestlers forced to withdraw from Bonner tourney
January 13, 2005
The BLHS wrestling team missed the Bonner Springs tournament last Saturday. The team was unable to practice last week because of recent snow days, and head coach Scott Neil felt his team hadn’t had enough practice, wasn’t down to weight and was unprepared to face competition.
Leavenworth County appeals $15,420 KDHE fine
January 13, 2005
Leavenworth County has appealed a $15,420 fine levied by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for violating a permit allowing the Cedar Lakes development to use a three-cell lagoon system for wastewater treatment.
Board renews contract of its superintendent
January 13, 2005
Throughout the past 18 months, Basehor-Linwood School Board members learned enough about the work of superintendent of schools Jill Hackett that they extended her contract for an additional year.
School board waits on selling land parcel
January 13, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood School Board tabled a motion Monday night to move forward with selling approximately 11 acres of land near Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
Investigators to reconstruct accident scene
January 13, 2005
A Kansas Highway Patrol unit that specializes in reconstructing accident scenes for investigations has not yet submitted its final report on a Dec. 2004 traffic accident that resulted in the death of a local firefighter.
Local effort under way to assist tsunami victims
January 13, 2005
In 1983, a violent civil war pushed Marion Mariathasan and his family away from their home country, Sri Lanka. Twenty-two years later it’s an event no less tragic that beckons Mariathasan to return home.
Nye bids goodbye
January 13, 2005
A lesson Herb Nye, now the former Leavenworth County sheriff, learned early on his law enforcement career came when he and a fellow officer were called to a scene where a distraught man had drenched himself in gasoline and was threatening to set himself on fire.
New sheriff in town
January 13, 2005
There was once a time when Herb Nye and Dave Zoellner — the past and present Leavenworth County sheriffs — were so similar in rank that it was no big deal for Zoellner to tell his childhood friend to kindly “get your feet off my desk.”
County Commissioners assume office
January 13, 2005
A changing of the guard took place Monday, Jan. 10, as two Leavenworth County Commission members said goodbye to fellow county employees, thanked constituents and welcomed their replacements during a swearing-in ceremony at the Justice Center.