Archive for Thursday, January 20, 2005

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Averill wins No. 200
Polls

Do you agree with the pay raises Leavenworth County commissioners approved last week?

Response Percent
Yes. Our public servants should be paid a fair wage with annual increases.
 
33%
No. The elected officials knew what the job paid when they ran for office and it should stay the same until they leave office.
 
33%
Maybe. I support the raises for everyone except the county commissioners. They shouldn’t have raised their own pay.
 
33%
Total 3

All stories

Averill wins No. 200
January 20, 2005
Lansing High wrestling coach Ron Averill picked up his 200th career dual victory Thursday night as the Lions whipped Hiawatha, 72-3. They later faced Silver Lake.
Elderly couple killed in U.S. 24-40 crash
January 20, 2005
The accident Thursday morning blocked traffic on U.S. 24-40 for more than an hour
Police use Taser to subdue suspect
January 20, 2005
The suspect was arrested after an incident at a Lansing office.
Lansing Daze festival planning begins
January 20, 2005
The Lansing Daze Festival Committee, a group of about 20 people from City Hall and community and civic groups, met for the first time last week to begin organizing this year’s festival, which runs June 9-12.
Police and Fire reports for Jan. 20
January 20, 2005
Police and Fire Department reports for the week of Jan. 20, 2005.
Suspect bound over for trial
January 20, 2005
A 25-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man faces arraignment this week on charges that he raped a clerk during an armed robbery last month at a Lansing gasoline station.
Welch named to all-state squad
January 20, 2005
Casey Welch spent her first two years at Lansing High School finding her niche as a varsity volleyball player in the Kaw Valley League. Her third year, however, she asserted herself as one of the most dominant players in the state.
Former Lansing schoolteacher runs for board
January 20, 2005
A former Lansing teacher filed to run for one of the open seats on the Lansing School Board.
The oldest business in Lansing
January 20, 2005
What is the oldest continuous business with the same family name in the city of Lansing?
The right move
January 20, 2005
Leaders in the Kansas House of Representatives should be applauded for their decision to follow the normal legislative process in the consideration of a ban on same-sex marriage.
Event honors King’s memory
January 20, 2005
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision came to life this past weekend at a Leavenworth church event that celebrated the life of the slain civil rights leader, an event organizer said.
Helen Lavina Auchard
January 20, 2005
1941-2005
Retired, but still active
January 20, 2005
Laura Barnes retired from teaching first grade in 1995, but that hasn’t kept her away from the schools.
New rule allows online tag renewals
January 20, 2005
A new Kansas auto insurance regulation will make it possible for all drivers to renew their licenses and tags online.
Commissioner OK pay raises for elected officials
January 20, 2005
Wage increases from $2,170 to $12,088 were approved for elected officials
Leaders begin push to renew county sales tax
January 20, 2005
Officials from throughout Leavenworth County are gearing up for an April referendum that seeks to renew the 1 percent countywide sales tax.
Small wars focus of lecture
January 20, 2005
Fort Leavenworth Historical Society presents “The Small Wars of the U.S. Military, 1898-1934.”
Alan D. White
January 20, 2005
Alan D. White, 60, Lansing, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005.
Capitol report
January 20, 2005
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature.
GUIDING LIGHT
Long-time wrestling coach nears 200th career win
January 20, 2005
When Ron Averill thinks back to his first year as Lansing High School’s wrestling coach, he recalls it as though it were yesterday.
LHS boys still stinging from fourth straight loss
January 20, 2005
The scowl on Cody Mohan’s face Monday night as he walked off the court following Lansing High’s 58-53 loss to Pleasant Ridge summed up the way the boys’ basketball team has been feeling these days.
Trumpet player tunes up for state festival
January 20, 2005
Lansing High School senior Micah White has been tapped for a select orchestra.
Lansing Middle School second-quarter honor roll
12:00 a.m., January 20, 2005 Updated 12:39 p.m.
LMS lists its second-quarter honor roll students
Student aides
They earn credit, experience working with younger students
January 20, 2005
Instead of going to a traditional elective class at Lansing High School like many of her classmates, senior Melissa Poe reports to Lynda Schimke’s first-grade class at Lansing Elementary School.
Looking to break the chain
Inmates seek ways to end violence behind prison walls
12:00 a.m., January 20, 2005 Updated 09:23 a.m.
A prisoners’ group, STOP Violence, organized Lansing Correctional Facility’s all-inmate summit to quell violence behind bars at the prison.
Council to recognize officer, corporations for civic contributions
12:00 a.m., January 20, 2005 Updated 09:24 a.m.
Two recognition ceremonies and the city’s plans for spending money from a possible extension of the countywide sales tax will take center stage at tonight’s meeting of the Lansing City Council.
School bond backers organize
January 20, 2005
Getting “good information” out to the community is one of the group’s top tasks, a leading supporter says.
Room to improve, but Lions whip Rams
January 20, 2005
The Lansing High girls’ basketball team learned plenty about itself in the past week.
Basehor couple killed in wreck on 24/40
January 20, 2005
Man and wife die in accident.
Chieftains ‘Knipped’ by Bobcats
BLHS sophomore point guard nets career-high
January 20, 2005
The BLHS Bobcats have found the answer to their point guard problems this season. Sophomore Austin Knipp made his first start at point last Friday against Tonganoxie and locked himself in as a starter with a 22 point performance.
Lady Bobcats battle, but fall to Holton in tourney opener
January 20, 2005
The BLHS Lady Bobcats are looking for something right now. The problem is, they don’t quite know what it is they are looking for. After three straight losses, they need to find what ever it is fast.
Benton outlasts Bobcats in 1st round
January 20, 2005
Fresh off their first league win, against Tonganoxie last Friday, the BLHS boys basketball team faced St. Joe Benton, in the first round of the Bobcat Classic. The Bobcats were only able to muster a first half showing and lost 55-36.
City council to re-examine annexation of Cedar Lakes
January 20, 2005
The Basehor City Council is scheduled to once again consider annexing land in the Cedar Lakes and Briarwood developments, both of which are located south of the city’s current boundaries.
Sunflower launches on-demand service
January 20, 2005
Sunflower Broadband has announced it will launch Sunflower on Demand television service next month in Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lawrence, Eudora and the Piper area of Kansas City, Kan., allowing digital subscribers to watch selected programs from several networks whenever they want, as often as they want.
New classifications added for Basehor
January 20, 2005
A new zoning classification recently approved by the Basehor Planning Commission would be a perfect compliment for a downtown district should the city of Basehor ever move forward with developing one, Basehor city planner Angela Solberg said.
Leavenworth board gives itself a raise
January 20, 2005
One of the first acts of the new Leavenworth County Commission was to approve salary increases for themselves as well as other elected county officials.
Chamber to celebrate anniversary
January 20, 2005
An organization composed of local business leaders dedicated to the long-term economic development of Basehor and one that can be credited with putting Basehor back on the map, literally, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary later this month.
Glenwood Ridge boss submits resignation
January 20, 2005
Linda McFarlane, the principal at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School, has submitted her resignation to Basehor-Linwood School District administrators. She intends to finish the school year before leaving her post, school district officials said.
Former postmaster joins mayoral race
January 20, 2005
Joe Nick, a long-time Basehor resident and now a mayoral candidate, said he wasn’t willing to let the race be decided by a lack of choices and pledged to “restore honesty and dignity” to the office should voters lean his way in this spring’s general election.
The Dream Still Lingers
January 20, 2005
The sanctuary inside the First Christian Church was packed Monday with more than 100 people who honored one of America’s best known Civil Rights leaders and the message he stood for.
City Council continues connection fee debate
January 20, 2005
Because of a missed deadline, the issue of allowing developers to pre-pay sewer connection fees before scheduled rate increases became a moot point and the Basehor City Council was able to avoid making a decision Tuesday night. During its meeting, the City Council was scheduled to vote on rescinding a previous motion allowing Pinehurst developers to pre-pay 20 sewer connection fees. However, after council members learned that developers hadn’t paid the fees by a Jan. 15 deadline, the item was removed from the agenda.