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Too close to home Mid America Trials Team Lansing DAZE scenes Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Que Contest Outlaws earn three-game sweep

Should the LHS gym be named after longtime coach Earl Johnsmeyer?

Response Percent
Yes. There’s no better person and the honor would be well deserved.
No. Too many places are named after too many people these days.
Maybe. But only after the board checks to see if they can sell naming rights to a corporate sponsor first.
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Council can’t muster quorum
June 16, 2005
Just four of eight Lansing City Council members showed for Thursday’s meeting, leaving Mayor Kenneth Bernard able only to conduct ceremonial business and to hear audience members’ comments.
Cavalry suffer first loss in Lawrence
Errors, walks snap 5-game winning streak
June 16, 2005
The Lansing Cavalry lost 8-0 to the Lawrence Outlaws on Thursday at Free State High School in the first game of the Lawrence Tournament.
No heartaches: Outlaws win three
Hot bats, strong pitching propel Outlaws to three-game sweep
June 16, 2005
The Lansing Outlaws picked up three wins at Basehor Field of Dreams on Wednesday night thanks to stellar pitching, solid hitting and plenty of singing.
Blakley, Mowery power Cavalry past Ozawkie
Pair of two-run homers lead Lansing to fifth straight win
June 16, 2005
Conn Blakley and Matt Mowery homered and Mike Amaral threw five strong innings on the mound as the Lansing Cavalry beat Ozawkie 6-4 on Wednesday.
Lansing students on Dean’s list
June 16, 2005
Fourteen Lansing students qualified for the spring 2005 Dean’s List at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.
Retirees to be feted
June 16, 2005
The June retirement ceremony on Fort Leavenworth will be at 9 a.m. June 23 at Zais Park.
Fort designates walkers’ entrance
June 16, 2005
Pedestrians and those on bicycles entering Fort Leavenworth are asked to use the sidewalk to the east of the Access Control Point at Grant Avenue.
On the record
June 16, 2005
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to June 16, 2005.
First-ever barbecue contest smokes out winning chefs
12:00 a.m., June 16, 2005 Updated 03:17 p.m.
Eight teams got a little wet in the weekend’s Brew, Blues and Bar-B-Q contest, but they stuck it out and took home some big prizes.
No business gives planners a break
June 16, 2005
The regularly scheduled June meeting of the Lansing Planning Commission was canceled.
Teachers, district OK contract
Pact calls for average pay raise of 4.4 percent in 2005-2006 school year
June 16, 2005
The Lansing School Board and its teachers have ratified a contract that calls for an average 4.4 percent raise for its 120 teachers in the coming school year.
Lansing residents graduate from USM
June 16, 2005
Eleven Lansing residents graduated from the University of Saint Mary in May.
The building at 106 S. Main St.
June 16, 2005
It’s amazing how a building can house such a wide variety of businesses for the people of Lansing over the years.
Governor touts expanded gaming to meet court order
June 16, 2005
The Legislature should look to expanded gambling to pay for court-ordered additions to the state’s school funding formula, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius suggests.
Childhood lessons still applicable, even for legislators
June 16, 2005
The Kansas Supreme Court has spoken on school finance in Kansas, and the sound you hear is the cumulative gnashing of legislators’ teeth.
Army secretary to speak at fort
June 16, 2005
The secretary of the Army will be the speaker this week at graduation for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course class of 2005 at Fort Leavenworth.
Political group organizing in area
June 16, 2005
Americans for Prosperity-Kansas, a group committed to restraint in the growth of government on the local, state and federal levels, is expanding its statewide chapter to Leavenworth, Atchison and Jefferson counties.
Library kicks off ‘Sizzlin’ series
June 16, 2005
Lansing Community Library gets into the rhythm of its Sizzlin’ Summer Program series today, June 16, with beats from Bongo Barry Bernstein, who will be “Looking for Wild Things” at Lansing Activity Center, 108 S. Second St.
Priest’s roots are deep in area
June 16, 2005
Though he’s only been in Lansing for nine years, the Rev. Mike Stubbs and his family have a long history in the area. Stubbs, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 900 Ida St., said several generations of his family have lived in Kansas.
June 16, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Rain can’t dampen DAZE success
Festival organizers say event attracted 6,000 people
12:00 a.m., June 16, 2005 Updated 04:22 p.m.
All week long, City Administrator Mike Smith has received letters, phone calls and office visits complimenting him on last weekend’s Lansing DAZE festival.
Festival parade goes on despite Saturday morning downpour
June 16, 2005
A little - or a lot - of rain didn’t stop the Lansing DAZE parade from meandering through town Saturday morning.
Tyler Gates
June 16, 2005
Joseph and Lennie Gates, Lansing, announce the birth of their son Tyler Joseph Gates. Tyler was born at 2:10 p.m. April 15, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
City flags LHS student’s entry as winner
12:00 a.m., June 16, 2005 Updated 02:53 p.m.
Thomas Bender originally hadn’t planned on entering the contest to design a flag for the city of Lansing. But since he had to create one as part of an assignment in his advanced word processing class at Lansing High School, he went ahead and entered. The effort is paying off.
June 16, 2005
Stephanie Lynn Williams and Davis Garth Hodam announce their engagement to be married July 30 in Lincoln, Ill.
Festival drawing winners listed
June 16, 2005
The winners of the Lansing DAZE raffle were chosen Monday, June 13.
June 16, 2005
Erin R. Young and John R. Maslowski, both of Milwaukee, announce their engagement.
Push is on to name LHS gym for coach
School board to vote on Johnsmeyer Gym at July meeting
June 16, 2005
The Lansing High School gymnasium will remain the same, but it may have a new name in the fall if Lansing School Board grants the request of several community members.
Bike run raises funds for charity
Prison employees, others take motorcycles on 100-mile ride through area
June 16, 2005
Lansing Correctional Facility’s wellness committee and the March of Dimes are the beneficiaries of the first Prison City Bike Run fund-raiser.
Youths applauded for Spirit of Lansing efforts
June 16, 2005
Six participants competed in the first Spirit of Lansing competition.
Time to fire up grill
Precautions needed for food safety
June 16, 2005
It’s official: summer is here! School is out, the swimming pools have opened and most folks have fired up their barbeque grills.
June 16, 2005
Lansing sports results for the week leading up to June 16, 2005.
LHS basketball coach announces camp champs
June 16, 2005
The Lansing High boys’ basketball program recently announced its summer camp contest winners.
Reds showing steady improvement despite losses
June 16, 2005
When Michael Smith first took over as manager of the Lansing Reds this spring, he knew it was likely his young squad would take its share of lumps.
Cavalry eager for challenge at Lawrence Tournament
June 16, 2005
The Lansing Cavalry AAA American Legion baseball team will open play at the Lawrence Tournament at noon today with very little preparation.
Kroll claims 5K title
June 16, 2005
If Sunday’s Lansing DAZE 5K run was viewed strictly as a competition, Allan Kroll smoked the field.
Great day for golf
Golf tourney provides sunny start to DAZE
June 16, 2005
Sunny skies, a few cold bottles of beer and an afternoon off work were plenty of incentive for 88 golfers to pack the fairways and the rough of Leavenworth Country Club on Thursday for the third annual Lansing DAZE Golf Tournament.
Hitting too close to home
Driver charged after pickup rams house; nobody hurt
June 16, 2005
Lynn Driscoll and her grandchildren had their card game crashed - literally - by an unwelcome visitor Friday at her Lansing home. About 9 p.m. Friday, Driscoll was playing cards with her two grandchildren in the living room of her home at 705 Holiday Drive when the evening quiet was broken by a pickup truck that smashed into the house’s front door.
Elkins ignites Bombers with perfect game
June 16, 2005
Lauren Elkins wasn’t exactly sure what to do after recording the final out of the game for the Lansing Bombers, her 14-and-under softball team in the Lansing City League.
True face of ‘dark knight’ revealed
June 16, 2005
This is the first movie to successfully adapt the comic book hero Batman to the big screen and thus represents the introduction of a franchise that shows as much promise as the “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” series.
Commerce taps new board member
June 16, 2005
A Leavenworth certified public accountant is the newest member of the board of directors for Commerce Bank Leavenworth.
Battle continues over sexual predator’s housing
June 16, 2005
Sex offender Leroy Hendricks was sent back to a state hospital after he was kicked out of Leavenworth County by county officials in early June.
KSU honor society taps 3 from area
June 16, 2005
Three area students were recently inducted into Kansas State University’s chapter of Pinnacle, a national honor society for nontraditional students.
Outlaws earn pair of ties at rain-shortened tourney
June 16, 2005
The Lansing Outlaws had looked forward to the Hidden Valley Tournament in Blue Springs, Mo., because it was supposed to provide four days of softball fun in the sun.
Lansing High announces honor roll
June 16, 2005
Lansing High School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth quarter.
Superintendents criticize lawmaker’s school column
June 16, 2005
A column distributed to newspapers by a legislative leader receives an “F” from superintendents for fact-checking.
Car show participants withstand rain, heat
June 16, 2005
Rain and shine, 31 people participated in the first Mike Neve Memorial Car and Cycle Show.
It’s summertime, and the music is easy
June 16, 2005
Three-sport stars claim Bonner Springs’ top prize
Chase Crouch, Christian McDonald named BSHS athletes of the year
June 16, 2005
Most years, the Bonner Springs High School athletes of the year share several traits.
School district fares well in parent survey
June 16, 2005
Fewer than one in four Basehor-Linwood School District parents responded to a recent survey, but of those who did, more than half think the district is completing its mission of “all students developing and reaching their potential.”
District judge reduces sentence for local man
June 16, 2005
A judge has reconsidered the jail sentence for a Basehor man convicted of striking and killing an intoxicated pedestrian near Teepee Junction north of Lawrence.
Gift shop open for business
June 16, 2005
Connie Burch, owner of the new Basehor business Connie’s Floral and Gifts, said her June 1 opening has been nerve racking and exciting.
Police officers issue 72 citations during recent seatbelt campaign
June 16, 2005
During a recent two-week span, officers from the Basehor Police Department issued 72 traffic citations to motorists for various violations, police chief Terry Horner reports. The citations were issued as part of “Click It or Ticket,” a national campaign to bolster motorist safety and seatbelt habits.
City working to fill spots on planning commission
June 16, 2005
A search committee, comprised of three Basehor officials, this week is set to begin interviewing candidates interested in filling vacancies on the Basehor Planning Commission.
Basehor council starts budget review
June 16, 2005
Members of the Basehor City Council met Monday night to begin the first of several discussions regarding the 2006 budget. Mayor Chris Garcia said his preference is to complete a task that past governing bodies have for the last four years — hold the line on the city’s mill levy.
Ceremony set for champs’ sign
June 16, 2005
Basehor-Linwood High School officials and local dignitaries will gather this afternoon for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of a sign promoting the high school’s first-ever team state championship.
Hearing set to determine predator’s fate
Leroy Hendricks moved out of Leavenworth County, back to state hospital
June 16, 2005
The notorious sexual predator Leroy Hendricks has been forced out of Leavenworth County.
Local schools earn top marks
Officials: Hard work lead to achievement
June 16, 2005
If early results from Kansas assessments hold true, Basehor-Linwood schools will have earned state standard of excellence marks in 13 of the 18 areas tested, according to information released by assistant school superintendent Bill Hatfield.
Patrons: Cut back on building size
June 16, 2005
The people are speaking. They’re speaking, and Basehor Community Library officials are listening.
Board delays consideration of bond issue
June 16, 2005
It’s unlikely that Basehor-Linwood School Board members will vote against supporting a $23.3 million new school construction proposal recommended by the District Advisory Council.
Armstrong, Kenney tabbed as Basehor’s best
Basehor-Linwood standouts named 2005 athletes of the year
June 16, 2005
It’s a tale of two athletes who took different paths to arrive at the same point.