Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2005

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Change of seasons always welcome
June 23, 2005
You may not have noticed, but the season changed this week from spring to summer.
My grade school playground
June 23, 2005
There are a lot of good memories about that old school yard that sits behind what’s now the Zinser Apartments on Main Street.
Wanita Paulson
June 23, 2005
1929-2005
McMillin’s no-hitter caps Cavalry sweep
June 23, 2005
Matt McMillin knew there wasn’t much pressure on him to throw well Wednesday night in the second game of the Lansing Cavalry’s baseball doubleheader against Basehor-Linwood.
Outlaws rout Strikers for 24 runs in sweep
Holland 4-for-4 at plate in pair of wins
June 23, 2005
The Lansing Outlaws ran their winning streak to five games as they outscored the Lightning Strikers 24-2 in a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night.
Catching up with Kohl
Former Lion makes his mark at Morningside, with Cavalry
June 23, 2005
Moments after the Lansing Cavalry’s first loss of the season Thursday, center fielder Tom Kohl huddled his teammates together just outside of their dugout.
Newly promoted lieutenant manages to balance job, family, llamas
June 23, 2005
You’d think that being responsible for the Lansing Police Department’s detective, animal control, emergency operations and evidence room divisions would leave barely enough energy and time for a man to spend with his wife and son.
European trip a learning experience
LHS students, teacher return from visit to France, Spain
June 23, 2005
Lansing High School Spanish teacher Marla Spellman has been to Europe six times, and although she arranges the trips to broaden her students’ horizons, she said the trips were learning experiences for her, too.
LAD luncheon speaker promotes K-7 as freeway
June 23, 2005
A Kansas City-area developer may have ruffled some feathers at a business awards luncheon Friday.
Scoreboard
June 23, 2005
Scores and results from Lansing sporting events for the week leading up June 23, 2005.
Fardelmann an All-American
June 23, 2005
Lansing resident Meghan Fardelmann earned All-State and honorable mention All-American honors in lacrosse this spring at Culver Academy in Culver, Ind.
Reds continue gaining valuable experience
June 23, 2005
Eight games into the season, the Lansing Reds are winless.
Bayless, Mowery guiding Cavalry into tourney
June 23, 2005
The Lansing Cavalry took their share of lumps during the Lawrence Tournament, but the AAA American Legion baseball team is anything but discouraged by the losses.
Riptides whip Fun Valley
June 23, 2005
The Leavenworth Riptides Swim Team won its first meet in four years on Wednesday at the Bonner Springs YMCA
Wild West awaits Outlaws
June 23, 2005
The Lansing Outlaws softball team has held its own on the local scene so far this summer. Now the squad is ready to take its show on the road.
On the record
June 23, 2005
Fire calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 and Lansing Police Reports.
Leavenworth Riptides swimming results
June 23, 2005
Results from the Leavenworth Riptides’ swim meet against Fun Valley on Wednesday in Bonner Springs.
County 4-H’ers hone skills in Spring Fare competition
June 23, 2005
The Leavenworth County Fair is more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean 4-H members are already competing in project skills.
Council tours expanded wastewater plant
June 23, 2005
Lansing City Council members got up bright and early Saturday morning to take a tour of the city’s $15.8 million investment: the expanded Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mayor shows he’s at home on range
Council member Studnicka also displays his shooting skills
June 23, 2005
It’s a good thing the public wasn’t on hand to watch members of the Lansing city council practice shooting firearms, Saturday morning.
Council to try again for quorum
June 23, 2005
Lack of a quorum forced the Lansing City Council to postpone its regular meeting last week.
THIS WEEK ON LGTV, CHANNEL 2
June 23, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Free concert features area groups
June 23, 2005
Two performance groups are pooling their talents for a free concert this weekend at the Lansing Community Center.
Driver gets hearing in house-crash case
June 23, 2005
A hearing has been set for the Leavenworth man who drove a pickup truck into a Holiday Lane home on June 10. Thomas Brooks, 26, will appear July 18 in Leavenworth County District Court for a hearing.
Attack at prison under investigation
June 23, 2005
A corrections officer was attacked Friday at Lansing Correctional Facility.
Business group’s nationals lure LHS members
June 23, 2005
$432. That’s how much Lansing High School’s Future Business Leaders of America came up short of their fund-raising goal for their trip this weekend to the national competition and leadership conference in Orlando, Fla.
Police chief offers fireworks reminder
June 23, 2005
Lansing residents who buy their fireworks across the river or are thinking about celebrating the Fourth of July early should think again, Police Chief Steve Wayman said.
Higher fees under study
Council to hear case for higher sewer rates, connection fees
June 23, 2005
The cost of connecting to the city’s sanitary sewers and monthly charge for using those sewers would increase under proposals that will be discussed at a City Council study session.
Lansing representatives ready as special session begins
June 23, 2005
As the Kansas Legislature continues its special legislative session to answer a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase state funding for public schools, Lansing’s two state representatives still aren’t exactly sure how the battle will finish.
Army secretary speaks at graduation
June 23, 2005
The top civilian in the Army, Secretary Francis J. Harvey, paid homage Friday to the families of soldiers during his speech last week at the graduation program for Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College.
Cancer couldn’t stop teacher
June 23, 2005
When Cheryl Rader speaks of her kids, she isn’t referring just to her two sons, but to every student that she has ever had in class.
Kansas State prof surveys area creek for buried treasures
June 23, 2005
Brad Logan has found something of a summer home in the Tonganoxie area. The Kansas State University professor has conducted two archaeological digs during recent summers along Stranger Creek, searching for evidence of long-gone residents.
Bank official earns eco devo honor
Basehor Chamber of Commerce gives awards to 3 local businesses
June 23, 2005
Chris Donnelly considers his work with Leavenworth Area Development important but he modestly says it’s not outstanding.
Local groups set celebration for holiday
Fireworks, parade planned for July 4
June 23, 2005
Basehor Chamber of Commerce officials met Thursday afternoon to discuss nominations the organization has received for the city’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Two men face drug charges after Basehor police stop car
June 23, 2005
Shortly before he was arrested, a 38-year-old man told Basehor police officers he and another man were heading to area strip clubs to sell clothing to employees. However, it is police officers’ belief that the men were intent on selling something else — drugs.
Basehor police chief to oversee work on city’s emergency plan
June 23, 2005
The city of Basehor is moving forward with plans to overhaul its long-outdated emergency management plan and they’ve pegged a familiar face to oversee the upgrades.
Council plans to interview candidates
June 23, 2005
During a work session next week, members of the Basehor City Council will attempt to narrow their list of candidates for the vacant city administrator position.
Basehor Planning Commission approves 2 new developments
Council fills one vacancy on planning commission
June 23, 2005
The four members of the Basehor Planning commission met Wednesday, June 15, and acted on two proposed city developments.
Chamber outlines events for council
June 23, 2005
The Basehor City Council introduced a new addition to its monthly meetings Monday night — a report from the Basehor Chamber of Commerce on the affairs of the city’s primary supporter of local businesses.
PRIDE project to help military
June 23, 2005
National reports surfaced this week that some GOP members believe the war in Iraq may last another two years. And the Basehor PRIDE organization, a civic-minded group, wants to lend support to the troops overseas — no matter how long they may be there — and to soldiers’ families.
Engineering firm estimates costs to hit $6 million
June 23, 2005
Estimates indicate that expanding Basehor’s sewage treatment plant could cost between $5.5 million to $6 million, according to engineers the city hired.
Training for ratings
Firefighters work to ensure better insurance rates
June 23, 2005
Fire departments in Leavenworth County, and some from neighboring communities, are doing their best to ensure area residents are receiving top-notch fire service, and possibly, reduced insurance costs.
County’s new planning director comes home for job
June 23, 2005
It didn’t take Leavenworth County native Chris Dunn long to realize his home has seen drastic change in recent years. One look at the number of residential and commercial developments in progress throughout the county told him as much.