Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2005

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On the street
Photo galleries
Life on the Farm day camp

Should police be allowed to use Tasers?

Response Percent
Yes. They’re a safe alternative to mace, nightsticks and guns.
No. Electrical charges aren’t something to be messed with.
Maybe. But only if it’s not on me.
Total 24

All stories

Cavalry swept by Ottawa
Homers by Terrill, Pratt not enough in twinbill loss
June 30, 2005
Jeff Terrill smashed two home runs and Joran Pratt hit one, but it wasn’t enough as the Lansing Cavalry fell apart with errors in a pair of losses Wednesday night against Ottawa.
Outlaws split with Midwest Softball Club
Rios’ 3-hitter sparks victory in game one
June 30, 2005
Erika Rios fired a three-hitter and led the Lansing Outlaws to a 4-0 victory in game one on Wednesday night against the Midwest Softball Club. MWSC rebounded for a 7-5 victory in the nightcap.
Tasers add shock value to Police Department’s arsenal
June 30, 2005
Lansing Police department finds Tasers to be useful tools.
City ready for Fourth
Fireworks show to begin at dusk at Middle School
12:01 a.m., June 30, 2005 Updated 12:09 p.m.
Lansing’s Independence Day fireworks show will begin at dusk Monday and last about 22 minutes.
Spate of new laws takes effect Friday
June 30, 2005
Several new laws will go into effect Friday, July 1, for the state of Kansas.
Youngsters get look at rural ways
Lansing students participate in ‘Life on the Farm’
June 30, 2005
Nearly 60 children, mostly from Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, participated in “Life on the Farm” day camp last Thursday at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Anti-tax group looks to grow area chapter
June 30, 2005
The first meeting of the Lansing-Leavenworth chapter of Americans For Prosperity attracted only six people, but organizers have hope for growth.
Riptides win second straight meet
June 30, 2005
The Leavenworth Riptides have done it again.
Lansing players ready for nationals
June 30, 2005
Two Lansing players will compete at the USA Junior Olympic Girls Volleyball Championships in Salt Lake City this weekend.
Local fans celebrate with Simien
Leavenworth native fulfills dream when taken 29th in NBA Draft
June 30, 2005
Former Jayhawk basketball player and Leavenworth High School alumus Wayne Simien was drafted by NBA team the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
McMillin continues to dominate
June 30, 2005
Throwing no-hitters is nothing new to Matt McMillin. He did that often in Little League Baseball.
Softball vacation
Summer sport leaves little time for Lansing athletes to relax
June 30, 2005
Softball five days a week keeps two Lansing athletes sharp on their skills but leaves little room for a rest.
Tour makes pit stop in city
June 30, 2005
David Wigglesworth and his sister, Bernice Lindley, found themselves this past week in Lansing, just 30 miles from their homes in Johnson County. But the car in which they made the journey - a 1936 Packard convertible - was from a bygone era that seemed worlds away.
June 30, 2005
Lansing student earns MU honors
June 30, 2005
Elizabeth Studnicka was named to university and national dean’s lists.
June 30, 2005
Richard and Linda Gilliland of rural Leavenworth announce the engagement of their son Tom Brown to Janel Armon of Fairway.
Concert features unique performers
June 30, 2005
Two groups featuring performers with disabilities put on a show Sunday at Lansing Community Center.
Service notes
June 30, 2005
Three service notes.
Board to meet early
June 30, 2005
Lansing School Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. July 7.
School district may change health insurance provider
June 30, 2005
Lansing School District is seeking a new health insurance provider after learning its current provider, Humana, is set to raise rates by about 30 percent.
Advice available for small businesses
June 30, 2005
Small-business owners or would-be entrepreneurs can receive one-on-one business counseling one day next week in Leavenworth with the director of the University of Kansas Small Business Development Center.
KU theater and film cites area students
June 30, 2005
Three area theater and film students at the University of Kansas were honored last month at the department’s annual award ceremonies.
Mayor in line for pay raise in 2006
12:00 a.m., June 30, 2005 Updated 12:10 p.m.
Lansing Mayor Kenneth Bernard is in line - begrudgingly - for a pay raise in 2006.
Court’s ruling keeps eminent domain in city’s toolbox
12:00 a.m., June 30, 2005 Updated 12:09 p.m.
The city of Lansing wasn’t a party to the eminent domain case decided last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, but City Hall officials definitely were interested in the outcome.
Who was Audrey Purcell?
June 30, 2005
Audrey Purcell and his wife, Edith, owned and ran the Drug Store in Lansing from 1937 to 1946. During those years I considered him the unofficial Parks and Rec director because of all the things he did to help the kids.
New meaning to cold-blooded
June 30, 2005
Some thoughts as the Kansas Legislature continues to fritter away state funds at the rate of at least $34,500 for each day of the special session :
New planning director homegrown
June 30, 2005
Chris Dunn has returned to his roots to become the Leavenworth County planning and zoning director.
Cavalry ready for a break
June 30, 2005
The Lansing Cavalry will use an extended break to allow its team members to recuperate from injuries.
Longtimer likes changes
June 30, 2005
Verlin Tompkins says the community dynamic in Lansing has changed since he moved here 37 years ago.
KSU nontraditional students honored
June 30, 2005
Three area students were recently inducted into Kansas State University’s chapter of Pinnacle, a national honor society for nontraditional students.
A lesson in toughness
Wyatt teaches Reds to believe in themselves
June 30, 2005
Danny Wyatt says his baseball team, the Lansing Reds, need to be more confident to win.
Riptides swimming results for June 29
June 30, 2005
The Leavenworth Riptides won their second meet in a row Wednesday as they knocked off Prairie Oaks and Turner.
Educational Foundation to offer minigrants
June 30, 2005
Lansing Educational Foundation Fund already has its money invested in the market. Now it’s ready to invest in Lansing school district.
Fence-building without permit draws interest of city officials
June 30, 2005
Fence companies are testing the patience of Lansing city officials.
Festivities scheduled for July 4 holiday
June 30, 2005
The details are finalized, the wrinkles have been ironed out and organizers of the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration are ready to light this candle.
School salaries hinge on legislative action
June 30, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood school board on Monday delayed action on next year’s salaries for certified, classified and administrative employees until next month, in hopes the Kansas Legislature will have made a decision on school finance by then.
Court hearings scheduled in two local drug cases
June 30, 2005
Two men arrested by Basehor police on drug charges recently appeared in Leavenworth County District Court.
Recent grad’s life changes dramatically
June 30, 2005
A Basehor-Linwood High School graduate, albeit a non-traditional one, has soared since receiving her diploma this May.
Live from Falluja
Basehor area Marine believes in his mission
June 30, 2005
Last week, a flurry of national reports surfaced regarding the war in Iraq. President Bush, typically optimistic in his views on the war, admitted U.S. involvement in the Middle East was “tough” going. Members of his own GOP claimed the situation was worse than the White House would admit.
Council sets 5 interviews for Basehor’s top city job
June 30, 2005
The Basehor City Council narrowed its field of candidates for the vacant city administrator position Monday night by reaching a general consensus on the top five choices. The governing body will interview all five candidates via telephone during an executive session at a 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday, July 6.
Family doctor marks 50th year
June 30, 2005
It’s been 50 years since a 27-year-old, red-haired father of three walked the several blocks from the Tonganoxie bus station to his newly rented home — and started work the following day as Tonganoxie’s newest physician.