Archive for Thursday, March 17, 2005

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What are you doing for spring break?

Response Percent
What spring break?
Sitting back and chilling at home
Staying close to home, but taking day trips
Getting as far away from here as I can
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Parade draws a crowd
March 17, 2005
Green-clad residents of Leavenworth, Lansing and the surrounding area packed the sidewalks of downtown Leavenworth this afternoon to show their Irish pride at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Sheriff’s deputy completes training
March 17, 2005
Tyler Fast, a deputy with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, was one of 54 graduates honored March 4 after completing a basic training program at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson.
Dual-city showdown
Three teams from Lansing make finals
March 17, 2005
Lansing Activity Center was abuzz all day Saturday and Sunday with the sounds of sneakers squeaking and basketballs bouncing from the Leavenworth/Lansing Basketball Tournament.
City to hear update on memorial
12:00 a.m., March 17, 2005 Updated 07:55 a.m.
Mike Howell will update Lansing City Council on his efforts to put a veterans’ memorial in Lansing.
As Easter nears, egg hunts abound
12:00 a.m., March 17, 2005 Updated 07:55 a.m.
As Easter nears, the hunt for Easter eggs will begin in the Lansing area this weekend.
Well done
March 17, 2005
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the article on Sgt. Gustafson (March 3).
City to sponsor spring cleanup
March 17, 2005
Lansing residents ready to do a little spring cleaning should circle April 1 and 2 on their calendars.
Arthur E. Graf
March 17, 2005
Services for Arthur E. Graf, 75, Leavenworth, were Monday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial with full military honors was at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Greg A. Wood
March 17, 2005
Mass of the Resurrection for Greg A. Wood, 47, Lansing, was Wednesday, March 16, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Private family inurnment was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
NeVada Ann Runnebaum
March 17, 2005
Mass of the Resurrection for NeVada Ann Runnebaum, 93, Leavenworth, was Tuesday, March 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Bond Fire’ stokes supporters of plan
March 17, 2005
More than 500 supporters bonded Sunday at a “Bond Fire” at the proposed site of the new elementary school for the Lansing school district.
March 17, 2005
Janny Bricker and Russell Baldwin Jr. were married Dec. 18, 2004, at Memorial Chapel at Fort Leavenworth with Chaplin Gary Sanford officiating.
March 17, 2005
Darlene Tadda of Leavenworth announces the engagement of her son Eric Tadda to Sara Richmond of Olathe, daughter of David and Barb Richmond of Newton.
LHS grads earn Girl Scouts’ top award
March 17, 2005
Two Lansing High School graduates earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for their project to eradicate water hemlock in an area of Leavenworth.
On the record
March 17, 2005
Lansing Police and fire reports.
Capitol Report
How they voted
March 17, 2005
An eye on area legislators.
Slammers sparkle at Holton
March 17, 2005
Call it a case of there being no rest for the weary.
Medal caps debut year
March 17, 2005
Nick Flynn wasn’t surprised to find himself standing on the winner’s podium at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament.
March 17, 2005
Lansing scores and results from the past week.
Irish, if only for a day
March 17, 2005
One might assume that St. Patrick’s Day would have significant cultural importance to someone named Julia O’Dell. But her family, who doesn’t even happen to be Irish, celebrates March 17 for a different reason.
Bond fire
March 17, 2005
I hope all of you had the opportunity to witness the excitement and enthusiasm at the “Bond Fire” on the proposed site of the new elementary building this past weekend.
Bond support reiterated at forum
March 17, 2005
Five candidates for the Lansing School Board gathered at a forum to discuss district issues Tuesday night.
Radio in 1922
March 17, 2005
The history of radio in Lansing is interesting in that before store-bought radios were economical, people could buy the parts to assemble and fine-tune them.
Valuation rise drops mill levy for bond
March 17, 2005
Lansing School Board members and school bond supporters received welcome news this week: The projected levy to pay off the proposed $23.6 million school bond issue will be nearly 3 mills lower than originally thought.
Bond spotlights auditorium’s flaws
March 17, 2005
Forensics and English teacher Ken Church said it was a shock for him to find out Lansing High School did not have an auditorium when he started working in the district 13 years ago.
Longtime volunteer looks for board post
March 17, 2005
Beth Stevenson says she wants to use her free time to serve the community as a Lansing School Board member.
Taxing times
March 17, 2005
Attention taxpayers of USD 469: Consider the following facts, provided by the school board of this district, before voting on the $23.6 million bond issue in the April election.
Former teacher hopes to win seat on board
March 17, 2005
Former Lansing band teacher Rob Nicholas said he would like to stay connected to the district by serving on the Lansing School Board.
Robert E. Van Dyke
March 17, 2005
Graveside services for Robert E. Van Dyke, 58, Lansing, formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Shaul Cemetery in Ottumwa.
Council meeting replays to air
March 17, 2005
Replays of the Lansing City Council meetings can be seen on Lansing Government Television (LGTV), Channel 2.
It’s off to Big D for LHS Band
Texas Stadium performance among highlights of spring break trip
March 17, 2005
Lansing High School band members will leave tonight for what band director Deb Steiner calls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Older brother thrilled he ‘finally got to place’
March 17, 2005
Sean Flynn’s fingers trembled as he took his place on the winner’s podium at the Class 5A state wrestling meet.
In response
March 17, 2005
I would like to respond to the letter written by Mr. Mike Schwind and published in your March 10 edition.
Lansing resident has longtime affiliation with St. Pat’s parade
12:00 a.m., March 17, 2005 Updated 07:56 a.m.
Darlene Kenney helped to bring the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Leavenworth 22 years ago to promote Irish heritage in the Leavenworth area.
Let the sun shine
March 17, 2005
This week is national Sunshine Week, an effort of the American Society of Newspaper Editors to bring more openness into government. It also serves as a reminder to the public at large that democracy works best out in the open.
Bonner Springs considers adding girls soccer program
March 17, 2005
About a month ago, the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district distributed a survey to students at Bonner Springs High School searching for the answer to this simple question: are there enough girls interested in soccer to warrant starting a girls soccer program?
Basehor groups band together to stage fall historical festival
March 17, 2005
Several local civic organizations and community members are banding together to organize an annual fall festival for Basehor. Plans are well under way, and a target date for this year’s festival is Oct. 1.
Basehor close to committee to update plan
March 17, 2005
Basehor city officials are close to rounding out a steering committee composed of representatives from local organizations that will help in revising the city’s long outdated comprehensive plan.
Basehor in a ‘pickle’ with sewage treatment plant
March 17, 2005
Members of the Basehor City Council criticized March 8 the planning and location chosen by a past administration for the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility. Past members of the City Council said growth projections and engineers didn’t prepare them properly for implementing the facility.
Policeman is promoted
March 17, 2005
Basehor police chief Terry Horner has named Greg Hallgrimson, a local police officer for the past several years, as the department’s corporal.
Council OK’s annexation
March 17, 2005
Members of the Basehor City Council voted Monday to annex the Highpoint Downs area of land into the city.
Deputy charged in wreck
D.A. decides Moore death was homicide
March 17, 2005
Leavenworth County prosecutors this week charged a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department deputy in connection with a December traffic accident that took the life of a young volunteer firefighter.
Population may treble when homes are built
March 17, 2005
Take a drive through all corners of the city and one thing should become abundantly clear: new homes are “popping up like weeds,” Basehor Planning Commission member George Smith said.
On-again, off-again campaign is back on
March 17, 2005
The Basehor City Council race just got a lot more interesting.
Head Bobcat steps down after 2 seasons
Basehor-Linwood volleyball coach resigns to focus on family
March 17, 2005
Sometimes sports writers have the tendency to be critical of coaches, and forget that behind the sports we cover, are the lives of human beings. Most of these coaches, in addition to facing the challenges from a long season of competition, also get to go home and make dinner for their children. For second year BLHS volleyball coach, and mother of four boys, Lisa Phelps knew something had to go, and it was coaching.
Basehor plan board reaches out for land
Commission earmarks commercial parcel at 155th and Donahoo Road
March 17, 2005
Saying that 155th Street and Donahoo Road could become the city’s next major intersection, a representative from Landplan Engineering recently told members of the Basehor Planning Commission that it would be wise to designate some tract of land in the area as commercial property.