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Now that Towne Center has announced its first tenant, do you expect it to fill quickly?

Response Percent
No. That bank is going to be lonely all by itself.
Maybe. But the city should hold out for an Old Navy, Sheridan’s and a Kohl’s.
Yes. And I’ll be shopping there by Christmas!
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Incumbent seeks re-election to mayor’s post
Bernard cites on-the-job experience
March 24, 2005
Kenneth Bernard says he is still energized by the challenge of being Lansing’s mayor.
Bank to locate in Towne Center
March 24, 2005
MidAmerican Bank & Trust is the first business to commit to relocating to Towne Center.
District, architect look inside new school
March 24, 2005
A look at the facilities and amenities of the proposed elementary school.
Myth vs. fact
March 24, 2005
You can certainly tell it’s political season once again. It seems that the rumor mill is churning. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a few matters of fact.
Service note
March 24, 2005
A Lansing man has completed his chaplain training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Lacrosse club to play at home
March 24, 2005
The Lansing Lacrosse Club will open its home season at 5 p.m. today against Rockhurst at the Fort Leavenworth field.
Council member vies for mayor’s post
Russell describes vision for city
March 24, 2005
Harland Russell, Ward 4 representative on Lansing City Council, says he has some innovative ideas for the city.
Dancing the night away
March 24, 2005
Six years ago, while recovering from a divorce, Nancy Kirby found a new love: dancing. “I always liked it, but I never took lessons,” Kirby said. “I went to swing lessons, and I was hooked.”
Regional Prisons Museum proposed
12:00 a.m., March 24, 2005 Updated 12:01 p.m.
Lansing City Council will hear a proposal for the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum at a study session at 7 p.m. today.
Students lean on each other to fill void
School counselor leads group that learns to cope while parents are away with military
March 24, 2005
When Alex Hamlet looks out the window of his second-grade classroom, he sees a ribbon representing his father, Lt. Col. Michael Hamlet, who is working as a G3 planner for the 42nd Infantry Division in Tikrit, Iraq.
Lansing churches list Easter, Holy Week services
March 24, 2005
As Christians observe the most important period on their religious calendar, churches in the Lansing area have announced their Easter and Holy Week services.
City to sponsor spring cleanup
March 24, 2005
Lansing will sponsor its Spring Clean-Up April 1 and 2.
Higher ed thanks
March 24, 2005
I want to publicly thank Rep. Kenny Wilk, who voted in favor of tuition ownership and block grant funding for the six Regents universities.
Time is now
March 24, 2005
The education of our children is both a right and an obligation. It is a right guaranteed to us by our Constitution and an obligation because our children are our future and legacy.
March 24, 2005
I’m writing about the Lansing School District bond issue. Do we need a new elementary school?
Get the facts
March 24, 2005
I see that one of Lansing’s newest residents is at it again. Mr. Visocsky’s views are not facts just because they are printed in a newspaper. His latest letter “Taxing Times” (March 17) is loaded with distorted facts and half truths:
A choice
March 24, 2005
Not always do we have a choice in whom to vote for in a small community such as Lansing, but we do this year for mayor.
State tournament looms for Slammer wrestlers
March 24, 2005
The Slammer Wrestling Club took 20 wrestlers to the USA Wrestling Kansas Kids District 1 Championships on Saturday at Baldwin High School.
4-H news
March 24, 2005
Friendship Valley 4-H notes from March 14.
Five months until football, but coaches planning ahead
LHS staff studies new strategies at clinic
March 24, 2005
Lansing isn’t considered a football powerhouse in Kansas - not yet, anyway. Lansing High football coach Bill Pekarek intends to change that, however.
March 24, 2005
Slammers results from the District 1 Wrestling Championships and LHS golf results from the Mill Valley Invitational.
Simien an AP All-American
Leavenworth native to have KU jersey retired
March 24, 2005
Kansas University senior power forward Wayne Simien was named first-team All-American on Tuesday by the Associated Press.
Lions doing fine on college scene
March 24, 2005
It’s easy to keep track of Lansing High’s student-athletes during their four years of high school, but when they move away to college, it becomes easy to lose sight of them and miss out on their athletic achievements at the next level.
In response
March 24, 2005
Mr. Visocsky’s March 17 letter and a series of fliers handed out by an anonymous group are filled with untruths and misrepresentations.
Dentist vies for school board seat
March 24, 2005
Though he said he didn’t consider himself a political person, Dr. Gary Courtney said he thought he could bring a fresh perspective and new blood to the Lansing School Board. He is running for one of three open seats on the board.
Towne Center movement
March 24, 2005
Those who have grown anxious to see movement on Towne Center can breathe easier with this week’s announcement of the first tenant in the development.
Forecast bleak
March 24, 2005
A friend of mine has spent many years in this community as an educator. He has taught classes in subjects which I can barely spell, let alone understand! Perhaps I need to consult him for a quick refresher in weather phenomena!
Forums set for Saturday
March 24, 2005
Lansing residents have two chances to see candidates for office answer questions about their views during two candidate forums scheduled for Saturday.
Fifty years of art
March 24, 2005
This coming December will be 50 years since I painted the Sermon on The Mount mural in St. Francis de Sales Church at 103 E. Kay St.
LHS auditorium would seat 900
March 24, 2005
The proposed addition to Lansing High School includes an auditorium with seating for 900, an instrumental band room for 150 and a commons area serving the addition and the gym.
Memorial, fireworks highlight meeting
March 24, 2005
Sparks flew at last week’s action-packed Lansing City Council meeting. The council approved plans for a veterans’ memorial, but harsh words were also exchanged between council members.
School libraries cash in at book fair
March 24, 2005
This spring’s Scholastic book fair at Lansing Elementary and Intermediate schools raised more than $3,000 in books, cash and vouchers for the libraries, said Laura Faulkner, book fair chairwoman.
Plowing new ground
March 24, 2005
The City Council of Lansing is annexing the citizens against annexation.
N.H. fifth-grader seeks Kansans’ help
March 24, 2005
A fifth-grader from New Hampshire wants to know a little more about Kansas.
Youth league sign-ups continue
March 24, 2005
Lansing Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for the Summer 2005 youth T-ball, baseball and softball programs until March 31. Late registrations will not be accepted.
Board hopeful looks beyond bond issue
March 24, 2005
For Mike Nielsen, passing the school bond is important, but it’s not the only concern of the district.
On the record
March 24, 2005
Lansing Police and fire reports
Golfin’ in the rain
March 24, 2005
While most of their classmates were either relaxing at home or off seeking sunny skies during spring break, six members of the Lansing High golf team took to the links in less than exotic conditions.
Library spotlights local history
March 24, 2005
The annual “Just Desserts” program, sponsored by Friends of Leavenworth Public Library, is scheduled for next month.
Basketball team seeks new players
March 24, 2005
A local girls’ basketball team is looking for new members to play competitive basketball this summer.
Opinion: Alive but
March 24, 2005
Somewhere over Atlanta —
Braves hoping to take the next step
March 24, 2005
To fully understand the meaning of this story, you have to know Bonner Springs High School baseball coach Rick Moulin well.
Community center hot topic in Basehor
March 24, 2005
Basehor residents are rallying behind a cause they hope will lead to the city’s first-ever community center and have organized a group, the Friends of the Basehor Community Center, to help that vision become a reality.
Candidate signs snagged
March 24, 2005
This wasn’t exactly like Nixon’s henchmen breaking into the Watergate, but nonetheless, a recent political snafu by several Basehor candidates drew scorn from city codes officials.
The pain and sadness that remain
Basehor family adjusting to life without child
March 24, 2005
Raindrops fall on the canary yellow house at the corner of Elm and Walnut streets in Basehor like tears from heaven. This modest, split-level home has a warm and inviting appearance, and for good reason. Not long ago, a happy family — a complete family — lived here. Yet the thin drops that land sporadically and silently do nothing to wash away the sadness that now inhabits this place.
Former board member begins write-in candidacy
Race for position 5 now contested
March 24, 2005
Before Monday, one would have been hard-pressed to say there was a race for Basehor-Linwood School Board position 5. After all, it takes at least two to make a race and before early this week, that wasn’t the case concerning the number of candidates seeking position 5.
Mayor’s protest K-7 freeway plan
March 24, 2005
Top government leaders in several communities are forging together to oppose a consultant’s recommendation to transform Kansas Highway 7 into a freeway. Bonner Springs Mayor Clausie Smith, Mayor/CEO Carol Marinovich of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kan., Edwardsville Mayor Stephanie Eickhoff and Basehor Mayor Joseph Scherer all spoke out this week against the proposal. Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers joined the list of leaders concerned with the project, though he stopped short of vocalizing direct opposition to the project following a meeting with Smith Tuesday.
Everest in site?
Basehor-Linwood baseball program hoping experience, talent lead the Bobcats back to the top of the Kaw Valley League mountain
March 24, 2005
With spring in the air, the BLHS baseball team is headed back into action. The Bobcats look to improve upon last year’s 8-13 record with the insurgence of new head coach David Svoboda, who has assisted for the past two years.