Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2005

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Different group of parents
March 31, 2005
Wow! I was completely blown away with the “Vote No” statement, “Don’t fall for the ‘Do it for the Children’ guilt trip.”
Tennis postponed until Friday
March 31, 2005
Lansing High’s tennis season-opener at Mill Valley High School was postponed midway through the tournament Wednesday once thunderstorms set in.
Dining options to grow in city
March 31, 2005
A new development near the Lansing Holiday Inn Express will greatly expand options for eating out in Lansing about this time next year.
City taps Towne Center developer
March 31, 2005
A Kansas City-based firm that developed or manages nearly 3 million square feet of retail space across the country is the new developer of record for the Towne Center project.
Congressman likes plans for prisons museum in city
March 31, 2005
City officials made a pitch Wednesday to U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun for help in securing funding for a Regional Prisons Museum in Lansing.
LHS band takes festival by storm
Awards plentiful for Lions in Texas
March 31, 2005
Hearing the Lansing High School band perform in the near-perfect acoustics of the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas was a delight to LHS band director Deb Steiner.
Questions remain
March 31, 2005
The board does not want to publicly commit to how the existing elementary buildings will be utilized once the new facility is completed.
Police and Fire reports for March 31
March 31, 2005
Police and Fire reports for March 31.
LHS baseball reloads quickly
March 31, 2005
The Lansing High baseball team dominated throughout the 2004 season as it rolled to a 19-4 overall record and 13-3 mark in Kaw Valley League play.
Wrong message
March 31, 2005
How do you write a letter that is not in support of the current bond issue?
Lansing students on JCCC honor roll
March 31, 2005
Four Lansing students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Johnson County Community College, the school announced.
Get out and vote
March 31, 2005
It’s almost an understatement to say that Tuesday is no ordinary spring election.
Veterans organizations in the news
March 31, 2005
Area veterans make the news:
Auditorium not a frill
March 31, 2005
As a speech and theater teacher for 31 years, I take exception with Peggy Brown’s reference to our proposed high school auditorium as a “frill.”
Get the facts
12:00 a.m., March 31, 2005 Updated 12:00 a.m.
I would like to talk about the long-term impacts of passing the school bond issue on the April 5 ballot.
LHS track boasting big goals
March 31, 2005
The prospect of having a young squad and small numbers never has done anything to deter Errol Logue’s optimism about track season.
Cost a key issue in bond vote
March 31, 2005
One of the most contentious facets of the proposed Lansing school bond issue is the cost - what it will cost taxpayers and what the district will receive in return.
Radovich tabbed Class 5A All-State
March 31, 2005
Lansing High junior Amanda Radovich was named to the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Class 5A all-state girls basketball team.
Service note
March 31, 2005
David S. Carmichael has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Living within means
March 31, 2005
Taxes, taxes and more taxes! It seems our elected officials have no problem spending money and then expecting taxpayers to pick up the tab. Now the Lansing School Board is at it again.
Lansing artist featured in show
March 31, 2005
Carnegie Arts Center will present “50 Years of Art,” a retrospective featuring Lansing artist Gene Young.
Scoreboard
March 31, 2005
Slammers state results and LHS soccer scores
Lions open with win
March 31, 2005
Lauren Elkins sat on the end of the bench and stared out at the Lansing High soccer field 15 minutes after the Lions’ 3-2 victory over Mill Valley in their season-opener Tuesday night.
Veteran Lions eye state again
March 31, 2005
Forgive Lansing High softball coach Terry Cornett if he seems just a little bit giddy when he talks about his expectations for this year’s team.
Lansing student places at nationals
March 31, 2005
A Lansing man is a member of Washburn University’s national championship forensics squad.
Chief reminds public about scooter law
March 31, 2005
The onset of spring and the promise of warmer temperatures are prompting the Lansing Police Department to issue a reminder for people who own motorized, unlicensed scooters and similar play toys: Their use is pretty much restricted to private property.
Scouts earn Eagle Awards
March 31, 2005
Two Lansing Boy Scouts have earned their Eagle Awards.
Class will be cake
March 31, 2005
A cake decorating class will be offered this spring at Women’s Community Y.
LHS tennis travels to Mill Valley
March 31, 2005
The Lansing High boys’ tennis team was scheduled to open its season Wednesday with a full day of action at the Mill Valley Tournament at Mill Valley High School.
4-H’ers compete at Regional Day
March 31, 2005
Members of Leavenworth County 4-H competed at Regional 4-H Day this month.
Who was Olga Gauger?
March 31, 2005
Miss Olga Gauger was the principal of Lansing Grade School for 28 years and also taught the seventh- and eighth-grade classes.
Libraries earn more than $3,000
March 31, 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.
Middle schoolers meet reading challenge
March 31, 2005
Ten Lansing Middle School students read their way to meeting an Olympic Gold medalist and watching a Big 12 Women’s tournament game.
BRAC, sales tax
March 31, 2005
There’s been a great deal of talk and speculation about the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission) process. A recent AP article in The Leavenworth Times highlighted the extent to which states were attempting to keep their military installations off the BRAC list. This is important since once your installation is on the list the Congress must accept or reject the entire list. Bottom line is to ensure that Fort Leavenworth is NOT on that list.
Slammers collect eight medals
March 31, 2005
The Slammer Wrestling Club was shaken but not deterred after Friday’s early rounds of folkstyle wrestling at the USA Kansas Kids State Tournament.
Duo uses combined talent for cartoon
March 31, 2005
Meet the characters behind The Current’s new cartoon “Down ‘n Out.”
De Soto selects LHS grad as Teacher of the Year
March 31, 2005
Jack Bush has a few speculations about why his reading teacher, 1993 Lansing High School graduate Tana Priddy, might deserve an award.
ODP soccer selection drives Dillon to improve
March 31, 2005
Allison Dillon is a typical seventh-grader - she’s on the newspaper, she sings in the choir, she plays piano and third chair clarinet, she’s a softball catcher, she runs track, she plays basketball and, last but not least, she’s a soccer stud.
Once a tax…
March 31, 2005
The current 1 percent sales tax was passed for a 10-year period to get a new Justice Center, City Police and Sheriff’s Departments and a new jail.
Budding artists
March 31, 2005
Budding artists
Andrew Tyler Stuart
March 31, 2005
Matt and Melonie Stuart, Lansing, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Tyler Stuart.
Legislature honors Simien
March 31, 2005
Legislature honors Simien
Dual standards
March 31, 2005
The Lansing School Board and supporters of the bond proposal have discussed in detail the reasons they believe the $23.6 million proposal should be supported by this community.
Lacrosse club to play at home
March 31, 2005
The Lansing Lacrosse Club beat Rockhurst High School, 7-3, on March 24.
Acting responsibly
March 31, 2005
Last week, an ad in The Current against the school bond issue was filled misrepresentations and errors, and scare-tactic logic.
Continuance granted in deputy’s vehicular homicide case
March 31, 2005
Schedule conflict results in delay
Basehor-Linwood board approves new principal
March 31, 2005
As expected, the Basehor-Linwood School Board approved Monday night the hiring of Jan Hancock, who next year will take over as principal at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
Opinion: Coaching not the same
March 31, 2005
Here’s a nod in favor of the basketball coaches at Basehor-Linwood High School, because after last weekend’s series of games in the NCAA basketball tournament, I realized one thing — those guys can flat out coach.
Bravettes employ new faces in new places for ‘05
March 31, 2005
New names and new faces will dominate the diamond when the Bonner Springs High School girls softball team takes the field this spring.
Youth movement
Lady Bobcats hoping young roster can get the job done on the softball diamond
March 31, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood High School softball team is anxious for its season to begin.
Basehor voters to select two council members
March 31, 2005
Only half of the candidates running for Basehor City Council appeared at a candidate forum Tuesday night. Candidates David Povilonis and Bob Moore, who finished first and fourth, respectively in the March primary election, could not attend the forum for family reasons.
Board candidates vie for three seats
March 31, 2005
Candidates vying for seats on the Basehor-Linwood School Board met with a handful of potential voters Wednesday, March 23, and answered questions ranging in topics from soda machines in schools to a potential bond issue for new school construction.
Basehor looks at upgrade to waste plant
March 31, 2005
The Basehor City Council will host a special meeting next week to discuss, and possibly take action on, a contract with an engineering company the city is considering hiring to design upgrades to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Incumbent council member seeks four more years
March 31, 2005
Having been appointed to the Basehor City Council two years ago, it didn’t take long for Keith Sifford to learn a couple of simple things: the position takes a lot of time and even the most basic decisions effect everyone in the community.
Election Day draws near
March 31, 2005
There’s a simple reason why the voter turnout is bound to be higher in next week’s general election than it was during the March primary: it simply can’t get much worse.
Public servant memorial under consideration
March 31, 2005
Following an emotional memorial service for a fallen firefighter in January, two Basehor City Council members got the idea to honor public servants who died while serving in the line of duty with a memorial, which could possibly be located at Basehor City Park.
Accident report: Deputy ‘confused’ about location
March 31, 2005
Shortly after his police cruiser collided Dec. 29, 2004, with a car driven by a local volunteer firefighter, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department deputy Robert L. Peterman told an investigator from the Kansas Highway Patrol that he was “confused about which road to turn on.”
A good day to fly
March 31, 2005
An armada filled the skies over Glenwood Ridge Elementary School this week as 60 third-graders flew their kites over the school to celebrate Kite Day.
New council will choose administrator
March 31, 2005
Differing viewpoints on how best to fill a vacancy at the city administrator’s position has caused the current Basehor City Council to postpone its decision until after the April 5 general election.