Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2005

Also from May 5

On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
LHS baseball splits with Piper on Senior Day Soccer Senior Day Art for Arthritis Lansing Correctional Facility slain workers memorial Locks of Love Softball Senior Day
Polls

Are you surprised by news the sale of school bonds will likely bring a lower mill levy than originally thought?

Response Percent
I don’t know. I still don’t understand mill levies, bonds or the bond market.
 
40%
Yes. Interest rates were going up. I don’t know how this happened.
 
31%
No. They should have been estimating high all along.
 
27%
Total 22

All stories

LHS earns Senior Night split
Terrill returns to field in emotional first game
May 5, 2005
Baseball Senior Night at Lansing High featured a barnburner, a nail-biter and an emotional return Thursday night at LHS field. Unfortunately for the Lions, they only could muster a split.
Soccer completes league sweep
Sickinger nets both goals in victory
May 5, 2005
The Lansing High soccer team completed an undefeated season in the Northeast Kansas Soccer League as it knocked off Immaculata, 2-1, on Thursday at the University of St. Mary.
Police: Backpack holds key to other car burglaries
05:21 p.m., May 5, 2005 Updated 09:27 a.m.
Lansing Police want the public’s help in identifying the owner of a backpack left behind at a car burglary.
Froelich leads Lions at Oskaloosa
Sophomore earns second-place finish
May 5, 2005
Lansing High sophomore Stefan Froelich fired an 18-hole score of 85 and placed second overall on Wednesday at the Oskaloosa Junior Varsity Golf Invitational at Village Greens Golf Course.
Senior’s clips go toward cause
May 5, 2005
Maggie Aus wanted to change her look and help a charitable cause. Tracy Lozenski accommodated both wishes.
Locks of Love welcomes donations
May 5, 2005
Thinking about donating hair to Locks of Love?
Forensics prepares for state competition
May 5, 2005
Lansing High school forensics has a busy weekend in store.
Scoreboard
May 5, 2005
Results from Lansing High and Lansing Middle School sporting events for the week leading up to May 5, 2005.
Lawmakers OK budget, end year
Session finishes with questions still swirling around school finance law
May 5, 2005
Kansas lawmakers early Sunday approved the final part of an $11.4 billion state budget that included a pay raise for state employees of 1.25 percent in July and another 1.25 percent in January.
Ryun, Kline won’t run for governor
May 5, 2005
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, who represents west Lawrence, and Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, both conservative Republicans, said they had decided against running for governor in 2006.
Softball still searching for answer to error problem
May 5, 2005
Somewhere, somehow, the Lansing High softball team has to discover its spark. That much is certain, LHS coach Terry Cornett said.
Senior’s prescription calls for research
May 5, 2005
Some might call her crazy, but Gwyndolyn Jones loves chemistry. A lot.
VFW to install new officers
May 5, 2005
James Taylor Lansing Memorial Post 12003 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will install its 2005-2006 slate of officers at its May meeting.
Dinner honors firefighters, ‘gals’
May 5, 2005
A dinner honoring Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 firefighters also paid homage to key supporters of the mostly volunteer force: their significant others.
Arts center ready for summer classes
May 5, 2005
Carnegie Arts Center has announced its summer schedule for children’s workshops.
Historical society’s dinner is tonight
May 5, 2005
It may be Cinco de Mayo, but Italian cuisine is highlighting tonight’s menus at the Lansing Historical Society’s annual fund-raiser.
Lansing DAZE adds contest for youths
May 5, 2005
The Lansing DAZE festival has a new addition that organizers hope will get more young people involved in the community and celebrate those who do.
Prison pays homage to fallen workers
May 5, 2005
Members of the Lansing Correctional Facility joined family members Tuesday in remembering the seven corrections workers who have died in service since the prison began accepting inmates in 1868.
County seeks key replacements
Interim directors appointed as commission deals with resignations
May 5, 2005
County commissioners now must replace two new department heads - one to oversee planning and zoning, and another to handle public works issues.
Lions keep marching
Senior sendoff on tap today with Piper twinbill
May 5, 2005
The buzz around Lansing High this morning likely will be about the Lions’ baseball Senior Day doubleheader at 4 p.m. today against Piper at LHS field.
Ceremonial items fill council’s agenda
May 5, 2005
Proclamations and recognitions will be the order of the evening at this week’s meeting of the Lansing City Council.
Open house marks tourism week
May 5, 2005
Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lansing Historical Museum will play host at an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 12 at the museum, 115 E. Kansas Ave.
Contest seeks city flag design
May 5, 2005
About 15 years ago, William Bailey won a contest to create a seal for City of Lansing. Now that seal is part of another contest, this time to design a flag for the city.
Festival to raise funds for agency
May 5, 2005
Tiny-K, which provides provides its early intervention services for free to 90 children throughout Leavenworth County, will have its major fund-raising event this weekend.
Capitol report
May 5, 2005
A look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature.
Fund-raiser earns club $400
May 5, 2005
A few students who will compete at the State Speech and Drama Championships and State Speech and Drama Festival this weekend had an opportunity to polish their acts Monday by performing at Forensics and Drama Night at the Lansing Intermediate School auditorium.
Mount Muncie caretaker retires
May 5, 2005
The longtime manager of Mount Muncie Cemetery Association retired after 40 years.
Students learn about prejudice through ‘wax museum’
May 5, 2005
Don’t be afraid - the “wax museum” last week at Lansing Intermediate School was not meant to be like the new horror flick “House of Wax,” although the characters at LIS were real people.
Lansing couple starts landscaping business
Duo hopes to provide ‘TLC’ to yards
May 5, 2005
A Lansing couple is turning their love for working outdoors into a business.
Police and Fire reports for May 5, 2005
May 5, 2005
Police and Fire reports from the week of May 5, 2005.
Van recovered, driver arrested
May 5, 2005
A hitchhiker from Maryland faces charges that he stole a Lansing business owner’s delivery van.
Sunday assault case under investigation
May 5, 2005
An early-morning incident Sunday ended with a 36-year-old man in custody and two sisters under investigation.
Mothers deserve a day all their own
May 5, 2005
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t take the time to put in our two cents’ worth about how special moms are. Writers, politicians, clerics, athletes and actors all have paid homage to their mothers through the years.
Junkyards and popcorn
May 5, 2005
Before trash hauling in the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, Lansing had many unofficial junkyards, usually to stop a ditch from washing out from heavy rains or just a low spot in the back yard. Everyone needed a place to put their junk.
Moving houses ‘all part of job’
Crew readies Main Street building for new home in country
May 5, 2005
To hear Clifford Tessendorf talk about his work, the casual listener might think his job entailed nothing more interesting than the simple moving of goods from one place to another.
Kindergarten Roundup on Friday
May 5, 2005
Lansing Elementary School will conduct its annual Kindergarten Roundup for the 2005-06 school year on Friday.
Agency gives boost to youths
Tiny-K delivers therapy services to young across Leavenworth County
May 5, 2005
Alexis Shepard looks at her 2-year-old son and sees how Tiny-K Early Intervention Services has helped with the boy’s development.
Rodeo pageants seek contestants
May 5, 2005
The Miss Rodeo Kansas Pageant is looking for contestants for its upcoming competitions.
Lions looking for statement wins against IMAC, Shawnee Heights
May 5, 2005
Lansing High girls’ soccer coach Rob Elkins knows his Lions are good, but are they the best team ever in the program’s first four seasons?
School bond sale begins
Average rate said to be favorable for district and its taxpayers
May 5, 2005
School bonds for the new Lansing Elementary School went on sale Wednesday, and a large percentage of the $23.6 million in bonds have sold, a representative with the Lansing school district’s financier said.
KVL meet caps busy week for LHS golf
May 5, 2005
Crunch time begins today for the Lansing High golf team.
During, after school, he puts in the work
May 5, 2005
Jake Taylor is the vice president of the Lansing High School Science Club. He didn’t have to do any campaigning - he was one of two students who showed up to an afterschool meeting, and he got his position by losing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Drapery seamstress stays busy
May 5, 2005
Linda Lockwood is a drapery seamstress, and it’s no small wonder that she’s been in business for 29 years - she says there’s no one else in the area who makes custom drapes, bedspreads, pillow shams and dust ruffles.
Art for Arthritis draws on pair from Lansing
May 5, 2005
In Jacob Nye’s latest masterpiece, his toy truck collection came in handy.
Police crack down on speeding in alleys
May 5, 2005
Drivers in the city should take heed: Lansing Police are stepping up enforcement of speeding laws in and around the city’s alleys.
LPD detective deals with reality in ‘CSI’ world
May 5, 2005
Lansing Police Detective Scott Crawford admits he’s a fan of “CSI.” But he says the difference between entertainment and reality is decided.
Norwood, Welch going to nationals
May 5, 2005
For Casey Welch, this summer will mark her third trip to the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships. For Dayna Norwood it will be her first.
History Lesson
Turner topples record twice in one week
May 5, 2005
A tiny bit of distance made a huge difference to Lansing High track senior Tiffany Turner on Friday at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational.
Curriculum changes to continue Monday
May 5, 2005
For the last two years, Basehor-Linwood School District administrators and teachers have worked to overhaul and revise core curricular areas and better align them with state standards required under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Council to vote on upgrade to 147th Street
May 5, 2005
Basehor city officials have targeted a quarter-mile stretch of roadway on 147th Street for improvements, and Monday night the governing body could take steps to make that goal a reality.
Vietnam vet new VFW post commander
May 5, 2005
There was a time when Fred Box didn’t believe he’d be fortunate enough to escape the battlefields of southeast Asia, let alone return home one day to serve his fellow community members in Basehor.
Lumber yard changes location, to spot between Basehor, Tongie
May 5, 2005
After a change of location, Schmidt Lumber is ready to move into Leavenworth County.
Engagement: Commons-Carmitchel
May 5, 2005
Obit: Patricia Louise Callahan
May 5, 2005
DAC decides to promote new school bond issue
May 5, 2005
Although Basehor-Linwood school district officials have determined they won’t seek voter approval for a $23.3 million bond issue until this fall — at the earliest — an informational campaign to promote the bond issue will proceed.
Theater opening postponed until November
May 5, 2005
Movie-goers may have to wait for the premiere of the Legends 14 theater at Village West in western Wyandotte County, but Unified Government officials tempered fans’ disappointment this week by claiming the show will be better off for it.
Leader questions Basehor’s readiness for future growth
May 5, 2005
One of the city’s most dedicated — and outspoken — leaders is unsure whether he wants to keep working in municipal government.
Lady Bobcats rolling toward postseason
May 5, 2005
Senior Kristal Holland struck out 22, gave up four hits and allowed zero runs in a doubleheader sweep of Bishop Ward on Tuesday.
Breaks not going Bobcats’ way
Basehor-Linwood baseball in the middle of a four-game slide
May 5, 2005
Coaching baseball sometimes can be like putting a puzzle together. In the case of BLHS baseball coach David Svoboda, the pieces are fitting together fine, however all of them don’t appear to be there.
Opinion: Which park is better?
May 5, 2005
Last summer Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown became the first basketball coach to complete the trifecta — winning championships at the college, professional and Olympic levels.
There’s a new mayor in town
Bar owner takes the helm in Linwood
May 5, 2005
A jukebox screams, spits and hollers a raspy, grumbling 1970s rock song. Jet-black tables are wiped clean and polished to a dull shine. Stacks of crystal clear beer mugs, looking as if they’ve been dipped in Windex and hosed down with a power washer, rest upon the bar top.