Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2005

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Events
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Photos
Photo galleries
Wallula Christian School field day Area Prom Photos Lansing Intermediate School field day Lansing Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner
Polls

This week is the annual Fishing Derby. Have you ever told a whopper of a fish tale?

Response Percent
Yes. Who hasn’t? And by the way, you should have seen the one that got away.
 
57%
No. Jonah had the best fish tale. No sense trying to top it.
 
42%
Total 14

All stories

City under tornado, flood watch
May 12, 2005
A tornado watch and flood watch are in effect for Lansing and the area.
Eustice soars to third straight KVL title
Senior pole vaulter eyes another trip to state
May 12, 2005
There was nothing pretty about Sara Eustice’s winning vault on Wednesday, but that wasn’t the point.
Illness doesn’t stop Nalker
Senior wins two medals in hurdles at league meet
May 12, 2005
Ethan Nalker had good reason to be concerned about how his races would go at the Kaw Valley League meet Wednesday night at Mill Valley.
Rain wipes out softball
May 12, 2005
Lansing High’s softball doubleheader against Silver Lake, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today at Lansing City Park, has been rained out. Meanwhile, the area remains under a flash flood watch.
Four Lions are KVL champions
Eustice, Jenkins, Turner, Slater earn individual titles at league meet
May 12, 2005
For a little while Wednesday it looked like thunderstorms were going to force the Kaw Valley League track meet to be postponed.
Inmate’s rap apology strikes chord at prison
May 12, 2005
A Lansing Correctional Facility inmate shows remorse for his and others’ crimes in an original rap song he wrote.
Athlete to navigate new waters at KSU
May 12, 2005
Lansing High School senior Ashley Brooks spent 10 studying abroad in Belgium.
Senior gets vocation, life lessons in school
May 12, 2005
Lansing High School senior Jeremy Farr has learned more than work skills at his vocational school in Kansas City, Kan.
Boundary idea gets icy response
Lansing school officials ‘not interested’ in giving up areas within Leavenworth city limits, board officer says
May 12, 2005
Lansing school district officials may listen patiently to Leavenworth School Board about changing the boundaries of the Leavenworth and Lansing school districts, but initial reactions from Lansing are not promising that a change would occur.
LHS places second at art competition
May 12, 2005
About 35 Lansing High School students participated in the 25th Annual Highland Art Day on April 28 at Highland Community College.
PRIDE resumes yard awards
May 12, 2005
It’s time to whip those lawns into shape again.
155th Street work rescheduled again
12:00 a.m., May 12, 2005 Updated 04:17 p.m.
The third time may provide the charm as road crews now look to Wednesday to do work on 155th Street.
County lacrosse sets milestone
May 12, 2005
County Lacrosse Club, became the first team in the greater Kansas City area ever to go undefeated in the FarWest division.
Scoreboard
May 12, 2005
Lansing High results from the week leading up to May 12, 2005.
Backpack said to hold clues to other burglaries
May 12, 2005
Though the arrest of a Lansing man last week helped solve several recent car burglaries, Lansing Police still are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a backpack that could help authorities solve several other car burglaries.
Jenkins, Slater blaze toward state
May 12, 2005
When it comes to track and field, Takeisha Jenkins isn’t a dreamer. She’s a doer.
Lions on hot streak heading into postseason
May 12, 2005
This time last year the Lansing High softball team was about to make its first ever march to the state tournament.
Who was John Murray?
May 12, 2005
John Murray was Lansing’s first city attorney and stayed on for 15 years.
Nice gesture
May 12, 2005
After reading Gene Young’s history article on Mr. Earl Johnsmeyer and his wife Irene, I would really like to see the school board of the high school name the basketball gym after him.
Spaghetti serves up funds for society
May 12, 2005
The Lansing Historical Society last week rekindled one of its favorite recipes for raising money.
Baseball nabs No. 1 seed
State berth within grasp as Lions enter regional play
May 12, 2005
Flashback to 2004. The Lansing High baseball team had just lost its Class 4A regional championship game to Topeka Hayden.
Senior wins at state journalism contest
May 12, 2005
Lansing High School senior Kathleen Garner is going to college to study music and youth ministry. But if she changes her mind, she might want to think about switching to journalism.
Busy days ahead for seniors
May 12, 2005
Lansing High School seniors are finishing up their school year, and they have quite a few events to fill their final days.
Leadership council plans Saturday car washes
May 12, 2005
If you’re looking to clean your car and help a cause, the Lansing High School Leadership Council has a deal for you this weekend.
Seniors aiming for state
Billard, Bristow, Nelson seeking first state bids
May 12, 2005
Graduation is important to Chris Bristow, Chris Hancock and David Billard. Make no mistake about that.
Why I will never pick up another hitchhiker
May 12, 2005
Two weeks ago I did something I’d not done in several years: I picked up a stranger on the highway.
Volleyball camps on tap for July
May 12, 2005
Lansing High volleyball coach Julie Slater and her staff will play host to their “Team Always” summer volleyball camps in July.
Legion squad looking for players
May 12, 2005
The Lansing Reds, an ‘A’ Class American Legion baseball team, is seeking players for the summer 2005 season.
Basketball camps coming in June
May 12, 2005
Lansing High boys’ basketball coach Don Allen and his staff will play host to two basketball camps in June.
Middle School track results
May 12, 2005
Lansing Middle School track results from the Turner and KVL meets.
City provides $1,000 boost to memorial
May 12, 2005
The city of Lansing granted $1,000 to Lansing VFW for the Lansing Memorial to Veterans.
Council discusses traffic issues, elects president
May 12, 2005
A brief agenda didn’t keep Lansing City Council members from taking on several issues at last week’s meeting, including speed limits, traffic and electing a new council president for the coming year.
Friendly face at City Hall
May 12, 2005
Chances are you’ve run into Lorraine Gluch
Church group starts multimedia study
May 12, 2005
On Sunday, May 15, the Ladies Small Group at Lansing First Southern Baptist Church starts a multimedia study based on Beth Moore’s “Believing God.”
LHS second at league
Regional tournament Monday will test Nelson
May 12, 2005
Lansing High senior golfer Chris Nelson hasn’t quite matched his stellar campaign of a year ago - not yet anyway.
Diversion reached in chamber theft
Former office manager agrees to pay restitution, avoid charges
May 12, 2005
A case involving the theft of funds from the Leavenworth/Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce by a former office manager is resolved without charges filed.
PTA schedules music, art camp
May 12, 2005
Lansing PTA will conduct a Summer Music and Art Camp July 18-22.
Health care issues loom large in Topeka
May 12, 2005
While most Kansans slept, the 2005 Kansas Legislature adjourned at approximately 2:55 a.m. on May 1.
Soccer prepared for regional slate
May 12, 2005
Last year the Lansing High girls’ soccer team won its first postseason game ever when the Lions knocked off Piper, 4-0, in the first round of the regional playoffs.
Pastor kicks off sermon series
May 12, 2005
Pastor John Leonard starts a new five-part sermon series on Sunday, May 15, at Lansing First Southern Baptist Church.
Board acts on construction issues
May 12, 2005
Lansing School Board moved forward with the necessary steps to build a new K-5 elementary school and high school auditorium at its Monday meeting, including dealing with financial matters and hiring a management firm to oversee construction.
University to honor retired archbishop
May 12, 2005
The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth will honor the recently retired archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., by establishing an endowed scholarship at the University of Saint Mary.
Undercover patrol results in arrest
May 12, 2005
Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman says last week’s capture of a suspected car burglar red-handed demonstrates his officers aren’t satisfied with just waiting for crimes to be reported to begin their work.
Lawrence company to buy Topeka station
May 12, 2005
Free State Communications LLC, a newly created Lawrence company, has reached agreement to acquire KTKA-TV, Topeka’s Channel 49.
Lady ‘Cats finish strong en route to No. 1 seed
BLHS sweeps Bonner in regular season finale
May 12, 2005
The BLHS softball team has won three out of its last four games, including a split with 6A Blue Valley and a sweep of league rival Bonner Springs.
A day to remember…
Alumni Day another big hit at Basehor-Linwood
May 12, 2005
It’s a tradition that has taken on many different forms during its five years of existence.
Graduation ceremonies scheduled for school gymnasium
May 12, 2005
More than 130 Basehor-Linwood High School seniors will don caps and gowns and receive tickets to the rest of their lives during graduation ceremonies Thursday night.
Chamber seeking nominees for award
Groups plan July 4 displays
May 12, 2005
Know someone who’s good for the community? The Basehor Chamber of Commerce wants to know about them, too.
Council adopts procedure to find new administrator
May 12, 2005
Basehor municipal government officials have listed hiring a new city administrator as a top priority for coming months and on Saturday, May 7, officials took steps to fulfill that goal.
Hearing set for May 18 in incident at library
May 12, 2005
A 41-year-old Basehor man charged with a felony for an alleged incident at the Basehor Community Library appeared in court last week. Attorneys in the case have scheduled the man to appear again at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 for a preliminary hearing.
Mayor making few changes
May 12, 2005
Later this month, Basehor mayor Chris Garcia will recommend to Basehor City Council members that five of six municipal government positions be filled via re-appointment.
Basehor to proceed with 147th St. repairs
May 12, 2005
The Basehor City Council approved Monday night proceeding with plans to improve a dilapidated section of roadway that members deem vital to economic development.
2nd Leavenworth County department head leaves post
May 12, 2005
Leavenworth County commissioners now must replace two new department heads — one to oversee planning and zoning, and another to handle public works issues.
Basehor-Linwood district committee convinced new schools are needed
May 12, 2005
In April, members of the Basehor-Linwood district advisory council told school officials they wanted to proceed with planning and promotion of a possible $23.3 million bond issue. At the end of this month, DAC members will begin laying the groundwork for that information campaign.
After five years, memories linger
Tonganoxie marks anniversary of May 11, 2000, tornado
May 12, 2005
Chuck Magaha’s keeping his eyes to the skies.
Vineyard specializes in ‘lettuce’ production
May 12, 2005
For decades, 14 acres of land at the corner of U.S. Highway 24-40 and 158th Street has given birth to bountiful yields of wheat and alfalfa.
A long journey to diploma
33-year-old graduating from virtual school
May 12, 2005
The nights of work, the hours of hope, amount at last to this day of joy. Soft tears began welling in the eyes of Nicole Williams Wednesday morning.