Archive for Thursday, May 19, 2005

Also from May 19

Events
On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
Leavenworth County Peace Officers and Police Awards Program D.A.R.E. festival OK Kids Day Fishing Derby
Polls

Do you think Fort Leavenworth was treated fairly by the Department of Defense in the latest round of base closings?

Response Percent
Yes. We should be glad the Pentagon didn’t shutter the old fort.
 
36%
No. Why the War College wasn’t transferred here, I’ll never know.
 
33%
Maybe. But let’s wait until the final decision is made.
 
30%
Total 30

All stories

County law enforcers gather for awards ceremony
May 19, 2005
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department and the police departments of Basehor, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie and the Veteran’s Affairs Police Department participated in the ceremony, now in its 19th year.
Library board appointments on tap
May 19, 2005
Two Lansing Community Library board members will be considered for reappointment to their posts at this week’s meeting of the Lansing City Council.
Traffic ticket record broken
Police write up 549 violations in April
12:00 a.m., May 19, 2005 Updated 03:52 p.m.
Lansing Police officers cited motorists for 549 violations last month, the most ever in a one-month period in the city, Chief Steve Wayman said.
Seniors await their day
Class of 2005 to graduate Saturday
May 19, 2005
Some seniors are crossing their fingers and hoping the weather stays sunny and dry Saturday so that Lansing High School can hold its commencement ceremony outside for the first time in four years.
Fort’s gains praised but fall short of desires
12:00 a.m., May 19, 2005 Updated 08:17 a.m.
Area officials hoping for huge growth at Fort Leavenworth in the latest round of military base closings and realignment saw a silver lining in last week’s announcement that an additional 217 jobs were coming to the local base.
On the record
May 19, 2005
Lansing Police reports and fire calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1.
PRIDE recognizes well-groomed yards
May 19, 2005
Lansing PRIDE has announced the city’s outstanding yards for the month of May.
Sound Spectrum adds new voices
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School’s Sound Spectrum choir has announced its new voices for next year.
Muddy water hampers anglers
7-year-old reels in largest catch, a 16-inch catfish, at fishing derby
May 19, 2005
Saturday’s weather for the OK Kid’s Day Fishing Derby at Lost 80 Park was perfect: sunny and mild.
Graduating senior offers thank-you to community
May 19, 2005
To the Citizens of Lansing, Kansas: Happiness is not Lansing, Kansas, in your rearview mirror.
Longtime 4-H’er ready to ride to KSU
May 19, 2005
Laura Abramovitz has been riding horses for as long as she can remember and taking care of them as long as she’s been able to carry a bucket, she says.
Police officers pick up awards
May 19, 2005
Aaron Wilson is the Lansing Police Officer of the Year.
Fort to conduct graduation program
May 19, 2005
The School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth will conduct graduation ceremonies next week for 78 officers graduating from its Advanced Military Studies Program and for 10 officers graduating from its Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellowship.
KSU-Salina program taps Lansing resident
May 19, 2005
A Lansing sophomore is one of seven Kansas State University at Salina students selected for the 2005-2006 class of K-State at Salina Ambassadors.
NHS selects new officers
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School’s National Honor Society has elected officers for the 2005-06 school year.
Barbecue cook-off a first-ever feature for Lansing DAZE
12:00 a.m., May 19, 2005 Updated 03:54 p.m.
If Lansing DAZE organizers get their way, there’ll be a huge cloud hanging over this year’s festival.
Motel completes room renovations
May 19, 2005
The Econo Lodge, 504 N. Main St., has renovated its rooms and installed high-speed Internet access in each one.
Cleaning business adds new service
May 19, 2005
A local couple is now certified to clean ceilings.
LHS seniors list scholarships
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School seniors are accepting many scholarships this year.
Seniors’ gifts keep principal off-guard
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School seniors have a tradition of presenting the principal with a parting gift.
Hardmans announce birth of son
May 19, 2005
Rachel Fitzpatrick Hardman and Richard Scott Hardman of Lansing, announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Gray Hardman. Reagan was born at 10:17 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Fort offers last lecture in series
May 19, 2005
The Fort Leavenworth Historical Society presentation for May is “Vietnam” by Jim Willbanks of the Combined Arms Center’s Combat Studies Institute.
From teacher to technology
May 19, 2005
Jeff Andrews successfully made the transition from classroom to computer technology.
Planners to meet Tuesday evening
May 19, 2005
The Lansing Planning Commission, which usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, is postponing this month’s meeting until 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
Concert scheduled Friday at church
May 19, 2005
Two Lansing residents will showcase their talents at “An Evening of Art, Arias and Art Songs” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Lansing United Methodist Church, 107 E. Kay St.
Pancake brunch to benefit Habitat
May 19, 2005
The Leavenworth alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is sponsoring an “All You Can Eat” pancake brunch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Softball falls in finals
May 19, 2005
The Lansing High softball team knew it would be difficult to qualify for state in Class 5A this season, but the Lions also knew they had a shot if they played their best ball at the end of the season.
Stags sting Lions again
Just like 2004, Miege bumps LHS from playoffs again
May 19, 2005
The Lansing High girls’ soccer team did everything it could to prepare for its regional playoff showdown Tuesday with Bishop Miege.
Prison’s chief engineer had inventive streak
May 19, 2005
Albert Eugene Sherley was the chief engineer at the Kansas State Penitentiary from 1921 to 1934 and from 1937 until his retirement in the late 1950s. He was in charge of all the physical equipment at the prison, electrical systems, plumbing and maintenance of buildings.
Majority of seniors college-bound
May 19, 2005
This year, 83 percent of Lansing High School seniors will go to a two- or four-year college.
Loyal Lansingers put in double time
Elementary schoolchidren’s chorus performs two concerts in one day
May 19, 2005
Loyal Lansingers Children’s Chorus performed twice May 5 at the intermediate school.
Car show to honor longtime Lion
May 19, 2005
The man largely responsible for the Lansing Lions Club’s annual auto and motorcycle show died this past November, but this year’s event on June 11 will still bear his imprint.
Scoreboard
May 19, 2005
Scores and results from Lansing High sports from the week leading up to May 19, 2005.
Errors costly for LHS baseball
May 19, 2005
Everything, it seemed, had fallen into place for the Lansing High baseball team to advance to state.
Senior wins SMSU scholarship
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School senior Melissa Wagner received a scholarship from Southwest Missouri State University.
D.A.R.E. Rewards
Concert at Verizon amphitheater a treat for students in program
May 19, 2005
Lansing Intermediate School fifth-graders attended a graduation ceremony for completing Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
LHS track ready for fast foes at regional meet
May 19, 2005
As fast as he was running during the 200-meter finals at the Kaw Valley League meet, Lansing High School junior Jeff Slater couldn’t help but give a shout-out to the guy who ran even faster.
Disability can’t keep senior from activities
May 19, 2005
Lansing High School senior Todd Orlowski may face many challenges as the result of being legally blind, but he hasn’t let his disability stop him from doing what he wants to do - including fixing computers and being a weather spotter.
Double the fun
LHS tennis squad sending both doubles pairs to state
May 19, 2005
Since the first day of tennis practice this spring, Lansing High seniors Chris Bristow and Chris Hancock had two goals - qualify for state and play hooky from graduation.
Fort’s expansion tied to corrections facility
May 19, 2005
Fort Leavenworth would experience a net gain of 217 jobs and an estimated $65 million in new construction if the Defense Department’s recommendations to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission are accepted.
Bobcats give defending state champs a battle
May 19, 2005
The postseason of high school baseball began on Monday, and there was a buzz in the air at CommunityAmerica Ball Park.
Simply Perfect
Staff ace strikes out 17, hurls first career perfect game
May 19, 2005
Every team that takes the field during high school regional play wants to start their post season as flawlessly as possible. Rarely is the standard achieved, but on Monday when the Lady Bobcats took the field against Bishop Ward, perfection is exactly what they got.
Unruly man found guilty
May 19, 2005
Earlier this month, a Leavenworth County District Court judge found guilty a man accused of battering a Basehor police officer in 2004.
Board approves curriculum revisions
May 19, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved a revised curriculum during its meeting Monday night to better align it with state standards on assessment tests required under the No Child Left Behind Act.
City weighs LAD levy
May 19, 2005
Since 1981, the primary interest for Leavenworth Area Development has been attracting new businesses in areas such as manufacturing, industrial and warehousing.
Basehor corporal is honored as Police Officer of the Year
May 19, 2005
Greg Hallgrimson, a Basehor Police Department officer who was recently promoted corporal, added another distinction to his resume Monday night. Police Officer of the Year.
New business fulfills owner’s 20-year goal
May 19, 2005
Coming from a long-line of self-employed family members, it’s been a goal of Basehor-area resident James Smith for the last 20 years to follow in those same footsteps by opening a business of his own.
KDOT considers studying future of 24-40 highway
May 19, 2005
Officials Wednesday morning described an upcoming study of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor, specifically between Basehor and Tonganoxie, as a multi-layered process that now is in the preliminary stages.
Straight talker
New Basehor City Council president known for standing up for citizens
May 19, 2005
It’s shortly after the 2003 election and rookie Basehor City Council member John Bonee has been nominated to the second-highest position in municipal government. He’s less than an hour into his four-year term, yet council members are poised to vote on whether to elect Bonee council president.
Historical society offers benefactors’ names etched in brick
May 19, 2005
Usually, it takes a great achievement to have one’s name permanently etched in the annals of history. The Basehor Historical Society is offering that opportunity for $50.
County attorney considers felony charge in death of firefighter
May 19, 2005
Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl is considering a stiffer charge against a Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy accused of causing the death of a volunteer firefighter in December 2004.
4-year-old grapples with disease
Basehor area family hopeful new treatment affects rare affliction
May 19, 2005
The pond out back is vacant and toys are tucked in the barn. The sun is shining and the sky is deep blue, but Basehor area youth Ethan Basler can’t come out and play. He’d sure like to, but mom and dad won’t let him. Doctor’s orders.