Archive for Thursday, November 3, 2005

PRIDE in Lansing not uncommon

November 3, 2005

The Lansing PRIDE Committee is a behind-the-scenes group that truly fosters pride in our community.

Late last month, the group named Dale Bohannon as recipient of its 10th annual Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was presented at the annual Recognition Dinner, sponsored by the city of Lansing.

Long involved in community events, from the Spooky Center to Lansing DAZE to the annual Kids Day Fishing Derby, Bohannon is well deserving of the recognition and should be congratulated for all of his efforts on behalf of the community.

Congratulations, too, should go out to Lansing PRIDE. Celebrating achievements by community members is a worthwhile endeavor and helps spur even more community pride.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is just one of numerous activities Lansing PRIDE takes on, all of which help make our community better.

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The Lansing High School boys soccer team no doubt is feeling the hurt of a 2-1 loss in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state competition. But the Lions should hold their heads high.

At the start of the year, few gave the team a chance to compete for a Kaw Valley League title, let alone a state title. But after posting a 7-1 league record and a 15-2 overall record, the team took on highly touted Bishop Miege for the regional championship a week ago.

A 3-1 victory over the Stags not only made believers out of the Lions' fans, it had people talking about a possible state title.

That dream was scrubbed in the loss Tuesday, but the memories of an incredible year will endure.

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Today's issue of The Current marks the paper's first anniversary.

We promised in that first edition 52 weeks ago to provide coverage of the events and people that make Lansing the city it is. With your help, we hope we've kept that promise.

We'll reiterate another comment from that first edition: "We can't stress enough that The Current wants input from readers.

"This is your community newspaper; consider it your voice."

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