Archive for Thursday, November 10, 2005

Also from November 10

On the street
Photo galleries
Teachers receive Educate the Pride grants Rain Gutter Regatta

How are you celebrating Veterans Day?

Response Percent
Staying at home.
Going to the parade in Leavenworth.
Going to the cemetery.
Going to a veterans-related ceremony elsewhere.
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LHS prepares Thanksgiving dinner for community’s senior citizens
November 10, 2005
A story about the Lansing High School senior citizens’ Thanksgiving dinner in the Nov. 10 issue of The Current contains an error. The dinner will be at noon Friday, Nov. 11, at the school.
Foundation members visit classes to distribute first-ever grants
12:01 a.m., November 10, 2005 Updated 05:16 p.m.
The Lansing Educational Foundation Fund prize patrol was out Wednesday at Lansing schools carrying six large checks and surprising teachers and students.
Ground broken on Carriage Hills
Developer announces Arby’s as latest tenant for new center
November 10, 2005
A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the Carriage Hills Shopping Center yielded more than several shovels full of dirt.
Veterans Day Parade to be “In Support of America”
November 10, 2005
More than 160 units have been invited and are expected to participate in this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in downtown Leavenworth.
Fire doesn’t douse family’s faith
November 10, 2005
Michelle Gibler was substitute teaching the afternoon of Oct. 26 when her husband called her at Lansing High School to say fire was roaring through their family’s rural Lansing home.
Mayor seeks support for study
Coucil’s questions from week ago to be revisited
November 10, 2005
Mayor Kenneth Bernard will try to get a feasibility study for the Lansing Regional Prisons Museum back on track after a one-week derailment.
On the record
November 10, 2005
Lansing Police reports and fire calls from Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Upset within grasp
Lions keep it close for a half with No. 1 Holton
November 10, 2005
The shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at Frank Graham Field rose to its feet Saturday night as halftime arrived with the Lansing High football team trailing top-ranked Holton by just a field goal.
Fireballs edge Raiders for flag football championship
Warriors top Chiefs for third place
November 10, 2005
Given how evenly matched the Lansing Fireballs and Lansing Raiders were, it wasn’t surprising that their Parks and Recreation flag football league title game needed overtime before a champion was crowned.
Art club prepares for children’s camp
November 10, 2005
Lansing High School’s art club is so busy this month that it had to put off one of its annual outings until spring.
LHS, LMS list first-quarter honor roll students
November 10, 2005
Lansing High School and Lansing Middle School have announced its honor rolls for the second quarter. The Lion Honor Roll recognizes students who have earned a 4.0 grade-point average or better. Red Honor Roll lists students who have achieved a GPA of 3.50 to 3.99; White Honor Roll recognizes students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49.
High school prepares for senior citizens’ Thanksgiving dinner
November 10, 2005
More than 140 seniors are expected to be on hand for a Thanksgiving dinner on next week at Lansing High School.
Scholars shine on trivia team
November 10, 2005
Call it revenge of the nerds. “I like getting to show off, like, ‘Ha ha, I beat you,’” said Lansing High School junior Matt Fischer, a member of the LHS Scholar Bowl team.
Board considers moving up dates of fair
November 10, 2005
The Leavenworth County Fair Board is exploring the possibility of moving the annual fair to July.
Antique store closed - for now
November 10, 2005
Since closing their store, Babe & Grayce’s Antiquables, in October, owners Robert and Catherine Fabian have had a lot on their minds - and in their house, where they are storing merchandise that didn’t sell.
Wastewater plant expansion set to come fully online
November 10, 2005
With an eye toward the future, Lansing leaders officially marked completion of the $15.8 million expansion of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Volunteer sought
November 10, 2005
To the editor: With more than 2 million Americans incarcerated and more than 600,000 released each year back into our communities, there is a need for volunteers to work with inmates as they strive to make the changes necessary for them to be successful, contributing members of society.
Lansing Kiwanis dates to 1978
November 10, 2005
One of the great service clubs in Lansing is the Kiwanis Club.
Thank you, vets
November 10, 2005
It’s an easy declaration to make, but one that isn’t said nearly often enough to those who have served or are serving in our nation’s armed forces: Thank you.
KU’s Dole Institute seeks pictures of WWII veterans
November 10, 2005
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is asking Kansans to contribute photos of Kansas World War II veterans to be included in a permanent collection at the institute.
Festival of Trees set this weekend
November 10, 2005
The 12th annual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 11- 13 at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.
Red Devils repeat as league champs
November 10, 2005
The Northeast Kansas Athletic Association third- and fourth-grade football Super Bowl featured a rematch of last year’s title game, but the Lansing Red Devils made sure this year’s contest wasn’t nearly as close.
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Nov. 10, 2005.
November 10, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Nov. 10, 2005.
Council OKs plans for MidAmerican Bank
November 10, 2005
Plans for the first building in Towne Center have the blessing of the Lansing City Council.
Former TV host to preach safety
November 10, 2005
Sagasu Family Martial Arts will present a personal safety presentation on survival rules to help families protect themselves from crime.
Big Red falls in title game
November 10, 2005
One year after falling just short of qualifying for the Northeast Kansas Athletic Association’s fifth- and sixth-grade football Super Bowl, the Lansing Big Red achieved that goal.
No desk work for him
November 10, 2005
Jim Driscoll says he doesn’t like to stay behind a desk. The owner of Lansing BP, 200 Main St., has certainly succeeded in avoiding that kind of work in his two main careers.
The next great football town
November 10, 2005
As the Lansing High football team huddled around its Class 4A regional playoff runner-up plaque on Saturday night at Frank Graham Field, most of the Lions tried to hide tears.
Fate of LHS literary magazine no longer a mystery
November 10, 2005
The tale of the fall 2005 edition of Lansing High School’s literary magazine, Lion Scratches, reads like a mystery, complete with plot twists and the untimely demise of a key player in the production process.
LVCO Fair may move to July
November 10, 2005
The Leavenworth County Fair Board is exploring the possibility of moving the annual fair to July.
Underclassmen sweep postseason volleyball honors
November 10, 2005
With just two juniors and no seniors on the roster, it wasn’t surprising that all of the Basehor-Linwood volleyball team awards went to the younger two classes last Wednesday. What was a bit surprising was that three of the six awards went to freshmen. The awards were voted on by the 24 BLHS players.
Chemistry on the court
Basehor-Linwood girls basketball players hoping success during volleyball
November 10, 2005
Volleyball season is over for Basehor-Linwood High School’s six super sophomores, but they don’t have much time to rest.
Imaging center plans opening
November 10, 2005
The intersection of 110th Street and Parallel Parkway, a fast growing area in western Wyandotte County, will soon be home to another business seeking to capitalize on the customer base at Village West.
Restaurants, retailers add to mix of entertainment
November 10, 2005
The dining options for visitors to the Village West tourism and entertainment district in Wyandotte County keep expanding and, later this week, so will the shopping selections.
Council overrides planning panel
November 10, 2005
The Basehor City Council overturned a previous decision by the planning commission and granted a local developer’s request for rezoning. The council’s unanimous decision came at Monday night’s meeting.
Police probe of baby’s injuries ends
November 10, 2005
No charges have been filed against a Basehor couple suspected of abusing an infant, and a criminal investigation into the matter has been halted.
Flood-damaged bridge slated for repairs
November 10, 2005
The old bridge isn’t what it used to be.
K-32 bridge project complete
November 10, 2005
Traffic along Kansas Highway 32 between the metropolitan area and Lawrence is back to a free flow. As of Thursday, reconstruction of the bridge over Stranger Creek, a $3.12 million project, was complete.
City officials move forward on upgrade of planning guide
November 10, 2005
An engineering firm contracted by the city to overhaul its comprehensive plan briefed the Basehor Planning Commission on its preliminary draft last week.
Bond defeat likely topic for upcoming board meeting
Final election tally shows 81-vote loss for district
November 10, 2005
The final tally may be different, but the result is the same: Another school bond issue proposed in Basehor-Linwood, another defeat.
City denies discrimination in hiring
Police officer alleges in lawsuit he wasn’t promoted because of his age
November 10, 2005
In a U.S. District Court filing, the city of Basehor today denied any wrongdoing in how it hired the current police chief.
Opinion: Best of the best in fall sports
November 10, 2005
Before we put the fall season to bed and move indoors for winter sports like hoops, swimming and wrestling, I thought I’d take a few minutes to look back at this year’s fall sports teams and to honor the players who I thought were most important to their teams.
State officials question isolation of sex offenders
November 10, 2005
A proposed law banning Kansas sex offenders from living near schools and parks could actually make them more likely to re-offend and harder to supervise, state corrections officials warn.
Lights, camera, Legends
14-screen, 3,000-seat theater slated to open Friday in Village West
November 10, 2005
An auditorium featuring “the biggest movie screen in the Midwest” is primed for a December showing of “King Kong.” A lounge area upstairs will offer beverages such as OO7 Martinis and “Casablanca” gin and tonics.
Bond issue chairman questions turnout
November 10, 2005
An intense, yet people-friendly, campaign to promote the Basehor-Linwood school district’s bond issue ended without the result sought by committee chairman Wynne Coleman.