Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

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What should the school board do if construction costs for the new school and auditorium skyrocket because of rebuilding in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina?

Response Percent
Cut back classrooms in the elementary school and design it so that it can be easily expanded in the future.
Cut out the auditorium and build the school as proposed.
Cut the projects down, as the board discussed this month.
Determine how much the district is going to be short and go back to the voters for the new amount.
None of the above.
Total 39

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Savings sought on school plans
Katrina effect prompts board to consider ways to trim construction costs
November 17, 2005
Lansing School Board members made some cost-saving decisions on plans for the new elementary school and high school auditorium Monday night, but they said they hoped they wouldn’t have to pare down from the original designs.
Church, pastor celebrate milestones
November 17, 2005
Twenty-four years ago, Ronald Reagan was president, the United States launched its first space shuttle mission, MTV made its debut and the Rev. Kenneth E. Lake moved his five young sons and wife from Louisiana to Kansas to begin his job as pastor of a rural Leavenworth County church.
Historical Society to pay for study
November 17, 2005
Lansing Historical Society is going to go it alone in contracting for a feasibility study for the proposed Kansas Regional Prisons Museum.
Longtime LHS teacher to leave district for KNEA position
November 17, 2005
A longtime Lansing High School teacher is leaving the district to become a professional staff member with the Kansas National Education Association.
Blood study to draw on county residents
EMS to participate in research
November 17, 2005
Leavenworth County ambulances soon will begin carrying synthetic blood.
VFW honors top firefighter
Longtime Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 volunteer honored
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2005 Updated 07:27 a.m.
Jesse Green used the opportunity of being named Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1’s Firefighter of the Year not to boast about his own personal achievements, but to speak about his fellow firefighters and the importance of fire safety.
Fundraiser to aid 1998 LHS graduate
November 17, 2005
Friends of Jennifer Rodriguez, a 1998 Lansing High School graduate, will stage an event Saturday, Nov. 19, to help raise money to pay for rehabilitative equipment.
Casting call seeks area children
November 17, 2005
The River City Community Players are putting out a casting call for children ages 5 to 12 to participate in their annual Christmas program.
On the record
Lansing fire and police reports for the week leading up to Nov. 17.
November 17, 2005
Lansing fire and police reports for the week leading up to Nov. 17.
8th-grade girls scorch nets against Piper
November 17, 2005
It didn’t take long for the Lansing Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball A team to make it known which team was superior Tuesday afternoon when Piper visited Lansing.
Welch repeats as KVL Player of the Year
November 17, 2005
Santa Fe Trail may have won a volleyball state championship this fall, but Lansing High had the Kaw Valley League’s top player for the second year in a row.
Kern, Robbins nab first-team honors
November 17, 2005
When the Kaw Valley League announced its all-league teams on Monday, Lansing High coach Bill Pekarek was a little miffed.
LHS lands six on soccer first team
November 17, 2005
After earning a share of the Kaw Valley League crown and earning a trip to the Class 5A state quarterfinals, it was only fitting that the Lansing High boys soccer team dominated the all-league team.
Sneak attack
November 17, 2005
At the Nov. 10 City Council study session, a spat broke out when council member Billy Blackwell accused Mayor Bernard directly and me indirectly of wrongdoing.
November 17, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Nov. 17, 2005.
Same name, different game
Exchange student finds even tennis is an adjustment in America
November 17, 2005
I have played tennis for eight years. I thought I new the sport very well, and I thought it couldn’t be much different from how it’s played in Germany. I was mistaken.
Time for help
November 17, 2005
As a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, I know firsthand the importance of bell-ringing.
Successful season
November 17, 2005
The Lansing White Lions third- and fourth-grade football team placed second in the Northeast Kansas Athletic Association after posting a regular-season record of 5-1.
November 17, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
City holiday fund seeks nominations
November 17, 2005
Today is the deadline for nominations for families needing assistance through the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund Drive.
Council to study cable rate filing
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2005 Updated 07:27 a.m.
Time Warner Cable has filed papers with the city that would allow them to increase basic rates by 2.7 percent for cable subscribers in Lansing.
Study session discussion to bring code changes
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2005 Updated 07:26 a.m.
Lansing residents are likely to face tougher restrictions on building fences, disposing of refrigerators and displaying their address on their homes.
Lansing teachers award scholarships
November 17, 2005
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Lansing Elementary School P.E. teacher Cheryl Orlowski, scholarship committee chairperson for Lansing Education Association, presented scholarships to two Lansing High School graduates who will be student teaching in the spring.
PTA book fair starts today
November 17, 2005
Lansing Parent-Teacher Association will extend the community a “Welcome to the Kingdom of Reading” this week at its fall book fair.
Seniors gobble up Thanksgiving dinner
November 17, 2005
About 120 senior citizens attended a Thanksgiving dinner at Lansing High School on Friday, Nov. 11.
Boosters offer $50 for T-shirt design
November 17, 2005
Lansing Booster Club is soliciting entries for its third annual basketball T-shirt design contest.
LHS students try to cage teacher
November 17, 2005
Lansing High School students might look for a big turkey roaming the commons at lunch on Monday.
Kiwanis joins library in book-reading program
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2005 Updated 07:25 a.m.
Lansing Kiwanis are doing their part for Children’s Book Week, Nov. 14-20.
November 17, 2005
Mindy Wise and Josh Cook were married Oct. 1, 2005, in Kansas City, Kan., with Joseph D. Briscoe officiating.
November 17, 2005
Janel Armon and Thomas Brown were married Aug. 6, 2005, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Mo.
Rape, robbery retrial delayed
November 17, 2005
The trial for a suspect charged with the robbery of a Lansing gasoline station and the rape of a clerk there in December 2004 has been postponed.
Retiring Old Glory
November 17, 2005
Don Studnicka, left, a committee member with Lansing Boy Scout Troop 165, is joined by Valerie Lamborn, Linda Biever and Scoutmaster Mike Bessasparis during flag retirement ceremony Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Leavenworth.
National Honor Society adds new members
November 17, 2005
The Lansing High School National Honor Society added 21 new members on Tuesday.
Kiwanis member joins fellowship
November 17, 2005
Lansing Kiwanis awarded a prestigious recognition to one of its longtime members Tuesday night.
County eligible for federal relief
November 17, 2005
Kansas communities recovering from October floods will receive federal help rebuilding local infrastructure and covering the cost of responding to the emergency, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.
Ethan Cunning
November 17, 2005
Ethan Edward Cunning celebrated his second birthday Sept.12 with a Disney-themed party with family and friends.
Evolution vote doesn’t end state board’s bickering
November 17, 2005
The State Board of Education last week finished its battle over evolution, but the war continues.
Current to move up delivery for holiday
November 17, 2005
Look for next week’s Current on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Community theater winds down ‘05
November 17, 2005
A king, a queen, their shared gift for treachery among themselves and the jealous players around them create the backdrop for the River City Community Players’ final production of 2005, James Goldman’s “The Lion in the Winter.”
Lions open season as No. 1 team in Kansas
November 17, 2005
The Lansing High wrestling team won’t be sneaking up on anybody this year.
Musically inclined
November 17, 2005
Sherri Schwanz would be the last person to admit it, but she shares something in common with “Weird Al” Yankovic besides a love of music.
BLHS students promote recycling in community
November 17, 2005
Students from Basehor-Linwood High School are spreading the word about America Recycles Day, which was Nov. 15. Students celebrated Recycles Day by helping and encouraging the community to recycle.
Study of 24-40 highway corridor to focus on impact of development
November 17, 2005
A study of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor appears to be closer to reality, following a Leavenworth County Commission meeting last Thursday.
City drives forward on plan to upgrade Hollingsworth
November 17, 2005
The Basehor City Council is continuing with plans to improve a section of road deemed vital to residential and economic development.
Hiring new city administrator remains top priority for mayor
November 17, 2005
Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia is hoping the second year of his first term goes a little smoother than the first.
City council members to meet with sewer-plant consultant
November 17, 2005
Just before the holiday weekend, the Basehor City Council will convene for an update from a consultant that city officials hired to study the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for city park
November 17, 2005
Basehor City Park has evolved gradually since it opened in 1992. New equipment and other amenities have slowly, but surely, been added by local government and volunteers.
Opinion: Moral victory not enough
November 17, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood soccer players are through with moral victories. The team turned a corner this year, and for the next couple of years just playing close against great teams won’t be good enough.
Preparing for disaster
Police chief: Basehor’s new plan takes practical approach
November 17, 2005
Flip through the channels and on any given day, at any given minute, you’ll stumble upon various depictions of a doomsday scenario.
Hope serves as cornerstone for new ministry in area
November 17, 2005
Teen years are tough, scary and unpredictable. During these years, teenagers are shaping who they are and who they will be, and they are making difficult decisions that will affect the course of their lives.
Murder rocks lives of friends, family members
Tonganoxie woman recalled as hard worker, good friend
November 17, 2005
Her husband remembers a wife he could talk “hours and hours and hours with.” Her mother recalls a daughter who was “a good girl” who still liked to wear bell-bottom jeans.
Bonner Springs produces 2 all-KVL players
November 17, 2005
The two Braves most people expected to see on the all-Kaw Valley League football team wound up there when the teams were released last week.
Pageant is ‘a different experience’
November 17, 2005
Basehor-Linwood High School junior Christina Sutlick likely feels more at home racing dirtbikes than parading around in front of judges while decked out in heels and an evening gown.
Bobcats place 6 among league’s elite
Senior lineman leads the way with first-team all-KVL selection
November 17, 2005
Six Basehor-Linwood High School seniors ended their football careers with all-league honors last week.
Probe continues into woman’s murder
Police rule out man involved in argument
November 17, 2005
Detectives investigating the murder of a Tonganoxie woman, who was manager of the north Dollar General store in Bonner Springs, have not yet identified a suspect.