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Runners say cross country revival may be on horizon at LHS
November 23, 2005
It’s been 15 years since one of Errol Logue’s cross country teams has competed for a state trophy.
New football district will be different, not too daunting
November 23, 2005
The Lansing High football team will be classified as a 5A football school during 2006, and LHS football coach Bill Pekarek learned on Oct. 5 what his squad’s district late will look like next year.
Goodlin, JCCC national champs
November 23, 2005
Emily Goodlin expected her Johnson County Community College volleyball team to have a good season this fall because it is one of the strongest junior college programs year after year.
Second chance at soccer
Richardson loving life at Johnson County
12:59 p.m., November 23, 2005 Updated 01:14 p.m.
Throughout her senior season at Lansing High, Monique Richardson was adamant that she wasn’t going to play sports in college.
Time to give thanks
November 23, 2005
It’s that time of year: Thanksgiving.
Cushing volunteer services director receives chamber’s Athena Award
08:28 a.m., November 23, 2005 Updated 08:52 a.m.
Jeanne DeRuyscher received the award - named after the virgin warrior goddess - during a combined luncheon of the chamber and its Women’s Division on Tuesday at the Riverfront Community Center.
Watching Lansing change
November 23, 2005
As a lifelong resident of Lansing, Hazel Brown has seen a lot of changes in her hometown.
Towne Center tops goal list
08:21 a.m., November 23, 2005 Updated 08:52 a.m.
A goal-setting session touched on several issues that will confront the council in the coming year, including Towne Center, how to proceed on Lansing Community Park, what steps to take for business and drivers when the Main Street reconstruction project gets under way next spring and how to spend proceeds from the recently approved sale of land to First National Bank of Leavenworth.
Published work no fish tale for middle school poet
November 23, 2005
Eighth-grader Mary Lou Martin will see her poem written in a class last year published this month.
Accident offers preview of construction, chief says
08:17 a.m., November 23, 2005 Updated 08:52 a.m.
A Monday afternoon accident, Police Chief Steve Wayman said, offers motorists a good preview of what Main Street could be like once an $11.3 million road construction project begins there in spring 2006.
School’s “operation” a success
November 23, 2005
The Wallula schoolchildren loaded the boxes of toys as part of “Operation Christmas Child,” a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization.
Holiday closing
November 23, 2005
The Fort Leavenworth Adjutant General Division, including the ID Cards/DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) section, will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24 and 25.
K.C. transportation plan touted in area meeting
November 23, 2005
Representatives of the Mid-America Regional Council, an association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region, presented the plan to an audience at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.
Lansing student at KSU takes challenge
November 23, 2005
Josh Bralley, a junior in business administration-pre-professional, was one of 18 KSU cadets competing at the Army ROTC Cadet Command 11th Brigade Ranger Challenge on Oct. 29.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
November 23, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2
LMS dominates at home tourney
November 23, 2005
The Lansing High wrestling team is ranked No. 1 in the state, but the future of the program rests in the hands of wrestlers who train a few blocks away at Lansing Middle School.
Production seeks to give ‘Thanks’
November 23, 2005
Sharon Smith doesn’t want giving thanks to be confined to Thursday.
Students named to honor band
November 23, 2005
Three Lansing students are eligible to audition for the all-state band after being selected for the Northeast District Honor Band on Nov. 12.
LHS debaters earn second
November 23, 2005
Lansing High School Debate took the second-place sweepstakes title at the Osage City High School Invitational on Nov. 12. Fourteen schools attended the tournament.
Students, teachers benefit from room parent voluteers
November 23, 2005
For teachers, they’re timesavers and helpers. For students, they provide extra attention. But for the 38 volunteers who signed up to be room parents, it’s a way to be involved and spend time with their children
Fifth-graders unfazed by ‘DAZE
November 23, 2005
Lansing Intermediate School fifth-graders sang about being in a daze, but they had to be sharp last week when they performed their music program, “School Daze.”
Author to speak at museum
November 23, 2005
Johnny Johnston will talk about his new book, “Leavenworth Penitentiary,” next week at Lansing Historical Museum.
Wallula lists service times
November 23, 2005
Sunday worship times have changed at Wallula Christian Church
Winter program promotes reading at library
November 23, 2005
Lansing Community Library’s Winter Reading Program is in full swing now through January.
Holiday gift sale scheduled
November 23, 2005
The Carnegie Arts Center’s annual gift sale is scheduled for Dec. 2-4 at the center, 601 S. Fifth St., Leavenworth.
Church to play host to Guadalupe celebration
November 23, 2005
St. Francis de Sales Church, 900 Ida St., will play host next month to a Mass and Mexican potluck fiesta for the regional Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.
Council to meet in special session
November 23, 2005
Lansing City Council will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, to consider items that will allow construction to move forward on the Carriage Hills Shopping Center.
Extending Bittersweet under study
Council approves contract to determine length of bridge needed over Seven-Mile Creek
November 23, 2005
The city of Lansing will contract with an engineering firm to determine how long a bridge over Seven-Mile Creek would have to be to extend Bittersweet Street to West Mary Street.
League honors 3 Basehor-Linwood athletes
November 23, 2005
After one of its best seasons ever, the Basehor-Linwood soccer team was sure to have some players selected to the all-Kaw Valley League teams. But for one of them to come from the team’s ultra-young defensive corps, was a bit of a surprise
Commissioner: EMS job to be filled
November 23, 2005
The Leavenworth County Commission apparently is close to making a decision on a new director for Emergency Medical Service.
Mediation next step in appeal of verdict
November 23, 2005
In about two weeks, a court-ordered attempt will be made at settling a federal lawsuit over school bullying.
Tonganoxie man faces charges following chase
November 23, 2005
A police chase last Wednesday morning in Basehor ended with the apprehension of a Tonganoxie man who now faces several charges, including driving under the influence.
Police recover car stolen from Basehor business
November 23, 2005
A car stolen from a Basehor business in August was recovered Sunday in Nebraska, police officers said.
Local vets busy with projects
November 23, 2005
The Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars post is staying busy while under the leadership of commander Fred Box. Box, a Vietnam veteran, was elected commander in April.
BLHS grad faces murder charge
30-year-old accused of trying to kill ex-girlfriend’s mother
November 23, 2005
A Bonner Springs man, who is a 1993 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, has been charged in Johnson County District Court with attempted murder.
Report: Expansion of city sewer plant
Council to consider issue on Dec. 5
November 23, 2005
A preliminary report from a private engineering firm hired by the city of Basehor agrees with internal numbers released by the city concerning its sewer treatment plant.
Service agency reaches out to residents in need
November 23, 2005
For the last five years, the thoughtful volunteers of Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services (BLAS) have worked diligently to provide area families in need with food and gifts for the holiday season.
School officials to debate next step
November 23, 2005
What plan and when to offer it.
Suit lodged over death of Basehor woman
Action alleges negligence on part of EMS workers
November 23, 2005
The children of a Basehor woman who died two years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Leavenworth County and two Emergency Medical Service employees.
Charge not related to slaying
November 23, 2005
Although no one has been charged with the Nov. 11 murder of Tonganoxie resident Robin Bell, Bonner Springs police have named a 19-year-old man as a “person of interest” in the case.