Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Do you worry about hitting deer when driving?

Response Percent
Yes. They seem to be everywhere nowadays.
 
56%
No. There’s too many other things to worry about on the road.
 
44%
Total 25

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Volleyball sub-state bracket set
October 20, 2005
The Lansing High volleyball team will compete at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Class 5A volleyball sub-state tournament at Shawnee Heights High School.
Fire district promotes captain
October 20, 2005
A 22-year veteran with the Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 is the department’s newest assistant chief.
Confident Lions eye another 5A state berth
October 20, 2005
The Lansing High volleyball team has won 22 of its last 24 matches entering Class 5A sub-state play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Heights.
Be on alert for deer, drivers told
Breeding season puts animals on collision course with vehicles
October 20, 2005
Lansing Police Officer Billy Blackwell II knows firsthand the damage a deer can do when it runs into a car.
LHS band shines at KSU, Baker marching festivals
October 20, 2005
If there were playoffs for bands, the Lansing High School marching band would have held its own among the state’s best, director Luke Johnson said.
Keen eye for a livelihood
October 20, 2005
Kyle Kelly knew what he wanted to do for a career at an age when many children couldn’t define the job.
LHS grad earns pilot rating
October 20, 2005
Daniel Bergman, a 2004 Lansing High School graduate, is among a handful of student pilots at Kansas State University at Salina to recently earn a new pilot rating.
Youth basketball registration open until Nov. 4
October 20, 2005
Registration for Lansing Parks and Recreation’s winter basketball program is open until Nov. 4.
Tonganoxie mourns death of soldier
October 20, 2005
The war in Iraq has claimed a Leavenworth County soldier.
Freshman volleyball ends strong
Lions close on hot streak, win 20 of last 23 matches
October 20, 2005
Rhonda Lang looked a bit choked up Thursday night when the Lansing High freshman volleyball team presented her with flowers after its final match of the season.
JV football upends Basehor
October 20, 2005
The Lansing High junior varsity football team built a large lead and then hung on for a 22-14 victory Tuesday night at Basehor-Linwood.
Lansing dominates Tonganoxie in final game, 32-8
October 20, 2005
The Lansing Middle School seventh grade football team completed its season undefeated when it picked up a 32-8 victory over Tonganoxie on Tuesday at LMS.
Scoreboard
Lansing scores and results from the week leading up to Oct. 20, 2005.
October 20, 2005
Lansing scores and results from the week leading up to Oct. 20, 2005.
Slammer Wrestling ready for new year
October 20, 2005
For several Slammer Wrestling Club coaches, parents, and wrestlers, it seems like the 2004-2005 USA Wrestling Season just ended. That is because it did.
LHS grad tapped for state PRIDE award
October 20, 2005
Chris Maxwell didn’t win the 2005 Robert L. Ames Scholarship last spring from the Lansing Lions Club, but his resume impressed Kansas PRIDE officials enough that they awarded him one of their annual Youth Service Awards.
Dinosaur takes shape at LMS
Middle School art students creating paper-mache triceratops
October 20, 2005
Deep inside Lansing Middle School, art students are raising a dinosaur. Though only about a month old, it has already grown to 5 feet tall and 9.5 feet long.
Workers’ gift lifts hurricane victims
October 20, 2005
Joan Padgett said that when employees of Citizens National Bank watched and saw the horrors created by Hurricane Katrina, they had to act.
Cables in the coal mine
October 20, 2005
Coal in the early days was valuable for heating homes and powering railroad engines.
In praise of firefighters
October 20, 2005
Fire Prevention Week 2005 is now in our rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to extend a warm, heartfelt thank you to all of the firefighters with Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1.
Why the rush?
October 20, 2005
It’s been two weeks since the Lansing City Council, in a split vote, directed Mayor Kenneth Bernard to complete the sale of the city-owned tract of land at West Mary and Main streets to First National Bank of Leavenworth.
4-H Club notes
October 20, 2005
Notes from the 4-H Club meeting on Oct. 6.
Fall quilt show at area museum
October 20, 2005
The Annual Fall Quilt Show is now on display at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum.
Education forum touts need for strong schools
October 20, 2005
There was no chanting of spells, but State Rep. Candy Ruff, D-Leavenworth, said she felt like one of the witches in Shakespeare’s play “MacBeth” at a community education forum Monday at Lansing Community Center.
Breast cancer program offered
October 20, 2005
n celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Providence Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are sponsoring a free breast cancer awareness program.
4-H effort to aid hurricane-ravaged animal shelter
October 20, 2005
Leavenworth County 4-H’ers will drive to Louisiana this week and pair up with the Morehouse Parish 4-H clubs to hold an animal shelter food drive to help the parish’s animal shelter.
Fundraising obstacles put brakes on monument
Organizer confident memorial still will be built
October 20, 2005
The planned Lansing Memorial to Veterans won’t be ready this year, but the organizer behind the effort is confident of a successful drive to build the monument.
Council to receive Main Street project update
October 20, 2005
Lansing City Council members will receive an update on what’s taken place and what’s in store in terms of the Main Street System Enhancement Project.
Chamber seeks Athena nominations
October 20, 2005
The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2005 Athena Businesswoman of the Year Award.
LHS students earn recognition
October 20, 2005
Three Lansing High School students have been commended in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program. Another was named an outstanding National Achievement Scholarship participant.
LHS grads awarded KU scholarships
October 20, 2005
Two Lansing High School graduates have been awarded prestigious Watkins-Berger scholarships for fall 2005 at the University of Kansas.
Kennedy-Jordan
October 20, 2005
Megan Kennedy and Kenneth Jordan Jr. were married June 11, 2005, at Soldier’s Chapel in Big Sky, Mont., with the Rev. Ronald Johnstad officiating.
Young artists’ work on display
October 20, 2005
The Carnegie Arts Center’s Stacks Gallery will present a joint exhibition of artwork from three groups of student artists.
Ike’s war letter focus of program
October 20, 2005
The Leavenworth County Historical Society and the Lansing Historical Society are co-sponsoring a speaker from the Kansas Humanities Council.
Water district installing high-tech water meters
October 20, 2005
About a third of the homes in Lansing already are outfitted with a small device that is capable of transmitting information to a nearby handheld computer device. No, it’s not Big Brother relaying private information to some super-secret government agency.
New commander to take over fort
October 20, 2005
A former student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will be the new man in charge of the base.
Trick-or-Treat for breast cancer
October 20, 2005
Usually high school students are considered too old to trick-or-treat, but Lansing High School Kayettes will be out not to get candy, but money for charity.
School board hosts regional conference
October 20, 2005
The fall regional meeting of the Kansas Association of School Boards was held for regions 1, 11, 13 and 15 at Lansing Middle School on Monday, Oct. 17.
Field trip trains students about history
October 20, 2005
It was all-aboard for a field trip Tuesday where Lansing Elementary School first-graders learned about trains and Lansing history.
PTA to begin sweet new fundraiser next week
October 20, 2005
Lansing’s Parent-Teacher Association is diving right into a new fundraising project this year, despite the initial reservations of its president.
League Champions
Lions expect to be one of top seeds when playoff brackets are announced
October 20, 2005
There was no over-the-top celebration Tuesday night after the Lansing High boys soccer team beat Perry-Lecompton to lock up a share of the Kaw Valley League championship.
Playoff berth on line for LHS
October 20, 2005
Lansing High hasn’t faced many opponents that have thrown the ball this season.
Seniors Eustice, Mayes ready to chase final trip to state
October 20, 2005
For four years Erin Eustice and Ashley Mayes have been mainstays on the Lansing High varsity cross country team.
Enrollment keeps rising for B-L district
October 20, 2005
This year, enrollment in the Basehor-Linwood School District has grown by 61 more students from the previous year.
Basehor council tables new hire
October 20, 2005
The Basehor City Council delayed a vote Monday night to fill the vacant director of community development position.
Basehor — The musical
October 20, 2005
It’s been more than 15 years since “Basehor: A musical” has been presented to theater-goers. However, the Basehor Historical Society is planning to dust off the oldie but goodie next summer.
Construction beginning soon at lumberyard
October 20, 2005
The owner of a Topeka-based lumber company said his new Leavenworth County lumberyard is in the works.
Police chief defends enforcement policy
October 20, 2005
While presenting crime statistics for 2005, Basehor police chief Terry Horner defended his department’s practices for issuing speeding tickets.
Offense stalls again in district opening loss to Lansing
October 20, 2005
The pivotal play of Basehor-Linwood High School’s 20-3 defeat at Lansing occurred on the very first drive last Friday.
Sophomore gains state experience
October 20, 2005
Lindsey Fenton admitted that the pressure of Monday’s state golf tournament got to her.
Opinion: Vikings debacle just the latest
October 20, 2005
As a Minnesotan, I’m used to having the Vikings embarrass me on and off the field, but this is ridiculous.
The maiden voyage
Basehor-Linwood girls golf program finds success during first season
October 20, 2005
The new Disney movie, “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” chronicles golf’s transition from a rich man’s game, to any man’s game in the early 1900s. In the beginning of this century, professional golf is in the midst of another transition, heading for a time when it will no longer be just a man’s game at all.
Police to host prevention class
October 20, 2005
A broken heart, a broken spirit,” is the catchphrase used by a Kansas City, Kan., hospital in promoting October as domestic violence prevention month.
Local resident witnesses Katrina’s brute force up close
October 20, 2005
Isabelle, Charlie, Katrina and perhaps, in coming weeks, Wilma.
New motto says it all
Growing Together’ sums up effort behind new Basehor comprehensive plan
October 20, 2005
A citywide trail system linking various parks together. A downtown district — complete with a new City Hall, civic center and county annex — bustling with businesses and residences. Signs and structures, all unique, serving as gateways to the city.