Archive for Thursday, September 1, 2005

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What are your plans for Labor Day?

Response Percent
Taking it easy, sticking around the house.
 
73%
Going to visit relatives.
 
20%
I’m making it the last weekend of the summer.
 
6%
Total 15

All stories

Manago paces Lions with fourth-place finish
Mayes also notches top 10 finish in first meet of year
September 1, 2005
In past seasons, asthma has made the first few cross country meets of the season painful for Bianca Manago. Not this year.
Property tax outlook gains focus
Overall levy to drop 7 mills for Lansing property owners
September 1, 2005
A hold-the-line-on-taxes mentality by governmental agencies will bring the combined levy in Lansing down 7.391 mills from a year ago.
Police arrest suspect in 7-Eleven armed robbery
September 1, 2005
Lansing Police have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of 7-Eleven on Sunday.
City to revisit Sunday liquor sales
Convenience stores, customers could be beneficiaries of changes in state law
September 1, 2005
At its meeting today, Sept. 1, the Lansing City Council will discuss a charter ordinance that continues liquor stores’ ability to remain open on Sundays and some holidays in Lansing. The ordinance also would allow Sunday sales of cereal malt beverages - 3.2 percent beer, wine coolers and the like - in grocery stores, convenience stores and other retail outlets.
Firefighters rescue trapped pilot
September 1, 2005
A small one-seat private plane overshot the runway and collided with a fence at Highcrest Air Park, at 163rd Street and Gilman Road, at about 12:30 Sunday afternoon.
Contractor donates to St. Vincent Clinic
September 1, 2005
An area electrical contractor’s donation is helping Saint Vincent Clinic meet the health needs of the county’s uninsured.
Financial office changes name
September 1, 2005
A Leavenworth financial planning office is getting a new name.
THIS WEEK ON LGTV, CHANNEL 2
September 1, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Leavenworth class schedules reunion
September 1, 2005
Members of the Leavenworth High School class of 1960 will mark their 45th reunion from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Warden’s a people person
September 1, 2005
David McKune doesn’t seem like the kind of person you’d expect to be in charge of a state prison that houses about 2,444 inmates in minimum-, medium- and maximum-security facilities.
PTO offers bingo
September 1, 2005
Leavenworth Regional Catholic Schools’ Xavier Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will stage its first Dinner and Bingo event at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Riverfront Community Center Gym, 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth.
Center exhibits installation art
September 1, 2005
Carnegie Arts Center will showcase “Sunshine, Rainbows, the Gloaming and Daddy’s Hands” by artist Joe Bussell this month.
Lansing Lions Booster Club ready for pregame tailgating
Group again will sponsor barbecue feeds at LHS football
September 1, 2005
With Lansing High School football season starting Friday with a home game against Tonganoxie, the Lansing Lions Booster Club is gearing up again for a tradition that should warm the hearts and stomachs of meat-loving Lions fans.
NARFE accepting Alzheimer’s gifts
September 1, 2005
The local chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees is accepting donations for Alzheimer’s research.
Auction helps church raise building funds
September 1, 2005
What do a violin, a basketball, and a weekend in the Ozarks have in common?
Yards recognized for appearance
September 1, 2005
Lansing PRIDE has announced the winners of its yard awards for the month of August.
Trash service to observe holiday
September 1, 2005
Lansing city offices and city services will observe the Labor Day holiday.
KDOT maps out plans for K-7
Lansing officials pleased with layout that includes freeway, frontage roads
September 1, 2005
Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation and their consultants this week updated area officials on their continuing quest to map out the future of Kansas Highway 7.
Military retirees get second chance to opt in to Survivor Benefit Plan
September 1, 2005
Military retirees who opted out of some or all of their Survivor Benefit Plan coverage will have another opportunity to elect coverage during a one-year open enrollment period beginning Oct. 1.
County leadership class opens to applicants
September 1, 2005
Applications for the 2005-06 session of the Southern Leavenworth County Leader-ship Development are now available.
Service note
September 1, 2005
Michael C. Taylor has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
LHS band, new directors ready to jam
September 1, 2005
At halftime of the Lansing High School season football opener Friday, the LHS marching band will ask spectators, Can you dig it?
Community band seeks musicians
September 1, 2005
The University of Saint Mary Community Band is searching for musicians for 2005-06.
Rodeo’ teaches bicycle safety
September 1, 2005
A rodeo was held at Lansing Community Center and City Hall on Monday night, but there were no bulls or clowns to be seen. This was a bike rodeo, where children could have their bicycles registered with the police department and checked for safety.
Music creates well-rounded, productive society, teacher says
September 1, 2005
Becky Harris says music and arts education is important in forming a well-rounded student.
Teacher appreciates community support for music program
September 1, 2005
Two band directors are better than one, even if one has to play second fiddle part of the time.
Full slate of events at Fort Leavenworth
September 1, 2005
Among the upcoming events at Fort Leavenworth are a 10K run, golf tournament, racquetball tournament and a fishing derby.
Club sheds vestiges of past, clears storage area for new sets
September 1, 2005
Just as many homeowners find they have to periodically purge their attics or garages of broken or unneeded possessions, the Lansing High School drama club has evolved a yearly tradition of cleaning out its storage shed.
KVL football at a glance
September 1, 2005
As the area braces itself for the start of another high school football season, all 10 teams in the Kaw Valley League have reason to believe that this is their year.
Young Lions open season today at Tonganoxie
THS meet is good first test
September 1, 2005
The Lansing High School cross country team will get its first test of the season at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Tonganoxie Quadrangular.
LHS in spotlight at Tongie looms
Season-opener will set tone for KVL season
September 1, 2005
The Lansing High football team was the surprise squad in the Kaw Valley League in 2004 when the Lions shook off a 0-2 start and won eight games in a row.
Alumni players return to LHS
Volleyball scrimmage draws 13 former Lions
September 1, 2005
Thirteen former LHS volleyball players returned Saturday for the annual alumni game.
All eyes on Lions this fall
September 1, 2005
It’s that time of year again.
Who was Jack Potter?
September 1, 2005
Jack Potter was Lansing’s first police chief in 1959. Lansing had no money and operated with no-fund warrants because our tax money was earmarked for Delaware Township when the city first incorporated.
Third-graders in check with chess
September 1, 2005
Sara Mulford’s not searching for Bobby Fischer; she teaches chess because she says it helps kids learn.
Basehor City Council to discuss study of sewage treatment plant
September 1, 2005
The Basehor City Council will be presented with names next week of engineering companies interested in accurately determining the capacity of the city’s sewage treatment plant.
City, candidate still in salary negotiations
September 1, 2005
Negotiations between the city of Basehor and its top choice for the vacant city administrator position are on-going, city officials said. But it is not clear when — or if — the two sides will reach agreement.
Tonganoxie district asks judge to overturn jury’s verdict
Former student’s attorneys seek more than $250,000 in fees from school district in bullying lawsuit
September 1, 2005
The Tonganoxie school district is asking a federal judge to reject a jury’s verdict that awarded $250,000 to a former student, saying testimony did not support the jury’s decision.
Library officials still working on mold issue
September 1, 2005
Basehor Community Library officials received a report Tuesday from one of two clean-up companies hired to inspect damage and test samples of mold found in the library’s south wing.
166th Street possible site for traffic signal
September 1, 2005
All indications are, city officials said, that sometime in the future a traffic signal may be needed at 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. And the Basehor City Council soon may begin to brace itself for paying part of the signal’s costs.
Campaign committee gearing up
September 1, 2005
The campaign for a $22.9 million bond issue in Basehor-Linwood soon will transfer from the hands of district administrators to those of a volunteer committee organized to promote the school construction question.
Area residents offer help to victims of hurricane
September 1, 2005
Efforts by the American Red Cross to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina surpass those of the Oklahoma City bombing or the tsunami that ravaged southeast Asia late last year.
ACT scores lag behind state, nation
Basehor-Linwood establishes class to help students with test
September 1, 2005
The bad news: The composite ACT test score of Basehor-Linwood High School students last year is below both state and national averages.