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JV tennis cruises at home dual
September 8, 2005
The Lansing High tennis team had just one home meet all season - a junior varsity dual against Washington - but the Lions made the most of their lone shot at home court advantage.
LHS groups to accept donations at football game
September 8, 2005
Groups from Lansing High School will collect donations for Hurricane Katrina victims at Friday’s home football game.
LHS football continues to climb in rankings
September 8, 2005
Metro Sports, Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal are recognizing Lions in the rankings.
KVL FOOTBALL: Week one
September 8, 2005
Kaw Valley League football scores and standings from week one.
Lions batter Bobcats
Mock, Thackston net hat tricks in second straight 10-0 win
September 8, 2005
When Ty Thackston buried the final goal of Lansing High’s 10-0 boys soccer victory at Basehor-Linwood on Wednesday night, the senior forward let out a ferocious scream and pumped his fist in the air.
LHS groups gathering Katrina aid
September 8, 2005
Four Lansing High School groups are mobilizing efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
County joins relief effort
September 8, 2005
Leavenworth County is involved in a disaster response effort that could send dozens of area public employees to areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Site work to begin on Carriage Hills Center
Developers look to bring mix of restaurants, retail shops to North Main Street
September 8, 2005
The men developing land near the Holiday Inn Express promise their center housing a mix of retail shops and restaurants will be unlike anything built yet in Lansing.
Museum panel focuses on tasks
Fund-raising, infrastructure issues for Kansas Regional Prisons Museum to be studied
September 8, 2005
The 11-member committee, appointed in August by Mayor Kenneth Bernard, met for the first time last week.
Developers share know-how at forum
September 8, 2005
Economic development officials from throughout Leavenworth County got a chance to hear how-to suggestions firsthand from heavy-hitter commercial developers.
Lions have faith in Grape
September 8, 2005
The big question entering Lansing High’s football season-opener against Tonganoxie was whether junior tailback Kyle Grape could handle the task of replacing injured senior Jeff Slater.
JV tennis at home today
September 8, 2005
The Lansing High tennis team will play host to its lone home contest of the season at 3:15 p.m. today.
Kansas 4-H publishes cookbook
September 8, 2005
Essence of Kansas : Taste Three,” the centennial edition of the Kansas 4-H cookbook will be available beginning this week.
Lansing Police reports
September 8, 2005
The latest Lansing Police reports
Cross Country heads to Girard
Logue eager to pit Lions against son’s squad
September 8, 2005
When the Lansing High cross country team competes at 4:30 p.m. today at the Girard Invitational, the Lions will line up against an opponent that is coached by a friendly face.
Youth group meeting weekly
September 8, 2005
A nondenominational club for children age 3 through sixth grade is meeting each Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 340 N. 13th St., Leavenworth.
Teachers’ group offers scholarship
September 8, 2005
The Lansing Education Association is seeking applicants for a scholarship that will benefit a future teacher.
LHS librarian attends R.I. seminar
September 8, 2005
This summer, Lansing High School librarian Debra Hutton traveled to Brown University in Providence, R.I., to attend a seminar titled “The Era of George Washington” with Gordon Wood, Pulitzer Prize winner and Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown.
LHS grads pledge KU sororities
September 8, 2005
Two Lansing High School graduates are among the 588 sorority pledges this fall at the University of Kansas.
Kansans continue legacy of assistance
September 8, 2005
Last week I helped celebrate the Kansas National Guard’s 150th birthday in the Statehouse. What started as a celebration turned into a demonstration of why Kansans and members of the Guard never fail to inspire me.
Remembering ‘Ski’ Dlugopolski
September 8, 2005
Last week I told you about Lansing’s first police chief, Jack Potter. This past week, we lost another former police chief, U. S. Army Retired Sgt. 1st Class Chester J. “Ski” Dlugopolski, 81, who passed away Aug. 27 at his home.
Lansing awash in commercial projects
September 8, 2005
In case you haven’t stopped to notice lately, Lansing’s commercial landscape is undergoing change.
Yoga/stretch classes to resume
September 8, 2005
After a summer break, yoga/stretch classes will resume at the Lansing Activity Center beginning Friday, Sept. 9.
Enthusiasm fuels fourth-grade teacher
September 8, 2005
Felicia Yoakam is the only new teacher this year at Lansing Intermediate School.
Leavenworth garage relocates to Main Street
Dasher Garage adds mechanic with opening in Lansing
September 8, 2005
There’s a new business open in Lansing, and it’s already hopping.
Brown
25th anniversary
September 8, 2005
Sharon and Gerald Brown, Lansing, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 at an event put on by their children and family at Leavenworth Christian Church.
Lansing Middle School football season beings
September 8, 2005
The Lansing Middle School eighth-grade football team didn’t like the final result of its season-opener - a 34-6 loss to Monticello Trails on Tuesday at home - but the Lions sure liked the way they finished the game.
Familiar face moves to Elementary School
September 8, 2005
Lee Matzeder is new to the Lansing school district this year.
Scoreboard
Lansing scores and results from the week leading up to Sept. 8, 2005.
September 8, 2005
Lansing scores and results from the week leading up to Sept. 8, 2005.
Future cheerleaders
Afterschool camp ends with halftime performance
September 8, 2005
80 girls in kindergarten through sixth grade who showed off skills they had learned earlier in the week from a cheer and dance camp taught by Lansing High School cheerleaders and members of the Lionettes dance team.
THIS WEEK ON LGTV, CHANNEL 2
September 8, 2005
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Bridge part of city-school agenda
September 8, 2005
Lansing School Board and City Council members will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for a regular checkup.
Goals come at scorching pace for LHS
September 8, 2005
Last year the Lansing High boys soccer team struggled to finish its scoring opportunities as it scored just 46 goals in 17 games, an average of less than three goals per game.
Lansing fire calls
September 8, 2005
Recent calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Convenience stores to get Sunday beer sales
September 8, 2005
Beginning Nov. 20, liquor stores in Lansing will face a bit of competition on Sundays.
Reserve officer marks 12 years on force
September 8, 2005
By day, Tom Mink helps keep Commerce Bank and its customers safe from fraud and theft.
Brett Lewis Turner
12:00 a.m., September 8, 2005 Updated 03:32 p.m.
Amy and Brian Turner announce the birth of their son, Brett Lewis Turner, on July 11, 2005.
Not a New Englander
September 8, 2005
For all the surprises Janette Labbee-Holdeman’s life may hold for those who first meet the Lansing Planning Commission member, her English origin, surprisingly, is sometimes one.
Volleyball to open season Saturday at Lansing Invitational
September 8, 2005
After what at times felt like a painfully long wait, the Lansing High varsity volleyball team finally will get to open its season.
Obit: Gary D. Bennett
September 8, 2005
BLHS’s Chumley mistake-free in varsity debut
September 8, 2005
Senior Garrett Chumley’s first night as varsity quarterback did not quite get started as he envisioned. In the first play that the offense ran through during pre-game, Chumley ran the opposite way he was supposed to go.
Basehor-Linwood Girls Golf
September 8, 2005
Going into the first girls golf tournament ever for Basehor-Linwood High School, Lady Bobcats coach Ryan Higgins did not have high expectations.
Bobcats off and running
September 8, 2005
The girl’s cross country team is ready to make 2005 their best season under third year coach Jeff Venema. They got off to a positive start last Thursday, finishing second in the Tonganoxie triangular.
Basehor youth attends space camp
September 8, 2005
Ian Smith, son of James and Laura Smith of Basehor, attended level 2 of the Future Astronaut Training Program this summer at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.
Deputy’s trial slated to start Tuesday
September 8, 2005
A trial is scheduled next week for a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department deputy accused of causing the death of a local firefighter and Basehor resident.
Basehor area news in brief
September 8, 2005
Lay minister drawn to help Katrina victims
September 8, 2005
As Peachez Joles heard more and more details about the horror left in Hurricane Katrina’s wake, she knew she needed to respond.
County officials devise unified hurricane-relief plan
September 8, 2005
Leavenworth County is involved in a disaster response effort that could send dozens of area public employees to areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
District preparing to sell 11 acres
September 8, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood school board and a residential developer are finalizing a contract for the sale of approximately 11 acres of vacant land near Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
Basehor woman to head school campaign
September 8, 2005
Wynne Coleman, a Basehor resident and new powerbroker in the campaign to promote the Basehor-Linwood school district bond issue, hasn’t lived in the area long and doesn’t have children yet in school.
Establishing a fall tradition
Area resident plans to open pumpkin farm
September 8, 2005
It was while visiting a pumpkin farm in Lawrence that Leavenworth County resident Jim Kerby came up with a golden idea for 10 acres of his farmland on County Road 2: start his own venture for the fall season.
School district braces for Gulf Coast evacuees
September 8, 2005
Administrators in the Basehor-Linwood School District are preparing for the possibility that additional students — now without schools because of Hurricane Katrina — soon could enroll in classes.
Obit: Imogene Berning
September 8, 2005
That’s three in a row
Basehor-Linwood outlasts Bonner Springs, 17-14, pushes winning streak over rival to 3 games
September 8, 2005
Basehor-Linwood running back Will Peterson cramped up at one point during the third quarter of the Bobcat’s 17-14 victory over Bonner Springs last Friday. Bonner, however, was unable to cramp Peterson’s style as he ran for 189 yards with two touchdowns.
Basehor finalizing disaster-response plan
September 8, 2005
Stormy weather earlier this summer prompted Basehor city officials to begin overhauling the city’s management and response plan for times of emergencies or disasters.
Gasoline prices dip slightly
Area residents feeling pinch at the pumps
September 8, 2005
In a speech last week, publisher Steve Forbes joined a growing list of economic experts in predicting that gasoline prices would temper and, in coming months, revert to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels.
Escape from Katrina
Mississippi family finds safe haven in Basehor-area home
September 8, 2005
The war zone on the minds of most Americans, and that of Mississippi resident Debbie Zeitfuss, isn’t in Iraq these days, but at home, a mere 1,000 miles away in the Gulf Coast.