Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

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SHAPE Officers Association reception
Polls

Who should pay for the extension of Bittersweet Road?

Response Percent
The city, which is responsible for building roads.
 
60%
The school district; it’s the one building the school there.
 
28%
Neither. That road doesn’t need to be built.
 
10%
Total 38

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Giant water park slated for KCK
September 15, 2005
The Kansas Speedway and Village West continue to spur development; this time it’s a new water park and shopping center.
Betty Jean Wetzel
September 15, 2005
1936-2005
Schultz leads LHS tennis at Baldwin
September 15, 2005
Lansing, playing its first tournament of the season Wednesday, had one player medal - No. 2 singles player Heidi Schultz - while the rest went 1-3 against a difficult pool of players from Bonner Springs, De Soto, Parsons and Topeka Hayden.
Lansing-Immaculata soccer game rescheduled
September 15, 2005
The Lansing High boys soccer game against Immaculata, slated for 4 p.m. Thursday at the University of St. Mary, was rained out.
KVL FOOTBALL: Week two
September 15, 2005
Kaw Valley League football scores and standings after week two.
Garage sale to fund alumni scholarships
September 15, 2005
A garage sale this weekend will benefit the Lansing Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Smith swings for Red Cross
September 15, 2005
Michael Smith, a long-time youth and American Legion baseball coach in the Lansing community, will be trading in his baseball swing for a golf swing on Wednesday morning.
Reception honors German general
September 15, 2005
A retired German general and his American host underscored the importance of strong relationships among members of the international military community during a reception last week in Lansing.
District impresses third-year teacher
September 15, 2005
Jacob Reeser heard many high compliments about the Lansing School District before working here, and now, as a new sixth-grade language arts and literature teacher, he says they are all true.
English teacher tells students, ‘No matter what you do, you’ll have to write’
September 15, 2005
After a year of teaching high school students, Mindy Brinker said she was eager to work with middle-schoolers again.
4-H club notes
September 15, 2005
Reno Bobwhites
Leadership alumna takes reins as sponsor
September 15, 2005
Sarah Wise says she’s still learning the ropes of leading a Leadership class, but she hopes to make the transition as Lansing High School’s new Leadership sponsor a smooth one.
Survey on park to be distributed to random households
12:00 a.m., September 15, 2005 Updated 12:14 p.m.
Randomly selected Lansing households soon will get a chance to give their two cents’ worth on the master plan for the city’s proposed 128-acre park.
On the record
September 15, 2005
Lansing Police reports and Lansing fire calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Vocal recital slated at center
September 15, 2005
Carnegie Arts Center will present a joint vocal recital by baritone William Krusemark and his student, tenor Ryan Harris, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
PTO offers Bingo night
September 15, 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.
Medical lab receives award
September 15, 2005
Associates in Family Health Care’s laboratory, under the medical direction of Dr. Mark Strehlow, is a recipient of COLA’s Laboratory Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes laboratories that demonstrate exemplary patient testing.
High schoolers lead by example
September 15, 2005
Lansing High School doesn’t have a traditional student council. Instead, class officers and four other students from each grade level make up a group called Leadership.
Seminars directed at small-business owners
September 15, 2005
The University of Kansas Small Business Development Center is offering three upcoming seminars in Leavenworth.
Historical Society plans yard sale
September 15, 2005
The Lansing Historical Society wants area residents to scour their garages and attics for items to donate to an upcoming fund-raiser.
Lions install drop box for eyeglass donations
September 15, 2005
Don’t throw away those old glasses cluttering up your drawers.
Women’s ministry seeks members
September 15, 2005
The Women’s Ministry at Lansing First Southern Baptist Church, 306 4-H Road, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to explore “Balanced Living.”
Masons plan spaghetti dinner
September 15, 2005
Lansing’s Masonic Hall will be cooking a lot of spaghetti on Saturday, Sept. 17, to raise money for the hall.
Four-county response team awaits call
September 15, 2005
A disaster response team that includes public employees from Leavenworth County likely will be dispatched to a hurricane-ravaged area in Mississippi.
VA service officers
September 15, 2005
The governor is trying to eliminate service officer positions at Kansas VA hospitals. She wants the money for her favorite programs.
Constitution still worth celebrating
September 15, 2005
Almost 218 years after its adoption, the Constitution continues to be revered, studied, dissected and debated as to what the intent of “the framers.”
History of good health
September 15, 2005
We have been told from childhood to eat a balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and get eight hours of sleep. It sounds simple, but it does not always happen.
Lansing utility workers join relief effort near New Orleans
12:00 a.m., September 15, 2005 Updated 12:12 p.m.
About 5 p.m. Thursday, Rob Kane unhooked a large, black barbeque grill from the back of his pickup truck and pulled the grill toward the concession stand at Lansing High School’s Frank Graham Field.
Briefings to occupy City Council
September 15, 2005
Lansing City Council members will be briefed on several recreation programs and economic development efforts at its meeting this week.
Katrina’s effect on construction costs stirs worry
September 15, 2005
The aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina may be felt even in Lansing, and that makes Lansing Schools Superintendent Randal Bagby nervous.
Family’s roots in housing
September 15, 2005
Kathy Hiatt’s career may well be kismet. Her mother’s five brothers were all contractors, making Hiatt’s lifelong career as a real estate agent a continuation of the family business of housing.
Correction
September 15, 2005
A chart displaying property value and property tax information for City Council and School Board members in the Sept. 1 Current contained an error. Council member Harland Russell’s valuation this year increased to $141,800, increasing his estimated taxes to $1,994, up 2.78 percent.
Historical Society annual meeting next week
September 15, 2005
A discussion about changes in the Lansing Historical Society’s mission and a talk by historian Gene Young will highlight this year’s annual meeting of the Lansing Historical Society.
Scoreboard
Lansing sports scores and results from the week leading up to Sept. 15, 2005.
September 15, 2005
Lansing sports scores and results from the week leading up to Sept. 15, 2005.
Freshman football squad undefeated
September 15, 2005
When Bryan Shelley worked with the Lansing High freshman football team last year, he thought he saw the future of the LHS program. Then this year’s class showed up.
JV football scoring points, shutting out opponents
September 15, 2005
Silence filled most of Mill Valley High School’s football stadium Monday evening, but as the final seconds ticked off the clock from the junior varsity football game that was taking place, a roar erupted from the visitors’ sideline.
Lions aim to bounce back against Santa Fe Trail
September 15, 2005
The Lansing High football team wasn’t pleased with the mistakes that it made Friday night during its 28-21 loss to Mill Valley at home.
Lions ready for Raiders
September 15, 2005
Since suffering its only loss of the season two weeks ago, the Lansing High boys soccer team has been on a goal-scoring rampage.
Davis seizes opportunity as Lions’ most experienced runner
September 15, 2005
When Griffin Davis was a freshman with the Lansing High cross country and track programs, LHS coach Errol Logue knew it was just a matter of time before the young runner became a standout.
The wait is over
Three-week delay doesn’t slow Lansing volleyball during 7-2 start
September 15, 2005
The Lansing High varsity volleyball team wasn’t pleased with its overall performance Saturday at the Lansing Invitational, but at least the Lions didn’t have to wait very long to get revenge.
Fort joins in relief operations
September 15, 2005
Fort Leavenworth has been providing support to hurricane relief operations.
City, board don’t bridge gap
Questions surround extending Bittersweet past new school
September 15, 2005
Lansing’s school board and City Council members agreed at a special joint meeting that more legwork would have to be done before the two entities could agree on how to split the costs of extending Bittersweet Road to West Mary Street.
Lansing residents reach out to help victims
12:00 a.m., September 15, 2005 Updated 12:13 p.m.
When Kirsten Simon watched television news coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, she, like many Americans, felt the need to do something.
Fort honors foreign leader
September 15, 2005
Monday was a red-letter day at Fort Leavenworth, and not just because a foreign head of state was visiting.
DUI charge dismissed against Linwood mayor
Mayor convicted of attempting to elude police
September 15, 2005
UG unveils plan for $300 million waterpark
300-acre facility will have 300-room hotel, plus water attractions
September 15, 2005
LVCO deputy on trial in death of firefighter
September 15, 2005
The trial of Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy Robert J. Peterman moved into its second day Wednesday.
NAACP banquet scheduled Saturday
September 15, 2005
The Bonner Springs branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is gearing up for the organization’s largest fund-raiser of the year.
Kaws blank Bobcats, become only unbeaten KVL football team
September 15, 2005
There were no fireworks at Basehor-Linwood last Friday night, as Perry-Lecompton was able to shut out the Bobcat offense on its home turf.
Comfortable in the win column
Hard-fought week produces BLHS soccer team’s second win of the season
September 15, 2005
The Bobcats soccer team picked up its second win of the season Tuesday night against Bishop Ward, winning 4-0.
News in Brief
September 15, 2005
District delays action on purchase of 11 acres
September 15, 2005
There was no decision at Monday night’s Basehor-Linwood School Board meeting regarding the district’s purchase of approximately 11 acres of vacant land near Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
Council not interested in traffic-light fund
September 15, 2005
The Basehor City Council agreed last week to send the Kansas Department of Transportation a letter stating the city would not establish a fund to pay for a future traffic light at 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40.
Basehor police to join anti-drug task force
September 15, 2005
A primary aim of the Basehor Police Department is to “combat drugs and crime in our city,” chief Terry Horner said. Thursday night, the Basehor City Council approved another measure to help the department succeed in that task.
City bans ATVs, scooters from streets
September 15, 2005
Basehor Police Chief Terry Horner said protecting motorists and pedestrians from injury was the primary reason his department pushed for a new traffic ordinance that bans some vehicles from city streets.
Talks still under way with city candidate
September 15, 2005
After conferring during an executive session last Thursday, the Basehor City Council agreed on another contract to offer its top choice to fill the city administrator’s position.
Meetings to focus on bond issue
September 15, 2005
A committee of Basehor and Linwood residents organized to promote the upcoming school district bond issue has finalized a schedule of public meetings throughout the months leading up to election day.
Activities scheduled for homecoming
Classes fund-raising for Katrina victims
September 15, 2005
Midnight Masquerade,” the theme of this year’s homecoming festivities in Basehor-Linwood, has taken on a whole new meaning in light of the tragedy that recently struck the Gulf Coast.
Deputy’s trial under way
September 15, 2005
On the third floor of the Leavenworth County judicial center, toward the building’s north end, sits courtroom 2, where on Wednesday the trial of embattled county sheriff’s department deputy Robert J. Peterman moved into its second day.
County workers poised for relief work
September 15, 2005
A disaster response team that includes public employees from Leavenworth County likely will be dispatched to a hurricane-ravaged area in Mississippi.
Virtual school offers chance for education
District on leading edge of virtual school trend
September 15, 2005
A 16-year-old girl sat with Nicole Williams — assistant director of the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School — Tuesday as the two began mapping a course for the teen’s return to school.
A work in progress
Basehor-Linwood volleyball team growing up before coach’s eyes
September 15, 2005
To say the Basehor-Linwood volleyball team is undergoing a youth movement would be an understatement.
Tonganoxie firefighters put to work in Louisiana
September 15, 2005
There’s a Hurricane Katrina image that Tonganoxie Fire Chief Dave Bennett would like to forget.
School notes
September 15, 2005
Hands across America
Basehor-Linwood students helping Katrina victims
September 15, 2005
Helping hands are stretching from the Basehor-Linwood school district across approximately 960 miles to a Gulf Coast public school system decimated by Hurricane Katrina.
Firefighters at work in Louisiana
Tonganoxie men 10 days into month-long stay helping hurricane victims
September 15, 2005
There’s a Hurricane Katrina image that Tonganoxie Fire Chief Dave Bennett would like to forget.