Archive for Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Are you glad the cost of Bittersweet Street extension will be shared by the city and school district?

Response Percent
It doesn’t matter; it all comes out of my pocket anyway.
 
63%
Yes. It’s the sensible thing to do.
 
29%
No. One or the other should have taken it all on itself.
 
6%
Total 47

All stories

Allen resigns as boys basketball coach
April 13, 2006
After nine years as the head boys basketball coach at Lansing High School, Don Allen has decided to step aside.
Siblings set bowling standard
Wiehes win state title in doubles
April 13, 2006
Heather Wiehe has six more years to decide where she will attend college, but the Lansing Middle School sixth-grader already has her mind made up. She wants to attend Wichita State University.
Plan splits costs for street
Bittersweet extension to be paid 50-50 between city, school district
April 13, 2006
City Administrator Mike Smith said he had met with schools Superintendent Randal Bagby several times to discuss a fair solution to paying for the road and how to bump up its priority status with the city.
2003 LHS grad killed in wreck
April 13, 2006
Sean Ryan was killed Saturday on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora when the 20-year-old lost control of his Dodge Dakota, overcorrected, drove into the median and flipped several times, landing in the westbound lanes of the highway.
Neighbors may get radar gun to track speeders
April 13, 2006
Concerned residents may soon have a new weapon to combat neighborhood speeding - a radar gun.
City hires point man for Main Street questions
April 13, 2006
Ken Miller won appointment to the two-year post from a pool of about 25 applicants,.
Prisons museum plans slated for update
April 13, 2006
Plans for the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum in Lansing are slated for a makeover.
Run to raise funds for playground equipment
April 13, 2006
Fitness and a new place to play were the two main reasons Vickie Kelly decided to start the Lansing Fun Run.
Austrian 5th-grader finds English a quick read
April 13, 2006
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Job fair slated at KCK
April 13, 2006
More than 50 employers are expected for the annual Workplace-Kansas City Job Fair to be staged Wednesday, April 19, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Jackson’s 78 highlights big day for LHS golf
April 13, 2006
When Lansing High sophomore golfer Maria Jackson placed second at the first tournament of the season on April 1, she credited the performance to improved focus and a little bit of luck. When she placed third Monday at the Lansing Invitational, however, Jackson’s career-best round of 78 was a clear sign that the young golfer’s game was maturing.
Service Day helpers aid area senior citizens
April 13, 2006
Mary Stewart got a helping hand on Saturday when a brigade of Leavenworth County 4-H members and parents donning work gloves and armed with rakes and clippers deployed themselves in her yard.
Greatest thing since sliced bread
April 13, 2006
Sliced bread and I were born the same month and year, July 1928.
Hospice nurse helps change dying process for the better
April 13, 2006
Andrea Clark believes that people are not so much afraid of dying as they are of dying alone or in pain.
FBLA takes 5th at state, heads to national event
April 13, 2006
Lansing High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team left even its sponsor stunned when it placed in the top five teams at the state conference last month.
Genealogy course scheduled
April 13, 2006
A Lansing Historical Museum activity will teach students in fourth through sixth grades to become family history detectives.
Young students connect with elderly
April 13, 2006
It’s often said that people pick up habits at an early age. That is what Lansing Elementary School kindergarten teachers Andrea Rothmeyer and Vickie Kelly were hoping when they took their morning classes to Colonial Manor Nursing Home last week.
LHS grad earns spot on honor roll
April 13, 2006
Lansing High School graduate Alex Thomas Riemann has been recognized by two higher educational institutions.
Gardening classes to be offered
April 13, 2006
Gardening tips will be offered in two programs at Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Leavenworth Center the final two Wednesdays in April.
Sexual assault discussion on tap
April 13, 2006
Alison Jones of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault will present a program on “Sexual Assault As It Applies to Patient Care” at 12:30 p.m. today, April 13, in Room 3397 of the Jewell Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
KCKCC plans women’s programs
April 13, 2006
The Workforce Development Division at Kansas City Kansas Community will play host to two programs for women April 19-20.
Grief counseling group to form
April 13, 2006
Cushing Memorial Hospital is offering grief group counseling for six consecutive weeks for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.
Main Street hires director
April 13, 2006
When businesses in the Leavenworth Main Street encounter a problem, they can turn to the group’s new executive director for some first-hand business experience.
Warner, Robinson lead LHS tennis at Gardner
April 13, 2006
Heavy gusts of wind at the Gardner-Edgerton High School tennis courts made playing difficult for all five teams at the tournament. Lansing High was no exception.
Radovich nets 21 in all-star game
April 13, 2006
Lansing High senior Amanda Radovich scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Gold team to a 77-65 victory over the Blue team at the Northeast Kansas All-Star Basketball Game at Highland Community College’s Allen Fieldhouse.
Lansing Middle School track dominates at Piper Triangular
April 13, 2006
There was no question which middle school had the strongest girls track program on April 4 at the Piper Triangular. That distinction fell on Lansing Middle School.
Slater sizzles in first 400 race
April 13, 2006
After missing the first two meets of the season with a hamstring injury, Lansing High senior Jeff Slater made his first appearance of the season on the track Friday at the Bobcat Relays at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Focus is on first place
Lions back on track, eye second straight NEKSL championship
April 13, 2006
An early non-conference loss to Mill Valley last year was the spark the Lansing High girls needed to run the table in the Northeast Kansas Soccer League.
Lions must ‘compete at the plate’ to gain sweeps
April 13, 2006
Despite watching his squad commit nine errors during a Monday doubleheader against Turner, Lansing High baseball coach Troy Andrews isn’t worried about his club’s defense. That, Andrews said, will take care of itself with better focus and more repetitions.
LHS grad Kohl is top hitter at Morningside
April 13, 2006
Tom Kohl, a 2004 graduate of Lansing High, is the starting center fielder and top hitter in the lineup for Morningside College’s baseball team this season. The school is located in Sioux City, Iowa.
On The Record
April 13, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to April 13, 2006.
Scoreboard
April 13, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to April 13, 2006.
Churches busy for Holy Week, Easter
April 13, 2006
Churches in Lansing are marking Holy Week and Easter Sunday with a full slate of services.
Council, residents air complaints to Lan-Del officials
April 13, 2006
Mayor Ken Bernard terminated a heated discussion regarding Lan-Del Water District’s installation of double check valves after an hour of debate before the Lansing City Council.
Five Slammers earn All-American honors at nationals
April 13, 2006
Thirteen wrestlers from the Slammer Wrestling Club attended the Brute-Adidas High School National Tournament March 31-April 2 at Sapp Fieldhouse at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Five returned home as All-Americans.
Lansing hopes to regroup against Bonner Springs
Softball squad aims to snap two-game slide
April 13, 2006
Lansing High softball coach Terry Cornett can’t wait for his team to step on the field at 4:30 p.m. today at Bonner Springs.
Board approves addition of 7 staffers
April 13, 2006
Lansing School Board has approved the addition of seven new positions in the district, about half of them aimed at increasing the focus on addressing the needs of at-risk students.
LEA offers aid
April 13, 2006
Lansing Education Association will provide an $800 scholarship to a graduate of Lansing High School who will be student teaching in the fall semester of 2006.
Obitary: James H. “Smokey” Barnett
April 13, 2006
Basehor VFW Loyalty Day April 29
April 13, 2006
Loyalty Day, an event designed to reaffirm American citizens’ devotion to the country, hasn’t been formally recognized by the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars post since its inception in 1958.
School officials seek additional teachers
April 13, 2006
Because of an expected increase in enrollment, the Basehor-Linwood school district is considering adding three teachers for next school year. The additional teachers would increase the district’s faculty to 114 teachers.
Woman enters plea in securities fraud case
April 13, 2006
In a few weeks, a Tonganoxie woman will be sentenced — for a second time — in connection with a scheme in which she defrauded her friends and relatives.
Curriculum revisions continue in district
April 13, 2006
In an on-going effort to align curriculum with state standards, the Basehor-Linwood school board Monday approved revisions to the district’s health, physical education and fine arts programs.
Council poised to make decisions on two highways
April 13, 2006
Basehor city officials are careful to point out that the development of two highways near the city — Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24-40 — are critical to long-term economic development.
New bank to open in about a year
April 13, 2006
Bill New, chairman of the board at First State Bank and Trust, said his company has conducted business based on ethics, honesty and “Christian standards.”
Relay team, Weimer
April 13, 2006
The athletes at Friday’s Bobcat Relays track and field meet weren’t just working against their opponents and the clock, they were also fighting the weather. With the air getting colder and the wind getting stronger as the night wore on, conditions made it tough to set a lot of records or personal bests, especially late in the meet.
Residents weigh in on turnpike interchange
April 13, 2006
Julie Downes firmly believes that both ends of Leavenworth County Road 1 should be treated equally.
District’s No. 2 man submits resignation
April 13, 2006
Bill Hatfield, who’s serving as interim school superintendent, has submitted his resignation.
Board could decide Hackett’s fate on Monday
Patrons implore board to retain superintendent
April 13, 2006
The saga surrounding the tenure of Basehor-Linwood school Superintendent Jill Hackett continued Tuesday night as the school board met in executive session for 3 1/2 hours.
Bobcats batter Tongie
April 13, 2006
After watching his squad score just one run in its first two games this year, Basehor-Linwood coach David Svoboda was hoping for better things from his offense. He didn’t have to wait very long. On Thursday the Bobcats hitters exploded and the team cruised to an 11-3 victory.
Lady ‘Cats struggle through 0-3 week
April 13, 2006
Things seemed so easy for the Basehor-Linwood softball team in its first game this season. The Lady Bobcats took on Blue Valley Northwest and dropped the 6A juggernaut 10-0 in five innings. But since then Basehor-Linwood has won just one game and lost five, including four losses against Kaw Valley League teams.
Opinion: These girls are clutch
April 13, 2006
Memo to area softball teams: no lead is safe against Basehor-Linwood. No, it doesn’t matter how late in the game it is, if they still have an out left the Lady Bobcats can come back on you.