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County voting ready to enter electronic age
Voters urged to ‘test drive’ new devices
April 27, 2006
Flag-draped polling booths in Leavenworth County are about to go the way of $1-per-gallon gasoline and rotary-dial telephones.
Series takes look at LHS Class of 2006
April 27, 2006
Beginning today and continuing through graduation, May 20, The Current will introduce the community to members of the Lansing High School Class of 2006.
Auto collisions fuel senior’s career choice
April 27, 2006
It doesn’t take skill to wreck a car, but to fix it takes more finesse than most people might realize.
Notre Dame next for budding engineer
April 27, 2006
Here’s something you don’t often hear from a high school student - or anyone else, for that matter: “I wish I had taken chem II.”
Kroll intentions
Former LHS standout looks to nationals, prepares to be a Jayhawk
April 27, 2006
Whether sporting short hair or long locks, a beard or clean-shaven face, Alan Kroll always has had a noticeable presence on the track.
Main Street bid comes in high
Council to discuss quandary tonight
April 27, 2006
Lansing City Council will be asked at a special meeting to increase the city’s ante for the Main Street System Enhancement project after the low bid for the project exceeded original estimates.
Exhibit takes look at county’s past
April 27, 2006
A picture of the Kickapoo School from about 1894 is the oldest photo in the exhibit, which went up last week throughout the hallways of the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
Warner, Robinson: Bring on the best
Lansing doubles duo wants to play Leavenworth varsity
April 27, 2006
For all of the talk about a rivalry between Lansing and Leavenworth, it’s somewhat surprising that the bordering cities’ high schools only compete head-to-head in tennis. That will happen at 9 a.m. today when Lansing High competes at the Leavenworth Tournament.
Stunt show rewards, entertains
12:00 a.m., April 27, 2006 Updated 11:24 a.m.
Do not try this at home.
Relays notes: Eustice vaults for WSU
April 27, 2006
Sara Eustice, a 2005 graduate of Lansing High School, competed Saturday in the pole vault at the Kansas Relays. Eustice is a freshman on the track team at Wichita State.
Hamstring slows Slater at Kansas Relays
April 27, 2006
Lansing High senior Jeff Slater spent his entire high school track career dreaming of competing at the Kansas Relays.
State chamber’s CEO laments tax climate
April 27, 2006
We’re a top-10 state,” Lew Ebert told an audience in Lansing. “(But) we’re 45th in job creation, and we’re the 41st worst tax climate for small business.”
Radovich enjoys final KU meet
April 27, 2006
Amanda Radovich didn’t leave this year’s Kansas Relays with a medal around her neck, but she did leave with a smile on her face.
May Day
April 27, 2006
May baskets were popular in the 1930s when I was a kid.
Sanity returning?
April 27, 2006
Recently the House Appropriations Committee added an amendment to the omnibus appropriations bill prohibiting funds for in-state tuition for illegal aliens. This might be the beginning of a return of sanity to our Legislature.
Press association recognizes The Current
April 27, 2006
Current sportswriter Chris Wristen and the newspaper’s Web site have won top honors in the Kansas Press Association’s 2006 Awards of Excellence competition.
What’s good for fort is good for Lansing
April 27, 2006
Why Lansing should support the Governor’s Military Council.
Top-tier opponents bring out the best in Lansing soccer
April 27, 2006
Judging by the way Lansing High girls soccer coach Rob Elkins talked Monday after his team’s game against No. 5-ranked Olathe Northwest, you’d have thought LHS won the game.
LHS baseball set to play Bishop Ward
April 27, 2006
Kaw Valley League baseball is heating up, and Lansing High is right in the thick of things.
Kaylin Dunlap
April 27, 2006
Jason and Lindsay Dunlap, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylin Nicole Dunlap.
Waters-Nelson
April 27, 2006
Pamela and Andy Burton and Sherry and Gene Waters, Leavenworth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassi Waters, to Brooks Nelson, son of Ronda and Brad Nelson, Topeka.
Haugland leads LHS golf
April 27, 2006
Lansing High junior Ted Haugland turned in two of his best rounds of golf of the season during a three-day span as he led the LHS golf team to a seventh-place finish Saturday at the Osawatomie Invitational and a third-place finish Monday at Iola.
LHS softball seniors to be honored today
April 27, 2006
The Lansing High softball team will play host to a doubleheader with Bishop Ward at 4:30 p.m. today at Lansing City Park.
Writing contest entries sought
April 27, 2006
Kansas Authors Club announces its 2006 writing and artwork contest for youth.
Fine Arts Fair on tap at LMS
April 27, 2006
Lansing Middle School will put on its annual spring Fine Arts Fair next month.
Forensics wraps up successful season
April 27, 2006
Lansing High School’s forensics team continued its record of success this weekend, earning first place Saturday, April 22, at the Tonganoxie Invitational tournament.
Tree City USA
Lansing goes for 7th designation
April 27, 2006
The city of Lansing isn’t resting on its laurels when it comes to being a Tree City USA.
Council moves forward Bittersweet expansion
April 27, 2006
The effort to extend Bittersweet Road from Lansing Middle School to West Mary Street and the new Lansing Elementary School continues to be on track.
Creating for a cause
Siblings participate in arthritis fundraiser
April 27, 2006
Jennifer and Jacob Nye recently got a taste of life as an artist.
On The Record
April 27, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports from the week leading up to April 27, 2006.
Scoreboard
April 27, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to April 27, 2006.
First responders boost child safety
April 27, 2006
Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel helped local parents give the safety of their children a boost on Saturday - literally.
Aull misses cut at Miss USA
April 27, 2006
Miss Kansas USA Ashley Aull fell short at the Miss USA 2006 pageant.
Bristow-Slusher
April 27, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bristow of Leavenworth announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Barrett Bristow, to Jeffery William Slusher, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Slusher, also of Leavenworth.
Business grows with city
April 27, 2006
Brian Kern is an unusual small-business owner.
Council decides against proposed smoking ban
April 27, 2006
Lansing City Council members on Thursday decided not to pursue an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places, including restaurants, in the city.
Lawmaker doesn’t foresee special session
April 27, 2006
Lansing State Rep. KennyWilk said he was certain lawmakers would approve a plan to fund public schools that would be amenable to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Basehor City Council, mayor plot strategy for the future
April 27, 2006
The city’s future was discussed Saturday during a Basehor City Council retreat.
Loyalty Day celebration scheduled
April 27, 2006
A blast to the past, a history lesson and a way to show devotion to the United States are all things citizens of Basehor might receive by attending this Saturday’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day celebration.
5-month-old case still open
Tonganoxie woman’s body found at Bonner Springs store
April 27, 2006
Robin Bell is a name police do not want people to forget.
Volunteers honored as Basehor-Linwood friends of education
April 27, 2006
More than 400 volunteer hours and devotion to youth athletics were the guiding force behind the nominations of Carol Wilson and the late JB Stinnett Jr. for the Kansas Friends of Education Awards.
School board interviewing candidates
District plans to hire interim superintendent
April 27, 2006
The hunt is on for an interim superintendent for Basehor-Linwood schools. On Monday, school board members interviewed one candidate to replace Superintendent Jill Hackett, who is on administrative leave until her resignation takes effect on June 30.
Sentinel staff members earn awards
April 27, 2006
The Basehor Sentinel was honored Saturday evening in Wichita with nine first-place awards in Kansas Press Association’s annual Awards of Excellence contest.
Upcoming study to shape future of 24-40 highway
April 27, 2006
Smooth sailing calls for concise planning.
Thousands visit The Legends
April 27, 2006
The Legends at Village West shopping center kicked off its grand opening of several new stores with music and a lot of sun on Saturday.
Lady ‘Cats stretch win streak to 3
April 27, 2006
The girls on the Basehor-Linwood soccer team might not want to look back on their April 13 game against Maranatha, but it probably represents a turning point in their season.
Opinion: Just playing is a victory
April 27, 2006
A lot of people think it’s odd when I tell them I’m celebrating the two-year anniversary of my hospitalization this week.
Basehor-Linwood shows progress at Bonner meet
BLHS boys tie for 5th, girls take 8th, as times for both teams continue to improve
April 27, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood boys track team seemed to enjoy the new surface and accommodations at Bonner Springs, earning their best finish of the year at a meet there last Thursday. With the springy new track underfoot and weather conditions better than they had been most of the season, the boys ran, jumped and threw their way to a fifth place finish in the 12-team meet.
Kindergarten Round Up wrangles record number of students
April 27, 2006
Counting, singing, identifying colors and drawing shapes were just some activities enjoyed by soon-to-be kindergarteners during last week’s Kindergarten Round-Up at Basehor Elementary.