Archive for Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Polls

Is this summer as hot as you can ever remember?

Response Percent
No. I remember some that were a lot hotter.
 
57%
Yes, and I’m ready for cooler temperatures soon!
 
42%
Total 14

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A day for Sean
Inaugural LHS flag football tournament captures spirit of former Lion Sean Ryan
August 3, 2006
No matter what the time, the place or the weather conditions, Sean Ryan loved playing football with his buddies.
Scoreboard
August 3, 2006
Lansing Cubs baseball results
Lansing Cubs infielder Lewis to play in Italy
August 3, 2006
If this is the end of Robert Lewis’ baseball career, than he picked one heck of a way to go out.
Neighbors again succeed in blocking group home
August 3, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners unanimously denied a request for a special use permit to establish a group home and school for troubled teens.
Voting machines pass test in county
August 3, 2006
Leavenworth County’s new electronic touch-screen voting machines were a hit with voters and election officials during their official debut this week.
Courthouse mural projects approved
Commission OKs $34,000 for artists’ works
August 3, 2006
Three new works of art will grace the walls of Leavenworth County’s newly renovated courthouse.
County boosts alliance’s coffers
August 3, 2006
The Alliance Against Family Violence received a boost Thursday from the Leavenworth County Commission that will help ease a financial crisis caused by the loss of a $250,000 federal grant.
Main St. changes hard at the time but necessary
August 3, 2006
Last week we discussed how traffic flow was controlled on U.S. Highway 73 before we were a city.
Soldier impersonating officer faces charges in federal court
Crime alleged to have occurred at Fort Leavenworth
August 3, 2006
Federal authorities have charged a former soldier with falsely claiming he was an Army officer.
Birthrights realized in driver’s ed
Teacher sees few changes in 36 years beside student drivers
August 3, 2006
The next generation of Lansing youths is claiming what’s become an American birthright - and chances are, you’re watching them do it.
Band Boosters set taco dinner date
August 3, 2006
The Lansing High School Band Boosters are having a taco dinner fundraiser later this month.
Budget up for vote
Slight increase in mill levy requested for city
August 3, 2006
A 2007 city budget that adds a police officer, a parks and recreation worker - plus a fraction of an increase in the property tax levy - will top the agenda for the Lansing City Council.
Aching back topic of hospital lecture
August 3, 2006
Cushing Memorial Hospital will continue its 2006 Community Education Series on Wednesday, Aug. 16, with a presentation by anesthesiologists Norman Waitley and Anthony LaSalle. The topic is “My Aching Back.”
Air conditioner causes fire scare
August 3, 2006
A weekend fire cleared a building used for daycare on the grounds of the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Suspicious item stops fort traffic
August 3, 2006
A suspicious item found in a vehicle entering Fort Leavenworth caused security personnel to shut down the post’s main entrance earlier this week.
Funeral director gets certification
August 3, 2006
Kurt Allen Torkelson of rural Leavenworth recently was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Stewart earns Eagle rank
August 3, 2006
On May 7, Jonathan Jeb Stewart, a Life Scout from Troop 366, earned Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Garrison to change commanders
August 3, 2006
Col. John W. Towers will relinquish command of the Fort Leavenworth Garrison to Col. Timothy A. Weathersbee during a public ceremony at 8 a.m. Aug. 9 on the Main Parade.
Tonganoxie ends Lansing’s season
August 3, 2006
Tylor McNeill and John Tytla both smashed two-run homers for the Lansing Cubs, but it wasn’t enough to make up for one bad inning.
Andrews to see best in USA
August 3, 2006
No matter what your age, a trip to Disney World is a big deal.
Speed demons
August 3, 2006
Lansing Middle School eighth-graders Kiersten Fowles, Madison Brandt, Lauren Jaqua and Brianna Hall blazed to victory at the Turner Invitational on May 8.
He keeps the boats afloat
August 3, 2006
Frank Nash never thought he’d become a marine technician, but he’s stayed in the field for 31 years.
Class of ‘86 reunites
August 3, 2006
Members of the Lansing High School Class of 1986 gathered for their 20th anniversary reunion.
James A. Corley
1970-2006
August 3, 2006
A private family service for James A. Corley, 35, Lansing, will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Middlefield Cemetery in Middlefield.
Grace P. Snider
1936-2006
August 3, 2006
Services for Grace P. Snider, 69, of Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 3, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Archie E. Yelenick Jr.
1928-2006
August 3, 2006
Graveside services for Archie E. Yelenick Jr., 77, Leavenworth, will be at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 3, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Utility crew cuts natural gas line
August 3, 2006
A utility crew cut through a natural gas line this week near Kansas Avenue and Main Street.
KBI investigating inmate’s death
August 3, 2006
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is continuing its probe into the circumstances leading to the death of a Lansing Correctional Facility inmate.
Prison escape charges filed against convicted murderer
Volunteer had smuggled inmate out in dog crate
August 3, 2006
A preliminary hearing is scheduled next month for the convicted murderer who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility with the help of a prison volunteer in February.
Lunatics ninth at nationals
August 3, 2006
The Lunatics, an 18-and-under fastpitch softball team from Leavenworth County, tied for ninth place out of 25 teams at the national tournament that ended July 23.
Delich signs with Morningside
August 3, 2006
Eric Delich, a 2004 Lansing High graduate, recently transferred to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Delich joins the Mustangs’ baseball program after playing two years at Independence Community College.
Aging sweeper could be brushed aside
August 3, 2006
What looks like a prop from Blade Runner, kicks up more dust than a combine, and has driven down every street in Lansing?
Charles L. Blood
August 3, 2006
Police find ‘rolling lab’
August 3, 2006
A 36-year-old Basehor man was arrested Saturday after police stopped him for a non-working taillight and discovered his car was a rolling meth lab.
Police seek help in thefts
August 3, 2006
On July 21, a Basehor police officer witnessed four men dressed in black rummaging through a vehicle in the Crestwood addition in Basehor. The officer was unsuccessful in catching the suspects on foot.
Mission trip proves rewarding
August 3, 2006
Instead of taking their dream European vacation to Ireland like they had always planned, Rich and Rose Nemchik decided to rough it during their first trip to Europe to help others in need.
Funeral home plan is denied
Neighbors bring lists of questions to meeting, vow to continue fight
August 3, 2006
After an hour-long continuation of the public hearing regarding a change of zoning to allow the Gorup-Rusk Funeral Home to build at the 1600 block of N. 155th Street, the Basehor Planning Commission denied the request.
Despite losing, Bobcats laid foundation for success
August 3, 2006
It’s been a tough stretch of years for the Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball program. During my five years of association with the program, they have yet to reach .500 and have suffered through some of the worst seasons in school history.
Opinion: Sports are the answer
August 3, 2006
One of the most popular “hot-button” issues on the national health scene is childhood obesity. The percentage of overweight kids in the United States has doubled in the last 20 years and a number of “Band-Aid” solutions have been proposed to try and stem this tide and prevent burgeoning health problems like diabetes. Most of these solutions have centered around what kids are eating. Schools have been pulling soda from the menu and watchdog groups have been pressuring fast food companies to start marketing some healthy options to kids.