Archive for Thursday, August 17, 2006

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In light of the qualified letter of support from Leavenworth, should Lansing go ahead with a Kansas Regional Prisons Museum

Response Percent
Yes. It shouldn’t matter what Leavenworth officials say.
 
53%
No. The idea won’t work without Leavenworth’s full support.
 
46%
Total 26

All stories

95th birthday celebrated in style
August 17, 2006
Myrtle Parsons was the center of attention at this month’s meeting of the Lansing Community Club, and with good reason.
Young, Manard named in federal indictment
Duo now faces weapons charges
August 17, 2006
The federal indictment maintains Young gave a 9-mm Glock pistol and a .380-caliber AMT pistol to Manard on the date of the prison break.
Lions feel the heat
Three LHS squads aim to defend Kaw Valley League crowns in 2006
August 17, 2006
When the Lansing High football team opened fall two-a-day practices at 6 a.m. Monday, raindrops and lightning forced the squad indoors to run sprints in the hallways.
School begins with no major traffic problems
August 17, 2006
One morning down, 179 to go.
Dodge City connection includes Denney
LHS softball player joins Robbins, Slater at junior college
August 17, 2006
After helping the Lansing High softball team win the Kaw Valley League championship and advance to the Class 5A state tournament this spring, Kasey Denney figured her softball career was about done.
Support beams arrive
August 17, 2006
With six of 13 support beams delivered, the Main Street construction remains on schedule as planned, but work on Seven-Mile Creek bridge might not finish this season.
Teachers to receive 5.1% pay raise
School board also agrees to increase district’s ante on health insurance
August 17, 2006
Teachers in the Lansing school district will receive an average raise of 5.1 percent and those participating in the district’s health insurance plan will see more of their premiums picked up by the district.
Leavenworth to Lansing: Tepid support for museum
August 17, 2006
Lansing Mayor Kenneth Bernard has received a letter of support for the proposed Kansas Regional Prisons Museum from the Leaven-worth City Commission.
Uhart gains additional year of eligibility with Jayhawks
August 17, 2006
When Natalie Uhart transferred to the University of Kansas last spring, the 2003 Lansing High graduate expected to be a Jayhawk for one year.
Board considers increase in tax levy
August 17, 2006
Lansing school officials have submitted a 2006-07 budget that would levy an increase of nearly 2 mills on the district’s property owners.
Wristen: Mountain journey rekindles fire
August 17, 2006
The dream of every sportswriter is to work in a city where people crave reading the newspaper, but sometimes you just have to get away.
Perseverance, faith pay off for church
August 17, 2006
Generally speaking, setting fire to your mortgage papers isn’t sound financial planning.
How does your garden grow?
Leavenworth couple create oasis of blooms around their 123-year-old Victorian home
August 17, 2006
A gentle breeze from the south whisks through John and Connie Anderson’s flower garden as the couple sit beneath an umbrella at their outdoor table. Not too far away, purple martins chirp from their birdhouses.
County fair sizzles for participants, visitors
August 17, 2006
The rockets had already been judged Monday evening at the Leavenworth County Fair, but youngsters took the time to indulge in the fun part Friday afternoon - launching them high into the sky.
Volleyball, soccer players wash cars to raise funds
August 17, 2006
It was a day of sun and suds for several Lansing High School sports teams hoping to raise money Saturday, Aug. 12, by washing cars.
Center lands new tenants
August 17, 2006
First was Popeye’s Chicken and Arby’s. Now, officials with Carriage Hills Plaza have started lining up other tenants for the new center in Lansing.
Organ finds its way ‘home’
August 17, 2006
In the late 1860s, a company named Mason & Hamlin Organ Company manufactured a “Flat Top Reed” Pump Organ that found its way via railway to a family in Easton. Since then, the organ - which no doubt gave a great deal of enjoyment to its original owners - has taken a long road that has landed it here in Lansing.
On the record
August 17, 2006
Lansing fire calls for the week leading up to Aug. 17, 2006.
C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Golf Tournament
August 17, 2006
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Leavenworth Country Club.
Chiles earns spot with Olathe Rockets
August 17, 2006
Lansing High junior Morgan Chiles, a two-year starter for the LHS softball team, recently earned a roster spot with the 18-and-under A Olathe Rockets.
Braves claim USSSA state title
August 17, 2006
The Fort Leavenworth Braves entered the USSSA 14-and-under Class A Kansas State Baseball Tournament ranked No. 1 in the state.
Match Point Tennis Camp aces inaugural summer test
August 17, 2006
When Rachel Elkins was hired last year to take over as coach of the Lansing High tennis program, she didn’t just see it as a job.
Service notes
August 17, 2006
Jessica E. Adkison has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
USM’s OutFront to offer two new courses for adults
August 17, 2006
The University of Saint Mary OutFront Adult Basic Education Center has reopened for the academic year with two new classes added to the existing Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programs.
Corrections veteran is governor’s pick for Parole Board seat
August 17, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Patricia Biggs to be the newest member of the Kansas Parole Board.
Brass group to present concert
August 17, 2006
Carnegie Arts Center will present a musical evening with Kansas City Brass Works performing “Bach, Beatles and Beyond.”
Wreck kills cyclist
August 17, 2006
A motorcyclist was killed around 3:32 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, after his bike veered into an oncoming pick-up truck on Kansas Highway 5.
William L. Snodgrass
1930-2006
August 17, 2006
Services for William L. Snodgrass, 76, Lansing, were Tuesday, Aug. 8. Burial was at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Opal Mae Stommel
1926-2006
August 17, 2006
Services for Opal Mae Stommel, 80, were Saturday, Aug. 12, at Davis Funeral Chapel.
Arts center plans open house
August 17, 2006
Carnegie Arts Center, 601 S. Fifth, Leavenworth, will play host to an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.
Motorcyclist struck by Mercedes mirror
August 17, 2006
A Lansing motorcycle rider had a close encounter with a Mercedes west of the city this past weekend, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Series of business seminars aimed at women, minorities
August 17, 2006
A series of seminars aimed at minority- and women-owned businesses will be offered at Kansas City Kansas Community College this fall starting later this month.
USM taps Miller for AD post
August 17, 2006
After four years as University of St. Mary’s baseball coach, Rob Miller was promoted this summer to the position of athletics director.
County makes 1st cut for federal bio center
August 17, 2006
A Leavenworth County site has made the first cut in the competition to land the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Council to review funeral home zoning Monday
August 17, 2006
Jason Gorup is convinced that Basehor is where he wants to open a new funeral home.
Fifth-graders selected for hands-on program
School board officials scuttles plan for another bond vote in November
August 17, 2006
A few students in the Basehor-Linwood district will get a more hands-on approach to math and science this year.
Caring Cats
Student volunteers get a jump start on school year
August 17, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood High School Care Cats are not wasting any time lending a helping hand this school year.
County courts lab employing 250 scientists
Site just west of fort touted for planned bio-defense lab
August 17, 2006
A Leavenworth County site has made the first cut in the competition to land a proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
Quisenberrys plan expansion toward Basehor
Longtime Tonganoxie funeral directors cite area’s growth
August 17, 2006
The owners of Quisenberry Funeral Home last week closed on a real estate deal that will allow them to expand their business — toward Basehor.
Bobcats had their share of stars
August 17, 2006
Football at Basehor-Linwood High School has been an up-and-down adventure.
Murrell adds touch of Texas bravado to BLHS
New goalie has big shoes to fill in Bobcats’ net
August 17, 2006
Basehor-Linwood High School junior Matt Murrell will take over goaltending duties this season for a Bobcats squad that’s expecting success.
Fair time means show time for area’s 4-H’ers
August 17, 2006
Wednesday is hot and dry.