Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Which LHS fall sports team will do the best?

Response Percent
Volleyball
 
34%
Football
 
31%
Girls tennis
 
19%
Boys soccer
 
11%
Cross country
 
3%
Total 177

All stories

Board awards building contract
McPherson Contractors to build district’s new school, auditorium
August 24, 2006
The Lansing school district has moved another step closer to building a new elementary school and high school auditorium.
Starting positions up for grabs at football scrimmage today
August 24, 2006
Say this much for the Lansing High football program: It can’t claim a lack of respect this year.
County proposes tax break
2007 budget plan would roll back property tax levy by 7 mills
August 24, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners are proposing a 2007 budget that slices more than 7 mills from property tax bills.
LHS ACT scores outpace state, national averages
August 24, 2006
Lansing High School students, despite a slight drop from the previous year, again have posted higher ACT assessment composite scores than the average state and national composite scores.
Elkins finds deeper talent pool in second year as tennis coach
August 24, 2006
Heading into tryouts, Lansing High tennis coach Rachel Elkins knew three varsity spots already were locked up.
LHS boys embrace ‘pack attack’ strategy
August 24, 2006
When the Lansing High boys cross country team stepped to the starting line last year, spectators already knew what to expect.
Steady play crucial for Lions
August 24, 2006
In more than two decades as volleyball coach at Lansing High, Julie Slater has become a pro at handling adversity and molding young talent into a cohesive team.
Title defense begins Friday
KVL soccer champs open season with lots of unanswered questions
August 24, 2006
Although the Lansing High boys soccer team graduated three players who combined for 60 goals and 36 assists last year, LHS coach Randy Brown said people who look strictly at the Lions’ offense are narrowing their focus too much.
Support roars across country
Riders visit fort while raising money for scholarships
August 24, 2006
To honor a historical precedent, the scores of motorcycles that thundered through the Fort Leavenworth security gates this weekend were waved through unhindered. After all, they were on a mission.
Tonganoxie resident, kin discover mastodon fossils
August 24, 2006
Four kayakers put in at Clinton Lake last week for a 25-mile trip down the Wakarusa River.
Loving the daily grind
August 24, 2006
Chris Aus knows a good shot, but she’s no marksman.
Annual breast cancer benefit ‘really is a Lansing project’
August 24, 2006
It will be a year of differing insights at the sixth-annual Share the Hope Luncheon, where the list of speakers includes not only cancer survivors, but their relatives as well.
E. Eisenhower work to begin Sept. 5
August 24, 2006
Work on a road-widening project on East Eisenhower Road will begin a little later than city officials had thought.
Hospice seeks volunteers
August 24, 2006
AseraCare Hospice is seeking people in Leavenworth County who are interested in spending a few hours a week with patients and families facing a life-limiting illness in their home or nursing home.
Wilk sets sights on speaker’s post
August 24, 2006
Lansing State Rep. Kenny Wilk is unopposed in his re-election bid in the 42nd House District and isn’t actively campaigning in and around Lansing.
Lansing’s first fire chief
August 24, 2006
The first fire chief in Lansing was Francis D. (Skeet) Bemis.
Paint the paws’
Volunteers turn out for annual event
August 24, 2006
A tiger may not be able to change its stripes, but a lion can certainly change its tracks.
5th-grade lesson ends with treat
August 24, 2006
Cheryl Rader’s fifth-grade class was in for a cool treat on only the third day of school. Students had the opportunity to make - and then, of course, sample - their own ice cream.
Schwinn reunion
August 24, 2006
The sixth reunion of Schwinn descendants will be Sept. 24 at Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terrace.
Hittle-Hood
August 24, 2006
Janalin Hittle, Iola, and Victor Hood, Chanute, announce their engagement.
Moll-Finnigin
August 24, 2006
Theresa Ann Moll, Cincinnati, and Kevin Michael Finnigin, Lansing, announce their engagement.
Hansen-Davids
August 24, 2006
Jennifer Hansen, Overland Park, and Andrew Davids, Lansing, announce their engagement.
Open house, dinner draw crowds
August 24, 2006
This time, it was the parents’ turn to find the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn the rules.
Seniors provide TLC knitting shawls
August 24, 2006
During life’s rough times, it’s nice to have something made with a little “tender, loving care.”
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
August 24, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2.
Bryce Turner
August 24, 2006
Bryce Connor Turner, son of Amy and Brian Turner of Leavenworth, celebrated his third birthday on Aug. 10 with a sports party at home with friends and family.
College foundation receives donation
August 24, 2006
The Command and General Staff College Foundation recently received a $25,000 donation from the Association of the United States Army.
Library designates reading month
August 24, 2006
September is Family Reading Month at Lansing Community Library.
City issues reminder of vicious dog law
August 24, 2006
The Lansing Police Department has issued a reminder about the city’s vicious dog ordinance.
Fort to honor August retirees
August 24, 2006
Fort Leavenworth will honor five people retiring this month.
Mable M. Wilk
1929-2006
August 24, 2006
Services for Mable M. Wilk, 76, of Leavenworth, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery,
Marjory Reu Crist
1923-2006
August 24, 2006
Services for Marjory Reu Crist, 82, Leavenworth, were Saturday, Aug. 19, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.
Brett Turner
August 24, 2006
Brett Lewis Turner, son of Amy and Brian Turner of Leavenworth, celebrated his first birthday on July 11 with a party at home with friends and family.
Roland (Red) Whisler
1919-2006
August 24, 2006
A Mass of Christian Burial for Roland E. (Red) Whisler, 87, Leavenworth, was Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.
Funeral escort dies in wreck
August 24, 2006
A traffic accident last week during a funeral procession in Leavenworth claimed the life of a Kansas City, Mo., man.
Dog trainer, inmate face federal charges
Volunteer, killer reportedly stopped in KCK after prison escape to drop off dogs, pick up guns
August 24, 2006
On their way out of state after a February prison break, Lansing Correctional Facility volunteer Toby Young and convicted murderer John Manard made a quick stop at Young’s house in Kansas City, Kan.
Knee injury sidelines Uhart
August 24, 2006
Natalie Uhart, a 2003 Lansing High graduate and current University of Kansas volleyball player, suffered a knee injury Saturday during the Jayhawks’ annual alumni scrimmage.
Parent group to offer help to gifted program
August 24, 2006
A new group is working to help gifted students in the Basehor-Linwood district reach their full potential.
Tiny-k program gives hope for toddler’s future
August 24, 2006
Alexandria Rose rolled over, sat up, looked at her grandmother and let out a sigh and a little squawk. She looked around the room wide-eyed from her post on a large blanket surrounded by pillows in her grandparents’ living room, wiggled and kicked her feet gleefully. Alex is doing many of the things a normal infant of only a few months old would do, but Alex will be 2 at the end of this month.
Police officer’s suit against city set for jury trial
August 24, 2006
A November trial date has been set for a Basehor police sergeant, who is suing the city because he wasn’t hired as police chief two years ago.
Police ensuring officers’ protection
August 24, 2006
The Basehor police department is upgrading its training and equipment, little by little, in preparation for a biological or chemical attack.
County to drop 2007 tax rate
August 24, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners are proposing a 2007 budget that slices more than 7 mills from property tax bills.
Hemingway’s curse
A sad, strange saga of two gringos at the running of the bulls
August 24, 2006
Editor’s note: For six days in July, former Basehor Sentinel reporter Joshua Roberts visited Pamplona, Spain, for the annual running of the bulls. The festival lasts for a week, from July 7 to 14. Roberts, who is assistant editor at the Craig (Colo.) Daily Press, was accompanied to Spain by Denver resident Dale Knipp, who is a 1993 Basehor-Linwood High graduate.
KU prof identifies American mastodon
August 24, 2006
Four kayakers put in at Clinton Lake last week for a 25-mile trip down the Wakarusa River.
Rezoning paves way for new funeral home
City council votes unanimously for funeral home, crematorium on 155th Street
August 24, 2006
The citizens of Basehor soon will see a new business on 155th Street — a funeral home and crematorium.
Bobcats hope to build on last season’s late success
August 24, 2006
When a volleyball team looks at its schedule and sees that its first quadrangular includes the reigning sub-state champ, that’s usually the first name that jumps out.
Bonner Springs expecting more improvement in 2006
August 24, 2006
In most sports, a coach’s third year with a program tends to be a magical year.
Opinion: Autograph seekers’ Dos and Don’ts
August 24, 2006
I’ve been out covering the T-Bones a lot this summer and one of the coolest parts about those games is watching all the young fans crowd around the players after the games for autographs.
BLHS to open with tough stretch
August 24, 2006
The regular season starts this week for the Basehor-Linwood High School soccer team and the Bobcats won’t have to wait long to see how they stack up against some of the area’s best teams.