Archive for Thursday, August 31, 2006

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How many games will Lansing High's football team win this year?

Response Percent
Ten. One better than last year.
They’re going to be state champs - 13 games
Nine. Same as last year.
Fewer than 5.
I don’t want to think about it.
Fewer than 8.
Total 9

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Turn on the lights
LHS to kick off Friday night football with showdown in Tonganoxie
August 31, 2006
If there’s one television show Peter Willcott has been dying to see this fall, it’s “Friday Night Lights.”
Collins gives Lions new look
August 31, 2006
J.T. Collins knows he has some big cleats to fill.
Lansing resident answers call for Chiefs
August 31, 2006
Tom Young and his nephew, Ryan Young, had a seat inside Arrowhead Stadium that few ever get.
District projects to feature slew of options
August 31, 2006
It’s been nearly 17 months since the Lansing school district set its budget for a new elementary school and high school auditorium through a $23.6 million voter-approved bond referendum.
Flippo eager to lead, even if she has to follow
Talented freshman class gives senior a solid supporting cast
August 31, 2006
As the only returning runner on the Lansing High girls cross country team, senior Lori Flippo is expected to be a leader.
No monkey business for intern
Imac grad spends two weeks at sanctuary working with chimpanzees
August 31, 2006
Lindsey Welch has a motto for life she won’t soon forget: “Do No Harm.”
LHS volleyball season starts early this year
August 31, 2006
When the Lansing High volleyball team opened its season last year at the Lansing Invitational, most of the Lions’ opponents already had played six matches.
Ex-coach’s sentencing delayed to October
August 31, 2006
Sentencing for a former University of Saint Mary football coach on child pornography charges has been delayed until October.
On-the-job education
August 31, 2006
Danny Willcott went to business college for a year right after high school, but today the Farm Bureau Financial Services career agent says he received his real education in on-the-job training.
Troops’ welcome home needs our help
August 31, 2006
Early the morning of Aug. 23, I received a call from Kelly Ebel in Fort Campbell, Ky. She asked if I would help get several hundred welcome-home and thank-you notes from the Lansing community to hand out to our servicemen and women returning from the war in Iraq.
Car wash reopens under new operator
August 31, 2006
J&J Car Wash is back in business.
Delivery problem pushes completion of Main Street bridge back to 2007
August 31, 2006
With just under 12 weeks until the Nov. 22 deadline for contractors to reopen all four lanes of Main Street for winter, the projections for the outcome of this season’s work are solidifying.
Leadership gets new sponsors
August 31, 2006
Rod Briggs and Ben Doll are all about coaching. Whether they’re on the playing field or in the classroom, they want to train Lansing High School students to be leaders for life.
Luncheon helps ‘Share the Hope’
August 31, 2006
Cancer was written on the faces of those that gathered last week at the Trinity Lutheran Church, but their eyes revealed a common purpose - their eyes shined with hope.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
August 31, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2:
Cortez “Cory” C. Aylor III
August 31, 2006
Services for retired Army Col. Cortez “Cory” C. Aylor III, 59, Leavenworth, were Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2101 10th Ave., Leavenworth. Burial with full military honors followed in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Julia M. Bannon Benefiel
August 31, 2006
Services for Julia M. Bannon Benefiel, 93, Lansing, were Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Lucile L. Coldren
August 31, 2006
Services for Lucile L. Coldren, Leavenworth, will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Aug. 31, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Gwendolyn Sue Dorman
August 31, 2006
Services for Gwendolyn Sue Dorman, 43, Leavenworth, were Saturday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Leavenworth. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Board increases levy for schools
August 31, 2006
The Lansing School Board has approved a 2006-‘07 district budget that increases expenditures by 18 percent from a year ago and raises the tax rate for property owners by 2 mills.
Master Gardener class to form
August 31, 2006
The next Master Gardener class is forming at the K-State Leavenworth County Extension Office.
Celebrity servers, restaurant team to help raise money for foundation
August 31, 2006
Local celebrities are teaming with Ashlee’s owner Carolyn Hackman to help the Lansing Educational Foundation Fund.
Lions to start season today at Tonganoxie Quad
August 31, 2006
The Lansing High cross country team opens its season at 4 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Quadrangular at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, but the Lions won’t be at full strength.
Clifford to make visit to book fair
August 31, 2006
Clifford the Big Red Dog will be in town Saturday to help Lansing Community Library celebrate its Scholastic Book Fair.
Children’s center gains accreditation
August 31, 2006
The Women’s Community Y Child Development Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a national organization of early childhood professionals.
Prison museum cost estimated at $3.04 million
August 31, 2006
Members of the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum board of directors have updated architect’s renderings of the proposed museum and a rough cost estimate for its completion: $3.04 million.
City to observe Labor Day holiday
August 31, 2006
Lansing city offices and city services will observe the Labor Day holiday.
Bobcats outlast Bravettes
August 31, 2006
The Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood high school volleyball teams added another chapter to their rivalry Tuesday, the first for new BLHS coach Tammy Zydlo.
Federal judge OKs delay in sentencing for ex-coach
August 31, 2006
Sentencing for the former University of St. Mary football coach on child pornography charges has been delayed until October.
Local residents organizing trip to Europe
August 31, 2006
Students, parents and teachers have an opportunity to travel to Europe economically and hassle-free.
Cities in county already regulate vicious dogs
August 31, 2006
With publicity surrounding vicious dogs in the metro area, Tonganoxie City Administrator Mike Yanez recently reminded city council members about the laws Tonganoxie already has in place regarding vicious dogs.
Legislator undertakes new type of campaign
August 31, 2006
Lansing State Rep. Kenny Wilk is unopposed in his re-election bid in the 42nd House District and isn’t actively campaigning in Leavenworth County.
County preparing vicious-dog regulations
August 31, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners appear poised to begin regulating vicious dogs in the county’s unincorporated areas.
Hands-on science
Glenwood Ridge students dive into science, math projects
August 31, 2006
Fifth-graders at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School replaced their regular science and math lessons this week with robots, rockets and a tour of the Airline History Museum at STARBASE, The Kansas National Guard Youth Program.
Bobcats linemen to flex their muscles this year
August 31, 2006
The strength of the Basehor-Linwood football team was on full display during the very first play of last Thursday’s intrasquad scrimmage. The first-team offensive line, led by left guard Austin Hunter and left tackle Ethan Douglas, opened up a hole that an asteroid would have been proud of, and junior running back David Theodoroff plowed off-tackle for nine yards.
Bobcats dispatch De Soto, but struggle vs. Jags
August 31, 2006
Results from the first week of the 2006 season were mixed for the Basehor-Linwood soccer team, leaving the Bobcats still wondering about where they fit in with the area’s elite squads. Last Friday the Bobcats opened the season with an impressive 5-0 road victory over De Soto, which seemed to suggest they were ready for a big season, even after just nine days of practice. Things changed on Monday against Mill Valley, though, as the Jaguars defeated Basehor-Linwood 4-1.
Bobcats prepping for high-energy clash
August 31, 2006
A brand new field, a coach on the hot seat, and three straight losses to avenge. The Bonner Springs High School football team will have plenty of motivation when its rivals from Basehor-Linwood come to town for the season opener on Friday. BLHS head coach Steve Hopkins knows this, and has been doing his best to help his players understand just how much intensity the Braves are likely to bring.
Opinion: $450,000 for a high school team?
August 31, 2006
One of my favorite parts about Sports Illustrated is “This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us,” a little box with a tongue-in-cheek look at some outrageous sports fact or event that suggests the world might be ending.