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What was the Lansing area's biggest news story of 2006?

Response Percent
Main Street commercial development goes into high gear
 
35%
Work begins on Main Street project
 
28%
Prison volunteer helps convicted killer escape from Lansing Correctional Facility; both are captured
 
25%
Second District Congressman Jim Ryun, seeking his fifth term, wins a majority of the vote in Lansing but is defeated by Democrat Nancy Boyda
 
4%
Lansing State Rep. Kenny Wilk loses his quest to become speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives
 
3%
None of the above
 
2%
School officials break ground for new school, auditorium
 
1%
Vice President Dick Cheney visits Fort Leavenworth
 
0%
Lansing Educational Foundation Fund raises more than $25,000 for school projects with its inaugural Blue Jean Ball
 
0%
Lansing School Board and City Council appoints new members to fill seats that are vacated midway through their terms
 
0%
Total 92

All stories

Main Street work rated as top story of ‘06
December 28, 2006
May 20 began innocently enough for a midspring Saturday. An early-morning rain shower caused some worries that Lansing High School’s graduation exercises would be forced indoors. By the 10 a.m. start, however, the skies cleared and “Pomp and Circumstance” filled the air around Frank Graham Field.
Lansing was Big in ‘06
LHS earned its keep in KVL, state in 2006
December 28, 2006
Paris Hilton didn’t drive through Lansing this year. Neither did former Vice President Al Gore and his traveling slide show displaying environmental disasters.
Filing opens election season
December 28, 2006
The first candidate filing for this coming spring’s Lansing City Council and School Board elections is in the books.
Students celebrate return of Guantanamo Bay guard
December 28, 2006
While schoolchildren were ushering in the holidays with winter parties inside their classrooms, festivities also were taking place on the lawn outside Lansing Elementary School.
City, school candidates face Jan. 23 deadline
December 28, 2006
Those Lansing School District patrons and city residents mulling a run for public office have a little less than a month to decide whether to throw their hats in the ring for the spring 2007 elections.
Manago a Scholar All-American
December 28, 2006
Lansing High senior Bianca Manago was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and adidas Girls High School Scholar All-America Team.
Lansing soccer players lauded for scholarship
December 28, 2006
Goal-scoring is a big deal to the Lansing High girls soccer team, but so is success in the classroom.
Wristen: Ranking absence means little
December 28, 2006
A quick glance at the latest Class 5A state wrestling rankings reveals the absence of one of Kansas’ traditional power programs: Lansing.
Ceola Mae Ruff
1915-2006
December 28, 2006
No services are planned for Ceola Mae Ruff, 90, Atchison.
County fair staying with rodeo contractor
December 28, 2006
The Leavenworth County Fair Board decided to stick with Skeet Davis and Six Crowns Rodeo Company for next year’s fair rodeo.
Conservationist to be honored
December 28, 2006
An open house is scheduled next week for Gary Rader, district conservationist with Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Funding questions delay De Soto Road decision
December 28, 2006
Lansing City Council members have tabled a resolution initiating the first segment of the expansion of De Soto Road to allow more time to determine the source of the city’s share of the project’s funding.
District OKs agreements with agencies
December 28, 2006
The Lansing School District and several local agencies solidified their working relationships this month with the renewal of operating agreements between them.
Chinn anniversary
December 28, 2006
Kenneth and Eleanor Chinn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 31.
Schools not all quiet at break
Maintenance staff, construction crews stay busy with work
December 28, 2006
Although students and teachers are on vacation, Lansing schools are bustling with activity during the nearly two-week winter break.
Big in ‘06: Buehler is Lansing’s fourth champ
December 28, 2006
With about 25 seconds remaining in the Class 5A 135-pound state championship match, Kyle Buehler faced his moment of truth.
Big in ‘06: LHS baseball snaps postseason drought
December 28, 2006
Chris Wagner finally got his win.
Big in ‘06: Slow start doesn’t stop football playoff streak
December 28, 2006
The Lansing High football team dropped three straight games to open the season.
Big in ‘06: Briggs hired to coach boys basketball
December 28, 2006
When Don Allen stepped down as Lansing High boys basketball coach after nine seasons, he left behind a team that would return no starters and only a handful of players with varsity experience.
Big in ‘06: Softball seniors earn another state trip
December 28, 2006
Lansing High’s softball senior class of Kasey Denney, Nicole Holland, Jessica Stark, Dana Sanders and Nichole Twitchel have been the program’s do-it-all kids for four years.
Big in ‘06: Freshmen set pace for cross country revival
December 28, 2006
The Lansing High cross country team didn’t bring home any medals from the Class 5A state meet on Saturday, Oct. 28, but 38th-year coach Errol Logue still had plenty of reason to celebrate.
Improve your health in ‘07
December 28, 2006
The first thing I want to do is to say a big thank you to Dusty and Rita Rhoads. When last week’s paper came out and I was wishing for a color wheel to go with our 1960 model silver Christmas Tree, they saved the day.
Coach chalks up his ‘W’s’
December 28, 2006
Chris Elliott discovered a few quirks about teaching and coaching in his hometown.
Police to keep eye on holiday revelers
December 28, 2006
New Year’s Eve and the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day are generally low-key, so far as drunk-driving arrests go in Lansing, and Police Chief Steve Wayman said that’s how he would like it to be this weekend.
Trash pickup changes for holiday
December 28, 2006
The city of Lansing’s waste disposal contractor, Deffenbaugh Disposal Service, will observe the New Year’s holiday, causing a change in the trash pickup schedule for some Lansing residents.
Lansing fifth-grader cheers with Chiefs program
Junior cheerleader at home in front of sellout Arrowhead crowds
December 28, 2006
With a child enrolled at each of the four Lansing schools, Chris and Carla Hill stay busy attending educational and athletic events.
Carousel museum to close for month
December 28, 2006
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is taking some time off.
Board seeks bid proposals
December 28, 2006
The 1st Judicial District Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board is accepting proposals for juvenile delinquency prevention programs to serve Leavenworth and Atchison counties in 2008.
Mrs. Kansas contestants sought
December 28, 2006
Applications are now being accepted for Mrs. Kansas International 2007.
Forest Service offers low-cost trees
December 28, 2006
Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings.
Accident injures jogger
December 28, 2006
A Lansing teenager was transferred to a Kansas City-area hospital after being struck by a sport utility vehicle Christmas Day, authorities said.
City museum to observe holiday
December 28, 2006
Lansing Historical Museum has announced changes in its hours of operation for the New Year’s holiday.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
December 28, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2:
Delinger inks with Coffeyville
December 28, 2006
As most of her fellow seniors head back to class at Lansing High in January, Jessie Delinger will begin the next step of her academic and athletic careers.
LHS baseball Hitting Academy
December 28, 2006
Lansing High baseball coach Troy Andrews will conduct the program’s first Hitting Academy.
On the record
December 28, 2006
Lansing fire calls for the week leading up to Dec. 28, 2006.
Feeding our feathered friends
December 28, 2006
People like birds. Whether it’s feeding birds, studying birds, preparing wild birdseed mixtures or participating in the annual Audubon Christmas bird count, area residents have birds on their minds.