Archive for Thursday, January 26, 2006

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Photo galleries
Basehor Pinewood Derby

What should be the city's priorities for "unfinanced" projects?

Response Percent
Extension of Bittersweet Drive, linking Lansing Middle School with the new Lansing Elementary School.
Phase one of the Lansing Community Park.
Gambel Road, connecting the rear of Carriage Hill Plaza to Ida Street.
None of the above.
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All stories

Driver takes out light pole in crash
January 26, 2006
A 16-year-old driver totaled her car and took down a light pole in a one-car accident on West Mary Street.
County’s rural landscape changing
January 26, 2006
New residents are attracted by the ease of commuting, as well as the cultural aspects of Lawrence, Kansas University and the Kansas City area.
Council to weigh park’s priority
January 26, 2006
Mayor Kenneth Bernard reminded council members of the need to extend Bittersweet from its current dead end near Brook Meadow Road to West Mary Street, to ease traffic between Lansing Middle School and the to-be-constructed new Lansing Elementary School. The city also is contemplating improvements to Gambel Road, which will extend behind Lansing Lumberyard to Ida Street and provide alternative access to the new Carriage Hills Center.
City offers new token of appreciation
January 26, 2006
Outside of giving one to members of the City Council, Mayor Kenneth Bernard has presented just one of the newly minted coins.
Back in the zone
January 26, 2006
If there was a silver lining to be found in the Lansing High girls basketball team’s uninspired effort against Silver Lake in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament, it was that LHS learned how not to play.
Wristen: Just a blip, but Lions are on the radar
January 26, 2006
Part of me hates to even bring this up, because it doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. Still, it is worth mentioning. If you glance at the scoreboard on page 4B in today’s Current, you’ll notice that the Lansing High girls basketball team is receiving votes in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s state rankings.
Brothers finish 1-2 at Pinewood Derby
January 26, 2006
Although years away from getting behind the wheel of an actual car, more than 70 Cub Scouts, from ages 6 to 11 years old, gathered this past weekend to race their pinewood car creations in the Cub Scouts’ Annual Pinewood Derby.
Fourth grade to put on musical
January 26, 2006
Lansing Intermediate School fourth-graders will perform “Compose Yourself: A Musical for Young Voices” today, Jan. 26, at the LIS auditorium.
Tournament title is goal for freshman boys
January 26, 2006
When the Lansing High freshman boys basketball team trailed De Soto, 21-20, at halftime Monday during the first round of the 42nd Annual Lansing Freshman Tournament, LHS coach Bill Pekarek wasn’t worried.
Rejuvenated Twitchel ‘a threat’
January 26, 2006
In 2005, the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament was the scene for Nichole Twitchel’s breakthrough performances.
Honors go out to Miss Kansas USA, city worker
January 26, 2006
Ashley Aull, who late last year was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2006, says she owes a debt of gratitude to Lansing for her title.
January 26, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Jan. 26, 2006.
Cedar trees provide ideal buffer from summer wind, winter snow
January 26, 2006
Bonner Springs resident Don Tallman doesn’t credit himself with doing the lion’s share of work that earned him a windbreak award from the Leavenworth County Conservation District.
Taking a rest
Planting grasses returns nutrients to soil
January 26, 2006
William Kimball is no newcomer to farming, but he is a relative newcomer to the federal Conservation Reserve Program.
Conservation measures help preserve family’s 167 acres
January 26, 2006
Ancestors of Tonganoxie resident Nancy Pearce have owned the farm she currently lives on for more than six decades. And true to the ethos of her forefathers, she’s committed to not only maintaining the ground, but improving it.
District sets annual meeting
January 26, 2006
The Leavenworth County Conservation District will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Lansing Community Center.
Businesses to receive invitations to join chamber of commerce
January 26, 2006
The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is extending invitations to local businesses to become a part of the organization and join its efforts to continue improvement of the Leavenworth-Lansing area as a place to do business.
On the record
January 26, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to Jan. 26, 2006.
Involved in her community
January 26, 2006
Joan Padgett stayed plenty busy growing up in northeast Kansas. She still is.
Capitol Report for Jan. 26
January 26, 2006
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature.
Students help to ease new teacher’s fears of starting mid-year
January 26, 2006
For Renee Potter, her new job at Lansing High School is “just exactly what I had hoped for.”
Issue to tax lawmakers
Views differ on eliminating property tax on new business machinery
January 26, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners want Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to back off from her proposal to eliminate property tax on new business machinery and equipment.
To bee or not to bee: Students compete for chance to spell at county contest
January 26, 2006
The seventh-grade spelling bee featured a menagerie that included a jaguar, an ibex, a llama and a mackerel. Some of the animals caused participants to stumble, but others clinched a win for the speller.
All about water
January 26, 2006
You could spend several lifetimes studying water.
Parks and Rec soccer sign-up under way
January 26, 2006
Lansing Parks and Recreation will accept registrations for the spring season of youth soccer through Feb. 11.
Pheasants Forever set fundraiser
January 26, 2006
The Leavenworth County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its annual fund raiser at the River Front Community Center in Leavenworth on Saturday, Jan. 28.
National power Oak Park is next for LHS
January 26, 2006
How’s this for a plot twist: Lansing High’s wrestling team will be the underdog on Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.
Panel to begin work on City Hall expansion
January 26, 2006
A committee that includes Mayor Kenneth Bernard and two Lansing City Council members will begin looking at how to expand City Hall.
Reno Bobwhites 4-H Club
January 26, 2006
President Jason Miles called the monthly meeting of the Reno Bobwhites 4-H Club to order at 7:34 p.m. Jan. 5. Garrett French led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Grace Reilly led the 4-H Pledge.
Off Target
January 26, 2006
Those hoping Towne Center would be home to a Target received disappointing news recently when it was announced the retailer would open a store in the Legends shopping center in Kansas City, Kan.
American Legion Post 411
January 26, 2006
Lansing Memorial American Legion Post 411 held its January monthly meeting at the Western Sizzlin restaurant and enjoyed a meal before the meeting. The meeting was well attended.
School projects continue progress
January 26, 2006
It’s hard to see progress on Lansing school district’s $23.6 million bond projects right now, but progress is being made, those working with the project say.
Lansing Community Club
January 26, 2006
The Lansing Community Club had election of new officers at its Christmas meeting in December.
Parents, teachers to meet next week
January 26, 2006
Parent-teacher conferences are coming up next week.
LHS baseball fundamentals camp starts March 23
January 26, 2006
First-year Lansing High baseball coach Troy Andrews will conduct the LHS Baseball Fundamentals Camp from March 23-25.
Union workers protest outside U.S. Penitentiary
January 26, 2006
Dozens of union employees, retired workers and supporters staged two days of picketing outside the U.S. Penitentiary, protesting staff reductions and the treatment of a combat veteran fired last week from the prison.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
January 26, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2:
Lansing boys look to ‘put a couple together’
January 26, 2006
The fact that the Lansing High boys basketball team snapped its four-game losing skid against a winless Tonganoxie squad might not prove a whole lot, but right now that doesn’t really matter much to the Lions.
Band performance jazzes audience
12:00 a.m., January 26, 2006 Updated 03:54 p.m.
The crowd wanted more, but there was no more to give.
County’s rural landscape undergoing major change
January 26, 2006
Chris Dunn sees the rural area of the county as ripe for development. “It’s huge, huge, huge,” said Dunn, Leavenworth County’s director of planning and zoning.
The Bobcat way
Respect program continues during second semester
January 26, 2006
Respect the Bobcat way — that’s the message high school student athletes and Joe Keeler, athletic director and assistant principal at Basehor-Linwood High School, are modeling to elementary and middle school students.
City council reappoints members to zoning board
January 26, 2006
The Basehor City Council on Thursday approved several re-appointments to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Leavenworth County focus of edition
January 26, 2006
Officials from municipal government and the Basehor Chamber of Commerce are cooperating to produce an advertisement for a magazine that chronicles “the changes in the Kansas City metropolitan area.”
Library lobbies chamber members about new building
Vote set on $2.99 million bond issue
January 26, 2006
Officials from the Basehor Community Library thanked local business leaders Thursday morning for their past support.
Man suspected of burglarizing store two times
Police: Accomplice joins suspect on second break-in
January 26, 2006
At half past midnight Jan. 18, a local man broke into Casey’s General Store in Basehor and looted the shop of cigarettes and numerous other items, Basehor police said.
No losers in this event
January 26, 2006
Duo displays wheelbarrowing prowess on TV
January 26, 2006
Two local teens had their proverbial 15 minutes — make that about three minutes — of fame Friday night. Marcus Journey, a senior at Basehor-Linwood High School, and David Bowman, a junior at Shawnee Mission Northwest High, appeared on “The Tonight Show” to demonstrate their unusual talents with wheelbarrows.
Hiawatha man named city administrator
Council approves hiring on 3-2 vote; dissenter vows to work with new hire
January 26, 2006
Basehor now has a city administrator.
Intense defense, loud crowd help Lady ‘Cats advance
January 26, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball team beat Park Hill 44-42 last Thursday behind a revved-up home crowd, relentless defense and the inside dominance of Cassie Lombardino.
Championship run falls just short
January 26, 2006
Ashley Jeannin’s half-court heave flew toward the basket with the championship hopes of the Lady Bobcats and their fans riding on it. Jeannin had done everything she could in the last 3.5 seconds, dribbling adeptly through Fort Scott’s full-court pressure and waiting until the last possible millisecond to release the shot. But it just came from too far away, and all the hoping and wishing in the world couldn’t keep it from coming up short.
Answering the call
Survivor’ hopefuls try out at NFM
January 26, 2006
Nearly 200 people showed up Friday at the Nebraska Furniture Mart at Village West to hand in their applications and record video auditions for the “Survivor” reality television series.
Opinion: Look out
January 26, 2006
Maybe the Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball team — the team with so much promise and so much talent heading into this season — had to hit bottom before coming together.