Archive for Thursday, June 15, 2006

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A new direction
After successful run as basketball coach at Liberal, Briggs aims to rebuild program at Lansing High
June 15, 2006
Rod Briggs can’t wait for school to start. That much is certain.
Despite a little rain, Lansing DAZE shines
June 15, 2006
It couldn’t have been a true Lansing DAZE without a little rain.
Four Lions honored by KVL baseball coaches
June 15, 2006
Four Lansing High baseball players have been recognized as some of the top players in the Kaw Valley League.
Metro Classic taps three from LHS
Pekarek, Robbins, Slater to participate in football All-Star game
June 15, 2006
Sweat dripped down Ryan Robbins and Jeff Slater’s faces Tuesday evening after a two-hour football practice in temperatures well above 80 degrees.
Slammers win 8 titles at state tourney
June 15, 2006
Fourteen Lansing Slammers participated in the USA Wrestling Kansas State Tournament on June 3 in Junction City. Eight of them brought home state championships.
Lineup set for state races
June 15, 2006
With several candidates with local ties in the most prominent political races for office this election year, Lansing voters will have some interesting choices to make in August and November.
Unruly parents banned from Basehor tourneys
June 15, 2006
The final outcome of a verbal altercation between angry youth baseball parents and an umpire at Field of Dreams in late May is still murky, but one thing is clear: the team at the center of the controversy won’t be playing in Basehor any time soon.
Golfers defend DAZE title
June 15, 2006
A well-known golf proverb says “A bad day at the golf course is better than a good day at work.”
Official sees potential for boom
June 15, 2006
Could Leavenworth County be the next Johnson County in decades to come?
Former USM coach pleads guilty
June 15, 2006
A former University of St. Mary football coach pleaded guilty last week to trafficking in child pornography.
Primary set in county election
June 15, 2006
It’s official.
Quick action averts festival tragedy
June 15, 2006
Lansing DAZE 2006 will be memorable to the Krause family of Lansing - but not because of the children’s entertainment, crafts booths, food or regular festival fare.
Balsa wood airplane kits
June 15, 2006
Aviation in the 1930s was very much in the limelight, and many believed the best way to learn about it was through model airplanes.
Planning progresses on school projects
June 15, 2006
A representative of Wilson and Co., Engineers and Architects, delivered preliminary drawings of school bond projects to the hands of Lansing School Board members this week, signaling the approach of the next phase for the projects.
School board member leaving
June 15, 2006
Lansing school board member Karalin Alsdurf announced her resignation at the board’s meeting this week.
A fan of the past
June 15, 2006
The allure of the ancient is Wanda Thrasher’s specialty. Collecting fragments of the past is a passion that has shaped much of her life and even taken her on a few adventures.
Zule-Porter
June 15, 2006
Renee Zule and Benjamin Porter, both of Easton, announce their engagement.
Chastain-Crooks
June 15, 2006
Christina Chastain and Jason Crooks announce their engagement. The couple plan to exchange their vows at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at First Christian Church, 130 N. Sixth St., Leavenworth.
Film, theater students honored
June 15, 2006
Leavenworth County theater and film students at the University of Kansas were honored last month with awards and scholarships.
Luncheon honors nation’s birthday
June 15, 2006
The Council on Aging will host to a patriotic-themed luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 30.
Panel to discus nursing homes
June 15, 2006
The Council on Aging will sponsor a panel discussion on nursing homes in the area later this month.
Chamber seeks officer sponsors
June 15, 2006
Operational International, the committee of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce that assigns sponsors for the international officers and their families who attend the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College each year, is seeking local civilian sponsors for the program.
Lansing High grad completes basic
June 15, 2006
Army Pvt. Michelle Jinks has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
12 earn degrees
June 15, 2006
Twelve Lansing residents were among the 233 people receiving degrees last month at the University of Saint Mary.
Locals on dean’s list
June 15, 2006
The University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, has announced the names of area students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2005 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Scout earns rank of Eagle
June 15, 2006
Dexter Chase, 15, the son of Maj. David and Starla Chase of Fort Leavenworth, was recognized in an Eagle Court of Honor on May 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Leavenworth.
For Safe Harbor, success is bittersweet
June 15, 2006
Though its volunteers agree that the Safe Harbor Prison Dogs program is doing better than ever, it’s hard for some to forget about those that could not be saved.
Drivers will face further lane reductions
June 15, 2006
Drivers can expect additional lane reductions as the Main Street System Enhancement project continues.
Fire calls
June 15, 2006
Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 fire calls
Kroll, Blankenship repeat as top placers at Lansing DAZE 5K
June 15, 2006
Seventeen minutes and nine seconds after the third-annual “On the Run” 5K race started Sunday, Alan Kroll crossed the finish line, the first from a field of 112 participants.
Flag goes up at Twin Oaks
June 15, 2006
It took Deb Eyerly seven years to raise the flag now flying at Twin Oaks Assisted Living community - but she wasn’t to blame for the delay.
Club celebrates 90th milestone
June 15, 2006
If the city of Lansing has a spirit, it might be easiest to find at the meetings of the Lansing Community Club.
Show features mother, daughter
June 15, 2006
Watercolorist and instructor Pat Ann Black is featured in a gallery show through June 26 at the Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth.
Sean Ryan Memorial Football Classic
June 15, 2006
The Sean Ryan Memorial Football Classic, a 6-on-6 flag football tournament, will take place July 28-30 at Lansing High.
Burton leads club to State Cup
June 15, 2006
Alex Burton, a senior-to-be on the Lansing High boys soccer team, helped the Blue Valley Stars Real win the under-17 Kansas State Cup in Wichita. Burton is the starting goalkeeper for the Stars, as well as for Lansing High.
LHS boys soccer to play host to team camp
June 15, 2006
The Lansing High boys soccer team will conduct its annual summer team camp at Willow Park July 17-21.
Scoreboard
June 15, 2006
Lansing American Legion baseball scores. Also, results from the Lansing DAZE ‘On the Run’ 5K.
Radovich scores with scholarship
June 15, 2006
People who read Lansing High senior Amanda Radovich’s name in the newspaper are accustomed to seeing it accompanied by an impressive basketball stat line or long throw in the javelin.
Clutch hits continue to elude Cubs in Legion losses
June 15, 2006
Timely hits continue to elude the Lansing Cubs. That, in a nutshell, explains why the 18-and-under American Legion baseball team is 1-5.
Reds seek first win at Belton Tournament
June 15, 2006
Twelve games into a summer baseball schedule best described as a gauntlet, the Lansing Reds still seek their first victory.
Town hall meeting scheduled to discuss traffic-related issues
June 15, 2006
The city of Lansing will host a Town Hall meeting next week as a followup to address traffic concerns raised early this year.
Quilt show winners announced
June 15, 2006
The Lansing Historical Society and Lansing Daze Quilt Show have announced the winners from last weekend’s show.
Statewide races feature Republicans-turned-Democrats
June 15, 2006
With several candidates with local ties in the most prominent political races for office this election year, Basehor voters will have some interesting choices to make in August and November.
Former coach pleads guilty-Scott Frear faces 5 to 20 years in child pornography case
June 15, 2006
A former University of St. Mary football coach has pled guilty to trafficking in child pornography.
Basehor Library’s summer programs keep youths reading
June 15, 2006
With students out of school for the summer, the Basehor Community Library is offering two statewide summer reading programs for youths ages pre-school to high school to keep them reading and learning during the summer months.
Opinion: All-league lists don’t add up
June 15, 2006
When it comes to sports, I’ve always been a numbers guy. Fifteen years ago you probably could have found me sitting on the floor of my room surrounded by a pile of baseball cards, painstakingly studying the statistics on the back of each card, noting which years were players’ best, which years they led the league in certain categories, and how each player’s stats measured up against the others.
Weather pushes up schools’ insurance premiums
June 15, 2006
Kansas’ volatile weather has raised insurance rates for the Basehor-Linwood school district and other surrounding districts.
For the love of stitchery
Members of Basehor’s Sunflowers Quilters Guild share a bond over handwork
June 15, 2006
Quilting is a hobby they all have in common, but members of the Sunflowers Quilters Guild take time to share a lot more during their monthly meetings.
Program aims to teach archery
June 15, 2006
If Tracy Jonas has his way, public schools across Kansas will offer students the opportunity to learn a new sport. They’ll learn to shoot with a bow and arrow.
Holland an easy choice for athlete of the year award
June 15, 2006
There was really no other choice for female Athlete of the Year at Basehor-Linwood this year besides Kristal Holland, almost literally.
Basehor-Linwood’s finest
Class, work ethic earn Peterson Basehor’s top honor
June 15, 2006
For someone with just a passing knowledge of Basehor-Linwood High School athletics Will Peterson might simply be known as another good Kaw Valley League running back.