Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

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Is spring really here?

Response Percent
No. It’s just Kansas weather.
 
53%
Not quite, but almost.
 
35%
With temperatures near 80, it’s got to be.
 
5%
It is until I plan something outdoors.
 
5%
Total 39

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One step closer to state
LHS girls complete trifecta against Mill Valley behind Radovich’s 25 points
March 2, 2006
Amanda Radovich scored 25 points and the Lansing High girls beat Mill Valley, 54-44, to advance to the Class 5A substate basketball championship game. LHS will play Shawnee Heights at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park High School in Topeka with a trip to the state tournament at stake.
Young, Manard back in Kansas
11:03 a.m., March 2, 2006 Updated 05:48 p.m.
Toby Young and John Manard are back in Kansas. Both face court dates related to Manard’s Feb. 12 escape from Lansing Correctional Faility; Manard also faces some time by himself.
GAME DAY: Lansing girls vs. Mill Valley
March 2, 2006
The Lansing High girls basketball team opens Class 5A substate action at 7 p.m. today at home against Mill Valley. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Lions end season with loss to Blazers
March 2, 2006
The Lansing High boys spent the past six weeks making as much noise as anybody in the Kaw Valley League.
Reality sets in for Young
Return to Kansas, trial awaits volunteer, escapee after capture
March 2, 2006
Toby Young spent most of her life as a law-abiding citizen, volunteering in her community and raising a family. Now, she’s accused of helping a convicted killer escape from a Kansas prison and is trying to pick up the pieces of her life while sitting in an 8-foot-by-12-foot jail cell at the McMinn County Justice Center.
KING KYLE
Buehler holds on in final seconds for state championship
March 2, 2006
With about 25 seconds remaining in the Class 5A 135-pound state championship match, Kyle Buehler faced his moment of truth.
Flag flies as thanks for Girl Scouts’ gifts
March 2, 2006
On a bright, clear morning, Lansing Intermediate School students stood outside to watch a soldier raise a U.S. flag that had flown in Iraq.
Board games teach lessons to students
March 2, 2006
You’re the boss and you can’t fire the customer. These are two real-life situations that businessmen and women deal with daily. In the past month, Lansing High School business students also have started to grapple with these situations and others. But instead of facing the issues in real life, they’re doing it by playing games.
Noise limits trouble council
Proposal sent back for rewrite
March 2, 2006
City prosecutor Catalina Thompson will go back to the drawing board to write a proposed noise ordinance for Lansing.
Wristen: Full house would give LHS girls a boost
March 2, 2006
When Keith Andrews took over as the Lansing High girls basketball coach last year, he established the goal of advancing to the state tournament within four years.
Quest for state tournament begins tonight for LHS girls
March 2, 2006
Lansing High girls basketball coach Keith Andrews had just one question for his squad after it won its regular season finale Thursday night against Bonner Springs: “Why not us?”
Tombstones ‘talk’ to KSU professor
Historian delivers lecture during grand reopening week at Lansing museum
March 2, 2006
Few people go to cemeteries for the fun of it. But Albert Hamscher, professor of history at Kansas State University, can’t stay away because the graves talk to him, and they tell fascinating stories.
County agrees to continue in blood study
12:00 a.m., March 2, 2006 Updated 08:25 a.m.
Leavenworth County commissioners have approved the county’s continued participation in a study in which Emergency Medical Service officials may administer synthetic blood to trauma patients.
Barbara Helen Crooks
March 2, 2006
1942-2006
Main St. financing tops agenda
12:00 a.m., March 2, 2006 Updated 07:12 a.m.
How the city will pay for its share of the Main Street reconstruction project will be the main order of business at this week’s meeting of the Lansing City Council.
LHS band concert
March 2, 2006
The Lansing High School bands and guest trumpet player Steve Molloy will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.
Students perform at music festivals
March 2, 2006
Last week, several Lansing students showcased their musical talents at state music conferences in Wichita.
Weathering the storm
March 2, 2006
Smallpox isn’t something that the average person will face during a workday.
Toddlers run, race in Romper Rumble
March 2, 2006
While most of the world watched 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Lansing Parents as Teachers put on its own games.
Fort celebrates Black History Month
March 2, 2006
Lansing resident Joyce Williams, keynote speaker at Fort Leavenworth’s African American/Black History Month Celebration, recalled the struggle for equality in her younger days.
Correction
March 2, 2006
The results accompanying a story in the Feb. 23 edition of The Current about Lansing High School Future Business Leaders of America contained an error.
Leavenworth County 4-H Events Council
March 2, 2006
The bimonthly meeting of the Leavenworth County Events Council was Jan. 23 at the Lansing 4-H Building. President Natalie Hall called the meeting to order.
Beta Sigma Phi
March 2, 2006
The Nu Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Marion and Dan Talbot on Jan. 3. Sharon Dumlao was hostess for the meeting.
Capitol Report
March 2, 2006
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
House action leaves TABOR dead this year
March 2, 2006
Several months ago, TABOR, the so-called Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, was riding high in the political winds.
On the record
March 2, 2006
Lansing Police reports and Lansing fire calls to Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1
Warden terminates officer for not searching van
March 2, 2006
Lax adherence to procedures of a corrections officer at Lansing Correctional Facility that allowed convicted killer John Manard to escape wasn’t confined to the morning of the incident, state corrections officials said Friday.
Flynn not satisfied with second place
March 2, 2006
During his first three trips to the state wrestling tournament, Sean Flynn wondered what it would be like to sleep in Saturday morning before competing in a state championship match.
Friends of NRA to hold banquet
March 2, 2006
Tickets still remain for the Leavenworth County Friends of NRA eighth-annual banquet and fundraiser, which will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds Administration Building in Tonganoxie.
Scoreboard
March 2, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to March 2, 2006.
Study touts potential of regional prisons museum
12:00 a.m., March 2, 2006 Updated 07:12 a.m.
Consultants from a group that has assisted with educational projects at the Liberty Memorial, Kansas City Zoo and the Southern Poverty Law Center say a museum in Lansing that focuses on the area’s prisons will be successful.
Tax help offered for seniors
March 2, 2006
Before the tax man cometh, senior citizens can get help at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging.
Late takedown eludes Grape in final match
March 2, 2006
Kyle Grape set the bar high last year when he won a state championship at 140 pounds as a sophomore.
Program provides homework help
March 2, 2006
It’s not lack of brainpower that’s stopping some Lansing Middle School students from succeeding, the coordinator of a tutoring program said.
Relationship question still in air
March 2, 2006
Was it love that paired Toby Young, a dedicated prison volunteer, with John M. Manard a convicted murderer sentenced to life at the Lansing Correctional Facility?
Kern’s goals: Play hard, win
March 2, 2006
To understand David Kern’s importance to Lansing High sports during the past four years, you have to ignore his stats. After all, he does.
Travel program focuses on Turkey
March 2, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will sponsor Armchair Travel to Turkey.
Carousel museum to reopen today
March 2, 2006
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum will reopen today, March 2.
Obituary: Mildred E. Brown
March 2, 2006
Was love a motivator? Hard to say
March 2, 2006
Was it love that paired Toby Young, a dedicated prison volunteer, with John M. Manard, a convicted murderer sentenced to life at the Lansing state prison?
Future of existing library building now unclear
March 2, 2006
For two-plus decades, the building at 2812 N. 155th St. has been a “good home” to the Basehor Community Library, officials said.
City officials move forward with work on hiring planner
March 2, 2006
With a city administrator set to come on board at the end of this month, Basehor officials now are turning their attention to filling a vacant planner position.
Administrator, council to discuss city projects
March 2, 2006
Members of the Basehor City Council and incoming City Administrator Carl Slaugh will meet in April to discuss long-term projects and goals.
Study of 24-40 highway slated to start rolling in a few months
March 2, 2006
An upcoming “aggressive” study of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor could be completed by spring 2007, the project manager said this week.
Village West district: Just 10 percent of land remains
March 2, 2006
An interactive restaurant featuring life-size dinosaurs. Got it. A resort complete with 40,000 square feet of indoor water rides. Check.
Voters OK bond issue to build new library
March 2, 2006
Good vibrations.
New report centers on food networks
Basehor agency sees consistent needs
March 2, 2006
Close to 200,000 area people — or the population of Richmond, Va. — seek emergency assistance each year from area food networks. And of that number, close to half — 88,000 — are children.
Sounds of music ring true for sisters
March 2, 2006
The Beeves sisters and the Basehor-Linwood school district joined an illustrious group of 14 schools when two of them recently walked away with Division 1 ratings at the Kansas State High School AA state piano festival.
Piper’s hot start sends Basehor-Linwood packing
March 2, 2006
The deck was truly stacked against the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team in Tuesday’s sub-state opener. They were facing a powerful opponent in Piper, the second-place team in the Kaw Valley League. They were playing at Piper, in front of a crowd of students ready to pounce on their every mistake. And they were missing their steady freshman point guard, Chandler Schaake, because of a broken foot.
Opinion: When dreams come true
March 2, 2006
I generally like to keep my columns local, but every once in awhile I come across a story that reminds me of why I really love sports and why writing about them is important.
Kansas woman ready to return home
March 2, 2006
Toby Young spent most of her life as a law-abiding citizen, volunteering in her community and raising a family. Now, she’s accused of helping a convicted killer escape from a Kansas prison and is trying to pick up the pieces of her life while sitting in an 8-foot-by-12-foot jail cell at the McMinn County Justice Center.
Library staff turns focus to new building design
March 2, 2006
Though still buzzing from the previous night’s bond issue victory, officials from the Basehor Community Library immediately shifted gears Wednesday morning and began focusing on constructing a new building.
Basehor-Linwood season ends with first-round sub-state loss at Eudora
March 2, 2006
Every basketball team has off nights, when even the good shots just won’t seem to go in. Unfortunately for Basehor-Linwood High School, the girls team had one of those games Monday night, and it just happened to fall on the same night as the opening round of the sub-state playoffs.