Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

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How much did your property valuation rise this year?

Response Percent
The city average - 12.9 percent
 
31%
More than 15 percent
 
31%
Less than 8 percent
 
18%
Less than 3 percent
 
13%
More than 25 percent - and I’m appealing!
 
4%
Less than the county average - 12.3 percent
 
0%
Total 22

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Barbara Ann Thomas
March 9, 2006
1939-2006
Agnes Bertha Johanna Berner
March 9, 2006
1903-2006
Howard D. Spinks
March 9, 2006
1944-2006
Marcella New
March 9, 2006
1926-2006
Aging council seeks public’s input
March 9, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will have a hearing for community members to provide input on future programs at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the council office, 109A Delaware St., Leavenworth.
State press association honors The Current
March 9, 2006
The Lansing Current’s Web site and sportswriter Chris Wristen have won top honors in the Kansas Press Association’s 2006 Awards of Excellence competition.
Boys basketball due for makeover next year
March 9, 2006
For the last 90 seconds of the Lansing High boys basketball team’s season-ending 77-53 loss to Gardner-Edgerton on March 1, LHS coach Don Allen looked out on the court and saw an unfamiliar sight.
One step short
Best season since 1999 ends one game shy of state
March 9, 2006
A season of promise, high expectations and numerous strides forward ended in familiar fashion Saturday night as tears of sadness trickled down the cheeks of the Lansing High girls basketball players.
Time change for winter awards
March 9, 2006
The Lansing High School winter sports awards has been pushed forward one hour to 6 p.m. March 16 in the LHS gymnasium.
District unlikely to receive windfall
March 9, 2006
Though it’s too early to tell exactly how much money Lansing school district will receive next year from the Kansas Legislature, it appears that the district is neither poor enough nor large enough to merit a windfall.
Capitol Report
March 9, 2006
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
County to hire consultant for radio work
March 9, 2006
Leavenworth County will use the same consulting firm as the state of Kansas as it works to “reband” public safety radios and related equipment now in use throughout the county.
TV weatherman visits Cub Scouts
March 9, 2006
Members of Cub Scout Pack 3165 received a lesson in weather forecasting this week when KMBC-TV meteorologist Pete Grigsby visited.
Slammers begin march toward state tourney
March 9, 2006
Members of the Slammer Wrestling Club have spent the past four months training for the State Tournament Championship Series.
War book author to speak at USM
March 9, 2006
Command and General Staff College professor, author and war scholar Roger Spiller headlines the next Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Mabee Auditorium at the University of Saint Mary main campus in Leavenworth.
Menopause topic of Cushing talk
March 9, 2006
Cushing Memorial Hospital will continue its 2006 Community Education Series on Wednesday, March 15, with a presentation by Dr. Annette Brown, OB/GYN.
West Point fete set for April 8
March 9, 2006
The 2006 Fort Leavenworth West Point Founder’s Day Celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Conference Center.
Senior group looking for knitters
March 9, 2006
Knit Wits, a monthly knitting and crocheting group, will meet from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging Office, 109A Delaware St., Leavenworth. Knitters and crocheters are welcome to attend the meeting, and refreshments will be served.
No escape charges yet for killer
Alleged accomplice in prison break being held in county jail
March 9, 2006
The woman accused of helping a convicted murderer escape from Lansing Correctional Facility will be spending at least a little more time behind bars herself, her attorney indicated last week.
Officer earns valor award
March 9, 2006
Lansing Police Officer Sundae Holler received a valor award for diffusing a potentially dangerous situation last month in a crowded area at Lansing High School.
Library expansion in works
March 9, 2006
Our Lansing Community Library will mark another milestone this week with the first meeting regarding the City Hall expansion.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
March 9, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2:
Guard extends contest deadline
March 9, 2006
The National Guard Bureau has extended the deadline for the Lewis and Clark Youth Rendezvous essay contest until April 2.
National chain offers scholarships
March 9, 2006
Nominations close March 15 for this year’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program presented by Kohl’s.
Trial scheduled in 2004 case
March 9, 2006
A second trial for the suspect charged with the robbery of a Lansing gasoline station and the rape of a clerk there in December 2004 now is scheduled for next month.
Lansing students in KSU musical
March 9, 2006
Two Lansing students have parts in Kansas State University Theater’s production of “A Little Night Music.”
LHS schedules variety show
March 9, 2006
The Lansing High School variety show “Country Fair” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday in the Lansing Intermediate School auditorium.
Test-taking tips offered
March 9, 2006
Lansing Intermediate School counselor Marianne Walker provided fourth- and fifth-grade students with a handout listing test-taking tips. Some suggestions were:
Edmonds-Hunter
March 9, 2006
Adria Julia Edmonds and Ryan Daniel Hunter of Kansas City, Mo., were married Sept. 17, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Mo. Pastor Brian Maas was officiant.
Lillard
March 9, 2006
Steven Lillard Sr. and Susan (Nye) Lillard, rural Leavenworth, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last month.
Future of USM’s indoor pool topic of town-hall meeting
March 9, 2006
The University of Saint Mary will conduct a town-hall meeting to discuss the future of 75-year-old Berchmans pool.
Fort puts out call for blood donors
March 9, 2006
The military is asking the public to participate in a blood drive at Fort Leavenworth for service members who are deployed or in Department of Defense medical facilities in the United States.
On The Record
March 9, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to March 9, 2006.
Kessler wins first medal in last trip to state meet
March 9, 2006
Dennis Kessler leaned on the wall surrounding the wrestling mats Saturday afternoon at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament about an hour after his senior season as a Lansing High wrestler had ended.
For senior wrestler, ‘It’s good to place’
March 9, 2006
Two years ago, few people would’ve given Logan Ryan a chance to compete at the state wrestling tournament.
Scoreboard
March 9, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to March 9, 2006.
Wristen: Future a mystery for LHS girls
March 9, 2006
The Lions lost three great leaders in Rachel Darrow, Amanda Radovich and Nichole Twitchel. Now it’s time for new ones to emerge.
4-H’ers show off variety of talents
March 9, 2006
There aren’t always magicians and dog trainers wandering around Lansing High School, but about 150 students exhibited their talents - from project talks to more exotic fare - last month at Leavenworth County 4-H Day.
Students serve as pages
March 9, 2006
Two Lansing Middle School sixth-graders have climbed the 296 steps of the Statehouse dome, and they have the T-shirts to prove it.
Sign up for Parks & Rec sports through March 31
March 9, 2006
Lansing Parks and Recreation will be accepting registrations for the summer 2006 youth T-ball, baseball and softball programs through March 31.
Residential property values rise 12.9% in city
12:00 a.m., March 9, 2006 Updated 07:25 a.m.
Residential property values in Lansing - and in all of Leavenworth County - are soaring.
Rural lessons remembered
March 9, 2006
Patty Schmidling grew up in a big family on a farm outside of Leavenworth. Even though she had four sisters and a brother, there was always plenty of work.
Valuation increases a two-edged sword
March 9, 2006
News that property valuations in Leavenworth County are up appreciably can be taken two ways.
Test time for students
State assessments under way in Lansing schools
March 9, 2006
One of the most potentially anxiety-producing times of the year is upon students in Lansing: state assessments.
Johnson
March 9, 2006
Steven and Tisha Johnson, Lansing, announce the birth of their son, Liam Collin Johnson, on Jan. 3, 2006, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Flynn savors Classic experience
March 9, 2006
Sean Flynn has yet to decide where he will wrestle in college, but the Lansing High senior already has a good idea what college practices will be like.
American Legion baseball team needs players
March 9, 2006
Baseball players ages 17-19 who want to represent Lansing in the American Legion summer baseball program should contact Michael Smith at 913-683-9840.
Work progressing on post office
March 9, 2006
In just a few months, Basehor postal employees will move into new, expanded quarters.
Hearing scheduled for Basehor man accused in thefts
March 9, 2006
A Basehor man, who a week ago barricaded himself from police in an attempt to elude arrest, will appear for a preliminary hearing Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.
Three Basehor-Linwood choirs hit the road next week for Dallas
March 9, 2006
Seventy-one students, 16 adult sponsors and one accompanist will take off for Dallas next Thursday at 4:30 a.m. Their destination: the Southwest Invitational, a competitive music festival that will feature choirs from a four-state area.
Casey’s nears opening of new store on highway
March 9, 2006
Basehor’s lone gasoline station will be on the move next week.
Residential values up 21 percent in Basehor
March 9, 2006
Property values in Basehor — and in all of Leavenworth County — are soaring.
Building industry robust throughout area
January permit numbers underscore continued growth in northeast Kansas, officials say
March 9, 2006
The Kansas City metropolitan area saw healthy building permit numbers for January, up 4 percent over the same month last year, from 694 to 725. Overall, 5 percent fewer permits were issued in January throughout Wyandotte County than in the previous January, but local officials are bullish about development overall. All permits were for single-family residences.
Spring seasons to start in style
Meet the Bobcats’ set for March 13
March 9, 2006
The spring sports version of “Meet the Bobcats” is set for Monday, March 13. Students participating in boys golf, girls soccer, track and field, softball and baseball will be introduced.
Coach sees progress in second season
March 9, 2006
Another season, another modest improvement for Mike McBride and the Bobcats. McBride took over a 2-19 team and turned it into a 5-16 squad his first year. This year the Bobcats finished only slightly better, at 6-15.
City council considers pay for public defender
Leavenworth attorney seeks $200 a month for work with municipal court defendants
March 9, 2006
The Leavenworth attorney, who’s appointed to represent some Basehor Municipal Court defendants, asked council members this week to be paid for his work.
Bombs away…
Sophomores gave Lady ‘Cats an explosive downtown tandem
March 9, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team had its ups and downs this year, but one constant was the outside shooting of Brooke Sanders and Michelle Chrisman.