Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

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What are your spring break plans?

Response Percent
Spring break. What’s that?
 
66%
Sticking close to home
 
27%
Heading for somewhere warm
 
2%
Site-seeing or visiting friends out of state
 
2%
Heading for some snow-skiing
 
0%
Total 36

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Hospitals announce they’re going tobacco free
March 16, 2006
Two competing hospitals agree: It’s time to be tobacco free.
Leo ‘Hobby’ Robert Banks
March 16, 2006
1924-2006
Loyd James “L.J.” Overfield
March 16, 2006
1918-2006
Homer G. Tordoff
March 16, 2006
1923-2006
Benjamin D. Capshaw Jr
March 16, 2006
1919-2006
Margaret Helen Kohl
March 16, 2006
died March 15, 2006
Glen Ardell Bates
March 16, 2006
1924-2006
Family affair: Stage set for parade
March 16, 2006
Excuse Lansing resident Dona Thibault and her sister, Darlene Kenney, for not being available at noon Friday; as has been the case on St. Patrick’s Day the past 22 years, they have a prior commitment.
Lansing escapes storms’ fury
March 16, 2006
Hail and strong winds buffeted Lansing on Sunday, but the city escaped the brunt of storms that brought tornadoes to northeast Kansas.
Friendship aids in college search
Amaral, Terrill to remain teammates at Highland Community College
March 16, 2006
When Jeff Terrill moved to Lansing for his junior year of high school, he knew he had the talent to make an immediate impact on Lansing High’s varsity baseball time. He wasn’t sure, however, how the returning players would accept him.
Backflow backlash
Extra charges related to valve installation criticized
March 16, 2006
Lan-Del Water District’s ongoing transition to new meters includes a long-planned addition of a backflow prevention valve that is forcing some residents to purchase an expensive piece of hardware for their home water heater - or face a possibly messy consequence.
LHS girls land three on league hoops squad
March 16, 2006
It came as little surprise to Lansing High girls basketball coach when he found out three of his players had received postseason honors.
Big Red holds on
Two Lansing squads go to the wire in tournament title showdown
March 16, 2006
The gym at Lansing Activities Center shook with intensity as the game clock ticked into the final minute of the 2006 Leavenworth/Lansing basketball tournament fifth- and sixth-grade boys championship game.
Students ready for trip to China
March 16, 2006
Lansing High School has been preparing to send students to China for an exchange program for almost two years. Those preparations will wind down Friday, when an 11-member contingent of students and teachers boards a plane for the Asian nation.
Sunday storms serve as harbinger of need to prepare
March 16, 2006
This year’s Severe Weather Awareness Week came on the heels of a powerful reminder of how quickly the weather can become deadly.
Small books come in expensive packages
March 16, 2006
The notion that good things - as well as expensive things - come in small packages was reinforced earlier this semester for Lansing Elementary School kindergarten teachers Andrea Rothmeyer and Vickie Kelly.
Town-hall meeting to be Tuesday
March 16, 2006
The city of Lansing will put on a town-hall meeting next week.
LHS Class of 1996 planning reunion
March 16, 2006
The Lansing High School Class of 1996 will celebrate its 10-year reunion in the coming months, but organizers are looking for ideas for the reunion.
Elliott-Rogers
March 16, 2006
Courtney Nicole Elliott and Spencer Thomas Rogers were married Oct. 1, 2005, at Immaculate Conception Church, Leavenworth, with Father David McEvoy officiating.
Marble marvels
March 16, 2006
Two weeks ago, we took our grandson to the Moon Marble Factory at Bonner Springs.
Siblings battle for bragging rights
March 16, 2006
Nearly two dozen Lansing Lions and their siblings tested their brains and brawn in a battle to determine the strongest and smartest of the pride.
Lansing Realtor honored for service to state board
March 16, 2006
Members of the Kansas Legislature joined a representative of the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board in honoring Francis X. Thorne for his eight years of service to the CURB.
Class exposes students to photography, career paths
March 16, 2006
A swarm of shutterbugs have been crawling all over the Lansing Intermediate School campus for the past month, and they will be around for another few weeks.
Capitol Report
March 16, 2006
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
Concealed weapons legislation moves toward governor’s desk
March 16, 2006
The Kansas Legislature appears ready for a veto showdown with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over concealed guns.
City Council to discuss K-7 pact
March 16, 2006
The Lansing City Council is expected to approve a “memorandum of understanding” outlining the responsibilities of the city and state transportation officials with regards to the future of Kansas Highway 7 within the city limits.
Salvation Army to dispense food
March 16, 2006
The Salvation Army of Leavenworth County will distribute commodities next week at three Leavenworth County locations.
LHS OpGrad seeks volunteers
March 16, 2006
Operation Graduation 2006 is a celebration for students, but someone needs to put on the party.
Nominees sought for business honors
March 16, 2006
The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual Kansas Business Appreciation Awards.
KU talks aimed at prospects
March 16, 2006
The University of Kansas Office of Admissions and Scholarships invites high school students from across the state to Hawk Talk receptions, where students can learn more about KU.
Relay For Life captains to meet
March 16, 2006
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Leavenworth County is now registering teams for its annual fundraiser.
On The Record
March 16, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to March 16, 2006.
Church plans Teen Car Show
March 16, 2006
First Baptist Church, Leavenworth, will sponsor a Teen Car Show for all area teens.
Seniors can learn basic computing
March 16, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will sponsor a basic computer class beginning in April.
Iowa Western nabs Lansing senior
March 16, 2006
Lansing High senior Chris Wagner gave a verbal commitment last week to play baseball at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Eustice places third at MVC meet
March 16, 2006
Sara Eustice, a 2005 Lansing High graduate and student at Wichita State University, tied for third place in the pole vault at the Missouri Valley Conference.
MAYB deadline is March 24
March 16, 2006
The registration deadline is approaching for teams wanting to participate in the Third Annual Leavenworth Spring MAYB tournament. The registration deadline is March 24th.
Pratt honored for academics
March 16, 2006
Lansing High senior wrestler Jordan Pratt was named to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Class 5A Academic Team for his success in the classroom.
District tournament next on agenda for Slammers
March 16, 2006
Thanks to a strong all-around performance Saturday at the District 1 North Sub-District Tournament at Shawnee Heights High School, 20 members of the Slammer Wrestling Club qualified for the District 1 Championships.
Lions to sponsor Easter Egg Hunt
March 16, 2006
Lansing Lions Club will sponsor its annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. April 8 at Lansing Middle School athletic fields, 509 Ida St.
Battle to bar sex offenders from county argued in front of Kansas Supreme Court
March 16, 2006
Attorneys argued Tuesday that housing sex predator Leroy Hendricks in Leavenworth County hinges on the question of whether the 71-year-old pedophile remains a danger.
Seminar to focus on bipolar issues
March 16, 2006
First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth will conduct a seminar, “Living with Bipolar - A Family Matter,” later this month.
LHS jazz band earns top scores
March 16, 2006
The Lansing High School Jazz Band received top ratings earlier this month at the Pittsburgh State University Jazz Festival.
Current writer recognized for wrestling coverage
March 16, 2006
Lansing Current sports reporter Chris Wristen was one of seven sportswriters throughout the state honored as wrestling Media of the Year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.
Red Hots cap 8-2 season with trip to finals
March 16, 2006
Lansing Red Hots coach Christine O’Donnell knew her squad had a tough task on its hands in trying to defeat the Atchison Red Ravens Sunday in the championship game of the 2006 Leavenworth/Lansing Basketball Tournament at Lansing Activities Center.
Art teacher is a paradox
March 16, 2006
Ralph Trites, art teacher at Lansing Elementary School for 19 years, had to learn to see twice.
Board votes to retain 2 principals for next year, rescinds Hackett’s contract extension
March 16, 2006
Cheers and applause erupted about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, as Basehor-Linwood school board members voted to renew the contracts of two district principals.
High court expected to rule in April
March 16, 2006
Attorneys argued Tuesday that housing sex predator Leroy Hendricks in Leavenworth County hinges on the question of whether the 71-year-old pedophile remains a danger.
Hail, strong winds pummel area
March 16, 2006
Ervin Marshall watched Sunday morning’s clouds take Linwood by storm. “It was like a giant shadow just fell,” Marshall said, describing the black cloud that descended on the city.
Plan would hold line on fees
March 16, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood school district is looking at ways to save money on driver’s education costs.
Spring usual start for severe weather
March 16, 2006
This year’s Severe Weather Awareness Week started off with a powerful reminder of how quickly Mother Nature can turn deadly.
City discusses taxes at Falcon Lakes course
March 16, 2006
The Basehor City Council held a workshop Monday night to discuss construction on Hollingsworth Road and 147th Street and property taxes with Falcon Lakes developer Rustom Ferzandi. The council also discussed special assessments for infrastructure and a proposal to change designation of the golf course to green space, open space or park area.
Library schedules break activities
March 16, 2006
The Basehor Community Library, 2812 N. 155th St., will offer five days worth of all-ages events during next week’s spring break. All events are free.
County seeks clerk for Stranger Township board
March 16, 2006
The Leavenworth County Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy in the clerk’s position on the Stranger Township Board.
Hatching day
Second-grade GRES students learn about life cycles
March 16, 2006
Forty-eight eager second-graders had their eyes glued to the incubators Monday because it was Hatching Day.
City to test emergency preparedness
March 16, 2006
Be prepared.
Lady ‘Cats to light up the scoreboard
March 16, 2006
Anybody who doesn’t watch soccer because they think there isn’t enough scoring might want to check out a Lady Bobcats game this year.
Future bright for BLHS basketball
Emergence of freshmen gives programs more reason to smile
March 16, 2006
Freshman squad, then junior varsity, then varsity.
School board meets privately with staff
Concerns raised over plan to fire 2 principals; allegations voiced about possible retributions
March 16, 2006
Reacting to an outcry over the superintendent’s plan to fire two principals, the Basehor-Linwood school board met behind closed doors for about 12 hours on Monday and Tuesday.
Principals’ jobs saved; superintendent’s in doubt
March 16, 2006
In a dramatic turn of events, the Basehor-Linwood school board late Wednesday renewed the contracts of two embattled principals — and, in essence, cast no-confidence votes against the superintendent.
Auditions set for musical
March 16, 2006
Basehor Dairy Days festival planners are seeking actors, actresses, stagehands and set constructors for “Basehor: A Musical,” which will be performed at the June festival.
Opinion: Winter sports memories
March 16, 2006
With the spring sports season set to begin, I thought I’d take a few moments to look back on the season that was.