Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

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At what age should someone be able to carry their own cell phone?

Response Percent
Once they turn 16
Once they turn 13
Not until they can afford to pay the bill themselves
Whenever they ask; it’s the thing to do
Once they turn 18
As soon as the majority of their friends have one
Total 77

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Teacher, class celebrate kidnapped journalist’s release
March 30, 2006
Lansing fifth-grade teacher Barb Alonzi is overjoyed by news that her niece, freelance journalist Jill Carroll, has been released by her kidnappers in Iraq.
Stormy weather hits area; LHS baseball, soccer, JV golf rained out
March 30, 2006
March could go out like a lion, if thunderstorms develop as predicted in the area.
Wallula backers may find savior in new church school
March 30, 2006
Elders with a Leavenworth church have discussed taking on kindergarten through fifth-grade students next year from Wallula Christian School, but the church pastor wants to talk about the elders’ decision with Wallula officials before speaking about it publicly.
Main Street contractor to face tight deadlines
March 30, 2006
The Main Street System Enhancement project will be completed within the timeline developed by state transportation officials or money will start coming out of the lead contractor’s wallet.
Commercial projects progress
March 30, 2006
A host of new businesses soon will dot the Lansing landscape.
Ready or not, here come the state champs
LHS to have its hands full with No. 2-ranked Blue Valley West
March 30, 2006
Fresh off a hard-fought 3-2 road victory in its season-opener Tuesday at Mill Valley, the Lansing High girls soccer team is about to face one of the top teams in Kansas.
Delivery stalls lane closings
March 30, 2006
It was travel as usual Wednesday along Main Street, when a planned utility relocation and accompanying lane closings didn’t begin as scheduled.
Necessity or overkill?
As cell phones find their way into lower grades, teachers, parents and students debate the need
March 30, 2006
In any large gathering of people today, there’s bound to be at least a few people - if not the majority - with cell phones.
Warner, Robinson place second at Mill Valley
Veterans lead the way at first tennis tournament of the season
March 30, 2006
The Lansing High tennis team opened its season Wednesday at the Mill Valley Tournament, and the Lions had their share of ups and downs.
Versatility gives LHS softball plenty of options
March 30, 2006
When Lansing High softball coach Terry Cornett looks down this season’s roster, he can’t help but smile about the possibilities.
Slammers send 12 to national tourney in Nebraska
March 30, 2006
The Slammer Wrestling Club will send 12 wrestlers to the Brute-Adidas High School National Tournament March 31-April 2 at Sapp Fieldhouse at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Omaha, Neb.
Broken arm doesn’t dash Slater’s football dreams
March 30, 2006
Jeff Slater got serious just in time.
Know Your World’ sessions upcoming
March 30, 2006
Two “Know Your World” presentations for the spring season remain at Fort Leavenworth.
County commissioners balk at new estimate for 147th St.
March 30, 2006
Upgrades to a nearly mile-long stretch of 147th Street, Lansing and Leavenworth County officials agree, are necessary, but just how soon those improvements will be made remains to be seen.
Legion, Auxiliary members in area for district convention
March 30, 2006
American Legion and Legion Auxiliary members from 55 posts in northeast Kansas will be in Leavenworth this weekend for the 1st District Kansas American Legion convention.
Ryan a building block for HCC
March 30, 2006
When Highland Community College made a commitment to upgrading its football program this winter, it took a variety of steps.
Pride of Lansing High?
March 30, 2006
About two weeks ago, I attended a Winter Sports Ceremony at Lansing High School.
City’s subdivisions plentiful
March 30, 2006
This is a follow-up to last week’s column about the growth and changes in our town.
Choir students return from New York with ‘superior’ rating
March 30, 2006
Lansing High School choir students sang their hearts out this past weekend in New York, and they were rewarded for it.
Club notes
Reno Bobwhites 4-H
March 30, 2006
President Jason Miles called the monthly meeting of the Reno Bobwhites 4-H Club to order on March 2.
Cheerleading champions
Lansing students help lead team to victory in Texas competition
March 30, 2006
Three Lansing students started off their spring break with a view from the top.
History students face challenge of writing WWI books for kids
March 30, 2006
World War I may not seem like the most palatable choice for a children’s book, but students in Tracy Hutton’s world history classes at Lansing High School proved the task could be done successfully.
March 30, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to March 30, 2006.
Lansing DAZE Golf Tournament set for June 8
March 30, 2006
The fourth annual Lansing DAZE Golf Tournament will take place at 1 p.m. on June 8 at Leavenworth Country Club. A pre-tournament lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Surprise sendoff slated for Friday
March 30, 2006
Lansing’s Miss Kansas USA Ashley Aull is getting ready to leave for the Miss USA Pageant, and her parents are planning a surprise sendoff - with an emphasis on surprise.
Theater group seeks ‘dream’ posters
March 30, 2006
Students who can express the themes of “A Raisin in the Sun” in a picture or poster have a chance to win $25 from Art In Motion, a local theater group.
Poets shoptalk’ coming to KCKCC
March 30, 2006
Kansas State University, using technology that creates a statewide classroom, is bringing together Kansas poets and bringing poetry to Kansans in a new series, “Kansas Poets Shoptalk.”
On The Record
March 30, 2006
Lansing Police and Fire reports for the week leading up to March 30, 2006.
Authors to sign books in Lansing
March 30, 2006
Two descendants of western Kansas homesteaders will sign copies of their book next week in Lansing.
Seniors plan trip to Kansas City
March 30, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging is planning a trip to show area seniors a bit of Kansas City history.
Exhibit opens at Carnegie
March 30, 2006
Carnegie Arts Center will show Ken Morgan’s Drawn Paintings in the Stacks Gallery April 1-30.
Author to speak at ‘Just Desserts’
March 30, 2006
A contributing editor to American Heritage magazine will be the featured speaker at the annual “Just Desserts” program at Leavenworth Public Library.
Baseball season begins today
March 30, 2006
Watch just a few minutes of a Lansing High baseball practice led by Troy Andrews and it becomes quite clear the first-year coach likes to keep the atmosphere upbeat.
Logan Jeffery Simpson
March 30, 2006
Jeff and Missy Simpson, Lansing, announce the birth of their son, Logan Jeffery Simpson.
Capitol Report
March 30, 2006
A weekly look at area legislators’ votes on key issues in the Kansas Legislature
AG’s wife talks to GOP group
March 30, 2006
The wife of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was the speaker at the March meeting of the Leavenworth County Republican Women.
Alzheimer’s support in focus
March 30, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will sponsor an Alzheimer’s Support Group facilitated by Jerry Muncy.
Fort unit involved in unprecedented posting of intelligence documents
March 30, 2006
Thousands of Iraqi government documents that hold clues to life and work under Saddam Hussein are finding a home in Kansas on their way to an unprecedented disclosure on the Web.
Scouting dangerous territory
March 30, 2006
It was 1989. Traveling on busy trains through the Soviet Union and into China, Karl Gibson was the only American face, but he was not alone: foreign agents were tracking his every step.
Slammers strong at state
Local wrestling club nets five medals, one champ at state tournament
March 30, 2006
A simple glance at Jared Johnson’s wrestling accomplishments would have most people convinced he was a high school senior about to embark on a college career. Few would believe he’s just 10 years old.
Talented newcomers could give boost to LHS track at Baldwin
March 30, 2006
Last year was supposed to be the rebuilding year for Lansing High’s track team as talented seniors and a slew of newcomers dominated the roster.
Council to hear more on smoking ban debate
March 30, 2006
Banning smoking in public places, prioritizing capital improvement projects and weighing in on the question of whether there should be a professional county administrator are the next topics of discussion for the Lansing City Council.
LHS, LMS choose cheerleaders
March 30, 2006
Lansing High and Lansing Middle schools announced their 2006-07 cheer squads.
City offering weather radios
March 30, 2006
Lansing residents can add another tool to their severe-weather-awareness arsenal.
Conceal carry veto shot down
March 30, 2006
Qualified Kansans will be able to carry concealed guns as early as January under a bill put into law last week despite Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto.
Petition calls for board to resolve differences with superintendent
March 30, 2006
Editor’s note: This accompanied a petition that was signed by about 135 people and was submitted to the Basehor-Linwood school board at Monday’s meeting.
Musical auditions set this weekend
March 30, 2006
Auditions are scheduled for this weekend for “Basehor: A Musicial,” which will be performed at the Basehor Dairy Days festival in June.
Lenahan closing longtime business
March 30, 2006
One day soon, John Lenahan will turn his key in the lock and close his hardware store for the last time.
School board continues closed-door sessions
Group submits petition asking to work out differences with Hackett
March 30, 2006
Basehor-Linwood school board members were back at it Monday night, meeting behind closed doors, as they work toward a decision about leadership in the district.
KVL opener could be huge
March 30, 2006
Just four days after opening their season at perennial power Blue Valley Northwest, the Basehor-Linwood Lady Bobcats will return home for a game that could ultimately decide who wins this year’s Kaw Valley League title.
Residents concerned about safety along turnpike connector road
March 30, 2006
Area residents continue to voice concern about the wisdom of using County Road 1 as an access road to the turnpike.
Price walks away from BSHS hoops
Bonner Springs coach stepping down to spend more time with family
March 30, 2006
While fighting back his emotions and trying hard not to tear up, Bonner Springs basketball coach Andy Price delivered what was undoubtedly the toughest speech of his coaching career last week at the team’s end-of-the-year banquet.
Patton determined to play despite pain
March 30, 2006
The whispers started shortly after Chelsea Patton showed up at Basehor-Linwood High School with her right arm in a sling.