Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

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Do you find anything Orwellian about the fingerscan device being used in the school cafeterias?

Response Percent
No. It’s just speeding up the lunch lines.
 
64%
Yes. Big Brother is watching everywhere.
 
33%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 39

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Lions avenge 2005 regional loss, turn focus to state tournament
May 18, 2006
Lansing High’s softball senior class of Kasey Denney, Nicole Holland, Jessica Stark, Dana Sanders and Nichole Twitchel have been the program’s do-it-all kids for four years.
Oh Yes! Wagner’s no-no sends Lansing to state
May 18, 2006
Chris Wagner finally got his win.
All eyes on Parr at regionals
May 18, 2006
Samantha Parr was keeled over with her hands on her knees and gasping for air when teammates swarmed her.
Jackson, Cameron shine at regional golf, lead Lansing to state tourney
May 18, 2006
Maria Jackson wanted a playoff. There was no question about it.
Postgraduation plans begin with travel
May 18, 2006
Lansing High School senior Cindy Blanc said she’d planned on moving after graduation for a long time, and about two years ago she set her sights on Australia.
KU is next stop for spirited LHS fan
May 18, 2006
Harrison Green, a Lansing High School senior, was voted the most spirited in his class for attending school sporting events, particularly football.
Top-ranked Aquinas awaits LHS soccer
May 18, 2006
When Lansing High girls soccer coach Rob Elkins loaded up his squad’s schedule with tougher competition this season, he did it with the knowledge that LHS had a good chance of meeting St. Thomas Aquinas during regional action.
Eastern Star unit, at 90, struggles to find members
May 18, 2006
Memories and camaraderie continue to bind Eastern Star Graham Chapter members, even as their chapter enters its 91st year.
Basehor mayor makes changes to composition
May 18, 2006
A new addition has been made to the Basehor Planning Commission.
LMS recognizes honor roll students
May 18, 2006
Lansing Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.
Fort Leavenworth to play host to soccer camp
May 18, 2006
For Leavenworth will play host to the British Soccer Camp June 12-16. The camp is open to kids ages 3-14. Register at Harrold Youth Center or the Central Registration Enrollment Office. Call 913-684-7525 with questions.
Scoreboard
May 18, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to May 18, 2006.
Developer to seek help with drainage
May 18, 2006
A developer of Carriage Hills Plaza will ask the city for $60,000 to help with a required drainage project on the site.
Lions fall short at tennis regional
May 18, 2006
Matt Warner and Josh Robinson’s solid season at No. 1 doubles came to a disappointing end Monday at the Class 5A tennis regional tournament at Mill Valley.
Police force’s newest officer no newcomer to public service
May 18, 2006
Having lived in the Lansing area his entire life, Bill Linn was excited when the opportunity to work for the Lansing Police Department presented itself.
Main Street update
May 18, 2006
The long-awaited start of roadwork associated with the Main Street System Enhancement project is set to get under way this weekend
Scrapbooking class offered
May 18, 2006
Lansing Community Library will offer free scrapbook classes this summer.
Library ready for summer with programs for public
May 18, 2006
Lansing Community Library will continue to spice up the long, hot days with entertainment and reading programs.
Windy City beckons ‘Mother Goose’
May 18, 2006
Sue Cobb, known by Lansing children as “Mother Goose,” is moving to Chicago, and she’ll be taking her goose puppet “Gracie” with her.
Trip scheduled to Haskell center
May 18, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will take a trip to Haskell Cultural Center and Museum on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence on Thursday, May 25.
NBA players, trophy headed to fort
May 18, 2006
The NBA Finals don’t begin until June, but basketball fans can get a sneak peek at the 2006 NBA Finals Trophy and see one of the league’s past legends and a current star this week at Fort Leavenworth.
Office hopeful visits GOP club
May 18, 2006
Kansas State Sen. Kay O’Connor, candidate for Kansas Secretary of State, addressed the Leavenworth County Republican Women this week at their monthly luncheon.
Lan-Del, city agree on notification
May 18, 2006
Officials with Lan-Del Water District and the city have agreed to a plan they hope will let customers know when their homes will be outfitted with dual check valves.
Senior picnic slated for Friday
May 18, 2006
Leavenworth County Council on Aging will have its annual Senior Picnic from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.,
Medicalodges marks milestone
May 18, 2006
Medicalodges Leavenworth, 1503 W. Ohio St., recently observed its 40th anniversary with a reception and open house.
Dance students attend convention
May 18, 2006
The group took classes in ballet, tap and hip hop from teachers from New York and Los Angeles.
Church compiles recipe book
May 18, 2006
Proceeds from cookbook sales will benefit youths at Wallula, 23785 139th St.
Ceremony honors police officers
Sgt. Fred Grenier recognized as Lansing’s Officer of the Year
May 18, 2006
Grenier has been on the Lansing force since February 2005, coming to Lansing after 10 years with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
Promoted to principal
May 18, 2006
Brian Schwanz remembers his classroom getting a visit from the top brass at Fort Leavenworth.
As scarce as hen’s teeth
May 18, 2006
When I was a kid, almost everyone in town had chickens.
Seniors, parents prepare for OpGrad
May 18, 2006
Graduation is just around the corner, and that means Operation Graduation, the last big party for the Lansing High School Class of 2006, is on its heels.
Missouri State honors LHS student
May 18, 2006
Theo Daniels, a senior at Lansing High School, has been awarded a scholarship to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
Honor society selects officers
May 18, 2006
Lansing High School’s National Honor Society has selected its officers for the 2006-07 school year.
What’s behind Door No. 3?
Speaker tells personal stories of alcoholism, prison
May 18, 2006
For Rick Voisin, it’s painful to relive memories of his grandfather’s death, his struggles with alcoholism and his stint in prison.
LHS graduation set for Saturday
May 18, 2006
Commencement exercises for the 158-member Lansing High School Class of 2006 will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Frank Graham Field. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be moved indoors, to the Earl W. Johnsmeyer Gymnasium.
Defective water heater illustrates need for device, plumber says
May 18, 2006
The water heater was taken out of a Lansing home. Its defects, plumber Walt Carrigan said, occurred because a dual check valve had been installed without the simultaneous installation of thermal expansion protection.
Dozens of youths try to land winner in annual derby
May 18, 2006
Fishing might not be a speed sport, but the early hours of May 13 found dozens of young anglers racing the clock to reel in the mightiest catch.
Class of 2006 plans graduation events
May 18, 2006
A few final events are in store for the Lansing High School Class of 2006 before the members move on to the next stage in life.
Students receive 911 training
May 18, 2006
The telephone is one of the most important safety devices.
Connecting the generations
Elementary school students forge relationships with local elderly residents
May 18, 2006
Basehor Elementary School third, fourth and fifth graders shared songs, conversations and hugs Friday with their community buddies at Hickory Villa and Pebblebrook retirement communities for their last visit before the end of the school year.
Tonganoxie woman returns to prison
Several victims are from Basehor
May 18, 2006
A Tonganoxie woman has been sentenced — for a second time — in connection with a scheme in which she defrauded her friends and relatives.
Survivor’ winner touts seat belts
May 18, 2006
As state officials step up efforts to get more motorists in Kansas to wear safety belts, they’re enlisting the help of Tonganoxie native Danni Boatwright.
Elementary school students gather together for field day
May 18, 2006
One, two, three, go!” Were the magic words to a day of fun last Thursday for Basehor-Linwood elementary school students.
Oklahoma woman killed in accident
May 18, 2006
A 21-year-old Oklahoma City woman was killed early Tuesday morning when her car collided with a newspaper delivery truck on U.S. Highway 24-40 just west of Basehor.
Gala auction raises $6,500 for Basehor library
May 18, 2006
Auctioneer Lynne Sebree’s advice was simple: “Bid high, bid often and bid fast.”
Holland receives emotional send-off from teammates
May 18, 2006
It was probably fitting that Kristal Holland was the only senior on the Basehor-Linwood softball team at Wednesday’s Senior Night games. Holland has meant so much to the team in the last four years that she deserved an entire night devoted to honoring her.
Junior breaks school record
Basehor-Linwood’s Megan Tush tops school’s best javelin toss at Kaw Valley League meet
May 18, 2006
Rarely will a track and field athlete set a school record and finish out of the top five in the same event in a meet. Basehor-Linwood junior Megan Tush found herself in that strange position last Wednesday in the Kaw Valley League meet at Tonganoxie.
Opinion: Remember the good
May 18, 2006
So often in sports a season is defined by how it ends.