Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

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On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
Fall Photo Contest 2006
Polls

When do you start preparing for winter?

Response Percent
I don’t prepare; I just go with the flow
 
48%
I’m prepared for winter year-round
 
20%
As soon as there’s snow in the forecast
 
16%
As soon as I’m done raking leaves in my yard
 
16%
Total 25

All stories

Winter weather leads to Friday school closings
November 30, 2006
For the second day in a row Lansing schools will be closed Friday because of severe winter weather.
Conditions delay newspaper deliveries
November 30, 2006
Icy conditions that caused cancellation of school today in Lansing also have delayed distribution of today’s edition of The Current in some areas of the city.
Classes called off
November 30, 2006
School has been called off in the Lansing School District for Thursday because of the icy road conditions.
Winner’s secret: Just point, shoot
12:02 a.m., November 30, 2006 Updated 10:28 a.m.
Clinton McClain’s habit of never leaving his digital camera too far behind has paid off.
Wrestlers to face first test Saturday
November 30, 2006
The Lansing High wrestling team beefed up its schedule this season, and the tougher tournament slate includes the season-opener.
Gala raises $25K
Foundation leaders ecstatic with fundraiser
November 30, 2006
Lansing Educational Foundation Fund board members are hailing the success of this month’s Blue Jean Ball, and with good reason: The foundation’s take from the gala is going to be near $25,000.
LHS girls hope to replicate last year’s result against Bravettes
November 30, 2006
A pair of losses to Bonner Springs on buzzer-beater three-pointers provided all the kindling the Lansing High girls basketball team needed to torch the Bravettes twice last year in a series that was all about revenge.
Lansing lands four on All-State soccer squad
November 30, 2006
Four Lansing High soccer players were recognized last week as some of the best in Kansas Class 5A.
Ready for tip-off
Briggs era to begin Friday night at home against Bonner Springs
November 30, 2006
The Lansing High and Bonner Springs boys basketball teams in many ways were mirror images of each other last year.
District prepares for snow days
Superintendent tries to make call as early as possible
November 30, 2006
As winter approaches, so does the possibility of a snow day - that day off from school all kids dream of and many parents abhor.
Lansing Elementary 2nd-grader fills role as school’s ‘fish sitter’
November 30, 2006
Ever wonder who keeps Lansing Elementary School’s fish tank in tip-top shape?
Taking their cue
Women find success in area pool rooms
November 30, 2006
It’s Tuesday night, and Nicolette Ducey is where she likes to be. She goes for the black ball, standing on tiptoe, leaning forward, leveling her eyes on the ball. She shoots. And misses.
Homegrown resident opens mail shop
November 30, 2006
Lansing resident Kenny Elkins has a good reason for opening a mailing services shop in his hometown.
Anti-terrorism seminar an ‘eye-opener’ for Bagby
November 30, 2006
A conference on school terrorism has touched a nerve with Lansing schools superintendent Randal Bagby.
Angel Tree requests at all-time high
November 30, 2006
The Christmas tree in the lobby of Lansing City Hall is filled with holiday wishes of youngsters throughout the community.
Airport encounter kicks off surprise reunion
November 30, 2006
The hug from behind came in a place so unlikely, Martha Villarreal said she had to wonder: “Who do I know here that would do that?”
Council to meet in special session
November 30, 2006
Lansing City Council members will meet in special session tonight, Nov. 30, to consider a resolution that would allow the city to issue temporary notes for two improvement projects.
Leavenworth library director wins chamber’s Athena Award
November 30, 2006
Now that Kim Baker has been named recipient of the 2006 Athena Award, she might want to read up on the warrior goddess for whom the award is named.
Salina beckons veteran LHS teacher
November 30, 2006
When the final bell rings in Lansing schools Dec. 21, it will send many students and teachers out the doors hastily, eager to begin their winter break.
LHS Scholar Bowl ready for ‘Quest’
November 30, 2006
Five Lansing High School students will travel this weekend to Topeka to participate in the second annual Quest Academic Competition at Washburn University.
Always ready for a rush
November 30, 2006
Tiffany Herken’s job at Lansing City Hall requires her to stay cool and calm, but when the workday is done, it’s adrenaline that really lights her fire.
Flu shot clinic scheduled today
November 30, 2006
Leavenworth County Health Department is offering a flu shot clinic today, Nov. 30.
Progressive dinner planned Dec. 9
November 30, 2006
The second annual progressive Holiday Restaurant Hop in downtown Leavenworth will start at 1 p.m. Dec. 9.
Church sponsors holiday ‘experience’
November 30, 2006
Parkway Baptist Church again will sponsor its Bethlehem Experience this holiday season.
Music program set at Heritage Center
November 30, 2006
The Heritage Center will have its “County Christmas Music” program next week.
Forty years later: Art student grows up
November 30, 2006
Last Saturday I was ringing the Salvation Army bell at Petro Deli. A lady got out of her car and mentioned that she used to live just a block or so away.
Pen ‘n’ Paw contest winners named
November 30, 2006
Lansing High School’s Pen ‘n’ Paw Club has announced the winners of the literary club’s annual photo contest.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting to be Sunday
November 30, 2006
Lansing’s annual kickoff to the holiday season, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, will take place this weekend at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.
St. John names volunteer leader
November 30, 2006
St. John Hospital, Leavenworth, has named Rosemary Mulcare as volunteer coordinator. In her new position, Mulcare is responsible for recruiting, retaining and the recognition of hospital volunteers.
Nu Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
November 30, 2006
Nu Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has had a busy fall schedule. The September meeting was at the home of hostess Shelley Berkebile. Her program was a cooking demonstration of small jelly tarts.
Lansing Community Club
November 30, 2006
Lansing Community Club’s December meeting is being moved up a week because of a scheduling conflict.
Hospital guild sets tree-lighting
November 30, 2006
The lighting of the Saint John Hospital Guild Love Light Tree will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the lobby of Saint John Hospital, 3500 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth.
Service projects help bookstore land free community concert
November 30, 2006
Singer, songwriter and musician John McCutcheon will be performing a free concert next year in Leavenworth, and it’s all thanks to The Book Barn.
LMS eighth-graders split with Tonganoxie Warriors
November 30, 2006
The Lansing Middle School girls basketball B team had an up-and-down season, but the Lions ended the year on a high note Tuesday as they disposed of rival Tonganoxie, 31-23, at the LMS gymnasium.
Lansing Tournament to conclude Saturday
November 30, 2006
The Lansing Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball A teams will close out their seasons Saturday at the Lansing Tournament.
Scoreboard
November 30, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Nov. 30, 2006.
Hernandez chosen to play baseball tournament in Hawaii
November 30, 2006
Lansing High junior Kris Hernandez has been selected to represent Kansas at the 2007 King Kamehameha Baseball Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.
After seven seasons, LHS assistant Deere hangs up whistle
November 30, 2006
Lansing High’s 12 seniors weren’t the only ones whose football careers at LHS ended Friday, Nov. 3, against Kansas City-Turner.
Fight breaks out during youth football game at Field of Dreams
November 30, 2006
Sheriff’s officers were called Sunday to Basehor Field of Dreams - about six months after a baseball umpire took shelter in a concession stand to escape an unruly coach and fans.
Harper-Preston
November 30, 2006
Michelle Lynn Harper and Travis Michael Preston, both of Overland Park, announce their engagement.
Lansing schools achieve federal test mandate
Math, reading assessment scores above targets
November 30, 2006
The grades are in and the Lansing school district has passed another round of Annual Yearly Progress goals.
Worldwide vigil to be observed
November 30, 2006
The Compassionate Friends Two Hearts Chapter of Leavenworth will stage a candlelight memorial in honor of those dealing with the death of a child, grandchild or sibling.
Basehor-Linwood schools closed on Friday; basketball games cancelled, too
Winter storm forces cancellation of classes for second day
November 30, 2006
A winter storm has forced the cancellation of Friday classes in the Basehor-Linwood school district.
Obituary: Dixie Carol Sharp Heim
November 30, 2006
Obituary: Cheri Ann Brown
November 30, 2006
Two teens detained in connection with theft
November 30, 2006
Two 16-year-olds from Olathe were detained early Thanksgiving morning, after construction materials were stolen from Basehor.
Police continue search for convicted felon
November 30, 2006
Basehor police continue to search for a man who allegedly kicked in the door to the apartment he shared with his pregnant wife, waving a gun.
Calendar
November 30, 2006
Postmasters urge area customers to ship early
November 30, 2006
The holidays are a busy time of the year for everyone, especially post offices.
Revitalized chorus
Kaw Valley Community Choir to present December concerts
November 30, 2006
The Kaw Valley Community Choir is at it again.
Football game turns nightmarish
Officers called to fight at Field of Dreams
November 30, 2006
Sheriff’s officers were called Sunday to Basehor Field of Dreams — about six months after a baseball umpire took shelter in a concession stand to escape an unruly coach and fans.
Church attracts attention on Evans Road
November 30, 2006
Members of the south campus of Trinity Lutheran Church and Family Care Center had a little bit more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Braves expecting to rely on defensive pressure, effort
November 30, 2006
First-year Bonner Springs High School boys basketball coach Ryan Hull thought he had it all figured out.
Shooting range issue remains undecided
November 30, 2006
Joseph and Cheryl Nave’s plans to open an outdoor shooting sports facility remain in limbo.
Remember When
November 30, 2006
Anniversary: Don and Liz Wiley
November 30, 2006
Anniversary: Jack and Betty McCord Rehm
November 30, 2006
Road project faces Dec. 31 deadline
November 30, 2006
In another month, the fate of a Kansas Turnpike interchange in Leavenworth County should be clear.
Lady Bobcats set to compete in tough KVL
November 30, 2006
Tami Holthus will soon begin her second season as the head coach of the Basehor-Linwood High School girls basketball team. The players are more comfortable with her system and her practice routines now, but the ultimate goal is the same: keep improving.
Board member says Corkins’ departure a good thing
November 30, 2006
The resignation of the state commissioner of education has a local state board member looking forward to the future. Bob Corkins submitted his letter of resignation to the board on Nov. 21, and board member Janet Waugh says it’s a good start.
Letter: Just the facts
November 30, 2006
Opinion: Time to act on smoke ban
Agreement paves the way
November 30, 2006
Opinion: Marquee matchup
November 30, 2006
Forget KU-Florida.
BLHS primed for breakout season
November 30, 2006
It’s been a long time since anyone in the Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball program has talked seriously about the state tournament. The Bobcats’ 6-15 record last year was their best in several years, and lately they’ve been whipping boys for teams like Mill Valley, Bonner Springs and Piper. But that’s expected to change this season.
Women in pool
November 30, 2006
It’s Tuesday night, and Nicolette Ducey is where she likes to be. She goes for the black ball, standing on tiptoe, leaning forward, leveling her eyes on the ball. She shoots. And misses.
Letter: Thanks for turning out
November 30, 2006