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Are dogs running at large a problem in your neighborhood?

Response Percent
Yes. The dogs’ owners have no respect for anybody.
No. Our neighbors are very good about containing their dogs.
Only on rare occasions.
Total 34

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Diesel tanker overturns in Lansing
October 5, 2006
A driver suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when the tractor-trailer diesel tanker he was driving overturned in south Lansing.
LHS tennis ends season at regionals
October 5, 2006
Lansing High senior Heidi Schultz lost a hard-fought three-set match to Shawnee Heights freshman Morgan Hines, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, in the quarterfinals at the Class 5A regional tennis tournament Thursday at Kossover Tennis Center.
Sneak peek at state
Lansing runners hold their own at Rim Rock Farm
October 5, 2006
Lansing High cross country coach Errol Logue was beside himself Saturday after watching his runners compete at the Rim Rock Farm Classic.
Fort’s new center to play crucial role in modern warfare
12:01 a.m., October 5, 2006 Updated 07:14 a.m.
After a half-decade fighting guerrillas in Afghanistan - and another three years doing the same in Iraq - the U.S. military has decided to start some hard thinking about how to battle insurgencies.
4-year-old recovering from attack
Victim’s mother has mixed emotions about pit bull mix that bit her son
October 5, 2006
One week after a pit bull terrier mix bit a Lansing child, the victim’s mother says she feels both anger and empathy toward the dog’s owner.
Blue Jean Ball’ to raise funds for school foundation
October 5, 2006
Community members soon will have an opportunity to learn how to scoot their boots, compete in a roping competition and buy a horse - all in one night.
Board to consider gravel drive request
October 5, 2006
Lansing Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a resident’s request to have a gravel drive at his house.
Cake decorating class offered
October 5, 2006
Anne Barfoot will teach beginning cake decorating through the Women’s Comm-unity YMCA of Leavenworth starting next week.
State tennis berths at stake today
Topeka schools, Emporia stand in Lions’ path
October 5, 2006
The Lansing High tennis team might consider sending a “thank you” note to the Kansas State High School Activities Association for taking LHS out of the same Class 5A regional as St. Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Miege.
Accident kills Easton resident
October 5, 2006
A 75-year-old Easton man was killed last week when a tractor he was attempting to load onto a trailer flipped from the trailer onto him.
Go fly a kite
October 5, 2006
The kite-flying month of April will be here before we know it, so get ready.
History teacher loves to fly high
October 5, 2006
The next time you see a hot air balloon, grab your binoculars and take a closer look. You might see Lansing High School teacher Ben Doll flying the friendly skies.
Students’ progress excites teacher
October 5, 2006
Literacy coach Elaine Schall has experienced a range of extremes.
October 5, 2006
A brief in the Sept. 28 edition of The Current contained an error.
Sidewalks closed
October 5, 2006
Beginning today, Oct. 5, pedestrians planning to head either north or south on Main Street near the Seven-Mile Creek Bridge are advised to find an alternate route. Sidewalks and areas to both the east and west of the bridge are blocked due to storm sewer replacement work.
Board changes meeting date
October 5, 2006
Lansing School Board’s October meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Lansing High School music room, 220 Lion Lane.
Council to be asked to act on appointees
October 5, 2006
The Lansing Convention and Tourism Committee and Lansing Planning Commission are set to get new members at this week’s meeting of the Lansing City Council.
Father, son savor Senior/Parent Night
October 5, 2006
It was important to Andy Dick that he score a few goals Monday during Lansing High’s soccer game against Tonganoxie on Senior/Parent Night.
Technical schools’ importance, needs put in focus
October 5, 2006
In Kansas, four of five jobs require training beyond high school but not a full four-year degree.
October 5, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Oct. 5, 2006.
Woods, Jags have Lions’ attention
Future K-State football player will test LHS defense
October 5, 2006
The Mill Valley football team did its best to be unpredictable two weeks ago when it squared off with Tonganoxie in a clash of Kaw Valley League unbeatens.
Lansing stuns Tongie
Lions upend Class 4A’s No. 3-ranked team in volleyball showdown
October 5, 2006
One week after Lansing High volleyball coach Julie Slater called out her team because it “gave up” in a match, the Lions proved exactly why they never should count themselves out against anybody.
Lansing JV defends KVL title
October 5, 2006
The Lansing High junior varsity volleyball team won the Kaw Valley League Tournament title Saturday. It marks the second straight year LHS has won the tournament.
LMS eighth-graders victorious in final home appearance
Lions ride winning streak into final tourney
October 5, 2006
The Lansing Middle School eighth-grade volleyball teams closed out their home slate in style Thursday as the A and White teams both defeated Lexington Trail at the LMS gymnasium.
Service notes
October 5, 2006
Service notes about Russell J. Adams, Angelica A. Constantino and Jessica L. Mitchum.
Q and A with Sebelius and Barnett
October 5, 2006
A question-and-answer with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and challenger Jim Barnett.
Fall cleanup set this weekend
October 5, 2006
This weekend marks the city’s annual fall cleanup at the Leavenworth County Solid Waste Transfer Station/Recycling Center on Gilman Road.
Alley closed for construction
October 5, 2006
Construction of the Lansing Depot Shops will bring a close to the alley behind the 100 block of East Kansas Street.
Accent on Lansing
October 5, 2006
It’s been 11 years since Wessel Meyer arrived from South Africa with his family, and strangers still guess he’s Australian or German.
Velma Nadine Meyer
October 5, 2006
Services for Velma Nadine Meyer, 97, Leavenworth, were Wednesday, Sept. 27, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.
Autumn in the Grove contest seeks entrants
12:00 a.m., October 5, 2006 Updated 07:15 a.m.
Anne Johnson is trying to scare up some interest for next week’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest during the inaugural Autumn in the Grove city festival.
Alfred G. Buselt
October 5, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred G. Buselt, 83, of Leavenworth, was Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial with military honors was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
House hopeful to visit GOP club
October 5, 2006
Owen Donohoe, candidate for the 39th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, will speak at the Leavenworth County Republican Women’s monthly luncheon Oct. 16 at High Noon Saloon, 206 Choctaw, Leavenworth.
Mary Jane Sanderson
October 5, 2006
Services for Mary Jane Sanderson, 70, of Chamberlain, S.D., were Friday, Sept. 29, at Benton Lutheran Church, Crooks, S.D.
SNAP schedules arts, crafts fair
October 5, 2006
Special Needs Advocacy Partnership of Leavenworth County, previously known as the ARC of Leavenworth, is planning an “Art From the Heart” arts and crafts display and sale next month.
Raymond E. Dodd
October 5, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond E. Dodd, 75, of Easton, was Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.
Master gardeners plan workshop
October 5, 2006
Leavenworth County Master Gardeners will present a workshop on creating a hypertufa planter, which resembles ancient stone, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Leavenworth County Extension office, 500 Eisenhower Road in Leavenworth.
Flu shot clinics announced
October 5, 2006
The Leavenworth County Health Department will offer influenza vaccines to the public during October.
Charles L. Lowe
October 5, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Charles L. Lowe, 64, of rural Easton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church, Easton. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Excerpts from the interview with Army Col. Peter Mansoor, director of the Army-Marine Counterinsurgency Center
October 5, 2006
Army Col. Peter Mansoor answers questions about the Army-Marine Counterinsurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth
Cross country team continues breakout year
Basehor-Linwood girls win last regular season meet
October 5, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood cross country squad added to its impressive medal count Thursday, taking home 15 from the Pleasant Ridge Invitational in Easton.
Project Grad adds fundraising event
October 5, 2006
The ninth annual Basehor Car Show is coming up in a few weeks, but Project Grad is adding something new this year.
City Council
October 5, 2006
2 charged in Speedway shooting
October 5, 2006
An Edwardsville resident who is a 25-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kan., police department was shot Sunday night when she interrupted a robbery at the Kansas Speedway. Susan Brown, a detective with the police department, was in uniform and working security for the track when she interrupted a robbery in progress about 8 p.m. at the vault where vendors’ cash and receipts are deposited.
Lady Bobcats drop matches vs. Santa Fe Trail, Piper
October 5, 2006
An improbable comeback fell just short for the Basehor-Linwood High School volleyball team Tuesday, forcing them to leave a triangular at Piper with an 0-2 record.
Bobcats enter as underdogs against Tonganoxie
October 5, 2006
On paper, Friday’s game against Tonganoxie should be the toughest one on the schedule for the Basehor-Linwood High School football team. The Bobcats are 1-4 on the season and 0-4 in the Kaw Valley League, while Tonganoxie sits at 5-0, with five league wins.
Vitt and Dyer now the leaders of a pack
October 5, 2006
At the beginning of the season, Basehor-Linwood High School cross country coach Jeff Venema liked to call Stephen Dyer and Alex Vitt “Los Lonely Boys.” Dyer and Vitt were the only experienced runners on the team and the only Bobcats who were running in the boys’ varsity races. They were competing against other schools that generally had at least seven varsity runners, two lonely green flashes in a sea of red, purple, blue and orange jerseys.
BLHS falls short after forcing overtime
October 5, 2006
How does a football team gain just 105 yards, give away three turnovers, not score until four minutes remain in regulation and still almost win a game?
Opinion: Sports cards are a lost joy
October 5, 2006
A recent article at,, gave me a rush of nostalgia (Yes, at 25 I am old enough to get nostalgic).
Lansing gets revenge on Basehor-Linwood
Lions win soccer rematch 3-2
October 5, 2006
The Lansing Lions defeated Basehor-Linwood High School 3-2 Thursday night, despite two goals by BLHS forward Austin Knipp.
Winery featured on weekend tour
October 5, 2006
The second annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend will feature several area farming operations.
BLHS senior an inspiration
October 5, 2006
A positive attitude in the face of adversity can be hard to find, but it’s how Lindsey Anderton lives her daily life.
New police officer fulfills longtime goals
October 5, 2006
Basehor’s new female police officer is just where she’s always wanted to be.
School board members unaware of broadcast
Anonymous letter writer criticizes comments made at meeting, seeks resignations
October 5, 2006
Discussions at a Basehor-Linwood school board work session last week — broadcast without the board’s knowledge on the local public access television channel — have upset some district patrons.
Hearing to continue later this month
October 5, 2006
Bobcats and Braves battle to hard-fought draw
October 5, 2006
After more than 60 minutes of soccer Monday it looked as though Basehor-Linwood High School might get shut out for the first time this year. But a scoring spurt led by Austin Knipp and Ryan Sirridge got the Bobcats on the board and led them to a 2-2 tie against Bonner Springs.