Archive for Thursday, October 26, 2006

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What time should construction crews begin to start their work in Lansing neighborhoods

Response Percent
6 a.m., just like the city’s new ordinance says.
 
34%
No earlier than 7 a.m.
 
34%
Whenever they want. There’s work to be done.
 
17%
Are you kidding? I want to sleep in. No earlier than 8 a.m.
 
13%
Total 29

All stories

LHS soccer ends season with 4-1 loss to Mill Valley
October 26, 2006
Despite dominating the final 40 minutes Thursday, the Lansing High boys soccer team was unable to overcome a three-goal deficit in its Class 5A regional championship game at Mill Valley.
Halloween treats abound at LHS
Leadership group collects food for needy, prepares for children’s party
October 26, 2006
Lansing High School Leadership council members are getting plenty of wear and tear out of their Halloween costumes this month.
Pride taps city’s top volunteer
October 26, 2006
Kevin Gardner, the longtime baseball commissioner for Lansing Parks and Recreation, is Lansing’s 2006 PRIDE Volunteer of the Year, and Parks and Recreation director Jason Crum is the city’s 2006 Employee of the Year.
Playoff berth up for grabs against Schlagle
October 26, 2006
With its first- and second-string tailbacks sidelined by injuries and its starting fullback out with a bum knee, the Lansing High football team pulled off an improbable come-from-behind victory Friday, Oct. 20, against Kansas City-Washington.
Mud, sweat and state
October 26, 2006
The weather conditions Saturday guaranteed nobody at the Class 5A regional cross country meet would run their fastest race of the season.
Services scheduled for fallen soldier
October 26, 2006
Services have been announced for a Leavenworth soldier killed last week in Iraq.
Wristen: For Flippo, rain was a blessing that allowed her to shine
October 26, 2006
On paper, Lori Flippo knew her chances of advancing to the Class 5A state cross country meet were slight.
Police video goes digital
ICOP units being used in 4 vehicles
October 26, 2006
Billy Blackwell II is on his own as he patrols the streets. The Lansing police sergeant has no partner, and is often one of only a handful of officers on the road during his shift.
Special meeting, work session set
October 26, 2006
Lansing City Council will meet in executive session during a special meeting that has been called.
Lansing hammers Wyandotte
Showdown with Mill Valley looms today in regional final
October 26, 2006
It’s hard to be critical of a soccer team that just won a game 11-1, but Lansing High senior Andy Dick did his best.
Candidates stake positions on higher ed
October 26, 2006
If elected, what would you do, if anything, to pay for deferred maintenance and repairs at Kansas institutions of higher education?
Sheriff’s Office puts out call for help
October 26, 2006
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help.
Who was Raymond Swanson?
October 26, 2006
In the fall of l939, Lansing Rural High School hired a new teacher and coach. Raymond W. Swanson had just graduated from the University of Kansas with a master’s in education. He taught science and coached basketball and track, as well as Lansing’s first six-man football team.
Lansing High Kayettes to collect funds for breast cancer research
October 26, 2006
Lansing High School Kayettes encourage the community to think pink this Halloween.
City council approves new noise ordinance
October 26, 2006
Nearly eight months after city prosecutor Catalina Thompson was asked to rewrite the city’s noise ordinance, Lansing City Council approved the new policy at its Oct. 19 meeting.
Entrepreneurial streak calling
October 26, 2006
A year before Bruce Kidder retired from the Army, he felt his entrepreneurial streak calling. But he had a problem: He wasn’t sure what kind of business he wanted to run.
Trio to perform at arts center
October 26, 2006
Rebecca Ashe and Blas Gonzales will perform this month with Kirk Patton at the Carnegie Arts Center.
Meeting singer fulfills dream
Lansing resident talks about dad, childhood song with Brooks
October 26, 2006
For Lansing resident Sherri Schwinn, meeting Garth Brooks is mission accomplished.
Pandemic flu topic of upcoming forum
October 26, 2006
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Leavenworth County Health Department will present an educational forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth.
Art from the heart sale in November
October 26, 2006
Special Needs Advocacy Partnership of Leavenworth County Inc. will conduct an “Art from the Heart” arts and crafts display and sale from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Leavenworth’s Heritage Center, 109 Delaware.
Cpl. David M. Unger
1984-2006
October 26, 2006
A service for Cpl. David M. Unger, 21, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fort Leavenworth Main Post Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Gayle Bush Whitesell
1917-2006
October 26, 2006
Services for Gayle Bush Whitesell, 88, formerly of Lansing, will be at 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 26, 2006, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Charlotte A. Bell
1951-2006
October 26, 2006
Services for Charlotte A. Bell, 55, Leavenworth, were Monday, Oct. 23, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Home. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Freda M. Hammersmith
1930-2006
October 26, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Freda M. Hammersmith, 76, Lansing, was Monday, Oct. 23, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Ghostly tour this weekend
October 26, 2006
Ghost stories can be scary.
Probe under way in graffiti incident
October 26, 2006
City Administrator Mike Smith is promising a vigorous investigation into an incident this week in which graffiti with racial slurs was painted on an east Lansing garage near the home of a Hispanic family.
WWI museum worth trip to KC
Guest opinion
October 26, 2006
Nearly 90 years ago, a 30-year-old American Red Cross nurse from Chanute became one of 69,000 Kansans who served the cause of liberty in the “Great War.”
Seaman edges LHS in substate again
October 26, 2006
If not for the smile that creased Jessie Delinger’s face, one might have thought the Lansing High senior was devastated by her team’s loss to Topeka Seaman in the Class 5A substate volleyball finals Saturday.
Scoreboard
October 26, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Oct. 26, 2006.
Worlds apart
LMS dance to benefit orphan relief
October 26, 2006
Could a 3-year-old from South Africa really have accumulated more life experiences than a teenager in Lansing?
Fundraiser nets profits, smiles
October 26, 2006
The success of a Lansing Middle School fundraiser this fall has put smiles on faces in Lansing, and it also will help spread smiles across the world.
Focus on learning brings teacher back
October 26, 2006
During Jackie Ortgies’ first stint as a Lansing High School teacher, she called in sick on her last day of work.
Senior earns scholarship program honor
October 26, 2006
Lansing High School senior Natalie A. Hall has been named a Commended Student in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program.
4th-grader wins writing award
October 26, 2006
Remembering every detail of a family camping trip to Lake Perry has earned a writing award for Lansing Intermediate School fourth-grader Karisa Garber.
On the record
October 26, 2006
Lansing Fire Calls
Universities’ needs plentiful
Building repairs on state campuses put at $600 million
October 26, 2006
In 1999, most Kansas lawmakers couldn’t vote fast enough to increase taxes and sink the state in debt to fund a $13 billion, 10-year highway plan.
Bank to recognize small businesses
October 26, 2006
Commerce Bank is celebrating Small Business Appreciation Month.
Church to sponsor Halloween event
October 26, 2006
First Baptist Church of Leavenworth will play host to “Trunk or Treat” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 340 N. 13th St.
Students pledge to remain drug-free
October 26, 2006
Nearly everywhere Lansing Intermediate School students look this week they’re seeing red, and that’s not a bad thing.
Obituary: Frank Richard Garstecki
October 26, 2006
Pirates drown Bobcats’ playoff hopes
Season ends with 40-8 loss to Piper
October 26, 2006
Piper outscored Basehor-Linwood High School 21-0 in the third quarter Thursday night, turning a close game into a 40-8 blowout. BLHS ended the season 2-7.
JFK: The conspiracy
Basehor-Linwood teacher specializes in president’s assassination
October 26, 2006
Without a word, Basehor-Linwood social studies teacher Casey Quinlan put the lyrics to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” up on a large screen in the auditorium and played the song.