Archive for Thursday, September 21, 2006

Also from September 21

On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
LHS Homecoming Parade 2006
Polls

When should the LHS homecoming parade be?

Response Percent
It should always be the afternoon before the game
 
76%
I liked the change to the Wednesday before the game
 
11%
It doesn’t matter, just as long as they keep having a homecoming parade
 
11%
Total 60
Videos

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Cross country, soccer rescheduled
September 21, 2006
The Tonganoxie Invitational cross country meet, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, was canceled because of rain. The LHS soccer game against Kansas City Christian also was called off.
School officials break ground on bond project
September 21, 2006
Against a backdrop of mild rain, Lansing school district officials turned ceremonial dirt just after noon today at the site of Lansing High School’s new auditorium and band room.
After a 10-year absence from major competition, Bresser is at home in the water
Lansing resident earns two top-10 finishes at world swim meet
September 21, 2006
It’s been 12 years since David Bresser was the captain of the West Point varsity swimming team, but the 34-year-old Lansing resident had a weeklong flashback to his college days in early August.
Lansing native represents United States at Youth Friendship Games in Holland
September 21, 2006
When Preston Padgett watched former University of Kansas star Kirk Hinrich and the USA Basketball team compete at the world championships this summer, the Lansing Middle School seventh-grader could relate - to some extent - to what Hinrich and his teammates were going through.
Walkers take to KC-area roads to fight against breast cancer
September 21, 2006
Kathy Ritz-Beck stood at the entrance to the Mid-America Sports Complex in Shawnee to encourage walkers and tally their presence as they finished their first day in the Kansas City Breast Cancer 3-Day.
Council to offer driving course
September 21, 2006
The Council on Aging will play host to an AARP Driver Safety Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29.
State faces big decisions on employee pensions
September 21, 2006
With test scores up, and the school finance lawsuit recently settled, Kansas’ public school teachers have launched into a new and promising school year.
Middle School offers tutoring
September 21, 2006
Lansing Middle School’s after-school tutoring program has begun offering homework help from 3:25 to 4:25 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Lansing shows improvement, seeks first victory against Bonner
September 21, 2006
The scoreboard continues to be unkind to the Lansing High football team, but the quality of football the Lions are playing is getting better.
Santa Fe Trail edges LHS in KVL volleyball opener
September 21, 2006
The Lansing High volleyball team’s hopes of repeating as Kaw Valley League champions caught a snag Tuesday night.
Registration open for KC Marathon
September 21, 2006
Registration for the Oct. 7 Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon remains open.
Scoreboard
September 21, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Sept. 21, 2006.
Homecoming in full swing
12:00 a.m., September 21, 2006 Updated 11:14 a.m.
Homecoming week activities got into full swing Wednesday with a parade through the Fawn Valley neighborhood south and east of the high school, the annual Lansing Booster Club chili feed and bonfire.
Council to consider codifying new laws
12:00 a.m., September 21, 2006 Updated 10:10 a.m.
Lansing City Council members will be asked this week to approve ordinances that will bring the city’s laws in line with new laws approved this year by the Kansas Legislature.
School, auditorium groundbreaking today
September 21, 2006
It’s finally time to turn the ceremonial dirt at the site of the Lansing school district’s new K-5 elementary school.
Bananas for radio prizes
September 21, 2006
Ever wonder who wins all those radio contests? Wonder no more.
Barnett’s running mate plugs Republican unity
September 21, 2006
Susan Wagle sees an easy way for her and the rest of the statewide Republican Party ticket to be swept into office this fall.
New sirens go up in county
September 21, 2006
Four new outdoor warning sirens will notify Leavenworth County residents of potentially dangerous weather.
After 20 years, block party still brings street together
12:00 a.m., September 21, 2006 Updated 11:07 a.m.
Hospitality and friendship haven’t gone out of style. Lansing residents near Daisy Street are proving it.
Homecoming court announced
September 21, 2006
Lansing High School homecoming activities continue this week with the coronation of this year’s homecoming king and queen during halftime of Friday’s football game against Bonner Springs.
Enrollment up 3 percent in district
12:00 a.m., September 21, 2006 Updated 11:06 a.m.
Enrollment at most schools in the Lansing school district continues to climb.
LHS prepares for Chinese guests
September 21, 2006
Lansing High School staff and students are putting the final touches on an upcoming visit from two students and three administrators from Kaifeng No. 5 Middle School in China.
LHS grad named Mt. Oread scholar
September 21, 2006
Lansing High School graduate Dana Marie Sanders, has been selected as one of 158 high ability, high achieving first-year students at the University of Kansas to be named a Mount Oread scholar.
Life Chain slated for Oct. 1
September 21, 2006
The Leavenworth County Chapter of Kansans for Life will participate in the 14th annual Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Annual Fall Tea set for seniors
September 21, 2006
The Council on Aging is conducting its annual Fall Tea this week for seniors age 55 and older.
Old downtown Lansing
September 21, 2006
So many people have asked me where downtown Lansing used to be before U.S. Highway 73 became four lanes.
Alzheimer’s specialist to speak
September 21, 2006
Kelly Loeb, an outreach coordinator with the Heart of America Alzheimer’s Association, will make a special presentation next week at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging.
Acts of kindness
September 21, 2006
In the hurly-burly world in which we live, it’s nice to know there are people out there willing to show kindness toward total strangers.
Deborah D. Bragg
1951-2006
September 21, 2006
Services for Deborah Denise “Debbie” Bragg, 54, Jacksonville, Fla., were Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
Roy F. Earls
1918-2006
September 21, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Roy F. Earls, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., was Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph.
GED testing offered Friday
September 21, 2006
University of Saint Mary OutFront Adult Basic Education Center will offer an official GED testing session at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22.
Attorney to speak on elderly issues
September 21, 2006
An attorney who specializes in elder law will speak next month at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging.
Speaker challenges board, administrators
Longtime educator raises questions about education process during annual board retreat
September 21, 2006
The Lansing School Board retreat on Saturday, Sept. 16, was an eye-opener for Board President Shelly Gowdy.
Fort to honor Hispanic Americans
September 21, 2006
The public is invited to “Hispanic Americans: Our Rich Culture Contributing to Americans,” an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Leavenworth.
Health fair slated at Cushing
September 21, 2006
Cushing Hospital will play host to its first Family Health Festival this weekend.
County GOP reorganizes
September 21, 2006
Leavenworth County Republicans have reorganized the county party for the next two years.
Area students among KSU grads
September 21, 2006
More than 540 students received degrees from Kansas State University this summer. Among them were two who either listed Lansing as their hometown or graduated from Lansing High School, according to a release from the university.
What the candidates had to say
September 21, 2006
How important a problem is the unfunded liability in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, and what would you do to solve it? Would you support Senate Bill 281 or something similar to it?
On the record
September 21, 2006
Lansing Fire calls for the week leading up to Sept. 21, 2006.
Commodity distributions scheduled
September 21, 2006
The Salvation Army will be distributing commodities through the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program later this month, according to a news release from the organization.
Re-enactors deal with reality
Lewis and Clark expedition re-creation returns to Leavenworth
September 21, 2006
Sometimes the title “re-enactor” is a little off.
Celebrities’ serve for schools
September 21, 2006
The Lansing Educational Foundation Fund Celebrity Dinner was Saturday, Sept. 16, at Ashlee’s.
Full of spirit
Middle School’s Pep Club counts 140 members
September 21, 2006
Teenagers in the Lansing school district have an opportunity to fire up their school spirit sooner than teens at other area public schools.
Scholarship to go to student teacher
September 21, 2006
The Lansing Education Association will award an $800 scholarship to a graduate of the Lansing school district who will student teach in spring 2007.
8th-graders mark Constitution Week with ‘Freedomland’
September 21, 2006
What would you call a country where everything’s free, school’s never in session and spelling doesn’t matter?
Student accomplishments thrill autism inclusion instructor
September 21, 2006
To Michelle Watkins, patience and education go hand-in-hand.
Literacy coach ready to offer reading suggestions to students
September 21, 2006
Carolyn Boyd’s work follows her home every night. But she doesn’t mind.
VFW seeks students for essay contest
September 21, 2006
Want to win some money? Then start writing.
LHS tennis places fourth at Hayden Tourney
September 21, 2006
The Lansing High girls tennis team continues to turn in strong performances against stiff competition.
Lansing places second at KVL Freshman Tourney
September 21, 2006
The Lansing High freshman volleyball team placed second Saturday at the Kaw Valley League Freshman Tournament at Perry-Lecompton High School.
Great Escape Run slated for Sept. 30 at Fort Leavenworth
September 21, 2006
Runners intrigued by the layout of the oldest continuously operating military base west of the Mississippi can participate in the 13th annual Great Escape Run on Fort Leavenworth.
Hat trick lifts LHS past Bonner
September 21, 2006
It was no coincidence that Lansing High senior Nate Markovetz had the best game of his career on the same night the Lions had one of their best all-around games of the season.
Letter: Boys learned how to win
September 21, 2006
Bobcats take Nemaha tournament by storm
Girls take first, boys take second in banner day for cross country squad
September 21, 2006
It was as though the Basehor-Linwood boys cross country runners got tired of going home empty-handed while their female teammates left tournaments weighed down with medals and trophies. The boys still have some catching up to do, but they closed the gap a bit with a sterling performance at Tuesday’s Nemaha Valley Cross Country Invitational in Seneca.
Hard-working midfielders pushing team to next level
September 21, 2006
Midfielders are the Energizer Bunnies of any good soccer team. They keep going and going, running from one side of the pitch to the other, playing offense and defense. They have to be in good shape, and, with that being the case, Basehor-Linwood soccer coach Kevin Vincent is very pleased with the dedication to conditioning his mids have shown this year.
Opinion: Football team seeking identity
September 21, 2006
Every good football team has an identity. At the NFL level, there’s the Indianapolis Colts, with their high-powered passing game centered on Peyton Manning. Then there’s the Baltimore Ravens, with an aggressive, relentless defense led by Ray Lewis. Two different teams, two different identities, yet both fairly successful in the past five years. It just goes to show that to win in football you need to find an identity, no matter what that might be, and then build around it, making your opponents play your type of game.
White-tailed kite makes rare appearance in northeast Kansas
September 21, 2006
The white-tailed kite is rarely seen around these parts.
BLHS gears up for homecoming
September 21, 2006
The Basehor-Linwood High School “Wild Wild West” Homecoming 2006 festivities will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 28, with a bonfire behind the high school. The public is welcome to attend.
District’s enrollment increases 3 percent
About 65 more enrolled this year
September 21, 2006
The number of students attending Basehor-Linwood schools this year is up about 3 percent from last year.
New residential development to add more than 100 homes
September 21, 2006
After several meetings, developer Albert Hoelting finally received approval from the city council Monday night for a zoning change for Silver Springs subdivision, which is at 15977 Leavenworth Road.
Have mercy
Contest called 9 minutes into 2nd half, as Bobcats blast Sumner, 12-2
September 21, 2006
Tuesday’s game against Sumner Academy could easily have been considered a “trap game” for the Basehor-Linwood soccer team.
Area teen injured in fall from horse
September 21, 2006
Sarah Smith, a 16-year-old Tonganoxie teen injured last Wednesday when she fell from her colt, remains in serious condition.
Mad science
Students learn importance of teamwork
September 21, 2006
Elementary students in the Basehor-Linwood school district have an opportunity to spend their afternoons with mad scientists.
Farm family recognized for 100 years
September 21, 2006
Midsummer, when many area cornfields were dry as a bone, Mike Oelschlaeger’s corn stood rich and green.