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Polls

How do you think you would do in a food-eating contest

Response Percent
Terrible. I just can’t eat that much.
 
45%
Does it matter? Food should be used for better means than contests.
 
35%
Great. I love food, and the more the better.
 
20%
Total 20

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Lions put personal touch on home meet
Jaqua wins first prep title, leads strong LHS contingent of medalists
September 28, 2006
For the first time in recent memory, there was a definite Lansing High presence at the Lansing Invitational cross country meet.
Police investigate dog attack
September 28, 2006
Police are investigating an incident Thursday afternoon in which a 4-year-old boy was attacked by a dog outside his apartment at Lansing Heights.
Lansing High to offer health and safety fair
September 28, 2006
Lansing High School will play host to the Community Wide Health and Safety Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in the commons area.
LHS stays in Class 5A for ‘06-‘07
September 28, 2006
Lansing High’s two-year run as the smallest school in Kansas Class 5A is over.
Season in a snap
Four-week season keeps tennis players on the move
September 28, 2006
If anybody wants to know what it feels like to be trapped in a Kansas tornado, just ask a member of the Lansing High tennis team.
Lansing event to crown ‘world’s champ’
September 28, 2006
Tommy Taylor likes to think big, and so the new owner of Daniel’s Bar-B-Q is bringing the World Championship Bar-B-Q Rib Eating contest to Lansing.
LHS football seeks winning streak
September 28, 2006
Judging by the broad smiles and hugs seen on the Lansing High football team’s sideline during the final minutes of its 27-7 victory over Bonner Springs on Friday, Sept. 22, you might have thought the Lions were putting the finishing touches on a state championship.
Officials break ground for school projects
September 28, 2006
Nearly 18 months after Lansing school district voters approved a bond issue for a new elementary school and high school auditorium, district officials joined community leaders and schoolchildren in turning ceremonial dirt for the project.
Chinese visitors delay trip to city
September 28, 2006
A visit from students and educators from Kaifeng No. 5 Middle School in China has been delayed until later this fall.
Longtime county employee wheels into retirement
September 28, 2006
Forty-one years and 29 days after he first walked onto his job as a bridge worker for Leavenworth County, Mel Sewell is retiring.
City schedules fall cleanup
September 28, 2006
The city will stage its annual fall cleanup from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the Leavenworth County Solid Waste Transfer Station/Recycling Center on Gilman Road.
School funding stays atop legislative agenda
September 28, 2006
Children in this year’s kindergarten class in Kansas were the first in many years to start their education out from under the shadow of a school finance lawsuit.
Scoreboard
September 28, 2006
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Sept. 28, 2006.
New press box adds to school’s first-class facility
September 28, 2006
In the blink of an eye, the landscape at David Jaynes Field has changed once again.
Breaking ground doesn’t end work
September 28, 2006
Lansing school officials broke ground last week on the new Lansing Elementary School and the new Lansing High School auditorium.
Barbershop research yields interesting tidbits
September 28, 2006
Last week I wrote about the old downtown. I got to thinking about the red, white and blue barber pole in front of the barbershop, so I did some research on the Internet and learned all kinds of surprising and weird things. The word “barber” comes from the Latin word “barba” meaning beard.
At the pole
September 28, 2006
The circle grew as they prayed for the military, leaders, their school, freedom and each other.
On the record
September 28, 2006
Lansing fire calls for the week leading up to Sept. 28, 2006.
Team collecting cell phones
September 28, 2006
The Lansing High girls’ basketball team is collecting old and broken cell phones again throughout the school year.
Youngsters watch butterflies take flight
September 28, 2006
A unit that began with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” ended Friday in a flutter of excitement at Lansing Elementary School.
Literacy coach preaches benefits of teamwork
September 28, 2006
Athletic coaches always stress teamwork, but as a literacy coach, Susan Murphy says that concept is also crucial in the classroom.
Kiwanis officers
September 28, 2006
Lansing Kiwanis Club installed its officers for 2006-2007 at the club’s Sept. 19 meeting.
Challenger forecasts dogfight in AG’s race
September 28, 2006
Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison says he has no delusions about his fall campaign and the election for Kansas attorney general.
Council OKs purchase of telescopic forklift
September 28, 2006
Lansing’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will soon purchase a telescopic forklift that will streamline maintenance to its own facilities and might just boost the quality of life for Lansing residents too.
This week on LGTV, Channel 2
September 28, 2006
Here’s the broadcast schedule through next week for the city of Lansing’s government access channel, LGTV, Channel 2:
Bachelorhood a tradition
September 28, 2006
At 75, Robert Martz may be Lansing’s oldest bachelor.
College, service team on programs
September 28, 2006
Kansas City Kansas Community College is partnering with Gatlin Education Services to provide programs in seven career areas.
Concert scheduled
September 28, 2006
The date for this year’s Lansing Middle School choirs’ concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the LMS Commons.
Lions to sponsor breakfast Oct. 14
September 28, 2006
Lansing Lions Club will help the community kick off the “Autumn in the Grove” weekend by sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Oct. 14.
Bertha Willard
1917-2006
September 28, 2006
Graveside service for Bertha A. Willard, 89, of Leavenworth, formerly of Preston, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Great Bend Cemetery.
Anna Marie Hadwick
1922-2006
September 28, 2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Marie Hadwick, 83, was Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Mo. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Elaine Darby MacDonald
2006
September 28, 2006
No services are planned for Elaine Darby MacDonald, 81, of Leavenworth.
Students treasure China memories
September 28, 2006
Like the host families who hugged them tight and wouldn’t let go, the memories of a trip to Kaifeng, China, linger for Lansing High School students Rachel Schifferle and Rita Edmonds.
Q and A with Sebelius and Barnett
September 28, 2006
A question-and-answer with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and challenger Jim Barnett.
Wise-Freeburg
September 28, 2006
Mark and Penny Wise, Basehor, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Wise, Olathe, to Darin Freeburg, Olathe.
LHS to present ‘Odd Couple’
September 28, 2006
In one week, Lansing High School students won’t need late-night sitcom reruns to enjoy the famous mismatched tandem of Oscar and Felix.
LHS volleyball splits with Piper, Ward
September 28, 2006
Lansing High volleyball coach Julie Slater knew the 2006 volleyball season would have its share of ups and downs with such a young squad, but one thing she never expected was to see her squad quit.
Goal-happy Lions cruise past Ward
September 28, 2006
Nate Markovetz couldn’t help but laugh after the Lansing High boys soccer team routed Bishop Ward, 8-1, Monday night at Lansing Middle School.
JV tennis takes third at Baldwin Invitational
September 28, 2006
Anchored by second-place finishes by both doubles teams, the Lansing High tennis team placed third Friday at the Baldwin Junior Varsity Invitational Tournament.
Freshman Jaqua nabs school record at Tonganoxie Invitational
September 28, 2006
Lauren Jaqua needed just one cross country meet to tie the Lansing High record in the 4,000-meter run.
Foundation elects officers
September 28, 2006
The Lansing Educational Foundation Fund has elected officers for the 2006-‘07 school year.
School suit means more stability, but much is unsettled
September 28, 2006
Children in this year’s kindergarten class in Kansas were the first in many years to start their education out from under the shadow of a school finance lawsuit.
Bobcats look vulnerable in split with Mill Valley, Piper
September 28, 2006
Last Wednesday the Basehor-Linwood soccer team took a 2-0 lead on Mill Valley only to see the Jaguars score three goals in the last 15 minutes and win 3-2. BLHS coach Kevin Vincent chose to look at it as a learning experience, writing on the team’s Web site, “I know that this team will keep this game tucked away and won’t allow themselves to be beaten like this again.”
Bobcats, Lions both coming off 1st victories
September 28, 2006
Last week the Basehor-Linwood High School football team cracked the code. In the fourth game of the season the Bobcats figured out what it takes to win, defeating Clinton (Mo.) High School 6-0. Their next challenge is beating a Kaw Valley League opponent.
Three interceptions lead Bobcats to 1st win
September 28, 2006
In the Basehor-Linwood High School football team’s blowout losses to Mill Valley and Perry-Lecompton, the Bobcats committed seven turnovers and forced none. Last Friday they earned their first win of the season, a 6-0 victory over Clinton (Mo.) High School, by getting three interceptions and never giving the ball away.
Opinion: BLHS teams need “Gang Green”
September 28, 2006
Here’s a newsflash for some of the kids who go to Basehor-Linwood High School: there’s other sports besides football going on right now.
Local firm hopes for success with ethanol
September 28, 2006
The corporate office of the company that is working toward becoming the low-cost producer of ethanol is right here in the city of Basehor.
2003 graduate dies in wreck on interstate
Friends and family members gather to pay last respects to Stephen Brock at Sunday vigil
September 28, 2006
Dripped candle wax and sidewalk chalk messages from a candlelight vigil held for Stephen William Brock Sunday night are still scrawled on the pavement in front of the family home in Basehor.
Midwest Plumbing moves to Basehor
September 28, 2006
A small family owned business has made its way to Basehor.