Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

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Gas leak slows traffic near 24-40
August 16, 2007
South-bound traffic on Kansas Highway 7 was backed up briefly Thursday afternoon just south of the intersection with 24-40 Highway when a gas leak led firefighters to temporarily close one lane.
Fall sports begin with bar set high
August 16, 2007
The sun was just beginning to rise when the sets of headlights rolled into the Lansing High parking lot on Monday morning.
Lions feel the burn
Heat wave greets athletes as fall sports practices begin
August 16, 2007
The smiles that Lansing High tennis coach Rachel Elkins saw on her players’ faces Monday morning may have been sending a mixed message.
Air Force latest to bid for Hill
August 16, 2007
The first football game of the season is two weeks away, but the buzz already is building around Lansing High senior running back Chris Hill.
Wristen: Douglas’ off-the-field savvy fuels on-the-field optimism
August 16, 2007
Lansing High baseball fans will have to wait until next spring to find out what new head coach Harley Douglas and his team can do on the field. Fans got a sneak peek at Douglas’ off-the-field skills last week, however, and that should be a cause for optimism.
County Fair successful despite heat
August 16, 2007
Richard Parker finally got a break as Saturday’s derby drew closer to an end.
Proposed changes could increase wastewater rates
August 16, 2007
If a proposed ordinance meets the Lansing City Council’s approval tonight, many Lansing residents will see a gradual increase in how much they pay for wastewater service in the coming years.
School Board ties up loose ends
2008 budget finalized as classes begin
August 16, 2007
The first day of classes have kicked off, and with that the Lansing School Board has approved the district’s 2007-2008 budget that will slightly lower the property tax levy by .359 mills.
Doctors dispute building lease
August 16, 2007
It’s been a partnership turned wrong and now five of Lansing’s most-recognized doctors are caught up in a lawsuit.
Board reviews development projects
August 16, 2007
Leavenworth County Development Corporation members met Thursday, Aug. 9, in a monthly meeting at the Tonganoxie VFW to discuss upcoming economic ventures in the county and to update the group on other community development.
Fort Leavenworth ties history to new building
Dedication ceremony honors new command college locale, inducts explorers to Hall of Fame
August 16, 2007
It all started with a mangled, rusted pipe pulled from the wall of Bell Hall at Fort Leavenworth.
Cold showers, anyone?
August 16, 2007
Hydrotherapy, formerly Hydropathy, is probably the oldest form of medical treatment. It involves the use of water for soothing pain and treating diseases.
Summer commitment gives Lions veteran look
August 16, 2007
Yes, this is just week one of the high school girls tennis season, but third-year Lansing High coach Rachel Elkins said it feels like her team has been playing for months.
Lunatics to conduct softball tryouts
August 16, 2007
The Lunatics, an 18A fastpitch softball team, will condut tryouts at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 at Field of Dreams softball complex in Basehor.
As school resumes, think safety first
August 16, 2007
Tires squeeled, followed shortly thereafter by the dull thud of cars colliding.
ATV thieves on the lam
August 16, 2007
Police are asking for help to identify the persons who broke into The Tractor Store, 105 W. Gilman, Wednesday, Aug. 8 and stole four ATVs.
The voice of the soldier
August 16, 2007
Whether serving his country, serving the Leavenworth community or serving his 10 children dinner, Rolly Dessert has long had a vested interest in those around him.
LMS cheerleaders nab awards
August 16, 2007
The Lansing Middle School cheerleading squad attended camp July 24-26 and picked up numerous awards.
Eagan-Ernzen
August 16, 2007
Katie Eagan and Greg Ernzen, both of Prairie Village, announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials.
County budget nears completion
August 16, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission has released a 2008 budget that is $9.9 million - or approximately 22 percent - higher than the current year estimate for 2007.
Colonel James “Jim” C. Gnage
1945-2007
August 16, 2007
Colonel James “Jim” C. Gnage, 61, of Lansing, died Thursday, August 9, 2007, at the Select Specialty in Overland Park.