Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Also from August 23

Events
On the street
Polls

Should civic organizations be able to use Lansing Community Center free of charge?

Response Percent
No. Everyone should have to pay at least a token amount to use a public facility.
 
50%
Undecided. I don’t know where you draw the line on what constitutes a civic organization.
 
31%
Yes. They add to the community.
 
18%
Total 16

All stories

Early start to tennis season will aid progress
August 23, 2007
Tiny modifications marked Rachel Elkins’ first two seasons at the helm of the Lansing High girls tennis program.
Underdog status unusual for Lansing
August 23, 2007
For the first time in recent memory the Lansing High boys soccer team isn’t considered one of the teams to beat in the Kaw Valley League, and that’s just fine with LHS coach Randy Brown.
LHS readies for life after Alex
August 23, 2007
The No. 1 question facing the Lansing High boys soccer team entering the 2007 season was how it would replace two-time Class 5A All-State goalkeeper Alex Burton.
Wristen: Lansing runners growing up quickly
August 23, 2007
The temperature read 95 degrees as I prepared to dart out the office door on Tuesday afternoon.
Schools back in session
Lansing starts off academic year with minimal problems
August 23, 2007
The school supplies were purchased, the backpacks were loaded and the sack lunches were made, and with that, Lansing schools opened their doors once again to students returning from summer vacation.
Students’ week ends with cool treat
August 23, 2007
The conclusion of the first week of class had a sweet ending for several students at Lansing Intermediate School.
County Road 1 cost to increase
August 23, 2007
If a Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners meeting last week was any indication, the price tag for improvements along County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 may become significantly higher than originally projected.
Council offers computer classes
August 23, 2007
The Council on Aging will sponsor a four-session computer class for beginners.
Corrections
August 23, 2007
A club announcement in the Leavenworth County Newcomers Guide regarding Veterans of Foreign Wars James Taylor Lansing Post No. 12003 contained an error.
The patriotic gardener
August 23, 2007
From early May until the first frost of the year, Norman McLeod can be found outside his Leavenworth home, caring for his expansive flowerbeds.
Council waives center fees
12:00 a.m., August 23, 2007 Updated 11:13 a.m.
Lansing City Council members debated and finally approved, 7-1, a new policy that would waive all fees for the usage of the Lansing Community Center for civic organizations.
Big Brothers Big Sisters looks toward future
Mentoring program makes changes in locale, staff to better serve more local children
12:00 a.m., August 23, 2007 Updated 11:13 a.m.
It’s a shoulder to lean on when the world seems to be falling away; it’s a friend when everyone else seems to have forgotten; and it’s a role model when that inspiration is missing.
Open house allows county residents to voice opinions
12:00 a.m., August 23, 2007 Updated 11:14 a.m.
In a growth and development open house, residents from across Leavenworth County gathered Monday night to give input about their ideas for the future of the county.
Vaccination alert for schools
August 23, 2007
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that contrary to previous information, students are not required to get two doses of Varicella vaccination prior the 2007-2008 school year.
Actors wanted for musical
August 23, 2007
Auditions for the upcoming production of “Nunsense,” the musical, will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 900 Ida St., under the direction of Joshua Shockey.
Luncheon benefits cancer research
August 23, 2007
The 7th Annual Share the Hope Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2101 10th Ave, Leavenworth.
Social Security program cancelled
August 23, 2007
The Social Security Administration visit scheduled at the Council on Aging for Aug. 31 has been cancelled. The council is working to provide this service to the community at a later date.
Charles Franklin Rand
1940-2007
August 23, 2007
Charles F. Rand,66, of Mineral Point, Missouri was born on Wednesday, December 11, 1940 in Benton, Ark. Charles was a son of the late Hazel (Elliott) Rand and Frank D. Rand. Charles died Friday, June 15, 2007.
Thomas David Tompkins
1955-2007
August 23, 2007
Thomas David Tompkins, 52, Lone Jack, Mo., died August 7, 2007 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
Elinor Keller
1910-2007
August 23, 2007
Elinor Rist Duffy Keller died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Lansing.
The Lansing hotel
August 23, 2007
At one time there were political rallies held on the big front porch of the Lansing Hotel located at what is now132 E. Kansas on the south side of the street.
Topeka Hoops Classic
August 23, 2007
The Topeka Hoops Classic basketball tournament will take place Nov. 2-4 at Washburn Rural High School and Washburn Rural Middle School in Topeka.
Leavenworth County Bar Association Golf Tourney
August 23, 2007
The Leavenworth County Bar Association will play host to its annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 21, at Trails West Golf Course at Fort Leavenworth. Registration starts at 11 a.m, and a shotgun start is at noon.
Pittsburg State watch party
August 23, 2007
Alumni and fans of the Pittsburg State Gorillas are invited to attend a football watch party at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Sweetwoods Bar and Grille, 325 Delaware, in downtown Leavenworth.