Archive for Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Bobcats sweep Lions in basketball twinbill
December 20, 2007
Anthony Pierce’s running three-pointer swished through the net as the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, and the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team escaped Lansing High’s Johnsmeyer Gymnasium with a 57-56 victory.
Roids not the rage in Lansing community
Locals disappointed in pros, say hard work is the way to go
December 20, 2007
Muscle-fatigued grunts and the clanking of weights echoed through the Lansing High weight room Friday afternoon as about two-dozen LHS athletes - half of them baseball players - pumped iron during offseason workouts.
Artwork brings pride to Lansing
December 20, 2007
In a studio nestled in a grove of trees just outside Lawrence, an artist leans over a 3,000-pound block of cottonwood limestone slowly bringing forth the image of a massive lion.
Teacher appreciates student support
December 20, 2007
Moving to Lansing and becoming a full-time third-grade teacher at Lansing Elementary School couldn’t have come at a better time for Cynthia Cioppa.
Santa makes early visit to Lansing
Breakfast event brings holiday season alive for young children
December 20, 2007
While snowflakes fell outside Lansing Elementary, the school’s interior was filled with warmth and holiday cheer Saturday morning at this year’s PTA-sponsored Breakfast with Santa.
Welding causes new elementary school roof fire
December 20, 2007
With a only a few months to go until its completion, the new Lansing Elementary School suffered a crisis that could have changed everything.
Survey clarifies civic ideas
December 20, 2007
Should Leavenworth County adopt building codes?”
Former chairman welcomes fort graduates to global community
December 20, 2007
The new challenges and complexities of being a solider during this period in history was the message of a speech made Friday to the graduating class of the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
LHS senior a finalist in photo contest
December 20, 2007
If the Kansas City Chiefs want to go to the Super Bowl this season, they’ll need to buy tickets or get a spot on the pass list.
Evaluate your trees
December 20, 2007
This is an exciting time of year, especially here in northeast Kansas. The ice storm covered each little twig and branch and was so pretty to look at, but very devastating at the same time.
Smith adds another All-State nod to list of honors
December 20, 2007
The postseason honors continue to roll in for Justin Smith.
City Council meeting agenda
December 20, 2007
Lansing City Council members will again take up the issue of formulating a benefit district by petition policy during a regular meeting scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at Lansing City Hall, 800 First Terrace.
Lady Bobcats outscore Mill Valley
December 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Basehor-Linwood girls basketball coach Noah Simpson couldn’t have written a much better script for how this season would unfold.
2 juveniles vandalize B-L district vehicles
December 20, 2007
A couple youths are in trouble for causing more than $7,000 in damages to Basehor-Linwood school district vans.
Vandals strike again at area antique store
December 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Thieves smashed their way into a local antique store during the weekend.
International students receive special badge
Fort Leavenworth recognizes foreign CGSC graduates with 43rd annual ceremony, medal
December 20, 2007
One by one, 27 international officers made their way across the stage to be presented with a badge that Fort Leavenworth’s commanding general said represents honor, respect and - most of all - responsibility.
A place of their own
December 20, 2007
Debbie Deere, owner of A Deere Place, cuts the ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the new preschool at 1104 Industrial Street in the Lansing Business Center off Gilman Road.
Shelley receives scholarship
December 20, 2007
The Lansing Education Association has awarded Bryan Shelley, 1999 Lansing High School graduate, with an $800 scholarship for student teaching.
Christmas comes alive with nativity
December 20, 2007
Leavenworth County residents will have something new to experience this Christmas season with a live nativity presentation sponsored by the First United Methodist Church.
Council on Aging prepares residents for TV changeover
December 20, 2007
Come midnight Feb. 17, 2009, many people might be in for a shock when they go to turn on their televisions and nothing happens.
Scoreboard
December 20, 2007
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Dec. 20, 2007.
Surveys help shape future plans
December 20, 2007 in print edition on A12
Thirty “tough” questions were recently asked to approximately 120 Leavenworth County residents in a public opinion survey that will help determine the future growth and development of the county.
Commissioners approve Dec. 11 OT pay
December 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
After some debate Monday, Leavenworth County Commissioners decided to grant overtime pay to county employees who worked Tuesday, Dec. 11, when the courthouse was closed due to inclement weather.
Youths await court date
December 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
hree youths charged with a November 2005 Bonner Springs murder are scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in Wyandotte County District Court.
Council addresses ‘unsafe and dangerous’ structures
December 20, 2007
The Basehor city council gave a few property owners a choice Monday night - either begin to repair their unsafe, dangerous or uninhabitable buildings or tear them down.
A vision of change
December 20, 2007
Forrest Holdeman says he enjoys the “small town” atmosphere that Lansing has to offer but, in comparison to other towns, it’s really not that small.
Brush crew to receive additional compensation
December 20, 2007
After some debate Monday, Leavenworth County Commissioners decided to grant overtime pay to county employees who worked Tuesday, Dec. 11, when the courthouse was closed due to inclement weather.
LCDC finishes year with mission, budget talks
December 20, 2007
In their final meeting of the year Thursday, Leavenworth County Development Corp. board members unanimously approved an updated program of work and a budget for fiscal year 2008.
Students press their luck in the ‘stock market’
December 20, 2007
Sixteen teams of three or four Basehor-Linwood High School students played an online game, which parodies the real stock market, from Oct. 8 through Dec. 14.
HoopStars are tourney champs
December 20, 2007
The Lansing HoopStars fifth-grade girls basketball team recently opened its season with a first-place finish at the Bonner Springs Swoosh Tournament.
Spreading the cheer
December 20, 2007
The Lawrence G-Force Jets All-Star Cheerleading Squad recently notched high finishes at the National Cheerleading Association St. Louis Classic.