Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Wintry mix heading toward area
December 27, 2007
The National Weather Service has issued a snow advisory for Leavenworth and surrounding counties.
Local athletes made impact in Kansas and beyond
December 27, 2007
Hi, I’m the city of Lansing. I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me : in Kansas at least. I’m very important on the sports scene in this area and in this state.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Lansing Red Bulls win 4th title in 4 years
December 27, 2007
In their final Northeast Kansas Athletic Association football game, the Lansing Red Bulls dealt with something they’d never experienced during the previous four years - a halftime deficit.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Lansing native on U.S. hockey roster
December 27, 2007
Meghan Fardelmann is used to taking on the best ice hockey players in America with her teammates at Boston College.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Youth movement sparks cross country program
December 27, 2007
A varsity lineup of six sophomores and a freshman won the Kaw Valley League championship, placed third at regionals and 10th at state.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Briggs is first 5A state tennis qualifier
December 27, 2007
Amy Briggs boldly went where no Lansing High girls tennis player had ever gone before - the Class 5A state tournament.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Program firsts include state quarters, KVL crown
December 27, 2007
It took an eventual three-time defending state champion to end the Lansing High girls soccer team’s run at a state title in 2007.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: Lions are football playoff regulars
December 27, 2007
Here’s a familiar sight: The Lansing High football team is playoff-bound.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: LHS volleyball 4th at state
December 27, 2007
All season long the Lansing High volleyball team was compared to the best squad in school history.
STORIES OF THE YEAR: 3 wrestlers in state finals
December 27, 2007
Lansing High’s Dennis Wood, Kyle Buehler and Nick Flynn all competed in the state finals at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament.
Soldier follows in father’s footsteps
December 27, 2007
With his right hand raised and a big grin on his face, Daniel Roper Jr. stood face to face with his father repeating back the oath of office that officially completed his commissioning as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Community steps forward at Christmas
December 27, 2007
For some, it’s hard to imagine anything less than a bountiful Christmas.
Kansas congresswoman visits troops in Iraq, sees improvements
December 27, 2007
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., who has been a vocal critic of President Bush’s policy in the war in Iraq, this week visited troops in Iraq and said the situation appears to be improving.
Sebelius visits Attorney General’s Office to offer morale boost
December 27, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has met with a group of staff members from the Attorney General’s Office to give them a pep talk in the wake of Attorney General Paul Morrison’s sex scandal and resignation.
St. John makes staff changes
Hospital hires new development associate, gift shop manager
December 27, 2007
The Providence St. John Foundation recently added two new staff members.
Medical staff services manager joins team with extensive experience
December 27, 2007
Diane Lindsay has been selected as the manager of medical staff services for Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.
Blue Christmas’ service remembers loved ones
December 27, 2007
Standing inside the chapel of the McLouth United Methodist Church, Matt Powell picked up a long brass candle lighter.
Voting nears end on eight wonders
December 27, 2007
Kansans have less than a week to vote for their state’s eight wonders.
Church’s Jubilee includes concert
December 27, 2007
The five-time Grammy nominated Kansas City Chorale will perform in Leavenworth on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, as part of a yearlong celebration of the 150th Jubilee of St. Joseph Church.
Lansing student on Baker dean’s list
December 27, 2007
Katie Adams, Lansing, has been named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the fall 2007 semester.
City Council accepts previously tabled benefit district policy
December 27, 2007
The Lansing City Council approved a benefit district by petition policy and an amended 2007 budget in a regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 20.
Theme sweetens classroom lesson
Kindergartners use gingerbread men to make learning fun
December 27, 2007
Is it OK if we get messy?” a kindergarten student from Lansing Elementary School asked his teacher with his hand raised high in the air.
Teacher makes classroom feel like home away from home
December 27, 2007
Family is key for Caress Counts, whether it is with her own three children or the third-graders in her classroom at Lansing Elementary School.
Practice safety ringing in 2008
December 27, 2007
We wish by now it wouldn’t need to be said, but after all these years, we feel compelled - still - to remind New Year’s revelers to not drink and drive.
Miss Lansing USA
December 27, 2007
Cassie Blankenship represented Lansing in the Miss Kansas USA competition on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Safety at forefront of fort construction concerns
Nearby residents express distress about crew’s entrance point for work on disciplinary barracks
December 27, 2007
With construction on Fort Leavenworth’s planned $95 million minimum- and medium-security disciplinary barracks slated to begin in spring 2008, it has yet to be determined how construction crews will access the site near 159th Street and Coffin Road.
Governor readys for 2008 session with new agenda
December 27, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said she supports increasing the cigarette tax, wants to start a comprehensive discussion on energy and is alarmed by the harsh tone of the debate on illegal immigration.
The faster the better
December 27, 2007
The name Kaaz and construction have been linked in Leavenworth ever since Julius E. Kaaz Jr. began a concrete and brickwork company more than 70 years ago.
Bobcats sink Lions at buzzer
December 27, 2007
Anthony Pierce’s running three-pointer swished through the net as the final buzzer sounded, and the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team escaped Lansing High’s Johnsmeyer Gymnasium with a 57-56 victory on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Shooting woes continue for LHS girls in loss
December 27, 2007
For a few minutes the Lansing High girls basketball team looked like it was on the verge of snapping its season-long shooting slump.
Smith earns All-Metro second-team recognition
December 27, 2007
Lansing High senior strong safety Justin Smith can add All-Metro to his list of postseason football honors.
Newspaper honors Lansing’s Lang
December 27, 2007
Lansing High junior Brittney Lang spent the 2007 volleyball season establishing herself as one of the most dominant players in the Kaw Valley League and all of Class 5A.
Scoreboard
December 27, 2007
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Dec. 27, 2007.
The Green Haven Cafe
December 27, 2007
Happy New Year! Thinking about the brand new year almost made me remember a New Year’s Eve party we had at the Green Haven Cafe. The address was 401 S. Main St., and it was on the corner of U.S. Highway 73 and Kansas Highway 5, (now South Main and East Mary).
Lansing resident completes degree
December 27, 2007
A Lansing resident is among 1,500 Upper Iowa University students to have completed degree requirements for the October 2007 term.
Son, shop lament passing of longtime Basehor barber
December 27, 2007
Dwight K. Runnels, the shop’s original owner, retired from the business just shy of his 80th birthday after 60 years of haircuts. He died Dec. 10 at the age of 85.
Christmas tree disposal as close as your curb
December 27, 2007
For those that have an artificial tree, cleanup is fairly easy, but for those that prefer the real tree route, figuring out a way to retire the fir or pine at the end of the season can sometimes be difficult.
Seniors in harmony
Council on Aging’s sing-a-long spreads joy through song
December 27, 2007
With songs such as “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas,” the Council on Aging Sing-A-Long choir has been spreading holiday cheer throughout the area.