Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Also from February 15

Events
On the street
Polls

Rate the city's efforts in clearing streets

Response Percent
Good. The timing could have been better.
 
44%
Fantastic. It couldn’t have done better.
 
40%
So-so. I’ve seen better.
 
8%
The city cleared streets?
 
8%
Total 25
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Wreck kills Tonganoxie teen; Lansing man arrested
February 15, 2007
A Lansing man was arrested for vehicular homicide in a Wednesday night traffic accident that claimed the life of a Tonganoxie teen.
Karma killers
Lansing wrestlers overcome adversity, win elusive Kaw Valley League title
February 15, 2007
History tried to repeat itself, but this time the Lansing High wrestling team refused to let it happen.
LHS hopes changes boost freshmen
February 15, 2007
A Lansing High School team has developed a strategy it hopes will help freshmen succeed.
Turnpike interchange advances; opponents to continue fight
Foes turn out for strategy session
February 15, 2007
One Leavenworth County resident is ready for “civil war” to stop a proposed highway interchange at the intersection of Leavenworth County Road 1 and the Kansas Turnpike.
Commission reaffirms, in 2-1 vote, commitment to Co. Road 1 project
February 15, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission is ready to move ahead with improvements on County Road 1.
County delays administrator vote until ‘08
Commission decides April too early to sell plan to public
February 15, 2007
Leavenworth County voters will have to wait to cast their votes on whether the county should hire a full-time chief of staff.
Surprise package chips at market share
February 15, 2007
A Lansing resident receives a mysterious package in the mail just in time for the Super Bowl.
LHS to play Perry-Lecompton today
February 15, 2007
The Lansing High basketball teams are in for an endurance test during the next few days thanks to Monday’s snowfall.
LHS wrestlers hope to defend regional championship
February 15, 2007
The Lansing High wrestling team will try to win its second straight Class 5A regional championship at 9 a.m. Saturday when it travels to Topeka West.
Longtime Lansing teachers announce retirement
February 15, 2007
Two longtime Lansing Elementary School teachers won’t be returning to the classroom in the fall.
Democrats plan breakfast meeting
February 15, 2007
The monthly meeting of the Leavenworth County Democrats will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Pullman Room of Pullman’s Restaurant, 230 Cherokee, Leavenworth.
Scoreboard
February 15, 2007
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Feb. 15, 2007.
Man the torpedoes!
February 15, 2007
When it comes to duck hunting, Ron Eichost has a surprising weapon of choice: torpedoes.
Chance road trip leads to lost dog
February 15, 2007
A short road trip to a Super Bowl party has given a Lansing family a lesson in hope.
Cushing series looks at immunizations
February 15, 2007
Cushing Memorial Hospital will continue its 2007 Community Education Series with a discussion of the importance of immunizations for infants and adolescents.
Van purchase on city agenda
February 15, 2007
The Lansing City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15, with a request to purchase a 15-passenger transport van leading the agenda.
Fleet pricing wins county bid
February 15, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission has authorized the purchase of 10 new sheriff’s vehicles, opting to go with the lowest possible bid over buying the vehicles locally.
Operation Ruby Slipper shipment made
February 15, 2007
Boxes of items donated through Operation Ruby Slipper shipped out Wednesday for Iraq.
Indictment: Downtown store was front for dealing crack
February 15, 2007
Two Leavenworth men are being held pending trial on federal charges of trafficking in crack cocaine at a downtown Leavenworth business.
Reflecting on wars past
February 15, 2007
It’s impossible to make any useful comparisons between World War II and the war against Islamic fanatics because of the amorphous nature of our current enemies. It is also difficult to make direct comparisons between Vietnam and what we are experiencing today for a host of reasons too hard to explain in this short essay; however, I find some interesting parallels between the Vietnam War and the current war.
OutFront offers GED practice test
February 15, 2007
People interested in gaining their high school equivalency diploma will have a chance to take a practice test next week in Leavenworth.
Dean’s list includes Lansing student
February 15, 2007
Tiffany Turner, of Lansing, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Sioux Falls for the 2006 fall semester.
Church sponsors parent university
February 15, 2007
Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor Christian Parent University from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at the church, 2101 Tenth Ave., in Leavenworth.
Fort to observe Black History
February 15, 2007
African American/Black History Month will be celebrated at Fort Leavenworth with a luncheon presentation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Frontier Conference Center on post.
Fat Tuesday pancake dinner
February 15, 2007
Lansing United Methodist Church will be celebrating Fat Tuesday with a pancake dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Council to take ‘tour’ of U.S. parks
February 15, 2007
Senior citizens can participate in a “tour” of America’s national parks in a program Feb. 20 at the council, 109-A Delaware St., Leavenworth.
$5 million in infrastructure pledged for lab
Leavenworth County, city of Leavenworth pony up funds to lure National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
February 15, 2007
The city of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County have committed spending up to a combined $5 million to fund necessary infrastructure improvements as part of their efforts to land the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Leavenworth County.
Service Notes
February 15, 2007
Service notes for the week of Feb. 15, 2007
Frances M. Puckett
1922-2007
February 15, 2007
Services for Frances M. Puckett, 84, of Lansing, will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 2007, in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Memorial Chapel. Private burial will follow.
Izetta G. Tucker
1926-2007
February 15, 2007
Services for Izetta G. Tucker, 80, of Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Delbert E. Bryant
1935-2007
February 15, 2007
Graveside services for Delbert E. Bryant, 71, rural Oskaloosa, took place Monday, Feb. 12, in Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood.
Green-O’Neal
February 15, 2007
John and Kerry Green, Kansas City, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Green, to Shane O’Neal, son of Dennis and Dona O’Neal, Kansas City, Kan.
Sherfey-Finnigin
February 15, 2007
Catherine Dawn Sherfey, Gladstone, Mo., and Brian Matthew Finnigin, Gladstone, Mo., announce their engagement to be married March 31, 2007, at Memorial Chapel, Fort Leavenworth.
Rader
February 15, 2007
Brian and Adrienne Rader, Santa Monica, Calif., announce the birth of their son, Shepard Orlin Oliver Rader, Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.
Kell
February 15, 2007
Tanner Shawn Kell, son of Shawn and Marla Kell, Leavenworth, was born Oct. 25, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Pupil of politics
February 15, 2007
Walker Edwards doesn’t know what he wants to do with the rest of his life, but a trip to the Kansas Statehouse may have sparked an interest in pursuing a political career.
LHS musician lands on state’s list of top brass
February 15, 2007
A Lansing High School student’s musical talents have earned him a seat among the top brass in the state.
History competition beckons volunteers
February 15, 2007
Four Lansing Middle School students will represent Lansing at the Kansas District 3 History Day contest Feb. 24 in Topeka.
Hamstrung by hamstrings
February 15, 2007
Hamstring injuries are common in many sports. The contributing factors for these injuries are believed to be lack of hamstring strength, inadequate warm-up
Board eyes refinancing portion of school bonds
February 15, 2007
A portion of the school bonds for the new Lansing Elementary School on West Mary Street could soon be up for sale, resulting in a potential savings of $343,000 to district taxpayers.
LEA to offer scholarship
February 15, 2007
The Lansing Education Association will award an $800 scholarship to a graduate of the Lansing School District who will student teach in fall 2007.
Medical student studying in Lansing
February 15, 2007
A medical student from the University of Kansas School of Medicine is studying in Lansing for four weeks.
County students attain honors
February 15, 2007
Johnson County Community College’s honor roll listings for the fall 2006 semester include several Leavenworth County students.
Fort to honor five retirees
February 15, 2007
Five individuals will retire from Fort Leavenworth during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Frontier Conference Center.
Class to make handkerchief quilt
February 15, 2007
The Council on Aging is sponsoring a two-day class to make a hanky-panky crazy quilt wall-hanging using old handkerchiefs.
GOP women to meet Monday
February 15, 2007
Leavenworth County Republican Women’s monthly luncheon will be Monday, February 19.
On the record
February 15, 2007
Lansing Fire calls for the week leading up to Feb. 15, 2007.
7th-graders victorious in final home games
A-team improves record to 9-1
February 15, 2007
The Lansing Middle School seventh-grade basketball A-team won its home finale in thrilling fashion Thursday afternoon when it edged Lexington Trails, 33-30.
Fardelmann nets MVP honors at Beanpot Tourney
February 15, 2007
Lansing native Meghan Fardelmann scored three goals for the Boston College women’s ice hockey team during a 6-1 victory over Boston University in the Beanpot Tournament on Tuesday night.
K-5 crash kills driver, passenger
February 15, 2007
A one-vehicle accident claimed the lives of two women Friday on Kansas Highway 5, north of McPherson Road.
2005 Tonganoxie High graduate killed in vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 24-40
February 15, 2007