Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2007

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A 5-hour tour of New York
Friendship, local support helps Cameron, Kelly achieve goal
November 8, 2007
Spectators roared with approval Sunday afternoon as cycling legend Lance Armstrong crossed the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes, 43 seconds.
Deployment becomes family’s way of life
November 8, 2007
Capt. Jay Scrivener considers himself lucky.
Main St. no longer a drag
November 8, 2007
You can cheer now.”
Board prepares against worst
School Board discusses school safety during yearly retreat
November 8, 2007
Preparedness was at the center of talks Saturday as Lansing School Board members met for their annual board retreat to foster cooperation and discuss future goals.
High school offers kids safe, alternative Halloween activity
November 8, 2007
With a timid start, 3-year-old Kimberly Morris entered the dark tunnel.
Wristen: Despite loss, playoff game was a classic
November 8, 2007
In a weekend loaded with football games that made your heart race - think Kansas’ 76-39 slaughter of Nebraska on the college scene and the New England Patriots’ stunning 24-20 come-from-behind victory over the Indianapolis Colts on the professional level - it’s quite possible the weekend’s top nail-biter took place in Lansing on Friday night.
Bates, Lang honored by KVA
November 8, 2007
Two of Lansing High’s top volleyball performers this season were recognized Oct. 31 for their performance at the Class 5A state tournament.
3 Lansing squads set for Super Bowls
November 8, 2007
Are you ready for some football? A Saturday night party? Three Parks and Recreation teams from Lansing are. The third- and fourth-grade Super Bowl will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Ridge High School, followed by the fifth- and sixth-grade game at 7:30 p.m.
County inquisition to investigate allegation of meetings violations
November 8, 2007
Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl will be conducting an inquisition into allegations that the Tonganoxie School Board conducted improper executive sessions earlier this year.
Bill of Rights contest seeks entries
November 8, 2007
High school students interested in the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship have an opportunity to add up to $5,000 to their savings accounts.
September, October top yards recognized
November 8, 2007
The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division Beautification Committee has selected yard award winners for the months of September and October.
A wealth of knowledge
November 8, 2007
Some might view the County Commission’s choice for the new director of public works as too youthful a face for the job without realizing the wealth of experience that Mike Spickelmier already has under his belt.
Speaker to share Parkinson’s journey
November 8, 2007
The Council on Aging will have an educational presentation on Parkinson’s disease with Linda Davis of Lawrence.
TV series seeks area stories
November 8, 2007
If Walls Could Talk,” a series on Home and Garden Television (HGTV), is looking for homeowners to be featured on the show.
Finance director returning to Texas
November 8, 2007
For the past 16 years, it’s been back and forth for William Lundberg between the city closest to family and the city he loves.
Road closed for construction
November 8, 2007
Weather permitting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the intersection of North Second Street and American Avenue in Lansing will be closed to traffic for improvement work.
Council questions amount of zoning variances used
November 8, 2007
Twenty-four new homes might soon be coming to the 800 block of Ida Street after the City Council adopted a contentious rezoning ordinance Thursday, Nov. 8.
Commission approves new EMS station plans
November 8, 2007
With architectural plans for a new Emergency Medical Services station now in place, county officials will begin seeking bids for the building’s construction in late December.
Parade worth taking in
November 8, 2007
We always look forward to the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Leavenworth. It is one of the largest and oldest Veterans Day observances west of the Mississippi River.
Fardelmann represents America in Sweden
November 8, 2007
Meghan Fardelmann is used to taking on the best ice hockey players in America with her teammates at Boston College.
MAYB holiday basketball tournament
November 8, 2007
The Hoops Holiday Weekend Tournament will be the first Leavenworth MAYB tournament of the season.
KU baseball skills camp
November 8, 2007
The University of Kansas baseball team will conduct its Holiday Skills Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27-29 in Lawrence.
LIS announces fall honor roll
November 8, 2007
Lansing Intermediate School has announced its honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2007-2008 academic year.
Scoreboard
November 8, 2007
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Nov. 8, 2007.
Eric Justin Cruce
1973-2007
November 8, 2007
Services for Eric Justin Cruce, 34, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Leintz Funeral Home chapel in Leavenworth. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Hope Gillett
1931-2007
November 8, 2007
Graveside services for Hope Gillett, 76, Leavenworth, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
Veterans Day Parade receives special national designation
November 8, 2007
Armistice Day or Veterans Day has been marked in Leavenworth County with special events annually since 1919. But Veterans Day 2007 brings a new designation to the area.
New after-school program started
November 8, 2007
Starting Monday, Nov. 5, there is a new after-school program available for Lansing residents in grades sixth through eighth called the Lansing Village.
HGTV program seeking stories
November 8, 2007
If Walls Could Talk,” a series on Home and Garden Television (HGTV), is looking for area homeowners to be featured on the show.
Knights of Columbus to serve up chili
November 8, 2007
The Knights of Columbus Council 3146 at Holy Angels Catholic Church will be playing host to their inaugural Bingo and Chili Nite, Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church, 15438 Leavenworth Road, Basehor.
Organizations announce dinner, groundbreaking
November 8, 2007
Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars will be playing host to a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone age 60 or older from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
Former BLHS teacher recieves honor
November 8, 2007
A former Basehor-Linwood High School teacher is among this year’s inductees to the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame.
Library to close next week
November 8, 2007
Basehor Community Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, for employee training.
Privacy concerns drive spa changes
November 8, 2007
Bask Tanning owner Lori June found out the 8-foot walls at the Basehor location were inadequate and immediately began researching ways to extend them.
City’s funding pledge to VFW is early Veterans Day gift
November 8, 2007
A suggestion that the city provide funding to the VFW in honor of its community service came just in time for Veteran’s Day, which is Nov. 11.
Soldier ‘tones down’ at home
November 8, 2007
Capt. Jay Scrivener’s unit, the 2-137 Infantry, was in charge of security for Camp Slayer, which is the southernmost part of Victory Base, the largest base in Baghdad.
BLHS students to perform “Anne of Green Gables”
November 8, 2007
With a few wigs and costumes and an abundance of theatrical talent, Basehor-Linwood High School students will bring the characters of a classic novel alive this weekend with the school’s fall musical production of “Anne of Green Gables.”
New EMS station in Leavenworth wins county’s OK
November 8, 2007
With architectural plans for a new Emergency Medical Services station now in place, county officials will begin seeking bids for the building’s construction in late December.
Recount confirms approval of bond issue
November 8, 2007
Growth is officially in the future for the Basehor-Linwood school district.