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Officials hail project’s end
November 29, 2007
The cones have been cleared for a few weeks now, but the official end of the Main Street project came Wednesday in a long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Flynn seizes Division I opportunity
12:01 a.m., November 29, 2007 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Nick Flynn sat through a South Dakota State wrestling signing ceremony two years ago when his big brother, Sean, inked an NCAA Division I scholarship. This time it was his turn.
Creighton to test LHS graduate’s leadership
November 29, 2007
It may not be the White House just yet, but one Lansing High School graduate has made her way into a presidential seat.
Council to fill Ward 4 vacancy
Special meeting scheduled Tuesday
November 29, 2007
Lansing City Council members will interview two applicants interested in the vacant Ward 4 seat during a special meeting next week.
Angel Tree beckons for holiday giving
November 29, 2007
The holiday season has begun and the city of Lansing is doing what it can to bring some extra holiday cheer to its residents.
Wristen: Setting the record straight on tennis
November 29, 2007
Occasionally in the process of producing a newspaper, mistakes make it into print.
Year 2 breakthrough?
LHS boys plan to contend for Kaw Valley League title
November 29, 2007
Patience was a virtue for the Lansing High boys basketball team during year one of the Rod Briggs era.
KVL title is up for grabs
November 29, 2007
Now that Tonganoxie standout Ali Pistora is off to college, the race for the Kaw Valley League girls basketball title is up for grabs.
County backs signal at 158th
November 29, 2007
Leavenworth County commissioners agree: The traffic signal at 155th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40 in Basehor should be retained, no matter what changes on U.S. 24-40.
State Senate candidate to focus on development, education in campaign
November 29, 2007
Leavenworth businessman Steve Fitzgerald is running again for the 5th District Kansas Senate seat.
Honor band, chorus have record number from BLHS
November 29, 2007
Some talented young musicians and vocalists are being produced in the Basehor-Linwood school district.
NExpress expands library offerings
November 29, 2007
Basehor residents can now browse the Basehor Community Library — and 30 other libraries — without ever leaving home.
Caution urged to avoid accidents with deer
November 29, 2007
Deer-rutting season is drawing closer to an end, but motorists still need to take extra precautions to avoid a collision with these four-legged creatures.
10 women to vie for pageant crowns this weekend
November 29, 2007
It’s time to crown a new Miss Leavenworth County and Miss Wooded Hills.
Solving problems
November 29, 2007
Have you driven by our new school on West Mary Street lately? I mean, have you driven very slowly and taken a good look at what’s there? It is fantastic.
Scholars bowl team ready for test
November 29, 2007
It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Lansing High School scholar bowl team, but this weekend, team members are hoping for another success to add to their collection.
Main St. project fulfills city’s motto
November 29, 2007
It’s fitting that when the ribbon was cut this week during ceremonies signalling the end of work on the 18-month Main Street System Enhancement Project, the city flag was flying behind the principals involved.
Fundraising brings out teachers’ best
November 29, 2007
Two Lansing school officials put their pride aside for a day last week to reward the students of their respective schools.
Sophomore Jaqua earns All-Metro honor
November 29, 2007
Lauren Jaqua has long been considered one of the most dominant runners in Lansing High cross country history.
Parade lights up holiday season
November 29, 2007
Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman will be among those making an appearance at Leavenworth Main Street’s holiday lighted parade.
U.S. Postal Service announces holiday mail schedule
Planning ahead will ensure packages arrive on time
November 29, 2007
Residents wanting to mail holiday items to U.S. troops overseas should do so because of early U.S. Postal Service deadlines.
Beemer to run at nationals
November 29, 2007
Julia Beemer, an eighth-grader at Lansing Middle School, placed third in the four-kilometer race on Nov. 17 at the Missouri Valley USATF Cross Country Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence.
Freshmen wrestlers ready for high school debut
November 29, 2007
Eight freshmen will make their prep debut Saturday when the Lansing High wrestling team opens its season at the Kaw Valley League Duel Tournament at Mill Valley.
Early start benefits Lions
November 29, 2007
For the first time in recent memory, the Lansing High girls basketball team won’t open its season at the Metro Prep Tip-off Classic Tournament at Bonner Springs High School.
Dennis Howard Cole
November 29, 2007
Services with full military honors for Dennis Howard Cole, 74, formerly of Leavenworth, were Wednesday, Nov. 28, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.
KU libraries set book sale
November 29, 2007
For the first time in many years, Kansas University’s libraries will have book sales to repurpose duplicate volumes and those that do not meet collection guidelines.
Blood drive seeks donors
November 29, 2007
A blood drive is set for Tuesday, Dec. 18 in Leavenworth.
Pamela Rosenbohm
November 29, 2007
Services for Pamela Louise Rosenbohm, 44, of Elgin, Ill., were Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial was in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Judith A. Boettcher
November 29, 2007
Mass of Christian Burial for Judith A. Boettcher, 56, of Leavenworth was Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Veteran serving veterans
November 29, 2007
As the chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Western Conference, a past Kansas state VFW commander and a committed member of Lansing VFW Post 12003, Charley Shoemaker said he’s happy to be actively involved in an organization that is “veterans helping veterans.”
CR 1 planning consultant put on hold
November 29, 2007
The next step in the process of improving over six miles of County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 has been delayed, as Leavenworth County Commissioners postponed requesting bids for a planning consultant for the project.
Math teacher uses humor to keep classes away from the mundane
November 29, 2007
Terry Boyd may be new to Lansing High School, but she is no stranger to the Lansing area.
Braves grab Lansing’s attention
November 29, 2007
Sure, there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but there’s no question the Lansing High boys basketball team is focused and fired up for its season-opener against Bonner Springs.
LMS announces 1st quarter honor roll
November 29, 2007
Lansing Middle School has announced the names of students named to the school’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2007-2008 school year.
Commissioners delay hiring of CR1 consultant
November 29, 2007
The next step in the process of improving over six miles of County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 has been delayed, as Leavenworth County Commissioners postponed requesting bids for a planning consultant for the project.