Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

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Lansing High announces 2007 homecoming court
September 27, 2007
Lansing High School announced this 2007 homecoming court this week.
No surprise: LHS to stay in 5A
September 27, 2007
Lansing High’s athletics teams will compete in Class 5A postseason activities again this year.
New doctor finds good fit in Lansing
September 27, 2007
The saying goes, that to be a doctor, a person has to have pretty tough skin to handle the roller coaster of emotions to come when the health of another life is in their hands.
Official won’t seek re-election
September 27, 2007
Leavenworth County Commissioner Dean Oroke will not seek re-election in 2008.
Counts up in Lansing schools
Enrollment numbers increase for 2007 year
September 27, 2007
The preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2007-2008 academic year are showing Lansing schools saw a total increase of 99 students.
Youth hits car on way to school
September 27, 2007
While taking his usual route to school Monday morning, Lansing Middle School student Andrew Gruber hit a car while riding his bike through the intersection of Mary and Ida streets.
Another chapter in history
Slater becomes 10th Kansas high school coach with 600 wins
September 27, 2007
Milestones include the word “mile” for a reason - they take time to achieve and don’t come easy.
Leaders of the pack
LHS boys, girls collect team titles at home meet
September 27, 2007
Moments after the starting gun popped, Lansing High sophomore Brandon Craig darted to the front of the pack.
Briggs hits peak as postseason nears
September 27, 2007
With every day and every match, Lansing High sophomore Amy Briggs’ tennis game is becoming a bit more refined, every stroke a bit more polished.
Lions hope to continue roll against Basehor
September 27, 2007
The Lansing High football team is one step away from a showdown with Mill Valley that could lead to at least a share of the Kaw Valley League championship. But first things first: LHS needs to beat Basehor-Linwood at 7 p.m. Friday at Frank Graham Field.
Lansing student honored at PSU
September 27, 2007
Ventura Layton, Lansing, has received the Director’s Scholarship of $300 from Pittsburg State University for her involvement with the school’s band.
Climbing for a cause
Tonganoxie dentist finds exhilaration on Mt. Hood
September 27, 2007
Of all the things you could expect to find at the top of the 11,250-foot tall Mount Hood, a group of charitable dental professionals may be the last on your list.
VA offering drive-up flu shots
September 27, 2007
Enrolled veterans are urged to stop by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affair Medical Center and get a flu shot.
KDOT agrees to help fund portion of road project
September 27, 2007
State officials agreed to commit around $400,000 in funding Thursday, Sept. 20, that will lessen Leavenworth County’s share of the rising costs for the County Road 1 improvement project.
Teachers partner, expand insight
September 27, 2007
While a form of team planning has been part of teaching in the Lansing school district for years, administrators are taking it one step further this year by creating Professional Learning Communities that are considered one of the top priorities in the future success of Lansing students.
Commissioners continue steps for new administrator
September 27, 2007
Leavenworth County commissioners have laid out a draft job description for the county administrator’s position.
Stix improve to 6-1 with sweep
September 27, 2007
The Stix baseball team, a fall ball squad made up primarily of Lansing High players, posted a 13-3 victory over Pembroke Hill and a 6-1 victory over Belton on Sunday at the 3&2 Baseball Complex.
Scoreboard
September 27, 2007
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Sept. 27, 2007.
Gallows’ return a plum for museum
September 27, 2007
News earlier this month that state historical officials have agreed to loan the gallows formerly used at the Kansas State Prison was a shot in the arm to the Kansas Regional Prisons Museum.
Exercising the right side of the brain
September 27, 2007
In 1954 when I first began to paint in oil there were not many stores that handled art supplies. There was one store on Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., called Leinbach’s, where I would go in to buy paint for signs and spent most of my time looking at all the how-to art books.
Lifelong Lions fan
September 27, 2007
Bill Russell the Lansing High sports fan, not the NBA Hall-of-Famer has seen a lot of LHS sports teams come and go.
Councilman questions zoning board’s variance
September 27, 2007
The Lansing City Council discussed a Board of Zoning Appeals decision and contracted a local law firm to implement the city ordinance code in a city council meeting Thursday, Sept. 20.
New council gives students an active voice
September 27, 2007
Lansing is taking student leadership one step further as the city organizes the first ever Student City Council that will act as a mini version of the real deal.
School holds dedication for flag flown over U.S. Capitol
September 27, 2007
The Leavenworth County School of New Beginnings picked the ideal day to conduct a flag dedication ceremony.
St. Mary celebrates global peace to raise awareness
September 27, 2007
Peace can only be achieved when mutual respect, understanding and forgiveness reaches across the world.
Lansing High soccer ready for Mill Valley rematch
September 27, 2007
The 2007 season continues to be an uphill battle for the Lansing High boys soccer team, but the Lions have multiple opportunities this week to spark a winning streak.
Bogard-Boedeker
September 27, 2007
Emily Richele Bogard and Mark Alan Boedeker, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
McKee-Lewczenko
September 27, 2007
Kristi Lyn McKee and Mateusz Piotr Lewczenko, both of Overland Park, announce their engagement.
Jana Dell Jones
1962-2007
September 27, 2007
Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Jana Dell Jones, 45, of Leavenworth, was Monday, Sept. 24, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.
Nancy Patricia Starman
1965-2007
September 27, 2007
Services for Nancy Patricia Starman, 41, of Lansing, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Wallula Christian Church with viewing beginning at 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Cremation will follow with private inurnment at Mount Muncie Cemetery.
LHS grad earns scholarship
September 27, 2007
Tiffani Duncan, Lansing High School Class of 2007, was named one of nine recipients of Lenexa-based UPAC Insurance’s 2007 Scholarship Awards Program.
Students learn fire safety from local firefigthers
September 27, 2007
Stop, drop and roll was just one of the lessons local preschoolers learned about fire safety Tuesday.
Local teen involved in accident
September 27, 2007
A Basehor-Linwood High School senior was injured in a one-vehicle accident late Wednesday morning.
Car show revving its engines Oct. 7
September 27, 2007
Cars, trucks and motorcycles will be the main attractions at the Basehor Car Show, which is coming up Sunday, Oct. 7.
Community mourns loss of volunteer, former mayor
September 27, 2007
Described as a devoted family man who was always willing to help anybody in need, Basehor resident Allen Goens left behind a wealth of family, friends and community members who truly will miss him.
Suspects in Robin Bell murder in custody
September 27, 2007
Twenty-two months after her brutal murder, three youths were charged this week in the death of Robin Bell.