Archive for Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Basketball game times change
Complaints, delays prompt KVL girls varsity games to start earlier
January 10, 2008
A combination of nearly hour-long delays and complaints from parents and coaches throughout the Kaw Valley League about the 6 p.m. start time of varsity girls basketball games has prompted the league’s athletics directors to make a change.
Care Cat takes mentoring to new level
BLHS senior uses experiences to teach lessons to second-graders
January 10, 2008
Senior Matt McKinley was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome when he was about 4 years old and has utilized special education since he was in first grade. He said he struggled in school quite a bit when he was growing up, but now he uses his experiences to relate to the students he mentors.
Wristen: New Year’s resolution should be state berth
January 10, 2008
Bulletin board material is a dangerous thing in sports.
Wrestlers rebound at Louisburg Invitational
January 10, 2008
The first week back from winter break provided two valuable learning experiences for the Lansing High wrestling team.
Delich ignites, Lansing rolls
Reserve forward provides needed spark as Lions forge tie for league lead
January 10, 2008
Ryan Delich picked the perfect night to have his best game as a Lansing High basketball player.
LHS girls trample Trail
Balanced attack key for Lions in lopsided victory
January 10, 2008
This time there was no easing up.
Close presidential race gives significance to Kansas caucus
January 10, 2008
As the Kansas presidential caucuses in February approach, Republicans and Democrats are hoping for a good turnout in a year that both camps agree is an important time for Kansans’ voices to be heard.
Democrat urges caucus attendance
January 10, 2008
It has been decades since Kansas has impacted the national decision for the democratic Presidential Nominee. On Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, that will change.
Tracking progress
January 10, 2008
I would like to see The Current run a regular feature which tracks progress at the Towne Center.
Parties hope caucuses will draw interest
January 10, 2008
State politicos are hopeful that come Feb. 5, when Kansas Democrats will caucus, and Feb. 9 when Kansas Republicans caucus, that the presidential races will remain close enough for candidates to care about voters in Kansas.
Aquatics program kicks off first classes
January 10, 2008
University of Saint Mary and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a Winter Aquatics Program. Classes include the American Red Cross water safety instructor (WSI) course, aqua-fitness classes for adults and Red Cross swim lessons for children ages 4 and up.
Happy Anniversary
January 10, 2008
If you build it they will come.” Well, we built it and they came, and they still are coming. I am talking about our Lansing Library. More than 10 years ago it did not exist.
K of C to sponsor free-throw contest
January 10, 2008
All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local 2008 Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship beginning at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Basehor Sixth Grade Center gymnasium, 155th Street and Leavenworth Road.
City to play host to retirement party
January 10, 2008
The public is invited to attend a retirement party for former Basehor Police Chief Terry Horner from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 10, at the Bob Wiley Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2806 N. 155th St.
Newspaper rates to rise for delivery
January 10, 2008
The Sentinel will increase its subscription rates effective Jan. 10.
Library ushers in decade of service
January 10, 2008
For librarian Darlene Dean, the past 10 years with the Lansing Community Library have been a whirlwind of excitement filled with great amounts of growth and new programs for the community.
Resident gets creative with snow
January 10, 2008
Quite a few lighted displays lined the streets of Lansing this holiday season, but one Lansing resident in particular had a unique take on decorating his family’s home.
Towne Center plans move ahead
January 10, 2008
Traffic issues related to the new Towne Center development along South Main Street occupied Lansing City Council members at their first meeting of the new year.
Lansing student on WU honor roll
January 10, 2008
Daniel Alexander Usera, Lansing, has been named to the fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll at Washburn University.
Lansing graduate completes training
January 10, 2008
Navy Seaman Vincent R. Werts, son of Cary R. Werts of Lansing, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Werts is a 2003 graduate of Leavenworth Senior High School.
Workshop to probe relationships
January 10, 2008
Nationally recognized speaker, Richard Johnson, Ph.D., will discuss “The Six Essentials of a Happy, Healthy and Holy Relationship” later this month at a workshop at the Marillac Center in Leavenworth.
Dulcimer club sets ‘Winter Warmer’
January 10, 2008
Prairie Dulcimer Club will be conducting its Winter Warmer Festival at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, 425 Morse.
Lions brace for Bobcat Classic
January 10, 2008
The youth-laden Lansing High wrestling team will face its toughest competition yet this season when it competes Friday and Saturday at the Bobcat Classic at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Owner seeks OK for standing carport
January 10, 2008
Lansing Board of Zoning Appeals will meet next week to consider a single item.
Heritage Center updates building, gives seniors place to have fun
January 10, 2008
It’s been a big year for the Heritage Center in downtown Leavenworth, but plans for the coming year are even bigger and better.
Renovation cuts county parking
January 10, 2008
As a planned expansion of the Leavenworth County Justice Center is set to commence, county commissioners discussed where to store county vehicles that will no longer fit on site.
Parks and Rec spring soccer
January 10, 2008
Lansing Parks and Recreation will be taking sign-ups for youth soccer Jan. 15 through Feb. 15.
Advertise with Parks & Rec
January 10, 2008
The Lansing Parks and Recreation department is now accepting applications from interested businesses for available advertising space on the fences at Lansing City Park.
Scoreboard
January 10, 2008
Lansing sports scores and results for the week leading up to Jan. 10, 2008.
County legislators have Holcomb in their sights
January 10, 2008
Holcomb is more than 300 miles from Leavenworth County, but Leavenworth County legislators say they won’t distance themselves from the debate surrounding the proposed construction of two coal-burning electric plants in Finney County.
Seniors needed for talent contest
January 10, 2008
The Council on Aging is searching for seniors with talent.
AARP driving course offered
January 10, 2008
The Council on Aging is sponsoring an AARP driver’s course later this month.
Reliving his childhood
January 10, 2008
Dave Christie, a retired naval officer and an instructor at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College since 2002, spends a lot of his free time serving as one of nine volunteer den leaders for Lansing Cub Scout Pack 3165.
Coach becomes atypical teacher
12:00 a.m., January 10, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A6
Rob Elkins is probably not your typical first year teacher; he’s not young and he’s already been part of the Lansing school district for five years.
No Super Bowl for Davis
January 10, 2008
Although he was a finalist in the Canon & Pro Football Hall of Fame “Why Do You Love Football?” Amateur Photo Challenge, Lansing High senior Griffin Davis finished out of the running for grand prize Super Bowl tickets.