Archive for Thursday, March 13, 2008

Also from March 13

Obituaries
On the street
Photos
Polls

Have rising grocery prises affected your shopping habits?

Response Percent
Yes. I’ve definitely been cutting back.
 
69%
Not really. I already clip coupons or buy generic.
 
23%
Who knows? I don’t really keep track.
 
7%
Total 26

All stories

Lansing teacher’s memory lives on
March 13, 2008
Shelley Brammer devoted herself not only to the students she taught at Lansing Elementary School for more than 14 years, but to her own three children and two grandchildren.
Food prices increase in all areas with no relief in sight
March 13, 2008
Whether it’s coupon clippers in Shawnee, a gardener in Baldwin City or buying-cooperative members in Tonganoxie, folks are finding ways to soothe the economic indigestion brought on by increasing food prices.
Commissioners hire first county administrator
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
After two months of interviews and years of debate, Leavenworth County commissioners have hired the county’s first-ever administrator.
Master of the Metro
Flynn dominates during wrestling showcase
March 13, 2008
Nick Flynn paused mid-sentence when he spotted the young boy - maybe 8 years old - staring at him with an awe-struck gaze.
Council hears update on fire district, business growth
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lansing City Council received two briefings in a regular meeting Thursday, March 6 an annual report from Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 Chief Rick Huhn and a quarterly update from Steve Jack, executive director of the Leavenworth County Development Corp.
Opinion: New views from behind the lens
March 13, 2008
The 2007-2008 basketball season at Lansing High was loaded with memories, from the boys’ romp in the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament championship game to the girls’ climb to a No. 6 state ranking.
Ramps at Kansas Highway 7, U.S. 24-40 to close for new interchange construction
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
All ramps at the Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24-40 interchange will close today, so construction may begin. All ramps will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will be closed throughout the duration of the project.
Current staff members win Kansas Press Association awards
March 13, 2008
The Current has won six Kansas Press Association 2008 Awards of Excellence, the association has announced.
Softball standout Chiles heads to Johnson County
March 13, 2008
One of the most reliable members of the Lansing High softball lineup is taking her game to the next level.
Library starts garden adventures
March 13, 2008
Join us for Gardening Adventures at Family Night at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18. Our event will feature gardening crafts, games and a gardening activity.
Johnson catches on at Benedictine
March 13, 2008
Kevin Johnson played just one season of football at Lansing High, but he made enough of an impact during his senior season to attract the eyes of college coaches.
Joint meeting brings support for School Resource Officer
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
In a joint City Council and Lansing School Board meeting Monday, members of both groups agreed that adding a School Resource Officer would make a positive difference.
President’s Park
March 13, 2008
Last week we took a trip to Williamsburg, Va., and learned about the first 400 years of our country’s history, from Jamestown to Yorktown and everything in between.
Be a Kansas saver: Count your change
March 13, 2008
Did you know that the average household accumulates about $50 in loose change each month?
Spring MAYB Tournament
March 13, 2008
Registration is under way for the fifth annual Spring Leavenworth MAYB Basketball Tournament.
Parks and Rec needs volunteers
March 13, 2008
Lansing Parks and Recreation is searching for a volunteer to serve as baseball commissioner for a term that will run until Dec. 31, 2008.
Flynn a champion of character
March 13, 2008
I am writing in response to your Feb. 14 column, “Freshmen are good, but Flynn still rules.” Thank you so much for the article on Nick Flynn. You are “spot on!”
A ‘big’ contribution
March 13, 2008
Aside from learning the ropes as Lansing’s new assistant city clerk and planning for a June 14 wedding, Jen VerVoort and her fiance Mark Hazaert stay busy volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leavenworth County.
Area residents obtain masters
March 13, 2008
Several residents from the surrounding area made up the 2007 December graduating class of Central Michigan University.
Jaywalkers walk into 200th event
March 13, 2008
The Kansas Jaywalkers of Leavenworth, the local volkssporting (walking) club, will celebrate its 200th event at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Eisenhower Veteran’s Center.
Congressman hosts conference for business owners
March 13, 2008
Congressman Dennis Moore will play host to a government procurement conference in March at Johnson County Community College.
British officers use visit to take on tactical challenges
March 13, 2008
Thursday, March 6 may have seemed like any other day for most in Leavenworth, but for about 180 British officers an enemy was on the loose threatening civilians.
Teacher passes on passion for reading
March 13, 2008
When it comes to reading, Kathryn Manthe can’t think of anything more important that she would rather teach a child
Learning world cultures
High school students take trip to China, experience history
March 13, 2008
While many students will use their upcoming spring break to take some time off from learning, eight Lansing High School students and three teachers will be leaving for a two-week touring trip to China.
County begins CR1 land acquisition process
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
County staff is set to begin acquiring right of way from 58 parcels of land along County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 in southern Leavenworth County.
Council starts cleaning service
March 13, 2008
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging has started a new Homemaker Program that will provide basic cleaning for the homes of area senior citizens.
Elementary playground plans move forward
March 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
As construction work nears completion on the new Lansing Elementary School building, school board members are beginning to look at a side of the project that is a little more fun.
Applebee’s raises graduation funds
March 13, 2008
To raise funds for Lansing High School Operation Graduation 2008, Applebee’s in Leavenworth will be supporting “Dining to Donate.”