Erin Castaneda Reporter

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City paves way for Towne Center
June 14, 2007
Lansing City Council members at their meeting Thursday, June 7, gave unanimous approval to a series of actions to get the $80.6 million project off the ground.
Drivers unfazed by cost of gas
June 7, 2007
J.C. Tibbetts, a Farm Bureau Insurance representative for Leavenworth County, fills his Chevy Tahoe’s gasoline tank about once or twice a week, costing him about $150. And that’s just his work vehicle to get him around the county.
Council may OK agreement tonight
June 7, 2007
Potential tenants such as Lowe’s, PetSmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Borders Books, a movie theatre, grocery store, restaurants and athletic equipment or apparel retailers could fill Lansing’s Towne Center, site developers say in an agreement up for approval at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.
Pretrial date set in fatality
Suspect faces trial in accident that killed Lansing woman
June 7, 2007
A pretrial date was set Wednesday morning for a Leavenworth woman who is charged in the death of a Lansing resident during a traffic accident earlier this year.
Street, sidewalk projects on tap
May 31, 2007
A consolidated plan to repair, build and fund streets, sidewalks, trails and Safe Routes to School for the coming four years is now on the Lansing Department of Public Works to-do list after last week’s City Council work session on the 2008 Capital Improvements Program.
Lecturer spreads barn lore
May 31, 2007
For Joyce Thierer, barns aren’t dusty, old relics suited only for farm animals.
Hundreds turn out in tribute
Memorial Day ceremonies conducted at national cemeteries
May 30, 2007
It only took an hour Saturday for Daneen McCullum and members of her Lansing Girl Scout Troop 54, along with other Girl and Boy Scout troops, to place some of the 23,000 American flags next to each gravesite at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Group to seek 2nd grant for Safe Routes to Schools
May 24, 2007
Local representatives are setting their sights high and will seek a grant of up to a quarter of a million dollars to fund improvements under the federal government’s Safe Routes to School program.
Prepping for nationals
FBLA students completing fundraising for trip
May 24, 2007
A working budget on the white board of Lansing High teacher Sue Lednicky’s room occupied junior Hal Laurence on Tuesday.
LHS assistant principal leaving
May 24, 2007
Mike Bogard, assistant principal at Lansing High School, has spent a life in education and though he is retiring from the school this week, he’ll continue the path he started in McLouth.

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Recent photos

Terry Rush, Lansing, fills his pickup truck at a cost of $3.09 per gallon. Despite gasoline prices in excess of $3 a gallon, many drivers say they aren't changing their habits.

Hal Laurence, a Lansing High School junior, surveys fundraising efforts recorded on a white board at the school. Laurence and other Future Business Leader of America students are raising money for a trip to the FBLA nationals in Chicago.

Andy Armstrong, a Lansing High School junior, recently redesigned the school's Web site. Armstrong, who has freelanced designs to Web companies, has started his own business, HyperForm Media.

Lansing Elementary School first-grade teacher Linda Rumney, center, is the Leavenworth Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award winner. She is flanked by Lansing Elementary School Principal Tim Newton, left, who received a $1,000 check for the school from Wal-Mart manager, Doug Portenier, right.

Megan Wood, left, and Colleen Archibald, both qualified to go to State Music Festival after competing in vocals at the Regional Music Festival. Seven Lansing High School soloists, two choir ensembles and two band ensembles and soloists will be performing at Newton High School at the state festival on Saturday, April 28.

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