Joanna Pergande

Joanna Pergande is a senior majoring in Spanish at the University of Kansas. She graduated from Leavenworth High School, where she worked on the school newspaper

Recent stories

Clifford lends hand at book fair
September 7, 2006
A book is a key to a child’s imagination - it allows them to leave Kansas and travel to other worlds “where the wild things are” and a big red dog can be a best friend.
No monkey business for intern
Imac grad spends two weeks at sanctuary working with chimpanzees
August 31, 2006
Lindsey Welch has a motto for life she won’t soon forget: “Do No Harm.”
5th-grade lesson ends with treat
August 24, 2006
Cheryl Rader’s fifth-grade class was in for a cool treat on only the third day of school. Students had the opportunity to make - and then, of course, sample - their own ice cream.
Seniors provide TLC knitting shawls
August 24, 2006
During life’s rough times, it’s nice to have something made with a little “tender, loving care.”
Paint the paws’
Volunteers turn out for annual event
August 24, 2006
A tiger may not be able to change its stripes, but a lion can certainly change its tracks.
Auction to aid church
August 10, 2006
Going once, going twice, sold!” This well-known auction phrase will soon be heard in Lansing.
Voting machines pass test in county
August 3, 2006
Leavenworth County’s new electronic touch-screen voting machines were a hit with voters and election officials during their official debut this week.
Secretary of state seeks area votes
July 20, 2006
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh this week tried to rally support from the Leavenworth County Republican Women’s Club in anticipation of a close race in the Aug. 1 primary election.
Courthouse gets new memorial
July 13, 2006
In memory of those who have made the supreme sacrifice, we honor and remember you.”
Technology aids reunion planners
July 13, 2006
The Lansing High School Class of 2001 is one example of how far technology - especially technology related to the Internet - has come in the 21st century.

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Recent photos

Isabel Mesa, left, and her sister, Guilia, visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog. The girls were attending the Lansing Community Library's Scholastic Book Fair on Saturday. The library met its goal of $1,500 for the fair, which ran Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

Mona Hauver and her daughter, Elle, a freshman at Lansing High School, put the finishing touchups on a lion's paw near the high school. Members of the Lansing Lions Booster Club had their annual "Paint the Paws" work day Sunday, Aug. 20, near the high school.

Rachel Elkins and Kay Walden carry a stencil during the Lansing Lions Booster Club's "Paint the Paws" event. Volunteers painted paws on the streets around Lansing High.

Rich Hauver uses a wooden stencil to paint a paw on Sunday near Lansing High School.

Members of the Knit Wits group at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging knit shawls at their monthly meeting last week. The shawls are given to county residents who are ill or have lost someone. Members of the group include, from bottom left, Emily Hansen, Arlene Mears, Bonnie Martin, Patty Henchek and Helen Amos.

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