Katie Kritikos Copy Editor

Katie Kritikos (formerly Katie Bean) is a school and community reporter and copy editor for The Lansing Current. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Recent stories

Foundation to continue grant program
June 8, 2006
More grant money will be available in Lansing school district, Lansing Educational Foundation Fund officials recently announced.
Grant helps school purchase digital projector for classes
June 8, 2006
Even in the waning days of school, Debbie Ryan’s fifth-grade class was clamoring to see an educational video.
LHS math teacher finds new outlet in writing
June 1, 2006
Crunching numbers and working with variables hasn’t overcome the creative side of Lansing High School math teacher Sarah Wise. She has done some writing - in fact, she’s a published author.
Third-graders test their knowledge at EarthWorks
June 1, 2006
After spending up to eight weeks studying the earth, Lansing Elementary School third-graders are practically experts on it. That’s why they were chosen to be scientists for a day last month on a trip to EarthWorks in Independence, Mo.
Students light up when camera comes out
May 25, 2006
This semester, Mary Ann Austin has been able to capture all the Kodak moments in her classroom.
Students’ play shows language no barrier
May 25, 2006
Only the brave were allowed to enter Lansing Intermediate School auditorium one day last week.
KU is next stop for spirited LHS fan
May 18, 2006
Harrison Green, a Lansing High School senior, was voted the most spirited in his class for attending school sporting events, particularly football.
Postgraduation plans begin with travel
May 18, 2006
Lansing High School senior Cindy Blanc said she’d planned on moving after graduation for a long time, and about two years ago she set her sights on Australia.
What’s behind Door No. 3?
Speaker tells personal stories of alcoholism, prison
May 18, 2006
For Rick Voisin, it’s painful to relive memories of his grandfather’s death, his struggles with alcoholism and his stint in prison.
High-tech lunch lines forming
High school, middle school using fingerscan devices for meal payments
May 17, 2006
Students simply pick out lunch and pause to have one thumb scanned. Software recognizes points on the students’ fingertips and debits the corresponding account.

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Recent photos

Zach Robinson, Lansing High School sophomore, registers for the fingerscan system. His meal price will be debited from his lunch account when he places a finger on the scanner.

A man lays a rose at the Lansing Correctional Facility's memorial to fallen officers. The prison held a memorial service Thursday, May 4, to pay homage to the seven workers killed in the line of duty since the prison's opening more than a century ago.

Six seniors were nominated to the Lansing High School prom court. King nominees are, back row from left, Matt Warner, John Edmonds and Shawn Jung. Queen nominees are, front row from left, Jessica Stark, Nicole Holland and Kasey Denney. Prom will be Saturday, May 13, at the Frontier Center at Fort Leavenworth.

Lansing Middle School principal Kerry Brungardt wipes whipped cream and pie filling off of his face after students were allowed to throw pies at him on April 20.

Lansing Middle School assistant principal Brooks Jenkins and principal Kerry Brungardt were well-covered in whipped cream once students finished throwing pies at them on April 20.

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