leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:52 +0000 The 'life line' of emergencies http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419229/-1/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:46:39 +0000 By John Richmeier jrichmeier@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419229/-1/news Insight Kansas: Abolition of teacher tenure out of place in Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:49 +0000 By MICHAEL A. SMITH Insight Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/-1/news Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like "Freedom Writers" and "Waiting for Superman," and advocacy from nonprofit groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kansas City's Kaufman Foundation.
Unfortunately, the Kansas Legislature is doing it all wrong.]]>
Frugal Family: Creativity, not currency, key to Easter savings http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:22 +0000 By Stephanie Harvie Eaton Frugal Family http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/-1/news For those who do not have the money to spend on your children for the Easter holiday, there are a few simple tips on how you can save money.]]> Down Home columnist: Each day is a battle, but Easter, faith give me hope http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:14 +0000 By SANDY TURNER Down Home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/-1/news Two thousand years is a long time to hold onto a faith in someone you didn't get to see firsthand.]]> Leavenworth named Tree City USA for 20th year http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419390/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 John Richmeier jrichmeier@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419390/-1/news Q5: Parks and Rec official discusses city's Easter event this weekend http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:04 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388/-1/news In this Q5, Baker discusses this year's event, as well as other Parks and Recreation Department offerings.]]> Oscar Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case as adjournment nears http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419424/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419424/-1/news Coming home: Lost WWII pilot ID'd, to be buried at Fort Leavenworth http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:56:56 +0000 By JOSHUA ROBERTS jroberts@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413/-1/news The remains of Second Lt. Verne L. Gibb, U.S. Army Air Forces, have been identified and he will be buried with full military honors Wednesday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, according to a news release from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office in Arlington, Va.]]> Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles in Ukraine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419425/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419425/-1/news If filed, Malaysia Airlines plane lawsuits might not get heard in US http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419426/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:53 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419426/-1/news Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419440/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:42 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419440/-1/news A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> Firefighters train for HAZMAT http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419467/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 By JOHN RICHMEIER jrichmeier@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419467/-1/news Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419492/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419492/-1/news News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]> Business update: GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419483/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419483/-1/news Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/-1/news To the editor:
The tragic shootings at two Jewish community sites Sunday remind us once again there is a price to be paid for hateful talk and actions.
This is a lesson the entire U.S. political system, from local to state to national, should take to heart.
As we begin the 2014 election cycle here in Leavenworth County, let me issue a public plea to all concerned that we conduct this election without the bitter, hateful attacks that have been so common in [...]]]>
Letter: Tax reform necessary, vital for U.S. http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/-1/news To the editor:
April is tax month. By the 15th, taxpayers are to submit their annual returns to the Internal Revenue Service and the state revenue department.
This yearly task imposes an enormous burden on our local small businesses and families, including our military men and women. The burden shouldn’t be measured only by the amount taxpayers pay to the government, but also by the dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars we spend each year to decipher our [...]]]>
Portraits of the Past: Bill Massie and Wild Bill's bullet http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:38:53 +0000 By Ted W. Stillwell Portraits of the Past  http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/-1/news When Bill was old enough, he went to work aboard a side-wheeler named the El Paso. Massie was a sharp kid and quick learner, and by 21 he became the pilot.
By 1853, he was taking the El Paso into uncharted waters along the Missouri and Platte rivers.]]>
Lansing School Board: Search for new grid coach under way http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:34:51 +0000 By ANDREA JOHNSON Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/-1/news Hancock spoke to board members during the public comment portion of the meeting.
He said the new coach hiring isn't happening fast enough for the Lansing football team to be adequately prepared for the Oct. 30 game against Leavenworth High School.]]>
Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419513/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419513/-1/news Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419514/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419514/-1/news leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:53 +0000 Insight Kansas: Abolition of teacher tenure out of place in Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:49 +0000 By MICHAEL A. SMITH Insight Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/-1/news Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like "Freedom Writers" and "Waiting for Superman," and advocacy from nonprofit groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kansas City's Kaufman Foundation.
Unfortunately, the Kansas Legislature is doing it all wrong.]]>
Frugal Family: Creativity, not currency, key to Easter savings http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:22 +0000 By Stephanie Harvie Eaton Frugal Family http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/-1/news For those who do not have the money to spend on your children for the Easter holiday, there are a few simple tips on how you can save money.]]> Down Home columnist: Each day is a battle, but Easter, faith give me hope http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/-1/news?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:14 +0000 By SANDY TURNER Down Home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/-1/news Two thousand years is a long time to hold onto a faith in someone you didn't get to see firsthand.]]> Q5: Parks and Rec official discusses city's Easter event this weekend http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:04 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388/-1/news In this Q5, Baker discusses this year's event, as well as other Parks and Recreation Department offerings.]]> Coming home: Lost WWII pilot ID'd, to be buried at Fort Leavenworth http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413/-1/news?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:56:56 +0000 By JOSHUA ROBERTS jroberts@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413/-1/news The remains of Second Lt. Verne L. Gibb, U.S. Army Air Forces, have been identified and he will be buried with full military honors Wednesday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, according to a news release from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office in Arlington, Va.]]> Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/-1/news To the editor:
The tragic shootings at two Jewish community sites Sunday remind us once again there is a price to be paid for hateful talk and actions.
This is a lesson the entire U.S. political system, from local to state to national, should take to heart.
As we begin the 2014 election cycle here in Leavenworth County, let me issue a public plea to all concerned that we conduct this election without the bitter, hateful attacks that have been so common in [...]]]>
Letter: Tax reform necessary, vital for U.S. http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/-1/news To the editor:
April is tax month. By the 15th, taxpayers are to submit their annual returns to the Internal Revenue Service and the state revenue department.
This yearly task imposes an enormous burden on our local small businesses and families, including our military men and women. The burden shouldn’t be measured only by the amount taxpayers pay to the government, but also by the dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars we spend each year to decipher our [...]]]>
Portraits of the Past: Bill Massie and Wild Bill's bullet http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:38:53 +0000 By Ted W. Stillwell Portraits of the Past  http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/-1/news When Bill was old enough, he went to work aboard a side-wheeler named the El Paso. Massie was a sharp kid and quick learner, and by 21 he became the pilot.
By 1853, he was taking the El Paso into uncharted waters along the Missouri and Platte rivers.]]>
Lansing School Board: Search for new grid coach under way http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/-1/news?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:34:51 +0000 By ANDREA JOHNSON Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/-1/news Hancock spoke to board members during the public comment portion of the meeting.
He said the new coach hiring isn't happening fast enough for the Lansing football team to be adequately prepared for the Oct. 30 game against Leavenworth High School.]]>
Plans change: Local teacher's path to education, writing were unexpected http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419613/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:08:12 +0000 By ANDREA JOHNSON Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419613/-1/news She never planned to be a teacher.  
And, she never planned to write a book.  
“I had such deep respect for teachers — it was like an unreachable, unattainable goal, like a dream,” Moyers said.]]>
Letter: Leavenworth clinic, state rep deserve thanks for serving underserved http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/-1/news To the editor:
Most of us take for granted that when we get sick, we go to the doctor. We don’t give it a second thought.
There are many people in Leavenworth, however, who don’t take this for granted. In fact, they worry about getting sick and not being able to afford the cost of a doctor’s visit, and the cost of missing work to seek the care they need.
Or, they’ve been laid off from their jobs so don’t have health insurance [...]]]>
Letter: Appreciative of columnist's positive comments http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/-1/news To the editor:
In the April 8 Leavenworth Times, Matt Nowak’s column caught my eye, and as I began to read it, I realized he was writing about a thrift store I have a connection to.
My wife, Sherry, and I operate the Kansas Country Store and the HOPE spay and neuter clinic is a low-cost clinic we built inside our store building.
Nowak was absolutely right about the old recycling business that used to be on the corner of Broadway and Shawnee. It had used [...]]]>
LV Times columnist: Environmental assessment of river operations a positive step http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419636/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:12 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419636/-1/news This is a good thing for those who love the Kansas River, those who pay taxes for infrastructure like bridges, and for farm land adjacent to the river near those locations where dredging presently occurs.]]> Congresswoman: Putting America on a 'Path to Prosperity' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419637/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:01:46 +0000 By LYNN JENKINS Congresswoman, Kansas Second District http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419637/-1/news Our Democrat friends believe the best way to move the country forward is with $1.8 trillion in new taxes, increased spending, and to reduce our military to its smallest size in decades.
Along with all our federal agencies, I too believe we need to look for savings at the Pentagon, but the level of cuts they are talking about to our forces while growing virtually every other segment of government seems [...]]]>
Guest column: Considering money's fit in free speech http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419667/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:12:40 +0000 By RONALD BANKS Leavenworth Times guest column http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419667/-1/news There were a dozen amendments voted on in 1791, and the first two did not pass. The third one voted on passed as our first in the Bill in Rights.
President John Adams gave us one of the first uncontested legislation, after winning the trifecta of our new government bodies and appointing most, if not all, federal judges. This was the Sedition Act of 1798, a law that criminalized criticism of the executive or [...]]]>
Letter: Amazing support from Lansing community http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/-1/news?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/-1/news To the editor:
On March 11 of this year, my wife, Kathy, died after a short hospice at home and a two-year fight against ovarian cancer. We moved here in 2001 to start a new job and life, with a 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Having lived here before, we knew the kind of community this was, and that we would gladly raise our kids here.
Over the years, Kathy worked as a substitute teacher in the Lansing School District, and her students remember [...]]]>
Column: Ties connecting Fort Leavenworth, Civil War http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419767/-1/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:31:46 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419767/-1/news I don't expect them to all be the same, but I do expect that a very important date in history would be on all of them.
Not so.]]>
Guest column: My five cents on Buffalo Bill Days 2014 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419769/-1/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:20:01 +0000 By CHRISTINE (CRICKET) PUGH Leavenworth Times guest column http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419769/-1/news Last year, a group of local residents got together and decided to organize the festival. The decision was made after the local Main Street program voted not to organize a festival in 2013.
What at first seemed like an enormous undertaking soon turned into a labor of love.]]>
Letter: Special thanks to all who made Leavenworth event possible http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/-1/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/-1/news To the editor:
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Leavenworth, I would like to say thanks for the wonderful support of our 34th annual Irish Stew Dinner/Silent Auction event last month.
The event was very successful thanks to many folks throughout the community.
First, thanks to the Leavenworth Times for publishing the Q5 article the week before the event and to the local area businesses that helped advertise this event. Without all of this continued [...]]]>
Letter: Wading into letter crossfire http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/-1/news?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:23:24 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/-1/news To the editor:
I must first admit to being a Christian, who is a registered independent, with libertarian tendencies. Yes, this is a thing, because I say it is. I have decided to dive into a flurry of letters between Ruth Heflin and someone she identifies as a Christian conservative.
I find Heflin’s latest letter to the editor interesting and dismaying for a number of reasons. First, it is interesting in its display of the very characteristics she accuses [...]]]>
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:53 +0000