leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/NEWS/121239936/0/NEWS leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:55 +0000 Q5: Parks and Rec official discusses city's Easter event this weekend http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:04 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388 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?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419424 Coming home: Lost WWII pilot ID'd, to be buried at Fort Leavenworth http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:56:56 +0000 By JOSHUA ROBERTS jroberts@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413 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?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419425 If filed, Malaysia Airlines plane lawsuits might not get heard in US http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419426?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:53 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419426 Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419440?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:42 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419440 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?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 By JOHN RICHMEIER jrichmeier@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419467 Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419492?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419492 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?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419483 Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498 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?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499 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?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 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?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 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?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419513 Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419514?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419514 Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419587?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:53:41 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419587 Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419541?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:33:43 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419541 Morning Jolt: Deep water thwarts first search for missing airplane http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419566?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:54:46 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419566 In the news

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]]]> Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419588?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419588 Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419589?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419589 leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/NEWS/121239936/0/NEWS leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:56 +0000 Q5: Parks and Rec official discusses city's Easter event this weekend http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:04 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419388 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?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:56:56 +0000 By JOSHUA ROBERTS jroberts@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419413 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?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498 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?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499 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?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 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?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 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?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 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?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630 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?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631 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?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:12 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419636 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?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 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?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 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?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668 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?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:31:46 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419767 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?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 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?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775 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?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:23:24 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793 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 [...]]]>
First City History: The legalized drugs, and a druggist, of Leavenworth's early years http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419795?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:16:51 +0000 By DEBRA BATES-LAMBORN Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419795 It could cure indigestion, nervousness, loss of sleep, dyspepsia, female and summer disorders. It was recommended by the best physicians, advertisements read, and was available through reliable druggists.]]> Jury convicts Missouri man in Jessica's Law case http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419878?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:21:50 +0000 By JOSHUA ROBERTS jroberts@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419878 Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson announced David Cochran's conviction via a news release Thursday morning. ]]> Curtain rising at USM: 'A Little Night Music' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419897?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:04:52 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419897
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/NEWS/121239936/0/NEWS leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:56 +0000