Local church raises money for school supplies through concert
Faith Christian Center International, 616 Grand Ave., in Leavenworth, hosted a "Praise Without Limits" back-to-school concert last weekend in hopes of encouraging local youth and distributing school supplies.
The church raised $1,500 for school supplies as a congregation to give away to youth. Numerous churches participated, and at least 300 people attended.
Michelle Graham, a member of Christian Life Worship Center, went to the concert.
"I think it was absolutely wonderful," Graham said in a news release. "The kids came together and showed they love the Lord and they are willing to participate with other churches. When they start school, they'll feel like they've already made friends."
For more information about the church, call (913) 682-7770 or visit www.fccilvk.com.

City of Leavenworth street work slated for Tuesday start
Contractors working at Second Avenue and Limit Street in Leavenworth will close the intersection to all traffic beginning Tuesday. The section south of Vilas Street and west of Hughes Road will be closed. Work in this phase includes pouring a new driving bridge deck. The stone arch bridge is being kept in place.
The project includes tearing down a rail bridge and building a new roadway bridge and restructuring the roadway. Sidewalks in the area will also be closed. Detour signs will be posted to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the construction.
Sidewalks open for pedestrian traffic to and from Anthony Elementary School include Fourth Street to Marion Street, and Shrine Park Road/Maple Avenue to Evergreen Street.
Those driving east and west can take Thornton Street between 10th Avenue to Fourth Street.
Those driving north and south can take Fourth Street and Maple Avenue/Shrine Park Road.
Construction is expected to last six weeks, weather permitting.

Speaker, trainer, author to make presentation on sales in upcoming Chamber event
The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host a leadership breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 15 at June's Northland featuring guest speaker David Aaker, an international speaker, trainer and author. The breakfast costs $10 per person and is available to chamber members and sponsors only.
Aaker will again be featured Sept. 16, during the seminar, "Turning Customer Service into Sales," a two-hour workshop at Riverfront Community Center. The workshop, according to a news release, is designed to "inspire employees and business owners with tested methods to improve customer service to make positive changes that will stimulate business growth."
There are two sessions to choose from: 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
General admission is $40 per person. The cost to Chamber members is $30 per person. A book signing will follow the presentations.
For more information, call the Chamber at (913) 682-4112, or visit www.llchamber.com.

City of Lansing road and curb work to begin soon
Weather permitting, the city of Lansing’s annual street resurfacing and curb replacement project is scheduled to begin Aug. 23. On that date, road work is scheduled for East Mary St. from Main Street to the east city limits; DeSoto Road from 4-H Road to Eisenhower Road; and 147th Street between McIntyre and the south city limits.
Curb replacement work at various locations in the city, and mill and asphaltic concrete overlay of streets at locations throughout the City will follow the next 30-40 days.
For more information, contact Public Works Director John Young at (913) 727-2400 or jyoung@lansing.ks.us.