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14th ANNUAL BREW, BLUES & BAR-B-Q COOK-OFF & LANSING DAZE CELEBRATION – NEW LOCATION! Friday, May 6

SCHEDULE Saturday, May 7 (cont.)

(unless noted, events at Kenneth W. Bernard Park, 15650 Gilman Rd.) 6:00 P.M. TO 9:30P.M. Children’s Inflatables, Games, & Rides (Tickets or Wristbands Available) 6:30 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. Amanda Fish Band 8:30 P.M. TO 11:00 P.M. Phil Vandel Band Approximately 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show

Saturday, May 7

The Lansing DAZE Festival and 14th Annual Brew, Blues, & Bar-B-Q Cook-Off opens on Fri., May 6 and runs through Sat., May 7. Please note this year’s event will take place at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park – 15650 Gilman Rd. The celebration will feature Kansas City’s own Amanda Fish Band (Fri. at 6:30 p.m.); Country Rock’s Phil Vandel Band (Fri. at 8:30 p.m.); a spectacular fireworks display

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(Fri. at approximately 9:30 p.m.) and The Benders (Sat. at 11 a.m.) Food and beverage vendors are available both days. Approximately 30 barbeque teams are scheduled to compete. A People’s Choice event (open to the public) is scheduled for Saturday. The event will also feature a variety of family-friendly activities. The Festival includes a vintage baseball game, craft show, car and cycle show, children’s inflatable

It feels like it was just a couple of weeks ago when I wrote my last article, time flies by. Here it is, April already. April show-

8:00 A.M. TO 11 A.M. Pancake Feed/School District Art Show at Lansing High School, 1412 147th St. 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. Food, Beverage, Craft, Commercial & Non-Profit Booths For more information, contact the Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau at (913) 727-5488 or cvb@lansing.ks.us rides, The Kiwanis Club is also planning to serve breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lansing High School, 1412 147th St. While at the High School, visitors can also check out the Lansing District Art Showcase. Additionally, there will be a Sun-

ers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Let me begin by welcoming Darrel Stufflebeam and his

2016 CONNECTION CALENDAR MAY May 5 .......City Council Meeting May 6&7..Lansing Daze/ Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q May 14 .....Lansing Fishing Derby May 19 .....City Council Meeting May 26 .....City Council Work Session May 30 .....Memorial Day Holiday; City Offices Closed

JUNE June 2 .......City Council Meeting June 3 .......City of Lansing Golf Tournament June 16 .....City Council Meeting June 30 .....City Council Work Session

JULY July 1 ........Lansing Independence Day Celebration July 7 ........City Council Meeting July 4 ........Independence Day Holiday; City Offices Closed July 14 ......City Council Work Session July 21 ......City Council Meeting

AUGUST August 4 – City Council Meeting August 18 – City Council Meeting August 25 – City Council Work Session

Lansing DAZE Car & Cycle Show Sunflower Piecemakers Quilt Show, (Lansing Activity Center 108 S. 2nd) 11:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. Children’s Inflatables, Games, & Rides (Tickets or Wristbands Available) 11:00 A.M. People’s Choice Competition Sample great barbeque & cast your vote! 11:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M The Benders 11:00 A.M. Vintage Baseball Game (call 913-250-0203 for details) 3:30 P.M. Barbeque Competition Awards Ceremony

flower Piecemakers Quilt Show at the Lansing Activity Center, 108 S. 2nd St. The children’s inflatable rides are available both Friday evening and Saturday. Admission to both events is free.

family to Lansing. Mr. Stufflebeam has been chosen as our next USD 469 Superintendent. We look forward as he begins his work here with us in providing an excellent education to all of our students. Another thank you to Doctor Randy Bagby for all he has done in bringing us to where we are today. A great school district. As you are aware, we have quite a few things going on throughout the city. Work continues on our Wastewater upgrade. The project is about 60 percent complete and running on schedule. It is one of those things we do not see, but is very necessary. It will help to positon us well into the future. This project has affected some areas at the ball fields at City Park, but things are moving along. WE should be ready to PLAY BALL. Another item that we have been dealing with is clean up of Seven Mile Creek. City employees along with Lansing Correctional Facility inmates spent about four weeks cleaning the creek. Our thanks to Warden Pryor and his staff for all of their help. If you drive on 147th Street between 4H Road and the High School, you were aware of the dip in the road. Repair work

has been completed and paving has been done. There’s another item of interest here in Lansing. As a result of the passage of the one cent sales tax continuation, Leavenworth County is in the early stages of two projects that should benefit us. Eisenhower Road will be expanded to four lanes all the way to County Road 5. Also included is the McIntyre Road project, which will upgrade McIntyre from K7 to Wolcott Road. There seems to always be a lot of different things going on in this place we call home. Please put these dates on your calendars: *Lansing Daze – Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. ReContinued on page 3


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