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2015-2016 Lansing Visitor & Relocation Guide

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mayor’s letter

Gene Kirby

On behalf of the city of Lansing, Kansas, we would like to welcome you to “The City with a Future.” This is an updated guidebook, and we hope we have captured the beauty and vitality of our growing community. If you have any questions regarding the City, feel free to contact Lansing City Hall for additional information or visit our website at www.lansing.ks.us.

The city of Lansing has been deemed one of the safest places to live in Kansas by two websites in 2014. Lansing’s schools have consistently been recognized as among the best in the state; and in August 2015 a new, state-of-the-art high school will open its doors for the first time. We are truly proud of our community and it is expanding rapidly. The growth within Lansing has been constant and orderly. Lansing is ideally located, as we are only 25 minutes from metropolitan Kansas City, 25 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport and 10 minutes from I-70, a major interstate highway. In Lansing, you have a small town atmosphere with large city accessibility. The City Council encourages you to support our local businesses while you stay in the Lansing area. If anyone at City Hall can be of assistance or set up any appointments you may wish to make, feel free to contact our Convention and Visitors Bureau Director at 913-727-5488. The City staff stands ready to help you during your visit or relocation. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay in Lansing whether it’s for a day or a lifetime.

Gene Kirby Mayor

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table of contents

04 History 06 Location 08

Attractions & Events

12 Lodging 14

Dining & Banquet

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Homes-Residential Living

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Parks and Recreation

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20 Education 23

Lansing Community Library

24 Business

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26 Worship 27 Healthcare 28

Neighboring Communitities

30 Government 31

Field of Honor

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Quick Facts

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Lansing Information

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For visitor, group tour and convention information, contact: City of Lansing 800 First Terrace Lansing, KS 66043 (913) 727-3233 www.lansing.ks.us


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Lansing’s founding father, William Lansing Taylor, was born on October 30, 1831, in New York. During his youth, he studied both law and medicine. Taylor was involved in business in Missouri when the Civil War started. He joined the Seventh Missouri Infantry and soon after was captured and taken prisoner. Taylor was later paroled after agreeing he would not take up arms against the South again. He broke this contract in 1862 by enlisting as a hospital steward in the 7th Regiment of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry under the name of James William Lansing. After the Civil War, he continued using his new name. Lansing earned a position at the new state penitentiary in Kansas as a hospital steward. After resigning this position, he opened a general mercantile store in the area called “Town of Progress,” which was home to the post office and an apothecary business. As a result of the long period he spent as a hospital steward and running the drug store, he became known as “Doc Lansing”- even though he was not a doctor nor was his last name really Lansing. James William Lansing and his friend John C. Schmidt became co-owners of ninety

acres of land that was platted into town lots in 1878. The two partners donated the streets for public use and named the area “Town of Lansing.” Both the area named “Town of Lansing” on the west side of the road and the “Town of Progress” on the east side became known as Lansing. Doc Lansing died in Lansing on March 20, 1886, and is buried at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas. Lansing became an incorporated city in 1959. For the past forty years, Lansing’s population has increased by about 2,000 residents every ten years. In 1960, Lansing’s population totaled 1,261 individuals. In 1990, Lansing had a population of 7,120 and by 2010 the population was just over 11,000. Lansing is called “The City with a Future” as a result of its rapid and constant growth. Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) has played an active role in Lansing’s history and continues to help serve the community. LCF, formerly named the Kansas State Penitentiary, is the State’s largest and oldest facility for detention and rehabilitation of male adult felons. The Kansas Constitution authorized LCF in 1859. At the present time, LCF covers 2,538 acres. There are currently over 2,000 inmates housed in LCF. As Lansing’s largest employer, LCF has more than 1,000 employees.  ■


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Lansing Historical Museum The Lansing Historical Museum is an accurate restoration of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot built in Lansing in 1887. The Museum’s collection includes artifacts from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, the Kansas State Penitentiary, local schools, and businesses. In addition to permanent displays, the West Room will have different exhibits throughout the year.

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Lansing’s strategic location makes it accessible via land, air, and water. Main Street (K-7/US-73) runs directly through the city of Lansing. This is one of Kansas’ most traveled north/south highways. Over 25,000 vehicles drive this route daily. Due to growth in the area, recent studies estimate the traffic count will reach over 40,000 vehicles per day in the next 20 years. Lansing is located in the east central portion of Leavenworth County, in the northwest quadrant of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Lansing is located minutes

away from four major highways. The City is located 11 miles from I-70 and I-435, and 12 miles from I-29. Lansing is also conveniently located less than 25 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Kansas City offers Lansing residents the opportunity to experience big-city culture. Lansing has a progressive small-town atmosphere with metropolitan exposure. Many people who work in Kansas City choose to live in Lansing to take advantage of our small-town ambiance and awardwinning school district.  ■


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Lansing’s activity calendar is comprised of several exciting celebrations and events throughout the year.

CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE The city of Lansing hosts a citywide Garage Sale in the spring. Families, clubs, and organizations are invited to participate in Lansing’s Citywide Garage Sale. The City advertises each garage sale by publishing a list of the garage sale locations and on the City’s website – www.lansing.ks.us A map will also be available at City Hall, as well as on the city’s website. This event is free to participants and features garage sales throughout the City and draw treasure hunters from surrounding areas.

LANSING DAZE/BREW, BLUES, & BAR-B-Q Beginning in 2007, the Lansing DAZE Festival and Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q were combined. The first Friday in May marks the arrival of the bar-b-q contestants with the main competition held the following day. The Lansing DAZE Festival is held in conjunction with the bar-b-q competition and includes a fun day of family activities, entertainment, displays, crafts, and great food! Brew, Blues, and Bar-B-Q is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and is also a State Championship competition, which includes a proclamation from the Governor of Kansas.

LANSING’S INDEPENDENCE FIREWORKS CELEBRATION IN JULY Lansing’s July Independence Celebration is held at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park, located at 4-H Road and Gilman Road. As the sun sets, the fireworks display begins as the community celebrates our nation’s independence. The evening event maintains a safe family atmosphere for every age to enjoy.

AUTUMN IN THE GROVE Back in 2006 and every year since then, the city of Lansing holds its fall event, Autumn in the Grove. It takes place on the second Saturday of October in Kelly Grove Park. This event gives local organizations the opportunity to raise funds and share information about their group. Vendors are asked to keep a fall theme with their products.


Autumn in the Grove

Lansing DAZE Concert

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Autumn in the Grove cont. Local artisans display their creations and in some cases provide demonstrations. Kelly Grove Park is located at the intersection of K-7 and Gilman Road. Come out and enjoy the live entertainment along with numerous children’s activities. There is something for the entire family!

individuals to families needing assistance during the holiday season. Entertainment and refreshments are provided by community groups.

LANSING HISTORICAL MUSEUM

A youth fishing derby was established to promote the outdoors to today’s youth. This fun-filled day occurs during the second Saturday in May at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park. Fishing, a picnic lunch, and demonstrations from local emergency agencies are enjoyed by the community’s youth and their families.

In addition to the annual celebrations, Lansing is home to the Lansing Historical Museum. Residents and visitors alike can educate themselves about Lansing’s history. The Lansing Historical Museum, 115 East Kansas, has been located on Lansing Correctional Facility property since 1992. The museum is one of only two public/commercial buildings which remain from the original downtown area. The Lansing Historical Museum features a number of rotating displays and unique artifacts which the entire family will enjoy.

SPOOKY CENTER

AREA ATTRACTIONS

The Spooky Center is a City-sponsored Halloween Carnival. This event is held the Saturday prior to Halloween in the Lansing Activity Center for youth in the community up to and including 8th graders. Various games, activities and treats are enjoyed by all.

Outside of Lansing, residents and visitors will find an abundance of activities to fill the day. Only minutes away, visitors to our area can attend a NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway or visit the Legends at Village West for shopping and dining. The Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, a 370-acre tract near Village West, features a 40-acre water park along with retail shops and lodging. There’s also a soccer stadium – home of Sporting KC, a Major League Soccer franchise. If you like to try your luck, there’s the Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway in nearby Wyandotte County. For sports fans, the Truman Sports Complex is located less than 30 minutes from Lansing. Visitors can take in a Kansas City Royals baseball game or a Kansas City Chiefs football game.  ■

FISHING DERBY

MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is traditionally held on the first Sunday in December. This event sparks the beginning of gift-giving by area organizations and 10 | www.lansing.ks.us


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lodging

Visitors and tourists in the Lansing area will find two hotels conveniently located on Main Street (K-7/U.S. 73) which suit every need and budget; a third hotel is nearby. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, indoor swimming, conference center facilities, and in-room amenities to complement their stay. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features 67 luxurious guest rooms as well as executive rooms which include 15 suites.  Accommodations include a free breakfast

Econo Lodge is a Gold Award-winning hotel and offers 39 rooms, free continental breakfast, flat panel televisions, and wireless Hi-Speed Internet access. It is a pet-friendly facility. Econo Lodge is a business-friendly hotel located right on K-7/US-73, within minutes of numerous attractions in the Kansas City area. Condotels Suites is a One Day to Extended Stay Facility. All suites are 3 bedroom and transform into a 1 or 2 bedroom, then charged accordingly. Suites have a full living area adjoined to dining room seating for four and a full size kitchen to include stackable washer/dryer. Bedrooms have queen size beds, desks, dressers, TVs and two full baths. Utilities included are electric, gas, trash, water, wireless internet, cable and local phone service. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Gym access at the local Country Club is included as well. We are an extended stay facility but offer night to night stays when available.  ■

buffet, 37” cable HD TV’s.  All of the guest rooms include either king or two queen beds. We have a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a business center, exercise room and wireless

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Internet access all included in your rate.  Guest laundry facility is also available. We offer banquet and meeting facilities for up to 70 people.  This lodging facility is not pet friendly.  


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dining & banquet facilities

Visitors to Lansing as well as our residents enjoy casual to fine dining for individuals, families, groups, parties, and banquets. Lansing offers a variety of taste-tempting meals that are sure to please all palates.

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Whether you are looking for exquisite cuisine, home cooking, or a quick meal, the selections fit any appetite. Lansing offers a wide variety of dining experiences from sushi to hibachi to Mexican cuisine. If the meal of choice isn’t found in Lansing, it’s guaranteed to be found after a short drive. For your banquet needs, the Holiday Inn Express in Lansing offers facilities which will serve up to 70 guests and is available until 10:00 p.m. The Lansing Community Center, located at City Hall, is another location which provides a meeting room or a banquet area. The facility is open seven days a week and is the site for more than

400 events annually. It features a full kitchen facility and can be configured into one large room to accommodate up to 250 people. Banquet needs can also be fulfilled with the meeting room at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) and The Lamborn Farm. The Lamborn Farm is available for weddings, receptions, reunions, parties, military ceremonies, meetings and educational programs. It is a working farm, offering grassfed beef and free-range pork. The Farm also has a pumpkin patch each fall, and campfires and chuck wagon meals April through November.


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homes - residential living 16 | www.lansing.ks.us

Lansing’s greatest asset is its residents. With a population of more than 11,000, Lansing is a rich, diverse community of many different backgrounds. Lansing offers reasonably priced housing to fit any family’s budget with a wide selection of new developments. The average cost of a home in Lansing is around $200,000. The homes of Lansing reflect its tradition of steady growth and progress.

Quality housing options exist for every stage of life. Lansing has many new developments including multifamily apartments, townhomes, and single-family homes. Retired residents make up another important part of Lansing’s community. There are congregate residences and assisted living facilities as well as town homes and condominium developments featuring independent and assisted living.  ■


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Residents of and visitors to Lansing will find an exceptional collection of parks as well as recreational programs. The Lansing Activity Center, located at 108 South 2nd Street, offers a variety of uses for residents and visitors. This facility houses a gymnasium, meeting rooms for rent and offices. In addition to being used for recreational activities, the facility can be rented for private activities, such as family gatherings, meetings, and basketball. The Parks and Recreation Department organizes exciting activities for youth throughout the year. The City offers baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football and cheerleading programs for youth. A youth Fishing Derby is held in May, and the Spooky Center, a Halloween themed carnival is held

at the end of October. Sizzlin’ Summer is a program that features different performers that takes place on select Thursdays during the summer at the Lansing Middle School Auditorium, located at 220 Lion Lane. Lansing prides itself in having 10 miles of trails throughout the City. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor recreational activities at one of the City of Lansing’s six parks. City Park, located at 400 N. 2nd Street, has five baseball/softball fields, a batting cage, a playground, a seasonal concession stand, and a one-half mile walking trail. Lost 80 Park, located at 1122 East Mary Street includes a recently rebuilt dam, stocked fishing lake, playground, picnic shelter, and sand volleyball pits. All Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks regulations as well as posted regulations must be followed when fishing. Playground equipment can also be found at Highland Playground, located at 217 Highland Road.


Willow Park is located at 127 West Gilman Road. This park has several multi-use soccer fields, and a playground. Kelly Grove Park, located at 320 East Gilman Road, is a historic park, which includes a nature trail that is approximately one mile long. Weather permitting, Kelly Grove Park is also home to “Autumn in the Grove,” a City-sponsored event which takes place the second weekend of October. Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park is located at 15650 Gilman Road. This park features a stocked fishing pond. All Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks regulations as well as posted regulations must be followed when fishing. Multi-use turf sports fields, open recreation space, a playground, shelter, 2.8 miles of off road bike trails, and a Veteran’s Memorial are also available for use.

parks and recreation All Lansing Parks are subject to close due to adverse weather conditions. For Information concerning Lansing Parks and Recreation, call 913-727-2960.

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education in lansing

Lansing Unified School District #469 provides a full range of educational opportunities from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lansing public school system serves approximately 2,600 students. The state of Kansas has honored all Lansing schools, holding the highest accreditation. Over the last ten years, the District has had National Merit Scholars, appointees to the major military academies, and a Commendable National Merit Scholar. Lansing Unified School District #469 has been ranked as one of the top schools in the Kansas City metro based on top test scores by Ingram’s Magazine.

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The district employs 208 licensed staff, 220 classified staff and 13 administrators. The majority of our teachers have advanced degrees beyond a Bachelor degree.The District strongly believes that high quality staff development is essential for creating schools in which all students and staff members are life -long learners. The Lansing School District’s mission is to provide all students with the opportunity to gain scholastic, technical, social, and lifelong learning skills essential for academic, occupational, and personal success as a productive citizen. The District occupies three campuses comprised of three buildings that are all climate controlled. The Lansing Elementary building serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade and officially opened in the fall of 2008. The Lansing Middle School building, built in 1997, serves students in grades six through eight. The Lansing High School accommodates students in grades nine through twelve. A state-of-the-art auditorium and music rooms were added in 2008. The auditorium is the “showcase”

for both the District and the City of Lansing, with a capacity of over 900. In 2015 the Lansing School District will be opening the new Lansing High School which will include state of the art educational space, technology advancements, athletic fields and a swimming pool addition. Wallula Christian School is a private school in Lansing. This school serves students pre-school through fifth grade. One of its goals is to develop the maximum potential of each child in an environment that is safe, healthy and intellectually stimulating. Wallula Christian School places an emphasis on the mastery of basic skills. They also foster physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional growth and a sense of independence in each child. University of Saint Mary, a four-year coeducational Catholic liberal arts university, is conveniently located only minutes away. University of Saint Mary prepares graduates for value-centered lives of learning, service and character, according to the best resources within each person. University of


education in lansing Saint Mary’s four co-educational campuses have a combined population of over 1,000 students, and the Leavenworth campus residence halls offer space for up to 340 students. Satellite campuses are located in Overland Park, Kansas, Shawnee, Kansas, and Kansas City, Kansas. The college offers day, evening, and weekend classes. Kansas City Kansas Community College has an extension site at 225 Cherokee in Leavenworth, Lansing’s sister city. Founded

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in 1923, Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open door, and comprehensive two-year community college. Its mission is to provide higher education and life-long learning to the varied communities in its service area of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. The Kansas City Kansas Community College provides an accessible and supportive learning environment that offers academic, career, and personal development opportunities.  ■


lansing community library

730 1st Terrace, Lansing, Kansas 913-727-2929 * Fax: 913-727-2969 Website: www.lansing.ks.us * Find us on Facebook: Lansing Community Library (KS)

Since opening its doors to the public on January 21, 1998 under the care and leadership of volunteers, the Lansing Community Library has grown into a full service library ready to meet the information and entertainment needs of the community. Visit us today!

Lansing Community Library Mission Statement

“The Lansing Community Library is a dynamic community anchor, which continues to evolve as it enthusiastically meets the responsibility of enhancing the city of Lansing’s commitment to exceptional quality of life standards, with a primary focus on lifelong learning opportunities.”

Library General Information

The library houses a collection of over 28,000 items for children, young adults and adults, and includes books, audiobooks, DVDs and video games. Subscriptions to over 75 different newspapers and magazines are also available. The library offers nine public desktop computers with Internet and printer access. Wi-Fi is also available for use throughout the building (sorry, no print capabilities from personal devices is available at this time). The online catalog empowers users to accomplish tasks from the convenience of home. Fun and innovative programming has become a cornerstone of the library. Be sure to check out the website www. lansing.ks.us and the library’s Facebook page for the most current information. The library is open six days a week and is operated by 3.5 FTE staff and volunteers.

Friends of the Lansing Community Library

Library Fast Facts Hours of Operation Mon 10-5 / Tues 10-7 / Wed 10-7 Thurs 10-6 / Fri 10-5 / Sat 10-5 Closed Sundays Exterior drop-box for after-hours returns Technology Public Desktop Computers: 9 Free Wi-Fi Color and B/W printing from desktop computers available AWE Early Literacy Station Collections Circulating books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music, and, video games. hoopla & fulltext databases Member of NExpress, a shared regional catalog, through the Northeast Kansas Library System catalog.nexpresslibrary.org Programs Storytime on Tuesdays and Fridays; Mother Goose on the Loose on Thursdays; and other programs for various age groups throughout the year!

Through hard work and the dedication of volunteers, the Friends of the Lansing Community Library incorporated in late 2009. Stated clearly in Check the calendar for upcoming events! their mission statement is their desire to “steward” and “support a superior, free public library system in Lansing, Kansas. To achieve this goal, the Friends fund “programs and services beyond what is allocated in the City’s budget.” The Friends hold an annual book sale in the spring. They also run the Book Sale Nook located in the Library, the proceeds of which benefit children’s programming. The Friends became a member organization of the United Way of Leavenworth County in September of 2010. Great things are ahead for this dynamic group of dedicated volunteers working to make the Lansing Community Library a hub where life is experienced through books and innovative programs. 23


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The city of Lansing offers support to businesses seeking to start or relocate in “The City with a Future.” Lansing is also a great location for those individuals who are looking for an ideal place in which to live and raise their families.

The Main Street Enhancement Project provides a vast array of improvements to one of the busiest north/south highways in the state of Kansas. Main Street/K-7 in Lansing is now four lanes with enhanced turn lanes and new lighting. This $17 million improvement has led to many businesses locating along Main Street and new development continues. Carriage Hills Crossing, which is located along Main Street, is home to a variety of new businesses as is the Lansing Depot Shops development. Eisenhower Crossing, along Eisenhower Road, is home to various medical providers who serve the growing community, as well as restaurants and other businesses. Lansing also offers two industrial parks located on Gilman Road off Main Street (K-7/ US 73) on the south side of the city. Lansing Business Center, a 29-lot industrial park, and

Larkin Industrial Park, which has 10 lots of various sizes, feature a wide range of options for potential development. The Lansingarea’s largest employers include the Lansing Correctional Facility, Aramark Uniforms, Larkin Excavating, Lansing Unified School District #469, Speedway Dodge, Citizens National Bank and many businesses in the medical field. There are several organizations serving Lansing’s economic development needs. The city of Lansing, Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce, Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC), Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), and the Kansas Department of Commerce work together to attract new businesses to the area as well as advance the economic well-being of existing businesses.  ■


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One of Lansing’s busiest times is Sunday morning as the faithful of all ages and denominations start their day with worship. Lansing is truly a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender or religion. Sunday school, Bible school, prayer services, and youth services are just a few of the options which are offered in the Lansing community. Lansing is home to various denominations. Local worship facilities serve and enrich the lives of all participants. Religious leaders encourage community togetherness, provide guidance, and offer assistance to those in need. Lansing and surrounding communities provide an integral part of the area’s social life, lending a spiritual and moral guidance.  ■


healthcare

Lansing provides the best healthcare available to its citizens as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure their health and well-being. In addition to a number of individual physicians, dentists, and other medical specialists who maintain offices and facilities in Lansing, residents are served by groups including Associates in Family Health Care, Rock Creek Medical Plaza, and the many services at the Eisenhower Crossing facility.

Associates in Family Health Care, which houses businesses including Open MRI Rock Creek Imaging, and Preferred Physical Therapy, is one of the community’s complete healthcare facility providing services including x-ray, bone densitometry, ultrasound, EKG, treadmill testing, and minor surgeries. Rock Creek Imaging opened its doors to Lansing residents, providing doctors with high quality technology and patients with the comfort of wide open-air design in a spacious and comfortable MRI suite. Preferred Physical Therapy provides a wide range of physical therapy options. The Eisenhower Medical Plaza recently opened along Eisenhower Road. This new facility houses a number

of medical solutions for all of your health needs. These include SERC Physical Therapy, St. Luke’s Medical Group, Cushing Lab Station, Comprehensive Foot Center, and the Specialists in Women’s Care office. Swift and reliable access to quality healthcare is critical to all families. Among many other things, local hospitals in the area provide a full array of healthcare options including emergency services, maternity care, and rehabilitation services. Only minutes away from Lansing are St. John Hospital (Providence), Cushing Memorial Hospital (St. Luke’s), and the Eisenhower Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.  ■

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Basehor Basehor is a progressive city with the advantage of being a small community close to a large metropolitan area. Basehor is located in southern Leavenworth County, west of Kansas City with access to the metropolitan area via I-70 and I-435. The city of Basehor has a growing population and a large surrounding rural population that contributes greatly to the success of the community.

Fort Leavenworth Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. During the country’s westward expansion, Fort Leavenworth was a forward destination for thousands of soldiers, surveyors, emigrants, American Indians, preachers and settlers. Some well-known persons stationed at the Fort during the 1830s and 1840s include Generals George Custer, William Sherman and Robert E. Lee. Prominent officers stationed at the Fort in the 20th Century include Generals Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Colin Powell and David Petraeus. There are several notable attractions at Fort Leavenworth, including the National Cemetery, Command and General Staff

College, Memorial Chapel, Frontier Army Museum, Buffalo Soldier Monument, Berlin Wall Monument and many historic buildings. Among these is the Rookery, which is the oldest residence in Kansas. Also notable are the old cannons overlooking the beautiful scenery and view of the Missouri River from the bluffs. Please note that a picture ID and background check is required prior to entering the Fort.

Leavenworth Leavenworth, the “First City of Kansas,” was the first city incorporated in the state of Kansas. Separated by Eisenhower Road, the two cities participate in a variety of activities together. Leavenworth offers shopping in the Historic Riverfront Downtown. The city of Leavenworth has a variety of historical attractions for visitors to enjoy, including Carroll Mansion, the Richard Allen Cultural Center and the Leavenworth Landing Park. Leavenworth’s population is approximately 35,000. Leavenworth County’s population numbers more than 76,000. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a number of cultural and civic activities throughout the year including the annual First City Festival in the fall, the Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour, the Festival of Trees, and the Annual Herb Market.


Kansas City area Whether its Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri, the “The Heart of America,” offers thousands of things to do and see and enjoy. No matter when you visit, Kansas City has something to do for everyone. Kansas City is full of unique attractions, fabulous festivals and entertaining destinations. The Kansas City area has world-class performing arts, outstanding dining, exciting professional sports, and spectacular entertainment. The Kansas City area features full-gaming casinos, an active nightlife, incredible shopping, a fabulous zoo, theme parks, live music, and renowned art museums. For additional information, visit www.VisitKC.com.

Tonganoxie Tonganoxie is located in southwest Leavenworth County between Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. It is a growing community with all the advantages of being close to a major urban center and a large university town. However, Tonganoxie is far enough away to retain its distinctive small town flavor and attitude. This community has a population of more than 5,000. Leavenworth County State Lake, located near Tonganoxie, offers a quiet setting for picnics, overnight camping, boating and fishing. For more information, visit www. Tonganoxie.org.

neighboring communities Weston, Missouri Weston began as a mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community. In 1850, over 300 steamboats docked at the Port of Weston. This city has retained a substantial portion of its early residences and commercial structures. In 1972, a major portion of the original town was designated a Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Weston offers a wide range of historical experiences including antebellum homes, a winery, an 1850’s distillery, museums, and the only tobacco auction west of the Mississippi River. Visitors can enjoy many experiences, including bed and breakfasts, fine dining and shopping. Readers of Midwest Living Magazine voted Weston one of the top ten antiquing towns in the Midwest. For more information about Weston visit www. westonmo.com.  ■

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In 1959, the Kansas Legislature approved a new Charter, as the Town of Lansing and the Town of Progress became the City of Lansing. Lansing residents are served by a Mayor/ Council form of government. Voters elect eight council members representing four wards, and a mayor. The Lansing City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 800 First Terrace. Work sessions are held on the last Thursday of the month. The City Council employs a City Administrator to carry out council policies and supervise the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Administrator supervises the City staff, which numbers approximately 60 individuals. Public safety is the City government’s top priority. The Lansing Police Department and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 are led by highly qualified, specially trained officers. The Lansing Police Department, also located at City Hall, is a highly professional and modern law enforcement agency. The mission statement for the Police Department is to consistently seek and find ways to promote, preserve and deliver security, safety and quality services through a partnership with the citizens of our community. The Police Department consists of seventeen full-time

officers, several reserve officers, one part-time animal control officer, and one police clerk. The Police Department sponsors several programs, Neighborhood Watch, and Safe Homes initiatives. All of these programs are in place to reduce crime. Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 serves an area of 78 square miles, including the city of Lansing. The department has full-time personnel and volunteer firefighters. On an annual basis, they respond to nearly 1000 calls for assistance which include medical, motor vehicle accidents, fires, and other emergencies. The City has an insurance ISO rating of four for all homes and businesses located within five miles of the fire station. Feel free to drop in and get to know your elected officials and City staff.  ■


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quick facts

City of Lansing 800 First Terrace Lansing, Kansas 66043 Telephone:.......................................................................... (913) 727-3233 Fax:...................................................................................... (913) 828-4579 www.lansing.ks.us

GOVERNMENT City Administrator Vacant City Department Heads Jason W. Crum, Parks and Recreation Director Sarah Bodensteiner, City Clerk Sunshine Petrone, HR Director Beth Sanford, Finance Director Stefanie Leif, Economic Development/CVB Director Michael McDonald, Library Director Steve L. Wayman, Chief of Police John W. Young, Public Works Director Anthony J. Zell, Jr., Wastewater Utility Director

(Frequently Called Phone Numbers)

COMMUNITY City Hall..........................................................................................727-3233 City Administrator .........................................................................727-3036 Public Works...................................................................................727-2400 Building Inspector/Code Enforcement........................................727-2400 Parks and Recreation Department..............................................727-2960 Police Department (non-emergency).........................................727-3000 Lansing Municipal Court..............................................................727-3000 Lansing Community Library..........................................................727-2929 Street Department.........................................................................727-1700                   ................................................................250-0099 (fax) Wastewater....................................................................................727-2206             ..........................................................................250-0413 (fax) Lansing Unified School District #469.............................................727-1100 Lansing Activity Center.................................................................727-2960 Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.........................................727-5488 Lansing-Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce..........................682-4112 Lansing Correctional Facility........................................................727-3235 Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 (non-emergency)..........727-5844 Lansing Historical Museum...........................................................250-0203 (All numbers begin with area code 913)

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quick facts Emergencies Emergency................................................................................911 Highway Patrol........................................................... 913-782-8100 Poison Control........................................................... 800-332-6633 Schools Public Schools Lansing Elementary School............................................. 727-1128 Lansing Middle School.................................................... 727-1093 Lansing High School........................................................ 727-2409 Lansing Unified District #469............................................ 727-1100 Private School Wallula Christian School.................................................. 351-0044 Colleges University of Saint Mary ................................................... 682-5151 Kansas City Kansas Community College....................... 651-2111 Leavenworth County County Commissioners.................................................... 684-0417 County Clerk..................................................................... 684-0421 Sheriff................................................................................. 682-5724 Register of Deeds............................................................. 684-0424 County Justice Center.............................................. 800-250-2057 Extension Office................................................................ 250-2300 County Transfer Station.................................................... 727-2858 County Recycling............................................................. 683-1393 Leavenworth County Development................................ 727-6111 County Information Services........................................... 684-0438 Utilities Time Warner Cable.......................................................... 682-2113 Kansas Gas Service................................................... 800-794-4780 Westar Energy.................................................................................. 800-383-1183.................................................................................... Deffenbaugh Disposal..................................................... 727-5000 Lan-Del Water District........................................................ 727-3350 AT&T............................................................................ 800-464-7928 Sanitary Sewer/Trash Disposal......................................... 727-3233 Other Lansing This Week............................................................. 682-0305 Leavenworth Times........................................................... 682-0305 Lansing Post Office........................................................... 727-1004

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mobile and on the go! GoLansingKS! * Our mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet and Phone Users *  It is Free! *  Register for City Events *  Find Contact Info for City Offices *  Connect with Local Businesses

City Website Features *  More Modules so Residents Can Interact with their City Government *  Use the Web Calendar to Check on Dates for City Events and Meetings *  View the Latest City Council Meetings and Newsmaker Interview Shows *  Pay Your City Bills Online *  Report a Pothole or Other Maintenance Issue *  Register for youth sports leagues or city events!

City’s Twitter, Facebook Page Update *  Lansing’s Facebook Page has nearly 2,000 Friends *  Lansing’s Twitter Feed has more than 300 Followers *  Links to City Videos *  Check out photos from city staff and the community *  City Job Opportunities Announced *  Updates from Lansing and KDOT Tweeted Instantly! * “Like” Our Library, Parks and Museum Facebook Pages, Too

LGTV - Channel 2 Update *  Time and Temperature Instantly! *  City Council Meetings Rebroadcast 6 Times per Week *  Legislative Forums *  Historical Documentaries about Lansing and Leavenworth County *  Get Your Local Weather Forecast *  Cool Music to Get Your Day Started *  Complete Program Guide on www.lansing.ks.us


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Sports Sessions Birthdays Family Pictures

Weddings Military Balls

Senior Photos City Functions

Index of Advertisers A Deere Place............................................. 25

Lansing Historical Museum.......................... 5

Allstate........................................................ 17

Lansing Photo Works.................................. 36

Bisque-It....................................................... 25

Lamborn Farm............................................ 11

Butler’s Muffler............................................. 25

Lan-Del Water District.................................... 5

Century Van Lines..............Inside Back Cover

Realty Executives...............Inside Front Cover

China Buffet................................................ 25

Saint John Hospital..................................... 27

Citizens Savings.......................................... 17

St. Paul Lutheran School............................. 21

Commerce Bank........................................ 35

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church........................ 27

Condotels................................................... 13

T-Bones Baseball.......................... Back Cover

Echelon Property Management................ 17

Ten Penny.................................................... 25

Econolodge................................................ 12

Trenton Peter Agency................................. 17

Holiday Inn.................................................... 7

Union Station................................................ 5

Ichiban.......................................................... 3

Univ. of Saint Mary...................................... 21

La Mesa...................................................... 15

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