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Local teen spends summer surfing for dollars
August 3, 2000
It’s 11 a.m. when Melissa Parsons, 17, strolls into work at IQ Coordinator in Overland Park. That’s a bit late for the business world, but for Parsons, it’s right on time.
Heeding the warning of August’s wrath
August 3, 2000
The hottest months of the year are upon us and that could mean trouble for residents who spend too much time outdoors.
Johnson County Commission to meet with Oz officials next week
August 3, 2000
Johnson County Commissioners will meet with officials from Oz Entertainment Co. for the first time next Wednesday to discuss the proposed Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park and Resort.
Oak: A short course that has come a long way
New owners have taken great strides making course better
August 3, 2000
The best indication of how far Oak Country Golf Course has come in the last five years can be perfectly illustrated on the course’s longest hole the par-5 488-yard sixth.
A local tennis Shocker
DeSoto grad new tennis coach at Wichita State
August 3, 2000
Kevin Kowalik will hit the courts this week at Wichita State University as the new head coach of the Shockers men’s tennis team.
This girl can twirl
Former Kansas Miss Majorette starting her high school career
August 3, 2000
Natalie Brent works hard at honing her craft even if most people around her have no idea what it is she does.
Foster runs away with sheriff’s vote
August 3, 2000
We knew Johnson County would have a new sheriff after Tuesday night’s election. Now we know his name.
Gilmore Davis upends Craig for deeds office
August 3, 2000
After 24 years in government, Bruce Craig was defeated in Tuesday’s primary by someone not even alive when he began serving.
Kline advances to take on Moore for Congressional seat
August 3, 2000
Phill Kline’s victory in the Congressional Third District Republican primary election Tuesday night is only half the battle.
Coming up with an Oz contingency smart move
August 3, 2000
It’s good to see DeSoto’s civic leaders making appropriations in the budget in the event that the Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park and Resort is to become a reality in the fall.
O’Connor takes step toward state senate
August 3, 2000
Kay O’Connor said hard work fueled her victory over incumbent Rich Becker in Tuesday’s ninth district state senate election.
Mayor talks to the town
August 3, 2000
Sewers were a hot topic Sunday at DeSoto Mayor Steve Prudden’s town meeting.
Beware police impersonators
August 3, 2000
The armed robbery of a DeSoto family last month was part of a recent eruption in similar crimes, authorities say.
DeSoto, Lenexa meet in cooperative effort
August 3, 2000
DeSoto school board members got to know their neighbors a little better Monday night.
School district close to contract agreement with teachers
August 3, 2000
The teacher contract for the 2000-2001 school year will be officially presented to the DeSoto school district’s Board of Education August 7.
Stella Smith
August 3, 2000
Devin Alexander West Haynes
August 3, 2000
Rough night for incumbents
Lingle, Becker ousted in primary election races
August 3, 2000
In a race that came down to the wire, longtime Johnson County Commissioner Johnna Lingle was beaten by political newcomer Susie Wolf in the Republican primary Tuesday night.
Plummers celebrate 50th
August 3, 2000
Still at-large
Search continues for two men who robbed post office
August 3, 2000
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men who robbed the Clearview City Post Office last Wednesday.
Remembering a fallen friend
Cross erected in memory of man who died in auto accident
August 3, 2000
About a dozen of Robbie Crumly’s friends gathered in an empty lot in downtown DeSoto Monday night to perform one last task for a friend they lost too soon.