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City council approves 2001 budget
August 24, 2000
The DeSoto City Council approved the 2001 budget Thursday, which will decrease property taxes enough to satisfy the state’s “roll-back” formula.
Inexperience a common theme for ‘Cats, Jags
August 24, 2000
Jason Generally, hired last spring to be DeSoto High’s next boys basketball coach, finds himself pulling double-duty this fall in an unfamiliar place: On the tennis court.
Best days are ahead for spikers
August 24, 2000
Kelly Meyer has the spirit, enthusiasm and above all optimism that is prevalent in all first-year coaches.
It’s truly a wonderful time of year
August 24, 2000
Brad Scott had waited for that moment all his life the first official practice as head coach of his football program.
Youth movement taking shape with Wildcats
August 24, 2000
With no returning starters, DeSoto High soccer coach Mike Murphy might have reason to panic.
Getting their kicks
Mill Valley starts new soccer tradition
August 24, 2000
Establishing something new is always a challenge an opportunity most people relish.
Grand marshals named
August 24, 2000
The DeSoto community has chosen Darrel and Ruth Zimmerman as grand marshals of this year’s DeSoto Watermelon Festival parade.
KDOT will play catchup with DeSoto someday
Editorial
August 24, 2000
Sadly, the Kansas Department of Transportation shunned DeSoto earlier this month.
School board hopes to clear the air
August 24, 2000
DeSoto Board of Education members want to meet face-to-face with 70 district residents they named in a lawsuit a few weeks ago.
Watermelon Festival has a rich heritage
August 24, 2000
Frances Lawhead said hopeful motorists still pull off busy 83rd Street to stop at her garage.
Mize begins school year
August 24, 2000
Were it not for the freshly-painted walls and a few unfinished details, it would have been difficult to tell Mize Elementary opened its doors for the first time Thursday morning.
Opposition to Oz makes itself heard this week
August 24, 2000
After three meetings on the topic, two Johnson County Commissioners remain skeptical of Oz Entertainment Co.’s redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Hindsight
Lingle: Losing in DeSoto secondary to KFL role in election
August 24, 2000
Johnna Lingle said DeSoto didn’t cost her a chance to serve on the Johnson County Commission another four years.
DeSoto preps for weekend
August 24, 2000
Organizers of the DeSoto Watermelon Festival are dealing with a lot of figures this week, but don’t ask them how many people are going to be in town this weekend.
Warren, K-State set to meet Iowa
August 24, 2000
A new college football season kicks off Saturday inside Arrowhead Stadium when Iowa takes on highly ranked Kansas State in the Eddie Robinson Classic.
Runners prepare for season
August 24, 2000
Board ponders DeSoto’s future
August 24, 2000
I recently got a mouthful of Doc and Brutie’s barbeque and an earful of feedback.
Letter to the editor:
August 24, 2000