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Bad timing causes test scores to suffer
June 15, 2000
School officials say a drop in performance on a set of standardized tests by DeSoto 11th-graders was partly a matter of bad timing.
School district, teachers hit impasse on pay
June 15, 2000
The DeSoto School District and its teachers’ association ended negotiations last week without finalizing a contract for the 2000-2001 school year.
Joining the battle
At Relay for Life, the fight against cancer is personal
June 15, 2000
As Kathy and Alan Hays made their way around the track at Lexington Trails Middle School Friday night they had one thing on their minds: ending a family legacy.
Serious softball
Summer play is a whole new ballgame for Belles
June 15, 2000
When state softball is over and this year’s champions have been crowned, the high school season is finished, but for some, it’s just the beginning of a whole new ballgame.
School split opens slots for coaches in DeSoto
June 15, 2000
The split-up of the DeSoto School District’s two high schools left DeSoto High with 16 returning teachers and two coaches.
Is hack bringing another down to his level?
June 15, 2000
OK, so now you know my story. I’m a golf hack who is enamored with watching how far I can hit the ball. Trouble is, in order to play golf well, you have to hit it straight, which certainly hasn’t been my strong suit this year.
Oz contracts will be available for public review
June 15, 2000
After nearly two years of negotiations, contracts governing the transfer of the Sunflower Ammunition Plant to Oz Entertainment Company will be made public Friday, Blaine Hastings of the federal General Services Administration said.
Grads welcomed home
DeSoto’s high school reunion results in some recognition challenges
June 15, 2000
Longtime DeSoto residents may have seen some familiar faces in DeSoto last weekend as high school alumni returned for an all-class reunion.
Storm brings area some rainfall relief
June 15, 2000
Area residents got some relief from the drought Tuesday evening when heavy rains swept through the area.
Relay for Life battled cancer, celebrated life
Editorial
June 15, 2000
If the town is still a bit sleepy this week, it’s understandable. It takes a while to make up for a lost night of sleep.
City considering plan to give tax breaks for improvements
June 15, 2000
DeSoto City Council is considering a neighborhood revitalization program that would offer residents a tax break for improvements to homes or businesses in the town’s historic district.
Candidate slates set for fall vote
June 15, 2000
Johnson County will see some new faces in government next year. Several incumbents did not file for re-election when Monday’s filing deadline passed.
City budget hit by rising gas prices
June 15, 2000
With fuel prices nearing $1.70 a gallon in the DeSoto area, some people are reconsidering their travel plans for the summer.
Callie M. Ireland
June 15, 2000
DeSoto raises $11,000 for the cause
June 15, 2000
DeSoto residents raised close to $11,000 for cancer research Friday night fight during the city’s annual Relay for Life.
Citizen of the year: Green-thumb volunteer reaps town’s gratitude
June 15, 2000
No one can accuse Debbie Kuster of not doing her part to keep DeSoto beautiful.
Tomahawk Hills offers many challenges
June 15, 2000
Few public golf courses can claim greens as treacherous as those of Tomahawk Hills golf course.
On the run
Going the distance demands a commitment to summer work
June 15, 2000
The lights are down, the grandstand is empty, and the sand pits have been raked for the last time. Track season is over and many athletes have traded in their spikes for swimsuits.
A time to live in the moment
June 15, 2000
I went dancing last week with another woman right in front of my wife, Heidi. I danced with a woman named Naomi and made her giggle with delight.