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Moyer’s goal: A return trip to state tourney
Cats shoot for third straight Kansas Class 5A berth
March 30, 2000
Two years removed from the memories of a state softball championship, Brooke Moyer is looking to make her final season in a DeSoto High softball uniform another to remember.
Summer experience helped Plummer
March 30, 2000
Cody Plummer began playing baseball around the time he starting walking. He’s played a lot of ballgames in a relatively short period of time, but none have been as memorable as those played in the last year.
Let the games begin
Wildcats begin season with a difficult stretch of key doubleheaders
March 30, 2000
With eight returning lettermen, DeSoto High’s baseball team hopes to improve on last season’s 8-12 finish.
Reddy or not
DeSoto High scholastics teacher will step down after 17 years
March 30, 2000
After 17 years as scholastic team coach, Kathy Reddy has a case full of trophies and a wider range of knowledge than she ever imagined.
Fate of Cedar Grove uncertain
March 30, 2000
Valuations, school needs not linked
March 30, 2000
Recent increases in home valuations by the county have left many DeSoto residents wondering how their tax dollars are spent.
Council should maintain control of the entire city
Editorial
March 30, 2000
One civic entity has the ability to create enough bureaucratic red tape to last a lifetime. Two civic entities have the potential to cause bedlam.
Oz CEO returning to DeSoto Tuesday
March 30, 2000
DeSoto residents will get another chance to meet the man behind the plan and the proverbial curtain of the proposed Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park and Resort.
Plastics plant a near reality
March 30, 2000
Barring a last minute snag, Rehrig Pacific will begin construction of an 80,000 square-foot plastics plant in DeSoto next week, before the city council rules on the company’s request for a 75-percent tax abatement.
DeSoto’s growth: The other side
Increase valuations making it hard on fixed-income families
March 30, 2000
Like many DeSoto residents, the value of the George and Elverda Robinson’s home has risen in recent years. The increase in value has left them wondering if their home is too valuable for them to keep.
Welcome: Valuation increases are an example of supply and demand
March 30, 2000
When Johnson County home valuations arrived in the mail earlier this month, DeSoto residents found their home values had increased by an average of 16 percent. While that may be good for those wanting to sell their homes, those staying put pay higher property taxes.
A newspaper is the voice of a city
March 30, 2000
Today marks the fifth chance we’ve had to introduce ourselves to you, the reader. Judging from some of the letters and phone calls I’ve received, the transition has not been easy.