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School board has been painted into a corner
Editorial
October 5, 2000
The DeSoto school board is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to doing the right thing.
School board extends its outlay fund
October 5, 2000
The DeSoto Board of Education passed a resolution Monday night extending the district’s 4-mill capital outlay fund for another five years.
Humanity hits home
October 5, 2000
Daniel Landers was busy last Thursday at a task more commonly associated with a prison yard than a classroom.
Engagement
October 5, 2000
Chamber agenda loaded with importance
October 5, 2000
With an agenda crammed with important issues, Pat Atchison is appealing for good attendance at this month’s DeSoto Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Treatment plant continues to dump in Kansas River
October 5, 2000
Five months after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an executive order seeking to terminate Kansas Wastewater Inc.’s operating permit, the company continues to discharge into the Kansas River.
Council to discuss crossing guard issue
October 5, 2000
The DeSoto City Council will consider a school district proposal that the city train and provide guards to man a crosswalk near Lexington Trails Middle School.
Cats continue search for first volleyball win
October 5, 2000
The DeSoto Wildcats continued their quest for that elusive first volleyball victory by dropping a three-set match to Piper last week.
Streak ends at three; Basehor stops Jaguars
October 5, 2000
It was a night of blown opportunities for the Mill Valley football team in its 14-5 loss to Basehor-Linwood last Friday night.
Jaguars pull out 2-1 win against upstart Wildcats
October 5, 2000
Sometimes fighting back doesn’t work out as expected.
DeSoto tops Piper, stays in the hunt
October 5, 2000
Playing without one of its leaders caused the DeSoto Wildcats to shuffle their lineup a bit, but it didn’t hurt them as they came away with a 2-0 victory over Piper last week.
A view from the top
Jaguars beat Lansing to grap
October 5, 2000
The Mill Valley Jaguars shook off a hostile crowd, a physical sometimes too physical opponent and the bitter aftertaste of an early-season loss to beat Lansing, 4-1, last week and gain a share of the Kaw Valley League lead.
Here’s a story of blind faith
October 5, 2000
Going on two years of marriage, you’d think I’d have learned by now to, first, detect the trap and, second, have the counter move to stay out of it.
DeSoto teacher nominated as best in Kansas
October 5, 2000
Mary Etta Copeland said she attempts to teach her students the importance of doing their best, not of being the best.
Improvement comes slowly for ‘Cats
October 5, 2000
Consider Marysville the prototype of what Brad Scott envisions for his DeSoto High football program.
Two generations of civic service
October 5, 2000
Their political dynasties might not be as noteworthy as the Kennedys of Massachusetts or the Tafts of Ohio, but the Neelands will leave a stamp on DeSoto.
Oz makes progress with commission
October 5, 2000
Even Oz Entertainment Co.’s most vocal critic on the Johnson County Commission agreed the company provided needed answers during a Monday work session.