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MVHS players proving quick studies
August 16, 2001
Typically the first week of high school football practice is a week where the players and coaches run through basic drills and fundamentals as part of an introduction to the upcoming season.
Program sends students packing
Church provides free bookbags and a message to area students
August 16, 2001
As he waited outside of Faith Builders International Church last Thursday with his buddy Aaron Potts, William Wilburn said he wasn’t ready to return to school.
Eudora man commits suicide
August 16, 2001
A Eudora man died Aug. 9 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officials originally believed Davy R. Knifong, 27, died of injuries incurred Wednesday night when his automobile hit several trees after leaving a road near Eudora.
Moving wall will bring visitors to De Soto, Chamber members told
August 16, 2001
De Soto can expect 10,000 visitors when the Moving Vietnam Wall Memorial comes to Miller Park this October, a state Veteran of Foreign Wars representative told De Soto Chamber of Commerce members last week.
Johnson County establishes contractor licensing program
De Soto City Council indicates willingness to participate
August 16, 2001
The Johnson County Commission approved a program last Thursday that will license construction contractors and establish a contractor licensing review board that will have the ability to discipline shoddy builders.
Blades sharpens skills at tryouts
August 16, 2001
Former De Soto High School goalkeeper Danny Blades raised the bar for himself this summer.
Linebacker McGivern provides leadership
August 16, 2001
The opening of Mill Valley High School last school year may be the biggest asset for De Soto sports fanatics this season.
Taste of success has DHS soccer team looking for more
August 16, 2001
Don’t be surprised if the De Soto High School soccer bus has a sign on the back of it that reads, ‘state or bust.’ That’s exactly how the players feel.
Knockin’ on wood
Carpenter-turned-wood turner makes art out of lumber
August 16, 2001
When John Shackelford gets his hands on a piece of wood, it’s safe to assume he’ll spend his time transforming it into a piece of art.
Oz study authorized, with stipulations
August 16, 2001
It could be November before the Johnson County Commissioner learns the results of its $168,000 independent review of Oz Entertainment Co.’s redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
City shouldn’t satisfy district’s sewer wishes
August 16, 2001
The De Soto school board and De Soto City Council will have a joint meeting Aug. 22.
De Soto Watermelon Festival schedule of events
August 16, 2001
Davy R. Knifong
1973-2001
August 16, 2001
Eugene F. Ewing Jr.
1935-2001
August 16, 2001
Richard Danelski
1954-2001
August 16, 2001
City constructs project list for new tax funds
Brungardt says street improvements top De Soto’s first detailed capital improvement program
August 16, 2001
De Soto’s proposed new sales tax’s success at the polls could hinge on a five-year capital improvement plan city engineer Mike Brungardt is developing.
Dedication rewarded at JoCo Fair
August 16, 2001
The De Soto Pioneers 4-H Club didn’t need an ark to get to the Johnson County Fair in Gardner last week, but it would have provided Noah a good start in stocking his.
De Soto History/Exploring the past
August 16, 2001
Tax rebate here today, gone today
Ask not what I can spend for my country
August 16, 2001
I received my tax rebate check last week. What I did with it should bring a smile to perpetually dour-faced Federal Reserve head Alan Greenspan.
District finds selective hiring, support keys to retaining quality teachers
August 16, 2001
Scott Sharp has been looking forward to this week for years.
Committee studying USD 232 boundaries
August 16, 2001
Susan Summerlin remembers spending her high school summer vacations in limbo.