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Search spans Douglas, Johnson counties
August 23, 2001
De Soto police and Johnson County sheriffs officers were involved in cross-county search for a man running from authorities as they tried to serve him a warrant.
Wood might withdraw Oz support
August 23, 2001
Oz Entertainment Co. is in jeopardy of losing the support of one of its two advocates on the Johnson County Commission.
Teachers anxious to start laptop program
August 23, 2001
Superintendent Marilyn Layman spent this past week pitching a new technology program, NetSchools, to teachers. And she says the staff members can’t wait to implement the system in their own classrooms.
City to double water, sewer tap fees
System development charge to be added for new connections
August 23, 2001
It an attempt to raise revenue for future improvements, the De Soto City Council agreed last Thursday to increase water and sewer connection fees.
De Soto woman takes second runner-up in Shrine rodeo
August 23, 2001
Brandi Andersen said she loves opportunities for good competition, but prefers they offer a chance to hop in a saddle rather than formal wear.
Jaguars early season gridiron efforts please coach
August 23, 2001
Mill Valley High School conducted its first football scrimmage of the 2001 season Saturday, Aug. 18. While Coach George Radell said he was pleased with some things, there were others needing more work. Fortunately for Radell and Mill Valley, there’s still time to put in that effort.
Surprising inaugural year success has MVHS sports program eager for more
August 23, 2001
As Mill Valley High School opens its doors to its second-ever graduating class, the school is also opening its doors to its second-ever season of athletics.
Training sparks volunteer action
Monthly training has volunteer firefighters cutting through cars and proving themselves to their peers
August 23, 2001
Alayne Morris found her initiation into the De Soto Fire Department strenuous.
City hopes to cut water expenses with impending Sunflower changes
August 23, 2001
The city of De Soto is attempting to use the coming transition at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant to cut costs at the water treatment facilities it operates on the defunct plant.
Oklahoma City site touches viewer
Memorial brings home reality of bombing
August 23, 2001
Road trips are supposed to be fun, carefree occasions. That is what I had in mind after spending my summer working at the newspaper. My best friend traveled from Washington, D.C., to visit me and check out graduate schools in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Celebrate community with this week’s festival
August 23, 2001
It is the task of this corner of the paper to be opinionated, and since we cover De Soto our criticism is aimed there. But in doing so, we shouldn’t and don’t lose sight of what is good about the community.
Helen H. McNatt
1913-2001
August 23, 2001
Yearlong community effort has De Soto firefighters seeing heat
August 23, 2001
De Soto firefighters will be a little safer the next time they respond to a fire call.
Watermelon Festival bringing slice of life to De Soto’s weekend
August 23, 2001
Max Atwell is keeping a watchful eye on the weather.
Wildcat veteran spikers eye net improvement
August 23, 2001
The De Soto volleyball team hopes to make a complete turnaround, following last seasons’ dismal 0-28 record. With a flood of seniors exiting De Soto for Mill Valley’s inaugural year last fall, coach Kelly Meyer didn’t have to worry about making cuts last season. She was more concerned with teaching, teaching and more teaching. But with 10 freshmen joining a roster that includes eight players who started at least one game last season, Meyernow has plenty of athletes to choose from.
Stottlemire sets table for DHS heavy hitters
August 23, 2001
De Soto High’s volleyball opponents will soon have to face reality literally. With less than a week remaining before the regular season begins, Reality Stottlemire is preparing to lead an experienced group of underclassmen into a new season.
De Soto history/Exploring the Past
August 23, 2001
Florence Gibson
1904-2001
August 23, 2001
Opening day enrollment shows 10-percent growth
August 23, 2001
DeSoto School District enrollment numbers are following predicted growth trends. As of Monday, the district had 3,650 students.
Curtain may drop on district arts center
Board learns total bond costs underestimated, returns recommendations to facilities focus group
August 23, 2001
De Soto school board members hoped to use Monday’s meeting to start building support for the district’s proposed $91.2 million bond issue. However, internal concerns over the figures involved raised questions about the necessity of certain planned amenities.