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De Soto City Council set to discuss future of Sunflower water treatment plant
General Services Administration representative to attend Thursday meeting
July 19, 2001
The De Soto City Council will seek answers concerning the status of the water treatment plant at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant from a federal official Thursday.
De Soto history
July 19, 2001
Neighborhood News
July 19, 2001
Group to restore forgotten tombstones
July 19, 2001
Margaret Johnston can cite a lot of facts about the De Soto cemetery, but don’t ask her how many people are buried there.
DHS coaches return with experience, new leadership
July 19, 2001
Eleven head coaches and countless assistants endured difficult times but also witnessed signs of progress last year during their debut seasons with De Soto High School athletic teams.
Mill Valley athlete puts in extra effort
July 19, 2001
It’s amazing what a little heart will motivate someone to accomplish.
Local scouts head to nation’s capital
July 19, 2001
As Luke Papp fills his boy scout trunk in the living room of his De Soto home, his face lights up with stories about each of his 40 different boy scout patches.
A fountain of youth, racing in from the past
July 19, 2001
Dean Weller said he believes to have found the fountain of youth in restoring vintage autos. But the only liquid found in Weller’s fountain of youth comes in the form of oil and gasoline.
Watermelon Festival activities under way
July 19, 2001
The De Soto Watermelon Days is more than a month away, but the annual event’s activities begin Thursday with the start of the first Watermelon Festival medallion hunt.
De Soto not taking full advantage of Johnson County prosperity
July 19, 2001
When Dave Darling compares De Soto’s retail sales figures to those of Johnson County, he comes to one conclusion.
Alcohol restriction means less revenue
July 19, 2001
The De Soto City Council voted last week to no longer allow the use of alcohol in city-owned buildings. The ban is consistent with a city ordinance that prohibits alcohol on city property. In the past, however, city officials have waived the ordinance to allow for parties, receptions, reunions and other special events at the De Soto Community Center.
Board gives preliminary approval of 2001-2002 school budget
July 19, 2001
The De Soto School Board approved publication of a 2001-2002 school year budget that will increase the district’s property tax levy from 67.953 mills to 73.11 mills.
Victim of lightning strike counts blessings as recovery continues
July 19, 2001
Despite being struck by lightning four months ago, Rob Keehn counts himself fortunate
Taxes, utilities to increase with approval of city budget
July 19, 2001
Refusing to accept a year with no capital improvement projects, the De Soto City Council directed City Administrator Gerald Cooper to prepare a 2002 budget that will increase property taxes and fees for city services.
USD 232 board poised to introduce laptop computers in district schools
July 19, 2001
The De Soto School Board appears set to approve the introduction of take-home laptop computers after listening to a presentation from a NetSchools Inc. representative Monday.
School Board looks to future bond options
July 19, 2001
A central or west-side elementary school is now included in a facilities needs report that is the blueprint for the De Soto school district’s next bond referendum.
The science of good coaching
July 19, 2001
At De Soto High School, the Wildcats’ track team has a coach who’s truly out of this world.