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KFC, Taco Bell slated for 91st Street
October 11, 2001
The De Soto City Council declined an express-lane request from a fast-food franchise developer last Thursday but did take action that should add another restaurant to the growing number of dining options on 91st Street.
Chieftain soccer kicks De Soto, 2-1
October 11, 2001
Just minutes into overtime Tuesday night, Tonganoxie junior forward Taylor Sneed dashed any hopes De Soto may have had for avenging a 2-1 set back the Wildcats suffered earlier this season.
De Soto runs in Cat Classic despite illnesses
October 11, 2001
In preparation for the championship portion of its schedule, De Soto traveled to Shawnee Mission Park for the Cat Classic cross country meet last Thursday.
Commission turns down Oz proposal
October 11, 2001
Johnson County commissioners dealt a possibly fatal blow to Oz Entertainment Co.’s four-year-old bid to build a theme park at the Sunflower Army Ammunition with a vote last Thursday to forego any further consideration of the company’s $861 million redevelopment proposal.
Sunflower: Officials mull what’s next
October 11, 2001
Johnson County Commission Chairman Doug Wood was thinking ahead immediately after he voted to end the county’s consideration of Oz Entertainment Co.’s redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Joyce M. Gray
1931-2001
October 11, 2001
Graveside services for Joyce M. Gray, 70, De Soto, were Sunday, Oct. 7, at Galatia Cemetery, Norfolk, Ark.
Time for a united front on Sunflower’s future
October 11, 2001
Even its remaining advocates must accept that Oz Entertainment Co.’s proposal to redevelop the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant is now dead. The company may be able to resurrect its planned theme park, but any new plan will be vastly different than the one that has been before the Johnson County Commission the last 15 months.
Atchison moving on to other interests
Chamber and its president grew the past two years
October 11, 2001
When I was elected president of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce in November 1999, my very first thought was “Oh no, I’m going to have to stand up and speak in front of these people 12 times next year!” When I had to speak the first time in January 2000, I felt like I was going to be sick. Because of events, I have found it necessary to speak a great many more times than I originally thought. This has been a tremendous personal growth area in my life. The butterflies are now 90 percent gone.
Wildcats end long slide with Spikefest victory
October 11, 2001
After plugging away 48-straight times without a victory, De Soto finally got to experience the sweet taste of victory in its fifth and final match of the Spikefest volleyball tournament in De Soto last Saturday.
Wildcat miscues costly in 43-34 loss
October 11, 2001
Generous De Soto turnovers and a late first half, early second half rally prevented the Wildcats from earning a homecoming victory Friday.
Tuning up for league meet
MVHS hopes to prove itself at Kaw Valley
October 11, 2001
At their most recent cross country meet the Mill Valley Jaguars finished fourth and eighth in girls and boys events respectively. Next week, at the Kaw Valley League meet, Mill Valley coach Mark Chipman said both teams were looking to do better.
Local bank survives, thrives in second century
October 11, 2001
Arlen Gabriel hints that the 15 to 20 gentlemen who founded the De Soto State Bank would be surprised at the bank’s success.
De Soto offerings move on with the wall
October 11, 2001
Christy Sibert fought to hold back tears after reading a poem someone left at the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial last week in De Soto’s Miller Park.
City pitches new sales tax with promised street upgrades
October 11, 2001
De Soto residents will decide the level of street improvements they want with their vote on the proposed 3/4-cent sales tax this month, City Administrator Gerald Cooper said.
Jags defense earns tough 7-6 victory
October 11, 2001
There was only one quarter that mattered when Mill Valley hosted Santa Fe Trail, on Oct. 5, and fortunately for the Jaguars they won that quarter and the game 7-6.