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De Soto High students learn dead language by live feed
September 6, 2001
De Soto High School students are learning a dead language by very up-to-date means.
Wildcat cross country on road to improvement
September 6, 2001
Laurie Wilson set a goal of breaking 14-minutes at the St. Thomas Aquinas Challenge cross country meet at Johnson County Community College last Saturday.
MVHS senior earns As at Duke
September 6, 2001
Elizabeth “Betsy” Clarke isn’t your typical teenage girl and she didn’t have a typical summer. This Mill Valley High School senior spent her summer break studying at Duke University, Durham, N.C. in a pre-college program designed for gifted students.
Wildcats drop two matches in opening volleyball action
September 6, 2001
De Soto High School had high hopes of rebounding from last year’s 0-28 season with a pair of wins in the Anderson County, Chanute triangular held at Anderson County on Tuesday, Aug. 28. But it’ll have to wait another week.
Meier heads up in overtime victory
September 6, 2001
Willie Meier’s header and Jesse Smith’s offense was all that was needed as De Soto’s boys soccer team has started the 2001 season where it left off last season winning.
Big final period earns DHS win
September 6, 2001
Lightning tried desperately to prolong De Soto’s nine game losing skid, which dates back to the final game of the 1999 season, last Thursday night against Lansing in De Soto.
Ding dong, the streak is dead
Crafton’s special play ignites late surge
September 6, 2001
Anthony Crafton is not only making a big impact with his coaches and fellow teammates, but he is also making a big impact on opposing kick returners. The key word here is “opposing” kick returners.
Spicy and sweet
Local business mixes up
September 6, 2001
Margaret Humphreys loves to get things cooking.
Mentoring program has teachers teaching teachers
September 6, 2001
Renee Asher, third-grade Clear Creek Elementary teacher, is learning there are many aspects of teaching not taught in the classroom.
Letter to the editor
September 6, 2001
It’s time. It’s more than time to end this travesty - this make believe nightmare about the wicked Oz.
Satisfaction just a purchase away
The progression of a culture of convenience
September 6, 2001
No identifying phrase could be more accurate than that of “convenience store.” My friend Alex works for an established convenience store chain in Lawrence. So, I stopped by Sunday evening to chat with my friend (not unlike my visits from De Soto local Ron Crow).
Sadie Alise Watkins
September 6, 2001
De Soto schools’ successes offer lessons
September 6, 2001
The De Soto High School football team put a skip in the community’s step when it ended a losing streak with a 27-7 win over Lansing last Thursday. One almost wants to say it’s the school’s first win. Such were the consequences on the school last year because of the decision by many students to enroll in the new Mill Valley High School.
Lawren D. Pringle Sr.
1915-2001
September 6, 2001
Masonic graveside services for Lawren D. “Skinny” Pringle Sr., 86, Lawrence, were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Nellie G. Evans
1918-2001
September 6, 2001
School board to pitch bond issue
USD 232’s $91.2 million proposal won’t include performing arts center
September 6, 2001
The De Soto school board will head out into the community this coming week with its $91.2 million bond issue but with a few changes not in amount but content.
Homestead Lane latest detour in county’s arterial road review
September 6, 2001
More than two years after it approved a future arterial road plan for the rest of rural Johnson County, the county commission is still debating which roads in the northwest part of the county should be designated for future improvements.
Lexington Trails earns top rating on state reading assessment tests
September 6, 2001
The achievements were the result of the silent reading program and other initiatives taken at the Lexington Trails, Schmidt said. The school’s reading curriculum includes lessons designed to make students think about comprehension and build vocabulary, he said.
Wood: Oz repayment not enough
September 6, 2001
Johnson County Commission Chairman Doug Wood said Oz Entertainment Co.’s repayment of money owed Wyandotte County is a step in the right direction, but the company needs to go further to regain his support.
Gunman remains at large after fatal shooting
September 6, 2001
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday continued to search for a man suspected of murdering a 41-year-old De Soto woman in her Lakeview Heights home early Tuesday morning.
Jaguars impressive in opener
September 6, 2001
Rarely do you hear a football team talk about controlling its own destiny after the first week of the season. The Mill Valley Jaguars, however, are doing exactly that after a hard-earned 9-6 victory over defending Kaw Valley League champions Immaculata last Friday.
de soto history/Exploring the past
September 6, 2001