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desoto history/Exploring the past
September 20, 2001
Students who jump ahead grades skip important lessons, board says
September 20, 2001
Superintendent Marilyn Layman acknowledges the De Soto school district has its share of bright students, but they don’t need to skip grade levels for an intellectual challenge.
New waterline puts end to cloudy water source
September 20, 2001
Old-town De Soto now has two sources of water and that should mean the end of discolored tap water.
MVHS volleyball fights tough battle with Basehor-Linwood
September 20, 2001
The Mill Valley volleyball team played great in the first and third games of Tuesday night’s quadrangular at Basehor-Linwood High School; it was just that darn second game that gave them fits.
Mill Valley soccer team kicks up momentum
September 20, 2001
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Mill Valley soccer team was beaten by Lansing and the Jaguars were angry. Two days later, the Jaguars beat league favorite, and arch rival, De Soto 3-1, and they haven’t looked back since.
Panthers drop football game to Perry
September 20, 2001
The eighth-grade football team at Lexington Trails Middle School is trying to rebound from a 32-6 loss last Thursday night at the hands of the Perry Kaws. While the Panthers played tough throughout most of the game, Perry’s depth and talent took over the fourth quarter. The Panthers lit the scoreboard in the third quarter when Neil Erisman ran the Perry kickoff back for a 75-yard touchdown. That was the only score of the evening for Lexington Trails.
Anderson, Davis net second in Baldwin Invitational
September 20, 2001
As might be expected, the De Soto High School tennis team enjoyed more success last week when it competed against schools its own size.
Wildcats soccer team ends two-game losing streak
September 20, 2001
De Soto’s soccer team ended a two-game losing streak Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Perry-Lecompton.
Terrorist attacks ground USD 232 planned NetSchools fact-finding trip
September 20, 2001
Last week’s terrorist attack delayed a De Soto school district trip to Pennsylvania to look at the NetSchools Inc. laptop in a school setting.
Jags look for focus after Lansing loss
September 20, 2001
As the Mill Valley High School football team prepares for its fourth game of the season, the Jaguars are also preparing to start their fourth different backfield of the year as well.
Wildcats drop offensive showdown
Allen’s 283 rushing yards not enough to defeat Bashor-Linwood
September 20, 2001
In a game played in the shadow of a national tragedy, the De Soto and Basehor-Linwood football teams provided fans with an entertaining diversion.
Cooking with a touch of memories
September 20, 2001
Upon entering the driveway to De Soto’s Veterans of Foreign War post No. 6654 on Saturday, the smell of fried fish drifted through the midday rain. Inside, children, parents, teenagers and veterans gathered for the VFW’s annual fish fry.
Genealogy can find plums, bad apples in family tree
September 20, 2001
As she researched her family tree, Lousie Brantley said she made an ironic discovery concerning her husband’s distant ancestor’s voyage to Virginia in 1634.
Letter to the editor
September 20, 2001
Board should delay athletic complex
September 20, 2001
Earlier this month, the De Soto school board correctly decided to omit the performing arts center from its proposed bond issue. While we applaud the decision, we’re concerned that it was made only after the district’s architects reviewed numbers one last time and determined the original wish list couldn’t be purchased for the magical $91.2 million.
Lawson, Englehart exchange vows
September 20, 2001
Paul D. Towner
1978-2001
September 20, 2001
Funeral services for Paul D. Towner, 23, Olathe, were Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Memorial Chapel of Olathe. Burial was at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
City Hall sends out survey as sales tax election nears
Mayor says information will aid in city planning
September 20, 2001
De Soto residents will receive a letter from the city this week stating they can either vote for a sales tax increase or pay for needed streets, sidewalks and other infrastructure through increased property taxes.
Third suspect arrested in Oliver slaying
September 20, 2001
The third man wanted in connection with the Sept. 4 shooting of Melanie Sue Oliver has been apprehended.
DA seeks to fine Meiners’ Market for alleged gasoline price gouging
September 20, 2001
Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison filed a civil lawsuit against Meiners’ Market alleging gasoline price gouging in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks.
De Soto joins nation in mourning, seeks to aid rescuers, survivors
September 20, 2001
De Soto mourned the victims and sought to comfort the survivors as the community attempted to come to grips with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Couple to celebrate golden anniversary
September 20, 2001
Sixty jobs los with Sunflower transition Oct. 1
September 20, 2001
The U.S. Army has contracted with SpecPro Inc. to succeed Alliant Techsystems as new civilian contractor at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Shawnee man still missing
September 20, 2001
A Shawnee man is among the missing from last Tuesday’s terrorist attack.
Ethnic hatred must be avoided
Grandfather’s memories provide a cautionary tale
September 20, 2001
Events of the last week made me think of a story I heard my granddad tell many times.