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City approves new connection fee
September 27, 2001
The De Soto City Council cleaned its plate last Thursday when it approved a number of ordinances that had been debated, most notably a measure that creates a system development fee for new sewer and water connections.
Shawnees make request for Sunflower property
September 27, 2001
The newly federally recognized Shawnee Tribe has made a claim for the closed Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
DHS volleyball team still looking for first win
September 27, 2001
The Wildcat volleyball team continued to struggle at the Basehor-Linwood quadrangular in girls high school volleyball.
Cats cross country runner earns money for Red Cross relief effort with medal
September 27, 2001
For the first time this season, three De Soto girls cross country runners earned a medal in the same meet. And for Sarah Jokisch it was the first medal of her career.
Mill Valley sweeps volleyball triangular
September 27, 2001
The Mill Valley volleyball team hosted its first and only home meet of the season Tuesday when it welcomed two league opponents Perry-Lecompton and Santa Fe Trail.
DHS tennis team locating sweet spot
September 27, 2001
With regionals less than two weeks away, tennis teams around the state are experimenting with lineups, attempting to increase the chances of earning a berth in the state tennis tournament.
Wildcats fight through busy week
September 27, 2001
The De Soto soccer team improved its record to 6-3 with back-to-back victories earlier in the week.
Vietnam memorial’s visit takes on special meaning
September 27, 2001
When the De Soto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6654 secured a visit from the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial eight months ago, its members had no idea the weeklong stay would be so significant.
Repentant store deserves second chance
September 27, 2001
We agree with Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall and others who maintain there was no reason for gas stations to raise prices in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
McPherson looking to beat drum for public education as regional Kansas Teacher of the Year candidate
September 27, 2001
Linda McPherson admits she has strong opinions on public education.
Early blown chances cost Wildcats in loss
September 27, 2001
Last Friday’s high school football game between De Soto and Tonganoxie was a classic example of how important it is to score points when opportunities present themselves.
Jaguars end skid with shutout
September 27, 2001
After losing two Kaw Valley League games in a row, the Mill Valley Jaguars snapped their skid and got back on the winning track with a 26-0 domination of Piper High School last Friday night.
Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial to visit De Soto
September 27, 2001
The Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial will visit De Soto from Oct. 2 through 9. The wall will be open to visitors 24 hours a day at Miller Park, 32000 W. 83rd Street. There will also special opening ceremonies daily at 9 a.m. The present national crisis may cause rescheduling of military units set to participate in the memorial’s visit. The tentative schedule of events is:
Caring is a warm blanket
September 27, 2001
As the fall semester rolled around at Lexington Trails Middle School, family and consumer science teacher Gayle Moriarty had already planned sewing into her eighth-grade class curriculum. Then, school social worker Debbie Bottoms presented an idea to Moriarty that would enable the class to learn to sew and benefit others at the same time.
Freedom of thought
Students ponder question of war
September 27, 2001
I had cause to envy my brother last week.
Kansas State horticultural center blooms with research possibilities
September 27, 2001
When Alan Stevens talks of the importance of the Kansas State Extension’s Horticulture Research Center six miles south of De Soto, he explains a creek runs through it.
County commission approves review of Oz financial plan
September 27, 2001
The Johnson County Commission decided to go forward with a review of Oz Entertainment Co.’s $861 million redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant soon after learning of yet another potential complication in the closed plant’s transfer.