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Jags Pingleton earns second in Baldwin meet
January 31, 2002
Thanks to a different scoring format, the first-ever Baldwin Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday turned out to be interesting as the Baldwin High School Bulldogs held off the Tonganoxie Chieftains to claim the initial championship.
Reduced Cat team does well
January 31, 2002
De Soto traveled to the Osawatomie Tournament, Jan. 26 with a team of just eight wrestlers, but six of the eight wrestlers placed to earn the Wildcats 84.5 points and a fifth-place finish.
Missouri company seeks contract to manage city water department
January 31, 2002
At a work session Monday, two representatives of Alliance Water Resources of Columbia, Mo., pitched a proposal to the city council that would have the company operate the city’s water department.
One bad pig
January 31, 2002
John “Bubby” Kraus is no stranger to raising animals. The lifelong De Soto area resident was raised on a farm and keeps small animals on his 82nd Street property.
De Soto history/Exploring the past
January 31, 2002
Woodsonia’s closing best for taxpayers
January 31, 2002
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education is wrestling with the need to cut $1.1 million from a list of necessities for the 2002-2003 school year. The debate has been on the merits of closing Woodsonia Elementary, the district’s oldest and smallest elementary school, and moving its staff to the 47th Street elementary, which will open next fall. The move would save the district $864,000 next year.
John P. Bell Jr.
1917-2002
January 31, 2002
William Cowart
1918-2002
January 31, 2002
Jags trying to make a name for themselves
January 31, 2002
On the east gymnasium wall at Lansing High School, the Lions have the other Kaw Valley League team logos displayed in a row.
State pride
January 31, 2002
Izabella Williams and Jordan Cox cut petals for sunflower hats like the one Williams is sporting. Starside Elementary kindergarten students made the hats as part of their Kansas Day activities Monday.
Judge’s ruling leaves quarry’s fate in limbo
January 31, 2002
Last week’s ruling by Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas Foster left the future of the Sunflower Quarry in legal limbo.
Piper’s Lasley sinks Wildcats
January 31, 2002
For eight minutes in their 73-42 loss to Piper last Friday night the De Soto Wildcats played about as well offensively as they have all year. But then something happened.
Cat girls regroup, win two at Spring Hill tournament
January 31, 2002
De Soto snapped a five-game losing streak with a 59-53 win over Turner in the second round of the Louisburg Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament last week.
Council wading through water decisions
Olathe interested in water from Sunflower
January 31, 2002
The De Soto City Council learned Monday the city of Olathe was a potential partner in the city’s effort to renovate the water treatment plant at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
New De Soto High School class is rocket science
January 31, 2002
Marc Krause watched nervously as his homemade rocket was placed on the launch pad last Friday.
Saving a life can be a bloody good experience
First-time blood donor finds giving no big deal
January 31, 2002
I paid in blood to get this column in the paper. Seriously, I’m writing this because Friday I did something I should have done after I turned 17 and passed 110 pounds, although I admit I didn’t hit those milestones in that order.
Lexington Trails Middle School honor roll
January 31, 2002
Monticello Trails Middle School honor roll
January 31, 2002