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Federal education act’s flaws should be left behind
August 21, 2003
Public education advocates can’t afford a similar Congressional response with No Child Left Behind. They need to speak in a uniform and organized voice that the law needs to be revisited and adequate funding provided. The De Soto district’s early acknowledgement of the issue is a positive step in that response.
Tissue of byes
August 21, 2003
Starside elementary art teacher Chris Cappel has tissues conveniently taped to his wrist for those parents and children needing to dry their eyes after saying goodbye on the first day of school. Regina Clarke had no need for the tissues as she walked her son Liam back to the car after dropping off her daughter Audrie, a second-grade student at the school.
Leahy to anchor Wildcats athletic line
August 21, 2003
Tyler is one of those guys we’ve bounced around and bounced around to see where we could use him,” Scott said. “But we’ve become smarter and finally figured it out as coaches. It’s just too bad we’ve waited until his senior season to find the right spot for him.”
Hot enough for you?
For training De Soto firefighters, the answer is no
August 21, 2003
With early evening temperatures Monday still hovering near triple digits, 15 fire department part-timers and volunteers took turns walking into a corrugated metal trailer. Inside, they faced 900-degree heat from a fire fueled by burning wood pallets and straw-like cellulose, which added a choking black smoke to the hellhole’s ambience.
Judge starts clock on Hunt Midwest
August 21, 2003
Foster ruled Aug. 7 that Hunt Midwest must obtain a permit to operate Sunflower Quarry within 90 days.
Trade area pitched in new city brochure
August 21, 2003
The brochure has data and graphs demonstrating De Soto’s advantages for potential new business, which include bettering county, metropolitan, state and national labor participation rates with 76.5 percent of the population older than 16 in the labor force, and USD 232 exceeding state assessment results in reading and math. It touts De Soto’s location on the Kansas Highway 10 “Smart Corridor” midway between Kansas University and the Johnson County commercial hub.
Board considers success, failures on assessments
District officials ponder ways to improve scores of special education students
August 21, 2003
Zoellner and Board members expressed pride in student performance despite the district failing to meet all requirements for district proficiency according to the No Child Left Behind Act.
Bartholomews celebrate golden anniversary
August 21, 2003
Howard Lindsay
August 21, 2003
Bits and Pieces
So long, summer
August 21, 2003
August is full of endings and goodbyes. As kids, we learn that August and the coming of Labor Day mean the end of summer fun, vacations, lazy days at the swimming pool, as well as earlier sunsets and bedtimes — getting back into the “school routine.”
Sophomores ready for flatland races after mountain camp
DHS’ Wilbert, Young ready to defend Kaw Valley crown
August 21, 2003
The talented pair of sophomore distance runners attended this year’s Smarter Training for Faster Running Camp in July near Pueblo, Colo.
Lexington Avenue diner goes festive
Calderons adding Mexican flavor to De Soto’s restaurant scene
August 21, 2003
The soon-to-open restaurant’s owner, Javier Calderon, admitted the sign doesn’t depict a habanero. That pepper was good at burning the tongue but made a bad graphic, he said. But he did promise authenticity in the Mexican dishes he and his wife, Irma, will serve up.
Exploring the Past
De Soto history
August 21, 2003