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Summer sweat
Off-season training essential
June 26, 2003
Being a student athlete is a year-round gig. Although many high school athletes get recognition during the school year, most spectators don’t realize the players spend most of their summer vacation at school.
Lucky seven-on-seven
Coach hopes league improves Wildcats
June 26, 2003
De Soto head football coach Brad Scott hopes success in the summer seven-on-seven football league will translate into a playoff berth next fall.
Lighting hope
June 26, 2003
De Soto Relay for Life event chairwoman Rita Jones lights the luminaries before the luminary ceremony at Friday’s De Soto Relay for Life. Donna Hall, accounting chairwoman, said the all-night event at the Lexington Trails Athletic Field raised a De Soto record of $24,750 by the end of the event. Final accounting this week should push the total past the $25,000 goal.
Mishap claims two
June 26, 2003
A De Soto couple died Tuesday evening after their semi truck crashed through the Wyandotte Street bridge guardrail and plunged 65 feet to the Kansas River below.
Layman’s passion remains as retirement nears
June 26, 2003
Amid the scattered packing boxes that filled her office Friday, Marilyn Layman hurried to find a map of De Soto USD 232. Eyes wide, Layman explained the district’s plan to serve the three distinct communities the district would eventually include with an enthusiasm that belied her retirement as superintendent in a matter of days.
Pool’s popularity renews bond talk
June 26, 2003
Forty-five minutes after the De Soto swimming pool opened at 1 p.m. Tuesday, pool regulars Kay Speed and Michelle Green sat at the shallow end, watching their children swim among the 60 kids in the water.
Marcus W. Priddy
June 26, 2003
County should adopt city’s quarry regulations for Sunflower Quarry
June 26, 2003
After a two-year court battle, the status of Hunt Midwest Mining Inc. Sunflower Quarry remains uncertain. Two things have been established, however. De Soto city officials would like the quarry to operate under the regulations it developed earlier this year. On the other hand, Hunt Midwest Mining Inc. wants to de-annex from the city.
Council cancels July 3 meeting
June 26, 2003
The July 3 De Soto City Council meeting has been cancelled because of lack of a quorum.
De Soto History/Exploring the Past
June 26, 2003