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Johnson provides peace of mind worth a fortune
February 19, 2004
Erisman, Goleman KVL champs
February 19, 2004
Trevor Leahy’s chances of earning a medal at the Kaw Valley wrestling meet Saturday in Bonner Springs hinged on how well he would do against an old nemesis. Going into Saturday’s meet, Leahy and his Mill Valley 119-pound foe, Brett Yates, slugged it out four times, with Yates coming out on top in three of those matches. But the latest chapter of the rivalry was like no other, as Leahy made a statement going into this weekend’s regionals with his third-place finish in the league.
De Soto boys spend week on roller coaster
Braves end hopes of winning streak
February 19, 2004
De Soto made the road easy for Bonner Springs to earn its seventh win of the boys high school basketball season Tuesday. The Braves’ first six field goals of the opening period were lay-ups as Bonner Springs jumped out to a 13-2 lead and held off a late Wildcat charge for a 57-49 Kaw Valley triumph.
Big week improves Cats record to 16-1
Petty keys road win at Bonner
February 19, 2004
The De Soto High School girls basketball team improved to 16-1 with Tuesday’s win over the Bonner Springs Braves.
USD 232 reapplying for mill levy authority
February 19, 2004
De Soto USD 232 will once again ask the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals for a special tax levy reserved for the state’s fastest-growing districts.
Fifth-grade band faces elimination
No Child Left Behind act forcing Board’s hand
February 19, 2004
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education is finding federal No Child Left Behind legislation is increasing its dictating policy. The concern at Monday’s Board meeting was the need for students to take advantage of as much instructional time as possible so they could perform their best on assessment tests. The federal education reform legislation ties future funding to student performance on the tests.
Council approves pool bond question
April 6 referendum scheduled for $2.65 million measure
February 19, 2004
The De Soto City Council insisted on truth in packaging last Thursday when it approved language for a referendum on a $2.65 million bond that would build a new community swimming pool. The Council ended four years of discussion with the decision to put the pool bond before voters April 6. The first step toward the decision was made last August when the Council agreed the pool should be built behind the De Soto Com-munity Center. It subsequently asked the De Soto Parks and Recreation Board to develop the question that would appear on the bond referendum ballot. The bond would provide money to tear out the existing pool at Miller Park, improve the Community Center parking lot, and build a new pool, locker room and concession stand.
Word perfect
Lexington Trails spells competition for area students
February 19, 2004
Students from Johnson County public and private schools competed Friday for the title of Johnson County Spelling Bee Champion at Lexington Trails Middle School. After 10 rounds of competition that spanned five hours, Anna Feyerherm walked away as the winner, having vanquished 129 rivals.
Clinic reopening delights staff, patients
February 19, 2004