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Photo Gallery: Season’s end
De Soto fall sports come to a close
November 4, 2004
Photo Gallery: Spooky Fun
Events give De Soto kids a trick and a treat
November 4, 2004
Teacher polishing for the Big Apple
November 4, 2004
With four days to go before running in the world’s biggest marathon, Amanda Wilkins will be eating lots and running little. It seems strange to Wilkins, but that’s what her training schedule says she should do. Wilkins, who teaches fourth-grade at Starside Elementary School, will toe-up Sunday in New York City for her first marathon. A rookie marathoner, Wilkins is following the book for training, eating and mental preparedness for the 26.2-mile jaunt. As she learns about the race, so do her students.
Get out the plate
Methodist Church Election Day dinner continues 68-year De Soto tradition
November 4, 2004
Mary Plummer remembers going to her first Methodist Church Election Day dinner the day Franklin Roosevelt first won re-election to the presidency. “I was a little kid in the crowd down in the old, old church,” she said. The year was 1936. It was also the year of De Soto Methodist Church’s first Election Day dinner, having inherited the event when the Christian Church burned in the downtown conflagration of that year.
Johnson County voters join nation’s conservative trend
November 4, 2004
ohnson County voters were apparently of like mind with those across the country Tuesday in both the importance of voting and who should lead. Joining a general conservative tide, county voters, with one notable exception, favored Republicans — many of a conservative slant. The county saw 252,224 residents vote in the election, which was good for a 72-percent turnout of registered voters. That compared to 50.2-percent in the November 2002 general election and a near 70-percent turnout in November 2000, when 218,486 county residents voted.
Winter forecast includes sizeable natural gas bill increases
November 4, 2004
As natural gas prices starting moving up the last two weeks near the start of what is considered the first cold-weather month, Jodi Hitchcock had no doubt about the consequences. Recent trends make higher home heating bills appear inevitable. Natural gas spot and future prices have spiked in recent weeks at major markets. Jim Bartling, manager for public affairs for Atmos Energy, said natural gas futures increased $1 in the last week to about $8.50 per million British thermal units.
Rainy day perfect for Wildcats, donkeys
November 4, 2004
Johnson takes third, boys seventh at state
November 4, 2004
De Soto cross country coach Chris McAfee admitted Monday that everything would have had to fall into place for his Wildcat boys cross country team to have a chance of besting the school’s best finish at a Kansas state cross country meet.
De Soto residents should review details of sewer options
November 4, 2004
Arrested development
November 4, 2004
De Soto’s defense played Tuesday in a 10-7 first round playoff loss to Lansing.
KC kicks Cats’ goal to win state
November 4, 2004
Kansas City Christian’s soccer team stopped any hopes De Soto had of rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit when Cameron Kline and Tarnu Mulbah each scored a goal in the first 10 minutes of the second period.
Razzle dazzle
Wildcat flag team puts on the
November 4, 2004
Ask any member of the De Soto High School Dazzlers flag team and they’ll tell you the same: Challenges abound for the eight-girl squad charged with adding color and sparkle to Wildcat Marching Band shows.
Carroll D. Harker
1933-2004
November 4, 2004
De Soto win over Bonner prolongs Cats’ season
November 4, 2004
Exploring the Past
November 4, 2004