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October 14, 2004
Volleyball program showcases improvement at own Spikefest
October 14, 2004
Before the 2004 De Soto volleyball season began, coach Lori Brooks wanted her team to peak for the De Soto Spikefest. Although the end result a 25-6, 25-8 loss to Rossville in the championship match might not show it, the Wildcats have made strides, especially when it comes to success at Spikefest.
Ottawa rout has coach thinking of post-season
October 14, 2004
De Soto has been making a habit in recent years of playing its best soccer going into post-season play. And this year is no different. The Wildcats peaked last season and made it all the way to the state championship game. They appear to be doing it again this season. De Soto played what may have been its best game of the year Monday in a 5-1 win over 5A Frontier League foe Ottawa. And with the first round of the regionals less than two weeks away, the Wildcats couldn’t have picked a better time to hit their stride.
Tennis team sends three on to state
October 14, 2004
Three Wildcat tennis players earned opportunities to continue their seasons at the Kansas 4A State tennis tournament after play completed at the Topeka Hayden Regional Tournament Tuesday. Lauren Hampton advanced in singles action for the second year in a row while Stacy Davis and Bianca Gonzalez, both seniors, moved on in doubles. Davis managed to get to the quarterfinals each of the last three years but failed to make the semifinals and reach the state tournament.
Erisman’s heroics give Cats share of crown
Junior’s 190 yards rushing, two interceptions too much for Eudora
October 14, 2004
Tyler Farmer’s first carry as a starter for De Soto wasn’t one that he would have drawn in the dirt as he and his friends battled each other for backyard supremacy. He was stuffed for no gain as he tried the middle of the line. Rather it was his seventh carry that looked much like a play that may be running through a young boy’s head as he daydreams of scoring the winning touchdown in a conference championship game against a long-time rival. Only this time it was for real, and a 12-7 win over Eudora for at least a share of the Frontier League title.
Rolin D. Walbridge
1949-2004
October 14, 2004
Raking it in during Maple Leaf
October 14, 2004
This weekend is not one I look forward to as a resident of Baldwin City. As nearly everyone knows, it’s the Maple Leaf Festival, which if you haven’t experienced it lately, is festival gone wild. Each year, craft booths extend farther and farther down streets leading to the hub of the city, the epicenter of all the activity that drew — I think — 20,000 visitors last year. I live a block from that hub.
Voter registration needed first step in true citizenship
October 14, 2004
In a year when another presidential election is predicted to be extremely tight, the most important date might not be the Nov. 2 date of the election but the deadline for voter registration. In Kansas, that deadline is Monday.
Remediation expert finds HMI’s effort wanting
October 14, 2004
Hunt Midwest Mining Inc.’s reclamation plan for Sunflower Quarry is so vague that Johnson County should require financial guarantees of $1.7 million to protect itself should it be forced to restore a closed quarry, a consultant told Johnson County commissioners last Thursday. James Kuipers, a Butte, Mont., engineer who has been involved in more than 150 mining reclamation protects, told commissioners that reclamation should be “concurrent” with mining operations and conform to an understood and approved reclamation plan. Inspections, perhaps conducted as often as every three months but at least once a year, should be part of that process, he said.
De Soto Council delays decision on building limits
October 14, 2004
The De Soto City Council members agreed last Thursday that they needed more information before deciding how much development the city should allow before more sewer capacity was available. In a memo to the Council, City Engineer Mike Brungardt suggested the Council choose between two policy decisions concerning granting building permits in light of the sewer capacity limitations. The choices, he wrote, were to issue permits on a first-come, first-served basis or reserve permits for proposals that had already won preliminary plat approval with the Council and De Soto Planning Commission.
Exploring the Past
De Soto history
October 14, 2004
Insisting on safety
Third-grader’s persistence may have saved family’s lives
October 14, 2004
Firefighters from the Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3 honored Garett during an assembly Friday at Starside.
Revised floodplain maps soak De Meadows
October 14, 2004
Letters were sent Thursday to 40 De Soto homeowners, four businesses and one industrial plant informing them that revised maps would place their homes or businesses within Kill Creek’s 100-year floodplain. Chet Belcher, storm water engineer for the Johnson County Storm Water Management Program, said a two-year study determined the lower Kill Creek watershed’s 100-year floodplain was four feet higher than shown on current Federal Emergency Management Agency maps. A 100-year flood means a flood of such severity has a 1-percent chance of happening in a calendar year.
Launita E. Cox
1916-2004
October 14, 2004
De Soto schools pass annual assessment review
October 14, 2004
De Soto USD 232 schools met criteria for adequate yearly progress in all subject areas on the 2004 state assessment tests. State assessment results and progress information for De Soto and about 300 other Kansas school districts was released Tuesday at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting at the Shawnee Mission USD 512 administrative center.