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Johnson leads solid cross country effort at Frontier League meet
October 21, 2004
Knowing regionals were just a week away, De Soto cross country coach Chris McAfee had a dilemma to ponder. Would it benefit his boys cross country team to go all out during the Frontier League meet and risk wear and fatigue for Thursday’s do-or-die regional meet? Or would he better serve the Wildcats by allowing his runners to put in a good workout at the league meet and let the chips fall where they may? “I put the question to the seniors,” McAfee said, “And they decided they would rather be ready for the regional meet.”
Letter misrepresents Moore’s record
October 21, 2004
Sharing the holiday spirit
October 21, 2004
Wildcats shut out Kaws to open district play
October 21, 2004
One big special teams play and three turnovers helped De Soto chase away ghosts from the past and win its first district football game under the guidance of fifth-year coach Brad Scott. The 28-0 win Friday at Perry-Lecompton ended four years of frustration, and sometimes embarrassment, for the once-proud gridiron program.
Openings provide Old-Town residents chance for voice
October 21, 2004
Bi-State II
How does De Soto fit in?
October 21, 2004
As he entered the De Soto Library on Tuesday, Michael Murphy said he understood why Jackson County, Mo., officials liked the Bi-State II proposal. “I feel sorry for Jackson County (Mo.) having to pick up the bill for that whole facility (Truman Sports Complex),” he said. “I can see why they would like us to help, but I don’t see why we should.” The Bi-State II proposal would raise from $900 million to $1.2 billion in the next 12 to 15 years through a quarter-cent sales tax, its supporters say. The tax would be used to make $360 million in improvements to Kaufman and Arrowhead stadiums. Half of the revenue raised would be used to support art and cultural initiatives in the five counties, including $50 million for a downtown Kansas City, Mo., performance center.
Vibrant palette
Autumn’s colors
October 21, 2004
Images of fall are all around De Soto as October ends and Halloween nears.
Mize fifth-graders prove policy works
October 21, 2004
Presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry seemed much shorter than usual — and much less malicious — but everything else was in place for their debate last at Mize Elementary School. Even though they were only fifth-graders, the four students playing Bush, Kerry, Dick Cheney and John Edwards tackled the big issues, spoke on a time limit and asked the audience for their vote in a mock debate Thursday afternoon at the school.
County preps for record Election Day
October 21, 2004
Johnson County Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt can cite figures indicating the countywide interest for the 2004 general election. For example, the election office registered 5,000 new voters in the two weeks before the Oct. 18 registration deadline. But more than just the numbers, Schmidt said she sensed an excitement among those visiting the office in Olathe about the election that has already started for her and her staff. Her office has already issued 39,831 advanced ballots for the election, she said.
Kenneth R. Snow
1932-2004
October 21, 2004
Josephine F. Hensley
1923-2004
October 21, 2004
Hampton earns redemption at state tennis
October 21, 2004
No matter how hard she tried, Lauren Hampton just couldn’t get volleyball off of her mind earlier this month when she and the rest of the Wildcat tennis team competed at the Kansas 4A regionals at Topeka Hayden. That, she said, was what cost her and the rest of the team a runner-up finish at the regional tennis tournament.
Takedowns to touchdowns
Wildcat, Tongie quarterbacks excel on wrestling mat,
October 21, 2004
Their similarities are abundant. De Soto junior Neil Erisman advanced to the state wrestling meet as a freshman and sophomore. Erisman has been a league, regional and national champion and has competed overseas. He finished as state runner-up as a freshman and placed third last February with a 27-2 record.
Exploring the past
October 21, 2004