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Graduate Rodgers’ loyalty helps make new DHS stadium scoreboard possible
September 2, 2004
You can tell a lot about people by the legacy they leave behind. For Harold “Junior” Rodgers that legacy was his love for De Soto High School and the football program he cherished. Rodgers, or Junior as he was known by family and friends, died in July 2003. But he extended his loyalty to his hometown and alma mater by donating to the high school so it could purchase a new scoreboard for the football stadium. “He had some bad blows in life,” Larry Cox said of his uncle. “But he did what he could with them.” In an event that will add to a very special local weekend that includes the De Soto Days Festival, Cox is organizing a dedication ceremony to unveil the new scoreboard and honor his uncle before the kickoff of De Soto’s Friday season opening football game against Osawatomie.
Letter clarifies Sunflower bill’s intent, consequences
September 2, 2004
attorney for the developer working to secure ownership of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant has assured Rep. Dennis Moore that any transaction of the closed plant would include the proposed public benefit transfers and be subject to existing federal laws. The assurances were stated in a letter from John Petersen to Moore dated Aug. 20. The letter was in response to an earlier letter the congressman sent to the attorney for Kessinger/Hunter and Co. of Kansas City, Mo., asking for clarification on a number of concerns raised with the introduction of federal legislation affecting the transfer. Meanwhile, officials with the city of De Soto are trying to work out terms of an agreement with Kessinger Hunter that would give the city added assurances it would receive the water treatment plant at Sunflower.
De Soto Days ready to dazzle
September 2, 2004
De Soto Days Festival Committee Chairman Max Atwell wouldn’t mind if last year’s De Soto Days weather pattern repeated itself. Last year, the wet festival weekend closed out a hot and dry summer. Downpours on festival Saturday washed out the event’s biggest day. Atwell doesn’t want a repeat of thunderstorms but rather a sudden reversal of an established weather pattern. Atwell was hopeful Tuesday his wish was coming true. “The forecast changes hourly,” he said. “The last I heard, they were talking about (rain) Saturday night into Sunday morning. It would be alright if it held off until next week.”
Attendance at weekend events says thank you
September 2, 2004
De Soto tennis team medal winner in coach’s mind
September 2, 2004
As it stands, however, De Soto settled for two individual gold medals and a couple silver because team scores weren’t tabulated. Still, the Wildcats were nearly perfect.
New coach looking to returning players
September 2, 2004
One thing Brooks does know about her team is that she has players who aren’t lacking work ethic.
Wildcats off to a good start
De Soto tops Kaws 2-1 in overtime play
September 2, 2004
Jordan Hevel wasted little time in proving his worth in the second half of Monday’s 2-1 overtime win over Perry-Lecompton in De Soto.
Teater-Massing
September 2, 2004
Jessie M. McClacherty
1930-2004
September 2, 2004
Judith K. Gribbin
1939-2004
September 2, 2004
Jackson Ray Crow
2004-2004
September 2, 2004
Exploring the Past
De Soto history
September 2, 2004
Open your computers
Laptop computers at Lexington Trails help foreign language teacher take class out of town
September 2, 2004
Monday morning, 15 students in Webb’s eighth-grade exploratory French class opened their ordinateurs, or computers, instead of paper workbooks filled with dated drawings and made-up foreign characters.
Scattered brain showers
Thoughts about avoiding dunk tank fate
September 2, 2004