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USD 232’s enrollment increases 7.5 percent
September 30, 2004
Kansas public schools are in the middle of a three-week window between the date they are required to take student head counts and the deadline to report findings to the state. Sept. 20 counts from De Soto USD 232 indicate enrollment is up from last year but not by as much as first predicted. For all districts, pupils equal state dollars, which in turn affects the budget.
Lambie-Geer submits new Arbor Ridge plan
September 30, 2004
Lambie-Geer’s latest proposal to develop 90 acres southeast of Kill Creek Road and 83rd Street is now officially on the table. The developer’s engineers Monday delivered the newest Arbor Ridge subdivision plan to the city planning office. The plan includes 15 homes on larger lots as a buffer to properties to the east and 213 homes on smaller lots. The most significant difference from earlier Lambie-Geer development plans for the property is the absence of multi-family housing.
City looks to Congress for help with water plant
September 30, 2004
De Soto city officials have asked for help from the state’s congressional delegation in changing the language included in legislation now before Congress. The decision to write the state’s two U.S. senators and four congressmen came after a meeting with representatives of Kessinger/Hunter and Co. The meeting failed to produce a hoped-for agreement guaranteeing the city would eventually receive the water treatment facility at the plant should Kessinger/Hunter get title to the closed 9,065-acre plant.
De Soto shuts out generous Eagles
Wildcats improve to 4-0 as defense dominates in 25-0 road victory over Wellsville
September 30, 2004
The 25-0 shutout win marked the first time in the Brad Scott era that De Soto started a season with four-straight wins.
Wildcats sweep own invitational
September 30, 2004
If the Wildcat Invitational tennis tournament is any indication as to what lies ahead, De Soto is peaking at the right time. All players scored points for the Wildcats at the invitational as De Soto won its own tournament for the second-straight year and caused De Soto tennis coach Michael Sullivan to sing their praises.
Catching cat fervor
September 30, 2004
Roberts surprises at Tonganoxie Invitational
September 30, 2004
If De Soto cross country coach Chris McAfee can’t convince Melissa Roberts that she is capable of medaling at the Kansas 4A state cross country meet in late October, maybe her latest performance will. Roberts erased 50 seconds from her previous personal-best effort in leading the Wildcats to the team championship Sept. 23 at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Character education proves worthy as program matures
September 30, 2004
River traffic
September 30, 2004
Most De Soto residents’ only glimpses of the Kansas River are from the steel bridge spanning the waterway on Wyandotte Street. Taking a closer look they might see wildlife, sand dredging and lake-like pools as the waterway winds its way east to the Missouri River.
Exploring the Past
De Soto history
September 30, 2004