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Flight of the century
Miller Park site of woman’s 99th birthday balloon ride
August 11, 2005
Even at 99, Edith Oster would never be called a wilting violet. Known for her pluck and penchant for birthday adventures, the Olathe resident visited De Soto Tuesday for her latest old-age quest — a hot air balloon ride.
Neighbors
August 11, 2005
Exploring The Past
August 11, 2005
Larges celebrate 40th
August 11, 2005
Hawley likes challenge of sports scheduling
August 11, 2005
As De Soto’s athletic director, one of Roy Hawley’s responsibilities is to make sure the Wildcats’ teams have enough games scheduled so they can be competitive. As simple as that sounds, a lot more goes into his job than meets the eye.
Mature Burnett expecting freaky senior season
August 11, 2005
Ever since he was a skinny little freshman, Taylor Burnett has been making his presence felt on a football field. Now a senior, Burnett could use his presence to dictate what opposing offenses will try to do.
Petty’s North team clawed by future K-Staters
August 11, 2005
Former Wildcat guard Amy Petty had her moments for the North squad in the 2005 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star game at Washburn University in Topeka, scoring seven points and connecting on a 3-pointer.
Wildcats get bigger, stronge, faster
Burton, Grizzles excel in summer conditioning
August 11, 2005
It gets pretty quiet in the De Soto High School weight room when Pat Burton maxes out in a lift. But that’s because all eyes are on him.
Proposed city mill levy to rise slightly
August 11, 2005
With the need to replenish a dwindling debt service fund, the De Soto City Council will likely approve a slight increase in its overall mill levy for 2006. The city’s proposed 2006 budget — published in the Aug. 4 issue of the Explorer — would increase the city’s overall mill levy from the 2005 level of 24.785 mills to 24.948 mills. Those living in that part of De Soto served by Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3 will see a larger increase as the mill levy rises from 2005’s 14.929 mills to the proposed 2006 level of 16.155 mills.
Prestigious Peabody beckons Prescott
August 11, 2005
Even though she had completed an extensive application and flown to Baltimore for a live audition at The Peabody Institute, Michelle Prescott didn’t expect to find anything in her mailbox from the school but a small, skinny envelope — the surefire sign of a rejection letter.
De Soto resumes water master plan
August 11, 2005
With the future ownership of the water treatment plant on the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant finally secured, city of De Soto officials are moving ahead with the development of a master plan.
Burn program tops Sunflower to-do work list
Plant transfer official Friday
August 11, 2005
Columns of smoke will again be familiar sights above the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant following its official transfer to a private developer late last week. “Everything was filed as of record last Friday,” said Kise Randall, executive director of Sunflower Redevelopment LLC, a partnership of Kessinger/Hunter and Co. of Kansas City, Mo., and International Risk Group of Denver.