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Offseason work to help volleyball
August 25, 2005
It’s common preseason claim, no matter the team, the player or the previous season’s record. Still, it’s hard not to believe De Soto’s Lauren Hampton “This is our year to go to state,” she said Monday. “This year is the year we’re going to be so good.”
Tennis finds fault with rain
August 25, 2005
There’s only one thought that comforts De Soto girls tennis coach Michael Sullivan when he considers all the practice time his team has lost to this month’s bizarre late summer rains. “At least everyone else is in the same boat,” he said.
Park’s new friends add to city’s beauty
August 25, 2005
Mud clung to shovels and left track marks on the bare legs of volunteers planting flowers in the muggy air Saturday at Miller Park. It wasn’t a great morning for gardening, but smiles came easy to the workers transferring flowers from pots to earth along the sidewalk north of the gazebo
Exploring the past
August 25, 2005
Johnson built solid record of accomplishment
August 25, 2005
A little more than three years ago, the De Soto City Council hired a new city administrator with one priority task in mind — reorganize and make sense of city finances.
Teachers OK contract
Proposed contract has 8.59 percent salary increase
August 25, 2005
The De Soto Teachers’ Association has overwhelmingly approved a new contract with De Soto USD 232 that would increase the district’s salary obligation to teachers by 8.59 percent.
Band aide
Hiring of new LTMS teacher brings changes
August 25, 2005
As the Lexington Trails Middle School band practiced Monday, a trombone player learned there was no slacking under the watchful eye of the school’s new band instructor. “I know the slide positions for trombone,” Robert Foster said with trumpet in hand. “My trombone is in my office. I brought my trumpet because I like it, but I know how to play the trombone. “So, no faking.”
Completely different’ Wildcats look to find way back to state with staunch defense
August 25, 2005
De Soto boys soccer coach Darren Erpelding said it best when he wasn’t even trying. Breaking down the match up with the Wildcats’ first opponent, Basehor-Linwood, Erpelding hesitated while explaining how his team would stack up. “We’re just a completely different team,” he said.
De Soto soccer set to kick off
First week’s games should allow offense time to grow
August 25, 2005
De Soto coach Darren Erpelding was quick to point out his team’s weakness: offense. His players were just as quick to find the bright side, however.
State decision hikes cost of sewer plant
KDHE order adds $470,000 to needed bond
August 25, 2005
It is going to cost the city of De Soto an additional $470,000 to build a new sewer plant in the West Bottoms.