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Education needs leadership
Letter to the editor
February 17, 2005
OMC announcement validates optimism
February 17, 2005
For years, De Soto residents have heard that the city was on the cusp of development and that exciting and big things were coming. But the talk has, for the most part, been just that. Repeated predictions have jaded residents to the point talk of coming growth is almost an inside joke. Some may greet the news that the hospital won’t be built on the 40-acre site on 91st Street until some future date as more of the same. It isn’t.
Wildcats earn split behind senior duo
February 17, 2005
After playing one of its better halves of the year, De Soto fell victim to cold shooting in the second half and lost a 76-51 Frontier League contest to Spring Hill in the process.
Petty, improving Goleman key win
February 17, 2005
Amy Petty and Jackie Goleman combined for 45 points to take De Soto to a 59-47 Frontier League win Tuesday over Anderson County. Petty scored 15 of the 17 points scored by De Soto in the first quarter. Then the Wildcats took advantage of a smaller Anderson County lineup by going inside to Goleman in the second quarter. The sophomore scored nine of her 11 first-half points in the second quarter.
Petty’s record night lifts Cats by Buffs
February 17, 2005
Amy Petty didn’t need the Queen of Winter Sports crown she received at halftime of the De Soto High School boys game to prove herself regal.
Whooping cough cases reported
February 17, 2005
Several cases of whooping cough in Johnson County have health care workers suggesting tests for residents who have been exposed to or show symptoms of the ailment.
De Soto library page’s dedication wins county award
February 17, 2005
In his nearly two years as a page at the De Soto Library, Manuel DeLeon has done nearly everything but “ssshhh” unruly youngsters. “I do that,” said Melody Kinnamon, the branch manager of the De Soto Library. “He’s too busy.”
De Soto Datebook
School calendar
February 17, 2005
De Soto Datebook
Community calendar
February 17, 2005
Money, machines factors in student nutrition
February 17, 2005
As De Soto USD 232’s student nutrition director, McGrath is up against a lot in her task to get students to make healthy choices. A bill recently introduced in the Kansas Legislature, if passed, would require districts to provide healthy choices in school vending machines.
Sharing hope
De Soto couple hoping son’s impending liver transplant puts end to difficult year
February 17, 2005
There are no routine phone calls these days to Stacy and Randy Zerr’s home. Each ring of the phone is greeted with a pit-of-the-stomach anxiety mixed with the hope that the final chapter is starting in the family’s 10-month ordeal. “It’s our hope that it will be the light at the end of the tunnel,” Randy said. “There’s a lot of tunnels, but that would be a major one.”
Pansy C. Webb
1916-2005
February 17, 2005
OMC seeks rezoning as step toward hospital
February 17, 2005
Olathe Medical Center plans to seek rezoning for 40 acres on 91st Street in what officials with the hospital say will be the first step toward an eventual building of a hospital at the site.