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Tennis coach Sullivan honored
DHS team leader selected as Kansas 4A Coach of the Year
February 24, 2005
De Soto girls tennis coach Michael Sullivan has always believed in sharing the wealth. That’s why when he was selected as the Kansas 4A Coach of the Year, it came as no surprise that Sullivan quickly discussed the roles his players and Wildcat assistant coach Doug Opdycke played in the program’s success.
Short-handed girls settle for split on week
Wildcats beat Central Heights but fall to Louisburg
February 24, 2005
Playing short-handed the past week, the De Soto girls basketball team still managed to split a pair of games against Louisburg and Central Heights. In a 42-36 loss to Louisburg, De Soto was without the services of starters Kira Gonzalez and Clarissa Kopp because of disciplinary actions. After getting Gonzalez back for Saturday’s game, Kopp and several other Wildcats missed the make-up contest because of scheduling conflicts with other activities.
Brown’s treys sink Vikings
De Soto boys top Central Heights 59-53
February 24, 2005
When Danny Brown made his first shot Saturday against Central Heights, he had a feeling it could be his night. Unfortunately for the Vikings, Brown’s gut feeling was right.
Four Cats qualify for state wrestling finals
Faircloth, Goleman, Mercer seek medals in Wichita, regional ‘Wrestler of the Year’ Erisman stalking state high school pin record
February 24, 2005
By his own admission, Neil Erisman hasn’t wrestled to the standards he set for himself at the past two state wrestling meets. Now he’s ready to get the monkey off his back.
Spellers queue up for county bee
Nearly 130 area students and their fans converge upon Lexington Trails Middle School in De Soto for the Johnson County bee
February 24, 2005
Cilantro. That was Tyler’s first word in the final round of the Johnson County Spelling Bee, which took place Friday at Lexington Trails Middle School. However, as Tyler and 127 other young spellers learned as the day progressed, words tended to get harder.
Closed eatery getting office makeover
February 24, 2005
As makeovers go, the one the former Kill Creek Pub is getting might be large enough to qualify for one of those quasi-reality shows. Local developer Don Parr is remodeling the building that formarly housed a restaurant, bar and liquor store into office space.
De Soto sees spike in home valuations
February 24, 2005
The average appraised valuation of single family homes in De Soto increased 11.1 percent in the last year, according to Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome’s annual report. Offsetting the groans that news is likely to elicit local homeowners was then near doubling in the assessed value of the city’s commercial property, attributed to the sunset of 10-year-old tax abatement to a local industry.
Organ donors save lives
February 24, 2005
City regulations should support greater policy aims
February 24, 2005
OMC rezoning request clears first step
February 24, 2005
The De Soto Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday of Olathe Medical Center’s rezoning request for 40 acres on 91st Street but not without wondering about the possible downside of removing the city’s most attractive retail property from commercial zoning.
Robert E. Redick Jr.
1950-2005
February 24, 2005
Leslie W. Dobbins
1935-2005
February 24, 2005
Pete H. Cale
1935-2005
February 24, 2005
Mayor pegs McPherson to lead sesquicentennial effort
February 24, 2005
Lana McPherson has a three-ring binder ready for the latest task assigned her by De Soto Mayor Dave Anderson. Last Thursday, Anderson said the city clerk would lead the city’s effort to plan the celebration of De Soto’s 150th anniversary in 2007. McPherson said she was already filling up the three-ring binder with contact names. “It’s the best way for me to stay organized,” she said.
Exploring the past
February 24, 2005