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Pact reached on SFAAP water plant
July 14, 2005
The city of De Soto and the presumptive future developer of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant have reached agreement on the details that will give the city eventual ownership of the water treatment facility on the closed plant.
Additional school aid ‘good start’
Teachers’ compensation top priority in USD 232
July 14, 2005
De Soto USD 232 Superintendent Sharon Zoellner applauded Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that increased funding to Kansas public schools by $290 million, but only as a first step.
Landmark sign soon to be history
July 14, 2005
In 1951, Dean Weller was 26 years old, married with two children and had only $12,000 to replace a cornfield with a motel he couldn’t get a loan to build. But even though it would cost a hefty $1,700, a big, bright beacon for De Soto’s El Rancho Motel was a must.
A sip of summer
Down-the-road winery offers local fare, flavor
July 14, 2005
Visitors to Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery can get more than a taste of local wine there. The Basehor vineyard crosses a chateau-like wine experience with laid-back Kansas flair for its summertime jazz series events. The outdoor events include live Kansas City jazz, hot half-slabs and cobbler and plenty of wine to go around. “It’s kind of like a button-down Napa Valley — with barbecue,” said Don Mowry, Shawnee. “I think we’re going to come back. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Friday night.”
Exploring the Past
July 14, 2005
Much remains to be resolved in school funding
July 14, 2005
Steeles celebrates 25th
July 14, 2005
Glenn F. Sims
1926-2005
July 14, 2005
Bang may return to city’s Fourth
July 14, 2005
As De Soto emerged from a cloud of resident-created smoke the evening of July Fourth, city council member Ted Morse wondered why the city bothered banning fireworks. “It’s very apparent that what we’re doing is not working,” he told fellow De Soto City Council members at the council’s July 7 meeting.
Slick base running gives Wildcats easy win
July 14, 2005
Although it appears as if they can predict the future, De Soto baseball players aren’t telekinetic. They’ve been taught what to look for in gaining an advantage on the base pads.
Extreme bonding
De Soto mother, daughter train for, compete in first grueling triathlon
July 14, 2005
Battling boredom and needing a change, Linda Jokisch set out to find a sport that would fulfill her craving for running and provide her with new challenges.
De Soto Wolves hunt down state crown
July 14, 2005
An area of concern proved to be a savior for the Wolves at the Class A 8-and-younger Kansas State USSSA Baseball Championships in De Soto last weekend.