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Rain sets Cat seven-on-seven team back
June 16, 2005
In past summers Brad Scott used the Great Plains Shootout football camp in Lawrence to catapult his program ahead of the competition. After rain washed out the 7-on-7 portion of the sessions June 4, the Wildcats had to start summer league play on even terms with the teams they will compete against this fall.
Wildcats drop two
June 16, 2005
De Soto’s run to the top of the 3 & 2 Baseball League took a huge hit Tuesday night when it was swept by the Shawnee Mission Northwest JV Hornets 5-3 and 10-5. After starting the 2005 season with a 7-3 win over Bishop Miege and a 6-3 win over the Northwest Hornets 15, the Wildcats are now in the midst of a two-game losing skid and stand 2-2 on the year.
Tenney sets standard at volleyball camp
Gonzalez hooks up with AAU team
June 16, 2005
De Soto’s volleyball team took home two awards following a Kansas University volleyball camp last weekend and appears ready to make a run at success this fall. Next season’s junior setter, Sydney Tenney, picked up an individual award when she was named the ‘Outstanding Setter’ at last week’s camp.
Smith enjoying league of his own
De Soto man finds release in Senior League
June 16, 2005
J. Scott Smith will never run the bases at Kauffman Stadium as a player, even step into Rosenblatt Stadium as an Omaha Royal. But that doesn’t mean he can’t dream a little. Thanks to the foresight and creativeness of Long Island, N.Y. resident, Steve Sigler, Smith can still have his day in the sun.
Summer staple
Vacation Bible school changes, yet seems to stay the same
June 16, 2005
At 4, Zach Yarbrough has but a week of vacation Bible school under his belt — long enough to learn one of the event’s main points about Jesus.
City looking at possible skateboard park
Missouri city park and rec professionals doubt success of converting Miller Park pool
June 16, 2005
Descending a long hill Monday on Waverly Road, 11-year-old Frankie Seamon reclined on his skateboard, resting for the long trip to the Miller Park swimming pool. In the summer, Frankie estimated he rode his skateboard three to four hours a day on Waverly and other city streets. While on Waverly, he is mindful of a set of strict rules established by his parents, Leilani and Frank Seamon, which forces him off the pavement whenever a car approaches from either direction. He has visited skateboard parks in Olathe, Frankie said. If one were available in De Soto, he’d be there “24, seven,” he said.
Legislature should act on good news
June 16, 2005
Tech plan stresses ‘enhanced learning’
Focus group predicts future technology needs
June 16, 2005
After a lengthy and much-discussed facilities focus group presentation at last week’s Board of Education meeting, De Soto USD 232 technology director Ben Crosier clipped through a second presentation detailing the technology portion of the district’s expected financial needs.
Clayton C. Harris
1934-2005
June 16, 2005
Insurance contributes to SFAAP’s latest delay
Late summer plant closing now goal of developer
June 16, 2005
Late in May, De Soto city officials expected the city’s agreement with Sunflower Redevelopment LLC to be placed before the City Council this month. But as city staffers were working on the final details of the agreement, an official with the developer told the city to hold off while it worked to address a larger issue with the transfer of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Kitty built for stray felines
Clearview City residents concerned for complex’s abandoned cats
June 16, 2005
Abandoned cats, both tame and feral, have roamed Clearview City since Jo Sullenger moved in to the southwestern De Soto apartment complex 10 years ago. They fight, they multiply and they may even spread diseases to residents’ pets. But Sullenger doesn’t want to get rid of the strays, just to help them.
Exploring the past
June 16, 2005