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Wildcats find rhythm in seven-on-seven
Squad clicks against Anderson County
June 23, 2005
Following a 26-12 loss to Wellsville in Monday’s 7-on-7 football action, De Soto football coach Brad Scott talked to his team about how past Wildcats competed. J.T. Thompson took his pep talk to heart.
Legislature could determine county sales tax’s fate
June 23, 2005
Any decision the Kansas Legislature makes in Topeka regarding a count-ordered increase in school funding could also decide the future of a Johnson County quarter-cent sales tax. In an August 2002 referendum, more than 61 percent of county voters marked ballots in favor of the quarter-cent sales tax, which provides grant money to the county’s seven school districts. The tax will sunset at the end of the year unless county voters approve an extension for education grants or other purposes.
School project approved
Mize Middle School to cost $19.8 million
June 23, 2005
Despite discussion Monday about tax implications and a “no” vote from Don Clark, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education approved construction bids for Mize Middle School.
Action needed for children’s future
June 23, 2005
Generosity made reunion happen
June 23, 2005
Quarry decision to at least bring new oversight
June 23, 2005
John Chance
1955-2005
June 23, 2005
Arthur W. Blaylock
1917-2005
June 23, 2005
Help offered to floodplain homeowners
June 23, 2005
Following up on a promise made last fall, the city has offered to provide surveys of 43 homes expected to be in a proposed new Kill Creek floodplain map. It was learned in November 2004 that a new floodplain commissioned by Johnson County would significantly raise the streamway’s 100-year floodplain. That finding, based on more accurate information and better computer models than a previous 1991 study, won’t become official until the Federal Emergency Management Agency approves the new maps in late 2006. Most of the homes that would be below the new floodplain are in De Meadows, although there are a few in Oak Country or along Lexington Avenue.
Sports keep Baders busy
June 23, 2005
There is no such thing as the lazy days of summer for Mike and Tandee Bader and their three kids Zach, Jerod and Kayla. In fact, it’s a rather hectic and productive time of year for the family of five.
Civil servant Baxter bade farewell
June 23, 2005
Rob Keehn said Larry Baxter found what he was looking for when he moved to De Soto. The 53-year-old Baxter died last Thursday from complications of a stomach ailment that had him in Olathe Medical Center since mid-May. “We met shortly after he moved here,” Keehn said. “He liked the small town. He wanted that for himself and his family. He loved De Soto, and he wanted to help it grow.”
Exploring the Past
De Soto history
June 23, 2005