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Millers deliver for Gulf victims
September 15, 2005
For the Miller family of De Soto, donating to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina wasn’t enough — they wanted to visit. Last weekend, Jeffrey and Alesa Miller took their two children on a mission to bring food, toys and goods to refugees in Mississippi. Alesa contacted members of the De Soto community through e-mail and was able to get $140 in donations and 4,600 pounds of supplies.
Storm blows up city project bids
September 15, 2005
The effects of Hurricane Katrina were evident in De Soto last week with the opening of bids on two city projects. Bids for the extension of the 8-foot Lexington Avenue sidewalk from Commerce Drive to the west Y and those for drainage improvements south of De Meadows came in significantly higher than engineering consultants’ estimates, causing at least a month delay in the start of the projects and raising some doubt about their completion this year.
De Soto cross country girls third, boys fifth at Wamego
September 15, 2005
It’s not the toughest course or the most competitive meet. But the Wamego Country Club that doubles as the state cross country course often draws the ire of De Soto runners.
De Soto volleyball turns up the pressure
September 15, 2005
The De Soto volleyball team hoped to begin the regular season by building on the strong momentum generated at the conclusion of last year. And after starting the campaign a week ago at 3-0, things seemed to be on schedule. The Wildcats took a 7-2 record into Tuesday’s quadrangular at Paola, which featured the host Panthers along with Central Heights and fifth-ranked Tonganoxie.
Linebackers may be key against Central Heights
September 15, 2005
Defensive end Taylor Burnett returned to De Soto’s lineup with all the force of a locomotive, returning an interception for a touchdown and picking up two sacks. Safety Neil Erisman led the secondary, grabbing two of the Wildcats four interceptions.
De Soto plays keep away with Prairie View
September 15, 2005
Coach Brad Scott indicated that junior tailback Tyler Farmer might see a few more carries in week two. The focus of Osawatomie’s defense in the season opener, Farmer was restricted in both carries and yards.
KC Christian runs De Soto ragged
September 15, 2005
Ralph D. Miller Jr.
1936-2005
September 15, 2005
William Glen Burden
1944-2005
September 15, 2005
Thelma L. Bowes
September 15, 2005
Exploring the past
September 15, 2005
Community comes together for Baxters
September 15, 2005
Cannon aims to complete boat ramp
September 15, 2005
Looking for someone to get a construction project finished, De Soto Mayor Dave Anderson tapped into expertise on his city council. Councilwoman Betty Cannon was named the point person to move forward a two-year-old city effort to build a boat ramp in the West Bottoms. The reason, she acknowledged, was obvious. “I’ve got a lot of contacts with contractors,” said the owner of De Soto’s Betty’s Trucking.
Katrina offers lessons for emergency managers
Regional planners say considerable work already done to address problems seen in Gulf Coast
September 15, 2005
Although the circumstances in the Midlands are much different than those in the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina will provide lessons in emergency management, said two professionals in the field.
Students respond to storm’s needs
September 15, 2005
When De Soto students learned about the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, they asked their teachers for a way to help. “This is pretty incredible, the first day after Katrina I had literally four students come to me and ask if there was some way to help,” Starside Elementary School counselor Paula Henderson said. “I was so proud of them for taking the initiative to realize ‘yes,’ we did need to do something.”
DHS doubles very close
September 15, 2005
It’s hard to define it as a problem, but it’s not really a good thing either. “A blessing and a curse,” De Soto tennis coach Michael Sullivan said. As the Wildcats have rolled through the early part of their schedule, Sullivan’s two doubles teams have proven remarkably even.
Plan for pets during emergencies
September 15, 2005