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Bid granted
April 6, 2006
Chamber news
April 6, 2006
Kindergarten information meetings
April 6, 2006
Silver Circle meeting
April 6, 2006
Cleanup dates scheduled
April 6, 2006
Wiltings mark 10 years of changing lives
April 6, 2006
Although downtown De Soto isn’t exactly alive with activity, one organization has become a popular gathering place for teenagers. Youth from De Soto can be found at The Crossing on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings playing basketball, billiards or enjoying snacks while they discuss religious issues.
DHS moonbuggy ready to shine
April 6, 2006
De Soto High School’s moonbuggy team left at 6 a.m. Thursday to compete in the annual NASA race. A team of nine students worked throughout the year to build the machine — a four-wheel, two-seat bicycle — which will be driven by Luke Krehbiel and Carrie Buser.
All-state wrestling team announced
April 6, 2006
MeKechnie destroys previous best
April 6, 2006
Scott McKechnie wasn’t exactly supposed to be De Soto’s leader. He carded a 107 on his best day last season and almost every time he teed off Monday he did so with a 4 iron. None of that seemed to matter, however, as McKechnie beat his previous best score by a mere 22 strokes, finishing with an 85 to lead the Wildcats at the Gardner Edgerton Invitational.
Local street construction season to see less activity than recent years
April 6, 2006
For the most part, De Soto motorists will be spared orange barrels and closed streets this summer as they drive about the city. That will be a departure from the past three years, which saw the reconstruction of 83rd Street from Shawnee to Ferry streets, resurfacing of 83rd Street and Penner Avenue from Y to Y, major improvements to Lexington Avenue, resurfacing of Waverly Road and last fall’s reconfiguration of the east Y.
Aggressiveness, defense key wins
April 6, 2006
The De Soto softball team evened its record, then took a step into the black Tuesday. Beating Central Heights 11-7 and 8-0 in a doubleheader sweep, the Wildcats improved their record to 3-2, pushing into positive territory for the first time since they won their season opener against Wellsville.
De Soto survives a pair of close calls
April 6, 2006
There’s no other word for it. De Soto coach Steve Deghand couldn’t find one. Taylor Burnett himself couldn’t find one. With the tying run on second, no hope of help from any sort of bullpen and nary an ounce of momentum, Burnett was simply gutsy in striking out Central Heights’ final two batters.
Pool nears completion
April 6, 2006
On a day warm enough to think about a swim, Vanum Construction foreman Dave Rumans looked on with satisfaction Tuesday as two of his men cleaned concrete on the new De Soto swimming pool.
What a racket
Late-starting tennis squad blanks Mill Valley
April 6, 2006
The De Soto tennis team was officially the last Wildcat spring squad to start its season and the racket Cats wasted little time showing how they used their extra days off. De Soto won its first two events of the season, taking first Monday in a Topeka quadrangular, then returning home Tuesday to earn its first ever win over intra-district rival Mill Valley, sweeping the Jaguars 9-0.
Burgweger, Goleman mount surprise attack
April 6, 2006
There was more than one thing about it that defied logic. First, Chesney Burgweger simply hadn’t practiced the triple jump very much. She ran cross country in the fall and had spent more time this spring working on her distance times than she had mapping out her jumping technique. On top of that, Burgweger wasn’t really too incredible at triple jump a year ago. Sure she has the body — the tall, skinny, long-legged look of a successful track and field athlete — but first place?
Kansas information wanted
April 6, 2006
I am a fifth-grader in Mrs. Kelly’s class at Conway School and everyone in fifth grade gets to do state reports and I chose Kansas. I was wondering if you could send me some information on this state?
Comprehensive upgrades needed
April 6, 2006
Many Leavenworth County Road 1 residents and other Leavenworth County taxpayers are attempting to halt the interchange on the Kansas Turnpike until such time as all necessary road and bridge construction from Eudora to Tonganoxie has been completed.
History, geography make west side best growth option
April 6, 2006
A look at a map of De Soto and northwest Johnson County makes it obvious why De Soto has started future land-use planning to the west and southwest.
Out in the Barn adds hours, contributors
April 6, 2006
As they stood in a room filled with home-decoration objects they and their friends made for sale at Out in the Barn, Laurel McElvain talked with Beth Burkhard about making cloth-covered lettering.
FCB Bank setting roots
April 6, 2006
Things have gone well for De Soto’s newest bank in its first month.
Vernon J. Zaring
1921-2006
April 6, 2006
Thomas Jackson
1921-2006
April 6, 2006
Students say they’re savvy to Web safety
April 6, 2006
For parents learning about Xanga blogs and online diaries for the first time, the thought of a possible criminal having online access to their children is terrifying. But for some De Soto High School students, being a part of online communities is as normal as talking on the phone.
Library news
April 6, 2006
Exploring the past
April 6, 2006
Fund-raiser set
April 6, 2006
Youth lock-in
April 6, 2006
Golf tournament
April 6, 2006
Multi-Service Center, district cooperate toddlers’ playgroup
April 6, 2006
A sandbox full of dried pinto beans is waiting at the De Soto Multi-Service Center for a child to come and play.
Close proves good enough in Cats’ first win
April 6, 2006
Twenty-one shots on goal and near complete control — even domination in the second half — and De Soto scored just one goal. Still, it was enough Monday as the Cats (1-2-1) won their first game of the season, beating Immaculata, 1-0.
Neighbors
April 6, 2006
Parent’s night out
April 6, 2006
King to compete in cheer competition
April 6, 2006