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Jump starting back to school
August 10, 2006
Area lake levels available
August 10, 2006
Cosby could be the answer
August 10, 2006
De Soto soccer coach Darren Erpelding has been trying to decide how to replace graduated senior Lance Williams since before the 2005 season was even over. Williams, preparing to play collegiately at Manhattan Christian College this fall, stood out as the team’s sweeper during his four years and took over as a leader last season. He missed the Cats’ final game of the year, however, having drawn a red card in the first round of the playoffs.
Johnson County to join K-Dot K-7 study
August 10, 2006
Johnson County implemented the K-7 Corridor Management Plan involving future development of Kansas Highway 7.
Questions haunt water planning
August 10, 2006
The De Soto City Council’s effort to develop a long-term water facilities plan seems to be pointing to a foreseeable future of the status quo.
De Soto to see overall mill levy increase
August 10, 2006
Despite the good news Monday that the school district’s anticipated 3-mill increase apparently won’t materialize, De Soto property owners in the city will still see an overall tax increase.
Sewer rate hike OK’ed
August 10, 2006
City of De Soto sewer customers will start seeing increases on their water bills next month.
USD 232, union near agreement
De Soto district teachers to vote on 4 percent salary increase
August 10, 2006
De Soto school teachers will get a 4.09-percent pay scale increase if they agree to the negotiations.
Wildcat Band: 101 strong
August 10, 2006
Although school doesn’t start for another week, but learning has already started at De Soto High School.
Maturity doesn’t omit playfulness
Youthful habits of mind still useful
August 10, 2006
Every morning in that time before I fully return to awareness with my first sip of coffee, these little wake-up mantras play through my head. They’re nonsense sentences or those that make sense but seemingly relate to nothing. They are about the only happening in my empty brain, and are so close to the surface that I often say them out loud and then have to explain I was just talking to myself. I’ve never been able to answer the question that follows concerning what I’m talking about.
Primary’s dismal turnout needs creative thought
August 10, 2006
No matter who won and who lost, this month’s primary elections were disappointing.
Spaghetti dinner to help with trip
August 10, 2006
DHS to offer new industrial arts class
August 10, 2006
Longtime civil servant leaving county
August 10, 2006
Trish Moore, the first director and longtime head of Johnson County Human Services and Aging, is leaving after more than three decades of public service in the county.
Pet Talk
August 10, 2006
Just before I went on vacation in late July, I had to call the “AC doctor” out to care for my geriatric unit. It seems the motor “shot craps” and pooped out on us. It was replaced. Wow, what a difference it made.
Through the Pages
August 10, 2006
Sesquicentennial sponsors sought
August 10, 2006
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee has sponsorship opportunities for the community’s planned yearlong 150th birthday.
Transit rides available
August 10, 2006
The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring a new transit service to De Soto residents.
Neighbors
August 10, 2006
Benefit walk set
August 10, 2006
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
August 10, 2006
Now Showing
August 10, 2006
Library news
August 10, 2006
Enrollment info
August 10, 2006
Claire Lillian Ross
August 10, 2006
Olguin joins De Soto business
August 10, 2006
Johnson County Nutrition Program
August 10, 2006
Obituary — Ruth A. Green
1923-2006
August 10, 2006
Chamber Day speedway tickets available
August 10, 2006
A whole new ballgame
August 10, 2006
New De Soto activities director Steve Deghand said the thing he’ll miss most about coaching is the relationships developed with players. Watching him work the crowd Thursday afternoon on the first day of enrollment, it was evident he’ll still have plenty of opportunity to build bridges, however.
Chasing the dream
Area teen hopes to drive with NASCAR
August 10, 2006
Eudora resident Chase Austin, 16, is a normal kid. He studies in the Eudora school system and likes to hang out with his friends. And like many teenage boys, he likes car races, especially NASCAR. But his love for races does not stop at just admiration; Chase races stock cars, and has since he was 12.
District avoids mill levy boost
August 10, 2006
De Soto USD 232 won’t have to raise its mill levy after all. This year’s total mill levy of 69.081 actually has a slight decrease from last year’s total levy of 69.115 mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.