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Utility aid increased
August 17, 2006
New SRO wants kids to feel safe
August 17, 2006
When students walk through the door at De Soto High School this week, one of the first faces they’ll see this year is Deputy Eddie Blake.
Ready to return
De Soto’s top pairs team finished third at state last season and has even bigger plans for 2006
August 17, 2006
It wasn’t just a great day. It wasn’t just a lucky draw. The doubles team of Hana Lindbloom and Rebekah Gulley fought their way to a third place finish in last year’s state tournament with a little of everything — great play at state and the week before at regionals, a great draw that kept them away from the eventual champions and plain, old fashioned skill.
Uncertainty reigns as tennis team begins quest back to state tourney
August 17, 2006
It all set up so perfectly a year ago. The De Soto tennis team played six varsity players virtually the entire year, loading both singles players and both doubles team with experience heading into regionals. De Soto qualified five of its six players to the Class 4A state tournament. All five brought home medals and there was even something for coach Michael Sullivan to carry — a third place team trophy.
Soccer hopes to rebound
August 17, 2006
There’s a lot of soccer programs around the state that would take a 9-9 season sandwiched between more successful campaigns and be happy. It’s not the kind of thing that flies with the De Soto soccer team though. The Wildcats — memories of their 2003 run to the state title game still rattling in their heads — weren’t happy with the 2005 campaign, and they figure they have all of 2006 to prove they’re still among the state’s best when it comes to boys soccer.
DHS students improve ACT scores again
August 17, 2006
De Soto High School students are getting smarter every year, according to a report released by American College Testing.
Fringe benefits
De Soto native performs in New York theater festival
August 17, 2006
A son of a minister and high school music and drama teacher, Jon Copeland figures he had the perfect upbringing to develop the varied talents he is displaying to New York City audiences this week.
Parade entries needed
August 17, 2006
Military news
August 17, 2006
Farmers market open
August 17, 2006
Homecoming parade
August 17, 2006
Card shower requested
August 17, 2006
Through the pages
August 17, 2006
Back to school
August 17, 2006
Teachers approve 2006-07 contract
August 17, 2006
De Soto USD 232 teachers approved new contracts last week, bringing an overall increase of 4.2 percent to the salary schedule.
Neighbors
August 17, 2006
Elmer and Reta Jenks returned home after taking a vacation and going to Colorado to attend their granddaughter’s wedding. They said it was a beautiful wedding with many relatives and friends attending.
Now Showing
August 17, 2006
If you haven’t heard, we’re approaching the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11. I’ve read a lot lately about how the media is going to acknowledge the most horrible day of 2001, perhaps of any year. Why is it such a big deal this year?
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
August 17, 2006
Moore stresses moderate message
August 17, 2006
Dennis Moore is starting his fifth race for Congress with messages familiar to past campaigns, including his same basic approach to government.
Johnson County Nutrition Program
August 17, 2006
Daniel L. Hall
August 17, 2006
Ruth A. Green
August 17, 2006
Water decision delay gives city time to engage
August 17, 2006
The latest of three meetings on the city of De Soto’s future water needs ended with the city council’s admission last week that there would be no change in the immediate future. For the next few years, the city can expect to keep making incremental improvements to the Sunflower water plant, much as it has for the past six years.
School start of life’s obligations
August 17, 2006
School opens each year with optimism, especially for the youngsters starting school for the first time.
Park district to give city sesquicentennial gift
August 17, 2006
Work started this month on one Johnson County Parks and Recreation District enhancement near De Soto and work should start on another this month.
Project runaway
August 17, 2006
Food for thought
Lexington Plaza owners opening bar and grill to address demand
August 17, 2006
The former Simple Simon’s restaurant on Lexington Avenue will open next month as a bar and grill that will cater to the evening dinner business that escaped the closed pizza place.