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Fund-raiser set
August 24, 2006
Homecoming parade
August 24, 2006
Optimism reigns for Cat runners
August 24, 2006
With a brand new baby girl at home, De Soto cross country coach Chris McAfee had plenty of reason to be happy as he worked with his cross country team Monday afternoon. And while his daughter — six-day old Meghan JoLeigh — and his wife — Marcy — no doubt account for most of those smiles, he said this season’s cross country squad contributed as well. The Wildcats have qualified both the boys and girls teams to the state cross country meet each of the last two seasons, and the 2006 squads could be the best of the bunch, McAfee said, grinning wide.
Ready for Mor(s)e
August 24, 2006
It’s the Fridays. That’s the best part of football, junior Jake Morse said. Even when things don’t go well, especially when they go right, it’s the Fridays that make it all worthwhile. It’s not just the games either. It’s the whole day of anticipation, the excitement in the locker room and the thrill of walking on the field — band blaring, fans screaming — preparing for the first snap and the first play. Everyone’s watching the starting quarterback.
Wildcats hope to carry momentum into 2006
August 24, 2006
First is tennis, which starts Thursday. Soccer is Friday, followed by cross country and football next week. Finally, Sept. 5, four days after football starts and 12 days after tennis, De Soto’s volleyball season will get under way. It’s frustrating, first-year coach Junelle Woolery said, and at the same time, it’s a relief.
Deal offered to end Primrose dead end
August 24, 2006
The city of De Soto will sweeten a benefit district arrangement with a local developer in the hopes of completing a loop through one of the city’s newest neighborhoods.
Soccer bid seems dead
August 24, 2006
De Soto’s hopes of being the future home of the Kansas City Wizards apparently ended this week with the announcement that Overland Park was now the top contender for that prize.
Self-service uniformity overdue
Gas pump diversity makes fools of customers
August 24, 2006
Family reunion with a twist
August 24, 2006
The feelings leading up to Aug. 3 were the same between all three siblings. They felt apprehensive and nervous. But most of all, Don Dolina, Linda King and Sharon Busey were ready to see each other.
Johnson County Nutrition Program
August 24, 2006
John P. Elder
August 24, 2006
Virgil R. Foster
August 24, 2006
Community Center changes allows parks and rec to offer more classes
August 24, 2006
The De Soto Parks and Recreation Department is offering classes for adults to discover their inner child.
Board approves district budget
August 24, 2006
De Soto school board members agreed to a budget of $63.4 million, which will lower its mill levy by .34 of a mill.
Electronic recycling day set
August 24, 2006
USD 232 squeezed
Initial count finds enrollment spike of 211 students
August 24, 2006
Growth in De Soto USD 232 appears to have slackened somewhat from past years, but it is still impressive. An early head count of students shows a total enrollment of 5,670 students. That’s an increase from 5,124 students one year ago, still impressive but down from the 300-plus increases of the early years of this decade.
New drama teacher encourages involvement
August 24, 2006
For Bryan Hileman, teaching is more about being actively engaged with his students than reading textbooks and giving lectures.
Cancer fighter adds to resume
August 24, 2006
Rita Jones didn’t realize she was starting a second career when she agreed to be a member of the De Soto Baptist Church’s Relay For Life team seven years ago.
Trails network offer to make De Soto unique
August 24, 2006
Neighbors
August 24, 2006