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Ready to roar
De Soto’s football team faces an entirely new challenge in its opener
August 31, 2006
Every time he’s been asked in an interview De Soto football coach Brad Scott has insisted that despite the backward logic of it all, he’s glad his team was moved from the small school division of the Frontier League to the large school division. Playing bigger schools can help the Wildcats prepare for district play, he said time and time again. Now Scott’s theory’s about to be tested.
Overtime score rescues De Soto’s opening week
August 31, 2006
The first week of De Soto’s soccer season didn’t go at all according to plan. Why would the last few seconds of the team’s second game be any different? Fortunately for the Cats, Monday’s deviation from the expected was exactly what the team needed.
Wildcat runners hope to shine in tough field
August 31, 2006
De Soto cross country coach Chris McAfee said his boys and girls teams could be some of the best in the state this season. He’s not going to have to wait long to see whether that prediction holds any weight. The cross country team opens its season at 4 p.m. Thursday at Anderson County in what will be a highly competitive meet.
Mill Valley next for tennis squad
August 31, 2006
Plenty of time has passed and the series hasn’t been competitive at all. Still, few are naÃive enough to think Thursday’s De Soto-Mill Valley girls tennis dual will be calm and friendly. Nope. The De Soto varsity girls, fresh off a dominating performance in their season opening appearance, said they’ll have no trouble bringing that extra bit of juice as they travel for the intra-district showdown.
Library sponsoring teen photo contest
August 31, 2006
Transit rides available
August 31, 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.
De Soto program in need of volunteers
August 31, 2006
Explorer closed Monday
August 31, 2006
Recycling bin
August 31, 2006
Martha E. Wing
August 31, 2006
Hilda M. Tuttle
August 31, 2006
Lula M. James
August 31, 2006
Johnson County Nutrition Program
August 31, 2006
Online oversight
District’s new software gives parents up-to-date information on children
August 31, 2006
Although some minor problems shut down the new Skyward Family Access program at De Soto USD 232 schools last week, administrators say it promises to be an important District communications director Alvie Cater said the program would be especially useful to parents.
Election office’s electronic notification program earns award
August 31, 2006
The Johnson County Election Office has won a Super Bowl of sorts with national recognition for using new technology to inform the public about upcoming elections and to attract new voters.
Oak Country addition runs into SNAFU, opposition
August 31, 2006
Oak County Estates residents with concerns about the final 24-home phase of the subdivision will get a mulligan on a week-old De Soto Planning Commission decision to recommend approval of the proposal.
De Soto Days Schedule of Events
August 31, 2006
Festival forecast to dazzle
August 31, 2006
This time of year Max Atwell keeps a weary eye on the weather forecast. Early this week, the chairman of the De Soto Days Festival Committee was crossing his fingers for the meteorologists to have it right. The forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday was for clear to partly cloudy skies, daytime highs in the low to mid 80s, and no rain until possibly Saturday.
Two arrested on drug charges
August 31, 2006
DHS taps into sports interest to teach business
August 31, 2006
De Soto High School is using its own marketing technique to get students interested in the world of sales.
Mandated preschool programs boost enrollment
August 31, 2006
A 71st Street elementary school in Shawnee can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education programs at De Soto USD 232 schools.
Interest sought in De Soto holiday parade
August 31, 2006
As final plans are being made for the De Soto Days Festival parade, the De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee is testing community interest for a holiday parade.
Pet talk
August 31, 2006
A few weeks ago, my wife and I were at a function, and as always, the chat turned to the topic of pets. That evening, I sat in on the edge of the conversation while this couple began to describe their coed’s new pooch. My ears perked up when I heard the name “Puggle.”
Letter to the editor: Second entrance needed
August 31, 2006
I am a resident of Oak Country Estates. I live at the end of the cul de sac on Oak Valley Drive. My lot is visible from Kansas Highway 10 where you can see our pond. I am upset about the approved plat for the 24 new homes that will be built in the subdivision.
De Soto gateway to the wild and wooly
Area provides several pleasant mini-getaways
August 31, 2006
I’ve become quite acquainted with the geography of Johnson County in the past eight years. I don’t mean the urban areas. There are vast tracts of suburbia I haven’t visited. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been in Leawood.
De Soto Days retains focus on community
August 31, 2006
This week is De Soto’s celebration of community.
Turnpike authority offers more help for linkage road
August 31, 2006
Chamber Day tickets available
August 31, 2006
Parents night out
August 31, 2006
SFAAP board to meet
August 31, 2006
Farmers market open
August 31, 2006
English speaking classes
August 31, 2006
Card shower requested
August 31, 2006
Dog playground, hotel opens in Shawnee
August 31, 2006
With a park, personal playtime, a sauna, an on-call doctor and private rooms available, one new doggie daycare is more resort than kennel.
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
August 31, 2006
Neighbors
August 31, 2006
Team player’ to head parade
August 31, 2006
Jodi Hitchcock doesn’t have normal days. “This is not for someone who needs a pattern,” the coordinator of the De Soto Multi-Service Center said. “It’s a great thing I can deal with chaos.
Wakarusa gives up prize
Bichelmeyers discover mastodon skull on kayak outing
August 31, 2006
Four kayakers put in at Clinton Lake last week for a 25-mile trip down the Wakarusa River. It was one of many river trips Garry Bichelmeyer and his brother, Mark Bichelmeyer, have made.
District’s new testing program targets improvements
August 31, 2006
New technology at De Soto USD 232 schools this year is giving teachers and students instant feedback on learning success.