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Fast Cats can’t hold on
December 7, 2006
De Soto boys basketball coach Jim Bonar said his team could go 10 and 12 athletes deep, and he quickly proved his was right, playing 10 kids in the first quarter and giving all 12 varsity players significant minutes in Tuesday’s season opener. He also said he expected his team to struggle out of the gate, and unfortunately for the Wildcats, he was right there, as well.
Firestarters
December 7, 2006
If all the games are this much fun — heck, if they’re all half this much fun — the De Soto girls basketball team has a lot to look forward to. Season openers don’t come much nicer, and the Wildcats enjoyed their 80-38 shellacking of Olathe Christian from top to bottom — the Cats dominated the entire way and did so using the entire 12-player varsity roster.
Transit rides offered twice weekly
December 7, 2006
De Soto FlexRide is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays for holiday shopping in De Soto and Shawnee. Bus fares are by donations only.
Survey shows residents favor rental inspection
December 7, 2006
A large majority of those responding to a survey from the city of De Soto would welcome greater city regulation of rental units in the city. Last month, city planning director Kim Buttrum mailed more than 2,000 surveys to those addresses on the city utility bill list. The survey was copied from one De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle learned had been used by the city of Lenexa.
Shawnee planners give OK for bioscience firm building
December 7, 2006
The Shawnee Planning Commission Monday approved plans for a building for Shawnee’s sixth large bioscience-related firm.
Toy drive creates holiday spirit
December 7, 2006
Misty Kelly said her children couldn’t wait to pick out toys at the store during the holiday shopping season. “They have decided they want to get videogame stuff this year,” she said. “Every year it’s so exciting. They look over the aisles and take tons of time to pick out the right gift.”
New state senator saying right things to please De Soto
December 7, 2006
Those who hoped for a big change in the 9th Senate District’s political representation with the retirement of Kay O’Connor from the Statehouse were probably disappointed when the candidate with her endorsement won the seat last month at a district caucus.
City, fire district finally discover common ground
December 7, 2006
It appears the De Soto City Council members and the Johnson County Fire District No. 3 Board have found a framework on which they can finally make progress toward a merger.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
December 7, 2006
Ceremony Thursday to mark Golden Lane extension opening
December 7, 2006
Officials with the city of De Soto and FCB Bank will celebrate Thursday the opening of a long-planned link to De Meadow Avenue.
Pet talk
December 7, 2006
It was Christmas Eve. The staff was closing down the computer. The receipts were tallied for the day and the doctor had seen his last patient. The boarding kennels at this clinic were full to the ceiling with dogs and cats whose owners were entrusting this animal hospital to look after their safekeeping while they spent the holidays with relatives and friends.
Holy Family update
December 7, 2006
School holiday events
December 7, 2006
Concerts planned to celebrate the holidays at local schools.
Area church Christmas services
December 7, 2006
Christmas services planned for De Soto area churches.
VFW fund-raiser
December 7, 2006
The De Soto VFW will have a blues and barbecue fund-raiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the VFW, 33725 W. 84th St.
Culinary arts students earn certification
December 7, 2006
Mill Valley High School and Eudora High School students enrolled in the Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center culinary arts program recently earned national certification in food safety and sanitation from the National Restaurant Association by successfully completing the ServSafe course.
Darl D. Lewellen
December 7, 2006
Sadie Jean Parr and Sachiko “Sachie” Louise Parr
December 7, 2006
Snow days no joy for some working parents
December 7, 2006
When snow and ice brought two school-free days to De Soto last week, students flocked to the De Soto Community Center.
Parents suggest dividing schools
December 7, 2006
The De Soto USD 232’s second hearing for boundaries brought support for split elementary schools and temporary classrooms as parents continued to oppose the idea of moving their children.
Shawnee is rated a top-25 suburb
December 7, 2006
Shawnee’s excellent schools, homes and crime prevention have caught the eye of the nation.
Crafted for Christmas
Peanut brittle, photos and beadwork: Maranatha fund-raiser shows skills of vendors
December 7, 2006
Two crafty De Soto ladies helped bring a touch of homemade Christmas to the Maranatha Academy craft fair last week. Carrie Dvorak and Chrissy Behee brought items they typically sell at craft shows. Dvorak, who does her own nature photography, makes cards and pictures with inspirational messages.
Principal of Mill Creek Middle School prepares for its first year
December 7, 2006
When Principal Tim Drake misses the company of students, he visits one of the De Soto district’s middle schools. “I’ve been visiting Lexington Trails and Monticello Trails,” said the man who will be the first principal of Mill Creek Middle School when it opens in nine months. “It helps remind me what it’s like to have kids and teachers around. Whenever I need a fix, I go to one of those schools.”
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
December 7, 2006
Neighbors
December 7, 2006
Wrestlers show progress in first week
December 7, 2006
The final scores haven’t been pretty. In fact, De Soto has lost every dual it’s had so far this year resoundingly and currently sits with a 0-6 record as a team. Wildcat coach Matt Jones was excited, however. After watching his young wrestlers compete in two tough competitions, he said he saw a lot of the things he wanted to see, and though they didn’t tally enough points to win any duals, some of his kids started to pick up key victories.