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Obituary — Archie E. Goodger
December 14, 2006
Agape Circle meeting
December 14, 2006
Reading circle
December 14, 2006
Tennis players named to team
December 14, 2006
Sesquicentennial sponsors sought
December 14, 2006
Commemorative items for sale
December 14, 2006
County health department has flu vaccine available
December 14, 2006
The Johnson County Health Department currently has vaccine available for children 6 months and older and adults.
Area churches set Christmas services
December 14, 2006
Area churches have announced Christmas programs and schedules.
Carting the family tree
December 14, 2006
A welcome win
December 14, 2006
There was no disguising the frustration Thursday following De Soto’s second loss of the season, a 71-62 overtime game against Metro Academy. De Soto was supposed to beat Metro. The Mavs only suited out nine players, and they didn’t even all play. A better opponent for the Wildcats’ fast-paced, full-court attack would be hard to imagine. Frustrating, De Soto coach Jim Bonar said, but all smoothed over by a victory a day later. De Soto picked up its first win of the season Saturday in rolling over Olathe Christian, 85-50.
Tourney loss doesn’t leave Wildcats down
Scoring options, defense make first showings a success
December 14, 2006
It didn’t take long for the De Soto girls basketball team to realize the dream was dead — the Cats weren’t going to score 80 points a game, as they did in a season-opening rout. But, despite splitting the final two games of the Osawatomie Tip-off Tournament — De Soto lost to Metro Academy 44-35, then beat Wellsville 46-36 to claim third — the Wildcats emerged from the action in Osawatomie all smiles.
Smith brings banging style to hardcourt
December 14, 2006
De Soto senior Jordan Smith is a part of the problem. That’s not to say the Wildcats’ 5-foot-11 — OK, 5-10 — “forward” is bad news for the basketball team. Fresh off an outstanding football season and numerous all-area and all-league honors, Smith brings an up-tempo approach perfect for an up-tempo team, coach Jim Bonar said.
Cats hope for better results at JOCO tourney
December 14, 2006
It’s not the wins or the acquired points that count — it’s the experience. The De Soto wrestling team placed last among 24 teams in the first tournament of the season at the Eudora Tournament of Champions last weekend.
Plan ahead for when electrical power goes down
December 14, 2006
You’re sitting there, minding your own business, and “pop” the lights go out. Or you’re in bed sleeping like a baby … and sleeping … and sleeping. “Isn’t that darned alarm ever going to go off?” You sit bolt upright in bed and stare at the alarm 12:00 … little red light - blink, blink. Rats, the power’s off. You fumble for your watch. It’s 9 a.m. and last time you checked, you needed to be at work at 8 a.m. Power outages happen all the time — usually when it is least convenient. So what do you have in your plan?
Mail Call: Redefined Rights not respected
December 14, 2006
Landlords on notice, community expects improvements
December 14, 2006
Last month, more than 450 De Soto residents responded to a city survey on rental inspections after about 2,000 were sent out with city utility bills. That is an incredible response to such surveys. The number of returns far exceeded the 10 percent usually considered good.
Multi-Service Center seeks holiday assistance
December 14, 2006
Needed items include turkeys and hams for Christmas food baskets; monetary donations toward the purchase of food, clothing, gifts for children and utility bill payments; gift cards from grocery stores or clothing stores; and sponsorships of needy persons or families by groups or individuals.
Utility rate increases coming
December 14, 2006
The De Soto City Council gave approved last Thursday to increases in sewer and water fees. The sewer fee increase was anticipated and was among a package of information City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle gave the council on the city’s financial status. Among the items in the package was a five-year financial forecast. The fee increases will raise the monthly sewer rate 6.2 percent and the water rate 3 percent starting Jan. 1, 2007.
County GOP names Kline DA
December 14, 2006
An exclamation point was put on the 2006 Kansas election cycle with the selection Monday of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline as Johnson County district attorney. With his election at a county Republican Party caucus in Lenexa, Kline will succeed Paul Morrison, the Republican-turned-Democrat who easily defeated him five weeks ago in the race for attorney general. Kline edged Steve Howe, a 16-year veteran of the district attorney’s office, 319-291.
Giving voice to the holidays
Eighth-grade choir develops talent and performance skills Eighth-grade choir develops talent and performance skills
December 14, 2006
Shoppers in Lenexa last weekend were greeted with smiling, well-dressed Lexington Trails Middle School eighth-graders singing Christmas carols. Gayle Moriarty, a 20-year teaching veteran with the USD 232 district, led them in song. The students performed various musical numbers including a version of “Santa Baby” with the eighth-grade girls doing the actions.
Special board meeting
December 14, 2006
De Soto musicians honored
December 14, 2006
Holiday Festival
December 14, 2006
Starside Elementary School PTA will have a holiday festival Saturday at Starside Elementary School, 35400 W. 91st St. Breakfast by the Boy Scouts will be served at 8:30 a.m. Starside students will perform in a talent show at 10 a.m. Santa Claus will visit from 9 to 11 a.m.
Students recognized nationally
December 14, 2006
The “29th Annual Edition of The National Dean’s List” includes 153,676 college students from 2,873 schools. Erin Fitzgerald and Joshua Oberhelman, both of De Soto, were named to the Dean’s List.
Richard Scroggins
December 14, 2006
Mabel Buckley
December 14, 2006
History published
December 14, 2006
A history of Johnson County will be published for the first time in nearly a century.
Fitness center to spoil community’s women
December 14, 2006
The women of De Soto will have extra help this year staying true to their New Year’s weight loss resolutions. Judy Rudder said she would open The Body Shoppe Fitness and Nutrition Center Jan. 7 in The Commons, a complex of office suites on Commerce Drive west of the Mr. Goodcents headquarters. The business will feature a women’s gym and co-ed nutrition bar with shakes and Herbal Life products and classes in nutrition and fitness. In addition, the center’s tanning beds and massage therapists will be open to all.
USD 232 notches 14 standards of excellence
December 14, 2006
Students in De Soto USD 232 schools continue to show a high level of achievement, according to reports released this week by the Kansas Department of Education.
Lenexa to improve 83rd Street intersection before new school opens
December 14, 2006
Construction along Mize Road may hinder traffic temporarily next year, but it will make the street much safer when Mill Creek Middle School opens in August. The new middle school to the northeast side of the intersection of Mize Road and 83rd Street will be the De Soto School District’s first in the city of Lenexa. Students from western Lenexa already attend De Soto’s schools, and the new Mill Creek school will likely have students from Lenexa, De Soto and Shawnee, although boundaries have not yet been decided.
Chamber dinner
December 14, 2006
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership dinner Jan. 20 at The Crossing.
Neighbors
December 14, 2006