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Extension classes offered
December 28, 2006
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office offers a variety of classes for the general public
De Soto program in need of volunteers
December 28, 2006
Volunteers are needed throughout the county to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Johnson County, including De Soto’s Meals on Wheels program.
SFAAP board to meet
December 28, 2006
Parents’ night out
December 28, 2006
Victory Place Church provides Parents Night Out from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Youth group meetings
December 28, 2006
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road, De Soto.
English speaking classes
December 28, 2006
Victory Place Church is teaching Hispanics to speak English from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St. Those planning to attend are asked to enter at the back.
Learning to lead
Wrestling team captains lead despite their own youth
December 28, 2006
Oklahoma State freshman wrestler Neil Erisman helped everyone. The De Soto wrestling program he came back to was far different from the one he left last March, and when he returned for a short winter break, he gladly handed out advice and tips and detailed stances and moves.
Volunteering in the genes of Starside PTA president
December 28, 2006
Visit Starside Elementary School during any special activities or holidays, and Kay Speed is there.
City seeks RV enthusiast to serve on park committee
December 28, 2006
The city of De Soto is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee charged with determining the uses and needs of a park in the West Bottoms.
Loan OK’d to hasten signal’s installation
December 28, 2006
With the deadline passed to protest the formation of a benefit district to finance the city’s first traffic signal, the De Soto City Council agreed to a loan last Thursday to speed the signal’s installation.
Engineered Air rezoning clears first city hurdle
Company’s application prelude to major expansion
December 28, 2006
The De Soto Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday of Engineered Air’s request to rezone 15 acres south of its current plant but warned a site plan to expand the plant would face much sterner questions. The rezoning, which will now go to the De Soto City Council, would allow Engineered Air to expand its 110,000-square-foot plant by the 90,000 to 100,000 square feet it needs.
Noel deliveries end post office’s rush
December 28, 2006
Postal clerk Steve Denmark and others at the De Soto Post Office can now think about taking time off for the holidays — something that was out of the question before Christmas. Interim postmaster Mike Mori said the U.S. Postal Service’s annual Christmas crunch started in early November with Christmas catalogs, but really picked up after Thanksgiving. The rush hits its peak the last week before Christmas.
Clark’s filing starts spring campaign
December 28, 2006
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education president Don Clark said he wants to serve another four years. Clark filed for re-election for position 7, an at-large seat. That seat and three others will be contested this spring. Three De Soto City Council seats will also be on the ballot.
Mail Call: Rotary Club asset to county
December 28, 2006
School bond tops community resolution list
December 28, 2006
This was the year the community of De Soto reaped the benefits of work from past years. The year saw the opening of a new municipal swimming pool, completion of a boat ramp on the Kansas River, two extensions of the Kill Creek walking path, the first houses built in Arbor Ridge, construction of a new bank, installation of a sidewalk on Lexington Avenue and — most significantly for the future — the start and near completion of a new wastewater plant.
Library update
December 28, 2006
The De Soto Library offers an adult book discussion at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the library, 33145 W. 83rd St.
Baker students named to Dean’s List
December 28, 2006
Who’s Who students named
December 28, 2006
Road conditions available
December 28, 2006
The Kansas Department of Transportation encourages motorists to be prepared before hitting the road by obtaining winter road condition information.
Essay deadlines announced
December 28, 2006
The Sunflower State Games, a statewide amateur sports festival for Kansans of all ages and skill levels, has announced the topics and the deadline for the 2007 Healthy Lifestyle Essay Contest.
East-side development tabled again
December 28, 2006
A proposed 15-home development on De Soto’s east side was tabled for a second-straight month as the De Soto Planning Commission wrestled with its implications to the city’s comprehensive plan. Cedar Hills Estates on 20 acres on the southwest corner of Waverly Road and 89th Street would place large-lot septic-served homes on an area the city’s comprehensive plan reserves for sewered subdivisions. The comprehensive plan reserved large-lot development for the area east of Waverly Road.
Birth: Fatima Nur Khalid
December 28, 2006
Obituary: Curtis J. Dabbs
1932-2006
December 28, 2006
Obituary: Leon F. Rockers
1927-2006
December 28, 2006
Neighbors
December 28, 2006
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
December 28, 2006
Mail Call: District makes effort to respond to questions
December 28, 2006
USD 232 responds to Dianne Lavenburg’s letter to the editor published in the Dec. 21 De Soto Explorer.