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Postponed games rescheduled
January 12, 2006
Theoretically, the De Soto boys and girls basketball teams should be cruising through the heart of their schedule. Not at this rate. De Soto had a game canceled for the second-straight week Tuesday as the Wildcats’ planned trip to Central Heights was called off because of inclement weather.
The Fly Route
January 12, 2006
Wrestlers starting to turn the corner
January 12, 2006
Training a group of young wrestlers is done in steps, De Soto coach Matt Jones said. For the first six weeks of the season, progress was slow and at times could be maddening. Wins were hard to come by for the squad, which features 11 freshmen and sophomores. The two-week winter break, typically a time to rest and rehab wrestlers, was transformed into a basic skills boot camp. And now, after the team has overcome its winter break hangover, Jones said it’s time for a new step.
O’Connor rejects post-audit report
January 12, 2006
Local legislators had different responses to a Legislative Post Audit report that says public schools need at least $316 million to fulfill educational regulations.
Council awards sewer contract
January 12, 2006
The city of De Soto has found the funding needed to start construction of the new wastewater plant in the West Bottom, and the good news for customers is that it won’t require rate increases.
Arterial motives
Students find reasons to give blood
January 12, 2006
Cookies, orange juice, shirts and the satisfaction of saving someone’s life are the rewards blood donors got Tuesday at the De Soto community blood drive.
Hearing restoration seems miraculous
January 12, 2006
Do you believe that came out of your ear?” the nurse said, taking delight in holding a plastic container to my face for consideration. Inside was a dime-size plug from an eighth- to quarter-inch long.
Report gives law makers marching orders
January 12, 2006
The Kansas Legislature opened its 2006 session with yet another report stating it isn’t spending enough on education. There isn’t anything shocking in the new report from the Legislature’s own post-audit division except a finding that even by the standards advocated by conservative lawmakers K-though-12 education is shortchanged by at least $316 million in direct state support to school districts. That is $26 million more than the $290 million in increases the Legislature approved last year under pressure of a Kansas Supreme Court ruling.
Thelma N. Batten
1922-2006
January 12, 2006
Starside students behave to earn silver spoons
January 12, 2006
For exactly two minutes, the Starside Elementary School’s cafeteria is quiet — except for a few tapping of spoons and stacking of trays, the students try their best to show off their manners.
Operating procedures concern as aquatic center nears completion
January 12, 2006
Although De Soto interim City Administrator Mike Webb has no concerns about the city’s new municipal pool being finished for a Memorial Day weekend opening, he and other city officials are feeling the crunch. The concern is getting an operational and organization plan in place before the opening of what he said should be correctly called an aquatic center.
Boys finish on wrong end of roller-coaster game
January 12, 2006
Winners of three-straight prior to Friday night’s games, one might think moral victories were a thing of the past for the De Soto boys’ basketball team. Still Wildcat coach Jim Bonar said it was just hard to feel too terrible following De Soto’s heart stopping 68-67 home loss to Ottawa.
Girls fall short in overtime
January 12, 2006
De Soto girls coach Dwight Spencer couldn’t blame his players. Not after they’d come so close, so many times. The girls fell in overtime Friday, losing their third game of the season, 50-47, in heartbreaking fashion.
New Jersey administrator accepts De Soto job
Fort Scott native’s career spans 26 years, five states
January 12, 2006
Patrick Guilfoyle got confirmation he picked the right career choice when years ago he saw the results of a university study as a young assistant city administrator.
Datebook
January 12, 2006