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Adventure calls for ex-Wildcats
July 13, 2006
It’s the kind of idea you come up with at 3 a.m. sitting in a college dorm room — and in fact, that’s almost exactly what happened, T.J. Topf said. As Topf and his roommate Scott Karnitz neared the conclusion of their second year as Neosho County Community College track athletes, they surfed the Internet looking for a future. Well, they found it, though in about the last place anyone expected.
Youth football camp, league set
July 13, 2006
Budget preparations confirm revenue trends
July 13, 2006
The De Soto City Council has scheduled a July 20 work session on the budget. De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle said he would share with council members what things would look like if they chose to maintain the status quo of a 24.948 mill levy, while pointing to opportunities and challenges down the road.
Frustrated park board offers to pay for shelter near pool
July 13, 2006
With the city’s new swimming pool into its second month of operation, the De Soto City Council continues to tweak its operation while looking to complete facilities that serve the pool and the Community Center.
Voter registration deadline Monday
July 13, 2006
Unregistered voters in Johnson County have until Monday to register for the Aug. 1 primary. Candidates vying that day for a place on the November general election ballot include Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, governor of Kansas and Kansas State Board of Education.
More parks money needed, study finds
Master plan IDs more than million in existing, coming needs
July 13, 2006
The city of De Soto needs a dedicated capital fund that would provide the revenue for big parks and recreation projects such as a redesign of Miller Memorial Park and the development of a park at the northern intersection of Lexington Avenue and Commerce Drive, a master plan adopted Monday by the De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission states.
Atwell provides selfless example for community
July 13, 2006
During a discussion at last week’s De Soto City Council meeting concerning the city’s recycling dumpster at Morse’s Market, Councilman Ted Morse said the person who made the bin work was Max Atwell. Atwell, he said, cleans up the overflow mess and carts off the items people persist on leaving that are classified as hazardous waste or are otherwise unsuitable for the bin.
Girl Scouts spruce up dugouts
July 13, 2006
Girls from the two different sides of the De Soto USD 232 worked together this summer to earn the highest award available to Junior Girl Scouts.
Sunflower placed on tax rolls
July 13, 2006
As De Soto USD 232 administrators work to complete the district’s 2006-2007 budget, they will have a new source of revenue to plug into calculations.
De Soto program in need of volunteers
July 13, 2006
Agape Circle meeting
July 13, 2006
Blood drive set
July 13, 2006
Playing favorites
The price is rising for those that dream of playing sports at the next level
July 13, 2006
The July 4 holiday was just that for Kayla Bader — a holiday and much needed break. She was up and going the next day, however. First it was weights July 5, then basketball and weights July 6, and just weights again Friday. She threw in three hours of volleyball practice Sunday, then Monday shipped off to the first of two volleyball camps she’ll attend this week. Busy summers aren’t exactly news for Bader, but what she’s been filling this year’s break with might be.
Neighbors
July 13, 2006
Movie review
July 13, 2006
De Soto Days committee seeks help
July 13, 2006
Parents Night Out
July 13, 2006
Recycling bin
July 13, 2006
Reading circle
July 13, 2006
District budget work awaits Court
July 13, 2006
Although De Soto USD 232’s budget process is still on hold, school officials see a rise in assessed valuation as a positive factor leading into the planning season.
City seeks businesses’ participation with signal
Council agrees to form benefit district needed for city’s first traffic light
July 13, 2006
Making official what had been anticipated, the De Soto City Council agreed last Thursday to create a benefit district to finance a traffic light at the intersection of Commerce Drive and Lexington Avenue.
Acceptance difficult for visiting dog
July 13, 2006
The Saturday before the Fourth of July weekend, my father-in-law, John, dropped by the shop as we were finishing up for the day. John knew it was better to arrive late in the morning, as my wife and I would be able to spend some precious time with him.