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Dads on duty
Summer baseball special for coaches
July 27, 2006
They know all the lingo, from a compliment like “good eye, one-two” to the slurred encouragement that can only come on a baseball field like “Com’n, wait for your pitch.” They know all the signs, including the tip of the cap, tap of the mustache and rub of the belly that can only mean a steal … or a bunt … or something. It had been years since Rod Farmer, Mike Bader and Pete DeGraeve coached their sons, but a bizarre set of circumstances called the dads back into action this summer to coach De Soto’s 18-and-under baseball team.
Volleyball calls coach by to De Soto High School
July 27, 2006
Junelle Woolery knew a lot about De Soto. She knew a lot about volleyball and she knew a little about coaching. Still, she said she could feel the nervousness growing inside as she prepared for her first official act as the De Soto High School head volleyball coach.
Inaugural ride
July 27, 2006
Through the Pages
July 27, 2006
County budget hearing
July 27, 2006
Johnson County Fair
July 27, 2006
Exchange program offered
July 27, 2006
Applications for the Group Study Exchange program of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International are due Aug. 5.
Rotary meetings
July 27, 2006
Giving back
Mississippi youth groups visit De Soto Youth Ministry to repay kindness
July 27, 2006
As she rolled white paint Monday onto the stucco exterior of the De Soto Youth Ministry, 16-year-old Toni Himes said it was all about giving back. “We wanted to give back what they’ve given to us,” she said. “That’s the way it should be, paying it forward and a continual back and forth of helping each other.”
Enrollment begins next week for De Soto schools
July 27, 2006
Enrollment for students in De Soto USD 232 Schools begins Aug. 3.
Neighbors
July 27, 2006
83rd Street upgrade provides sticker shock
Hopes to leverage Arbor Ridge’s required improvements may not be feasible
July 27, 2006
The De Soto City Council learned last week it wouldn’t cost much more to improve 83rd Street to a three-lane street between Kill Creek and Waverly roads than it would to upgrade the section to a two-lane street with turn lanes. The problem is both options exceed $5 million.
Downtown revitalization sessions set for Friday
July 27, 2006
De Soto Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce director Sara Ritter is urging all downtown business and property owners to stop by City Hall Friday with questions, suggestions, criticisms and open minds.
Taskforce to study rental scrutiny
July 27, 2006
At the suggestion of De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle, a taskforce will soon start working on a yearlong review that could lead to landlord licensing and rental inspections.
Candidates’ campaign reports available
July 27, 2006
Incumbent, foes for state board seat differ on evolution, local control
July 27, 2006
Controversy has earned 3rd District Kansas State School Board member John Bacon plenty of company on next Tuesday’s primary ballot. His challengers — Republicans Harry McDonald and Dave Oliphant and Democrat Don Weiss — all disagree with Bacon’s views and are determined to unseat him.
New board president ready for busy year
July 27, 2006
Don Clark is looking forward to a challenging but interesting year as De Soto USD 232’s newest school board president.
100 years of attitude
Soon-to-be centurion celebrates birthday with flight in vintage open-cockpit plane
July 27, 2006
Although she will be 100 years old in six days, Edith Oster still challenges herself with new experiences.
Mill levy, sewer rate increases proposed
July 27, 2006
The need to replenish the city’s neglected debt service fund combined with the start of payments on the new pool and sewer plant has De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle recommending a 2007 budget that increases the mill levy and sewer rates.
JoCo election chief predicts low turnout
July 27, 2006
Although still hopeful, Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby fears a low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election.
Sunflower remediation board to meet
July 27, 2006
Military news
July 27, 2006
Library news
July 27, 2006
Tuesday, Wednesday bus service available
July 27, 2006
Sponsors wanted
July 27, 2006
Effie Merle Bradley
July 27, 2006
New bus service laudable attempt to resolve needs
July 27, 2006
De Soto’s new FlexRide program developed through the cooperation of the city and Johnson Count Transit debuted Tuesday with a route that started in Clearview City, made scheduled stops at several city locations and moved on to western Shawnee.
Now Showing
July 27, 2006
Lady in the Water” by M. Night Shayamalan gets 5 out of 5.
Yard art points to conservative sweep
July 27, 2006
For 10 years, I’ve written columns before elections predicting winners from political yard art. With no more to go on but political signs plastered on lawns and rights of way, I’ve been eerily accurate (or at least will claim to be with the relative certainty no one will take the time to check).
De Soto Days seeks help
July 27, 2006