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Boys take pride in changing tradition
March 9, 2006
De Soto senior Scott McElvain wasn’t crying or depressed following his final high school game. The Wildcats lost in the first round of the sub-state playoffs, falling at Bonner Springs 55-46, and looking back on the season McElvain could only marvel and how good everything had gone.
Winning streak may define girls season
March 9, 2006
There wasn’t one moment that stood out in the De Soto girls basketball season. There were five, and despite the ugly back-to-back losses that ended the season, Wildcat coach Dwight Spencer said it’s those five moments that he hopes define the season. De Soto won five-straight games down the stretch, ensuring itself a winning record and a home sub-state game.
Spring training
Ideal weather has made practice perfect for the De Soto track team
March 9, 2006
The sky loomed dark and the football field was soggy. Neither did much to stop the flock of De Soto athletes zooming around the muck and beneath the clouds, however. Temperate weather has proven advantageous to the De Soto track team now more than a week into its practice routine and Tuesday, with more than three weeks remaining until the first varsity meet, boys coach Chris McAfee said practice wise, things are going well.
RFL fund-raiser
March 9, 2006
Cemetery board meeting
March 9, 2006
Recycling bin
March 9, 2006
Agape Circle meeting
March 9, 2006
Silver Circle meeting
March 9, 2006
Chamber news
March 9, 2006
Sirens to sound Tuesday
March 9, 2006
Hand extended to Cinco committee
March 9, 2006
In general agreement that the De Soto Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a special community event, De Soto City Council members agreed to work with its organizing committee to address concerns so the May event can return to the Community Center.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office looks to quell youthful tensions
March 9, 2006
Officials with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office want the young men of De Soto to know they’re watching.
School finance plans too pricey for O’Connor
March 9, 2006
Most school administrators aren’t going to hold their breath and wait for the Kansas Legislature to come up with a school finance plan anytime soon.
Incentive policy update pushed
March 9, 2006
In Sara Ritter’s opinion, tax abatements and other economic development incentives are misunderstood.
Guilfoyle takes charge
City’s new administrator now on job
March 9, 2006
On Pat Guilfoyle’s new desk late Monday morning were two calendars, a copy of the city of De Soto’s 2006 budget and a small Groucho Marx statue that dispensed newly printed business cards identifying Guilfoyle as De Soto city administrator.
Exploring the past
March 9, 2006
De Soto program in need of volunteers
March 9, 2006
Orr to be guest speaker
March 9, 2006
Neighbors
March 9, 2006
Anna T. Zwahlen
1911-2006
March 9, 2006
Claude E. Price
1939-2006
March 9, 2006
Paul E. Oswalt
1958-2006
March 9, 2006
Francis graduates from training
March 9, 2006
Library news
March 9, 2006
Parent’s night out
March 9, 2006
Attention needed to preserve city core with western growth
March 9, 2006
Last week in a presentation at a joint De Soto City Council and Planning Commission session on land use planning for the west side, De Soto city engineer Mike Brungardt explained the importance of expanding existing east-west streets and developing others if the city’s future growth area isn’t to develop into two distinct inward looking communities.
USD 232 officials confident as state assessments start
March 9, 2006
De Soto USD 232 schools began taking their Kansas assessment tests last week, but school administrators won’t know how De Soto students measure up to other schools until state officials have looked at their tests.
Volunteer efforts to lend hand to Kaw River
March 9, 2006
It will be a busy month for volunteer efforts on the Kansas River near De Soto. De Soto City Councilwoman Betty Cannon, who has been heading the effort to complete the boat ramp on city owned property in the West Bottoms, said that volunteers from R.L. Duncan Construction returned to the site to spread rip-rap along the ramp’s shoulders and add additional gravel on the ramp.
Board approves bus fee increase
March 9, 2006
Over the objections of one De Soto USD 232 Board of Education member, it’s going to cost families living close to schools more to have their children ride the bus to school next year if they don’t pay early.
Road kill dangerous pet food
March 9, 2006
Youth lock-in
March 9, 2006