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Cats still looking up
Duo’s quest for title could dominate ‘07
November 9, 2006
The temptation is undeniable. How could it not be? Hana Lindbloom and Rebekah Gulley have demonstrated over the last two years that when paired together, they make one of the best pairs tennis teams in the state. Third in 2005 and runners up in this year’s Class 4A state tennis tournament, the duo is probably even the favorite for the 2007 title, as the only team in their class they couldn’t handle — the state champion Parsons squad — graduated.
Volleyball season marked with ups and downs
November 9, 2006
It makes it a little better, De Soto volleyball coach Junelle Woolery said. Just a little. The De Soto volleyball team rode a roller coaster season to an upset win in the first round of the sub-state tournament, then saw its season ended at the hands of Eudora — or, more accurately eventual state champion Eudora.
Conditioning first priority for Cat soccer squad
November 9, 2006
De Soto soccer coach Darren Erpelding said it took all of about 30 minutes to start concocting ways to replace the seniors his team will lose to graduation. It took him even significantly less time to figure out what next year’s team needed and what this year’s team lacked — a little fitness.
Gardner residents say no to BNSF annexation ban
November 9, 2006
Voters in Gardner rejected a measure that would have prevented the city from annexing 1,300 acres southwest of the city on which the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad hope to build an intermodal and warehouse complex.
Brown wins second term
November 9, 2006
In a reversal of two years ago, Anthony Brown rode Johnson County to victory in his race to retain his 38th District Kansas House district.
Surbaugh survives in race for county chair
November 9, 2006
Annabeth Surbaugh won re-election Tuesday as chair of the Johnson County Commission with a narrow victory over challenger Charlotte O’Hara.
East-side residents pitch counter boundary proposal
November 9, 2006
Amy O’Brien is tired of having to make her children switch schools. Her son Tristan who is now a fifth-grader at Clear Creek Elementary School, has switched schools three times during his elementary years even though his family has never moved. His sister Rhiannon has moved twice.
Health care among governor’s priorities
November 9, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today said health care, education and the economy would take top priority during her second term.
Morrison vows to be crime-fighting AG
November 9, 2006
Career prosecutor Paul Morrison Tuesday unseated anti-abortion warrior Phill Kline and became Kansas attorney general in a hard-hitting state campaign between two Johnson County politicians.
USD 232 voters narrowly reject bond issue
November 9, 2006
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, De Soto USD 232 schools won’t be taking out a $105.7 million bond issue — at least not for now. Even as those for and against the bond proposal digested unofficial results showing the bond issue was defeated by a mere 81 votes, they agreed a new bond issue must pass eventually to address the growth of 300 to 400 students each year in the district.
LTMS to have blood drive Wednesday
November 9, 2006
Lexington Trails Middle School and PAWS are sponsoring a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school auditorium, 8800 Penner Avenue, De Soto.
Conservative Bacon returning to state board
November 9, 2006
Although Kansas across the state decided to elect moderate candidates to the State Board of Education, De Soto and the 3rd District re-elected its conservative incumbent.
Stone fun and fitness fundraiser set for Nov. 18
November 9, 2006
A Fun and Fitness Fund-raiser for Libby Stone will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the De Soto community Center fitness room.
West Bottoms site to be site of barbecue contest
November 9, 2006
Next October, the smell of slow-cooking meat will permeate the West Bottoms as the city is the host to a barbecue contest that’s popularity has overwhelmed its original site.
De Soto High School is alive
With the Sound of Music
November 9, 2006
Montana Frehe can’t get enough of performing in high school plays, even though she’s only in the fifth grade.
Light elected to board
November 9, 2006
Baker University School of Nursing assistant professor Cindy Light, De Soto, has been elected to the Kansas State Nurses Association’s Board of Directors. Her term will end in 2009.
Downtown revitalization
November 9, 2006
Historical society meeting
November 9, 2006
Animals, like humans, have individuality
November 9, 2006
Recently, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal wrote a story investigating whether animals have a sense of self. Having tired of stories of war, murder and the election, I was overjoyed a story about animals later appeared in area newspapers.
Names of SFAAP RDA allay fears of rubber stamp
November 9, 2006
Two weeks ago, the Johnson County Commission appointed the Sunflower Redevelopment Board it has had the authority to name for two-and-a-half years. Before that action, the time, we were told, was never right; first because it was not known what function it would fulfill, and then because commissioners didn’t want to appoint a board with nothing to do.
County asks vets to wear medals at Friday observance
November 9, 2006
The 20th annual Veterans Day Observance in Johnson County is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the National Guard Armory, 1601 West Old 56 Highway, Olathe.
First-quarter honor rolls released in De Soto
November 9, 2006
Time to get prepared for winter
November 9, 2006
It is now officially chilly enough to get a Winter Emergency Preparedness Kit together.
Teen drinking presentations
November 9, 2006
Commemorative throws available
November 9, 2006
Chamber elections
November 9, 2006
Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
November 9, 2006
Patricia Frickey-Schendel
November 9, 2006
Claudine A. Greenlee Bell
November 9, 2006
Johnson County Nutrition Program
November 9, 2006
Mayor’s tree lighting to usher in 150th fete
November 9, 2006
After a year of groundwork, the De Soto sesquicentennial celebration will start in a little more than three weeks with the annual De Soto Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting.
Lexington Trails student delivers the chills with ghost train story
November 9, 2006
Lexington Trails Middle School eighth-grader Ryan Scott was the middle school division winner in the Lawrence Journal-World’s “Scary Story” contest.
Ribbon cutting set
November 9, 2006
Kiddie Korner, a daycare and preschool center located in The Commons at K-10 Commerce Park, will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Bilingual Bible study
November 9, 2006
Neighbors
November 9, 2006
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
November 9, 2006