Archive for Thursday, November 16, 2006

Also from November 16

All stories

Campaign briefing: Moore, Tiahrt face changes in power
November 16, 2006
Find out what’s going on in the Kansas congressional delegation.
Developers Day Dec. 6
November 16, 2006
Sesquicentennial sponsors sought
November 16, 2006
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee is offering sponsorship opportunities for the community’s planned yearlong 150th birthday.
Stone fund-raiser set
November 16, 2006
Homeschoolers have successful food drive
November 16, 2006
Several members of the De Soto Homeschool Group participated in a food drive Nov. 4 for the local food pantry. The group distributed fliers in neighborhoods around town earlier in the week, then went back Nov. 4 to collect the donations.
TeamBank’s Moore elected De Soto C of C president
November 16, 2006
David Moore doesn’t have any grand plans as the next president of the De Soto Chamber of Commerce because he figures keeping up the tradition of recent presidents is grand enough.
Third partner joins Sunflower Redevelopment LLC
November 16, 2006
A third partner has joined the redevelopment team at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant south of De Soto just as the first cleanup efforts visible from outside the plant are getting underway.
Newly named state senator vows De Soto engagement
November 16, 2006
One day after being selected to finish the final two years of Kay O’Connor’s four-year term in the Kansas Senate, Julia Lynn was already talking about serving the 9th Senate District and De Soto on a more long-term basis.
Get students involved in naming river park
November 16, 2006
The parkland in the West Bottoms that is home to the new boat ramp is without a new name.
Bond referendum’s virtual dead heat raises questions
November 16, 2006
Bond referendums ask voters to answer an unequivocal question. But sometimes the result of how each individual voter makes that yes-or-no decision is a maybe.
Season took a toll on Wildcat football team
November 16, 2006
The De Soto football coaching staff saw the trouble coming months before it actually did. The Wildcats season started off with a few winnable games, but quickly spiraled into a series of contests against some of the state’s best programs. It came true, too. De Soto began its season 3-0, then won only one more game.
It’s all about the experience
November 16, 2006
The news was fresh — the De Soto boys cross country team’s dream of a state championship hadn’t been realized. Coach Chris McAfee thanked his runners for the hard work and the fans for coming to help cheer, then asked that his team not forget one thing — championship or not, it all made for one heck of a ride.
Johnson County Nutrition Program
November 16, 2006
Bridgie Reilly Hill
November 16, 2006
Janet Lou Clay
November 16, 2006
Candidates interviewed for JoCo head librarian
November 16, 2006
The Johnson County Library Board interviewed three candidates last week for the county librarian position. Current county librarian Mona Carmack will retire in January 2007 after 18 years of service.
Antique tractor enthusiasts make short work of West Bottoms field
November 16, 2006
As about 20 tractors Saturday plowed the 145 acres their family farms in De Soto’s West Bottoms, Bobby and Michelle Gabriel laughed off any comparisons to Tom Sawyer.
Repeat already on the mind of state champion girls team
November 16, 2006
The question was first asked just minutes after the breathing had begun to slow and the sweat was finally dry. The De Soto girls cross country team was the champions of the 2006 Class 4A state meet — but what about next year? Can the Wildcats repeat?
Zoellner upbeat about district’s direction despite recent challenges
November 16, 2006
Although a De Soto USD 232 bond issue was rejected by voters eight days earlier, two of its schools not make its adequate yearly progress goal and funding from the Kansas Legislature remains uncertain, Superintendent Sharon Zoellner said Wednesday there’s no shortage of positives for those educating De Soto’s children.
Council to consider Cottage Woods, downtown revitalization plan
November 16, 2006
Mike McNicoll will make his pitch Thursday to the De Soto City Council for a six-home development in old-town De Soto with the same facts and figures that turned around the planning commission.
AYP stumble
Low-income subset fails to meet required standard
November 16, 2006
More than 80 percent of students in De Soto USD 232 schools tested “at standard” for last year’s assessment tests in reading and math. However, the district as a whole failed to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP under the federal “No Child Left Behind” law.
Board members ponder: What now?
November 16, 2006
Although Monday’s official canvass of the De Soto USD 232 bond issue vote narrowed the margin from 81 to 32 voters, the issue was still defeated.
Interim committee looks at valuation cap
November 16, 2006
I was in committee at the State House the last week of October and I wanted to share with you some of the information that was discussed. Additionally, I wanted to provide further detail on two of the issues that most directly affect you.
Myers-Miller
November 16, 2006