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Schools closed Friday
November 30, 2006
The De Soto School District has canceled all classes and activities for Friday because of inclement weather.
A change of pace
By swapping her basketball high-tops for a pair of running shoes,
November 30, 2006
The obvious advantage is the endurance. De Soto senior Kira Gonzalez has played basketball nearly all of her life — in traveling leagues during the summer, in a gym with anyone she can find through the fall, and on the school team in the winter. After starting for the De Soto varsity girls basketball team for the first three seasons of her high school career, Gonzalez was surely in shape in August when the 2006-2007 school year kicked off. She’s in better shape now after running her first season on the cross country team. The obvious advantage, again, the endurance. But Gonzalez didn’t join just any team, and she didn’t take part in just any season. While she said she never intended for her foray onto the trail to be anything more than a basketball work-up, De Soto’s most experienced returning hoopster got a lot more than she bargained for as a member of De Soto’s state champion girls cross country team.
De Soto’s big thumbs down sunk USD 232’s bond issue
November 30, 2006
A closer look at last month’s De Soto school bond vote reveals some truths about the district. While De Soto residents continue to vote against bond issues as they have in past elections, the bond issue also failed by a narrow margin in western Lenexa. Shawnee residents, however, mostly voted “yes.” Even so, district voters rejected the bond issue by a mere 32 votes.
Framework for fire service merger studied
November 30, 2006
After years of conflict and false starts, it appears talks between the city of De Soto and Johnson County Fire District No. 3 may lead to an agreement to merge the two departments.
Lighting to greet De Soto’s 150th year
November 30, 2006
Mayor Dave Anderson said the sixth time he throws the switch to light the Mayor’s Christmas Tree in front of City Hall would be different.
De Soto bank changes hands
November 30, 2006
De Soto’s oldest bank has sold for the second time in less than two years. It was announced Monday that Great American Bank of De Soto was purchased by Enterprise Financial Services Corporation.
Chamber dinner
November 30, 2006
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership dinner Jan. 20 at The Crossing.
School cancellations
November 30, 2006
Watch D.O.G.S. keep an eye on Mize students
November 30, 2006
The halls at Mize Elementary School will soon be filled with dads watching out for their students. Watch D.O.G.S., short for Dads of Great Students, began Monday at Mize. The program, which was successfully implemented at Starside and Prairie Ridge elementaries last year, sends one father to work with the students at the school for an entire day.
Car wash approved for KTen Commerce Park
November 30, 2006
A proposal to build a car wash behind Meiners Market won approval Tuesday of the De Soto Planning Commission.
Developer told to make ‘compelling’ case for subdivision
November 30, 2006
A developer of a proposed 15-home 20-acre development on the city’s east side reopened a debate Tuesday on the De Soto Planning Commission some of its members weren’t eager to rejoin.
Boundary proposal concerns parents of Mize students
November 30, 2006
Melanie Knight said her children would adjust to moving into a new school, but moving them across a major highway didn’t make much sense.
Leavenworth County turnpike interchange facing deadline
November 30, 2006
In another month, the fate of a Kansas Turnpike interchange in Leavenworth County should be clear. But now, the interchange’s future remains murky, at best.
Middle schoolers named to honors band
November 30, 2006
Students from Lexington Trails Middle School were chosen for the John Philip Sousa Honors Band.
District boundary meetings set
November 30, 2006
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will have a second public hearing to discuss new school boundaries at 7 p.m. Monday at Monticello Trails Middle School, 6100 Monticello Road in Shawnee.
VFW fund-raiser
November 30, 2006
The De Soto VFW will have a blues and barbecue fund-raiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 9 at the VFW, 33725 W. 84th St.
Youth lock-in
November 30, 2006
Parents night out
November 30, 2006
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will have Parents’ Night Out at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Neighbors
November 30, 2006
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
November 30, 2006
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
November 30, 2006
Youth sponsorships available
November 30, 2006
Calendars on sale
November 30, 2006
Community calendar
November 30, 2006
Key elements of renewal plan provide hope
November 30, 2006
The plan for the revitalization of downtown De Soto is now in the books. It is ambitious and bold. It is not grandiose. Whether the proposals in the $12,000 plan paid for by revenue from the city transient guest tax are doable depends on the community.
State board member looks forward to changes
November 30, 2006
Kansas Board of Education member Sue Gamble said she wasn’t surprised when Education Commissioner Bob Corkins officially resigned last week.
Cats excited, but braced for a bumpy start
November 30, 2006
De Soto boys basketball coach Jim Bonar said it was new faces and an entirely new system that led to the Wildcats ugly 0-3 start to the season a year ago. Unfortunately for the Cats, only one of those things will be much different when De Soto tips off its basketball season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a tournament at Osawatomie.
Drawful of chargers can be draining
November 30, 2006
Our house, like most, had that one drawer in the kitchen set aside for purposes other than preparing or consuming food. It was the drawer with a couple of screwdrivers, a small hammer, pliers, a small tape measure and maybe a crescent wrench.
Wildcats hope to match quick start with consistency
November 30, 2006
The De Soto girls basketball team endured an up and down ride a year ago, and the first tournament of that season in a way summed up how it all played out. De Soto went 2-1 in a season opening tournament at Central Heights. The Cats won the first game by a wide margin, lost a low-scoring contest in the tournament semi-finals, then coasted to third place with an easy victory over the host Vikings.
Library closing early today
November 30, 2006
School holiday events
November 30, 2006
Church dinner scheduled
November 30, 2006