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Tennis squad again hot in Topeka
April 5, 2007
First time for everything
Tuesday, March 27 was just another day for some De Soto students and coaches. For others, it wasn’t.
April 5, 2007
Tuesday, March 27 was just another day for some De Soto students and coaches. For others, it wasn’t.
Sweet sweep for softballers
April 5, 2007
The De Soto softball team ran into all sorts of problems both expected and unexpected Tuesday in its doubleheader against Central Heights.
Cats happy despite short first meet
April 5, 2007
De Soto distance coach Chris McAfee said he didn’t exactly expect what he saw from sophomore 1,600-meter runner Colin Jokisch at Friday’s season-opening track meet, the Baldwin Invitational.
Price assist, goal tip game
April 5, 2007
Things hadn’t been going poorly for the De Soto girls soccer team, especially considering it entered Tuesday’s showdown against Cair Paravel 2-0. The Wildcats couldn’t help but smile a little wider after they made it 3-0, however. Not only did they have to come from behind to do it — a pair of De Soto goals inside the last five minutes broke the game open — Nicole Radcliff led the way. De Soto’s all-time leading goal scorer got on the board for the first time in the 2007 season, adding two to her career total.
Bilingual services
April 5, 2007
Faith Builders Church is now offering a bilingual church service at 9 a.m. Sundays at the church, 8390 Peoria St.
Board meeting
April 5, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 35200 W. 91st St.
Bulldog show slated for Olathe
April 5, 2007
The Heart of America Bulldog Club will have its “Bulldog Lovers Dog Show” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 and 22 at the Holiday Inn, 101 W. 151 St., Olathe.
Stress-free doesn’t prosper
April 5, 2007
I rolled through the new traffic signal on Lexington Avenue five times this week without having to stop. Three times it was green as soon as it came into site from the north and stayed that way as it disappeared in my rearview mirror.
Weiss wins seat on JCCC board
April 5, 2007
Controversy over last year’s sexual harassment charges at Johnson County Community College did not keep voters from re-electing two incumbents for the college’s board of trustees. The third at-large seat will be filled by a man who is a former candidate for the Kansas State School Board and a dean at DeVry University. In complete but unofficial results, Don Weiss and incumbents Jon Stewart and Lynn Mitchelson racked up the most votes for the at-large seats on the board. Stewart pulled in the most votes with 20,549, more than 23 percent of the 87,976 votes cast. Weiss followed with 22 percent of the vote, and Mitchelson, the current board chairman, followed with 19 percent.
Gambling’s losers must not be forgotten
April 5, 2007
The Kansas Legislature agreed last week to tap the resource of casino gambling. After long debate and many failed attempts, the Legislature passed a bill, which Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has promised to sign, to allow slot machines in the state’s failing horse and dog tracks and the eventual construction of four casinos.
State’s vital statistics released for 2005
April 5, 2007
The 2005 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics is the latest edition of a report released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that serves as the baseline document used to assess the health of Kansans. The tables and charts contained in this report represent a portion of the insight that can be gained from the data reported on births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, marriage dissolutions and abortions recorded.
Games rescheduled
April 5, 2007
Legislature sends gambling bill to governor
April 5, 2007
Gambling supporters Thursday were stunned by their success, opponents licked their wounds, and the prospect of playing video slot machines at racetracks and new destination casinos in Kansas seemed a possibility. In a dramatic turn of events that broke a 15-year losing streak, a bill to expand gambling was approved by the Legislature and delivered to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who promised to sign it into law.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
April 5, 2007
Neighbors
April 5, 2007
Exploring the past/De Soto history
April 5, 2007
Transit rides available
April 5, 2007
Golf tournament
April 5, 2007
Golfers and sponsors are needed for the De Soto Relay For Life golf tournament April 21 at Oak Country Golf Course, 8800 Scott Drive, De Soto.
Dvorak named engineer of the year
April 5, 2007
Zoellner named to leadership class
April 5, 2007
Art show to celebrate De Soto
April 5, 2007
If Darrel Zimmerman were an artist, De Soto would be his muse.
DHS spring play deals double dose of farce
April 5, 2007
De Soto High School students will perform “Noises Off” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the DHS theatre. The production is a farce that follows a troupe of actors from rehearsals through a performance.
Drennon, incumbents win in race for council
April 5, 2007
Incumbents Betty Cannon and Mitra Templin were returned Tuesday for second terms on the De Soto City Council. They will be joined by political newcomer Mike Drennon.
Results split in USD 232 races
April 5, 2007
Complete-but-unofficial results from the Johnson County Election Office show two new members will take their positions on the board, along with one incumbent and one former incumbent. Tim Blankenship, Don Clark, Bill Fletcher and Jim Thomas received the most votes in Tuesday’s election.
Brush pile open
April 5, 2007
The city of De Soto brush pile is now open from 8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month.
Dodgeball tournament
April 5, 2007
Late-game heroics lands baseball team two wins
April 5, 2007
De Soto baseball coach Joel Thaemert went on even after the lights at De Soto’s home field had been turned off. He talked about aspects of Tuesday’s double headers that frustrated and plays that frustrated him, his pitchers’ inability to throw consistently and his hitters’ inability to drop successful bunts.
Physicals available at DHS
April 5, 2007
History books available
April 5, 2007
There are about 100 of the books “A Historical View of De Soto, Kansas 1857-2000” available. Books will not be reordered once they are sold out.
Pioneer Riders gone but still supporting young equestrians
April 5, 2007
With the paint on the fences peeling, the arena floor choked with weeds and the roof sagging on the press box, it’s hard to visualize what the five-acre site on 95th Street meant to De Soto horse lovers.
Birth: Landon James McGoldrick
April 5, 2007