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Optimism reigns despite tight loss
April 12, 2007
It seemed like a crushing loss. Osawatomie rallied to score three runs in the final two innings of the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, stealing a victory from under the nose of the Wildcats.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
April 12, 2007
De Soto students named to state choir
April 12, 2007
Birthday party
April 12, 2007
Doubleheader headaches linger for De Soto
Pitching, defensive inconsistencies cost Cats
April 12, 2007
The problems wouldn’t be nearly as vexing if the De Soto baseball team would just struggle. The Cats dropped Game 2 of a doubleheader Thursday night at Osawatomie, and in doing so they committed most of the same sins they did the week prior.
All-area girls basketball
April 12, 2007
Golf tournament
April 12, 2007
Through the pages
About Alice by Calvin Trillin
April 12, 2007
About Alice by Calvin Trillin Biography, 2006
Local trees nominated for champions
April 12, 2007
One of three very large silver maple trees located near 71st and Gleason on private property may be a candidate for Champion Silver Maple of Kansas.
National day of prayer
April 12, 2007
The De Soto observance of the National Day of Prayer will be at noon May 3 at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
State music contest coming to De Soto
April 12, 2007
The Kansas Old-Time Pickers, Fiddlers and Singers state convention will return to the De Soto Community Center later this month in conjunction with the De Soto sesquicentennial. The event will start at 8 a.m. April 27 with various musical contests throughout the day and evening. The convention will resume at 1 p.m. April 28 and conclude with a 9 a.m. gospel program and judges’ performance April 29. The convention and performances are free to the public.
District elementary students to join voices in choral festival
April 12, 2007
Fourth- and fifth-grade choir students from every elementary school in the De Soto school district will come together Thursday for the first time to perform a choral festival.
Sunflower Village boomtown during World War II and days of G.I. Bill
April 12, 2007
The following history of Sunflower Village is attributed to Floyd Talley, who was De Soto School District superintendent from 1961 to 1967. This is the first in a two-part segment of writing by Talley.
Physicals available
April 12, 2007
Physical check-up night for the 2007-2008 school year will be from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2 at De Soto High School.
De Soto UMC family fun day set
April 12, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Youth will have a Family Fun Day fund-raiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Obituary: Victor I. Keeney
1946-2007
April 12, 2007
Victor I. Keeney 1946-2007 Memorial services for Victor I. Keeney, 60, Smithville, Mo., were Tuesday, April 10, at North Cross United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at a later date in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Obituary: Bessie V. Redburn
1915-2007
April 12, 2007
Bessie V. Redburn 1915-2007 A celebration of life for Bessie Virginia Redburn, 92, El Dorado, was Monday, April 9, at Sunset Lawns Cemetery in El Dorado.
Obituary: Virginia M. Hopkins
1922-2007
April 12, 2007
Virginia M. Hopkins 1922-2007 Funeral services for Virginia Marie Trovillion Hopkins, 84, Bloomfield, Neb., were Wednesday, April 11, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Foes spot expansion loophole in gambling bill
April 12, 2007
As Gov. Kathleen Sebelius prepares to sign into law the casino and slots bill, opponents of the legislation said Monday that it may contain hidden provisions to expand gambling even further.
Birth: Evie Grace Watkins
April 12, 2007
Evie Grace Watkins Jason and Katryn Watkins, Guymon, Okla., announce the birth of a daughter, Evie Grace Watkins, on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Okla.
Letter: Politics, education intertwined
April 12, 2007
Mize students learning by the trunkful
April 12, 2007
Students at Mize Elementary had an opportunity to learn about life in Kansas 150 years ago through a traveling teaching trunk fourth-graders first opened last week. Inside the trunk, students found artifacts and learning resources on Kansas frontier history.
USD 232 tax increase proposed
April 12, 2007
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education members listened to administrators make their pitch for a mill levy increase for the 2007-2008 school year but deferred a decision on the request until later this month.
Council to explore sewer extension
April 12, 2007
The De Soto City Council agrees a sewer line should be extended south of Kansas Highway 10 to stimulate economic development — if they can find a way to pay for it.
Leadership needs to find middle ground in De Soto USD 232
April 12, 2007
It is difficult to define a trend or message from the quartet of De Soto USD 232 Board of Education races decided last week.
Board starts work on pared down bond
April 12, 2007
A super-sized De Soto USD 232 Board of Education developed a preliminary list Monday from a pared-down $54 million bond issue designed to take care of the growing district’s immediate needs.
Obituary: Cynthia J. Gaines Turner
1918-2007
April 12, 2007
Cynthia J. Gaines Turner 1918-2007 Funeral services for Cynthia Jane Gaines Turner, 88, Lawrence, were Thursday, April 5, at Second Christian Church. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Moore says English language learners, special ed concerns with NCLB
April 12, 2007
Parents and teachers came out in full force Wednesday for Rep. Dennis Moore’s No Child Left Behind forum at the Shawnee Civic Center. While most in attendance said they agreed with the purpose behind the law, as Moore said, the devil is in the details.
Playing through the pain
De Soto senior back to field after injury
April 12, 2007
De Soto High School athletic trainer Steve Hawkins said one of the things that allowed injured senior softball player Kegan Cronin to find her way back to the field was her ability to differentiate between “hurt” and “pain.”
Cold snap doesn’t sap Cat performers
April 12, 2007
It was cold — not literally freezing, but one glance at De Soto pole vaulter Cheyenne Williams at Thursday’s Mill Valley track meet and the discomfort was obvious. She paced slowly parallel to the rubber track that led to the vaulting mat, occasionally stopping to slap at her legs as if to ask them not to shutdown in the unseasonable temperature. Waiting through a break in the action, she clung to a bright blanket, which along with a uniform meant for May was her only protection from the cold that left coaches and fans in sweaters, long coats and stocking caps.
Wastewater plant ceremony
April 12, 2007
The ribbon cutting for the city of De Soto’s new wastewater plant will be at 3:30 p.m. April 19 at the plant near Sunflower Road on 79th Street in the West Bottoms.
Neighbors
April 12, 2007
Addie Austin had her granddaughter Susan, who lives in Florida, visiting her from Wednesday until Sunday. Susan is the daughter of Addie’s daughter, Hattie Jo.
Middle school third-quarter honor rolls
April 12, 2007
Class notes Lexington Trails Middle School
Exploring the past
April 12, 2007
27 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS April 1980 The De Soto Car Wash opened next to Walton’s Pizza. Car washes were 50 cents for four minutes. John Flegler and George Hagan owned the business.
Reading circle
April 12, 2007