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De Soto district monitoring neighboring security concerns
Douglas County schools in ‘light lockdown’ following unspecified bomb threat
April 19, 2007
De Soto school district officials were aware and monitoring the situation in Douglas County as well as a threat found in a women’s restroom in the Turner School District, but had taken no direct action as of Thursday morning, community relations director Alvie Cater said.
Statehouse briefing: State, feds settle Medicaid dispute
April 19, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from Kansas government.
Community calender
April 19, 2007
Exploring the past/De Soto history
April 19, 2007
Neighbors
April 19, 2007
Sequicentennial news
April 19, 2007
Sunflower Village ‘sprung up like a mushroom’
April 19, 2007
The first school building was built in 1944. Before the completion of this building, children attended classes in various buildings. Some went to school in a building retained from Trailertown, and some were transported to the overcrowded De Soto Grade School. Mrs. Bartholomew taught the first kindergarten class at 202 Lane M, but later moved to the nursery building.
De Soto Baptist offering Hispanic worship
April 19, 2007
Library update
April 19, 2007
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
April 19, 2007
De Soto datebook
Community calendar
April 19, 2007
Obituary: Donald F. Shay
1928-2007
April 19, 2007
Master cooks sought
April 19, 2007
Pitch preparation
Lieutenant governor tours Intervet in advance of biodefense lab tour
April 19, 2007
Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson was in De Soto Friday to tour the Intervet Inc. campus but his mind and that of his host was on an assignment they were to tackle this week.
DHS releases third-quarter honor rolls
April 19, 2007
Brush pile open
April 19, 2007
College notes
April 19, 2007
Pickers state convention
April 19, 2007
National Day of Prayer
April 19, 2007
History books available
April 19, 2007
Wastewater ribbon cutting
April 19, 2007
Late explosion leads Cats to another win
April 19, 2007
The De Soto baseball team has lived a season of split personalities. At times the Cats have been awesome offensively. At times they’ve been rendered punchless.
Cats make it two with win over rival Mill Valley
April 19, 2007
It was big news last year — the De Soto boys tennis team bested Mill Valley in a dual for the first time. So maybe some of the excitement was gone as the Cats beat the Jaguars again this year? Not likely, De Soto coach Michael Sullivan said.
Couple hopes to fill rescue niche
April 19, 2007
For years, Cathy and Matthew Cain had a local reputation as the couple to call when emergency responders needed help with particular water emergencies. “We responded quite a few times,” Matthew said. “Even years ago, I’d get phone calls to go look for people because fire departments couldn’t do it.” What the Cains had that emergency responders didn’t was an airboat, or shallow-draft craft pushed by a rear-mounted propeller, which could easily navigate the Kaw too shallow for traditional craft.
Letter: Input wanted
April 19, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education needs your help. The seven current members and three new members of the board have begun discussing the upcoming bond.
Recent scare will improve pet food industry
April 19, 2007
Just when we thought spring had arrived, winter came back recently in a fierce way to bite us at our toes. My own dogs and cats are not as playful and reluctant to stay outdoors for too long. They long for their warm beds in the garage or barn. The livestock is voicing their opinion for “more hay, more grain” as their water troughs freeze over again. “Mother Nature” can we get a break?
Lessons, not sense, to be gleaned from latest tragedy
April 19, 2007
Although some will talk of trying to make sense of what happened Monday at Virginia Tech University, we won’t. It is a hopeless waste of time to try to make sense of the senseless.
Moore sings same refrain
April 19, 2007
The Democrats may have taken control of Congress, but Rep. Dennis Moore is still singing the same song. Just as Moore’s choice to end his talk last Thursday before the De Soto Chamber of Commerce with the “This Land is Your Land” he sung with the accompaniment of Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at the ceremony 18 months ago marking the transfer of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, the message Moore brought remained consistent. Speaking in De Soto for the first time as a member of the House of Representative’s majority party, Moore touched on issues that have pre-occupied him in the past — the exploding national debt, bi-partisanship, protecting Social Security and finding a way out of Iraq.
Award-winning KU intern earns praise at De Soto Multi-Service Center
April 19, 2007
Majoring in social work at Kansas University, Paula Pyle understood the need for programs to help those in need. But nearly eight months at the De Soto Multi-Service Center has opened her eyes to how much poverty can exist amongst affluence.
Ups and downs
Soccer team begins, ends long and wild week with victories
April 19, 2007
It was up, down, and finally back up. There have been better four-game stretches for the De Soto soccer team, but after the latest one finally wrapped up Tuesday night, the Cats were happy with their progress.
Alumni Bingo night
April 19, 2007
Artist’s Journey
Alice Kuo captures area’s natural beauty through art
April 19, 2007
Alice Kuo is on a journey that might never end. It’s a path where her steps are taken by strokes of her paintbrush. Her progression could be seen by the evolving style of her paintings. Eventually, she wants to reach to the highest ideal of her own expression, she said.