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1929 Pep Club
Sesquicentennial snapshot
August 9, 2007
Lofty expectations
New coach figures to plant winning volleyball at DHS
August 9, 2007
It’s all about expectations. New De Soto volleyball coach Jenny Barnhart couldn’t get through an answer without dropping the e-bomb.
New-look Frontier League offers advantages
August 9, 2007
It’s bad news for De Soto’s junior varsity athletes. For everyone else — and heck, he’s a teacher, so he even included those JV performers — De Soto activities director Steve Deghand said the realigned Frontier League is great. He said the slim-downed league — it drops from 13 teams to eight this season — will make for better competition, easier scheduling and shorter travel times, which equates to more time in school, especially for the junior varsity squads whose game’s typically start earliest.
Community forum
August 9, 2007
The Johnson County Library will have a community issues forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.
Youth group meeting
August 9, 2007
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Parents’ night out
August 9, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will not have the parents’ night out previously scheduled for Friday. The church plans to resume the service in September. The next parents’ night out is scheduled for from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church. A snack, but not a meal, will be available for the children.
Farmer’s market open
August 9, 2007
The Fresh Promises Farmers’ Market will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday through September at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, 9210 Kill Creek Road, De Soto.
Storytime
August 9, 2007
Preschool storytime for youth ages 3 to 6 will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the De Soto Library, 33145 W. 83rd St.
Teachers in training
New teachers to district attend academy to learn De Soto’s expectations for student learning
August 9, 2007
New teachers in De Soto USD 232 were back in class this week. But this time, they were the students.
Exploring the past/De Soto history
August 9, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS August 2002 Ryan King, son of Ron and Lisa King, attended Level I of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.
Ward system has pros, cons for De Soto
August 9, 2007
Last week, the De Soto City Council started the process of changing the city from a third-class to second-class city. The move was a statutory requirement mandated by the state for cities that exceed 5,000 in population.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
August 9, 2007
Friday/August 10 Lemon baked fish or cabbage roll, brown rice, peas and corn, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges.
Births: Seth Adam Smasal and Ethan Michael Smasal
August 9, 2007
Kelly and Michael Smasal, De Soto, announce the birth of twin sons, Seth Adam and Ethan Michael Smasal, born Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Obituary: Katheryn A. Ramsey
1956-2007
August 9, 2007
Memorial services for Katheryn A. Ramsey, 51, De Soto, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto.
Fireworks stand application deadline set
August 9, 2007
Those in non-profit organizations hoping to make money next year from the sale of fireworks should mark May 9 on their calendars.
Vendors sought for Pony Express event
August 9, 2007
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for vendors and crafters to be part the Pony Express Riders arrival in the city the morning of Sept. 15. The vendors and crafters will work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown De Soto. Those interested should call Lana McPherson at 583-1183, extension 110.
Repaving contract for late summer street projects
August 9, 2007
Timing has remained good for the city of De Soto in recent weeks.
Strategic plan update on tap beyond bond
August 9, 2007
De Soto School District patrons soon will vote on a $51 million bond question that asks for school improvements meant to address immediate needs. But whether the bond passes or not, patrons are promised a role in determining the district’s future plans.
Backpacking to school
Teachers develop minimal supply list
August 9, 2007
One by one, 14-year-old Amanda Melrose went down the list as she packed school supplies in a backpack.
USD 232 board OKs budget, mill levy raise
August 9, 2007
Two new schools opening later this month will mean higher taxes for De Soto USD 232 home and business owners.
USD 232 set student-to-coach ratio policy
August 9, 2007
Four new coaches will be hired by the De Soto USD 232 in order to provide adequate participant-per-coach ratios on sports teams.
Neighbors
August 9, 2007
The De Soto Baptist Church is panning a new directory and would like to have family pictures in it. Pictures will be taken Aug. 16, 17 and 18. Families will be informed by phone of times and dates of pictures.
The Fly Route
August 9, 2007
Chamber meeting
August 9, 2007
The August De Soto Chamber of Commerce meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at De Soto VFW Post 6654, 32725 W. 84th Street. The guest speaker will be Ryan Hogue of the Kansas Speedway. The meeting will also feature a presentation by De Soto USD 232 Superintendent Sharon Zoellner on the district’s bond referendums.
Medicare doesn’t make house calls
August 9, 2007
Several weeks ago, I got a call from an elderly woman. Her story was of a kind that we hear from time to time. She told of man who showed up at her door about two months earlier, saying he was from Medicare. He had important information.
JoCo gathering highlights South Asian culture
August 9, 2007
The gathering had all the typical trappings of a party, with music, dance and food, but it wasn’t just any party — it was a cultural celebration.
City of De Soto to step up in class
August 9, 2007
Prodded by a Kansas Attorney General’s opinion, the De Soto City Council started the process toward stepping up in classification but would prefer to pass on the most significant change the action could bring.