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Free pruning guide
August 16, 2007
The National Arbor Day Foundation is offering a free booklet “How to Prune Young Shade Trees” with tips on pruning in the early years of a tree’s life, to learning how to strengthen trees by removing branches, how to make a pruning cut, how to prune for form and how to maintain a tree’s health by removing trouble spots.
Extension classes offered
August 16, 2007
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office offers a variety of classes for the general public.
Church news
August 16, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church Women will have a bierocks work day at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road. The group will be making and freezing bierocks for the United Methodist Women booth at the De Soto Days Festival Sept. 1.
Tree identification booklet available
August 16, 2007
What Tree Is That?,” a pocket guide for identifying trees, is available from The National Arbor Day Foundation.
District to wait on Legislature for all-day kindergarten
August 16, 2007
It may be just a matter of time before the state mandates all-day kindergarten as the importance of early childhood education is increasingly emphasized and that could mean even more classrooms will be needed in De Soto USD 232 elementary schools slated to be expanded if the $51 million bond issue passes.
De Soto Baptist Church offering Hispanic worship
August 16, 2007
The De Soto Baptist Church offers ‘Ways of Hope” worship at 4 p.m. Sundays for the Hispanic communities of De Soto, Gardner and Olathe.
Reading circle
August 16, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church reading circle will meet at noon Tuesday at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
August 16, 2007
Families to receive invitation to join Scouting
August 16, 2007
As thousands of boys return to elementary school, they also have a chance to become Cub Scouts.
Obituary: Margaret E. Bodine
1919-2007
August 16, 2007
Services for Margaret Elizabeth Carr Bodine, 88, Scranton, were Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Scranton with the Rev. Richard Storey officiating. Burial was in Scranton Cemetery.
Johnson’s position troubling
August 16, 2007
Randy Johnson’s comments regarding the upcoming bond issue make me wonder whether he has ever been part of a team. I hope he will remember that working together is what gets the end result. Does he realize that our children’s education and future are at stake?
Dog days not kind to man’s best friend
August 16, 2007
Last week after finishing supper, I looked up at my lovely wife of 23 years and noticed that all too familiar look in her eyes. Now before you start thinking the wrong thing here folks, both of us almost in unison blurted out, “Wanna go for some ice cream?”
Extending sewer remains viable option for city
August 16, 2007
Earlier this month, the De Soto City Council had a free-ranging discussion on economic development, or rather the lack of it, in De Soto. It was agreed to schedule a workshop on the topic for later this month. Although there has been some new commercial development in De Soto in the past few years, primarily on the Lexington Avenue corridor, the city’s tax base remains sadly dependent on residential rooftops and its sales tax capture rate less is than 50 percent what should be expected of its population.
Bus rides to be hottest part of school day
August 16, 2007
De Soto students began heading back to school Wednesday and Thursday and although all classrooms in the district are air conditioned, some activities may be limited.
De Soto residents to see increase in mill levy for 2008
August 16, 2007
The De Soto City Council will complete the local mill levy picture Thursday when it approves the city’s 2008 budget.
Wedding: Taylor-Long
August 16, 2007
Cassandra Taylor and Aaron Long married Saturday, June 16, 2007, in Derby, with Mary Hixon officiating.
Small staff metes out hometown justice
Longtime court team parting ways
August 16, 2007
Early Monday evening just as the daytime De Soto City Hall employees were leaving, visitors started trickling into building with a scheduled court date in the council room.
Study to define future roadway
County to narrow future arterial south of De Soto to 151st Street
August 16, 2007
A 61-acre plot southwest of the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Kill Creek Road set be rezoned Thursday from rural residential to commercial is already drawing interest.
Up and at ‘em
Despite offseason’s frustrations, Wildcats ready to kick off new season
August 16, 2007
It’s a look back that encourages the De Soto football team. That, to say the least, comes as a bit of a surprise.
Graham named De Soto FCB branch manager
August 16, 2007
FCB Bank, De Soto, recently announced the promotion of loan officer Michael Graham to vice president and branch manager.
Wildcat band tunes up for year
August 16, 2007
The De Soto High School marching braved the sweltering heat last Thursday afternoon for its first performance.
Brush pile open
August 16, 2007
The city of De Soto brush pile is open from 8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month.
Neighbors
August 16, 2007
The Olathe United Methodist Church is still seeking recipes for a cookbook. Rita Jones needs the recipes by Aug. 28 to include them in the cookbook. The cookbook would be available for sale at the church’s October Bazaar.
Experience, skill could make for big season for soccer team
August 16, 2007
It hasn’t been a bad stretch of seasons for the De Soto Wildcat soccer team. The Cats have finished with identical 9-9 records in each of the last two years. Not bad, but not exactly the rut the team wants to be in. As a new season is setting off, the Cats are convinced this is the year they’ll boot mediocrity.