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Volunteerism makes annual festival possible
August 30, 2007
This weekend will be a special one and the start of a very special five weeks for the De Soto community. Filling this weekend, of course, will be the annual De Soto Days Festival, which has became a fixture of the local Labor Day Weekend the past half decade.
Satchel bags available
August 30, 2007
Chamber Day tickets
August 30, 2007
Participants needed for barbecue contest
August 30, 2007
Obituary: Howard R. Williams
1921-2007
August 30, 2007
Homework Help program continues
August 30, 2007
The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program this fall.
Teachers recognized for 25 years of service
August 30, 2007
The School of Education at Kansas University recognized more than 880 Kansas teachers and school administrators with certificates honoring them for 25 years or more of service in education. Teachers from De Soto include Dave Anderson, Linda McPherson, Janet Odgers and Dwight Spencer.
Book discussions
August 30, 2007
The De Soto Library offers an adult book discussion at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Library update
August 30, 2007
The De Soto Library will have a Hispanic Heritage open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the library, 33145 W. 83rd St., De Soto.
Church news
August 30, 2007
Sunday school classes at De Soto United Methodist Church will return to their regular classrooms starting Sunday.
College notes
August 30, 2007
Lauren Karnitz, De Soto, received an out-of-state dean’s scholarship from Arkansas-Tech University beginning with the fall 2007 semester. In addition, she received an athletic scholarship.
Musical awakening
August 30, 2007
Hailey Miller left Monday evening from De Soto High School with a trumpet and a dream.
De Soto bond ballots mailed
August 30, 2007
Mail-in ballots for the De Soto School District 232 bond referendums began to be mailed Wednesday. All registered voters should receive the ballots in their mail boxes by Sept. 8.
SFAAP board to meet
August 30, 2007
The next meeting of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant’s Restoration Advisory Board will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Clearview City’s administration building, 123 Main St.
De Soto graduate recognized
August 30, 2007
De Soto High School graduate Ron King, an American Family Insurance agent in Lawrence, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
August 30, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS August 2002 First day of school enrollment numbers at De Soto High School were 370. Numbers at Lexington Trails Middle School were 335. Monticello Trails Middle School showed 580 and Mill Valley High School had 695 students. Starside Elementary School had first-day enrollment numbers of 516 while Mize had 509, Riverview had 579 and Clear Creek Elementary had 486. There were 22 students enrolled at Countryside Learning Center.
Ludwig pleased with return to Lexington Trails Middle School
August 30, 2007
Steve Ludwig couldn’t stay away from Lexington Trails Middle School.
Neighbors
August 30, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church now has a volunteer in charge of funeral dinners. Mary Plummer is going to become a helper and will no longer be in charge, as she has been for many years.
Kansas Bioscience Authority invests in De Soto start-up firm
August 30, 2007
Michael Litscher ran into a snag Tuesday when he attempted to demonstrate an electronic medical device in KC BioMediX’s office’s in De Soto.
Senior center news
August 30, 2007
The Senior Flexercise Program now offers chair exercises for senior citizens at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Fundraiser set
August 30, 2007
Jazzercise instructor Jacque Tummons will offer a free class at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Nottingham Elementary School, 1428 Elm St., Eudora, as a fundraiser for the Chiefs Children’s Fund and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Start leaves tennis squad wanting more
August 30, 2007
The Cats mostly played well at their season-opening event in Topeka, then returned home to thrash intra-district rival Mill Valley 9-0, keeping a perfect record against the Jaguars intact.
Cyclone Warning
August 30, 2007
It’s a game many De Soto Wildcats still remember — somewhat to the dismay of De Soto football coach Brad Scott. It was one year ago and the Wildcats were playing their first season and their first game against the larger class of the Frontier League. The milestone was appropriately marked by a visit from Class 5A Ottawa.
Extra time a blessing for volleyball squad
August 30, 2007
It is the last De Soto fall sport to actually start the regular season. Even after three weeks cooped up in the gym without competition, De Soto volleyball coach Jenny Barnhart insisted that wasn’t a bad thing.
Oswald, Wildcats rip Baldwin for first win
August 30, 2007
The De Soto soccer team’s Paul Oswald has been there, even if he didn’t get noticed. The unassuming senior was a consistent part of the team last year despite being one of the shortest players on the field. He didn’t stick out this summer either, though he was one of the team’s leaders as the soccer players trained with the cross country team. Oswald captured plenty of attention Monday, however.
Grant ensures SES programs continuation
August 30, 2007
Starside Elementary School principal Paula Hill has a sparkle in her eye.
Question 2 proposals outside of classroom
August 30, 2007
The second question on the De Soto School District’s bond referendum doesn’t address the district’s most immediate needs as does Question I, but the issues it addresses could bring significant changes for students if passed.
Wristband night
August 30, 2007
The Evans Midland Empire Carnival will once again offer a discount wristband night all three nights of the De Soto Days Festival.
Children’s parade
August 30, 2007
Children wishing to be in the De Soto Days Festival Children’s Parade Sept. 1 should be at the corner of Peoria and 83rd streets by 9:30 a.m. The parade is to start at 9:45 a.m.
Festival parking
August 30, 2007
Free overflow parking will be available after 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, and Friday, Aug. 31, in the parking lot of Engineered Air, about one block east of Miller Memorial Park at the corner of 83rd Street and Kill Creek Road.
De Soto Days Festival schedule of events
August 30, 2007
De Soto Days ready to ‘give back’
August 30, 2007
The theme of this year’s De Soto Days Festival may be “Your Town — Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” to emphasis city’s sesquicentennial, but in the view of its organizers an alternative theme could be “giving back.”
Retirement active for Chairman Max
August 30, 2007
Ted Morse was surprised last year to see Max Atwell policing up the overflow from the recycle bin the city placed in the parking lot of Morse’s market.
Obituary: Roger L. Wellman
1958-2007
August 30, 2007
Johnson County nutrition menu
August 30, 2007
Pet Talk
August 30, 2007
The Fly Route
August 30, 2007