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The reading elf
December 6, 2007
Tipped in
Wildcats edge Maranatha for first victory
December 6, 2007
It wasn’t perfect. The De Soto boys basketball team struggled, failing to capitalize on early leads, failing to put the game away in the second half. In the was a win, though, something the team was in desperate need of following an 0-3 start to the season thanks to the weekend’s Hays City Shootout tournament. De Soto held off Maranatha 46-43 Tuesday night, securing its first win of the season.
Girls overwhelm Eagles for win
December 6, 2007
It was exactly what the team needed, De Soto girls basketball coach Dwight Spencer said. After a humbling yet rewarding 0-3 start to the season at the Hays City Shootout, Tuesday’s 55-21 shellacking of Maranatha went a long way toward helping heal the Wildcats. Spencer said the win helped both prove the dangerous trip to Hays a success and label the new Wildcat girls as a team loaded with potential.
Wrestling squad finds success at first meet
December 6, 2007
The De Soto wrestling squad traveled Saturday to Wamego for its first meet of the season. Though the Wildcats failed to win any of their five duels, plenty of athletes did return home with victories and the team came away with one tie.
German Christmas celebrated
December 6, 2007
The Clearfield German Christmas celebration will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Clearfield United Methodist Church, 2197 N. 600 Road, eight miles south of Eudora or four miles north of Kansas Highway 56 on Douglas County Road 1061.
4-H Holiday Mart
December 6, 2007
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H/Youth Development program will have a Holiday Mart from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Johnson County Fair Grounds in Gardnerr.
Christmas celebration
December 6, 2007
The education council at De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual children’s Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road, De Soto.
Mason plans retirement
December 6, 2007
The City of De Soto will have a retirement reception for Charles “Rockey” Mason from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
December 6, 2007
The De Soto Multi-Service Center, a program of Johnson County Human Services and Aging, has provided holiday assistance for the last 30 years to those in the De Soto community and school district area that do not have the resources to provide for themselves during the upcoming holiday season including families with children, isolated older persons and those who are disabled.
Parents’ night out
December 6, 2007
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will have Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Principals say testing deterrent to drug use
December 6, 2007
Reported drug and alcohol use is about the same in De Soto USD 232 as it is in Johnson County and even in Kansas, according to the 2007 Kansas Communities that Care Survey.
11 De Soto students earn KU scholarships
December 6, 2007
Eleven De Soto students were among the 4,500 Kansas University students receiving the $26 million from privately funded scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year.
Gallery, frame shop to add artful touch to downtown
December 6, 2007
Gil Rumsey sees the future of De Soto’s downtown in his past.
Drug tests not required of teachers
December 6, 2007
De Soto USD 232 is considering a random drug testing program for students but no such tests are required of its teachers.
Clinic, pharmacy relocating to The Commons
December 6, 2007
Lori Murdock and Kathleen McInnis are hoping for a mild winter.
Renovation OK’s for County Admin Building
December 6, 2007
The lower level of the Johnson County Administration Building in downtown Olathe will be remodeled during the next four months to provide 10 new meeting rooms and modifications and additions of computer data closets throughout the building.
County rental inspection program starts Jan. 1
December 6, 2007
Landlords in De Soto are reminded the city’s new rental inspection program will start Jan. 1, 2008. To aid the transition the city has made a number of forms and documents available at City Hall, 32905 W. 84th St.
Oncimmune decision provides lesson for city
December 6, 2007
Last month at a special meeting, the De Soto City Council agreed to explore a number of programs to spur economic development.
Through the pages
Amish Grace by Donald B. Kraybill
December 6, 2007
How could a community so fully forgive the man responsible for the slaughter of their children?
Board extends Zoellner’s contract
December 6, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education Monday night approved extending Superintendent Sharon Zoellner’s current contract with the district for one year with the provision that Zoellner and the board continue negotiations.
Reprints available
December 6, 2007
The De Soto Explorer has prints of its photographs available for purchase. The cost for a five-by-seven photo is $8 plus tax, and eight-by-ten photos are $12 plus tax.
Transit rides available
December 6, 2007
The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring a transit service to De Soto residents.
Top lawmakers enlist for biodefense lab recruitment
December 6, 2007
The top two lawmakers in the Kansas Statehouse are willing to step up their efforts to win a national fight for a prize they consider essential to the state’s economic future: a $451 million national defense lab and the jobs and brains that would come with it.
Capitol renovation price tag revealed to cost $285.6 million
December 6, 2007
Topeka — There’s a new price tag on the Capitol renovation project: $285.6 million.
Neighbors
December 6, 2007
The United Methodist Women at De Soto United Methodist Church are planning a field trip Dec. 15 to the Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan. They plan to meet at the church at 1 p.m. and carpool, inviting everyone to join them.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
December 6, 2007
Friday/December 7
AA meetings set
December 6, 2007
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Boy Scout house behind the Dollar General store in downtown De Soto.
DHS needs old items
December 6, 2007
The De Soto High School History Department is seeking historical items to use for hands on learning in classrooms.
DHS grad wins art contest
December 6, 2007
Morgan Antes, a 2007 graduate of De Soto High School, won first place in the 24th Annual Artistic Discovery Congressional Arts Competition.
Zimmerman retirement
December 6, 2007
A retirement reception for Ruth Zimmerman will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the De Soto Family Practice office on Lexington Avenue.
DHS, LTMS students make Sousa Junior Honor Bands
December 6, 2007
Four De Soto High School Band students and four Lexington Trails Middle School Band students were selected recently for the Kansas Sousa Junior Honors Bands.
Bioscience company coming to De Soto
December 6, 2007
When she shares news with female friends of the beast cancer test her employer Oncimmune Ltd. is developing, Laura Peek has to temper their enthusiasm.
Exploring the past/De Soto history
December 6, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
Obituary: Charles E. Storer
1930-2007
December 6, 2007
Services for Charles E. Storer, 77, Milford, N.Y., were Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto. Burial was in De Soto Cemetery.