Archive for Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
December 20, 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.

Victory seems to have sewed seeds of Morrison’s end
December 20, 2007

Paul Morrison’s resignation last week as Kansas Attorney General in the shadow of a scandal was the conclusion of a political feud with enough twists and turns for a John Grisham novel.

The Salvation Army needs help
December 20, 2007

As you pass by our red kettles this holiday season or see an envelope in your local newspaper, please keep The Salvation Army in mind. The gifts you give go to help our local volunteers deliver emergency assistance to those in need throughout your community all year long.

De Soto, county studies converge on 95th St.
December 20, 2007

Two different efforts starting early next year will do much to determine the future De Soto’s southern fringe.

DHS students stuck in Vegas during storm
December 20, 2007

Three De Soto High School students got more than just one snow day last week because of the wintry mix.

School cancellations
December 20, 2007

In the event school is canceled because of inclement weather conditions, the USD 232 De Soto School District will notify parents through its e-mail or text messaging system. Parents can sign up on the district’s Web site, www.usd232.org, for this service for free. Messages can be sent to a cell phone, PDA or e-mail address. Notices will be sent in case of a school cancellation, early dismissal or other emergency school related information.

Christmas Eve service
December 20, 2007

Kaw Prairie Community Church will host four family Christmas Eve Barn Services this season.

Sounds of the season
Starside third-graders tell the story of Hansel and Gretel’s edible house
December 20, 2007

Forget about “Let it Snow,” “Silent Night” or “Here comes Santa Claus.” Starside music teacher Rachel Mikel had something more original in mind for the third-grade holiday musical this year.

AA meetings set
December 20, 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.

Holiday benefit cards available
December 20, 2007

Holiday cards to benefit TLC for Children and Families, Inc. are available at Gil Rumsey’s Gallery, 33041 W. 83rd St. in downtown De Soto and at his studio at 8201 Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park.

City looks to relax regs to fit downtown goals
December 20, 2007

At the start of its meeting Tuesday, the De Soto Planning Commission tabled Bob Power’s special use permit for his construction company’s new office for another month.

Bunco club rolls dice for Multi-Service Center
December 20, 2007

Conversations around three tables at Janet Webb’s home Monday included Christmas meal menus, family visits and a sudden windfall of dating opportunities.

Introduction to engineering
Class provides first step to applied science career
December 20, 2007

Eighth-graders at Lexington Trails Middle School were challenged Monday to make an egg float in water.

De Soto presses Chieftains for big victory
December 20, 2007

Even the players on the De Soto boys basketball team seemed to have a hard time deciding just how good of a team they were a part of.

Road rough for wrestlers at JoCo Classic
December 20, 2007

Rain, sleet and snow - especially snow - couldn’t stop the De Soto wrestling team over the weekend.

Declawed
Wildcats whip Atchison, but stumble against Tongie’s pressure
December 20, 2007

A number of signs arose Tuesday to signal the De Soto girls basketball team was in the midst of a bad night:

Exploring the past/De Soto history
December 20, 2007

5 years ago

Contest provides contrast to finals
December 20, 2007

The dress fits perfectly, she’s in great shape, she’s practiced walking in her heels and conducting interviews, but 18-year-old Samantha Foulk is still a bundle of nerves as she begins to compete today in the Miss Kansas USA Pageant.

City seeks board members
December 20, 2007

Vacancies exist on the city of De Soto’s Board of Zoning Appeals and the De Soto Site Plan Review Committee.

Multi-Service Center benefits from students’ generosity
December 20, 2007

A new student group at Mill Valley High School is proving that it can make a difference.

Johnson County dominating teacher award
December 20, 2007

When reading specialist Jeri Powers of Riverview Elementary School was named Kansas Teacher of the Year last month, it marked the sixth-straight year a Johnson County teacher had been chosen.

Homework Help program continues
December 20, 2007

The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program.

History books available
December 20, 2007

There are still copies of the book “A Historical View of De Soto, Kansas 1857-2000” available. Books will not be reordered once they are sold out.

Old pet provides Christmas gift
December 20, 2007

It was a dark, cold, grey, morning as I dawned cap, glove and coat to head out on my regular walk up the road. The county man had graded a path through the ice and snow of the previous day, so footing was adequate. I noticed my old buddy Jessie had stirred from her deep sleep, so I unlatched her cage door and set her free. She had that look of a full bladder, so we proceeded without haste to the door.

Morrison accuser denies leaking word of affair
December 20, 2007

TOPEKA - The attorney representing the woman whose sexual harassment allegations toppled Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison said Monday he doesn’t know who leaked her statement to the media.

The fly route
December 20, 2007

The Kansas State men’s basketball team and superstar Michael Beasley introduced themselves to Kansas City Monday night with a pedestrian 87-60 win against Florida A&M.

Neighbors
December 20, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church had their children’s choir present their Christmas program at the 10:30 a.m. worship services. The title was “Bows of Holly.” Directors were Linda and Stephanie, who thanked the church for the opportunity to work with the children throughout the year and are looking forward to February 2008 when they start the New Year with the children.