Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Tax credit bill tops city’s 2008 resolution list
December 27, 2007

With the new year less than a week away, it’s time for The De Soto Explorer’s annual resolution list. Our annual resolution lists aren’t about self-improvement but finding solutions to community issues.

Council rewards donations in park bid
December 27, 2007

The De Soto City Council passed on the lowest bid and awarded the first construction contract last Thursday for the new Kaw riverfront park to a local contractor.

Stories of 2007
City of De Soto opens new wastewater plant
December 27, 2007

Although it can be assumed most of De Soto residents were unaware of it, Monday was a milestone day for the city.

Exploring the past/De Soto history
December 27, 2007

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

Sewer rates going up 6.2 percent
December 27, 2007

De Soto residents will see a 6.2 percent increase in their monthly sewer bills with the start of the new year.

Willow Springs FCE hears of women empowerment
December 27, 2007

The Willow Springs FCE met Dec. 18 at De Soto Baptist Church. The meeting date was changed because of inclement weather. All members were hostesses.

AA meetings set
December 27, 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.

Jazzercise class
December 27, 2007

Jazzercise classes that formerly took place at the Eudora Community Center now will take place at the new Jazzercise Fitness Center, 32565 Lexington Ave., De

School cancellations
December 27, 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.
Library notes
December 27, 2007

The De Soto Library will have a “Fun and Games” Wii session at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 for teenagers and high school students.

College notes
December 27, 2007

Jacob Reed Longaker, De Soto, was recently initiated as a new member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Kansas University.

Annual chamber meeting Jan. 19
December 27, 2007

The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the De Soto VFW, 33725 W. 84th St., De Soto.

Council meeting rescheduled
December 27, 2007
The De Soto City Council has rescheduled the date of its first January meeting to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Boys notch another victory
December 27, 2007

The press that often bothered the De Soto boys basketball team early in the season was turned into a strength Friday night. The Wildcats got easy buckets early and often by burning Anderson County’s full court pressure.

Girls stampeded
December 27, 2007

The saying, “You’re only as old as you feel,” certainly would render De Soto’s girls basketball team unable to drive if it were really the case.

Neighbors
December 27, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church had a special page in its Sunday church bulletin with the listing of all the poinsettias that were given and for whom. I related to many of them. I gave money to the Olathe Medical Center’s Tree of Memories that supports hospice service.

Friends provide students varied lessons
Adult mentors provide time in new USD 232 program
December 27, 2007

Twelve-year-old Joey Atchison gets to see his best friend just once a week.

New trash contract provides way to deal with excess garbage
December 27, 2007

In what they said as a nod to new realities, De Soto City Council members approved a new five-year contract with Weldon Enterprises to provide trash service in the city.

Home for the holidays
Wildcat wrestlers close out 2007 schedule with strong home-mat performance
December 27, 2007

De Soto sophomore Sammy Seibolt entered the season as one of the Wildcats most experienced wrestlers, a strange designation considering the multi-sport talent sat out the 2006-07 season after breaking his leg late in the soccer season.

The fly route
December 27, 2007

We here at The De Soto Explorer have self-respect.