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De Soto pilot injured in crash
Amateur-built helicopter crashes in creek near Baldwin City
January 4, 2007
A De Soto couple in an experimental, amateur-built helicopter crashed Wednesday in a rural Douglas County creek bed, apparently after a mechanical failure.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
January 4, 2007
UMC news
January 4, 2007
Chamber dinner
January 4, 2007
School cancellations
January 4, 2007
Through the pages
January 4, 2007
A Hamish MacBeth mystery, this somewhat light-hearted murder mystery is set in a fictitious Scottish fishing village frequented by wealthy tourists.
Neighbors
January 4, 2007
County challenged to maintain success
January 4, 2007
Happy New Year, Johnson County.
Candidates make election process successful
January 4, 2007
Although most of us might still be trying to clear our heads from last fall’s election cycle, just two-and-a-half weeks remain before the candidate deadline for important local elections.
De Soto’s top 10: No. 1: Girls cross country claims 4A championship
January 4, 2007
The De Soto girls cross country and their trek for a championship was the story of the year.
De Soto’s top 10: No. 2: Erisman a state champ at last
January 4, 2007
His future was secure. His dreams of an Olympic gold medal were on track. His prestigious college scholarship was long in the bag. Still, Neil Erisman said it had to be done, and finally it was. After once, twice and three times losing in heartbreaking fashion in the late rounds of the state wrestling tournament, he finally broke through and won a Class 4A state title.
De Soto’s top 10: No. 3: Goleman flies high at state track
January 4, 2007
Jackie Goleman hit the lowest of lows when she tumbled over a hurdle and out of contention just yards from the finish line in the preliminary rounds of the state track meet’s 100-meter hurdles races. The next day, she flew to the highest of highs.
De Soto’s top 10: No. 4: Gulley and Lindbloom take second
January 4, 2007
The pinnacle of it all was the second set of the Class 4A state championship match. That was the best tennis Rebekah Gulley and Hana Lindbloom played for De Soto in 2006, and it was nearly enough to net the school’s top doubles team a state title.
De Soto’s top 10: No. 5: Deghand takes over
January 4, 2007
Maybe you’ll never even notice. If De Soto activities director Steve Deghand has his way that’s how it will turn out, anyway.
Cats hope to find spark against young Eudora team
January 4, 2007
Given the disappointment of the De Soto girls basketball team’s last game before winter break, some time off was probably best. The rest appears to have been just what the team needed, coach Dwight Spencer said.
Bird feeders wings in life against winter blahs
January 4, 2007
People like birds. Whether it’s feeding birds, studying birds, preparing wild birdseed mixtures or participating in the annual Audubon Christmas bird count, area residents have birds on their minds. And during winter, it’s especially important to remember that once you start feeding birds, they will grow accustomed to using your feeders. To continue attracting birds, continue to feed them.
State funding key to all-day kindergarten
January 4, 2007
At nearly 3 years of age, Rachel Mallozzi can’t wait to go to school. Her first day at Starside Elementary School could be all-day or half-day, depending on what the Kansas Legislature decides over the next few years. The school currently has the traditional half-day kindergarten for all but a select few students considered “at risk” by the state.
Program delivers food, friendship
January 4, 2007
Archie and Sally Bedford are a welcome sight to many of De Soto’s homebound seniors. The couple visits about 10 homes each Monday to bring Meals on Wheels to elderly citizens in need.
2006 in review-A year of progress
January 4, 2007
This week, The Explorer brings back the top-five local stories of 2006, They include the start and finish to two multi-million city projects, failure of the school district’s vision for the future, the community banding together for one of its own and the arrival of a new voice for the city. To read the complete versions of our stories of the year, follow the archives link at www.desotoexplorer.com.
Starside Elementary reading teacher earns national certification
January 4, 2007
Christi Eaton first fell in love with reading as a child. “My mom read to me every morning for several hours,” she said. “I just developed an internal love of reading. It’s such an important skill to have.” Eaton learned earlier this month she had earned a National Board Teaching Certificate, joining the long list of Starside Elementary School reading specialists with accolades.
Correction
January 4, 2007
School calendar
January 4, 2007
Youth group meetings
January 4, 2007
College notes
January 4, 2007
Anniversary: Knapp
January 4, 2007
Community calendar
January 4, 2007
Church news
January 4, 2007
Youth lock-in
January 4, 2007
Parents’ night out
January 4, 2007
Volunteers needed
January 4, 2007
Calendars on sale
January 4, 2007
Web site to celebrate baby-boomer women
January 4, 2007
Carol Armstrong wouldn’t go back to her 20s and 30s for anything.
Council race draws two
January 4, 2007
One incumbent on the De Soto City Council will not seek re-election, one will and one remains undecided about whether she will join the race that will also include a local businessman.