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Johnson County 4-H agents named
January 25, 2007
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has hired Abbie Grossnicklaus and Sarah Laib as 4-H youth development extension agents.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
January 25, 2007
Anderson, Zipp make PSU list
January 25, 2007
Biblical Scholars’ Bowl
January 25, 2007
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will have its third annual Biblical Scholars’ Bowl Sunday.
Missing time
January 25, 2007
Promotion gives Schmidt another chance to shine
January 25, 2007
There are 10 banners hanging in Lexington Trails Middle School that give testimony to Mark Schmidt’s effectiveness at the school where he has been a principal for the past nine years.
Transit rides available
January 25, 2007
The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring a new transit service to De Soto residents.
Commemorative items for sale
January 25, 2007
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee has several items for sale to commemorate the city’s 150th anniversary of its founding.
Through the Pages
Pocketful of Names
January 25, 2007
Team captain’s meeting
January 25, 2007
The De Soto Relay For Life committee will have its first team captain meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Fund-raiser set
January 25, 2007
The De Soto Relay For Life committee will have a “Wild Wild West Casino Night” at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the De Soto VFW hall, 33724 W. 84th St.
De Soto Library news
January 25, 2007
Bingo night
January 25, 2007
FCB ribbon cutting Thursday
January 25, 2007
Obituary: Christopher S. Elliott
1970-2007
January 25, 2007
Programmed to succeed
January 25, 2007
Looking over a tabletop game board in Sarah Brown’s room at Lexington Trails Middle School, the teacher and seventh-grader Philip Kaul had a disagreement. The source of the discussion was what aspect of nanotechnology the red and white pieces in one of the “modules” on the board represented. Brown maintained they were red and while corpuscles, while Kaul said they were molecules.
Shawnee’s role in De Soto history to be shared at community get-together
January 25, 2007
There’s a truth about De Soto and Johnson County’s early history buried in the names Kill Creek, Wakarusa, Turkey Creek, Mill Creek, Black Bob and Bull Creek. Those place names were derived from Shawnee Indian settlements established in the third and fourth decade of the 19th century, Bertha Cameron said. It is a history all but erased by later European settlers, who took the land promised to the tribe and forced the Shawnee into poverty and exile. “The truth has not been told,” she said. “All the history begins with European settlers. But history begins with the Indians.”
Six to vie for council
January 25, 2007
De Soto residents will have another familiar face to consider April 3 when they vote for city council candidates.
Board candidate qualifications to be discussed
January 25, 2007
The De Soto Area Council PTA has invited Kansas Families United for Public Education Foundation and the Kansas Association of School Boards to present at their upcoming PTA meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Monticello Trails Middle School, 6100 Monticello Road, Shawnee.
Internet, teen drinking presentations
January 25, 2007
Lexington Trails Middle School and De Soto High School students and parents are invited to attend presentations dealing with Internet safety at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at Lexington Trails Middle School, 8800 Penner Avenue, De Soto.
Full slate
Four USD 232 seats to be contested
January 25, 2007
With a rush of last-minute filings, De Soto USD 232 voters will start next month deciding who will sit on four school board seats the next four years. But even before two Feb. 27 primaries, one change on the district is assured. Ten-year board veteran Bill Waye said Monday he would not seek another four-year term.
Making honorable music
January 25, 2007
Alex Crall and Becca Roberts aspire to what Alex Prosser has achieved. De Soto High School senior Prosser has been selected to the Kansas Music Educator All-State Band. She will take her flute to Wichita in late February for two days of rehearsal and a performance with others in the band at Wichita State University. The band will play under the direction of Jack Stamp, a music professor and director of bands at Indiana University in Pennsylvania.
Hard landing
Rough week leaves boys frustrated, confused yet still determined
January 25, 2007
The Cats (2-9) lost 66-48 Tuesday night while visiting Class 2A Maranatha, just 5-6 on the season. It was De Soto’s fifth loss in a row after the team was swept from last week’s eight-team Spring Hill tournament.
Frustration the only answer as Cats drop tourney opener
January 25, 2007
The De Soto girls basketball team found exactly the recipe it needed Monday to break out of its mid-season slump. The Wildcats still couldn’t make it all work, however, and the team fell again, dropping its fourth game in the last five. De Soto lost to Harrisonville 42-36 in the opening round of the Louisburg Invitational basketball tournament, casting the Cats into the loser’s bracket and leaving the team baffled.
Home proves sweet as grapplers get first win
January 25, 2007
It was neither dominating nor flashy, but it was a fun night and a solid effort, De Soto wrestling coach Matt Jones said. De Soto beat Wellsville, but lost to Osawatomie Jan. 18 in the Cats’ only home duals of the season. The team spent a week working on the lessons learned and now the Wildcats are prepared to launch toward the season’s final stretch.
The Fly Route
January 25, 2007
Covering struggling teams is my least favorite part of this job, thus the last couple weeks following the De Soto High School sports teams have been anything but a picnic. Brighter days no doubt lie ahead for all these squads, but it’s been enough to make me look for something else to complain about this week.
Ask Your Legislator program begins
January 25, 2007
Chamber honor
January 25, 2007
Exploring the past/De Soto history
January 25, 2007
Neighbors
January 25, 2007
Wildlife reminds us of winter’s blessing
January 25, 2007
This time of year I think we all get a bit too much cabin fever and may get too melancholy or down about the constant battle of cold and ice.
Commemorative throws available
January 25, 2007
Board to resume bond discussions next month
January 25, 2007
Two months after a $105.7 million bond issue was rejected by district voters, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education took the first cautious steps toward crafting a new bond to put before voters.