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Flexercise classes
July 26, 2007
Exercise classes of gentle movements and routines designed to strengthen the heart while improving balance and flexibility are offered at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Church news
July 26, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church Women will have a bierocks word day at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road. The group will be making and freezing bierocks for the United Methodist Women booth at the De Soto Days Festival Sept. 1.
Referendum voter registration deadline Sept. 4
July 26, 2007
Ballots for the De Soto School District 232 bond issue will be mailed to registered voters Aug. 18.
Lights glaring for drivers
July 26, 2007
I think the city council made the right decision and I hope it holds up as to restricting payday loan businesses and their gaudy signs. I just wish they had paid as much attention to the new storage units at 95th Street and Lexington Avenue.heir security lights shine right in a driver’s eyes at night.Why didn’t they aim them at the building instead of at the road and our eyes? The sign is almost as glaring, and I consider the sign to be gaudy and unattractive.
Guest comment
County fair special time
July 26, 2007
Growing up as a 4-H’er, the one part of the summer that I looked forward to the most was the county fair. Maybe this was because I had worked all summer on my 4-H projects and couldn’t wait to compete them. Maybe it was because I wanted to show off all of my hard work or maybe it was because I got to hang out with all of my friends for an entire week. Regardless of the reason, as an adult and as a 4-H youth development extension agent, I still get excited when the county fair rolls around.
Commitment not Harry Potter aids reading skills
July 26, 2007
It is rare that a book gets the reception that the latest and last of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, “Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows,” received this week. Books just don’t generate the kind of excitement that has fans standing in line at midnight awaiting the first chance to buy a copy. That kind of behavior is reserved for the latest installment of an action movie serial, the release of a popular video game format and an album from a popular recording star.
English speaking classes
July 26, 2007
Victory Place Church iseaching Hispanics to speak Englishrom 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St. Those planning to attend are asked to enter at the back.
Brush pile open
July 26, 2007
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
July 26, 2007
De Soto datebook
Community calendar
July 26, 2007
Robert L. Keefe Sr.
1931-2007
July 26, 2007
Memorial services for Robert L. Keefe Sr., 76, Lawrence, were Sunday, July 22, at First Southern Baptist Church.
John D. Lawyer
1929-2007
July 26, 2007
Services for John D. Lawyer, 77, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
Wilma L. Carpenter
1916-2007
July 26, 2007
Graveside services for Wilma L. Carpenter, 90, De Soto, were Wednesday, July 25, at De Soto Cemetery.
95th Street site rezoning recommended
July 26, 2007
Its owners hope that one of the most attractive future commercial sites in the city is more so with the recommendation it won for rezoning Tuesday from the De Soto Planning Commission.
A plan comes together
City’s new planner wants career in small towns
July 26, 2007
When De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle and city engineer Mike Brungardt started looking to replace recently departed city planner Kim Buttrum, they were certain the city couldn’t afford another certified city planner so they agreed look for someone to perform just the position’s secretarial functions.
Johnson once more opposing bond plan
Question 2 prompts board member’s opposition
July 26, 2007
The red and white sign is hard to miss stuck in the property near De Soto’s gateway east-Y.
District, union reach agreement
July 26, 2007
Teachers in De Soto USD 232 will be paid a little more in 2007-08.
Rozler-Swander
July 26, 2007
Elizabeth Rozier, Jefferson City, Mo., and Shawn Swander, Olathe, married Saturday, May 26, 2007, at St. Peter’s Church, Jefferson City, with the Rev. James Kliethermes officiating.
Summer’s spectacular for DHS baseball team
July 26, 2007
Was it the triple blasted off the right field fence by Brady Maasen, or the fact that he ran home on a throwing error? Was it Erik Hill flying from his catcher’s stance to throw out a runner at second, or the long and strong pitching performances of Jerin Riffle and Dylan Burford?
Fans line up for last Harry Potter book
July 26, 2007
His black cape floated from his shoulders as he gripped his wand in his right hand. His glasses rested on the bridge of his nose. He was Harry Potter — at least for one night. Jackson Gulick, 12 of Shawnee, was one of many fans who dressed up Friday night as Harry or other characters from the popular book series by J.K. Rowling. All of them were awaiting the release of the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at Borders Express in Shawnee.
Cardiff honored at Fort Hays
July 26, 2007
De Soto High School graduate Nathan Cardiff was one of 783 students named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2007 semester at Fort Hays State University.
City council updated on park design
July 26, 2007
De Soto City Council members got a look last Thursday at a more refined design for the Kaw River Front Park with the promise that cost estimates and phasing suggestions would be presented next month.
Busing need
Local transit program deemed success after year in operation
July 26, 2007
Riding on the Johnson County Transit FlexRide bus Tuesday, Carline DeLozier made a request of driver Jackie Brownlee.
Love for 1980s works for young De Soto actress
July 26, 2007
As a self-proclaimed ‘80s fan, 17-year-old Mackenzie Lollar feels at ease in her role as Wendy Jo for Theatre in the Park’s production of “Footloose.”
Purple bracelets reminder for positive attitude
July 26, 2007
The purple bracelet has moved back and forth from Kay Speed’s right wrist to her left wrist.
Master mister
July 26, 2007
Book discussions
July 26, 2007
The De Soto Library offers an adult book discussion at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Neighbors
July 26, 2007
Mill Valley gifted teacher nominated for award
July 26, 2007
Carmen Shelly is a strong believer that what is good for gifted students is good for every student.
Exploring the past
July 26, 2007