Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2007

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Letter: Support Straub
March 8, 2007
Open government essential for democracy
March 8, 2007
Letter: Why I’m voting to re-elect my wife
March 8, 2007
Valuation reprieve welcome but trend likely short term
March 8, 2007
Recycling bin
March 8, 2007
History lecture
March 8, 2007
Local Scout honored
March 8, 2007
Obituary: Edith N. Gordon Propp
1915-2007
March 8, 2007
Brush pile open
March 8, 2007
Neighbors
March 8, 2007
Youth league registrations due
March 8, 2007
Exploring the Past
March 8, 2007
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
March 8, 2007
Friendly challenge
March 8, 2007
Citywide garage sale
March 8, 2007
Historical society meeting
March 8, 2007
Corned beef and cabbage tradition continues
March 8, 2007
Parent’s night out
March 8, 2007
Chamber networking event
March 8, 2007
Fund-raiser set
March 8, 2007
Journalism students earn honors
March 8, 2007
Numbers crunch
Can you score too many goals in soccer? Doubtful, but five Wildcats are set on finding out for sure
March 8, 2007
There’s no such thing as too many goals in soccer, so technically, there’s no disadvantage whatsoever to the De Soto girls soccer team’s predicament in the upcoming year. Heck, that golden rule probably even completely rules out the use of the word “predicament.”
Baby boom hitting De Soto school district
March 8, 2007
Growth in De Soto USD 232 has had a surprising side effect. With younger teachers filling positions, the district is experiencing a baby boom, double from just last year.
New wastewater plant operational
March 8, 2007
Although it can be assumed most of De Soto residents were unaware of it, Monday was a milestone day for the city. With the first day of the week, valves were turned to divert nearly all the city’s wastewater to the new sewer plant in the West Bottoms. The old plant near Kill Creek is now limited to treating waste from Valley Springs and Arbor Ridge and that is expected to end late this week.
Board finds summer bond referendum not needed
March 8, 2007
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will hear a break-down of prices for all items on the recently failed bond issue at their next meeting. Administration warned board members that the next meeting would be the last chance to finalize a new bond issue, if the board wanted to bring it to voters in August. Board members Sandra Thierer and Randy Johnson blocked this idea.
Personal property filings due March 15
March 8, 2007
Special services director named
March 8, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education approved the appointment Monday of Susan Sipe as district director of special services effective July 1.
City seeks designer for Riverfront Park
March 8, 2007
The city of De Soto hopes to have a firm named this month to produce a design on a new city park on the boat ramp property in the West Bottoms.
Bulldog devotion
De Soto residents’ commitment to breed includes show circuit, advocacy
March 8, 2007
Two De Soto families are way into bulldogs.
Non-primary candidates now in spotlight
March 8, 2007
Set clocks ahead
Daylight savings time early this year
March 8, 2007
Daylight savings time is early this year, moving clocks ahead on Sunday, March 11 and ending the first weekend in November.
Jones: Offseason commitment key to future success
March 8, 2007
The phrase “young and inexperienced” was used to describe this year’s De Soto wrestling team so often it could wear out a computer keyboard. De Soto coach Matt Jones said he’s hoping a renewed offseason effort by his most dedicated wrestlers can make that phrase a thing of the past, however.
Season leaves Bonar determined to find scheme that fits
March 8, 2007
His worst season as a high school head basketball coach mercifully came to an end little more than a week ago. So how has De Soto boys coach Jim Bonar passed that time, now void of practices, games and the burden of a 3-18 season? He’s watched basketball — lots of it. Whether it’s old De Soto games or new sub-state games, nationally televised college games or the nearest high school state tournament, he said he’s absorbed everything he can. He is still as plugged in as he could possibly be for two reasons, he said.
Spring cleanup
March 8, 2007
Earning legislative wings under the radar
March 8, 2007
A few weeks ago, I was humored to read in an area daily newspaper that I was one of the area’s most watched political figures in 2007. This “honor,” though funny to me on one hand, was also like the cold Kansas January wind in my face — a sudden wake-up call that life was indeed changing. Just a few weeks ago, I was a working mother of two teenagers and active in business and the community, but as they say in politics, operating “below the radar.”
Graduation to hit girls team particularly hard
March 8, 2007
De Soto girls basketball coach Dwight Spencer said he’s had an offseason like this one before. Of course that was when he first joined the program, so even that one’s a little difficult to compare.
Childhood memories
March 8, 2007
Ludwig taking charge at LTMS
March 8, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education approved the appointment Monday of Ludwig as principal of the Lexington Trails Middle School. He will succeed Mark Schmidt, who was promoted earlier this year to district human resources director after a nine-year stint as principal at Lexington Trails.