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Bill Fletcher/USD 232 board race
Postion 3
March 15, 2007
Rick Walker/Board race 2007
Position 1
March 15, 2007
Sandy Thierer/Board race 2007
Position 3
March 15, 2007
Tim Blankenship/Board race 2007
Position 1
March 15, 2007
Bob Dyche/Board race 2007
Position 2
March 15, 2007
Jim Thomas/Board race 2007
USD 232 Position 2 candidate
March 15, 2007
Citywide sale
March 15, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s spring citywide garage sale will be March 24.
Spring cleanup
March 15, 2007
The city of De Soto will once again provide dumpsters this spring to residents for seasonal cleanup.
Brush pile open
March 15, 2007
The city of De Soto brush pile is now open from 8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month.
Reading circle
March 15, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church reading circle will meet at noon Tuesday at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Kindergarten nights scheduled
March 15, 2007
De Soto USD 232 will have six information nights in April and May for parents of new kindergarten students in the 2007-2008 school year.
Card shower requested
March 15, 2007
The family of Lucile Welch, De Soto, has requested a card shower for her 95th birthday on March 16.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
March 15, 2007
Girls hope basics, enthusiasm pay off
March 15, 2007
The order came with the regularity of spring thunderstorms, a steady drumbeat that bounded from dugout to dugout, from home plate to the farthest fence. “Don’t make the extra throw,” De Soto girls softball coach Sissy Fletcher said.
Cats hope new coach equals same results
March 15, 2007
When asked about the season to come and the Goliaths the De Soto baseball team is bound to face, first-year coach Joel Thaemert said all the right things.
Parks and recreation draft
March 15, 2007
All eyes on me
March 15, 2007
It doesn’t matter that she’s surrounded by teammates on all sides and family and friends in bleachers behind them. Sometimes the pitcher’s mound can be lonely, De Soto junior Jessica Pennington said.
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Large Johnson County family and its De Soto branches unite for Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day tradition
March 15, 2007
The family of Mike O’Connor gets together every year to build a float for the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Mike’s house is in De Soto, where the family congregates to construct the float in the weeks and months before the parade.
Agape Circle meeting
March 15, 2007
English speaking classes
March 15, 2007
Victory Place Church is teaching Hispanics to speak English from 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.
Eudora painter brushes up acting skills
March 15, 2007
Beverly Willis-Wyant has made a home behind her canvas as a painter. The former De Soto resident earned the nickname ‘Granny B’ for her prolific painting style. Now, Granny B is still behind the canvas but she’s working through a different medium. She’s an actress.
Chamber networking gathering April 26
March 15, 2007
Rotary to host inspirational speaker
March 15, 2007
Neighbors
by Dorothy Nalley
March 15, 2007
De Soto took root along historic California Road emigrant road
March 15, 2007
Just as now, in its earliest years De Soto was on an important roadway connecting Kansas City to Lawrence. From 1856 to the start of the Civil War in 1861, the California Road was a frontier thoroughfare to carry emigrants to the West and goods from Westport to Lawrence and beyond in territorial Kansas.
Eudora man hurt in intake tube fall
March 15, 2007
A 45-year-old Eudora man is in an area hospital after falling 40 feet Monday night in a water intake tube on the Kansas River.
DHS drama class builds set apart
March 15, 2007
As a first-year theatre teacher at De Soto High School, Bryan Hileman knew he had a senior class good enough to take on one of his favorite plays, even though the set is bigger and more difficult than any in recent memory.
Construction bidding process becomes campaign issue
March 15, 2007
Candidates for the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education have mentioned reform in the district’s construction bidding process as a way to save money. But some officials say the bidding process is already as open as possible.
Boundaries, school sizes dominate board forum
March 15, 2007
At last week’s candidate forum, everyone running for school board agreed they are committed to quality education. They differed in how to reach that goal.
Helicopter crash remains mystery
March 15, 2007
Cause of helicopter crash unsolved
Letter: Berating schools hurts economic development
March 15, 2007
Letter to the editor, Kathy Cook, Shawnee
Garden skills limited to picking fruit
From the editor’s desk
March 15, 2007
From the editor’s desk
Our View: Joint cleanup worth pursuing
March 15, 2007
Park police looking for dog owner
March 15, 2007
Sheriff’s Academy taking applications
March 15, 2007
Lawmakers thinking tax cuts
March 15, 2007
Flush with surging tax revenues, Kansas legislators are bound and determined to hand out tax relief. But who will get the tax breaks?
House committee to study gambling bills
March 15, 2007
A key state legislator Thursday upped the ante on casino gambling by offering a bill to allow casinos and lower property taxes.
Childhood memories
March 15, 2007
Alice Smith Dow, 1854-1943, was one of De Soto’s early residents, moving to what she described as a village in 1860 when her father, the Rev. W.H. Smith, became the town’s first minister. He was later responsible for the construction of Stone Church at 84th and Peoria streets. The family lived a quarter-mile west of homes and businesses hugging the Kansas River at what is now 85th Street and Penner Avenue. In conjunction with the De Soto sesquicentennial, this is the third installment of Dow’s 1940 recollections to appear in The Explorer.
Birth: Brody Zane Woods
March 15, 2007
Brody Zane Woods
Birth: Naomi Rebekah Theleman
March 15, 2007
Naomi Rebekah Theleman
Engagement: Bunce-Kramer
March 15, 2007
Shannon Bunce and Eric Kramer
Obituary: Paul J. Born
March 15, 2007
Paul J. Born 1919-2007
Council candidates talk economic development at Chamber forum
March 15, 2007
Befitting a forum at last week’s De Soto Chamber of Commerce meeting, there was an economic development theme to many of the remarks made by those running for De Soto City Council given at a candidate forum.
McPherson to chair clerk’s association legislative committee
March 15, 2007
Council strikes fire department upgrades from CIP list
March 15, 2007
In a workshop on the city’s five-year capital improvement plan last Thursday, the De Soto City Council agreed to strike any big-ticket items for the city’s fire department until merger talks with a neighboring rural fire district are resolved.
Tolls could be coming to K-10
March 15, 2007
Motorists who complain about tolls on the Kansas Turnpike may have more to complain about in a couple of years. The Kansas Department of Transportation is working on a long-range transportation plan for the state. And a component of that plan may be to put tolls on other roads, officials said Tuesday.
Legislative bio-science tour makes stop at De Soto’s Intervet
From the house by Rep. Anthony Brown
March 15, 2007
From the house by Rep. Anthony Brown
De Soto Baptist offering Hispanic worship
March 15, 2007
Exploring the past
De Soto history
March 15, 2007
Birth: Liam Thomas Mitchell
March 15, 2007
Liam Thomas Mitchell