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Musical statement
May 3, 2007
Near miss
May 3, 2007
Threatening clouds Friday skim over the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant water towers. The storm spawned tornadoes to the southwest, but De Soto was left unscathed.
DHS band receives top rating again
May 3, 2007
Pet talk
May 3, 2007
Many of you grew up with a few chickens around the home or farm. Some of you, like my father-in-law, had a mother who cared for and raised hundreds of chickens a year as a staple of protein in the household diet.
Bats, gloves still hamstring softballers
May 3, 2007
Clearly it’s the weather that registers as the most frustrating aspect of this year’s start-and-stop softball season.
Pole position
De Soto tennis squad in prime position for regional tourney
May 3, 2007
Perfect? No, De Soto’s final major precursor to Thursday’s regional tennis tournament wasn’t perfect.
Slump sinks punch-less Wildcats
May 3, 2007
De Soto baseball coach Joel Thaemert said his baseball team is struggling similarly to the Kansas City Royals.
Extension adds horticultural agent
May 3, 2007
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has hired Chelsey Wasem as a horticulture agent. Wasem will share program responsibilities with long-time horticulture agent Dennis Patton.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
May 3, 2007
Arts council members sought
May 3, 2007
The Johnson County commissioners are accepting applications from interested residents who would like to be considered for 12 appointments to serve on five advisory boards of county government.
De Soto transit rides available
May 3, 2007
Casino review procedures OK’d
May 3, 2007
Let the games begin. With little fanfare, state officials Wednesday approved a procedure to accept and review applications for four new casinos in Kansas.
Extension classes available
May 3, 2007
Johnson County budget hearing May 14
May 3, 2007
A preliminary budget hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 14 to allow for public discussion and citizen comments in preparation of the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for Johnson County government.
Letter: Give thanks to teachers
May 3, 2007
City seeks safe routes to school grant
May 3, 2007
The city of De Soto and De Soto USD 232 are hopeful in securing state grant funds to make it safer for city students to get back and forth from school
Moving DHS dismissed
May 3, 2007
Although the list of projects for the next De Soto USD 232 bond referendum remains a work in progress, one proposal was a non-starter. There is no support for converting De Soto High School into a middle school and building a larger high school elsewhere to serve the west side of the district.
Sesquicentennial events growing
May 3, 2007
With five months before the big official commemoration, the De Soto sesquicentennial celebration keeps growing. De Soto City Clerk Lana McPherson said two events have been added that will make Sept. 14 a big day.
LTMS seventh-grader fourth in dulcimer competition
May 3, 2007
If Amy Walker had any doubts about her daughter Caitlin’s musical confidence, they disappeared last weekend in Mountain View, Ark. The Walker family of Shawnee went to the northwest Arkansas town and its Ozark Folk Center State Park for the annual Dulcimer Jamboree, a three-day weekend devoted to workshops, concerts, jam sessions and contests for the mountain and hammered dulcimer. Caitlin, who has been playing the dulcimer for about 18 months, was right at home, her mother said.
Give thanks to teachers
May 3, 2007
Disaster planning essential for children
May 3, 2007
How many of us believe disasters and children go together? I have six children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and my children who are now parents themselves understand that children and disasters are synonymous. But what about the disasters that we cannot predict, the ones that affect us all on a personal basis? How do we help our children through those times?
Cinco de Mayo’s possible demise cautionary case
May 3, 2007
Saturday will be Cinco de Mayo. It will be a day of celebration in Mexico and in this country with numerous festivals, including many in the Kansas City metropolitan area. But not in De Soto. Despite a string of successful festivals since 2000 and the support of city government, there will be no Cinco de Mayo celebration in De Soto this year
Parents Night Out
May 3, 2007
Exploring the past/De Soto history
May 3, 2007
Pair of games slip from Cats as final stretch nears
May 3, 2007
inning at least 10 games this season is the De Soto soccer team’s goal for one obvious reason: in the program’s first two years, it won only eight games, finishing with identical 8-6-2 records. With at least four games to go, Cat coach Darren Erpelding said finishing strong is De Soto’s only option for another reason.
Reading circle
May 3, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church reading circle will meet at noon May 15 at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
College notes
May 3, 2007
The Kansas University Department of Political Science recently honored top students at its annual Pi Sigma Alpha initiation and awards banquet April 19 at the Kansas Union.
Baker student inducted into honor society
May 3, 2007
Baker University student Alyssa King, De Soto, was inducted Sunday into Phi Eta Sigma, an honor society for freshmen.
Brush pile open
May 3, 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.
Call for artists
May 3, 2007
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Art Exhibition Committee is seeking two-dimensional artworks for the juried art show “Finding a Sense of Place.”
English speaking classes
May 3, 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.
Neighbors
May 3, 2007
No consensus yet for new bond issue
May 3, 2007
A second discussion on a new De Soto USD 232 bond referendum appears to have narrowed its cost to $38 million to $48.5 million, with the inclusion of a $10.5 million east-side early childhood center the big remaining question mark.
New park board chair vows ‘exciting times’
May 3, 2007
His commitment to De Soto’s parks is such that Doug Dailey joined the De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission even before he moved to the city three years ago.
Through the pages
May 3, 2007