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De Soto senior teaches an old dog new tricks for ‘Annie’
November 8, 2007
De Soto High School senior Breanna Sigman has a big role in the school’s production of “Annie,” but the audience won’t see her on stage.
Around town
November 8, 2007
College notes Stacy Davis, De Soto, was one of 50 new members inducted into Kansas State University’s Theta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for human ecology students.
Timeline
November 8, 2007
On Nov. 14, 1851, “Moby-Dick,” a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published. “Moby-Dick” is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.
Ignorance make Kaw overlooked asset
November 8, 2007
The Kaw River has become the Rodney Dangerfield of streams and rivers in the Midwest.
Sen. Lynn keeps early promise to community
November 8, 2007
Last month, Sen. Julia Lynn was in De Soto for a day, visiting schools, addressing the chamber of commerce and ending with a town hall meeting at the Bleu Tomato downtown. With that day alone, the first-term state senator probably exceeded the hours spent in the community of her predecessor, whose seat she won a year ago in a caucus of district Republicans.
Commission lines to be redrawn
November 8, 2007
De Soto could be represented by a new Johnson County Commissioner no matter the outcome of next year’s election.
High school adopting ‘Annie’
November 8, 2007
A red-haired orphan and her dog, Sandy, is at De Soto High School this week.
District to survey growth opinions
November 8, 2007
Patrons will get to have a say in the next step for De Soto USD 232.
County Veterans’ Day observance Friday
November 8, 2007
Special to the Explorer The 21st annual Veterans Day Observance in Johnson County is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, 119th Street and Lowell Avenue, Overland Park.
De Soto’s Main Street had a lot to offer in early 1900s
November 8, 2007
This phoney obituary ran in the De Soto Eagle Eye Nov. 13, 1919, and actually was an advertisement for wares offered by downtown shops.
County dusts off De Soto trailway proposal
November 8, 2007
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District has recycled a city of De Soto trailways park plan passed over for grant funding last year.
Unforeseen expectations
De Soto’s 5-4 record proves both an achievement and a disappointment
November 8, 2007
Opinions on the quality of the De Soto football team’s season may not always depend on the win-loss record, Wildcat coach Brad Scott said. Rather, it may depend on when you started watching. Tune in early as the Cats started 3-0 for the third consecutive season, rolling up weaker competition with big scores and big plays, and the overall 5-4 record might seem a disappointment.
The math of sub-state
November 8, 2007
New schedule goes from daunting to opportunistic
November 8, 2007
It’s easy to see De Soto had it rough in district play by looking at the scores. The Cats were overwhelmed 35-7 in their first game, a loss to Baldwin, and 55-14 in their second, against Eudora. Those games didn’t come as a surprise considering Eudora won the small division of the Frontier League and went 8-1 in the regular season. Baldwin, meanwhile, still is playing, having won its first two playoff games.
Inspections indicate De Soto City Hall in good shape
November 8, 2007
De Soto City Hall is in much better shape than thought, and that could free up money to make it more of a community asset.
Obituary: Eddie L. Cannedy
1947-2007
November 8, 2007
Services for Eddie Lee Cannedy, 60, Clearview City, were Thursday, Nov. 1, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial was in De Soto Cemetery.
Obituary: Jeremy M. Cooper
1974-2007
November 8, 2007
Services for Jeremy M. Cooper, 33, Linwood, formerly of Eudora, were Sunday, Nov. 4, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto. Burial was in De Soto Cemetery.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
November 8, 2007
Friday/November 9 Baked fish/tarter sauce or chicken filet, oven fried potatoes, orange glazed carrots, rye bread, vanilla pudding, *diet vanilla pudding.
Exploring the past/De Soto history
November 8, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS October 2002 De Soto USD 232 surveyed more than 300 patrons following the failed bond issue in May to learn what patrons would support in a future bond issue and those they would not. The Board of Education made several changes to the construction plan and bond proposal for the November ballot:
District educates parents about MRSA
November 8, 2007
Although De Soto USD 232 has no reported cases of the antibiotic-resistant staph infections, letters are being sent home to inform parents.
Seniors better shop around for ideal Medicare plan
November 8, 2007
Before senior citizens begin shopping for the holidays, they might want to shop around for a better Medicare prescription plan.
Lexington Trails Middle School Honor Roll
November 8, 2007
First quarter honor roll
Neighbors
November 8, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church had an All Saints Day tribute Sunday to honor members who died this year. Those remembered were Marjorie Guffey, Maxine Coker and Annette Ramsey. The Rev. Jerry Vaughn read a tribute, and the congregation responded with “We remember them.”
Graduation to force split in Wildcats’ core
November 8, 2007
It will be a whole new world for the De Soto tennis program. Sure the Wildcats will have a few major bridges tying it to the unprecedented success of 2007, but 2008 promises to be a different experience as for the first time in years, a significant number of slots will open up on the varsity roster.
Capital funds use at Starside placed on hold
November 8, 2007
Starside Elementary School will remain crowded for a little while longer.