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State wounds slow to heal
November 15, 2007
The time that’s passed since the cross country state championship has done little to dull the nerves of De Soto coach Chris McAfee.
Defense defines young team’s success, preps Cats for ‘08
November 15, 2007
Jordin Burford was listed as an all-Frontier League honorable mention player by the league’s coaches, and in the sophomore’s season, the entire team’s was mirrored.
Moore re-elected chamber president
November 15, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce officer will be familiar to members who went to a meeting in the last year.
All the right moves
Solid soccer season came down to three moments
November 15, 2007
Asked to describe his favorite memory from this year’s soccer season, De Soto coach Darren Erpelding went with three different answers.
Pancake breakfast to raise money for youth group
November 15, 2007
WILD, the middle and high school youth group at Kaw Prairie Community Church, will have a pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa. The school is 1/2 mile west of Kansas Highway 7 on 95th Street.
Holiday Bazaar to feature local artists
November 15, 2007
Local artists Carolyn Dvorak and Rose Burgweger will have their cards, prints and calendars available from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lake Quivira Garden Club Holiday Bazaar.
Visiting clinic attends Starside’s dental health
Students miss less school with on-site X-rays, exams
November 15, 2007
Sitting in a chair waiting for the dentist, second-grader Denae Peterson is nervous.
Starside students raise money to buy climbing wall for school’s 10th birthday
November 15, 2007
Starside Elementary School students are collecting used ink cartridges and cell phones.
Council considers bankrolling economic development
November 15, 2007
City leaders appeared to be listening when they were told Tuesday that if they wanted to see economic development happen, they needed to get proactive.
Council to make De Soto second-class city
November 15, 2007
It appears only one issue needs to be resolved before De Soto becomes a second-class city.
Fire district adding staff
November 15, 2007
In response to the residential growth in De Soto and rural northwest Johnson County served by Johnson County Fire District No. 3, the district has budgeted for an additional staff person in 2008 along with expansion at one of its stations.
Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
November 15, 2007
The De Soto Multi-Service Center, a program of Johnson County Human Services and Aging, has provided holiday assistance for the last 30 years to those in the De Soto community and school district area who do not have the resources to provide for themselves during the upcoming holiday season including families with children, isolated older persons and those who are disabled.
Starside project should be based on need, cost
November 15, 2007
After appearing to be ready to a pay for a badly needed addition to Starside Elementary School through the district capital outlay fund, the De Soto USD 232 Board of backed away from that decision last week.
Abandoned cat finds home among trees, fields on farm
November 15, 2007
Last Thursday, I arrived home after a busy morning of work to a quiet house. My wife was away having one of the cars repaired, so I let out the dogs from their cages in the garage. They were ecstatic. Minnie spun four to five times in her characteristic Kansas tornado routine. Suzie, the border collie, went immediately for the nearest throw toy and returned begging for me to throw it. I picked up the wet tennis ball and heaved it as far as I could, dashing in the back door while she ran it down. I quickly changed into my grubbies and headed back outdoors. It was a glorious fall afternoon, and I was not going to spoil it by being inside. As I went out the door, I grabbed the key to the pickup.
Briefs
November 15, 2007
Bilingual Bible study Faith Builders Church is offering a bilingual women’s Bible study at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 8390 Peoria St., De Soto. Estudio de la Biblia de las mujeres bilingüe Faith Builders iglesia. For more information, call 583-1670.
Community service class gives students chance to make difference
November 15, 2007
Counting canned goods Tuesday was part of Jaquaita Simms favorite De Soto High School class.
Eudora’s bond passage could increase opportunities for De Soto students
November 15, 2007
Like a successful businessman, Jason Gray has seen demand outpace his ability to produce.
Obituary: Alvin Istas
November 15, 2007
Funeral services for Alvin “Pat” Istas, 78, Lecompton, were Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Burial was in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Aurora.
Mill Valley’s Novak to run for Kansas House
November 15, 2007
Mill Valley High School Principal Joe Novak is looking for a new job — in the Kansas Legislature.
Obituary: Mildred M. Ehart
November 15, 2007
Memorial services for Mildred May Ehart, 87, McLouth, were Saturday, Nov. 10, at Jarbalo United Methodist Church. Private inurnment was in Fall Creek Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Mono cases reported at Starside
November 15, 2007
Parents of Starside Elementary School students received a note from the nurse recently informing them that mononucleosis has been diagnosed in some students.
Neighbors
November 15, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church had a reception to recognize its church members who are veterans.
Mize students to raise money with feast
November 15, 2007
Fourth-graders at Mize Elementary School are sponsoring a charity feast Thursday as their community service project.
FCB to receive growth award
November 15, 2007
First Community Bank is receiving prestigious recognition for its employees’ dedication and hard work as a recipient of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Fast Track Award.
6 DHS students to play in KMEA district honor band
November 15, 2007
Six De Soto High School Wildcat Band members earned spots in the Kansas Music Educators Association Northeast District Honor Band and two students were named alternates.
Splitting school district unlikely
November 15, 2007
After a De Soto USD 232 Board of Education meeting earlier this month, board member Randy Johnson said he would like the coming district growth management survey to ask residents if the district should be split.
De Soto Boy Scouts beat Eagle odds
November 15, 2007
De Soto Boy Scouts are above average.
Environmentalists vow Lawrence SLT wetlands fight
November 15, 2007
The day after federal regulators took a major step in approving a project to build the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, preparations already were under way Nov. 7 to convert the wetlands into a battleground.
Exploring the past/De Soto History
November 15, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS November 2002 The De Soto USD 232’s $76.8 million bond issue won approval despite losing in De Soto by 559 votes. Unofficial results released by the Johnson County Election Office indicated the bond referendum passed with 4,046 yes votes to 3,441 no. A 1,167-vote plurality in four western Shawnee polling places, three of which were elementary schools, proved to be the difference.