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Eight Cats named to all-Frontier squads
November 29, 2007
Eight Wildcats were named to the all-Frontier League teams, earning the honor in what proved to be one of the most competitive divisions in the state.
New man, new plan
First-year coach hopes to pump life back into De Soto program
November 29, 2007
The phrase “young and inexperienced” has clung to the De Soto wrestling program for years now. Even while Neil Erisman was winning his state championship in 2005, his headlines covered for a — brace yourself — young and inexperienced squad. New Wildcat coach Shannon Sawner hopes to put an end to that broken record.
Hays City Shootout preview
November 29, 2007
Know diabetes risks
November 29, 2007
During American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association is focusing on the “Many Faces of Diabetes.” Nearly 21 million children and adults have diabetes and an additional 54 million are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Support tobacco bill
November 29, 2007
With 4,000 children trying their first cigarette every day, the tobacco industry spending nearly $40 million every day on egregious marketing tactics. Declines in smoking rates among both children and adults stalling indicate we’re on the wrong path toward decreasing the terrible burden tobacco has on our country.
New containers first of many coming changes in waste policy
November 29, 2007
With the start of the new year, Weldon Enterprises Inc. of Eudora will distribute 95-gallon wheeled trash containers to De Soto residents. After a transition period, the company only will service the containers and leave trash placed in other trash cans or bags at the curb (although the trash service will continue its once month large item pickup).
De Soto Methodists to celebrate sesquicentennial
November 29, 2007
A year after the city of De Soto was founded, what is undoubtedly the community’s second oldest institution was organized.
Landa trial date set for Jan. 14
November 29, 2007
A 19-year-old De Soto man will stand trial early next year for the death of his girlfriend.
Tree lighting wraps 150th events
November 29, 2007
The De Soto community will end a yearlong celebration of its 150th year Saturday with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.
County commission back in board room
November 29, 2007
Special to the Explorer
Multi-Service Center seeks help, donations
November 29, 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 that 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.
Transit rides available
November 29, 2007
The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring a transit service to De Soto residents.
Through the pages
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
November 29, 2007
A biography about one of the great minds in history and one of the most famous people of the 20th century, this is at once the personal story and the technical thinking of Albert Einstein.
Consumer group questions governor’s electrical rate decisions
November 29, 2007
TOPEKA — A consumer advocacy agency wants to know whether Gov. Kathleen Sebelius compromised the rights of ratepayers in Westar Energy’s fast-track request for an increase.
De Soto day care to expand
November 29, 2007
Parents in De Soto soon will have another option when it comes to infant care.
Book discussions
November 29, 2007
The De Soto Library offers an adult book discussion at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Immunizations needed
November 29, 2007
Several De Soto High School students have not yet turned in documentation of having received a tetanus booster within the last 10 years. All students who have not submitted documentation that they have been completely immunized and who have not previously claimed medical or religious exemption will be excluded from school beginning Jan. 7 until documentation of having received all required immunizations within the last 10 years is provided.
Obituary: Sally Jo Allenbrand
1936-2007
November 29, 2007
Services for Sally Jo Allenbrand, 71, Olathe, were Monday, Nov. 26, at First Christian Church of Olathe. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
November 29, 2007
Friday/November 30 Beef tips w/gravy or smothered chicken, noodles, corn and peas, whole wheat bread, pistachio mousse w/pineapple, *diet pistachio mousse w/pineapple.
School calendar
November 29, 2007
Thursday/November 29 ¢ Lexington Trails blood drive, auditorium, Lexington Trails Middle School, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
4-H fundraiser
November 29, 2007
The Johnson County 4-H program will have a Holiday Mart and Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner.
Community calendar
November 29, 2007
Thursday/November 29 ¢ Men’s Bible study, The Crossing, 33180 W. 83rd St., 6:30 a.m. ¢ Massage therapist, De Soto Senior Center, 9 a.m. to noon. ¢ Moms in Touch International prayer group, The Crossing, 11 a.m. ¢ Discussion group with the Rev. Jeff Miller, Hillside Village of De Soto, 7 p.m.
Prayer group
November 29, 2007
Moms In Touch International will have a prayer group at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Crossing, 33180 W. 83rd St. The meeting will be followed by a luncheon.
Annual dinner planned
November 29, 2007
St. Theresa’s Society of Holy Family Church will have its annual Christmas dinner and gift auction at 5 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall, 820 Birch St., Eudora.
Couple graduate together
November 29, 2007
Tiffany and Adam Fellows both graduated Oct. 20 from Forest Institute of Profes-sional Psych-ology with doctorate degrees in clinical psychology.
DHS learning art of costume design
November 29, 2007
Suzie Gulley didn’t know much about sewing before this semester.
Exploring the past/De Soto History
November 29, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS November 2002 City councilmen Tim Maniez and Brad Seaman represented the council at talks with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department in ways to increase the law enforcement’s presence in De Soto. The contract required the sheriff’s department to always have a deputy on duty in the 40th district, which included most of Lexington Township, but did not require an officer be on duty in the city 24 hours a day. To get 24-hour service, the sheriff’s department would have to more than double its current annual contract price of $264,000 a year. A council unanimously approved a power-shift proposal for 2003 that would place an officer in De Soto during an eight-hour period each day at the cost of $84,000 more annually.
Park Board vacancy
November 29, 2007
The De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission is searching for candidates to fill its two positions. Candidates who have some background or experience in city government, volunteer programs or parks and/or recreation would be helpful.
Parents’ night out
November 29, 2007
The youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will have Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Advent dinner
November 29, 2007
The United Methodist Women advent dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Mason retiring
November 29, 2007
The city of De Soto will have a retirement reception for Charles “Rockey” Mason from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Hit the road, Cats
Hays tournaments a radical departure from teams’ typical early-season lineup
November 29, 2007
The trip from De Soto to Hays is 150 miles longer than one to Central Heights. That difference in distance hardly covers the difference the De Soto boys and girls basketball teams will encounter this weekend as they play in the season-opening Hays City Shootout. The Wildcats will enter a new realm in the world of early-season tournaments when the boys and girls teams tip off Friday in Hays.
Homework Help program continues
November 29, 2007
The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program this fall.
Neighbors
November 29, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have the UMW advent dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall. All the women of the church are invited to bring a salad or dessert as the meat, potatoes, green beans, rolls and drinks will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a favorite holiday item to share as table decorations and a new gift item to donate to the Della Lamb collection. The De Soto High School Madrigals will provide entertainment.
De Soto woman receives long-awaited liver transplant
November 29, 2007
Libby Stone’s 15-month wait for a new liver ended on the holiday she once described as “torture.”
Drug testing
Students question policy draft
November 29, 2007
De Soto High School senior Jessica Pennington Tuesday night gave a word of warning to the committee studying a random drug testing policy for De Soto USD 232.
Silver Circle
November 29, 2007
The Silver Circle at De Soto United Methodist church will meet at noon Dec. 10 for its Christmas luncheon in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.