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Historic win launches Cats’ postseason ambitions
October 4, 2007
De Soto coach Darren Erpelding said he couldn’t remember any of the details about the second goal of his team’s blowout victory against Spring Hill nearly two weeks ago. The details of that roller into the net might escape the coach, but it’s hard to blame him given the unprecedented run his team has been on since he said the season turnaround with that goal.
Sub-state, regional destinations named
October 4, 2007
Plenty of De Soto teams harbor big plans after the fall’s regular season comes to an end. Those teams are just now finding out where and when they’ll get the opportunity to execute those plans.
Panthers no match for De Soto
October 4, 2007
The Paola Panthers came to De Soto having lost twice in their first four games, a team already significantly removed from its run to last year’s Class 4A state championship game. That didn’t change anything for De Soto coach Brad Scott, however. The Wildcats beat the Panthers 33-14 Friday night, and he said for his program, this was a huge win.
Rally helps De Soto play spoiler
October 4, 2007
At its best Tuesday, the De Soto volleyball team salvaged all but the most vicious of kill attempts. It responded with a steady attack of its own and supplemented that with a strong serving game. At their best Tuesday, the Cats bounced back from a first-game loss and an ugly start to the second to beat Louisburg, which was celebrating senior night.
Rim Rock’s hills take Wildcats both up and down
October 4, 2007
For the first time in 12 months, the Cats’ girls team came away genuinely disappointed after racing Saturday in the Rim Rock Farms Classic.
City eyes possible yearly $3 million in utility revenue
October 4, 2007
When city or economic development officials talk about possible industrial development they usually talk in terms of jobs created. The possible Huhtamaki Americas expansion in De Soto would mean another 100 jobs for the plant, but what really has local officials rubbing their hands is what the expansion would mean for city utilities.
Huhtamaki considering De Soto expansion
October 4, 2007
After nine months under wraps as “Project Snow,” a possible expansion of Huhtamaki Americas plant in De Soto came to light during an interim legislative hearing in Topeka last week. The long-rumored possible project would add a new product line to the De Soto plant. “It’s the largest economic development in the state right now,” De Soto Mayor Dave Anderson said.
Bond defeat puts immediate needs before strategic plan
October 4, 2007
Strategic planning for the De Soto School District might have to wait. Superintendent Sharon Zoellner said the recent failure of the $70.5 million two-question bond referendum might mean the board should hold off on strategic planning for a bit, Zoellner said.
K-10 Association pushes KDOT for Turnpike/K-10 link
October 4, 2007
Some location along the K-10 corridor is poised to become a new business park hot spot, area economic development leaders told Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night.
Citizens’ shopping investment make small towns work
October 4, 2007
It would probably be safe to say there is not a Kansas city De Soto’s size not completely surrounded by urban development without a grocery store. Yet that is the position De Soto finds itself with the closing last week of Morses’ Market.
River front park no draw
October 4, 2007
Evidently, my letter The De Soto Explorer recently on Morse Market closing offended one of its readers. Maybe it was poor communication on my part. The reader I assume thought I meant to use the park money to subsidize the store. That wasn’t the case. The gist of the letter was the lack of concern from government and business leaders for the closing of the grocery store and more concern for a river front park.
Kansas Historical Society launches online collection dubbed Kansas Memory
October 4, 2007
City clean-up date set
October 4, 2007
The city of De Soto’s fall clean-up will be Oct. 4 through 7. The city will place dumpsters at the former sand plant at 33630 W. 79th St., west of the city brush disposal.
Failure of tax credit program alarms state’s lawmakers
October 4, 2007
Topeka — Lawmakers looked stunned at what Kansas Revenue Secretary Joan Wagnon was telling them.
Timing hurt bonds’ chances, residents say
October 4, 2007
Two weeks after the failure of a two-question $70.5 million bond referendum, residents are wondering why it failed and what De Soto USD 232 will do next. Sandi Crow of De Soto said although she voted for both questions on the ballot, she could see why it failed.
Library used book sale
October 4, 2007
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
October 4, 2007
Friday/October 5 Baked fish/tarter sauce or chicken fillet, oven fried potatoes, orange glazed carrots, rye bread, vanilla pudding, *diet vanilla pudding.
Obituary: William (Bill) Wallace
1918-2007
October 4, 2007
Memorial services for William (Bill) W. Wallace, 88, Topeka, will be at noon Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Mr. Wallace died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
Barbecue contest
October 4, 2007
Willow Springs FCE meeting notes
October 4, 2007
The Willow Springs FCE met Sept. 14 in the fellowship hall at De Soto Baptist Church with Reta Jenks as the hostess. The decorations carried a red, white and blue theme.
A new homecoming tradition
October 4, 2007
A new tradition was born Thursday at De Soto High School. This year rather than the traditional afternoon parade, the homecoming parade was at night and was followed by a spirit rally.
Sen. Lynn to visit
October 4, 2007
Neighbors
October 4, 2007
Board sets ‘what next’ meeting
October 4, 2007
De Soto USD 232 is headed back to the drawing board. The De Soto Board of Education voted Monday night to have a special meeting Oct. 30 to discuss how it should manage the district’s growth following the failure of two bond issues totaling $70.5 million last month that would have provided space to address the district’s current growth issues.
Citywide garage sale
October 4, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s fall garage sale will be Saturday.