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Heat on as Cats prep for district
October 11, 2007
Two weeks ago the De Soto football team saw what can happen when it all works. Friday the team saw what happens when it doesn’t. De Soto couldn’t run or pass with consistency and its defense sprung enough leaks to flood a small country as the Cats fell 43-13 at Gardner.
Plains await hungry Cats
Tennis qualifiers headed to Pratt with medals on the mind
October 11, 2007
They lost the first set of the sub-state final and trailed late in the second, so its understandable that doubt began to overwhelm De Soto’s top doubles team of Hana Lindbloom and Rebekah Gulley. That they were able to rally, win first the set then the match and along with it the sub-state title made the day’s lesson one of persistence, not doubt, however.
Victories help Wildcats continue surge to league title
October 11, 2007
De Soto came so close so many times, its seems a little harsh to call the ball that finally rolled in lucky.
Home court no cure for Cats
October 11, 2007
An inexperienced De Soto volleyball team opened the season exactly the way an inexperienced team is supposed to. Poorly. Weeks of hard work began to pay off for the team during the middle of the season, the squad improving noticeably with every outing. Then it all took a step back.
Rivalry resumes at league championship
October 11, 2007
The field at Saturday’s Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational in Lawrence was far from the largest the De Soto cross country team had faced this season. It was another race that pitted the Wildcats against some of the state’s best competition, however, and once the Cats crossed the finish line — the boys team in second and the girls in third — De Soto finally declared itself ready. The next 17 days won’t include the most challenging meets of the season. They will include the most important, however, as the Cats head Thursday to league, Oct. 20 to regionals and Oct. 27 to state.
De Soto chamber first in speedway event
October 11, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce won first place Sept. 28 in the Kansas Speedway’s annual contest Chamber Day event. The local chamber did so by getting a higher percentage of its membership to the annual networking day than any of the 35 participating chambers in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Open house to start downtown upgrade planning
October 11, 2007
The city of De Soto’s planning for downtown streetscape improvements envisioned in a year old town revitalization plan will begin with an open house next week.
District schools earn Standards of Excellence
October 11, 2007
Students in De Soto USD 232 know their material, according to the Kansas Department of Education.
Phone problems persist at DHS
October 11, 2007
Teachers at De Soto High School still are without phones in their classrooms.
Commended student
October 11, 2007
School district’s abatement role called legislative non-starter
October 11, 2007
De Soto USD 232 and other Johnson County school districts would like a say in who will receive tax abatements, but it likely won’t happen according to local representatives. The school board is asking the Kansas Legislature to give school boards the right to decide if local tax abatements should apply to the school district’s share of the local mill levy. The measure was among the items on a 2008 legislative agenda the USD 232 school board approved earlier this month.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
October 11, 2007
Friday/October 12 Turkey w/gravy or roast pork loin, sweet potatoes, succotash, whole wheat bread, cranberry mold.
William W. Wallace
1918-2007
October 11, 2007
Memorial services for William W. “Bill” Wallace, 88, Topeka, were Saturday, Sept. 29, at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will be at a later date at the De Soto Cemetery.
State Sen. Julia Lynn to visit
October 11, 2007
State Sen. Julia Lynn will be spending “A Day in De Soto” today.
Research and Extension council elected, committees formed
October 11, 2007
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension council elections were Oct. 3. Twelve Johnson County residents were elected to serve two-year terms. The 24-member council is divided into four Program Development Committees. These committees help determine relevant educational programs, which are administered by Extension. The four PDCs work with Extension’s agents to determine local needs and assist in the planning and implementation of Extension educational programs.
Internet dangers meeting
October 11, 2007
Board to have special meetings
October 11, 2007
Bingo night
October 11, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group will have a fall bingo event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Free story time program
October 11, 2007
The Johnson County Library is joining the Johnson County Museum to present a free story time program for preschool age children and their parents at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson County Museum of History, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee.
Health care forum
October 11, 2007
Kansas Health Care For All will have a community forum on Universal Health Care Access, the Case for National Health Insurance from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 in the auditorium at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, Lawrence.
Area Scounts to begin popcorn sale
October 11, 2007
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be selling popcorn to help provide local Scouting units with the funds needed to offer its programs.
Observed hunter, dog relationship heartwarming
October 11, 2007
A few weekends ago, my son, Jon, decided to come home for the night and the following day. My wife and daughter were out of town, so his return from college was welcome.
More imagination, work needed to make river front park work
October 11, 2007
The De Soto City Council voted Tuesday to fund the Kaw River Front Park’s first phase at $676,000. Another $57,000 almost assuredly will be made available from a grant administered by Johnson County, which is earmarked for uses to remediate for sand dredging operations for recreational uses.
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
October 11, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS October 2002 The first incidence of West Nile virus in De Soto was confirmed. De Soto veterinarian Matthew VanderVelde said he tentatively diagnosed a horse with the virus after treating the animal Sept. 21. Kansas State University confirmed the diagnosis Sept. 24 through blood samples. The 25-year-old Tennessee walking horse had to be destroyed, VanderVelde said.
Through the pages
October 11, 2007
Once again, Carrie Brown has crafted a beautiful novel with language that transports you into the story. This time, it’s a summer in rural Vermont.
Explorer office closing
October 11, 2007
Beginning Nov. 1, the De Soto Explorer will no longer have an office at its current location in downtown De Soto. Calls, however, will be forwarded to The Eudora News office and answered until 5 p.m. each weekday.
Pioneer 4-H news
October 11, 2007
The Pioneer 4-H Club had another banner year at the Johnson County Fair.
KTOY nominations sought
October 11, 2007
Schools in the De Soto School District are searching for nominations for 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Agape Circle meeting
October 11, 2007
The Agape Circle of De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the home of Carol Coffman.
Reading circle
October 11, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church reading circle will meet at noon Oct. 16 at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Currency presentation
October 11, 2007
Monticello Historical Society member Bill Hawkins will give a presentation about currency, its evolution and interpret the meaning of some of the symbols on the money during the society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 23860 W. 83rd St., Lenexa.
Homework Help program continues
October 11, 2007
The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program this fall.
A helping hand
Starside students stay after school for extra education with Sparkle
October 11, 2007
As she held up the card, English as a second language teacher Sharyl Serafin asked her small group of students, “What is this word?”
Early De Soto physician’s family first years filled with hardship
October 11, 2007
Kathy Ross found this item from the June 10 and 17, 1937, De Soto News on the family of early De Soto physician Dr. W.M. Marcks. Ross also collected the photos from descendents. The following article was sent to the De Soto News by Frances Coffin Boaz, who found the letter in a trunk which belonged to her mother, Sarah Ann Marcks.
Chamber of commerce barbecue contest attracts local powerhouse
October 11, 2007
Things came together last weekend for the Slaughterhouse 5 barbecue team at the American Royal BBQ Contest.
Council funds new park
October 11, 2007
A split De Soto City Council voted Tuesday to spend $676,159 for the first phase of Kaw River Front Park.
Pumpkin growers chase seasonal gold rush
October 11, 2007
Jason Cundiff is part of a harvest race going on in a West Bottoms pumpkin patch.
High school introduces tips hotline
October 11, 2007
Relaying information about possible wrong doing at De Soto High School just got a little easier. Students and parents now are able to offer anonymous tips on the De Soto High School tips hotline on the Internet or through the comments box in the library. A hotline for Lexington Trails Middle School will be available within a month.
Neighbors
October 11, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group is having a Community Bingo Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday in the church’s fellowship hall to raise funds for missions. The cost is $10 for an adult card and $5 for a children’s card.
Mayor to hear essays
October 11, 2007
The seventh-grade students at Lexington Trails Middle School have been writing essays for a contest sponsored by the League of Kansas Municipalities. The theme of the contest is “If I were mayor, I would…” and it is only open to seventh-grade students in Kansas.