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Doubled up
Cats cap best season with two top-four finishes
October 18, 2007
The dull emotions of Saturday afternoon weren’t what any of De Soto’s state-qualifying tennis players had hoped for when their alarms went off early that morning. The emotions eventually gave way to another reality, however, and soon senior Rebekah Gulley, junior Hana Lindbloom and senior Hannah Konetzni came to realize just what they had accomplished.
Something old, something new for runners
October 18, 2007
De Soto’s Carly Stanley and Shelbie Petty locked arms and went skipping across the course, bounding from a collection of teammates near the finish of Thursday’s race to the Wildcats’ camp. The girls beat Baldwin via tiebreaker to claim their first Frontier League cross country title, snapping the Bulldogs’ nine-year lock on the title. The boys won the league title as well — though it was hard to tell as they didn’t skip — besting Baldwin via a comfortable margin to snap an 11-year league title streak.
Cats banking on tourney run
October 18, 2007
The De Soto High School volleyball team had a rough four days, coming in last place at the Frontier League tournament on Saturday, then dropping three games in a quadrangular against Santa Fe Trails, Eudora and Gardner. The eight losses caused their record to fall to 5-27.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
October 18, 2007
Friday/October 19 Lemon baked fish or baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cup.
Elmer E. Neidholdt
1921-2007
October 18, 2007
Services for Elmer Ervin Neidholdt, Joplin, Mo., were Thursday, Oct. 4, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, Mo. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery north of Keytesville, Mo.
De Soto teens to be honored for library photo contest
October 18, 2007
Winners in the fifth annual Teen Photo Contest: LOL (Laugh Out Loud) sponsored by the Johnson County Library, will be honored at a reception at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park. Refreshments will be provided.
Engagement: Anderson-Quick
October 18, 2007
Dave and Sue Anderson, De Soto, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Anderson to Troy Michael Quick, both of Kansas City, Mo.
Good people do live in Kansas
October 18, 2007
Every day I remind my children “what goes around, comes around.” You “do the right thing,” without expectation of reward, and you “take care of people” just as you want them to take care of you” and to “Pay it Forward” by doing good deeds to others.
Revitalization shouldn’t mean condemnation
October 18, 2007
I personally don’t have a problem with beautifying the downtown area to make it more attractive for new business. I do have a problem with the word revitalization as it is a catch word that government uses to disguise condemnation.
District schools improve to meet NCLB standards
October 18, 2007
We’ve been critical of the No Child Left Behind educational reform act Congress passed in 2001 and up for reauthorization this year. What is troubling in the legislation is the assumption that 100 percent of students must become proficient at math and reading. The assumption ignored the reality that some students cannot be expected to achieve standards because of disabilities, social disfunction, home environment, unfamiliarity with English or other challengers.
Legacy 4-H’ers help with farm tour
October 18, 2007
The Legacy 4-H Club helped with a special event at Landeria Goat Farm the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7. The event was the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.
VFW to fry fish
October 18, 2007
The De Soto VFW Post 6654’s fall fish fry will be from noon until the food runs out Oct. 27 at the post, 33725 W. 84th St.
150th items available
October 18, 2007
The De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee has pewter plates and ornaments available for holiday gifts. Long-sleeved shirts also are available.
Halloween carnival
October 18, 2007
Faith Builders International will have a Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 8390 Peoria St., De Soto.
Special board meetings set
October 18, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will have two more special meetings this month.
Neighbors
October 18, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church hosted Girl Scouts Troop No. 225 Sunday afternoon. The Koinonia Group met in the fellowship hall Monday to work on projects for the upcoming craft bazaar.
Sen. Lynn proposes riverfront authority
October 18, 2007
Sen. Julia Lynn said last Thursday in De Soto that she would introduce a bill in Topeka in the coming legislative session designed to help the community make the most of its location on the Kansas River.
LTMS students quilting for a cause
October 18, 2007
When eighth-grader Alaina Doherty worked on her quilt in her family and consumer sciences class at Lexington Trails Middle School, she thought about the children and the families it would help.
De Soto High School gets automated external defibrillator
October 18, 2007
Athletes, spectators and referees have something new to protect their safety at De Soto High School.
Smoking in the rain
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s Cookin’ on the Kaw BBQ Contest proved success despite wet weather
October 18, 2007
The weekend barbecue experience started off well for Larry Johnson, De Soto, and his Slaughterhouse 5 teammates Friday evening. But then the rains came.
Extensive public input promised in downtown planning
October 18, 2007
In the first what is promised to be many chances for the public to provide input, the city of De Soto started planning Tuesday for downtown streetscape improvements with an open house for downtown business and property owners.
De Soto’s Hadley Mill produced flour for metropolitan area
October 18, 2007
De Soto was once a familiar name in kitchens around the Kansas City metropolitan area for the flours produced at the local mill. The heyday of the mill was was around the beginning of the 20th century.
Late goal dashs streak, not confidence
October 18, 2007
The ball slipped from the safety of a pack of De Soto defenders and Gardner Edgerton senior Shane Garmes boomed it toward the net, blasting the game-winning double-overtime goal high over De Soto goalie Tyler Phongsavath’s head, the shot arching down just in time to sink into the back of the net. The shot ended the game after 92 minutes. It ended De Soto’s winning streak at six games, its shutout streak at five.
It’s do or die for Wildcats
October 18, 2007
Entering Friday’s game against Baldwin, De Soto’s defense has allowed 16 1/2 points in the team’s four wins and 49 1/2 in its two losses, showing when the defense is clicking, the Cats are winning.
Haunted carnival
October 18, 2007
The De Soto High School band will have its annual haunted carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Seventh-grade class becomes Mayor Anderson’s advisors for a day
October 18, 2007
Seventh-graders at Lexington Trails Middle School had some suggestions last Thursday for Mayor Dave Anderson.