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Seniors/De Soto go out with win
October 25, 2007
The De Soto High School varsity football team completed its season Thursday night with a 20-7 win at Spring Hill. The victory earned the Wildcats a winning season, finishing 5-4 overall and 1-2 in their district.
Turnovers doom Cats in Eudora
October 25, 2007
De Soto’s first offensive play from scrimmage didn’t by itself display why the Wildcats lost to Eudora Friday night, falling in the game 55-14 and in the playoff race hopelessly out of contention. Eudora ran over De Soto all night, scoring with an eight-play, 63-yard drive to go up 6-0. The Cats, meanwhile, struggled throughout to move, finishing the first half with just 16 yards total offense. That first play displayed how the score got so ugly, however, and how exactly the Cats went down in one of their worst defeats of the season.
Late penalty kick helps Cats escape
October 25, 2007
It was a gimme goal — Zach England hammered home a penalty kick for a 2-1 win — and it might have been exactly what De Soto needed. England’s late goal gave De Soto the boost it needed to stave off a first-round upset Tuesday at home. Now the Cats hope to take their show on the road and pull an upset of their own.
Girls plan to take final round in on-going bout with Baldwin
October 25, 2007
De Soto assistant cross country coach Chad Brecheisen compared the De Soto-Baldwin girls cross country rivalry to a heavyweight fight. Baldwin landed a knock-out worthy blow Saturday, grabbing the regional championship from De Soto by a huge margin. It came only a week after the Wildcats laid a blow of their own, breaking Baldwin’s long-standing grip on the league title.
Boys hope solid effort leads to crown
October 25, 2007
If it’s going to happen, it’ll be because of Cristian Dozier. So maybe that goes a little overboard — in no way is all the pressure of the De Soto boys cross country team’s dreams on the sophomore. Dozier, who was second in Saturday’s regional cross country race, is one of De Soto’s three aces, though. If the Cats can hit with all three at the Class 4A state cross country meet in Wamego, they think they’ll be sitting on one heck of a hand.
Top seed spoils De Soto’s hopes
October 25, 2007
A No. 8 seed in an eight team tournament always enters with a certain expectation. That expectation was all the more written in stone Saturday for the De Soto volleyball team, which didn’t just square off against the top team in its sub-state.
Exploring the past/De Soto History
October 25, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS October 2002 The De Soto City Council was presented with a schedule that would have city residents decide the fate of a proposed $2.5 million swimming pool in an April bond referendum
Mill Valley’s Novak looking at State House run
October 25, 2007
Mill Valley High School principal Joe Novak is considering a run for Kansas Legislature.
No eminent domain
October 25, 2007
For the past several weeks we all have been reading letters from an individual about how bad everything is in De Soto and that the city government, chamber of commerce and De Soto Economic Development Council can do nothing right. This individual is entitled to those opinions, but after weeks of complaining about all the wrongs we do in this town, we have never once heard ideas from him to correct the problem. Instead of complaining, step up and do something about all the problems you say we have.
Boating excursion great getaway
October 25, 2007
I think every one of you would agree we live in a highly stressful, go here, go there, do this, do that, society that always wants us to be politically correct. It even is becoming a bit troublesome to carve out time for family and friends, much less some quiet time for yourself. And I mean the real kind of quiet time that comes from putting away the laptop and turning off your iPod and television.
Communication could find common ground downtown
October 25, 2007
De Soto downtown streetscape planning started last week with what was billed as an open house in City Hall. The event was basically an informational overview of what is envisioned for the two blocks of 83rd Street from Peoria to Shawnee streets and how the estimated $700,000 in improvements will be funded.
83rd/Mize intersection nearly done
October 25, 2007
Getting to Mill Creek Middle and Mize Elementary schools from De Soto just got easier.
City, fire district start merger talks
October 25, 2007
Talks that both sides hope will lead unification of the departments have started between the city of De Soto and Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3.
De Soto family developed sought-after wheat seed
Kathy Ross submitted this story, which first ran in the June 23, 1921, issue of the De Soto Eagle Eye.
October 25, 2007
Twenty-seven years ago this June, Ernest Marshall, a young farmer, living four miles northwest of De Soto, while passing through his wheat field noticed some unusually large and vigorous plants. He noticed that the heads of these plants were larger and that they were of a golden color, different from any of the other plants in the field. These heads he gathered until he had a large bouquet. He determined to sow them that fall and see if he could not improve the variety of wheat that he was then raising.
Board agrees education first priority
October 25, 2007
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education members agreed that education was their first priority Monday night at the board’s special goal setting meeting.
Former student learned lasting lessons
October 25, 2007
Sarah Tyrrell can’t remember who first referred her to Mara Etta Copeland for voice lessons when she was about 10 years old, but said she was glad they did.
Riverkeeper encouraged by Kaw survey
October 25, 2007
From its banks Saturday, the Kansas River looked like a crinkled ribbon of blue.
Book review: The virgin of small plains
By Jane Rockhold
October 25, 2007
This Kansas “Notable Book” selection is set in mythical Small Plains, Kan., just west of Kansas City. It is another well-told tale by a local author.
Preschool storytime
October 25, 2007
Storytime for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 will take place at 10:30 a.m. Fridays from Nov. 2 to Nov. 30, with the exception of Nov. 23 at the De Soto Library, 33145 W. 83rd St.
VFW fish fry
October 25, 2007
The De Soto VFW Post 6654’s fall fish fry will be from noon until the food runs out Saturday at the post, 33725 W. 84th St.
Halloween party
October 25, 2007
The De Soto VFW Post 6654’s annual Halloween party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the post, 33725 W. 84th St.
District to discuss growth
October 25, 2007
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 to discuss how to manage the growth of the district.
Multi_Service Center seeks help, donations
October 25, 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.
Halloween carnival
October 25, 2007
Faith Builders International will have a Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 8390 Peoria St., De Soto.
Haunted carnival
October 25, 2007
The De Soto High School band will have its annual haunted carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
Laptops make teachers’ lives easier
October 25, 2007
De Soto High School English teacher Donna Rhodes said having a school-issued laptop has made her life easier.
Willow Springs FCE
October 25, 2007
The Willow Springs FCE met Oct. 19 at De Soto Baptist Church with Rosemary McAninch as the hostess.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
October 25, 2007
Friday/October 26 Beef tips w/gravy or smothered chicken, noodles, corn and peas, whole wheat bread, pistachio mousse w/pineapple, *diet pistachio mousse w/pineapple.
Basketball clinics
October 25, 2007
The De Soto Parks and Recreation soon will offer age specific basketball clinics. For youngsters in kindergarten, first or second grade, the clinic will focus on the fundamentals of the game, helping to improve dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.
Election dinner slated
October 25, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Election Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
Enhancement group disbands
October 25, 2007
The De Soto Enhancement Group met at the senior center Oct. 17.
Explorer office closing
October 25, 2007
Beginning Nov. 1, the De Soto Explorer will no longer have an office at its current location in downtown De Soto. Calls will, however, be forwarded to The Eudora News office and answered until 5 p.m. each weekday.
Obituary: Heather J. Clark
1971-2007
October 25, 2007
Memorial services for Heather Jacinda Clark, 36, Bonner Springs, were Thursday, Oct. 18, at Bonner Springs First Christian Church. Burial was in Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Obituary: Charles J. Dollar Jr.
1957-2007
October 25, 2007
Memorial services for Charles James “Chuck” Dollar Jr., 50, Edwards, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Mo. He was cremated.
Obituary: Janet M. Roles
1942-2007
October 25, 2007
A funeral Mass for Janet Marie Roles, 65, De Soto, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa.
Church youth news
October 25, 2007
Because of the De Soto High School fall musical “Annie,” the youth group at De Soto United Methodist Church will not have a Parents’ Night Out in November.
Sharing the holiday spirit
October 25, 2007
Very soon we’ll be surrounded by billboards, television commercials, radio ads and songs urging us into the holiday spirit. And many of us will wonder just what — apart from carols, food, gifts, glitz, overspending and planning frenzies — that spirit is all about. Sure there’s more?
Council gives early nod to trash service changes
October 25, 2007
The De Soto City Council gave an informal nod to Weldon Enterprise Inc.’s request to change its trash service.
Neighbors
October 25, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual Election Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.