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Paying respects
September 13, 2007
Loss doesn’t dissuade Wildcats
September 13, 2007
A 3-0 loss was just what the De Soto soccer team was looking for? Not quite, Wildcat coach Darren Erpelding said, but given that his team’s 2-1 over its last three games, that the team’s loss came against the two-time defending Class 1A-4A state champions, and that even in that loss the Cats played their best soccer to date, he’ll take it. “It was the best game we’ve played,” Erpelding said of Tuesday’s loss to Kansas City Christian. “Christian is still one of the top three teams in the state. They’re still extremely good, but we played the best game we’ve played.”
On they roll
September 13, 2007
The De Soto football coaching staff may not know it, but they’re quickly painting a pretty simple path toward victory for their opponents. To beat the Wildcats, the opponents — Anderson County this week, a 7 p.m. kickoff in Garnett — simply need to stop quarterback Erik Hill for uncorking any deep passes. Or steady runs. And stop Mark England from tearing around the outside. And Dylan Burford. And Shane Miller — oh, and don’t let that one intercept a bunch of passes either. Simple — or, the Cats hope, nothing like it.
Youth slows volleyball squad
September 13, 2007
It was all there in the first match — everything the De Soto volleyball team has done right and everything it’s done wrong early this season. The Wildcats struggled, dropping matches to Tonganoxie then Paola Tuesday in a Paola triangular — more of the same after the Cats went 0-4 at a weekend tournament in Lansing.
Wamego again a golden for Wildcat cross country
September 13, 2007
Sure Saturday was great, De Soto senior Lucas Slater said. The Wildcats didn’t win the state championship on this trip to Wamego, however, and that’s something Slater said De Soto will be keeping in mind. Carly Stanley and Shelbi Petty led the girls cross country squad to a team title, and Lucas Slater helped the boys to a runner’s up finish Saturday at the Wamego Invitational.
Middle school football
September 13, 2007
DHS tennis
September 13, 2007
Scott recognized
September 13, 2007
Starside achieves reading progress
September 13, 2007
Preliminary results from the Kansas Department of Education show that one USD 232 school did not meet adequate yearly progress as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Law.
Crumbaker, Walker named planning body
September 13, 2007
The De Soto City Council approved Mayor Dave Anderson’s appointment of two new members to the planning commission but not without comment.
River front park update sparks council debate on project’s merits
September 13, 2007
An update on the proposed Kaw River Front Park became an opportunity of a De Soto City Council debate whether the project should go forward.
The simple comfort of cold ice cream
Dairy treats in moderation can reward canines for close companionship
September 13, 2007
I have, in past articles, let on to one of our favorite pleasures in life — a trip to the local ice cream store. This is as ‘American’ as baseball or football, but I must admit, I have included my beloved old girl Jessie, our 15-year old sheltie, in on our trips to Dairy Queen.
BBQ cookoff spots open
September 13, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s Cooking on the Kaw BBQ Contest, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, has four spots open for teams wishing to compete in the Oct. 12 and 13 event.
Chamber Day tickets available
September 13, 2007
Tickets are on sale for this year’s Chamber Day at the Kansas Speedway Sept. 28.
Rotary chili cookoff
September 13, 2007
The De Soto Rotary Club is sponsoring a chili cook-off Sept. 22 at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, 9219 Kill Creek Road in De Soto.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
September 13, 2007
Friday/September 14 Lemon baked fish or cabbage roll, brown rice, peas, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges.
Goodin-O’Rourke
September 13, 2007
Dary and Linda O’Rourke, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina O’Rourke, Norfolk, Va., to Josh Goodin, also of Norfolk, Va., the son of C.R. and Barb Goodin, Bonner Springs.
Fernita I. Wilson
1922-2007
September 13, 2007
Graveside services for Fernita I. Wilson, 85, De Soto, were Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at the De Soto Cemetery.
Donald E. Farrier
1927-2007
September 13, 2007
Funeral services for Donald Earl Farrier, 80, Lawrence, were Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
USD 232 board doesn’t OK early start on bond projects
September 13, 2007
With one member absent, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education deadlocked, and therefore rejected, a proposal that would have given the district a jumpstart on three bond projects on the current $51 million bond issue.
Referendum deadline noon Tuesday
September 13, 2007
Voters in the De Soto School District have less than one week to return their ballots on the $70.5 million school bond referendum.
East-side residents express concern about lack of planning
September 13, 2007
De Soto USD 232 needs a new plan. That was the idea voiced several times at a school bond issue information meeting Sept. 5 at Mill Valley High School.
Question 1 would provide for land for future schools
September 13, 2007
The De Soto School District is looking for land. If voters approve the $70.5 million bond referendum, the district will have $4 million to secure land for future use, including a 15-acre future elementary school site.
Neighbors
September 13, 2007
The Willow Springs FCE group will meet for its monthly meeting on Friday. The meeting has been moved up a week because of the church’s garage sale dates.
Extension council members sought for October election
September 13, 2007
The election of the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension’s 24-member Extension Council will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the county extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1500 in Olathe.
Exploring the Past/De Soto History
September 13, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS September 2002 The De Soto City Council directed staff to prepare an ordinance vacating Lexington Avenue right of way east of Ottawa Street before the council could approve the site plan for the Lexington Center development submitted by Ted Morse and Tim Fisher. The plan would construct a 9,000-square foot building southeast of the Lexington Avenue and Ottawa Street intersection and would include a hardware store, accompanying warehouse and a separate, smaller commercial retail space.
County to seek new use for quarter-cent sales tax
September 13, 2007
With the need to come up with $15 million a year to operate a large jail expansion, Johnson County Commissioners would like one of their sources of revenue back.
Saturday to honor old West heritage
September 13, 2007
When Al Klusman learned Monday there was to be a Pony Express re-enactment Saturday in De Soto, his joked of an unexpected opportunity.
Little unity seen in district bond voting patterns
September 13, 2007
In the minds of some district patrons, the De Soto USD 232’s biggest rival is itself.