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City council to consider EngineeredAir abatement
September 20, 2007
The De Soto City Council will consider a tax abatement Thursday for Engineered Air’s plant expansion.
Cowboy desktop
September 20, 2007
Above and beyond
Cat senior breaks away for chance to shine alone
September 20, 2007
Blame it on state — that golden goal at the end the road in every high school athlete’s dreams. Not once, twice Hannah Konetzni has made the trip to the Class 4A state tennis tournament. Both times she came away changed — brimming with new goals, new ideas and new dreams.
Home tournament awaits battle-tested Wildcats
September 20, 2007
De Soto tennis coach Michael Sullivan had spent the last 15 minutes explaining everything girls tennis: talking about some of his best players, explaining the team’s recent success at big tournaments and looking forward to the squads biggest home tournament, Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational. Then it hit him. “It’s weird,” he said. “We have less than a month left.”
Goals scarce as Cats drop key contest
September 20, 2007
Baldwin senior Zach Baughan worked his way to the front of the goal, threw his leg back and blasted the ball. It was a whistling shot, high and hard, and it flew just over De Soto goalie Tyler Phongsavath’s outstretched hands and just below the gleaming white cross bar, planting into the back of the net before dropping to the ground with a thud. It was a frustrating goal for the struggling De Soto Wildcats not only because it dashed their hopes — the Cats had been trying to rally late in Tuesday’s game, but the deadly goal made the score 3-1 — but because it demonstrated exactly what the Cats couldn’t do themselves.
Runners ready for metro’s best
September 20, 2007
The De Soto cross country team will log trips near and far this season, along the way encountering some of the most challenging competition in the region. They won’t encounter anything else like Saturday’s race, however, now matter where they look. The Wildcats will run Saturday morning in the Kansas City Metro Championships. The massive race set in Raymore, Mo. features 46 teams from both sides of the border, could feature at least 322 runners for each the boys and the girls races.
Atmos asks for gas rate hike
September 20, 2007
Atmos Energy Corporation filed Sept. 14 with the Kansas Corporation Commission for an overall increase of $5 million in the annual revenues of its Kansas natural gas utility operations. Atmos Energy had not filed for a rate increase since 2003.
Through the pages
September 20, 2007
The Double Bind By Chris Bohjalian Fiction (2007)
Farmer’s market open
September 20, 2007
The Fresh Promises Farmers’ Market will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday through September at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, 9210 Kill Creek Road, De Soto.
Library update
September 20, 2007
Storytime for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 will take place at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 12 at the De Soto Library and at 10:30 a.m. Fridays from Nov. 2 to Nov. 30, with the exception of Nov. 23.
History books available
September 20, 2007
There are still copies of the book “A Historical View of De Soto, Kansas 1857-2000” available. Books will not be reordered once they are sold out.
DHS food drive
September 20, 2007
The community service class at De Soto High School will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items at the Sept. 28 homecoming football game between De Soto High School and Paola. Donations will be taken from 6:30 p.m. until halftime. The collected items will be donated to the De Soto Multi-Service Center.
De Soto birthday bash
September 20, 2007
The De Soto community is invited to attend the city’s 150th birthday open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th St.
City clean-up date set
September 20, 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.
Citywide garage sale
September 20, 2007
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s fall garage sale will be Oct. 6.
Neighbors
September 20, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church Women will have its workday starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. They will be working on items for the Oct. 6 crafts and food bazaar. The women welcome donated jams, jellies, canned and baked goods they can sell.
Senior Quest
September 20, 2007
Johnson County government agencies, businesses and organizations will join together to present a fall event for the 50 plus mature audience of Johnson County. Senior Quest 2007 Fall Fun Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park.
Extension classes offered
September 20, 2007
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office offers a variety of classes for the general public.
County libraries offer homework help
September 20, 2007
The Johnson County Library will continue its Homework Help program this fall.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
September 20, 2007
Friday/September 21 Cold Day. Chicken salad on bun or deli ham sandwich, rainbow pasta salad, broccoli slaw, strawberries and bananas, *diet strawberries and bananas.
Educational experience missed
September 20, 2007
What a pity the old gymnasium was not packed Saturday with De Soto residents at the powwow. How ironic that people want to build more and more schools, and won’t even take their children to a free educational celebration right here in town. There was ethnic cuisine of the indigenous nations, delicious comfort food served by friendly people who were happy to greet us.
Bond proposals failed to stir USD 232 voters
September 20, 2007
Other than the twin defeats, the most striking thing about the De Soto USD 232 bond referendum results released Tuesday was the low participation rate. Supporters will point to the poor turnout as the reason for the downfall of the bonds. And certainly the meager percent response to a mail-in ballot that was supposed to increase participation contributed to the defeat of Question 1.
USD 232 looking at cameras to boost security in high schools
September 20, 2007
School Resource Officers at De Soto and Mill Valley high schools are researching technology that would make their jobs somewhat easier.
Kostas-Lobner
September 20, 2007
Lauren Kostas and JR Lobner, both of Gardner, announce their engagement.
DHS homecoming next week
September 20, 2007
De Soto High School students will begin celebrating homecoming next week.
Forts subject of 150th lecture
September 20, 2007
Scattered about the state, place names provide a reminder of the isolated frontier military outposts that changed the history of the Great Plains.
Rotary chili cookoff Saturday
September 20, 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.
Exhibit of De Soto inspired artworks opens
September 20, 2007
For Kansas City, Mo., artist Edwin Johnson, the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant water towers have always represented De Soto.
Starside celebrates reading success
September 20, 2007
When students and their families lined up last Thursday outside the doors of Starside Elementary School, they were waiting to celebrate reading.
Loss of phone service
September 20, 2007
De Soto High School temporarily lost phone service because of storms Tuesday.
Ways of Hope
September 20, 2007
De Soto Baptist offering Hispanic worship
Market’s closing will leave gap
September 20, 2007
How many times have you walked into Morse Market and heard the infectious laugh of Marge Morse and seen that ear-to-ear smile of Ted Morse?
USD 232 voters reject bond proposals
No clear way forward in wake of referendum’s defeat
September 20, 2007
Voters in De Soto USD 232 rejected two school bond proposals, including a $51 million “immediate needs” package that counted among its improvement added classrooms for Starside Elementary School and Mill Valley High School.