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Big plays doom De Soto
September 27, 2007
The De Soto football program has long-term goals. Someday, it’d love to resemble the Louisburg machine that rolled into town Friday night. That’s not anything unique, however. The way Louisburg looked in manhandling De Soto 56-19 would make nearly any program in the state a little jealous. De Soto is left with little time to prepare for another tough opponent, the Paola Panthers who will visit De Soto at 7 p.m. Friday for the Cats’ homecoming.
Library update
September 27, 2007
Food drive
September 27, 2007
City clean-up date set
September 27, 2007
Citywide garage sale
September 27, 2007
Book discussion
September 27, 2007
Obituary: Elmer E. Jenks
1937-2007
September 27, 2007
Obituary: Larry L. Hartshorn
1933-2007
September 27, 2007
Obituary: Evynn D. Aubrey-Mitchell
September 27, 2007
Home quad showcase for improvement
September 27, 2007
They had just been beaten. Handily. Yet moments after a two-game loss to Frontier-League foe Ottawa, a proud shout arose from the huddle into which the De Soto volleyball players had retreated. Soon the players emerged as well, face-splitting smiles all around.
Johnson County nutrition menu
September 27, 2007
Letter: Zimmerman
Shop locally solution to business retention
September 27, 2007
I will miss Morses’ Market when it closes for many of the same valid reasons expressed in a letter in the Sept. 20 De Soto Explorer. I have known the Morse family all my life, beginning with Ted’s grandfather as our families were both farmers of the Kansas River Valley.
Letter: Blankenship
Share your ideas
September 27, 2007
Transit planning should start before growth
September 27, 2007
Momentum for public transit, particularly bus service, appears to be building for southern Johnson County along the Interstate 35 corridor. That momentum has benefited from a recognition that bus service might be a more realistic way to move commuters from the convenience of their personal automobiles than light rail, which always depended on the less than enthusiastic support of the railroads
USD 232 dedicates two new schools
September 27, 2007
Two new schools in De Soto USD 232 were dedicated Sunday afternoon, a little more than one month after they opened their doors for students. Students, parents, staff and dignitaries attended the two dedication ceremonies at Mill Creek Middle School and at Horizon Elementary School.
Johnson County leadership summit Friday in Overland Park
September 27, 2007
Cats prove one of KC metro’s best
September 27, 2007
The De Soto cross country team registered for the Kansa City Metro Championships hailing from one of the smallest schools to even consider the notion. The Wildcats, running Saturday in the gigantic 32-team fields, proved they belonged. The girls team failed to win for the first time this season, but finished sixth on the strength of Carly Stanley’s 11th-place finish.
Second-generation deputy retiring
September 27, 2007
A second generation Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy is set to retire Friday. After 26 years of service Master Deputy Andy Everson will retire.
Sparkle program returns for another year at Starside
September 27, 2007
DHS homecoming to offer night parade, pep rally
September 27, 2007
he De Soto High School Student Council members hope the changes they made to a homecoming tradition will be a hit. Council members changed the homecoming parade time and added a spirit rally to immediately follow.
Chili cooks forego prize money for fun, charity
September 27, 2007
Colleen Lintner didn’t win Saturday’s De Soto Rotary Club’s Chili Cookoff at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, but that was fine with her. Winning might seem the goal of a competitive cooking event, but Lintner and the man who won the event had different priorities.
USD 232’s official enrollment exceeds projections
September 27, 2007
Headcounts from De Soto USD 232 show that trends from previous years have continued. Growth in the De Soto School District surpassed the district’s expectations. Pre-K to 12th-grade headcount as of Sept. 20 placed district enrollment at 6,077 students, which was an increase of 394 students over last year or a 5.7 percent increase. Enrollment figures districts report to the state on that date are used to determine the amount of state per-pupil funding.
De Soto birthday bash
September 27, 2007
Barbecue contest
September 27, 2007
Youth group update
September 27, 2007
Knockout workout
De Soto Parks and Recreation Department’s new equipment provides new fitness opportunities
September 27, 2007
The workout the eight woman went through Tuesday in the De Soto Community Center was designed for George Foreman and not Vaslav Nijinsky, one of its participants said
Advanced Placement tests lost; students miss out on college credit
September 27, 2007
Exploring the past
September 27, 2007
Multiple Wildcats profit at home tournament
September 27, 2007
The De Soto tennis squad was able to take a lot of different lessons from its largest home meet, Saturday’s eight-team Wildcat Invitational. Afterward, the Cats agreed there’s something to be said for taking the trophy as well.
Quick turnaround
De Soto builds momentum with pair of victories
September 27, 2007
Sometimes it’s luck. Sometimes it’s skill. Either can lead a team to a win, but the De Soto soccer team has cashed in big through the last week thanks to a little of both. The Cats survived a broadside of soccer balls Tuesday to escape with a 1-0 win at Bonner Springs. De Soto preceded that key victory with its first true blowout of the year, a 6-1 victory Thursday at home against Spring Hill.
Market closing to leave ‘big hole’
September 27, 2007
The phone rang steadily Monday morning at Morses’ Market and the question on the minds of most callers was “Are you open?” The short answer Monday was yes, but the complete answer would add, “Not for much longer.”
The Fly Route
September 27, 2007
Neighbors
September 27, 2007
City faces challenges in replacing store
September 27, 2007
As she played cards Tuesday at the De Soto Senior Center, Wilda Schutlz remembered when De Soto had three grocery stores. “Now we’re not going to have any,” she said. “This will be the first time in our history De Soto hasn’t had a store.”