Archive for Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Soccer wins big against Tonganoxie
April 3, 2008

Senior Nicole Radcliffe got a breakaway early in Thursday’s home soccer match against Tonganoxie. She fired a shot off the post but quickly got the rebound and put the ball in the back of the net to go up 1-0 with 33 minutes, 10 seconds to play in the first half.

Chasing records
Tracksters impressive in debut
April 3, 2008

It’s not that De Soto track coach Brian Dinkel and his athletes expected to be bad, maybe just not this good.

Research center blooms
April 3, 2008
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto has been long abandoned. The main entrance looks like a desolate ghost town with paint peeling off the buildings of muted tones in gray and tan. Signs that are now barely legible depict the Wizard of Oz with Dorothy and the gang saying “Follow the road to safety.”
Golf rained out, set for Lansing
April 3, 2008

The forecast of severe weather throughout the day caused Gardner Edgerton administrators to cancel the Blazer Invitational originally scheduled for Monday.

School calendar
April 3, 2008
School events for April 3-10.
Girls handle Cair Paravel easily after Basehor overtime win
April 3, 2008

The De Soto girls soccer team managed to get on a winning streak Tuesday, after stringing together two wins against Cair Paravel and Basehor-Linwood.

Community calendar
April 3, 2008
Local events for April 3-10.
Coach encouraged despite four losses
April 3, 2008

Opportunity is something by itself.

County creates criminal justice advisory council
April 3, 2008
The Johnson County Commission unanimously approved last Thursday the creation of Johnson County Criminal Justice Advisory Council was established with the goal of identifying alternatives finding criminal justice alternatives to jail time without compromising public safety.
DHS students dodge for a cause
April 3, 2008
Neon balls whizzed through the air at De Soto High School last Wednesday, as students raised money to benefit the Tara Dalton family with a dodgeball tournament.
SES character program to receive recognition
April 3, 2008
The Kansas State Department of Education in partnership with the National Park Service and the Kansas State Attorney General’s Office will recognize Starside Elementary School for demonstrating an outstanding character education program.
Sheriff’s report
April 3, 2008
Calls for March 29-April 1.
De Soto valuation up despite housing slump
April 3, 2008
De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle was prepared for bad news when he met Monday with Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome.
City of De Soto aces bond rating review
April 3, 2008
The city of De Soto’s bond rating is making the grade.
Exploring the past
April 3, 2008
23 years ago April 1985 More than 200 high schools across the state of Kansas competed in the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s journalism contests. Desoto High School emerged as the top Class 4A school, by winning the traveling sweepstakes trophy awarded to the school with the most points earned over all contest areas.
Neighbors
April 3, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church is having several fun things to celebrate its 150th year. On Saturday the church will have Chris Cakes in the Fellowship Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.
Girls quartet makes finals
April 3, 2008
In its first-ever performance singing barbershop, the De Soto High School junior girls quartet made it to the finals in the Heart of America Harmony Explosion Competition. The event was in February at Olathe East High School, and 68 quartets from middle and high schools throughout the area competed.
DHS students earn character awards
April 3, 2008
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics named two De Soto High School students Chesney Burgweger and Travis Crow Champions of Character award winners.
The eephus pitch
April 3, 2008

On Friday, the Baldwin Relays were exciting to watch, even if they may have kept some people from making the start of the KU-Villanova game. It was the first track meet I’ve covered so far at any level and was not the dull, slow-paced event of which I’d heard other sports reporters talk.

Through the pages
April 3, 2008
This may be the best Burke mystery to date.
Fire service merger bill introduced in Topeka
12:00 a.m., April 3, 2008 Updated 06:10 p.m.
A measure that would allow the unification of the De Soto Fire Department with Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3 is waiting to hitchhike a ride through the Kansas Legislature.
Tennis again performs well in Topeka
April 3, 2008

Weather, or the threat thereof, caused Monday’s tennis matches to move sites, but couldn’t prevent the Wildcats from winning nine of 12 matches at the event.

Baseball opens with sweep, then swept
April 3, 2008

Teams face an uphill battle when trying to win ballgames while committing seven errors. That’s exactly what De Soto tried to do Tuesday night when it faced Spring Hill at home.

Student letters on driving
April 3, 2008
Nikki Leisten’s seventh grade students at Lexington Trails Middle School wrote letters to state representatives last week about their concerns regarding possible driving age regulations in Kansas. Here are two examples of what they wrote.
Vital intersection’s future key to 95th Street land use plan
April 3, 2008
The intersection of 95th Street and Kill Creek Road continued to be the starting point and unifying force of future land use planning for De Soto’s southern fringe.