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Thursday postponements
April 17, 2008

Some De Soto High School sporting events originally scheduled for Thursday, April 17 have been postponed. These include soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track.

Authorities identify rollover victim
April 17, 2008
Release of the victim’s name had been delayed while authorities tried to contact his family, who lived outside the country.
Counterfeit bill sparks generousity in De Soto City Hall
12:03 p.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 10:05 a.m.
Benefactor takes water customer off the hook to repay bill
Shawnee man identified in De Soto wreck
April 17, 2008
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has identified David Ray Gonzalez, 45, of Shawnee, as the man who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover wreck east of De Soto.
Young engineers
Starside students learn how to program robots in school club
April 17, 2008
Fifth-graders Veronica Juarez and Joselin Deleon placed their robot on the floor and watched to see what it would do as it approached a small Lego man.
Community calendar
April 17, 2008
Local events for the week of April 17-23.
Constant chase for campaign cash self defeating
April 17, 2008
It’s the political season. Even at a newsroom as small as ours that means lots of faxs and e-mails from office seekers and interest groups. Those emails rarely provide a candidate’s clearly defined opinion on issues but are often more than happy to provide misleading takes on an opponents’ views.
Through the pages
April 17, 2008
The Zookeeper’s Wife By Diane Ackerman Non-fiction (2007) Set in Warsaw during World War II, this story views the Holocaust from a different angle.
Get-go girl’ there for teams
12:00 a.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 12:41 p.m.
Senior Kristen Glover may not be an athlete, but she has been a member of five De Soto High School sports teams.
Sunflower owners look for KDOT study for answers
April 17, 2008
The owners of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto welcome a traffic study for five Kansas metropolitan counties as a way of getting answers about how to develop the 9,065-acre property.
Signs of life
Baseball snaps losing streak in split
April 17, 2008

Snapping a five-game losing streak against a league opponent has to feel good. It just might not feel as good to turn around and lose to that same opponent thirty minutes later.

Girls soccer fights through tough opponents; rivalry awaits
April 17, 2008

Heading into its rivalry game against Mill Valley, De Soto’s girls soccer team was able to regain some momentum and again claim a winning record Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory over Maranatha. The victory pushed the Wildcats record to 5-4-1.

Tennis controls early dual
April 17, 2008

The De Soto boys tennis team - as a team - has looked unstoppable at times this season, but that statement will soon be tested.

Sprinters not competitive at KT Woodman
April 17, 2008

Hand signals, at least for the De Soto track team, weren’t an effective means of communication Saturday at the KT Woodman track meet in Wichita.

Johnson County sheriff’s report
April 17, 2008
Recent reports from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
School calendar
April 17, 2008
School events for the week of April 17-23.
Bio-fuels pay at the pump
April 17, 2008
Recently, Merrill Lynch commodity strategist Francisco Blanch said gasoline prices would be 15 percent higher if biofuel production wasn’t increasing.
The eephus pitch
April 17, 2008

Despite recent cold weather, there are numerous reasons in the early going of the MLB season to make the hour trip over to Kauffman Stadium to watch the 2008 Royals.

Neighbors
April 17, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church’s UMW will be host to the Israel/Palestine Kansas City District Mission Study from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. They will serve lunch to the group. The cost for the study is $7 and includes lunch. This study does take the place of their Spring Gathering.
Medical crisis gives family lesson in small-town values
12:00 a.m., April 17, 2008 Updated 05:16 p.m.
Tamara Selk’s 8-year-old daughter Sydney had a weeklong hospital stay earlier this month, but the mother doesn’t think the odd circumstances that turned a relatively common childhood condition into serious medical emergency was the story.
Chamber network gathering
April 17, 2008
Chamber of Commerce members from Baldwin City, Eudora, Gardner and Spring Hill will join those from De Soto at the De Soto Chambers’s annual networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24 at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm.
Relay for life fundraiser
April 17, 2008
The De Soto Baptist Church Relay for Life team will have a Bunco and dessert fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church’s Fellowship Hall.
Softball hangs close with Wellsville, swept by Paola 12-1 and 11-1
April 17, 2008

The progress hasn’t shown itself in the form of wins thus far, but for softball coach Melissa Wible, that doesn’t mean her team isn’t getting better.

Agape Circle meeting Thursday
April 17, 2008
The Agape Circle of De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at the home of Judy Hileman.
Exploring the past
April 17, 2008
5 years ago THE DE SOTO EXPLORER April 2003 Johnson County Public Works director Norm Bowers said the county’s big project for 2003 in the De Soto area would be a bridge on Waverly Road between 103rd and 111th streets.