Archive for Thursday, August 21, 2008

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City council facing ‘hard’ decisions concerning city’s water future
August 21, 2008
Although they will be aided by more information provided at a special meeting Thursday night, a tough decision looms for De Soto City Council members regarding the future of the city’s water department, De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle said.
Elementary going green
August 21, 2008
Starside Elementary School has added one school color this year - green.
Starside addition out for bids
August 21, 2008
The bids are on the street for building expansions to Starside and Clear Creek elementary schools.
Does it get any better?
Runners-up on girls side and third on boys, cross country trying for duplicate ‘08
August 21, 2008

One might think that after a second place finish at state, and with De Soto’s top competition losing a number one runner, the road would be a downhill coast to the state title for the Wildcats girls cross country team this year.

Boys soccer take speedy front to the pitch
New back line of defense: intelligent
August 21, 2008

Just three practices into the 2008 season, De Soto High soccer coach Darren Erpelding was prepared to separate varsity players from junior varsity players Tuesday afternoon.

Stinging pests can prove dangerous for animals
August 21, 2008
We have been under a constant threat of buzzing, dive-bombing, airborne insects around our place this summer. Recently, my son, Jon, called from home to report a problem with Minnie, our “rat terrorist.” getting into a hive of ground-burrowing hornets. Jon said he saw her munching on one and heard her let out a yelp.
ACT score boost result of setting higher standards
August 21, 2008
De Soto High School last week announced its average ACT composite scores once again surpassed the previous year’s scores, as well as being above the state and national average.
Local 4-H clubs produce champions at county fair
August 21, 2008
Two De Soto area 4-H club members exhibited work and projects at the Johnson County Fair the first week in August. Many members were rewarded for a year of hard with exhibited exceptional work and were rewarded with ribbons, with some named champion.
Great American Bank sale official
August 21, 2008
Ownership of De Soto’s Great American Bank transferred with the first of the month, but unlike past transfers there was no change in signage to mark the sale.
Europe becomes DHS students’ classroom
August 21, 2008
De Soto High School students got to learn about art this summer by viewing the Mona Lisa in person.
Neighbors
August 21, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church wishes to give thanks to the many women who came to the church Aug. 9 to help make bierocks for the booth at the De Soto Days Festival Aug. 30.
New group forms to showcase arts
August 21, 2008
Only two months old, the De Soto Art Council already has a record of success.
The eephus pitch
August 21, 2008

To temporarily step away from the fantasy column, the Olympics have a way of bringing certain stories to light that reflect on greater lessons in life.