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Bio-defense lab victory for unity
December 11, 2008
Will unity of Bio-defense victory extent to legislative session
Senior Center News
December 11, 2008
Blood pressure checks available through Senior Center
Family Fun Day at JoCo Museum
December 11, 2008
Family Fun Day features holiday crafts, activities
Library news
December 11, 2008
Local author to read, discuss book
Exploring the past
December 11, 2008
10 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER December 1998 De Soto High School seniors Matt Arnold and Chad Clark attended a six-day National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, D.C.
Retiring Johnson County Manager Press honored
December 11, 2008
Johnson County Manager Michael B. Press was honored Thursday, Dec. 4, with a Career Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of City-County Management.
Garage condo proposed for east De Soto
December 11, 2008
Well-heeled metropolitan area residents may soon be coming to De Soto to work on cars, store recreation vehicles or stow boats. Carriage Houses of Johnson County have made application to develop what will eventually be a 362-unit “garage condo” at 29230 W. 83rd Street.
City offices closed
December 11, 2008
Offices closed for holidays
City flush with salt for winter
December 11, 2008
City of De Soto officials resorted to Plan B for secure salt to treat city streets this winter when Plan A didn’t work. Facing tight salt supplies last winter, De Soto City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle attempted to organize a collective of area cities to buy salt. What worked was persistence.
JoCo RFD No. 3 gets federal grant
December 11, 2008
This year, it was Johnson County Fire District No.3’s turn. The fire district learned last week it would receive a $41,158 federal grant. Fire district operations manager Mark Billquist said the money would be used to buy 21 sets of turnout gear for the department.
School cancellations
December 11, 2008
School cancellation procedures
City’s budget finishes strong
December 11, 2008
Although some of its eastern neighbors are facing tough decisions in the current sour economy, the city of De Soto will end 2008 with about $78,000 to carry over into the next year.
De Soto girls shine in ‘Twilight’ game
December 11, 2008
Lexington Trails Middle School sixth-grader Chari Pierce said a trait she shares with vampires explained her fondness for books of the blood-sucking genre. “They’re kind of vicious,” she said. “And I’m kind of vicious, mostly to my brothers.” Chari was one of 16 vampire-obsessed Lexington Trails Middle School sixth- and seventh-graders who attended a De Soto Library fun day Friday at De Soto Youth Ministries
Hillside Village residents share with LTMS students
December 11, 2008
Eight-grade students from Lexington Trails Middle School got into the holiday spirit of giving back to their community when they visited the Hillside Village Nursing Home.
Last-second shot dooms Cats
December 11, 2008

The De Soto Wildcats girls basketball team never trailed during its game against Colby last Saturday until the final shot.

Wildcats take 5th at Wamego
December 11, 2008
The De Soto wrestling squad got its season underway last weekend at Wamego, and the squad showed that it was already improved from last year.
Christmas season provides apologetic attempt at poetry
December 11, 2008
Whimsical verse sets ground for Christmas poem
Cats take two
Boys win twice, finish 2nd at Hays City Shootout
December 11, 2008
When the De Soto boys basketball team left for Hays last week, coach Jim Bonar didn’t know what to expect from his team. His team had a number of nagging injuries that slowed the team the first few weeks of practice.
Scott steps down as DHS football coach
December 11, 2008
For the first time in nine years, De Soto High School is looking for a new head football coach.
First girls golf season a success
December 11, 2008
The future is burning bright for the De Soto High School girl’s golf team. And with its inaugural season an official triumph from the start, the sky seems to be the limit for continued success.
Senator opposes prisoner transfers
Sam Brownback: Fort Leavenworth not the right fit for detainees from Guantanamo Bay
December 11, 2008
It’s a matter of legality and safety when it comes to U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback’s opposition to the transfer of enemy combatants now being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.
German Christmas
December 11, 2008
Annual German Christmas Festival begins Saturday
Neighbors
December 11, 2008
De Soto United Methodist Church to carol Dec. 22