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February 7, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church abandoned it Friday night “Parents Night Out” because of lack of attendance. There have been some parents who want to continue it, so if people are interested they are asked to call youth leaders Larry Cox at 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at 782-8769.
DHS grads among K-State honor students
February 7, 2008
Four De Soto High School graduates were among the 1,700 Kansas State University students at earning academic honors for fall 2007 semester. The students were Christina Davis, Aaron Duerksen, Emily Seaman and Cassandra Garza.
Faircloth completes basic training
February 7, 2008
Navy Seaman Thomas A. Faircloth, son of Shirley L. Faircloth of De Soto, Kan. and Kenneth F. Faircloth of De Soto, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Trout stocking Feb. 20
February 7, 2008
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park and Heritage Park Lakes in late February.
Baiting the books
Library district lures children with computer games
12:00 a.m., February 7, 2008 Updated 11:59 a.m.
When Cari Alvarelli visits the De Soto Library, you won’t hear her telling youngsters to be quiet.
Persistence pays
Cat girls overcome tough stretch, scoreless quarter to edge out Baldwin
12:00 a.m., February 7, 2008 Updated 03:50 p.m.

Buried in the first possession of the De Soto girls basketball team’s Tuesday night showdown against Baldwin was the tone of the game.

Wrestling squad set for home tournament
February 7, 2008

The scores weren’t pretty - De Soto lost duals Jan. 31 to Eudora 57-12, and to Anderson County 64-18. Still, Wildcat coach Shannon Sawner said in the wins De Soto was able to collect and in his team’s performances in losses, he saw progress.

The fly route
February 7, 2008

I didn’t take it well when Kansas State lost to Kansas in football during the fall, little better than I did early in my undergraduate career or in my childhood when such clashes seemed to carry even more weight.

Seventh-grade teams log wins
February 7, 2008

The Lexington Trails Middle School seventh-grade boys basketball teams have continued an up-and-down season.

DHS Idol winners true originals
February 7, 2008
De Soto High School students Thursday proved not only could they perform music, but they could compose their own original piece as well.
2nd casino night starts Relay’s year
February 7, 2008
The De Soto Relay For Life committee knows how to follow up on success.
Wood assumes role of Johnson County vice Chairman
February 7, 2008
Fifth District Johnson County Commissioner Douglas E. Wood of Olathe has been elected vice chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners for 2008. He was recommended to serve as vice chairman by Chairman Annabeth Surbaugh under the Board’s new procedural rules.
Electronic waste toxic
February 7, 2008
Green-minded people wanting to recycle their e-waste should take the extra step, even if it means going out of town to do so.
Broncos buck Wildcats from league lead
February 7, 2008

There’s been no word of an unexpected change in the phases of the moon, but the tide has certainly changed with regard to the De Soto boys basketball team.

Landfill options available for used electronics
February 7, 2008
If you’ve got an old computer and you’re planning to toss it in the trash, you might want to rethink that decision.
Keep bids low
February 7, 2008
This letter is in response to conversations I’ve had after writing a letter last month to The De Soto Explorer supporting the De Soto City Council’s decision to award a bid to a local contractor for work on the new river front park.
Kettleful of thanks
February 7, 2008
On behalf of The Salvation Army and all those we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to all your readers who helped make this another successful Christmas Season.
Support needed
February 7, 2008
Fact: Four-thousand Kansans die each year of tobacco related diseases.
Mill Valley staff provided board great service
February 7, 2008
The staff at Mill Valley High School presented the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education a plan that will provide room at the school for the extra student population expected to be enrolled next school year. The plan, if approved, will allow the district to forego placing students in Monticello Trails Middle School, which would in turn force another round of boundary changes on the east side as the district scrambled to find room for displaced middle school students.
Bird-watching event schedule for Ernie Miller Nature Park
February 7, 2008
There will be a free public birding event Feb. 15 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. The event will be the first time the local nature center is participating in the nationwide birding event, which is now in its 11th year, and organizers anticipate it will become a annual observation.
Zoellner keeping eye on district’s legislative agenda
February 7, 2008
Most of De Soto USD 232’s legislative concerns can boil down to one thing: education funding.
Exploring the past
February 7, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS February 2003 In a move it anticipated would lead to a smooth transition, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education promoted Sharon Zoellner to replace her longtime mentor, retiring Superintendent Marilyn Layman.
City council to meet 30 minutes late
February 7, 2008
The De Soto City Council meeting Thursday will start at 7:30 p.m. instead of the regularly schedule 7 p.m. start time.
Board to have special meeting
February 7, 2008
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will hear results of its scientific survey at a special meeting Jan. 25.
City offices to be closed
February 7, 2008
City of De Soto offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents’ Day.