Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2008

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District cancels evening activities
February 21, 2008
De Soto USD 232 officials cancelled all school activities for tonight because of inclement weather.
Almost an upset
Improved team performance lifts two Wildcats within a whisker of state
February 21, 2008
It came as no surprise that Saturday was the last day of the season for the De Soto wrestling team.
Seniors plan big finish
Wildcats to trip to Baldwin to open postseason tournament
February 21, 2008

Just one chance left - at least one easy chance, anyway.

Re-focused girls squad can’t hang with Trailblazers
February 21, 2008

The De Soto girls basketball team was able Friday to escape its immediate past - it put to bed the horrid taste of last week’s 17-point performance against Eudora but putting up more than 40 against Gardner Edgerton.

The fly route
February 21, 2008

I warned you about this once.

New leadership steps up for festival
12:00 a.m., February 21, 2008 Updated 05:15 p.m.
FCB Bank Vice President Raheema Sampson taking charge of De Soto Days Festival Committee
Proposed teen driver’s license changes unpopular with young De Soto drivers
12:00 a.m., February 21, 2008 Updated 04:57 p.m.

Celebrating a 16th birthday may no longer mean complete vehicular freedom if a bill passes through Kansas Legislature.

JoCo Museum
February 21, 2008

The Johnson County Museum of History, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday and major holidays.

Federal apology should prompt individual response
February 21, 2008

Last week, Sen. Sam Brownback succeeded in adding a resolution to a bill concerning health care for Native Americans that formally apologized for mistreatment of Indians. The Kansas Republican has been trying to get the measure adopted since 2004.

Medicare Part D working in Kansas
February 21, 2008
For many Kansans, finding accessible and affordable health care is not easy. Just because you live in a rural area, does not mean you should sacrifice high quality health care. Our rural communities in Kansas face unique needs and challenges regarding health care and it is necessary that Congress address these issues this year.
De Soto school unaffected by nationwide beef recall
February 21, 2008

De Soto USD 232 is not affected by the nationwide recall of beef that was sent largely to schools and fast food chains, district officials said Wednesday.

Johnson County parks to start extended summer hours March 1
February 21, 2008

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many JCPRD parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

Child seatbelt checks nets 95 tickets
February 21, 2008
During the week that included Valentine’s Day, deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office worked additional hours targeting seatbelt violations and child restraint violations.
Reprints available
February 21, 2008
The De Soto Explorer has prints of its photographs available for purchase. The cost for a five-by-seven photo is $8 plus tax, and eight-by-ten photos are $12 plus tax.
Ernie Miller workday
February 21, 2008
Interested groups and individuals are invited to assist with prairie restoration efforts at a small prairie remnant at Ernie Miller Park during two spring workdays planned in conjunction with Kansas City WildLands, a local conservation coalition.
Ridership climbing on K-10 Connector
February 21, 2008

Ridership on the shuttle service between Lawrence and Johnson County continues to climb.

KDOT asking five area counties to participate in traffic study
February 21, 2008

Caution: Increased traffic ahead.

Clinic gets three month lease extension
February 21, 2008

The De Soto Family Clinic isn’t going to be in its new office suite next month as optimistically planned last year, but it appears that it won’t have to temporarily move operations to Shawnee either.

Northern exposure
12:00 a.m., February 21, 2008 Updated 05:06 p.m.

Maria Elena Villalba had never seen snow before coming to the United States.

Easter Egg hunt planned
February 21, 2008

Hillside Village is having an Easter Egg hung March 15 and is asking De Soto businesses, clubs and organizations to join.

Newspaper rates increase
February 21, 2008

The De Soto Explorer increased its subscription rates effective Jan. 10, Christopher J. Bell, the newspaper’s circulation manager said.

School cancellations
February 21, 2008
In the event school is canceled because of inclement weather conditions, the USD 232 De Soto School District will notify parents through its e-mail or text messaging system.
DHS seeks historical items
February 21, 2008

The De Soto High School History Department is seeking historical items to use for hands-on learning in classrooms.

Head Start enrollment
February 21, 2008
Head Start will be accepting applications for enrollment for the 2008-09 school year by appointment at Harmony Early Childhood Center and Heartland Early Childhood Center.
Public hearing Tuesday on downtown overlay district
12:00 a.m., February 21, 2008 Updated 10:00 a.m.

Residents and property owners in De Soto’s downtown are invited to make comment Tuesday on what is being called the downtown overlay district at the De Soto Planning Commission.

Shawnee children’s museum considering merger
February 21, 2008

More changes likely are to come for Wonderscope Children’s Museum, 5705 Flint in Shawnee.

MVHS students to protest alcohol use at PTA function
February 21, 2008

A group of Mill Valley High School students plans to protest a Prairie Ridge Elementary School PTA fundraiser Saturday because alcohol will be served.

February 21, 2008

The De Soto United Methodist Church youth has only one more Sunday in February to collect the food receipts at the De Soto Sonic. They will give the youth 10 percent of each ticket on the last Sunday in February for a fundraiser for the youth. So save your receipt on that day for them.

Extra copies available
February 21, 2008

Extra copies of the De Soto Explorer are available at De Soto J-Mart, Meiners Market, The Eudora News in Eudora and the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence.

K-10 transit program viewed as aid to local vo-tech effort
February 21, 2008

Eudora Superintendent of Schools Marty Kobza said the Johnson County Transit K-10 Connector bus system would be an integral piece in a possible partnership between the Eudora School District and area colleges.

KU professor’s book looks for John Brown behind caricature
February 21, 2008

John Brown had all of his marbles.

Exploring the past/De Soto history
February 21, 2008

5 years ago