Archive for Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Heritage Trust Fund seeks applications
February 28, 2008
The Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund Grant Program now is taking applications for 2008. The program is making available $250,000 for eligible organizations to apply for local history and heritage grants.
Wrestlers show improvement despite youth
February 28, 2008

First-year head wrestling coach Shannon Sawner and assistant Jason Post made the approximately two-and-a-half hour trip to the state tournament in Salina in anticipation of what may lie ahead next year.

The eephus pitch
February 28, 2008

It’s baseball season.

MVHS students protest alcohol at PTA function
February 28, 2008

Mill Valley High School students had a message Saturday for parents headed to an adults-only PTA auction that would sell alcohol.

Council picks park’s name
February 28, 2008
Thanks to the Internet, the De Soto City Council found a name for the city’s newest park.
Expect surprises at De Soto Mr. Goodcents
12:00 a.m., February 28, 2008 Updated 06:01 p.m.
Joe Bisogno is inviting De Soto residents to participate in the decisions of his Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta franchise by visiting its new restaurant off 91st Street.
Club news
February 28, 2008
The Willow Springs F.C.E. met on Feb. 15 at the De Soto Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Reta Jenks brought many teddy bears and decorations.
Cats give Baldwin scare, come up short
Opening-round loss ends season
12:00 a.m., February 28, 2008 Updated 06:23 p.m.

With the season in the balance, De Soto Wildcat senior Erik Hill toed the free-throw line as the Baldwin student section went into a frenzy. De Soto’s basketball team trailed Baldwin 55-53.

Girls fall at Basehor-Linwood
12:00 a.m., February 28, 2008 Updated 06:20 p.m.
From the start of the game, both teams clearly stated their strategies: Basehor-Linwood began in a full-court press and pushed the ball up the court on offense at breakneck speed. De Soto, in contrast, packed all five defenders into the key and attempted to clog the middle. On offense, the Wildcats tried to slow the pace. The differences were stark, but it was the Lady Bobcat’s size and speed, along with hot perimeter shooting, which allowed them to blow by the Wildcats, 66-36.
Balanced energy policy needed
February 28, 2008

This year, the Legislature has begun a discussion of our long-term energy future and debated the impact various proposals will have on our environment, the health of Kansans and the future costs of electric power.

De Soto mother survives long odds
12:00 a.m., February 28, 2008 Updated 06:13 p.m.
Tara Dalton returned Feb. 15 to Overland Park Regional Medical Center as a celebrity.
Others should emulate example set by Sampson
February 28, 2008

It’s difficult to believe as we’re locked in a frigid winter, but the community is only six months from the next De Soto Days Festival. But as reassuring is the knowledge of certain spring is news there will be another festival as the leadership torch has been passed from Max Atwell to Raheema Sampson.

DHS dental clinic April 17
February 28, 2008

ReachOut Healthcare America is offering dental services to students during the school day Apirl 17 at De Soto High School.

DHS student wins essay contest
February 28, 2008

An essay written by De Soto High School student Colin O’Neill has been selected as a winner of the Bill of Rights Institute’s Being an American Essay Contest.

Design delay postpones Mize, 83rd Street signal
February 28, 2008

The traffic signal for the intersection of 83rd Street and Mize Boulevard is set to be installed in the next month or so, according to a Lenexa city official.

JoCo Theatre in the Park auditions this weekend
February 28, 2008
Audtions for roles iin Johnson County Parks and Recreation District Theatre in the Park’s 2008 summer season will be March 1 and 2 atTomahawk Recreation Complex, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee.
County parks to begin summer hours Saturday
February 28, 2008
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.
Exploring the past
February 28, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS February 2003 The De Soto City Council approved Fire Chief Kevin Ritter’s request to staff the De Soto Fire Department and emergency medical service full time.
De Soto USD 232 kindergarten round-ups scheduled for April
February 28, 2008
Kindergarten round-ups for elementary schools serving De Soto students will be in April.
4 DHS students qualify for state forensics finals
February 28, 2008
The De Soto High School forensics team had four students qualify for state at its tournament Saturday in Wellsville.
City recharges salt nearly depleted salt supply
12:00 a.m., February 28, 2008 Updated 04:08 p.m.
A seasonlong succession of winter storms almost left the city of De Soto with no salt to treat snow-packed or icy roads.
Leavenworth County officials looking for leads in Linwood girl’s shooting
February 28, 2008
Linwood - A 5-year-old Linwood-area girl clung to life Monday, two days after a bullet struck her in the head as she played in her backyard.