Archive for Thursday, January 3, 2008

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Poll: Kansans support rejection of coal-fired plants
Respondents also interested in more work on wind energy
January 3, 2008
Kansans support the state’s recent rejection of two coal-fired power plants by a two-to-one margin, according to a poll released today.
History items sought
January 3, 2008

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

Exploring the past/De Soto history
January 3, 2008

5 years ago


January 2003

Development slated for the neighborhood of 91st Street and Lexington Avenue would necessitate a traffic signal in the future, a study commissioned by the city found.

Holds sideswipe card users
Practice means more money is initially charged from accounts
January 3, 2008

A few days before Christmas, Joanne Cravens got a holiday surprise that she’s not likely to soon forget.

January 3, 2008

The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a “Child Protection Training” class from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 in the fellowship hall at the church. Lunch will be provided.

Kansas seat belt enforcement changed with new year
January 3, 2008

As of the new year, law enforcement officers will be able to cite all drivers and passengers who are ages 14 through 17 for not wearing seat belts.

New Theatre in the Park head brings varied baackground to job
January 3, 2008

Melissa Wyckoff might be the new executive producer for Theatre in the Park, but she is no stranger to its stage.

Kansas moved ahead in year of challenges
January 3, 2008

As we welcome 2008, we look back on a year full of challenges, opportunities and accomplishments.

Childhood obesity should be on many resolution lists
January 3, 2008

As we make our New Year’s resolutions for 2008, consider not only our own health, wellness and body conditioning, but those of our children, for which we are responsible.

Recreating selves part of American experience
January 3, 2008

In a recent radio interview concerning a metropolitan figure who is experiencing difficult times after a career of success, the speaker spoke of the need for the figure to “re-invent” himself. It is something, the speaker said, we all need to do two or three times in our careers.

Six groups apply for northeast Kansas casino
January 3, 2008

Special to the Explorer

USD 232 to have full 2008 agenda
January 3, 2008

After the failure in September of two bond referendums totaling $70.5 million, the De Soto USD 232’s administration was left scrambling to find solutions to accommodate the district’s growth.

City preps to launch inspection program
January 3, 2008

City of De Soto codes enforcement officer Pam Graff is ready for the start of the city’s rental inspection and from the stack on her desk so are some landlords.

College notes
January 3, 2008

Kansas University announced candidates who are eligible to receive degrees completed during the fall 2007 semester. Because KU conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many students graduating in the fall and summer terms will return for the traditional walk down the hill May 18.

Annual meeting set
January 3, 2008

The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the De Soto VFW, 33725 W. 84th St., De Soto.

Volunteers needed
January 3, 2008

The city of De Soto is seeking a member to both the De Soto Board of Zoning Appeals and the De Soto Site Plan Review Committee.

County department head wins award
January 3, 2008

Special to the explorer

De Soto Fire Department receives $128,000 grant
January 3, 2008

The De Soto Fire Department got clothes for Christmas, but unlike many children who received the same gift, local firefighters are pleased.

I-35, I-435 flyover ramps closed Thursday morning
January 3, 2008

Weather permitting, the I-435 to I-35 flyover ramps will close Thursday for short-term bridge inspection work. The westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 flyover ramp will close at 9:30 a.m. and reopen to all traffic at 11 a.m.

Research differs on value of drug testing
January 3, 2008

De Soto USD 232 Board of Education President Janine Gracy said when looking at student drug testing research, it is important to be informed.

Snow jobs
12:00 a.m., January 3, 2008 Updated 10:05 a.m.
Brendan Clouston and Logan Clancy took advantage of the holiday school break and last week’s snow to earn extra money by shoveling driveways in the Timber Lakes subdivision. If forecasts hold, De Soto and the region will get a respite from the near monthlong grip of winter weather that produced a white Christmas.

Library update
January 3, 2008

The De Soto Library will have a “Fun and Games” Wii session at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Feb. 1 for teenagers and high school students.

Ritter makes top 25 of Guitar Hero contest
January 3, 2008

Twelve-year-old Dylan Ritter, the son of Kevin and Sara Ritter of De Soto, competed last week in the Johnson County Library’s Guitar Hero III Tournament at the Central Resource Library. There were more than 100 participants, and Dylan made it to the third round, which was the top-25 participants.

Happy to be a-long
Stretched-out transfer quick to lend Wildcats an important hand
January 3, 2008

Watch De Soto junior Jamell Townsend play basketball and it becomes immediately clear in his 6-foot-1 frame are a number of qualities that make him a tremendous addition to the Wildcat basketball team.

Training class available
January 3, 2008

A “Child Protection Training” class will take place at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 in the fellowship hall at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.