Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Imogene Brecheisen loads ground venison from 16 deer last Thursday at Steve's Meat Market in De Soto to be distributed to Olathe to Catholic Charities and three Johnson County multi-service centers. Hunters donated the deer to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, which works with local meat processing plants and social service agencies to distribute the venison to qualifying low-income families. Hunters’ donations take aim at hunger
12:00 a.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 2:36 p.m.
Bob Bergeson is part of a unique food chain.

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Noteworthy achievement
Four De Soto High School students make all-state band
12:00 a.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 02:39 p.m.
Music is an outlet for clarinet player Jenna Hodges, and when she really gets into a song, it’s special.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
January 17, 2008

Volunteers are needed throughout the county to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Johnson County, including De Soto’s Meals on Wheels program.

Shot to the heart
De Soto takes two thanks to Linzy’s big shot, huge points
12:00 a.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 03:21 p.m.

To say it would have been hard to imagine doesn’t even really do it justice.

Aggressiveness top among Wildcats’ needs
January 17, 2008

On the surface it’s hard to tell the difference between the games. De Soto lost Friday to its Frontier League rival Eudora by 18 points. The Cats then lost Monday to Silver Lake in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational by 19.

Wrestlers travel to Clearwater for victories
January 17, 2008

Four Wildcats won matches Saturday at a wrestling tournament in Clearwater. Alex Hefner, Sammy Siebolt, Brandon Vukas and Donnie Parr all came away the event with victories.

Magical Chamber dinner planned
January 17, 2008
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s growth has forced a change of venue of its annual dinner.
Johnson County nutrition menu
January 17, 2008
Friday/January 18 Barbeque chicken or lemon baked fish, macaroni and cheese, California blend vegetables.
Library news
January 17, 2008
Preschool storytime for youth ages 3 to 6 will take place at 10:30 a.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 18 and run through February at the De Soto Library, 33145 W. 83rd St.
School calendar
January 17, 2008
Thursday/January 17 ¢ Tryouts for the De Soto High School and Lexington Trails talent show, after scho
Year-out budget welcome change from past norm
January 17, 2008
The 2008 Kansas legislative session started Monday and already education issues are making headlines. But unlike past years, the discussion isn’t about the 2008-09 school budget but that of the next year.
Vet’s day always uncertain
New Year’s Eve confirms old observation
January 17, 2008

In my profession of animal care, I am continually amazed at what unexpected animal disease or injury I may be called on to attend. Even on the last day of the year.

Exploring the Past
January 17, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS January 2003 In his annual State of the City Address, Mayor Dave Anderson said the city was in a good position to make progress in 2003 bolstered by the discovery of at least $1 million in city government coffers. ¢ De Soto High School teacher Scott Sharp was one of 23 teachers honored with the Kansas Horizon Award, established to recognize outstanding first-year K-12 teachers. ¢ Lloyd and Maxine Coker planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, given by their children, Loya Beery and Gayla Hougham, at the De Soto Community Center. ¢ A fire caused an estimated $200,000 at the De Soto home of Doug Rowland when he was working on the plumbing with a torch and apparently got too close to one of the studs.
Through the pages
The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriaty Fiction (2007)
January 17, 2008
In a moment, a tragic accident can change the life of a small Kansas town forever.
School cancellations
January 17, 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. Parents can sign up on the district’s Web site,, for this service for free. Messages can be sent to a cell phone, PDA or e-mail address. Notices will be sent in case of a school cancellation, early dismissal or other emergency school related information.School cancellations also will be sent to local radio and television stations.
Bilingual Bible study
January 17, 2008
Faith Builders Church is offering a bilingual women’s Bible study at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 8390 Peoria St., De Soto.
Historical artifacts sought
January 17, 2008
The De Soto High School History Department is seeking historical items to use for hands-on learning in classrooms.
Newspaper rates increasing
January 17, 2008
The De Soto Explorer increased its subscription rates effective Jan. 10, Christopher J. Bell, the newspaper’s circulation manager said.
UMC Bible Scholar’s Bowl
January 17, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church youth group will have its fourth annual Biblical Scholar’s Bowl at noon Jan. 27 at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road. Lunch will precede the event from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Casino night
January 17, 2008
The De Soto Relay For Life committee will have a “Fabulous Fifties Vegas Style” casino night from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the De Soto VFW, 33725 W. 84th St.
De Soto datebook
Community calendar
January 17, 2008
Thursday/January 17 ¢ Men’s Bible study, The Crossing, 33180 W. 83rd St., 6:30 a.m. ¢ Massage therapist, De Soto Senior Center, 9 a.m. to noon. ¢ Pleasant Hour meeting, De Soto United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. ¢ Moms in Touch International prayer group, The Crossing, 11 a.m. ¢ Girl Scouts meeting, De Soto United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 6 p.m. ¢ Discussion group with the Rev. Jeff Miller, Hillside Village of De Soto, 7 p.m. ¢ De Soto City Council meeting, De Soto City Hall, 7 p.m. ¢ Agape Circle meeting, home of Diane Lavenburg, 7 p.m. ¢ OES De Soto Chapter No. 78, lodge meeting hall, 33075 W. 83rd St., 8 p.m.
The fly route
January 17, 2008

It was the kind of claim that reeked of “coach speak.”

Hunters’ donations take aim at hunger
12:00 a.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 02:36 p.m.
Bob Bergeson is part of a unique food chain.
January 17, 2008

The De Soto United Methodist Church has a busy week again with the Child Protection Training program it had Sunday and then the Girl Scout Troop No. 225 met at

Sebelius shares 2008 legislative priorities
January 17, 2008
Topeka - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius called Monday on Kansas lawmakers to confront climate change, increase education funding and make health care more available.