Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Murder charges filed in pregnant woman’s shooting death
Suspect arrested in pipe-bombing
05:52 p.m., January 24, 2008 Updated 06:41 p.m.
Prosecutors in Leavenworth County today filed a murder charge against a 23-year-old Lansing man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman.
Poodle disparity
January 24, 2008
Magician Tom compares the balloon poodle he made with one crafted by Johnny Toplikar from his instructions during a performance Saturday at the De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. The performance was a hit at the event that filled the De Soto VFW Post 6654’s banquet hall.
The fly route
January 24, 2008

I was up until 5 a.m. Friday night/Saturday morning. Just as I had been prepared to drift off earlier, absent-mindedly scanning the channels around 2 a.m., I stumbled across tennis’s Roger Federer engaged in one of the most trying matches he’s encountered in a tennis major in the last several years.

Atwell honored again
January 24, 2008
Max Atwell remembers the words he used to train his children not to litter.
Water rate hike spurs discussion of department’s future
January 24, 2008
Faced with the prospect of a series of water rate increases, the De Soto City Council has decided to explore purchasing wholesale water as an alternative to continuing to operate the Sunflower water treatment plant.
One day at a time motto of award-winning Mize Elementary teacher
January 24, 2008
A few years into her business career, Shara Reilly realized it wasn’t satisfying enough.
Wrestlers continue improvement
January 24, 2008

De Soto wrestling coach Shannon Sawner said the job is still far from complete.

Back on top
Girls thump Atchison, snap extended losing streak
January 24, 2008

It wasn’t often pretty, but it was a win, and at this point in the season it was the only thing De Soto was asking for.

Lexington Trails squads open with victories
January 24, 2008

The Lexington Trails seventh-grade B team is 2-0 with wins over Basehor- Linwood, 28-27, and Clark Middle School, 30-9.

Johnson County nutrition menu
January 24, 2008
Thursday/January 24 Meatloaf or oven fried chicken, baked potato, country blend vegetables, wheat bread, plums.
School calendar
January 24, 2008
School events for this week.
Community calendar
January 24, 2008
Events going on in De Soto from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31.
Felony crime down in De Soto in 2007
January 24, 2008
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies were called on to make fewer arrest for serious crimes in De Soto in 2007 than the preceding but wrote far more citations for misdemeanor officies, according to a year-end report.
King’s victory worth our annual celebration
January 24, 2008
It’s been nearly 45 years or two generations since Martin Luther King Jr. shared with us his dream. Those of us who remember the speech are now in the minority with even the middle aged unable to remember the America that King addressed that day on the Washington Mall.
Pet talk
January 24, 2008
Today was “Blue Monday,” the day we all were to be moan the fact that all our New Year’s resolutions were not, or could not, be kept. Along with the mood of the masses because of one of the worst and coldest winters we’ve experienced in many years, you would think tomorrow wouldn’t be worth the effort of getting up. Oh, hope against hope man because 2007 was a great year, especially for pet care from our institution’s perspective.
Cats grab third at Tonganoxie
January 24, 2008

Atchison’s Anthony Downing cut from beyond the three-point arch and down toward the baseline, staying a step ahead of his De Soto defender. He took an inbounds pass, looped around near the sideline and began to race toward the Redmen’s basket, 80 feet away at the opposite end of the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium.

January 24, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church’s youth group plans to have another Bingo Night March 8 for its mission trip this summer. In past years the youth group has done mission work in Denver, El Paso, Tex. and Garden City. They will accept donations of gifts for the bingo games and questions are directed to Larry Cox at 782-4059 or Brenda Crisco at 782-8769.
District takes action to fill niche teaching jobs
January 24, 2008
De Soto USD 232 is feeling the statewide teacher shortage and it’s fighting back.
DHS honor roll
January 24, 2008
Pricipal’s A Honor Roll and A-B Honor Roll students.
Exploring the past
January 24, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS January 2003 Seven-year-old Elisa Veach designed a board game “Mouse Round-up” for University Games. The youngster saw a contest announcement for a chance to design a new children’s game for the University Games Company while on a family vacation to Disneyland in April 2001.
Through the pages
Instruments of Night by Thomas H. Cook
January 24, 2008
Paul Graves knows what evil looks like. He is haunted by the memory of the brutal murder of his sister when he was 13-years-old.
Casino night
January 24, 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.
Relay kickoff Sunday
January 24, 2008
The De Soto Relay For Life committee is inviting residents to its 2008 year kickoff gathering from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
Electronic distraction
School struggles to keep up with personal technology
January 24, 2008
Fingers fly across number pads. Chatter fills the air. It’s after school at De Soto High School when students are able to unleash their cell phones that have been hidden away all day per school rules.
Winter does have redeeming factors
January 24, 2008
This is what a real winter feels like. We’ve had more than a month of this after several recent winters flew by with perhaps one opportunity to catch kids sledding or otherwise enjoying the season.
Senate GOP pledges unity as session starts
January 24, 2008
Recently, Senate Republicans caucused in Topeka. Our caucus demonstrated a refreshing resolve of unity as we head forward into the session.
Class brings close-up education of national bird
January 24, 2008
You don’t have to be little to be impressed at the sight of a big bird.