Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2008

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De Soto students make KU honor roll
July 3, 2008
Thirteen De Soto students or De Soto High School graduates were among 4,900 undergraduates on the Kansas University spring honor roll released this week.
The Eephus Pitch
July 3, 2008
Listening to sports talk radio the other night, one host - and I can’t remember who, but it’s not important anyways - was taking calls and emails about the Olympics. His whole perspective, and many of his callers’ perspectives, was that no true American sports fan cares about the outcome of the Games.
City fireworks show Friday at DHS stadium
July 3, 2008
Small private celebrations of the Fourth of July began Monday as De Soto residents started shooting up the fireworks bought at three firework stands in the city.
Coach nets state coach of year award for 2007
July 3, 2008

The award was prestigious, although the praise was modestly heaped on others.

Community calendar
July 3, 2008
Local events for July 3-10.
Informational meetings set for sales tax question
July 3, 2008
Johnson County government will have two informational meetings in July regarding the renewal of an existing quarter-cent sales tax for public safety projects and operations.
Voter registration deadline for primary approaching
July 3, 2008
The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 primary is July 21.
Common sense needed with fireworks
July 3, 2008
Fireworks are such an ingrained tradition of the Fourth of July and so easily obtained that bans are futile, as De Soto city officials conceded when they lifted the ban against their use three years ago. That does not make them a good thing.
Passing league nears end
In third week De Soto ties Piper before handling SM North
July 3, 2008

Another week brought newer and further-reaching strides for De Soto’s football team in

Johnson County Sheriiff’s report
July 3, 2008
Reports from June 25.
De Soto draws antique road show
Car club tours Weller’s garage
July 3, 2008
Larry Hupp walked away from a tour of Dean Weller’s downtown garage thoroughly impressed.
Board expected to approve bond
July 3, 2008
As she looks back on her year as president of the De Soto 232 Board of Education, Janine Gracy sees both setbacks and accomplishments.
IRS spins Karmic wheel
July 3, 2008
The letter I got from the IRS in the mail Monday looked like a check. It was about 7 seven inches long and 3 inches wide and tear-off perforated edges on both ends. It even said “Stimulus check.” But it wasn’t my much-anticipated personal boost to our slumping economy.
Neighbors
July 3, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church’s youth group returned from its mission trip to Springfield, Mo.
KDOT JoCo bridge projects to start
July 3, 2008
Weather permitting, repair work will start Monday on two Johnson County bridges.
Through the pages
July 3, 2008
Natural Girl By Carl Hiaasen Fiction (2007) A beach read with a belly laugh would best describe this fun tale set in the Everglades.
Merged Christian high school considered
Future second school could be built in western Shawnee
July 3, 2008
If things go as planned, by the year 2012 high school students from Maranatha Academy, Whitefield Academy and Kansas City Christian, will be in one, larger building at the intersection of 135th Street and Quivira Road in Overland Park.
Chamber meeting July 10
July 3, 2008
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. July 10 at Engineered Air. Ric Rambacer will speak on Engineered Air’s expansion.
Chamber offices closed
July 3, 2008
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Fourth of July.
Stutzman named to nursing board
July 3, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Serena Stutzman, MSN, RN, ARNP, of rural De Soto to the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
County seeking election workers
July 3, 2008
The August primary election is a month away, and Johnson County Election Office officials are still looking for about 200 more poll workers.
Summer league team falls but remains #1
July 3, 2008

Compared to the rest of the summer, it was downright ugly.