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Sheriff’s contract remains good deal for De Soto
July 17, 2008

The proposed 2009 city budget again illustrates how good a deal the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office provides the city of De Soto.

County park workshop
July 17, 2008

As part of the master planning processes for Sunflower Nature Park and the Future Rieke Lake Park Site, the public is invited to participate in a second planning workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the De Soto Senior Center.

Middle school football camp coming soon
July 17, 2008

The Lexington Trails Middle School 2008 Football Camp will be held from July 28 to July 31. Anyone planning to play during the 2008 season is expected to attend. The camp is open to all football players entering the seventh or eighth grade in August. The basic fundamentals of football, teamwork and fun will be the focus.

High school football camp approaching
July 17, 2008
All high schoolers planning on playing football during the 2008 season are expected to attend the De Soto Wildcat Football Camp July 28 to August 1. The basic fundamentals of the football program will be taught, and the coaching staff will install the entire offensive, defensive and special teams packages. The camp will focus on preparation for the season.
Two sessions of free tennis lessons to be offered
July 17, 2008
Kevin Kowalik will conduct two sessions of free junior tennis lessons in late July and early August. The sessions will run Monday through Thursday, July 28 through July 31 and Aug. 4 through Aug. 7.
The Eephus pitch
July 17, 2008

I was prepared to write this column about how MLB needs to do away with the rule that gives the winning league of the all-star game homefield advantage in the World Series.

Friends lost and newfound
Dad’s soft heart makes him hero at home
July 17, 2008
You could guarantee you’d see Sandy about once a month at our door for more prescription diet for “Willie the Wildcat.”
Roller warriors cherish friendships
July 17, 2008

When Speed Razor started skating for the Kansas City Roller Warriors four years ago, the local roller derby league was in its infancy.

Bilingual services
July 17, 2008

Faith Builders Church is now offering a bilingual church service at 9 a.m. Sundays at the church, 8390 Peoria St.

Call for artist
July 17, 2008

The De Soto Art Council’s second annual art show is set for Sept. 25 through 27 at Kill Creek Farm. Entry forms are available by contacting Raheema Sampson at (913) 583-3222 or Carrie Dvorak. Forms can also be sent via e-mail.

Wildcats end summer league with most wins, but final standings remain unclear
July 17, 2008

Seldom in sports is a league - to use an oxymoron - inconclusively concluded. Such is the case with the Johnson County summer 3and2 league in which the De Soto Wildcats played.

Brush pile open
July 17, 2008

The De Soto city brush pile at 35415 W. 79th St. will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Its use is restricted to city residents and only brush (not grass clippings) will be accepted.

Horsethief 5K draws more runners, slower field in 2008
July 17, 2008

Two 71-year-olds, an 8-year-old and 112 people of varying ages in between all gathered in one spot Saturday, and it wasn’t at a city pool or country club.

JCCC enrollment
July 17, 2008

Johnson County Community College is now accepting enrollment for the fall 2008 semester. Credit classes begin Aug. 14. Enroll online at or call 913-469-3803 for assistance.

All the nation is a stage
Stanley hits penalty shot in semis, helps Kansas advance to national tourney
July 17, 2008

What may be De Soto’s best will go on to face the nation’s best.