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Hauber named to Johnson County bench
June 5, 2008
Gov, Kathleen Sebelius has selected David W. Hauber to sit on the Johnson County District Court bench.
College notes for June 5
June 5, 2008
De Soto residents receive degrees and academic recognition in college.
Ernie Miller programs available
June 5, 2008
Educational and recreational programs will be offered at Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June.
K-10 resurfacing to start Tuesday
June 5, 2008
Resurfacing of Kansas Highway 10 will begin Tuesday from the Johnson/Douglas County line east to Kansas Highway 7 and on K-7 near the K-10 interchange. Crew will work daily during daylight hours.
Community calendar
June 5, 2008
Local events for the week of June 5-11.
Relay for Life to feature ‘fight back’ ceremony
June 5, 2008
Those attending the De Soto Relay for Life Friday and Saturday will add talking the talk to the customary walking the walk in the fight against cancer.
Johnson County Library District’s 20th annual summer used book sale starts Wednesday
June 5, 2008
Readers will have an opportunity to stock up on used books next week at the Johnson County Library’s annual Sizzlin’ Summer Used Book Sale.
Healthcare challenges ahead
June 5, 2008
In recalling our hopes for the 2008 legislative session, health care reform kindled fond thoughts. Kansas was poised to move to the front of the health reform pack - or so we thought.
Indoor smoking ban needed
June 5, 2008
Senate Bill 660, a statewide indoor smoking ban measure, was approved March 24 in the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee. Although it did not get debate or a vote in the legislative session just completed because of time constraints, a new version of the bill will be introduced on the first day of the 2009 session.
New park’s uses warrants lifting of alcohol ban
June 5, 2008
Those who have driven 79th Street in recent weeks probably have noticed the site of the De Soto Riverfest Park is looking much more park-like. The ground has been cleared, and much of the grading complete. All looks good for its opening Oct. 10 and 11 for the De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s combined blues festival and barbecue contest.
Heritage farm among ideas advanced at Rieke Lake site workshop
June 5, 2008
Derrick Rieke admitted a special interest drew him to the workshop the Johnson County Park District and its contract architect Bowman Bowman Novick Inc. had Monday evening at the De Soto Community Center.
Cancer teaches family lessons in living
June 5, 2008
Whether he was shooting baskets with friend Lee Udal, carrying his 7-year-old daughter Lydia around in shoulder-deep water or teasing his wife, Beth, about doing a back flip from the high board, Mark Schutte was getting the most Sunday evening of the De Soto United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life pool party.
Season of ups and downs ends well for Wildcats softballers
June 5, 2008

The De Soto High School softball team had a roller-coaster season with ups and downs. But it avoid the big drop that seemed it was destined early in the season and finished a steady climb.

Double digits twice in a row
Soccer team’s season ends at 10-7-2
June 5, 2008

The turning point to the season for the De Soto soccer team may have been a “Come to Jesus” talk about halfway through the season after an April 30 shellacking at the hands of Shawnee Heights.

Thanks, but no thanks
June 5, 2008

Before Andre Linzy had the time to change out his track shoes for sneakers, a woman in a Wichita State T-shirt approached him for a word at the state track meet. He had just completed the triple jump and the long jump remained.

Chamber meeting June 12
June 5, 2008
The June De Soto Chamber of Commerce meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. June 12 at Lexington Trails Middle School. As is the custom, the June meeting observes Business Appreciation Month and the luncheon is free to all members. Those planning to attend are asked to make reservations by calling Nancy Brent at (913) 582-1585.
Free fishing weekend
June 5, 2008

The weekend of June 7 and 8 has been established as free fishing weekend in Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities where fishing is normally allowed.

The eephus pitch
June 5, 2008

The ship could be righted today.

Growing its roots
Pastor plants new church in De Soto
12:00 a.m., June 5, 2008 Updated 05:27 p.m.
Matt Maestas is caring for a small seed that he hopes will germinate and take root in the De Soto community.
Mayor says county’s latest intersection alignment misses point
June 5, 2008
A new realignment of a future Kill Creek Road/95th Street intersection that attempts to address local criticism of an earlier concept is still likely to get a chilly reception from the De Soto City Council.
LTMS 4th quarter honor rolls
June 5, 2008
Here are the Lexington Trails Middle School Straight-A and Red and Black Honor Rolls for the fourth quarter.
June 5, 2008
The De Soto Methodist Church’s Faith Brigade for the Relay for Life had its fundraiser for the cancer fund.
District Parents as Teachers program moving to Mill Creek Middle School
June 5, 2008
In her 10 years with De Soto USD 232, Barbara Inman has faced several moves with the Parents as Teachers program.