Archive for Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Students get virtual civics lesson
Moore won’t reveal superdelegate choice
March 20, 2008
Seventh-graders at Lexington Trails Middle School Thursday got to visit with Congressman Dennis Moore in his Washington, D.C., office, and they didn’t have to leave De Soto.
Community calendar
March 20, 2008
Community events for the week of March 20-27
Maintain cars for savings
March 20, 2008
If gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon as many economists predict, an estimated 65 percent of American car owners say they will dramatically change their driving behavior, according to a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for our association.
Take advantage of fitness classes
March 20, 2008
There is a wonderful opportunity in our area that very few people are taking advantage of. Sadly, I think it is one of the best-kept secrets of De Soto. I am speaking of the fitness classes that are offered weekdays and weeknights at the De Soto Community Center.
Teen driving law changes shouldn’t await tragedy
March 20, 2008
Ten years ago, a crash on busy Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park that claimed three young lives caused enough concern in the Kansas Legislature to spur changes in the state’s teen driving laws.
Local contractor low bidder for Riverfest Park work
March 20, 2008
It would appear the same local contractor responsible for the first stage of construction of the new De Soto Riverfest Park will also do the second.
Boys tennis return pair of standout singles players
March 20, 2008

Coming off the top finish in the history of the program, the De Soto boys tennis team knows it has a tough task to match its success of a year ago.

Library notes
March 20, 2008
Upcoming events at the De Soto Library.
Relay fundraisers at Lexington Trails Middle School
March 20, 2008
Lexington Trails Middle School will have two Relay for Life fundraisers March 28-29.
Severe weather prepardness urged
March 20, 2008
The Johnson County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is encouraging County residents to take time to prepare for severe weather and the disasters they may bring.
School calendar
March 20, 2008
School events for the week of March 20-26.
KU class recycles Sunflower for Greensburg
March 20, 2008
Packing and moving 402 miles is no easy task, but packing and moving an entire building - walls and all - 400 miles is a task just short of Herculean.
Training Day
Athletic trainer puts DHS ahead in athletic rehab
March 20, 2008

Steve Hawkins remembers his days of working southern Texas high school football games well. He can’t forget it.

Soccer stuffed in opener
March 20, 2008

It took only about 1 minute, 50 seconds for De Soto to score its first goal of the year and go up 1-0 over Spring Hill, but the lead didn’t hold up for the duration of the game and the Wildcats lost their opener in overtime 3-2.

Crop was no small potatoes
March 20, 2008
In the coming weeks up and down the Kaw River Valley, farmers will be planting soybeans, corn and milo for fall harvest.
Girls young, boys improved
March 20, 2008

Building for league, regionals and state is the main goal of De Soto track coach Brian Dinkel early in the season.

The eephus pitch
March 20, 2008

Not only was it a packed house at the Sprint Center on Friday for the second round of the Big 12 tournament, it was a packed backyard.

Through the pages
March 20, 2008
This may be the best Burke mystery to date.
Exploring the past
March 20, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER March 2003 ¢ Pam Kreutzer learned her daughter Alisa Jones had been ordered to go to Kuwait at the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Planning commission meeting canceled
March 20, 2008
The De Soto Planning Commission meeting scheduled for March 25 has been canceled because of a lack of applications and the absence of city planning staff. The next meeting will be April 22.
Bingo night
March 20, 2008
The De Soto Senior High School Alumni Association will have a Bingo night from 7 to 10 p.m. April 12, at De Soto VFW Post 6654. Proceeds from the event will go to the organization’s scholarship fund.
Spring cleanup
March 20, 2008
The city of De Soto will once again bring in dumpsters to help residents in spring cleanup efforts.
Citywide garage sale April 5
March 20, 2008
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce’s spring citywide garage sale will be April 5.
Poker tournament
March 20, 2008
There will be a Texas Hold’em and silent auction to benefit the Kansas Heat Baseball Team from 4:30 to 10 p.m. March 30 at De Soto VFW Post 6654. The event also will include a chili dinner for $7. A $25 donation is requested for the tournament, dinner and drink.
Successful lecture series to continue with look at Quantrill
March 20, 2008
Craig Crease promises to present lots of history in his coming lecture on William Clark Quantrill, but he doesn’t promise answers to key questions involving the pro-slavery guerrilla leader.
Three DHS artists to be in JCCC show
March 20, 2008
Three De Soto High School students have their artwork on display through April 13 in the McCaffree Gallery of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College.
A whole new ballgame
March 20, 2008

Call it cabin fever, but De Soto baseball coach Joel Thaemert was less than pleased with the first couple weeks of practice.

Neighbors
March 20, 2008
Being in the hospital since last Thursday, I sort of lost contact with the community.
De Soto to discuss facility needs
March 20, 2008
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education will have a special meeting Monday to discuss facility issues and non-elected personnel.