Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Softball 0-2 after opener
March 27, 2008

The girls softball team’s season got off to a rough start Thursday. Baldwin swept the Wildcats, and the first game didn’t make it to seven innings.

Led by pitchers, De Soto sweeps
March 27, 2008

The De Soto baseball team swept Baldwin Thursday night, 4-1 and 8-4.

Riverfront authority passes
March 27, 2008
A proposal to set up a riverfront authority to promote development in De Soto is sailing through the Legislature
Valuation appeals
March 27, 2008
The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office reminds county home and business owners that they have 30 days to appeal reappraised values on properties after their notices of valuation for 2008 was mailed by the office.
DHS alumnus Brown sees Big Dance
March 27, 2008

For as long as he can remember, Danny Brown has been filling out NCAA Tournament brackets each March.

Record book career comes to close
March 27, 2008

She went out in style.

The eephus pitch
March 27, 2008

Alright, I have to write this column. It’s never fun to admit you’re wrong, but I’ll gladly do so in regards to a column I wrote the week after the Jayhawks’ ugly performance at Oklahoma State.

Soccer searching for first win
March 27, 2008

For more than two hours Tuesday night De Soto and Gardner Edgerton went back and forth, toiling to score a goal, just one, in any way possible.

Dalton benefit
March 27, 2008
There will be a Texas Hold-‘em poker benefit for Tara Dalton starting at April 5 at De Soto VFW Post 6654, Penner Avenue and 84th Street.
City contracts to treat Sunflower Plant waste
March 27, 2008
The ongoing cleanup of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant could help with the cleanup of De Soto yards.
Rotary sponsoring dinner theater
March 27, 2008
The De Soto Rotary Club is sponsoring a dinner theater featuring the Senior Barn Players Friday and Saturday at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St. in De Soto. The Senior Barn Players will present three shows each night. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
School calendar
March 27, 2008
School events for the week of March 27-April 2
Community calendar
March 27, 2008
Local events for the week of March 27-April 2.
Maasen promoted
March 27, 2008
Bill Maasen was selected to serve as the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s next Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses.
Council selects 2008 street repaving project
March 27, 2008
The De Soto City Council approved last Thursday improving the street to the new De Soto Riverfest Park this year and a contract to complete the park’s first phase.
Art Shack provides creative retreat
March 27, 2008
As Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” played on in the background, Katie McCarty leaned back in her stool to give her painting a critical look.
Through the pages
March 27, 2008
Temperance (Tempe) Brennan is a forensic anthropologist working in both South Carolina and Montreal. She sees the results of deadly violence on a daily basis but is never immune to the horror.
Starlight provides memorial
March 27, 2008
Scientist told us that the light from an exploding star 40 times the size of the sun briefly appeared in the night sky last week. For a few hours, it could be spotted shinning in the sky as brightly as the stars in Orion’s belt although few of us would have noticed the star’s unexpected and sudden appearance. What made the event so remarkable was that the star was in a galaxy 8.5 billion light years away, a distance half the estimated size of the universe. Light from the galaxy is so faint, the astronomers were previously unaware of its existence.
Love returned band program to excellence
March 27, 2008
Although the De Soto USD 232 is blessed with many worthy teachers, it is difficult to think of a one who accomplished more this decade than De Soto High School instrumental music instructor Justin Love. That is in part because he touched so many and that in return is a reflection of the growth of the band under his leadership. Love, who came to De Soto High School the year after the opening of Mill Valley High School, built the band from some 30 members to more than 100.
Trash to treasure
De Soto children get creative with junk items during spring break
March 27, 2008
Eleven-year-old Valerie Portillo bit her lip as she squeezed the hot glue gun.
Tough love among teammates
Edwards, Konetzni face off for third place
March 27, 2008

It’s not often that two teammates play one another for a medal. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday when two Wildcat tennis players, junior Matt Edwards and sophomore Andrew Konetzni, faced off in the third and fourth-place match in the medal round at the Washburn Rural Invitational tournament in Topeka.

Cinco fete returning to De Soto
March 27, 2008
Cinco de Mayo Celebration is coming back to De Soto after a one-year absence with a new location and sponsor.
Exploring the past
March 27, 2008
5 years ago From The De Soto Explorer March 2003 Starside Elementary School students kicked off Operation Shoebox to support troops in Iraq.