Archive for Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Community calendar
May 8, 2008
Local events for the week of May 8-14.
Group connects with big band demand
May 8, 2008
The Big Band Era is back in De Soto with the formation of the 14-member brass band that made its De Soto debut Saturday at Fiesta De Soto.
Teacher touched many
May 8, 2008
It was 1976, the year Jimmy Carter was elected president, the cost of a first-class stamp was 13 cents, and we paid 59 cents for a gallon of gas. The nation celebrated its bicentennial and De Soto Junior High School added Marie Herbst as the new home economics teacher. Marie Herbst later married and became our very favorite Mrs. Nave.
One more tune-up in store for golfers
May 8, 2008

The golf team - in its final tune-up for regional play - saw the gap between it and superior opponents widen a little last Thursday at Perry Country Club.

School calendar
May 8, 2008
School events for the week of May 8-14.
Student’s research no idle observation
May 8, 2008
De Soto High School sophomore Cassandra Ahrens didn’t know how bad idling vehicles were until she began her advanced biology project.
City seeks Johnson County help with 2009 83rd Street upgrade
May 8, 2008
As it officially applied for matching county funds for a nearly $1 million upgrade to 83rd Street next year, the city of De Soto agreed to help make the street safer in the short term.
Legislature passes measure to merge local fire services
May 8, 2008
As of Tuesday afternoon, De Soto was 2-for-3 this legislative session with the fate of the third local initiative intertwined with the session’s thorniest issue.
Greensburg provided lessons
May 8, 2008
The May 4 first anniversary of the devastating and deadly Greensburg tornado serves as a reminder to all Kansans to make sure their property insurance is current and adequate.
All facts needed in sales tax pitch
May 8, 2008
Three months from the Aug. 5 referendum, it’s too early to come down pro or con on Johnson County’s proposed extension of the quarter-cent sales tax. If passed, the revenue from the tax will be used to build a juvenile detention center and a crime lab for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and provide funding for the ongoing operation of county correctional facilities. A third of the tax revenue will be distributed to county cities.
Neighbors
May 8, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church plans to have ongoing specials to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Feds OK K-10 SLT
May 8, 2008
For the first time in more than a decade, supporters of the South Lawrence Trafficway have all the necessary federal permits to build the road through the Baker Wetlands.
Monticello Historical Society to meet
May 8, 2008
The Monticello Community Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at 23860 W. 83rd St. in Lenexa.
DHS students offer poker night fundraiser
May 8, 2008
De Soto High School students in the freshman Integrated honors class will have a poker night fundraiser to benefit The Foundation for West Africa.
DHS journalism places 3rd at state
May 8, 2008
Two De Soto High School students received three awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association journalism contest Saturday.
De Soto students medal in Job Olympics
May 8, 2008
De Soto High School students competed in the Job Olympics April 23 at Johnson County Community College.
DHS student named Governor’s Scholar
May 8, 2008
De Soto High School senior Lucas J. Slater was named a 2008 Governor’s Scholar.
Open house planned to honor retiring Starside Elementary principal
May 8, 2008
Starside Elementary School invites the community to honor retiring Principal Paula Hill.
Top four the goal for state
Edwards and Konetzni qualify for state, expect higher medal
May 8, 2008

De Soto’s singles tennis players are back where they were a year ago, but this time they desire better results.

Tracksters ready for league
May 8, 2008

Judging strictly by results, a person might look at the De Soto track team’s performance last Friday compared to recent weeks and surmise they didn’t perform well.

Hardball sweeps Eudora, stays hot
May 8, 2008

Winners of eight of their last 10 games, it can be said that the Wildcats are on a roll heading into their regional tournament.

Eudora split caps season
May 8, 2008

A late season string of victories was capped Tuesday night by De Soto’s double-header split with Eudora. The Wildcats stayed close but eventually dropped the first game 3-1, and then they rebounded to handle the Cardinals 4-1 in the nightcap.

The eephus pitch
May 8, 2008

This is when it matters most in spring sports. The end of the school year is near, most of the make-up games played, but the games and tournaments that matter most are right on deck.

Adjustments to positioning and formation give soccer team win in last home game
May 8, 2008

It was the last time the most prolific scorer in the program’s young history would play at home.