Archive for Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Williams breaks own school record but misses out on medal in pole vault
May 29, 2008
Sometimes medals might not be the sole measuring stick by which an athlete should be measured. School records, personal bests and season bests are also special accomplishments to athletes at any level, as evidenced by Cheyenne Williams’ wide grin after her performance in the pole vault Saturday at the state track meet.
The eephus pitch
May 29, 2008

I’d never been to the state track meet in Wichita before this year.

Package deal
Board president predicts bond list to be final Monday
May 29, 2008
Although the De Soto Board of Education has until late July to approve a bond resolution in time for the Nov. 4 election, Board President Janine Gracy said a consensus may emerge at its meeting Monday.
Starside ends year with book signing frenzy
May 29, 2008
The same question echoed last Thursday through the halls of Starside Elementary School last Thursday. “Will you sign my yearbook?” first- through fifth-graders asked each other on their last day of school.
Library news
May 29, 2008
The De Soto Book Club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the De Soto Library for adult book discussions. No registration is required. For more details, including a list of books to be discussed, call 583-3106.
De Soto Fire Department to purchase river rescue boat
May 29, 2008
With the expectation of more people taking advantage of the Kansas River’s recreational opportunities, the De Soto Fire Department will purchase a rescue boat.
Library asks youngsters to “Blow Your Mind”
May 29, 2008
The Johnson County Library summer reading program began Tuesday.
Johnson County weed control going green
May 29, 2008
Johnson County is going “green” in the way it deals with roadside weeds. By mowing less often and using an environmental friendly herbicide, the county hopes to realize savings in time, labor and fuel.
Community calendar
May 29, 2008
Local events for the week of May 29 through June 4.
Black holes no conCERN
May 29, 2008
Memorial Day Weekend was apparently the most active three days of an active tornado season. Thankfully, the destructive storms missed the area.
De Soto needs to express views on county park
May 29, 2008
De Soto residents will have a chance next week to tell the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District what should be included in a new county regional park on the western boundary of De Soto. The park district through the firm hired to complete a master plan for what is called the Rieke Lake site will have a workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the De Soto Senior Center, 32905 W. 84th Street. The public will be invited to give comment on what aspects the park should include.
Neighbors
May 29, 2008
The De Soto United Methodist Church will have a Bingo Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall.
Exploring the past
May 29, 2008
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER May 2003 The name of the annual late summer community festival was changed back to De Soto Days this year after a three-year run as the Watermelon Festival.
Relaxing banner sign regulations proposed
12:00 a.m., May 29, 2008 Updated 05:12 p.m.
Although there is still nothing in writing, the De Soto Planning Commission agreed Tuesday to change the city’s sign ordinance that would relax regulations on banner signs.
Johnson County Sheriff’s report
May 29, 2008
Reports from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Boys take fifth place, girls medal relay team at state meet
May 29, 2008

It may not have been what the De Soto athletes had in mind heading into the state track meet, especially the boys team, but the fifth-place finish on the boys side and multiple personal records on the girls side was still cause for coach Brian Dinkel to remain upbeat.

Hayden to retire after 27-year career with JoCo Sheriff’s Office
May 29, 2008
Lt. Calvin Hayden, De Soto, will retire from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office after serving 27 years.
Making the leap
Senior jumper and sprinter takes home two silvers and gold at state meet
May 29, 2008

If a person told Andre Linzy heading into the state track meet that he’d take silver in the long jump, he wouldn’t have believed them.

New park prompts review of city alcohol policy
12:00 a.m., May 29, 2008 Updated 05:13 p.m.
With an eye to the success of events at De Soto Riverfest Park, the De Soto City Council will review the city’s policy concerning the use of alcoholic beverages on city property.