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Homecoming adds to historic weekend
Downtown parade Thursday evening
October 8, 2008
De Soto High School students are ready to share that excitement with the community Thursday with a downtown parade that will start what will be an historic weekend in De Soto. The parade, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, will wind its way from the Community Center through downtown and to De Soto High School.
Vote to retain current system of judge selection
October 8, 2008
It’s our view well-established trends in voter behavior in Johnson County and elsewhere suggest direct election is not the best method for the selection of judges.
USD 232 to redraw board district maps
October 8, 2008
In response to district growth, De Soto USD 232 will redraw board members districts before the spring school board elections.
County in good stead with poll workers for general election
October 8, 2008
Josh Stanley had a memorable 18th birthday. Just weeks before starting his senior year at De Soto High School, Stanley worked the primary election at the De Soto Community Center on his 18th birthday.
Local House, Senate candidates square off in educational forum
October 8, 2008
Brown and Kelton were among the candidates running for the two Kansas House district, two Senate districts and a Kansas State School Board district partially in De Soto USD 232 who participated in a forum dedicated to education at a Monday De Soto board of education meeting.
Cats run past Wildcats 4-0
October 8, 2008
It took about 30 minutes for De Soto to utilize its team speed to score a goal Tuesday night. But after that, De Soto steadily wore down Louisburg and De Soto won, 4-0.
Bond vote won’t bow to Dow worries
October 8, 2008
On a day the Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in four years, De Soto USD 232 Board of Education member Randy Johnson wondered if the district should pull the $75 million bond issue that will be before district voters Nov. 4.
Election worker no longer takes voting for granted
October 8, 2008
Working at a polling site on Election Day may be the best way to increase a person’s appreciation of the democratic process, Anne Malin says.
Principal, businessman to square off for House seat
October 8, 2008
Incumbent State Rep. Owen Donohoe and his challenger for the Kansas House District 39 seat, Joe Novak, offer voters plenty of differences for voters to consider as the Nov. 4 election approaches.