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Johnson County Sheriff’s report
September 3, 2008
Aug. 28 through Sept. 1
School calendar
September 3, 2008
Sept. 4 though Sept. 15
De Soto Date Book
Community calendar
September 3, 2008
Sept. 4 though Sept. 12
Renaissance Festival ready to enchant season’s visitors
September 3, 2008
The smile on Portia Bowers’ face and the laughter she’ll enjoy throughout weekends this fall are as real as her alter ego.
De Soto Senior Center menu
September 3, 2008
Sept. 4 through Sept. 11
Zimmermans to celebrate 50th
September 3, 2008
Ruth and Darrel Zimmerman will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the barn at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, 9210 Kill Creek Road
De Soto grad recognized a top young Chicago lawyer
September 3, 2008
Jill M. Webb, a 1989 graduate of DeSoto High School, was named Aug. 29 one of the 40 Lawyers Under Forty to watch in Illinois
Rabid bat found in Johnson County
September 3, 2008
There has been one confirmed rabid bat reported to the Johnson County Health Department.
Brush pile open
September 3, 2008
The new city brush pile at the new De Soto wastewater plant, 35415 W. 79th St., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Sept. 11 ceremony
September 3, 2008
The De Soto VFW Post 6654, its men’s and ladies’ auxiliaries,De Soto Boy Scout Troop 54, and Lexington Trails Middle School will collaborate on a ceremony honoring those lost and those who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack
Rotary chili cookoff
September 3, 2008
The De Soto Rotary Club’s annual Chili Cook Off will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13
Masons seek donations for children’s ID kits
September 3, 2008
The De Soto Masonic Lodge is seeking donations to purchase two child identification kits
Vendor applications
September 3, 2008
De Soto Chamber of Commerce taking applications for Blues and BBQ vendors
Citywide garage sale
September 3, 2008
Fall chamber garage sale Oct. 4
September 3, 2008
Community news
What other cities allow
September 3, 2008
Vehicle take-home policies for nearby cities
Charity consignment auction moving to De Soto
September 3, 2008
The Shawnee resident’s consignment business, Affordably Chic, will have its fourth semi-annual consignment boutique shopping event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm’s barn, 9210 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. The event will benefit The Healing House for Women, a sobriety home in Kansas City, Mo., and this time is sure to have an even greater selection thanks to participation from area boutiques.
City’s vehicle take-home policy restrictive
Only two on-call pickups go home with employeees
September 3, 2008
Doug Smith, sewer department supervisor for the city of De Soto, said he has seen the policy of taking vehicles home evolve over the years. Early in this decade when Gerald Cooper was city administrator, employees were charged for taking city vehicles home after work, Smith said. Later, he was offered the opportunity to take a pickup to and from work in lieu of a raise, he said.
2-sided triangle
Supporters tout benefits of sales tax, opponents see tax giveaway
September 3, 2008
Three months after approving the extension of a quarter-cent public safety sales tax, Johnson County voters will consider another sales tax for education. In November, voters will decide whether to authorize a one-eighth cent sales tax, also with no sunset, to fund projects and programs for the Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority, a proposed development to create three new facilities within the county, two for Kansas University and another for Kansas State University.
De Soto Days Festival rebounds big
Big crowds accompany cool weather
September 3, 2008
A storm pretty much washed out the De Soto Days Festival’s first night, but the cooler temperatures in its wake seemed to help drive attendance the next two days. Saturday, with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s, was particularly successful