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Second annual De Soto Art Show
September 17, 2008
The second annual De Soto Art Show will open with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, De Soto
Tickets on sale for De Soto Chamber of Commerce Blues and BBQ Festival
September 17, 2008
Tickets are now on sale at the De Soto Chamber of Commerce office and through members for the De Soto Blues & BBQ Festival
Baptist Church garage sale
September 17, 2008
The De Soto Baptist Church’s annual garage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25, 26 and 27
Community calendar
September 17, 2008
September 18 through 25
Neighbors
De Soto community social news
September 17, 2008
Community social news
De Soto Library leads trend in summer popularity
September 17, 2008
The Johnson County Library District enjoyed a stellar summer and nowhere did traffic increase at a greater pace than in the De Soto branch.
Johnson County paves way for sales tax collection
September 17, 2008
Use of Johnson County’s renewed quarter-cent sales tax for public safety purposes begins at the start of the new year. During its morning business session last Thursday, Johnson County commissioners adopted a resolution to continue the sales tax Johnson County voters supported in an Aug. 5 referendum.
De Soto board approves bids for expansion of Starside, Clear Creek
September 17, 2008
Hard times in the construction industry proved advantageous to the De Soto USD 232 when bids were opened earlier this month for two elementary school expansion projects.

De Soto USD 232 facilities director Denis Johnson presented bids Monday to the district board of education for the expansions of Starside and Clear Creek elementary schools. The low bid from Zimmerman Construction of Overland Park for $1.23 million was $500,000 less than estimated.
De Soto board selects architectural firm finalists
September 17, 2008
Hollis Miller architects may still design the projects in De Soto USD 232’s next bond issue, but they will have to show they could do a better job than two other local firms.

On Monday, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education set a special meeting for Oct. 21 to hear presentations from three architectural firms before selecting one, or perhaps more, to design projects to be built when the district passes its next bond issue.
KVA rankings: Week 2
September 17, 2008
The Kansas Volleyball Association has announced its state rankings for week two of the 2008 season.
Two De Soto schools locked down temporarily
September 17, 2008
Johnson County sheriff’s deputies this morning locked down De Soto High School and Lexington Trails Middle School as a precautionary measure while they looked for an 18-year-old De Soto man after he reportedly threatened suicide, cut himself and left his home with a knife.
De Soto speeds past Spring Hill with 6-0 win
September 17, 2008
Paul Oswald said he didn’t really like to wear hats. But he could have worn a golden sombrero Tuesday night.
Monday night heartbreak
Late fumble, field goal doom 0-2 Wildcats
September 17, 2008
For every problem De Soto caused, Eudora had an answer. After a Eudora turnover late in the fourth quarter, Wildcat quarterback Logan Clark found his favorite wideout Jamel Townswend streaking down the right sideline for 44 yards. The pass gave De Soto a first down inside the Eudora 10-yard line. But two plays later De Soto fumbled the ball and Eudora recovered with less than a minute to play.
De Soto girls not fazed by wet weather at meet
September 17, 2008
Severe weather washed out the Wamego Invitational last Saturday, but the De Soto cross country team still ran at a meet that day. De Soto instead ran at Jones Park in Emporia. The conditions, however, were definitely not ideal.
The Wild Card
September 17, 2008
With football season now in full swing, the sounds of pads popping and cleats churning in the grass and mud will be a constant for the next couple months. But there’s one sound that soon will be drowned out once again by the passing of the fall season: the sound of baseball.