Archive for Thursday, April 2, 2009

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De Soto Teachers’ Association announces endorsement for Board of Education
April 2, 2009
he De Soto Teachers’ Association announced its endorsement of Tammy Thomas for Board of Education Position 6.
De Soto district to end school year early
April 2, 2009
tudents in the De Soto School District will enjoy the freedom of summer earlier than expected this year. On Thursday, the district amended the school calendar to move the final day of school for students to Friday, May 22.
De Soto soccer washed out
April 2, 2009
The De Soto girls soccer game against Basehor-Linwood scheduled for Thursday has been rained out.
High school baseball, softball games rained out
April 2, 2009
Once again, spring weather has affected high school sports. Today’s baseball and softball games between Baldwin High and De Soto have been rained out.
Commuter forecast, April 2, 2009
April 2, 2009
We’re looking at wet conditions on the roads this morning. We’ll have winds out of the north between 20-30 mph. No construction delays are expected.
Letter: Election becomes political
April 2, 2009
Last week, we received two calls asking us to vote for Janine Gracy and Larry Meyer for the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education because they are both “good Democrats.” Since when did BOE elections become political party issues?
Sunflower State Games announces lineup
April 2, 2009
A record 43 sports will be offered to Kansas residents for competition in the 20th anniversary of the Sunflower State Games in 2009.
Town-hall meeting on tap
April 2, 2009
The Leavenworth County Republican Party Central Committee will conduct a town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.
Eudora couple’s boat business grows from De Soto origins
April 2, 2009
When she orders parts for the Midwest Rescue Airboat company she and her husband, Matt, own, Cathy Cain said she often gets the same response. “They say, ‘You’re building what, where?’” Cathy said. “We get that a lot.
Softball looking to top Dogs
April 2, 2009
When the De Soto Wildcats softball teams takes the field against Baldwin on Thursday, coach Melissa Wible hopes the squad can do something it hasn’t during her tenure as coach: beat Baldwin.
Let the games begin
Wildcats ready for season opener with Baldwin
April 2, 2009
Tired of playing against themselves, the De Soto Wildcats are more than ready for their season opener against Baldwin High.
On the horizon
April 2, 2009
Starside Elementary third grade teacher, Kris Meyer received a 2008 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is for exemplary first year teachers.
Boys golf ready to tee off
April 2, 2009
A late-March snow storm prevented the De Soto boys golf team from breaking out its sticks for the first time of the spring season Saturday when its tournament was canceled.
DHS, city of DeSoto cooperate in math education
April 2, 2009
Geometry students at De Soto High School will put their studies to the test beginning next week when they begin a project with the city of De Soto.
Konetzni places 3rd, Edwards 6th in Topeka
April 2, 2009
The De Soto boys tennis season got underway Tuesday at the Washburn Rural Invitational in Topeka.
Sports briefs
April 2, 2009
De Soto’s junior varsity softball game against St. James was postponed Tuesday night because of wet fields.
Council candidates make last pitch at forum
April 2, 2009
The last question asked at a candidate forum Sunday allowed those running for De Soto City Council to ground campaign themes to an existing city issue.
Letter: Support museum class
April 2, 2009
All three of my children have attended the De Soto schools, and I have always appreciated the education this school district has provided. I have lived in this district 23 years, and currently reside in De Soto
Board candidate creates stir with T-shirt handout
April 2, 2009
The popular Museum Connections class at Monticello Trails Middle School has become a hot campaign topic this spring.
Letter: Pay attention to issues
April 2, 2009
Please research all the positions of the candidates for the USD 232 School Board and investigate the information for yourself.
Forums conclude school board race
April 2, 2009
With the days to the spring election ticking away, candidates for USD 232’s Board of Education have taken to the community asking for support. Candidate forums were scheduled Thursday and Sunday for candidates to speak their mind on issues.
Letter: Level-headed approach
April 2, 2009
I would like to voice my support for Janine Gracy, Larry Meyer and Roger Templin for De Soto School Board.
USD 232 asked to override changes to special-ed program
April 2, 2009
A group of six parents urged De Soto USD 232 Board of Education to override recent changes in the Early Childhood Education program at Countryside Learning Center. At the March 2 board meeting, a reorganization of the program was revealed that would eliminate five lead teacher positions, dropping the number of teachers in the classroom to a licensed special education teacher and a paraprofessional.
Wildcats win one of two
April 2, 2009
After 77 and a half minutes, the referee had seen enough.
Challenger Johnson concerned for city’s ‘heart and soul’
April 2, 2009
Randy Johnson believes in term limits both on the local and national level. With that view, he said two terms were enough for Mayor Dave Anderson to accomplish his goals.
Water, expanding tax base, downtown on Anderson’s thrid-term agenda
April 2, 2009
Dave Anderson said the city has accomplished much in his eight years as mayor, but it was the urging of others that he see through a number of projects before the city that convinced him to seek another four-year term.
Neighbors
April 2, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church honored its Sunday School teachers Sunday at worship. Those honored were Rose Inman, Nancy McMillen, Tammy Mikinski, Becky Miller, Charles Miller, Megen Pilger, Lisa Roberts, Dan Tucker and Annette Tucker. Youth group leaders recognized were Toni Caldwell, Brenda Crisco and Larry Cox.