Archive for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Schlitterbahn to hire 300 people for seasonal jobs
April 23, 2009
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark is now accepting employment applications for its inaugural 2009 season.
De Soto teen fixes up ball field for Boy Scouts project
April 23, 2009
Baseball is Chris Henning’s passion. So when the De Soto sophomore baseball player needed to pick his eagle project for Boy Scouts, he chose to fix up the ball field at Sunflower where De Soto practices.
Who’s who; Nick Bickelmeyer
April 23, 2009
Questions and answers with a De Soto resident
Commuter forecast, April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009
Wet roadways should push any roadwork to later in your commute.
Five Questions: In the Minutes
April 23, 2009
The week of May 3 is the 40th annual Municipal Clerks Week, which will recognize De Soto City Clerk Lana McPherson and her counterparts nationwide, many of whom have traded the city pins with McPherson she displays on a map in her office.
Concert season announced
April 23, 2009
Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone kicks off its 2009 concert season with The Killers on Saturday, May 2
Erickson breaks DHS 1600-meter record at Relays
April 23, 2009
Lacey Erickson picked a good meet to break the De Soto school record for the 1600-meter run.
Soccer wins two of three
April 23, 2009
Sure Danielle Price and Carly Stanley were their usual selves, each scoring a goal in De Soto’s 2-0 win over Piper Thursday at De Soto, but coach Darren Erpelding saw a little more team-oriented play.
Konetzni tops Edwards to win Baldwin singles title
April 23, 2009
Make no mistake about it. Matt Edwards and Andrew Konetzni are friends.
Fellowship follows good deeds with sewing circle
April 23, 2009
As she fed fabric through a white sewing machine Tuesday in the basement of the De Soto Baptist Church, Reta Jenks said she was doing what she loved.
Sports briefs
April 23, 2009
There will be a physical checkup night from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 13 at De Soto High School.
Review of CARNP route a positive development
April 23, 2009
There has never been any disagreement locally that an improved route connecting De Soto to the southern Johnson County was needed. But there has been debate about the appropriateness of the proposed Johnson County CARNP route for a future arterial road, which would veer from Kill Creek about a quarter-mile west just south of 95th Street to a Homestead Road alignment.
City considers recommended Riverfest Park fee schedule
April 23, 2009
The De Soto City Council asked last Thursday for more information before approving the De Soto Park and Recreation Commission’s recommended fee schedule to rent De Soto Riverfest Park.
Board receives update on Early Childhood Education
April 23, 2009
A De Soto USD 232 meeting Monday drew than 200 parents, teachers and students, many of them questioning planned changes in the school district’s early-childhood education program.
Board tables measure on DHS expansion
April 23, 2009
A measure that could potentially save De Soto USD 232 millions of dollars in construction costs for the addition to De Soto High School will have to wait for action by the Board of Education.
Johnson margin in old-town De Soto difference in board race
April 23, 2009
A big win in De Soto’s oldest neighborhoods carried Randy Johnson to his slim five-vote re-election victory over Roger Templin in this month’s election for the USD 232 Position 4 seat.
Spring Fling to shine on downtown
April 23, 2009
For four hours Saturday, a busy downtown De Soto will revert back to its past. The draw will be the second annual FCB Bank Spring Fling, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday from Shawnee to Peoria Streets on 83rd Street, said Mary Guntert, of FCB Bank community relations.
Concerns arise with program update
April 23, 2009
The De Soto Teacher’s Association is voicing concern about a disconnect between staff and administration concerning a program meant to identify and help students struggling in the classroom.
Neighbors
April 23, 2009
The De Soto Methodist Church Sunday recognized De Soto Cub Scouts No. 3054 for its services to the community. The Scouts meet at the Methodist Church every first and third Tuesday of each month.