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USD 232’s ACT average for 2009 announced
August 20, 2009
The De Soto USD 232’s ACT assessment composite score average declined this year, while still beating state and national averages for 2009.
Commuter forecast for August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009
As routine roadwork continues, you can expect to see the same minor delays that have been plaguing your morning commute the last few days. The rain from early this morning should mostly be past our area so the roads should be dry.
Johnson County’s 2010 budget approved
August 20, 2009
Johnson County commissioners approved a 2010 budget last Thursday of approximately $778 million with no anticipated increase in the mill levy next year. The existing levy is 23.165 mills, which is the lowest among the state’s 105 counties.
Explorer, World Company Web sites access interrupted
August 20, 2009
Planned maintenance last week by Level 3 Communications, an Internet bandwith provider for Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband, went awry and hampered several local Web sites, including
Planning Commission to consider ag zoning
August 20, 2009
In the latest twist in the city’s quest to appropriately rezone properties annexed into the city a decade ago, the De Soto Planning Commission will have a public hearing Tuesday on a agricultural zoning classification.
JoCo Olathe DMV office to be closed Friday for move
August 20, 2009
The Olathe office of the Division of Motor Vehicles is moving to a new location that’s only half a mile away. The existing location at 1327A East Santa Fe Street will be closed Friday, Aug. 21. The opening at the new site at 782 North Ridgeview Road (southeast corner of Ridgeview and Kansas City roads) is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug, 24.
Royals past fuels dreams of better future at the K
August 20, 2009
Ernest Hemingway introduces his chapter about F. Scott Fitzgerald in “A Moveable Feast,” his memoir of his years in Paris between the wars, with a paragraph about a butterfly and the mystery of the apportionment of talent.
Board approves budget, mill levy remains stable
August 20, 2009
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting unanimously approved a 2009-2010 budget of $92.6 million. The budget holds the district’s levy stable at 74.169 mills.
Convocation sets tone for an inspirational year
August 20, 2009
Two homegrown examples show that De Soto USD 232 faculty and staff need look no further than their own classrooms for inspiration. Interim Superintendent Ron Wimmer introduced two district students — one legally blind and the other a cancer survivor — to faculty and staff Thursday during the district’s convocation at De Soto High School.
Board considers start date for DHS expansion
August 20, 2009
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education members have renewed the debate about when a voter-approved expansion of De Soto High School should be completed.
August 20, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church had 13 women Saturday help make the UMW’s bierocks for the De Soto Days Festival. They made more than 1,000 of them. I’m looking forward to having one.
Home for new business park ID’d as need
August 20, 2009
As a first step to attracting new industries, the city of De Soto should conduct an engineering study to identify the site of a new business park.