Archive for Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Commuter forecast for August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009
The roads may be a little wet this morning from last night’s rain, but expect them to dry as the morning moves along. You should also be looking for the same minor construction delays to continue as you make your morning commute.
Who’s Who: Rodney Seaba
August 27, 2009
City of birth: Shawnee. Occupation: U.S. Army infantry officer assigned to the Kansas National Guard. Family: Wife, Jamey (Gulley), daughters, Kassidy and Kasey.
Seniors reluction to join Internet social network
August 27, 2009
In recent years, social networking Web sites such as facebook, MySpace and Twitter have exploded into the online arena, drawing users from a vast demographic. In this area, though, one demographic groups seems to keep from jumping on the Internet communication bandwagon: senior citizens.
DHS, MVHS students top peers on 2009 ACT test
August 27, 2009
Students in the De Soto USD 232 bested their peers on both the state and national level with average composite ACT scores. De Soto students scored an average of 22.8. The state of Kansas composite score was 21.9. and the national average was 21.1.
Letter: Copeland touched many
August 27, 2009
My first thought when I read of Mary Etta Copeland’s retirement was how many students would miss the wonderful experiences my grandsons, Chad and Casey, had learning from her from 1997 through 2005.
Festival move to Riverfest Park poses problems
August 27, 2009
After much discussion last week, the De Soto City Council approved the De Soto Days Festival Committee’s request to use Riverfest Park with the condition it develop a pedestrian plan. The decision came after some residents in attendance questioned the decision to move the festival from Miller Park to the new park on 79th Street until sidewalks connect downtown to the new park.
New Web site to cover JoCo education news
August 27, 2009
Johnson County Community College has launched a Web site designed to keep education at the forefront of public awareness. The Web site, jocoeducation.org, made its debut Aug. 17 and shares news, photos and calendars of six Johnson County school districts and JCCC.
Council submits budget for new fire department
August 27, 2009
The De Soto City Council approved its 2010 budget last Thursday and took the formal step of submitting the Northwest Johnson County Consolidated Fire District’s 2010 budget to the Johnson County Commission
Girl’s 4-H leadership project leads to 5, 10 K runs
August 27, 2009
Lauren Hoge’s hard work will pay off when the first person crosses the finish line Sept. 5.
Neighbors
August 27, 2009
The De Soto Methodist Church Council on Ministries Committee is hosting a heritage potluck luncheon next Sunday, Aug. 30 from 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish of their heritage or a favorite dish to share. The past dinners have been well attended and they hope this one will be too.
Pet Talk
August 27, 2009
ast week, my wife and I were spending a most relaxing evening after supper on our screened-in-porch. The temperature outside was pleasant, as a cool front had just passed the previous day.