Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2009

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Commuter forecast, February 4, 2008
February 5, 2009
No problems are anticipated on the roads this morning. Temperatures are quite warm this morning for your commute. There will be some gusty winds today, but the mild temperatures should make for a nice day.
5 Questions: Road advisory update
February 5, 2009
Ron Creason started the winter with concerns about salt supplies for city streets. Editor Elvyn Jones talked to Creason about where his department and the city stood as the calendar rolled over to February.
Excise tax amended to allow later payment
February 5, 2009
The De Soto City Council agreed Jan. 21 to take a second step to make its excise tax more developer friendly in what is a difficult time for housing developers.
Low-water crossing warningsto be installed on rural roads
February 5, 2009
Johnson County Public Works is posting new warning signs at low-water crossings on rural roads to warn motorists to: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
Senator: Education must share in cuts
February 5, 2009
You can’t spend money you don’t have. That was state Sen. John Vratil’s message Monday evening at the De Soto’s USD 232 Board of Education meeting.
Letter: Morse will be missed
February 5, 2009
I recently read in The DeSoto Explorer that Ted Morse wouldn’t be running for the De Soto City Council position he now holds. Ted, for whatever reasons known only to him, has decided to move on leaving us without a rational voice on the council.
New format mix of old, new features
February 5, 2009
As you read this week’s edition of The De Soto Explorer, you are reminded again that change is inevitable.
Wealth of candidates put ball in voter’s court
February 5, 2009
Candidate response to the spring De Soto City Council/USD 232 Board of Education election was nothing short of overwhelming. With 11 candidates filing for two council seats and five vying for the open De Soto seat on the board, the city’s voters will go to the polls March 3 to vote in primaries to reduce those fields for an April 7 general election,which will also include a contest for De Soto mayor.
Wrestlers show youth at Piper, Atchison meets
February 5, 2009
Ask De Soto wrestling head coach Shannon Sawner if his squad has talent, and he will be quick to answer with a definitive yes.
Girls hot, cold in loss to Louisburg
February 5, 2009
The De Soto girls basketball team had stretches where it was hot and cold Tuesday night at home against Louisburg.
Stimulus package could make water upgrades more affordable
February 5, 2009
The city of De Soto is looking to Washington for help in upgrading its water utility.
The wild card
February 5, 2009
After last year’s thrilling Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, I didn’t think there would be another Super Bowl that could come close to that game.
Neighbors
February 5, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking for donations of new or unopened toys, such as are received with fast-food meals, to be donated to Spencer’s Treasurers. The charity makes toys available to children’s hospitals or clinics to brighten visits. A box is located in the church’s narthex for the collection of toys. Gently used toys for Sunday school prizes should be placed in the box identified for that use.
Cats out shoot Bulldogs
De Soto boys hit 10 threes in 57-45 win
February 5, 2009
A barrage of three-pointers boosted the De Soto boys’ basketball team to a 57-45 Frontier League victory last Friday night at Baldwin.
Mize students get orff on music
February 5, 2009
The soothing sound of a lullaby is meant to send children to sleep. But second-graders at Mize Elementary are using lullabies to do just the opposite Thursday.