Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Commuter forecast, February 12, 2008
February 12, 2009
Clear roads should make for a very nice commute this morning. It will be a couple degrees above normal, but still a little chilly with temperatures around 30 degrees.
USD 232 Position 4 Candidates
February 12, 2009
A bit of background on candidates for USD 232’s Position 4 primary election.
Candidates discuss De Soto district post housing bust growth strategy
February 12, 2009
It’s not news that De Soto’s USD 232 is a growing school district. Enrollment for kindergarten to 12th grade grew by 6 percent from the 2007-2008 school year to the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year.
Squad looks to rebound at league meet
February 12, 2009
There are only two directions the De Soto wrestling team can go after a disappointing triangular Thursday.
Letter: Voter Responsibility
February 12, 2009
Your job as a voter in this election is to get to know the candidates running for De Soto City Council. You must decide will they be an effective advocate for De Soto’s particular needs? Does the candidate have the intelligence and experience to handle zoning and other sensitive legislative issues?
Happy did justice to his name
February 12, 2009
As my cell phone rang, I was transformed back to my own responsibilities as a small town vet to my clients and their pets
Volunteerism provides leadership from below
February 12, 2009
This week, we celebrate two of our most honored presidents and the leadership they provided in times of crisis.
Byers named new FB coach
February 12, 2009
De Soto High School didn’t have to look very far to find it’s new head football coach. In fact, he was already in the building.
City gets bargain on waterline
February 12, 2009
The city of De Soto reaped the benefits of the work of its staff and current economic conditions to save more than $254,000 on a waterline improvement on the city’s west side.
Council says water decision imminent
February 12, 2009
The De Soto City Council members indicated last week they are close to a decision on the city’s water utility future even as the late possibility of federal money offered to change cost estimates.
Chiefs making right offseason moves
February 12, 2009
It seems the Kansas City Chiefs are making all the right moves.
Head Start accepting applications
February 12, 2009
Head Start is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year by appointment at Harmony Early Childhood Center and Heartland Early Childhood Center.
Traffic citations increase sharply
February 12, 2009
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy 2008 in De Soto, making 20 percent more arrest for serious crimes than the year before.
Primary candidate forum Wednesday
February 12, 2009
The De Soto Economic Development Council in partnership with the Johnson County League of Women Voters will have a De Soto primary candidate forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Lexington Trails Middle School, 8800 Penner Avenue, De Soto.
King of court
Townsend scores 17 in win over Broncos
February 12, 2009
Jamel Townsend was king of two courts last Friday night at De Soto.
Girls can’t come back after cold shooting start
February 12, 2009
It took a full 16 minutes of hoops for someone to take the lid off the De Soto girls’ basket last Friday night.
Neighbors
February 12, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church children made Valentines in their Sunday school class and had a party with cookies and punch to enjoy. The Valentines were sent to residents of Hillside Villag