Archive for Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Commuter forecast, February 19, 2009
February 19, 2009
It’s another chilly commute with temperatures in the upper-teens this morning. Winds will be reasonable this morning. No delays are expected if you’re leaving from MCI this morning.
Board candidates look, reflect on USD 232’s budget woes
February 19, 2009
The state budget hasn’t been far from the minds of candidates vying for a spot on the USD 232’s Position 4 election April 7.
Student daily lives the meaning of patience, caring
February 19, 2009
Character counts for Abigail Stutzman. Each day, the Starside third-grader helps a fellow student by walking her to and from specials, playing with her at recess and calming her when the day gets rough. Abby DeBrabander has cerebral palsy and other learning disorders that create a significant difference from other students, said Kris Meyer, the girls’ teacher.
De Soto students to take part in USAAI games
February 19, 2009
Nine De Soto Middle School volleyball players will represent the U.S. at the USA Athletes International games this summer in Germany and Austria.
Seven wrestlers place in top-5 at league tournament
February 19, 2009
The De Soto Wildcats finished eighth, the same place as they did last year at regionals. But this year, De Soto scored 70 more points than it did a year ago.
Letter: Consider candidate qualities
February 19, 2009
As we consider the 11 candidates for the two De Soto City Council positions to be contested this spring, we De Soto residents should consider what qualities should we look for in our local council representatives.
Proposal puts education gains in jeopardy
February 19, 2009
We who call Johnson County, Kansas, home are blessed. Our quality of life is due, in large part, to the quality of our public school system. But readers beware.
Stay positive about city, mayor says
February 19, 2009
It wasn’t technically a campaign event, but Mayor Dave Anderson’s State of the City Address last Thursday to the De Soto Chamber of Commerce probably touched on a number of themes residents will hear again the next two months.
City Council candidates explain positions on water, economic development
February 19, 2009
Editor’s note: The De Soto Explorer is running profiles this week on five of 11 candidates for two expiring De Soto City Council seats. Profiles on the remaining six — Kevin Honomichl, Ron McDaniel, Doug Pickert, W.R. Sam Tyler, Rick Walker and Stephanie Weaver will run in the Feb. 26 issue of the paper.
Neighbors
February 19, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church Board of Trustees replaced the church’s small copier in its office and is asking if anyone in the congregation can repair the old one for use in Sunday school. Those who can or know someone who can are asked to contact Dan Tucker.
Knowledge is power for DHS team
February 19, 2009
Superstitions may have gotten the best of the De Soto High School Scholars’ Bowl team at the 4A State Championship tournament.
De Soto business thrives through diversity
February 19, 2009
Straw, as children learn from the classic children’s fable, is not associated with durability.
Coming up short
Cat boys fall late to Ottawa
February 19, 2009
Clinging to a two-point lead with 8.7 seconds remaining, Ottawa had to have seen it coming.
Girls’ comeback halted, 53-49
February 19, 2009
Down 16 points with just under six and a half minutes to go, it would have been easy to stop trying and to throw in the towel.
Knowledge is power for DHS team
February 19, 2009
Superstitions may have gotten the best of the De Soto High School Scholars’ Bowl team at the 4A State Championship tournament.