Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Commuter forecast, January 15, 2008
January 15, 2009
Temperatures are cold this morning, but there aren’t any issues traveling from Lawrence to Topeka or Kansas City. Currently, everything is on time at MCI in Kansas City.
Lynn says financial situation puts everything on the table
January 15, 2009
Everything will be on the table this week as the Kansas Legislature starts its 2009 session facing a $180 million deficit, Sen. Julia Lynn said at a gathering in Saturday in De Soto.
Inauguration proves a unique teaching tool
January 15, 2009
Much like earlier generations of school children learned that Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to become president, Starside Elementary School students are learning what made the man who will lead the country starting Tuesday.
Defending the den
Wildcats get defensive in home win over Panthers
January 15, 2009
In the waning seconds of game, the De Soto student section chanted “Just like football,” referring to the Wildcats’ 20-14 road win at Paola last fall.
Sprowl selected to play in Shrine Bowl
January 15, 2009
When he opened the first letter from the Shrine Bowl that said he was a potential pick, De Soto senior lineman Mike Sprowl wasn’t too familiar with what it meant to be selected to play in the game.
Six Wildcat wrestlers place at Burlington Tournament
January 15, 2009
The end results were a little unexpected for De Soto wrestling coach Shannon Sawner. But he’ll take them nonetheless.
County seeking volunteers
January 15, 2009
The Johnson County commissioners are accepting applications for residents interesting on serving nine advisory boards.
Rotary Club seeking participants in talent show
January 15, 2009
The De Soto Rotary Club and Art Council filled three of spots for a planned spring community talent show and hope to fill more Saturday.
Woman arrested in connection with liquor store robbery
January 15, 2009
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Lenexa Police Department, has arrested a Shawnee woman for the Dec. 9 robbery of Mike’s Liquor Store
Re-wired world not always improved
January 15, 2009
New technology delivers positive and negative consequences
Renewable energy should be separate from coal debate
January 15, 2009
Alternative energy policy could be perfect fit for Kansas
Eight arrested in De Soto identity theft ring
January 15, 2009
Johnson County Sheriff’s officers arrested eight people Friday morning at a De Soto business and another person in Olathe as part of an alleged identity theft ring
West-side board seat draws two
January 15, 2009
Less than two weeks until the deadline to file for the USD 232 School Board election, only two people have filed and both are new to the game.
Council increases water rates
January 15, 2009
The De Soto City Council unanimously approved a 5 percent increase to the water rate
The wild card
January 15, 2009
The NFL playoffs are in full swing, but it was anything but home field advantage during the NFL playoffs last weekend.
Wildcats defensive pressure too much for Washington
January 15, 2009
Putting forth a strong defensive effort is something De Soto girls coach Dwight Spencer wants to be a benchmark of his team for two reasons.
District starts boundary change process
January 15, 2009
A seventh elementary school in De Soto USD 232 will help alleviate congestion in two current elementary schools, but its construction initiated always tricky consideration of east-side elementary school boundaries last week.
Council allows excise tax trigger change
January 15, 2009
The De Soto City Council last week agreed to make its excise tax a bit more developer friendly and will consider additional ways to make the fee less a hardship in a difficult time in the housing market.