Archive for Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009
Highway 24 could pose problems, but work along K-10 should be wrapped up.
City Council’s approval of new code book bans more pit bulls
July 23, 2009
The De Soto City Council approved a codification and updating of city codes, which changed little except to make it illegal to have a new pit bull in De Soto as of April 1, 2009.
Five Questions: Expanding Schools
July 23, 2009
Last September, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education approved a $1.23 million contract to Zimmerman Construction of Overland Park to do four-classroom expansions of Starside Elementary School in De Soto and Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee. This week with the start of the school year less than a month away, The Explorer asks USD 232 facilities director Denis Johnson about the status of the expansions.
Huhtamaki employee indicted for wire fraud
July 23, 2009
Joseph S. Bowen, 34, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with eight counts of wire fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from April 12, 2006, to Aug. 8, 2008, in Wyandotte County, Kan.
Neighbors
July 23, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church is having its vacation Bible school during evenings this week. The closing session will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p..m. Friday. They are asking for volunteers to stay after services Sunday to take down vacation Bible school decorations.
Train travel not for all
July 23, 2009
Sunday, July 19. Aboard Amtrak’s Cardinal, snaking through the mountains of West Virginia The late Ogden Nash once observed that marriage is a partnership of two people, one of whom likes to sleep with the window open, the other with the window closed. Or, in my case he might have added: one of whom is absolutely besotted with train travel, the other who might find it tolerable if the seats were more comfortable, the meals more agreeable, the service more accommodating and if the bathroom floors weren’t wet with God knows what.
Government teacher learns at the source
July 23, 2009
De Soto High School government teacher Mike Runyan got a head start on lesson planning for the upcoming school year after a trip to Washington, D.C.