Archive for Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Emergency crews remove bottle of blue liquid from Eudora mailbox
02:49 p.m., June 4, 2009 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a possible hazardous materials call in Eudora.
Kansas schools awarded an additional $301 million from stimulus program
June 4, 2009
Topeka — The U.S. Department of Education announced it has released $301 million for Kansas schools under the federal economic stimulus program.
Swine flu confirmed in Leavenworth County child
June 4, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday morning that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in a Leavenworth County child.
Legislative leaders consider review of Statehouse renovation project
June 4, 2009
Topeka — Legislative leaders are considering a review of the Kansas Statehouse renovation project in light of sky-rocketing costs.
Commuter Forecast for June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
Expect 5-15 minute delays heading from Lawrence to Topeka this morning.
On-foot event to provide funding for food banks
June 4, 2009
The Johnson County Treasurer’s Office and Division of Motor Vehicles are sponsoring the second annual “Feed the Need – Miles for Meals 5K Walk/Run” on Saturday, June 6, at Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa.
Five Questions: Rotary engine
June 4, 2009
This year’s De Soto Rotary Club President Larry Johnson says in difficult times volunteer service is sometimes more important that donating money.
Relay set for Friday, Saturday
June 4, 2009
After a decade, the De Soto Relay for Life has found a comfort level. The schedule of events is consistent from year to year, there is generally about 20 fundraising teams and a cadre of volunteers make the night happen with the help of a reoccurring cast of corporate sponsors.
Board makes $1.07 million in cuts
June 4, 2009
tudents in De Soto USD 232 will be taking fewer or shorter field trips, open staff positions won’t be filled and more repairs to high-tech equipment will be made in-house in the coming school year as the district grapples with cuts in state aid.
City to appeal jury’s decision in water case
June 4, 2009
The Eudora City Council decided at a special meeting Tuesday to appeal a jury decision handed down last week in U.S. District Court in Topeka.
June 4, 2009
Starting Sunday, the De Soto United Methodist Church will have one church service at 10 a.m. with Sunday classes at 9 a.m. The Rev. Jerry Vaughn will start an adult Sunday school class at that time in the church sanctuary with the subject of 1st Corinthia
Water office’s concerns at odds with policy
June 4, 2009
De Soto and surrounding water districts have applied for a Kansas Department of Health and Environment grant that would provide half the funding for a $25,000 study into the feasibility of joining in a wholesale water district that makes use of the Sunflower water plant.