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Wildcats fall 59-48 in OT
March 5, 2009
Jamel Townsend scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds for De Soto, but the St. James Thunder overcame an eight-point fourth quarter deficit, and beat De Soto, 59-48, in overtime in the second round of sub-state Thursday night at Eudora.
Commuter forecast, March 5, 2009
March 5, 2009
There are no adverse conditions affecting this morning’s commute. A south wind could push your car around on the highway, but nothing serious is expected.
Randy Johnson, Roger Templin and Margaret Johnson move on to general election
March 5, 2009
The field is set for the April 7 De Soto USD 232 Board of Education general election. The Johnson County Election Office released results from Tuesday’s primary election that show Randy Johnson, Roger Templin and Margaret Johnson will appear on the ballot for Position 4.
McDaniel, Walker, Pickert popular with voters
March 5, 2009
Ron McDaniel, who decided to run because of his conviction the city should keep operating the Sunflower water plant, won the most votes Tuesday in the primary for De Soto City Council.
Grant to provide combined fire department three new firefighters
March 5, 2009
The merged fire department that will serve De Soto and the surrounding rural area got a boost with news last week it would receive a $296,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Five Questions: Taxing Schedule
March 5, 2009
Jennifer Chick, owner of J.R.C. CPA L.L.C., is in the middle of one of the busiest periods as a tax preparer.
Starside named a Kansas Green School of the Year
March 5, 2009
Students and staff at Starside Elementary have been ‘Going Green’ for eight years. This year the school is being rewarded for its efforts.
Grapplers make big gains
March 5, 2009
Despite not qualifying any of its wrestlers for the state tournament, the De Soto Wildcats enjoyed a season that saw significant improvement from previous years.
Neighbors
March 5, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church Women is having U.M.C. Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Pam Harris will be the guest speaker with the topic “The God of the Manger” and “King of the Last, the Least and the Lost.” She is a physician who worked with the Kansas City Veterans’ Administration and Kansas City Hospice. She has made two trips to Africa.
Board approves boundary lines for new elementary
March 5, 2009
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education unanimously approved Tuesday the recommended boundary lines for the district’s seventh elementary school, near 58th and Belmont Streets in Shawnee.
Girls’ season ends with loss to K.C. Sumner
March 5, 2009
The Sumner Academy girls basketball team is big, quick and strong – a triple-combo that doomed the young De Soto Wildcats.
De Soto, JoCo’s valuations dip in last year
March 5, 2009
In the executive summary of his annual report, Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome channels the ‘Now for something completely different” opening of the old Monty Python “Flying Circus” TV show.
District opts not to seek FEMA grant for shelters
March 5, 2009
On a split vote, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education agreed not to proceed with a grant application to build FEMA certified shelters at Mill Valley High School and the district’s seventh elementary school.
On to round two
March 5, 2009
Aaron Nutterfield scored only two points, but his presence was felt much more than that.