Archive for Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Topeka man now faces federal charges in sexual exploitation case
March 19, 2009
A 48-year-old Topeka man accused of coercing a 14-year-old Baldwin City girl into sending him nude pictures of herself, now faces federal charges.
Leavenworth girl injured in accident south of Eudora
12:49 p.m., March 19, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m.
An emergency helicopter is transporting a 16-year-old Leavenworth girl to Kansas University Hospital following a one-vehicle accident south of Eudora High School, authorities said at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Commuter forecast, March 19, 2009
March 19, 2009
No adverse conditions to report for this morning’s commute, but there are some road repairs on the south side of Topeka. A few road repairs are expected between Lawrence and Kansas City.
Board hopefuls state positions
March 19, 2009
Six candidates for De Soto USD 232’s Board of Education plead their case Thursday during the De Soto Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.
Johnson calls for change, Anderson notes achievements at candidate forum
March 19, 2009
A De Soto Chamber of Commerce candidate forum last Thursday gave the two candidates for De Soto mayor their first chance to explain their vision for the city. Johnson was brief in his remarks, perhaps because he followed that response with a longer one as a candidate for a second term to the USD 232 Board of Education Position 4 seat during which he focused of his effort to bring open bidding to the district.
Softball returns eight starters
March 19, 2009
The team is finally getting older. Those were the first words from coach Melissa Wible regarding her De Soto Wildcats 2009 softball team.
Baseball looks to build on last year’s success
March 19, 2009
The loss of several all-league infielders and his No. 1 ace in the pitching rotation has not deterred De Soto baseball coach Joel Thaemert.
Spring day in Miller Park underscores its value
March 19, 2009
Monday afternoon as spring break fulfilled the promise of its name, Miller Park became the focus of the community’s renewed discovery of the outdoors.
Council candidates praise general election field
March 19, 2009
At a De Soto Chamber of Commerce candidate forum last Thursday, a couple of the candidates running for De Soto City Council praised the others in the field and said all would be good councilmen.
Planning Commission to wrap-up large rural rezoning initiative
March 19, 2009
The De Soto Planning Commission will attempt Tuesday to wrap up a seven-month process to find new zonings for the properties annexed into the city in 1999.
Neighbors
March 19, 2009
The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking for donations of wrapped candy, Easter eggs or tiny toys for its Easter egg hunt. Donations can be placed in the east box of the narthex.
Education in science, math could aid triangle, group agrees
March 19, 2009
Math, engineering, technology and science could be the answer for Johnson County’s future. Residents of Johnson County came together Friday for a community discussion about M.E.T.S. education and the Johnson County Education Research Triangle.
Raising the stakes
Seniors lead Wildcat boys to 15-win season
March 19, 2009
The De Soto boys basketball team finished two wins short of making it to last week’s state tournament. And the progress the boys basketball program made over the past two years might be a small glimpse into a bright future.