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De Soto-Eudora baseball, softball games moved to Monday
May 7, 2009
De Soto’s varsity baseball and softball games against Eudora originally scheduled for Tuesday have been moved to Monday at the 3 and 2 Sports Complex
De Soto Board names interim superintendent
06:22 p.m., May 7, 2009 Updated 03:10 p.m.
The De Soto Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of interim superintendent, Ron Wimmer, at a special meeting Thursday. Wimmer will take over full responsibility of the district effective Monday.
Swine flu case confirmed at Riverview Elementary
May 7, 2009
The De Soto School District on Thursday announced the confirmation of a case of H1N1 in Riverview Elementary.
House votes for 2.75 percent across-the-board state budget cut; bill goes to Gov. Parkinson
May 7, 2009
A bipartisan plan to implement a 2.75 percent across-the-board cut to the state budget was given final approval today and sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson for his consideration
Tornado watch issued for area
01:57 p.m., May 7, 2009 Updated 03:23 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. for five counties in Kansas, including Douglas.
2/3 of state’s confirmed swine flu cases are in Johnson, Wyandotte counties
May 7, 2009
This morning, Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials said 12 cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus, or swine flu, have been confirmed in the state.
Accident cleared; I-35 reopened at 175th
11:40 a.m., May 7, 2009 Updated 02:08 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation said that about 11 a.m. today, all lanes of southbound Interstate 35 were closed at 175th Street in southern Johnson County after a major traffic accident.
Commuter forecast, May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009
Highway 24 near Grantville is down to one lane for the day. You can also expect some routine road work on the west side of Kansas City.
There can be only one
Konetzni 1st, Edwards 2nd at Invitational
May 7, 2009
Andrew Konetzni and Matt Edwards just knew they were going to meet in the singles tennis finals at the De Soto Invitational Saturday.
De Soto sports briefs
May 7, 2009
Physical checkup night
Pontiac’s gone but lives on in pop culture
May 7, 2009
Little GTO, you’re really lookin’ fine. Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389. Listen to her tachin’ up now, listen to her whine. C’mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO. — “GTO,” by Ronny & the Daytonas, 1964
Competition to be ‘intense’ for stimulus projects
May 7, 2009
With millions of dollars pouring into road and repair projects throughout the country, state and northeast Kansas, contractors suddenly are being called upon to lift the country out of its economic pothole.
Road bumpy for Eudora NASCAR driver
May 7, 2009
As the sun begins to set on Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals public address announcer introduces Chase Austin, who will throw out the first pitch. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and Eudora native makes his way to the mound while waving to the crowd. Then, he deftly delivers to the plate and the crowd cheered politely, never the wiser that he was worried about pitch location.
Sims shares 50 years of maternal instinct with De Soto
May 7, 2009
Virginia Sims has shared her material instincts with the community for the 50 years she has been in De Soto. As Mother’s Day approaches, Virginia dismisses any suggestion she was community mother. There were plenty of others who did as much or more to look after the children of De Soto, she insists.
Holocaust survivor teaches lesson in humanity
May 7, 2009
Monticello Trails and Sacred Heart eighth-graders received a history lesson and humanitarian lesson all rolled into one on April 22. Sonia Warshawski was about the same age as the students when she was taken from her home in Miedzyzec, Poland, to the Majdanek concentration camp during World War II.
Cats take 1st at home meet
May 7, 2009
With one launch of the javelin, De Soto freshman Joey Johnson tossed himself right into the hunt for a state title Friday at the Wildcats’ home meet.
May 7, 2009
The De Soto Methodist Church had its staff parish relations meeting Monday at Fellowship Hall.