Archive for Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Penn National joins with Speedway on Wyandotte County casino proposal
September 10, 2009
Competing interests have joined forces in the quest to become the gaming facility manager for a state-owned and operated casino in Wyandotte County.
Commuter Forecast for September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009
We are looking at a dry start with some patchy fog, a nice change compared to yesterday’s rain.
Five Questions: Chemical Welfare
12:00 a.m., September 10, 2009 Updated 04:57 p.m.
Betsy Livingston, Johnson County Environmental hazardous materials program manager, answers questions about her sometimes dangerous program.
New venue gets mixed reviews
September 10, 2009
Assessment of the De Soto Days’ change of venue was much like the weather during the three-day festival — cloudy. Rain threatened throughout the festival, which moved this year from Miller Park to Riverfest Park, but never actually materialized during the festival’s schedule. Temperatures remained pleasant as they have been all summer.
Senior complex development agreement gets OK
September 10, 2009
The De Soto City Council formally approved a development agreement with a developer of a proposed senior housing complex that it gave a preliminary nod of acceptance to last month.
City contracts for grocery store study
September 10, 2009
The De Soto City Council approved last Thursday funding for a feasibility and market study for a grocery store in De Soto.
Who’s Who: Walt Johnston
September 10, 2009
Age: 80 Occupation: Underground construction Family: Wife, Margaret; son, Walter; daughters, Terry and Sheila.
Never Forget: Cousins know the real you
September 10, 2009
I’m not sure there’s any better advice than to stay on the good side of your cousins. This pearl of wisdom occurred to me this morning as I was thinking about the family reunion I attended over the weekend.
September 10, 2009
The De Soto Methodist Church reading circle will meet on Sept. 15 in their church parlor at noon. They will discuss the Green Books Guides entitled “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Energy”. Copies are available in the church’s library. Bring a sack lunch if you wish to and join in the discussion.
Water plant upgrade timeline established
September 10, 2009
The De Soto City Council will be making big decisions regarding the city’s water department in the coming months, according to an outline city engineer Mike Brungardt shared Thursday with the council.
Preliminary enrollment shows slight increase for USD 232
September 10, 2009
Preliminary enrollment numbers for De Soto’s USD 232 show the district grew by 108 students. The preliminary numbers, tabulated on Aug. 28, show the district has 6,534 students enrolled.