Archive for Thursday, September 17, 2009

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County offers free flu shots on Monday
September 17, 2009
Johnson County Health Department is offering free seasonal flu shots during a drive-thru clinic Monday in Overland Park.
Commuter forecast for September 17, 2009
September 17, 2009
The commute will be dry this morning and the sun will be shining. Expect a slight delay on US 40/59 for ongoing construction and along I-70. It might not be a bad idea to grab some sunglasses on your way out the door.
Who’s Who: Mike Mann
September 17, 2009
Occupation: Works for the De Soto Parks and Recreation Department. Family: Wife, Sarah, and daughters Emily, 9, and Erica, 13. Age: 48
Five Questions: Good Times For Parks
September 17, 2009
Johnson County Parks and Recreation District public information director Randy Knight answers questions about the status of local park projects, the recession and the increased use of parks.
Kill Creek K-10 overpass to be resurfaced next spring
September 17, 2009
The Kill Creek Road overpass over Kansas Highway 10 is scheduled for an extensive repair project for early next spring.
De Soto VFW memorial nearing completion
September 17, 2009
The memorial in front of De Soto VFW Post 6654 needs only a few finishing touches but there is still time for community members to be a part of it, De Soto VFW Post Commander Drew Culbertson said.
Ag Hall funding spurs group protest
September 17, 2009
When the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame governing body met this week to discuss the future of the floundering museum and educational center, it had some visitors on its hands.
Review board hears new casino proposal for Wyandotte County
September 17, 2009
The Kansas Lottery Commission, Kansas Entertainment LLC and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County presented a single casino proposal Tuesday to the Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board, instead of the expected two.
Fund started for Loves
September 17, 2009
A fund has been established at FCB Bank in De Soto for Sydney L. Love, the infant daughter of Justin and Bee Love.
Starside students prepare for ‘green’ future
September 17, 2009
Going green at Starside Elementary isn’t just about saving the earth, it’s an education in math, science and history. Students at Starside have learned how being green will benefit them in the future, while also learning science and math through calculating energy from the school’s solar panels.
Debate requires participants shut up and listen
September 17, 2009
The country was treated last week to two examples of unrestrained egos. Like the craziest of fans crying for an umpire’s blood at a baseball game, Congressman Joe Wilson and rapper Kanye West both felt empowered to hijack a moment and an audience that was not theirs. In their megalomania, their opinions and their emotional responses were all that mattered.
Trip to D.C. proves emotional for students, parents
September 17, 2009
An annual trip to Washington, D.C., over Labor Day weekend turned emotional for a group of De Soto USD 232 students, parents and teachers and onlookers.
Groundbreaking Thursday on new JoCo JV Detention Center
September 17, 2009
Work will start this week on Johnson County’s new Youth and Family Services Center in west Olathe after more than two years in planning.
Board receives update on MTSS program
September 17, 2009
De Soto USD 232 continues to grow. At their meeting Monday, USD 232 Board of Education members received an update on unofficial enrollment numbers for the district from Jack Deyoe, director of operations and planning. As of Sept. 11, the district has 6,213 full-time equivalent students, 162 more than last year.
Neighbors
September 17, 2009
Ken Grenz was the guest minister Sunday at the De Soto United Methodist Church in the absence of The Rev. Jerry Vaughn. Becky Miller brought the children’s message for Sunday.
Firm seeks to ID lung cancer at earliest stage
September 17, 2009
There are 25 people, including 16 scientists, working inside a building just north of Kansas Highway 10 in this town of about 6,000 people. It may be a small group in a small town, but their plans are big and could potentially save millions of lives.
Reading scores trip up district
September 17, 2009
De Soto USD 232 failed to make Annual Yearly Progress on state assessments despite district students improving proficiency levels on subjects tested last spring during state assessments.