Archive for Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009
Patchy fog could present some small problems weather-wise, and some delays along Highway 24 could mean short delays.
Letter: Success comes from working together
September 24, 2009
I would like to thank the citizens of Kansas for the opportunity to work with you the past nearly eight years while I was associated with USDA Rural Development
Letter: Salvation Army responds to recession
September 24, 2009
The Salvation Army Christmas season is just around the corner. We are thankful to everyone in the community who last year gave so generously and from the heart. We couldn’t continue to serve those in need without your help!
De Soto needs to develop a spooky past
September 24, 2009
It seemed like the minute swimming pools closed for the season, I started seeing sales promotions for Halloween. It could be just the conditioning from a childhood of reading spooky stories or perhaps there is something honestly unsettling about fall with wind whistling through bare limbs and dead vegetation, but I too feel the Halloween spirit as the leaves start to turn, the shadows lengthen in the afternoons and the air chills.
Homecoming festivities await DHS students
September 24, 2009
Homecoming festivities kick-off for De Soto High School students next Monday with the beginning of sprit week. Students are encouraged to dress-up each day to show school sprit.
Six DHS grads named AP Scholars
September 24, 2009
ix De Soto High School graduates received recognition as AP Scholars for achievements in advanced placement exams.
Cat Boosters raise funds for DHS teams, groups
September 24, 2009
he De Soto High School Cat Booster Club is well on the way to making a successful school year. They are the men and women manning the concession stands and spirit wear booths at De Soto High School sporting events. They are the unsung heroes of the school, making some of the little things possible.
Schools, health agency prepare for H1N1 vaccine
September 24, 2009
Shipments of the H1N1 flu vaccine should be on their way to Johnson County, probably by the middle of next month. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which recently approved applications for four manufacturers to make the vaccine, plans to have the vaccine available on a wide-scale basis in mid-October.
Agricultural zoning clears planning commission hurdle
September 24, 2009
The De Soto Planning Commission ended a 14-month effort Tuesday with adoption of a rural zoning classification it recommended the De Soto City Council approve.
Neighbors
September 24, 2009
Jackie Helms, the “Quilt Lady,” will discuss De Soto United Methodist Church will present “Prairie Flowers, a Year on the Plains” at the church from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. She will also bring her churches of Douglas County quilt to display. Bring a morning snack and enjoy this interesting and talented woman.
Council awards contract for Sunflower water design upgrades
September 24, 2009
The De Soto City Council members made the first of the decisions last Thursday concerning the Sunflower water treatment plant city engineer Mike Brungardt told them two weeks earlier would be before them in the coming months.
Farm ready to open pumpkin patch for fifth year
September 24, 2009
With a giant caterpillar and massive pumpkins made from bales of hay already set up, it’s clear to those driving down 158th Street that Kerby Farm will soon be open for business.