Archive for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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USD 232 Board of Education meeting agenda for Feb. 8
February 4, 2010
De Soto’s USD 232 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 in the District’s Administrative Building, 35200 W. 91st Street, De Soto.
Commuter forecast for February 4, 2010
February 4, 2010
Expect a wet start to your Thursday. The roads may be slick as a light rain and possibly a little snow fall on the area. Drive safely!
Five Questions: Energy efficient
February 4, 2010
Catherine Couch, communications officer with the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, talks about the State Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement Program (SEEARP) and why the money for it ran out so quickly this year.
Everyday heroes inspire VFW competition winner
February 4, 2010
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and careers, but De Soto High School freshman Paige Williams knows how to spot a hero.
Lenexa plans roundabout at MCMS
February 4, 2010
Lenexa officials at an open house Jan. 25 laid out their plans for a road construction project that will include changes to the entrance to Mill Creek Middle School.
Who’s Who: Brendon Hudson
February 4, 2010
Age: 18 Occupation: Student. I’m a freshman at Kansas University. Parents: Rich and Jenny Green of De Soto.
Neighbors
February 4, 2010
Twenty years ago, a single church youth group stared the Super Bowl of Caring with the knowledge some wouldn’t have one bowl of soup. Since then, more than $60 million have been raised to feed the homeless and hungry. The De Soto United Methodist Church Youth Group is collecting canned goods and monetary donations for the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry as part of the event
Legislation to ban texting while driving nod to common sense
February 4, 2010
Last week, a bill was reviewed in a Kansas Senate committee that would fine drivers sending or reading a text message up to $500 and sentence them to as much as a month in jail. Meanwhile, a bill introduced in the Kansas House will place a $100 fine on the activity.
Cabin fever strikes both human, feline
February 4, 2010
The cat seems to be suffering from cabin fever. On sunny days, she curls up in front of the sliding glass door that opens onto our deck and stares wistfully through the glass, pining for warmer days.
Slimy, wiggling, crawling additions teach green lessons at Starside
February 4, 2010
Slimy, slithering worms recently took over Starside Elementary School. However, the worms have been welcomed with open palms.
Crime rate declines in city of De Soto during 2009
February 4, 2010
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies were more active in De Soto in 2009, and perhaps as a results the city’s residents were more peaceful.
Race assured for top spot in county government
February 4, 2010
Former Overland Park mayor and current Johnson County Commissioner Ed Eilert filed to run last week for Johnson County Commission chairman, joining incumbent Annabeth Surbaugh in the race.
City of Olathe buys De Soto golf course
February 4, 2010
The city of Olathe has purchased Burning Tree Golf Course as a site for a future water well field.