Local government

All Johnson County inmates now housed in county jails
January 26, 2010
Move will reduce costs
JoCo Sheriff report Jan. 19 through Jan. 24
January 25, 2010
Activity in or near De Soto
De Soto City Council looks to raise pool gate fees
January 25, 2010
Increase would be first since pool opened in 2006
KDOT to release draft recommendation from 5-county study
01:15 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 11:10 p.m.
General public can view online or attend presentation at five sites, including Olathe
Johnson County Extension newsletter going digital
January 20, 2010
With budget cuts, increased costs and ecological concerns, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has converted their newsletter Knowledge for Life to an online electronic format.
City water, sewer rates going up
January 14, 2010
The De Soto City Council last Thursday approved water and sewer rate increases but asked city staff to explore a possible rate break for the city’s most frugal water users
Frozen to a standstill
January 14, 2010
With the temperature in single digits and the wind gusting up to 30 mph, it was Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Bartels’ unpleasant duty last Thursday to stop traffic attempting to get on the eastbound on-ramp to Kansas Highway 10.
JoCo lawmaker takes aim at K2
January 12, 2010
A Kansas legislator and law enforcement officials on Monday urged passage of a bill to make illegal K2, an herbal mixture that some say produces a marijuana-like high.
De Soto council increases water, sewer rates
January 11, 2010
City to explore giving small users a break on water bills
5 questions: Ron Creason
January 6, 2010
De Soto street supervision talks about Christmas blizzard and the city’s snow removal efforts
Community calendar Jan. 7, 2010
January 6, 2010
Activities through Jan. 14
New year, new decade, new De Soto fire service
January 1, 2010
As clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, the Northwest Consolidated Fire District is officially born
Recession Explorer’s top story of 2009
December 31, 2009
The year 2009 will be remembered in De Soto as it will be elsewhere as the year of the worst economic downtown in at least three decades.
Johnson County Sheriff’s report, Dec. 23 through Dec. 26
December 28, 2009
Reports in or near De Soto