Local government

Parent defends day care after state revokes license
December 9, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment last week suspended the license of the De Soto day care provider Cheryl Schuler.
Council maintains 83rd street bicycle ban
December 9, 2009
The De Soto City Council agreed Thursday there should be an east-west bicycle route through east De Soto but not on 83rd Street despite recent upgrades.
JoCo Health Department to have H1N1 clinic Thursday
December 9, 2009
Vaccine to be available to all
Winter storm spares De Soto
December 9, 2009
Tuesday’s storm mostly missed the community leave bitter cold and nasty winds in its wake
Johnson County jails to be featured on TV show
December 9, 2009
Discover Channel series to look at life in county jails for inmates and correctional officers
State orders suspension of De Soto day care
11:58 a.m., December 3, 2009 Updated 01:13 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Cheryl J. Schuler Day Care Home, a licensed at 8820 Waverly, De Soto.
Fire chief named month before merger
December 3, 2009
The committee overseeing the merger of two local fire departments ended a month of deliberation Tuesday with the appointment of Terry Zahner as fire chief of the Northwest Consolidated Fire District.
Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting to usher in local holiday season Saturday
December 3, 2009
The community will embrace the holiday season and tradition Saturday with the annual De Soto Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting.
Recession in De Soto: Starting over
December 3, 2009
David Dabbs wasn’t upset when he learned late last winter he was to be laid off in three months.
Chief named for consolidated fire department
December 1, 2009
Terry Zahner gets nod
Water study confirms earlier estimates
November 25, 2009
The feasibility study into what is being called the Western Johnson County Water Cooperative answered the big question, but left De Soto City Council members with others.
Council rejects teleconference with market study author
November 12, 2009
The De Soto City Council rejected a proposal to have a video-conference conversation with the author of a feasibility and market study of grocery store options for the city.
Council OKs added Kill Creek Road costs
November 12, 2009
In Mayor Dave Anderson’s view, the $400,000 in stimulus money the city was given for next year’s repaving of Kill Creek Road was like wining the lottery only to find you have to pay taxes on the windfall.
Wholesale water numbers looking promising
November 12, 2009
Although the numbers will be further refined, the bottom line from a feasibility study into the use Sunflower water plant as a source of a wholesale water cooperative is already apparent.