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Schmidt steps down from district
May 21, 2010
During an special meeting Friday morning, the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education has unanimously accepted the resignation of Mark Schmidt, the district’s director of human resources.
Storm destroys barn at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm
May 13, 2010
For 10 years the barn at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm has been a lot of things to a lot of people. It was a place for reuniting families to come together. A place for a man and woman to be united in matrimony. A place to come get fresh vegetables from local farmers. A place to bring your kids to pick the choicest pumpkins for carving.
Black tub to help residents go green
New backyard composters for sale at city hall
April 21, 2010
On this Earth Day, the De Soto officials want to remind residents of a way to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills.
De Soto High seniors tackle controversial issues
April 21, 2010
If you want to know how today’s youth feel about major controversial issues all you needed to do was stop by De Soto High School last night.
Dynamic trio save woman from Kansas River
April 19, 2010
Things started off simply enough for Skylar Ross Thursday night.
Olathe woman jumps from bridge and survives
09:00 p.m., April 15, 2010 Updated 03:06 p.m.
Sometime around 7:15 p.m., a 60-year-old woman from Olathe jumped off the bridge on Wyandotte Street into the Kansas River.
Starside kicks-off community garden
April 11, 2010
Starside Elementary School is known for its environmentally friendly initiatives that have developed green-minded students. And with the school’s new community garden, they’ll have the thumbs to match.
De Soto Days moved to July
April 9, 2010
The annual De Soto Days Festival has moved. Not to a new location, but to a new date.
Sixth-graders use eggs for science, that’s no yolk
April 8, 2010
In an attempt to learn about gravity and physics, sixth-graders from Jim Brabec’s science class performed a little eggsperiment Thursday afternoon.
14 honored at character assembly
April 6, 2010
There are 14 more reasons why the students at Starside Elementary School should be proud of.

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Properly mowing your lawn requires more than just running the mower over your grass once a week.

Aaron Mills, with Mills Construction, measures out a section of a house he and other framers are building near 158th Street and Leavenworth Road in Basehor. Rooftop temperatures often exceed 100 degrees during the summer.

Antique John Deere tractors were on display during the parade.

De Soto Mayor Dave Anderson waves to the crowd during the parade.

Vivy Saylors dressed up as Lady Liberty for the parade.

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