Laura Herring

Laura Herring covers De Soto news and sports

Recent stories

Dearwester selected to fill empty board seat
November 10, 2010
There’s a new face and fresh perspective on the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education roster.
Eilert ready to tackle job growth in county
November 3, 2010
Ed Eilert defeated incumbent Annabeth Surbaugh with 83,793 votes to her 76,025 to win election as Johnson County Commission chairman.
USD 232 to fill seat on Nov. 8
October 27, 2010
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education members make tough decisions each meeting. On Nov. 8, the six members will add a seventh member to fill the vacant Position 5 seat.
Debate among JoCo chairman candidates focuses on spending
September 28, 2010
Johnson County Commission chairwoman Annabeth Surbaugh and her opponent for the seat, Commissioner Ed Eilert, continued to debate county spending during a joint appearance Tuesday.
Economy weighs heavy in County Commission chair race
July 27, 2010
As is the case with most people during this rough, economic time, money is on the minds of the candidates for Johnson County Commission chair.
De Soto’s new Journo
June 16, 2010
My name is Laura Herring and I am a new journo for www.desotoexplorer.com. Is something important happening in the community? Let me know. Call me at (913) 585-1616 or e-mail me at journo@desotoexplorer.com.

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Recent photos

DHS senior Joey Johnson looks for an opening to shoot during the Wildcats' home game against St. James Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Wildcats lost the game 50-35.

DHS junior Ryan Stallbaumer tries to reach the rebound before his St. James Academy opponent during the Wildcats' home game against the Thunder on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Wildcats lost the game 50-35.

DHS junior Isaac Lueth scores a lay-up for the Wildcats during the second quarter of their home game against St. James Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Wildcats lost the game 50-35.

Fair weather has been working in favor of construction crews as they work on the new Dollar General. The store is expected to be completed by this spring.

Fair weather has been working in favor of construction crews as they work to put the roof on the new frame for the barn at Kill Creek Farm.

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