Leann Sulzen

Leann Sulzen, a 2007 graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University, was the education reporter for the Shawnee Dispatch and the De Soto Explorer from May 2007 to August 2008. While at K-State, she worked on the K-State Collegian for four years where she was editor in chief and many other positions. She also interned with the Salina Journal in Salina, Kan., in summer 2005. Leann is a Kansas City, Kan., native and graduated from Turner High School in 2003.

Recent stories

De Soto USD 232’s early enrollment gains surprising
August 27, 2008
De Soto USD 232’s preliminary enrollment numbers show about 409 more students than the district’s official headcount of Sept. 20, 2007.
Bids for De Soto district school additions to be awarded
August 26, 2008
The bids are on the street for building expansions to Starside and Clear Creek elementary schools.
Europe becomes DHS students’ classroom
August 21, 2008
De Soto High School students got to learn about art this summer by viewing the Mona Lisa in person.
Starside addition out for bids
August 21, 2008
The bids are on the street for building expansions to Starside and Clear Creek elementary schools.
Elementary going green
August 21, 2008
Starside Elementary School has added one school color this year - green.
UMC women get ready for De Soto Days
August 15, 2008
They’ll sell brownies, cookies, pop and water at the De Soto Days Festival, but one snack is always in demand for the De Soto United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women - bierocks.
Face of 4-H
De Soto teen named Miss 4-H at JoCo fair
August 14, 2008
It was the people who kept Breanna Sigman coming back to 4-H every year since she was 7 years old.
Classroom assignments given much thought
August 14, 2008
Although Starside Elementary School students won’t find out their class assignments until back-to-school night Thursday, Principal Jessica Dain said the process of placing students in classes started last year.
First time fair contestant places in quilt, pie
August 14, 2008
It took Kathleen Webb five years to finish her first quilt, but it only took a day to find out it won second-place in the Johnson County Fair.
83rd and Mize signal to go up
Changes intended to make trips to schools safer
August 12, 2008
A traffic signal at the intersection of 83rd Street and Mize Boulevard should be up by the end of August, making it safer for students traveling to and from school, said Lenexa senior staff engineer Hobie Crane.

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Recent photos

Andrew Elliott and Vergie Opdycke teach students how to properly recycle as Donnie Don't and Dora Do.

Debbie Taylor, Tana Priddy, Jodi Phillips and Stacey Moore plan Wednesday how they will use their limited space that was built to be a kindergarten classroom at Starside Elementary School.

Members of the De Soto United Methodist Women had a workday Aug. 10 to prepare bierocks for the De Soto Days Festival. Their bierocks have proven to be very popular at the festival. To read more about this year's festival see the special section in the Aug. 21 De Soto Explorer.

Second-grade teacher Dani Cavanaugh prepares her classroom for students Tuesday at Starside Elementary School. Students in second grade will find out at back-to-school night Thursday if Cavanaugh will be their teacher.

New De Soto High School band director Dan Freeman plays "Wildcat Victory" for his first time with band section leaders. Freeman's goal is to maintain the band's strong tradition.

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