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Young Shawnee actress aims for NYC spotlight
June 30, 2010
Maycee Steele says the worst time she has before a performance is just before she gets on stage.
KSU grad’s ‘Illuminated’ design an award winner
June 30, 2010
When it comes to his professional life, Matt Johnson lives by a mantra he learned at school: design, design, design.
USD 232 board amends learning coach contract
June 16, 2010
At least two new learning coaches in De Soto USD 232 will be given assurances that if the learning coach program is canceled, they will be have a job in the district.
Board to study surveillance cameras
May 26, 2010
Vandals beware. By sometime this fall the district might have its eye on you. During Monday night’s De Soto USD 232 Board of Education meeting, Barney Carroll, with Surround Consulting presented board members with a safety and security analysis for the district.
District hires principal, accepts resignation for H.R. director
May 26, 2010
It was a week of administrative changes in De Soto USD 232. After two special morning meetings, one Wednesday and the other Friday, the district announced a new principal for Monticello Trails Middle School and accepted the resignation of director of human resources Mark Schmidt.
Colleagues, public pay tribute to fallen firefighter at memorial
May 25, 2010
Rob Moritz and his 11-year-old son Andrew Moritz stood in front of the memorial for fallen Shawnee police officers and firefighters looking at the photo of John Glaser, the Shawnee Fire Department firefighter who lost his life during a house fire Saturday.
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.
Incumbent withdraws from Chairman forum
May 19, 2010
The event was advertised as a forum featuring candidates for the Johnson County Commission’s chairman’s post.
Keller WIlliams lends a hand in De Soto home remodel
May 19, 2010
Move over Ty Pennington, there’s a new extreme home makeover crew in town. On Thursday, a sea of red-shirted Keller Williams real estate agents descended upon De Soto.
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.

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Recent photos

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

Flowers quickly covered the statue in front of Shawnee Fire Station 71 in memory of firefighter John Glaser, who died while battling a house fire in May.

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.

Maycee Steele, Shawnee, is taking on the role of Tessie as part of Shawnee Mission Park’s The Theater in the Park production of “Annie.”

Part of the memorial in front of station 71 is of a firefighter carrying a child to safety.

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