Archive for Thursday, October 17, 2002

Ross, Templin work to improve De Soto

October 17, 2002

A community is only as good as its citizens make it. Fortunately, De Soto is blessed with residents who understand that truism.

With the once-monthly Saturday flea market she introduced last spring, Kathy Ross has given residents and visitors a reason to come to downtown De Soto. The flea market, which will take a three-month hiatus after November, was a success that surely benefited other downtown business owners. It is our hope others can build on its success with innovative but do-able projects that make De Soto more interesting and prosperous.

One of those projects could be a new swimming pool. It was noted at last week's special City Council meeting on a proposed new pool, that such a facility behind the Community Center would not only provide a badly needed update to city residents but give those from neighboring communities a reason to visit De Soto. The proposal owes much to Mitra Templin, who for three years has headed a committee studying ways to replace the aging Miller Park swimming pool. When De Soto residents vote in a probable April bond referendum that would provide money for a new facility, they can thank her for providing the facts on which they base their vote.

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