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State baseball tournament returning to De Soto
July 1, 2004
Play ball,” will be a frequently heard cry in De Soto the second weekend of this month. Thanks to a successful state tournament last year, at least 20 to 30 youth baseball teams are expected to commute to De Soto July 9 to 11 for the opportunity to play in the 2004 United States Speciality Sports Association Kansas A State Baseball Tournament. The teams, which will arrive from places like St. Louis, Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City and all places
City’s population grews an estimated 2.7 percent
July 1, 2004
De Soto added an estimated 126 new residents in the 12 months before July 1, 2003, growing to a population of 4,858, according to figures released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimate indicates De Soto grew at a quicker rate during that 12-month span than it had in the two earlier years since the official 2000 census. The estimate indicated De Soto grew at about 2.7 percent from July 1, 2002 to July 1, 2003. The latest estimate has De Soto growing by 6.5 percent since the official 2000 census.
Ritter ready for Fourth
July 1, 2004
De Soto will once again celebrate the Fourth of July with a pyrotechnical concert performed by Kevin Ritter. The De Soto Fourth of July fireworks show will be at the onset of darkness Sunday at the De Soto High School football complex behind Lexington Trails Middle School. Ritter, who “shoots” the display for All-America Fireworks, estimated it would be at least 9:45 p.m. before the show started. The show should last about 30 minutes, he said.
Immunity challenge
De Soto family finds knowledge heals in dealing with girl’s rare genetic disease
July 1, 2004
As Kate Baublitz recounted a recent change in her daughter Amanda’s medication, the 7-year-old interjected the correct name for the antibiotic. “Ranitidine,” she said, before rattling off the names of other polysyllabic medications she took regularly. It is typical of the interest the young De Soto girl has in the treatment of her rare genetic condition, her mother said. At 2 years old, Amanda disarmed a Sunday school teacher when she ran through the long list of items of which she was allergic, including “all lactate derivatives.”
Streetside Eden
Smiths’ hard work has backyard blooming with color
July 1, 2004
The lotuses grow in a fishpond that is part of the Smith’s backyard garden. The pond shares the garden with a flower-covered arbor and a landscaped slope that runs along 82nd Street.
Wildcats mixing it up
De Soto facing new teams in fall
July 1, 2004
The Wildcats will still have to face Eudora, another district nemesis, but that game will now be a part of the regular season and league schedule. The three-playoff mainstays will be replaced by former Kaw Valley foes Perry-Lecompton, Tonganoxie and Bonner Springs in district play.
Boys of summer taking on ‘big leagues’
July 1, 2004
It also doesn’t help that the Wildcats are playing bigger schools accustomed to the level of competition played in the American Division of the Senior league. These teams have players that for the most part concentrate on one sport.
Goodin graduates from Naval Academy
July 1, 2004
Instant replay
A look at where Wildcats are prowling now
July 1, 2004