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De Soto big winner in 2002 Kansas House race
March 18, 2004
The bonus from the election proved to be Shannan Nelson. Far from disappearing after his close loss in the primary, Nelson built on the connections and friendships he made in De Soto. The Shawnee general contractor joined the De Soto Chamber of Commerce and was persuaded to stand for president of the organization this year.
Truelove, Messick wed
March 18, 2004
Leonard D. Myers
1924-2004
March 18, 2004
Wildcat boys start turnaround with 2003-2004 season
March 18, 2004
In evaluating the 2003-2004 basketball season, De Soto senior Josh Arnold looked to the past to make his point on how the Wildcats came together as a team. On his mind was a loss to Eudora his junior year in which the Cardinals guarded Ryan and Danny Brown and Pete Crall. As for the rest of the Wildcats, the Cardinals were basically daring them to shoot the ball. “They knew we weren’t going to shoot the ball,” Arnold recalled. “It was as if they didn’t think we belonged on a varsity basketball court.”
Diappointing sub-state loss doesn’t tarnish title season
March 18, 2004
De Soto girls basketball coach Dwight Spencer used six words to describe his team’s efforts this season. “It was a great, great run,” he said. “The whole season was a highlight. The kids played their hearts out each and every game.”
Scholarship in hand, Baker eyes season
March 18, 2004
De Soto High School senior Emily Baker has signed a letter of intent to William Jewell College after catching the school’s softball coach during summer league play. Baker, a pitching ace for the Wildcats, in now focused on the coming season.
Soldier confronts Iraq’s complexities in year-long stay
March 18, 2004
For Christopher Dabbs, a year of unexpected, war-zone contrasts has pointed the way to a future career. Dabbs spent most of the last year in northern Iraq, but maintained he was probably in one of the safest places in the Middle East. Dabbs said he lived much of the time in the luxury of one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces.
Legislation could boost Sunflower research park
March 18, 2004
An economic development measure now working its way through the Kansas Legislature meant to encourage growth in bio-science industries could play a role in the future development of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Pool debate framed as quality of life
March 18, 2004
The city’s Miller Park swimming pool is cramped and lacks curb appeal. Although the pool is functional, supporters of the April 6 $2.65 bond issue say an upgrade is needed to enhance the local quality of life.
Flex time
Yoga give De Soto fitness buff some breathing room
March 18, 2004
Throughout the hour-long session Saturday morning, Kim Adkins continually spoke over soothing recorded music to remind the six women in front of her of the purpose of yoga. “Remember to breathe and relax,” she said. “Don’t hold your breath.” Yoga was about flexibility and relaxation, Adkins said. The goals were accomplished through controlled movements in which assuming the correct poses or positions was more important than repetitions, she said.