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De Soto soldier deploying — again
Dabbs to leave soon for second tour in Iraq
July 7, 2005
For the past 14 days, Chris Dabbs has caught up with high school friends, hung out with fellow combat veterans and just relaxed — all the while re-familiarizing himself with his hometown. But 21-year-old Dabbs has only three more days before he has to leave De Soto once again. So what’s his plan? “Living one day at a time,” he said.
Making a name
De Soto High senior wrestler catching coaches’ eyes
July 7, 2005
Any college coaches who hadn’t heard of Neil Erisman going into last weekend’s Junior Dual Free Style National Championships in Enid, Okla., should be adding his name to their lists right about now. The senior-to-be at De Soto High School not only led ‘Team Kansas’ to a fourth-place team finish at the 28-team event, but also dominated his opposition on the way.
Tonganoxie Braves clinch World Series berth
July 7, 2005
Tonganoxie Braves 16-and-younger softball coach Craig Lohman knows when to push all the right buttons. Going into the Kansas City USSSA Miken Super NIT World Series Qualifying Tournament at Johnson County Girls Athletic Association June 24, Lohman wasn’t the only member of the team who knew what was at stake. But he was the one who took the opportunity to remind the rest of the team what was up for grabs.
De Soto capitalizes on mistakes
July 7, 2005
De Soto took advantage of Shawnee Mission North’s smorgasbord of errors in an 11-4 doubleheader nightcap victory Tuesday at the west complex of the 3 and 2 Baseball Club of Johnson County. “We feast on other people’s mistakes,” Wildcats coach Dustin Jamison said. “We capitalize on the things they do wrong. For us not practicing, our hitting is rather streaky, so we have to take advantage of mistakes.”
Relay offers time for remembrance
July 7, 2005
As the sun set Monday evening, Jerry and Jan Vaughn took a slow stroll around the track at the De Soto district stadium. Among a sprawling ring of glowing luminarias — enough to encircle the entire track — the couple looked for one they donated in honor of a niece who beat cancer and Jan’s grandmother, who died from it. The Vaughns, who moved to De Soto a year ago, attended their first Relay For Life this week. After the originally scheduled event was rained out June 3, planners set up what they called a “mini relay” for Monday afternoon and evening leading up to the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show.
New business center planned on lexington
July 7, 2005
After building and successfully filling Lexington Plaza shopping center at 33255 Lexington Ave., De Soto residents Joe Rawie and Tim Fisher are looking for a repeat performance down the road. Rawie and Fisher, proprietors of T.J. Development, have submitted a site plan application for a 5,000-square-foot office building behind the former Kill Creek Pub, now the Lexington Center office building, 32565 Lexington Ave.
Fireworks light up holiday in De Soto
Two-man team lights up holiday sky
July 7, 2005
Before any bombs burst in air Monday night, Chris Endriss and Ross Spicher had a lot of work to do.
July 7, 2005
Thomas E. Arnold
July 7, 2005
Population increases 4 percent
July 7, 2005
De Soto’s most recent census estimates affirmed one point for city administrator Greg Johnson — it’s good a new sewer plant is on the way.
Miller park remains community’s treasure
July 7, 2005