Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2001

Desoto History/Exploring the past

April 5, 2001

15 years ago


April 1986

G.A. Buie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Buie, and Kerry Caldwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Caldwell, were selected to play in the Eighth Annual Johnson County High School All-Star Basketball Classic at Johnson County Community College.

After a three-hour debate and discussion, the Senate passed a one-cent tax increase, the first modification to sales tax since 1965 when the sales tax was raised from 2.5 to 3 percent.

24 years ago


April 1977

The Clear Creek 4-H Club sent two members, Shirley Pitts and Amy McDonald, to the state capitol building to work as pages for Rep. Joseph Hoagland in the House of Representatives.

Six DeSoto Senior High students received I ratings at the Pioneer League Instrumental Music Festival in Tonganoxie. Those with the top ratings were Mark Vestal, Cathy Pell, Scott Proch, Jim Plummer, Don Coleman and Rick Dyson.

48 years ago


April 1953

Elmer Shultz was honored on his 71st birthday with a shrimp supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shultz.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Couch, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hiddleston, drove to Choctaw, Okla., where they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bird. They reported crops looking good, corn planting in full swing and knee-high wheat.

Howard Caldwell was appointed to fill the vacancy, caused by the death of Edwin Parker, on the Rural High School board.

Wilma Cannell, who was booked for a humorous reading, represented DeSoto High School at the Kansas State High School Speech and Drama festival at the University of Kansas.

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