Desoto history/Exploring the past
15 years ago
THE DE SOTO NEWS
John Mogusar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mogusar, was one of 14 finalists in he Northeast Kansas Regional Citizen Bee at Woodruff Auditorium at Kansas University. Mogusar received a state medallion and advanced to the state competition in Topeka in June.
Michael Hesser and Geoffrey West were De Soto's other representatives and received certificates of merit. Kathy Reddy was the sponsor.
De Soto students who placed in the Future Business Leaders of America state conference at Emporia State University were Melynda Messer, second, personal finance; Martin Hess, second, real estate; Scott Cunningham, fifth, real estate, and Cindy Weller, fifth, computer programming.
Kelley Taylor, Melynda Messer and Gina Cunningham received "Who's Who in Kansas FBLA" recognition.
Other students participating were G.A. Buie, Jamey Gulley, Sarah Hamilton, Trisha Johnson, Kelley Kobler, Dawn Morse, Jacki Rogers and Kristie Staley.
24 years ago
THE DE SOTO NEWS
De Soto Lions Club officers were Wayne Dicken, president; Bud Jenks, first vice president; Calvin Robinson, second vice president; Pat Louthain, third vice president; Tom Davidson, secretary; John Taylor, treasurer; Jim Carpenter, lion tamer; and Chuck Lawhead, tail twister.
Board of directors was Don Gribbon, Roland Ohrenberg, Jack Peck and Tom Davidson.
Teresa Jenks, Sharyle McMillian, Brian Springer and Ken Stewart received I ratings at the state forensics meet at Emporia. Speech and drama students who won II ratings from DHS were Michelle Motzkus, Kim Tate, Vickie Thomas, Teresa Simmons and the one-act pay. The DHS forensics coach was Kimberly McCool.
Countryside Intermediate sixth-grader Shane Shanks was among the student scientists receivng Science Pioneer Awards at the Greater Kansas City Science Fair.
Competing with over 1,500 projects, Shanks won first place in the intermediate physical division. Titled "Effectiveness of Selected Natural Dyes on Plant, Animal and Synthetic Fabrics," the project received an excellent rating, a blue ribbon and an engraved plaque.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Methodist church.