Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2001

de soto history/Exploring the past

December 6, 2001

16 years ago


November 1985

The second proposed half-cent sales tax for Johnson County received letters of support from the Edgerton City Council and the De Soto City Council.

The De Soto Wildcat boys basketball team was slated to open the season at the Olathe South Tournament.

Members of the Linden Tripkos Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 6654 were called into special service to participate in color guard burials of two of its members, Robert Amego and Melvourn Burchey.

The DHS Madrigal Singers had the honor of performing at the Ottawa University "Old English Feaste." The group was the featured guest entertainment following the Renaissance Period-type dinner.

24 years ago


November 1977

Dr. James E. Tomlin, chiropractor, opened an office on Dec. 1 in the Don Stephens building at 115 E. 2nd Street in De Soto. A graduate of Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Mo., Tomlin held a post graduate degree in clinical nutrition and had practiced for six years in Bonner Springs before opening his De Soto location.

De Soto High's basketball team defeated longtime rival Eudora 59-48 in its second game of the season.

The De Soto wrestling team opened its season with a quadrangular meet at Lansing against Basehor and Lansing. This was the first year for wrestling at De Soto.

48 years ago


November 1953

The De Soto Grade School was represented at the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's school children's concert, which was given at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. This program was given two times each school year, with one program arranged for each semester.

Production of this year's annual at DHS began with the opening of the first annual staff meeting.

Plans were discussed by the junior and senior class officers for the beginning of the school carnival. The annual affair, consisting of a bingo game, minstrel and other activities was slated for Dec. 11.

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