Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

De Soto History

June 28, 2001

16 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1985

De Soto City Council members approved a new ordinance that would raise the rates on water and sewer bills. Water usage rates increased 20 percent across the board.

The V.F.W. and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 6654 presented an impressive ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at city hall.

De Soto High School student Connie Moll was one of five 4-H members who received an award for her 1983-84 dairy production project at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet.

18 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1983

The results of the Kansas State Competency tests received by school officials showed that De Soto School District exceeded state averages in every case but oneeighth-grade math.

De Soto expanded its boundaries by buying 10 acres of land, which was annexed into the city. The tract of land purchased was located at 89th Street and Kill Creek Road.

Betty Pell retired after 21 years of teaching in the De Soto school district. A reception was held in her honor.

Tracy Conard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conard, De Soto, was among 125 candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Kansas.

25 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1976

The De Soto school district took honors in several categories on grade cards returned by parents who evaluated the district's policies and practices.

Gloria Wanager Bird, a 1963 De Soto graduate, was awarded a 1976-77 General Foods Fund Fellowship to study toward a doctorate in home economics education at Oklahoma State University.

The annual high school reunion dinner had about 100 people present.

Thirty three school bus drivers from Kansas met and participated in the State School Bus Rodeo in Salina. Catherine Howe, a driver for De Soto, placed third in the district meet and placed ninth in the state competition.

Janie Crownover won two medals at the horse show at the American Royal Arena at Kansas City.

47 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1952

The Methodist Church invited every father in the community who was not attending elsewhere to participate in Sunday School and church services with his family for Father's Day.

Fifty people attended the high school annual meeting. During the business session, the school board voted to buy additional ground for the growing athletic department and other growth problems.

In a statement, Gov. Arn pointed out there was little chance of reducing taxes in Kansas in the near future, inflationary influences being too powerful.

Paul Eugene Hoffine and Homer Dunn Stevenson, De Soto, enlisted in the United States Navy.

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