Archive for Thursday, September 13, 2001

De Soto history/Exploring the past

September 13, 2001

16 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1985

The Kaw Valley Sportsman Association of De Soto sponsored a hunter safety course at the VFW Post building. The purpose of the course was to educate youth on safe gun handling, hunter ethics, conservation and wildlife management, hunter responsibility and other things of value to the hunter.

Attorney General Robert T. Stephan announced the formation of an Agriculture Section within his Consumer Protection Division. The establishment of the program and an increased potential for consumer scams that prey on agribusiness's caused him to establish a section in his office to deal with such complaints.

18 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1983

A young De Soto Wildcat football team entered play into the newly formed Kaw Valley League.

Denice Fansler, vocal music teacher for kindergarten though sixth grade for De Soto was named the new drill team sponsor. The drill team's first performance was in the De Soto Days Parade in August 1983.

24 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1977

De Soto High kicked off the football season with its annual Green and White scrimmage in preparation of its opening game against Central Heights.

Mrs. W. L. McCormack won state and national recognition for her sewing ability in a Morning Grange sewing contest.

Gov. Robert Bennett declared Sept. 11, 1997 as Grandparents Day in Kansas and urged all Kansans to participate and honor grandparents for contributions they had made to the state.

The Kaw Valley Sportsman's Association sponsored a senior citizens' turkey trap and shoot.

28 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1973

James Beadle, graduate of Mid-America Nazarene College was one of the elementary physical education instructors in the De Soto School system.

De Soto Methodist ladies changed its name from Women's Society of Christian Service, to United Methodist Women.

38 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1963

Charles Neeland and his explorer scouts went frog hunting. Those in the group were Gary West, Roger Strout, Ronnie Mann, Duke Neeland, Frank Mise and Larry Webb.

Edwin Nalley and Val Finnery were seniors at Ottawa University. Judy Stumpff, Gloria Wanager and Sylvia Barth were at K-State in Manhattan.

48 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

September 1953

De Soto Rural High School started with an enrollment of 250 students. The local grade school had 200 and Sunflower grades reached almost 1,000.

Minnie Burch hosted the Double Four Bridge Club at Memorial Hall. Among those present were Jessie Hodge, Edna Zellers, Stella Coker, Alma Middleton and Mildred Atkinson.

Falley's Market in Sunflower sold six cinnamon rolls for 19 cents; large angel food cake for 49 cents; lean or short ribs or brisket for 23 cents a pound; salmon, three cans for $1; and a case of Rainbow green beans, 24 count for $3.29.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plentiful foods list, beef was at the top of the list, due to cheaper grades and lean cuts.

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