Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2001

desoto history/Exploring the past

September 20, 2001

15 years ago


September 1986

The VFW received a thank you from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee for workers who helped with fund-raisers.

The De Soto High girls volleyball teams traveled to Wellsville, where Pleasant Ridge defeated them.

Michelle Yockel, a junior spiker on the De Soto Volleyball team, was named to the All-Tournament Team at Johnson County Community College. Coaches from eight schools attending the tournament selected Yockel.

16 years ago


September 1985

The De Soto Junior High reorganized its pep club into a new Bobcat Booster Club. The club was open to boys and girls, with its membership starting out at 80 students.

Cheerleaders were selected for the 1985-1986 squads at De Soto Junior High School. Thirty-eight girls tried out for the 14 cheerleading positions before a panel of students and faculty judges.

The Project Life group received a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Collins, Linwood, who played their guitars and vocal numbers to entertain the group. Cecile Culp joined them on piano, Edna DeShazer and Raymond Hanna playing harmonicas and Charlie Rose with "the tub."

24 years ago


September 1977

The De Soto High School prepared its homecoming activities. The activities began with a "spirit bonfire," the night previous to the game. Also, cheerleaders, the football team, the DHS band and members of the student body gathered for a pep rally to raise enthusiasm for the game. A homecoming parade was also planned in the afternoon before the game. De Soto played Osawatomie.

Residents from Lakeview Heights voiced concern and complaints to the De Soto City Council about nearby homes with cluttered yards and the use of B-B guns, which were fired at people and property. Larry Jones, architect for the new city hall, came before the council to discuss plans and make changes for the new building.

The De Soto Lions Club ladies night had 21 Lions presents with their wives. Following the dinner, Mayor Bud Jenks spoke to the group on several projects coming up in the city.

49 years ago


September 1952

From 1947 to 1952, Kansas lost more than $20 million in property and resources by fire. Gov. Edward Arn called on Kansas residents to be involved in fire prevention week and practice practical application of fire prevention principles.

A reception was held at the Methodist Church to welcome teachers of De Soto High and the grade school and also Sunflower grade school.

Regular gasoline at Kenny's Service station, formerly Skelly Service, was 22.9 cents a gallon. Ethyl gas was 23.9 cents a gallon.

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