Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2002

De soto history/Exploring the past

January 17, 2002

16 years ago


January 1986

Another victory tally was added to a perfect league record by the De Soto Wildcats when they defeated Gardner, 41-36.

The De Soto High wrestling team took third place at the Louisburg Invitational Tournament. Nine teams participated in the tournament.

The DHS Academic team once again qualified for televised competition on WIBW, Channel 13's High-Q Program. The team competed along with 91 other schools at Washburn University's Super Saturday in Topeka.

25 years ago


January 1977

Coffee sales have slipped somewhat since prices of the product started a steady climb upward in recent months, area supermarket managers said. Each manager interviewed earlier this week said he was leaving any boycott action up to the customers. Some U.S. stores posted signs advising their customers not to buy coffee because of the price increases and asked their customers to buy some sort of substitute beverage, such as tea.

The De Soto City Council gave the go-ahead on two street improvement projects. These benefit projects will include parts of Kickapoo, First and Delaware streets. Also, an Overland Park engineering firm was authorized to prepare maps and cost estimates, which were to be presented in a public hearing.

Delores Weller was chosen to be the chairman of a special event in the city to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Weller, with the help of other leaders, was chosen to plan an event to inform the community of the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis, yet be fun for the community.

26 years ago


January 1976

Plans were being completed for the multi-purpose human services program in De Soto. A multi-service center refers to a facility housing two or more different service agencies under one roof with emphasis on serving needs of a community.

Most De Soto telephone customers noticed a small increase in their basic monthly service rate. According to a manager at Southwestern Bell, growth in the De Soto area and expanding services was the reason for the increased rate.

49 years ago


January 1953

At the close of business on Dec. 31, 1952, the De Soto State Bank had reached the amount of $1,806,757.22 for total assets. This was an important statement, because it was the first time in the bank's history it had reached such figures.

The Johnson County chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was planning an intensive fund-raising campaign for 1953.

Members of the Athenaeum club held their first meeting of the new year in Memorial Hall. Seventeen members and one guest were present. After the program, the social hour was spent in conversation.

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