Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2003

De Soto history

June 5, 2003

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1967
The City of De Soto hired Oscar B. Deaton as city policeman.
¢ Myrtle Coker, assistant cashier at De Soto State Bank, attended the regional conference of the National Association of Bank Women Inc., in Wichita.
¢ Members of the Class of 1917 who were honored at the De Soto Alumni dinner were Gladys Jewett, Bertie Couch, Hazel Liggett and Pearl Blaylock.
¢ Students graduating from Kansas University were Loya Beery, Sandra Forbes, Arlen Gabriel and Gary Plumb.
¢ A large crowd attended the "Lamb Recital" at the grade school. Many of the characters were toddlers but were well trained and knew their parts well.

42 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1961
Those who participated in Student Day at De Soto United Methodist Church were Winston Manning, Gloria Caldwell, Belva Gabriel, Sandra Periman, Richard Pell, Gary Asher, Loya Lou Coker and Eldon Brown.
New officers of the church's youth fellowship were Ann Owens, president; Judy Stumpff, secretary-treasurer; Ann Pell, song leader; and department secretaries, Anita Brown, Carmen Stuck, and Larry Lafferty. Adult leaders were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Periman, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Talley, and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hughey.
¢ Gerald J. Siscoe graduated from Ottawa University. Local students graduating from Kansas University were Frank Dernovish, Johnnie Kytle, John Plumb, Archie Bedford Jr., Roger Sellers, Robert Blair and Keith Edwin Parker.

48 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1955
Local Red Cross workers took donations for victims of the Udall tornado.
¢ A Ways and Means committee made up of Neil Dickinson, Bull Tucker, P.D. Lynn and Kenneth Rudisill worked to save Sunflower Village.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1954
A telephone was installed in the De Soto United Methodist Church for the convenience of the public and those attending services there.
¢ The graduation for the senior class of De Soto High Rural High School drew a large crowd. Diplomas were awarded to 40 students.
First honors in scholarships went to Shirley Cobb, second place to Carlin Nalley, and third place to Hazel Gilstrap. A $200 scholarship was given to Joyce Rudisill by Ottawa University. Gladys Siscoe and Dean Panos were recipients of the citizenship awards. Richard Fisher won the activity award. Jack Jordan was given the music award, and K.G. Giberson was given athletic honors. Forrest C. Allen of Kansas University was the guest speaker.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1927
Rhoda Knight was employed at Coker's store. Marie Welch, who clerked there for several years, resigned.

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