Archive for Thursday, May 22, 2003

Exploring the past

May 22, 2003

13 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1990
Russell Duer, principal at De Soto High School, was honored with a retirement reception. He was principal at De Soto High School for 14 years.
¢ One hundred youngsters participated in the Kaw Valley Sportsman Association's 14th annual fishing derby. The winners were Adam Faircloth, Lee Jenks, Stephanie Mitchell, Michelle McDougal, Matt Wegner, Brandon McCormick, Dustin Kraus, Kirk Tiedeman, Jason Brooks, Bobby Gumm, Chris Faircloth, and Donald Kraus.
Those who won the rods and reels given away were Brian Buser, Jamie Caudle, Rylie Hoffman, Jeremy Long, Emily Hedge, Laura Pearson, Brandon McCormick, Brad Buser, Luke Ingala, Katie Dunn, Kirk Tiedeman, Melody Dunavin, Jimmy Gray, Jason Brooks, Ryan Lawson, Kenny Worrell, Dawn Hill, Jason Nemecheck, Donald Kraus, and Phillip Crow.
¢ Tim Burton was one of 53 seniors recognized at Emporia State University's all-sports banquet. Burton played basketball at the university.
¢ Co-valedictorians for the De Soto High School class of 1990 were Mark Joseph Erickson and Dustin Kent Pittman. Stacie Marie Tiedeman was salutatorian.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1967
More than $400 was collected through the American Cancer Society drive in De Soto. Those who collected for the drive were Pat Warsop, Bessie Weese, Roxie Bedford, Stella Rose, Pat Crawford, June Langan, Colleen Tripkos, Barbara Hill, Alyce King, Charlene Braley, Rosemary Johnson, Marie Gillhan, Beverly Jones, Wilda Schultz, Martha Toedman, Lavina Paxton, Velma Henry, Virginia Sims, Catherine Bernard, Shirley Droullard, Vonnie Steele, Frances Cox, Willie Istas, and Dorothy Nalley.
Mrs. Robert Linden and Jess Johnson were the drive's chairwomen.

42 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1961
The Centennial parade staged by the Pioneer Riders drew a huge crowd of spectators for the event. The weather was nice and provided comfortable temperatures for the event. A square dance was offered later in the evening.
¢ Gary Asher was valedictorian for the De Soto High School class of 1961.
¢ Brownie Troop No. 160 elected officers Nancy Robinson, president; Sandra Zaring, vice president; Jane Zaring, secretary; Sharon McLaughlin, treasurer; and Marsha Johnson, reporter.
¢ Rural Water District No. 1, east of De Soto, was about 70 percent complete. It consisted of 11 and one-half miles of pipe, a pump and a 50,000-gallon storage tank. Most of the customers were farmers. Water was taken from wells located in the Kaw River bottoms.

61 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1942
Orville Blaylock and Neal Hambleton were listed among the graduates of Kansas University. Blaylock earned a degree in pharmacy and Hambleton in law.
¢ The Lenape school district's teachers, pupils, and patrons enjoyed a last day of school supper at the schoolhouse. The teachers were Hannah Oliver and Elizabeth Boys.

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