Archive for Thursday, July 8, 2004

Exploring the Past

De Soto history

July 8, 2004

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
July 1999
Louise Weller retired from the City of De Soto after more than 20 years.
¢ Dr. Clint Hoxie opened a new optometry office.

15 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1989
¢ Dorothy Watt of Clearview City was selected to receive the 1989 Golden Poet Award, presented by the Poetry Press.
¢ Alicia Macy was a member of the Kansas Belles basketball team, which won the Kansas Regional of the Missouri Valley Association of American Universities tournament.

28 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1976
Tina Brown was chosen Little Miss De Soto at the De Soto Days celebration.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1968
Marine Corporal Gary E. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elva E. Brown, helped provide aviation support to Marine units while serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing at Danang, Vietnam.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Lester W. Hickman celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross.

45 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1959
Newell George, 3rd District congressman, visited Sunflower Ordnance Works plant in the interest of his efforts to have the plant restored to make powder.
¢ The class of 1948 had its first reunion in 11 years.

59 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1945
¢ Sgt. Chester Martinson of the U.S. armed forces visited with his brother Ferrell Martinson and family.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Midyett and children of Los Angeles visited relatives.

74 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1930
¢ The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian church organized a contest. The side using more spools of thread in quilting during the next three months would be declared the winners, and the losing side provided a treat for them.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
July 1928
The Taylor Mercantile Company redecorated the interior of its store.
¢ Mrs. H.C. Musser suffered a dislocated elbow from a fall.

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