Archive for Thursday, July 29, 2004

Exploring the past

July 29, 2004

Funds raised for the American Cancer Society through the De Soto Relay for Life totaled more than $17,000. The teams who participated were De Soto Park Board, Cub Scout Pack 3054, Boy Scout Troop 54, Woodsonia, Emporia friends, USD 232, Lexington Trails, Nelson family, Pioneer 4-H, De Soto Baptist Church, De Soto United Methodist Church and Starside.

  • A reception for Louise Weller took place at the De Soto City Hall honoring her 23 years of service. Mayor Steve Prudden presented her with a plaque.
  • Neil and Jaunita Slocum celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The Slocum's daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Duane Zimmerman celebrated their 35th anniversary.
  • De Soto was ranked fifth in the state for fastest growth according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15 years ago


July 1989

The Clarkson and Shultz families gathered for their annual reunion. Those present were: Ione Gibson, Maxine and Dwight Hayworth, Velma and Ron Myers, Ted and Lois Lafferty, Jim, Audra and Harlan Hughes, Betty and Don Clarkson, Glen and Maxine Shultz, Peggy and Warren Likins, Leon and Mary Lafferty, Rey, Cheryl and Natalie Puentes, Teresa Lafferty, Roy, Kathy, Sarah, Adam and Anna, Pat and Cindy, Terry, Linda, Nicole and Heather Sledd, Harry, Corine and Cassandra Shultz, Jack and Brandy Shultz and Omer and Vaneta Lafferty.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Elder, Ozark, Ark., and daughter, Mary Lou Merkey, Cordell, Okla., spent the weekend with Paul and Susie Elder and family. They attended the sale at the Pingleton sale barn.
  • Charles Rose brought a rainbow of gladioli to the nutrition center. He shared his flowers with everyone.

28 years ago


July 1976

The community sold bicentennial plates for $7.76.

  • Dean Weller took first place for his 1920 Model T Ford delivery truck at the Linwood Pioneer Festival.
  • Janie Crownover was the winner at the horse show in Colorado Springs, Colo. Her brother, Pepper, was her advisor and trainer.

36 years ago


July 1968

A car belonging to a De Soto man received more than $200 damage while parked on the Gardner Lake road when an unknown vehicle struck it.

  • The State Department of Health issued a warning that Kansans should be on the lookout for the dangerous brown spider.

The department received reports of a number of cases of people being bitten by the brown spider, and one death was reported.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sigman were dinner guests of their son Robert and family of Prairie Village.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven White and daughter of Kansas City visited his aunt Mr. and Mrs. Arch Meinke.
  • Guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Saler were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawless, Linda and Darrell of Grandview, Mo., and W.O. and Mrs. Gary Morris of Fort Leavenworth.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross visited her sister Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Huffman at Wamego.
  • Seedless grapes were 49 cents for two pounds at Cokers. Bacon was 59 cents for a one pound package with a limit of one, and salad dressing was 29 cents a quart jar with a limit of one.

38 years ago


July 1966

Arthur Gabriel filed for the 17th District Representative.

  • Jenny and Janette Albertin, Debbie, Evelyn and Pam Arnold, Donna Asher, Terry Johnston and Peggy Shultz took sewing lessons at the Olathe Sewing Circle. They each made a dress.
  • Kenny and Tony Sims rode on a 100-mile horseback trip with the Roy Knapp Rough Riders.

45 years ago


July 1959

Boys who enjoyed the Scout camping trip to the Ozarks were Lonnie Davis, Galen Weese, Donnie Weese, Gary West, Larry West, Leroy Zaring, Jerry Zaring, George Anderson, Mike Lewis, Roger Strout, Larry McCall, Charles Neeland, Billie Sparks, Edward Reid, Douglas Morris, Raymond Edmunds, Gary Plumb, Robert Wanagen, Mike Nalley and Russell Estes.

  • Airman James Kobler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kobler, was assigned to a unit of the Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
  • Billie Jo Wall of Victorville, Calif., visited with the family of her great-aunt Mrs. Frank Richardson.
  • Leola Topping, Edna Johns and Dorothy Robbins, accompanied by Mrs. Ernest Smith, enrolled in the school of missions as delegates from the WSCS of the Methodist Church at Baldwin City.

49 years ago


July 1955

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Bedford, Sr. and children visited relatives of Mrs. Bedford at Illinois.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross visited with relatives at Grand Island and Columbus, Neb.
  • Linda Rye of Versailles, Mo., visited her uncle Ralph Rye and family and the Adlore Olson family.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Martinson and son, Carl and Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Taylor went to the ball game in Kansas City.
  • Mrs. Floyd Duncan returned home from Nevada, Mo. Her mother, Lena Mabry who visited for a time, accompanied her.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sigman were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sigman in Kansas City.

59 years ago


July 1945

Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Penner had their home covered with new brick composition shingling and had other repairs made.

  • Mrs. M. DeBoever and Mrs. C.B. Scothorne visited Mrs. DeBoevers mother, Mrs. W.H. Baker at the Norris Convalescent Home in Paola.
  • Mr. and Mrs. G.V. Longstreth and Phyllis visited Shawnee State Lake to attend an Eastern Kansas State meeting and dinner of the State Farm Insurance Company. More than 90 people attended.
  • Mrs. Frank Chambers of Decorah, Iowa, visited Nettie Chambers.
  • Mrs. Joe Burt and son, Bobbie and Luraine Whisman and Gladys Ramey of Thayer, visited with Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Kraus and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kraus and children.

76 years ago


July 1928

Henry Grob of Elmyria, Ohio visited his nieces Mrs. Albert Cobb, Mrs. Leo Large, Mrs. Clay Linden, and nephew Fred Grob.

  • S.R. Vance and daughter, Etna Vance and Wesley Reynolds traveled to West Bend, Iowa, where they visited Mr. Vance's brother, whom he had not seen for more than 25 years.
  • Mrs. R.W. Boone and daughter, Grace visited relatives at Colony.

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