Archive for Thursday, June 10, 2004

Exploring the Past

June 10, 2004

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
June 1999
Dr. Marilyn Layman, superintendent of the De Soto School District, was presented the 1999 Kansas Communicator of the Year Award.
¢ Michael B. Drennon received a bachelor of business administration from Baker University during its spring commencement.
¢ Community Officer Vernon Brown and community leader Tammy Johnson organized a summer program for kids called Summer Fun Day.

15 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1989
More than 100 flags lined 83rd Street from Miller Park to the business district during Memorial Day weekend. Veterans who placed the flags were: Harlan Childers, Jack Conrad, Pete DeNucci, Bill DeBoever, Larie Davis, Jess Johnson, Hubert Osburn, Walt Paegel, Bob Redick, Larry Stephan, Harvey Schultz, Jim Tripkos, Bob Welch and Ralph Walters.
¢ The county visiting nurses conducted blood pressure checks at the De Soto Nutrition Center. Hearing and sight specialists were also present to assess local seniors' eyes and hearing abilities.
¢ Tracey Ann Mace, a De Soto High School student, was selected to participate in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Kansas Leadership Seminar. Mace was selected for her leadership ability, cooperation, sensitivity to others' needs, the ability to relate to acquaintances and the desire to learn and share with others.

28 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1976
Bill Wipperman became editor of the De Soto News.
¢ Ernest and Inez (Price) Ferrell, Olathe, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1968
Don Puckett was appointed new manager for the De Soto Lumber Company.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Blaylock and their daughter Evelyn Midyett took a vacation to Libby, Mont. They visited their son and grandson Jerry Midyett and family.
¢ Esther Gordon of Olathe and Ruth Gordon of Kansas City visited Earl Ross and Nellie Dent.
¢ New officers of the Women's Society at the De Soto United Methodist Church were Donna Johnson, president; Peggy Stumpff, vice-president; Judy Smith, secretary; Violet Kenny, treasurer; Virginia Kobler, Christian social relations; Dorothy Robbins, missionary education; Alma Middleton, spiritual growth; Delores Weller, local church activities; Dee Richardson, chairwoman; and Verna Bowlin, Marjorie Guffey; and Boots Linden, membership cultivation.
¢ Mary Zaring and son went to Grainola, Okla., to visit her sister, Mrs. Harris.

45 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1959
Memorial Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Atkinson were Mrs. Bird Johnson, Lucy Kirkpatrick, Leona Woolf and Mrs. Tom Liggett. The women accompanied the Atkinsons to cemeteries at Tonganoxie, Linwood and Lawrence.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Charles Modesitt and Brenda, Fort Worth, Texas, were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dowding.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Gene Reid and family attended the University of Kansas commencement where their son Herbert was one of the graduates. Herbert majored in political science.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tripkos sold their home just north of De Soto in Leavenworth County and moved to their new home on Corliss, known as the John Turner home.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1955
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross of Mountain Home, Ark. visited their daughter Mrs. Lester Hickman and family.
¢ C.F. Hall of Washington, D.C. visited with his sister Mrs. Paul Earnheart and Mr. Earnheart.
¢ Mrs. T.A. Schmidt and her daughter, Mrs. Archie Bedford, Jr. and baby daughter visited relatives at Anselo and other areas in Nebraska.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Davis went to Lebanon, Mo. to visit with Mr. Davis' relatives.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Coker purchased a lot from Mr. and Mrs. Lee Middleton.
¢ The E.E. Feese family went to Hutchinson for a Memorial Day vacation.

59 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1945
Elda Lane Manning was severely ill from an attack of mumps.
¢ Mrs. Roy Randall and daughter visited relatives in Tyler, Texas.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Willis and family moved to the property of E.H. McVey farm.
¢ Verl Welfelt and son and Arthur Wyland, all of Kansas City, visited friends on Memorial Day.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1928
Mrs. Elmer Noteman and son visited with her daughter and sister, Mrs. Perry Nease and family.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Clay Park and daughter of Kansas City visited the J.L. Coons family.
¢ Louie Kraus of Oleson, Colo., visited friends and family.

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