Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Exploring the Past

De Soto history

June 24, 2004

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
June 1999
Jay and Nancy Roberts and daughter Trisha joined a group of students from Jay Roberts' Latin class at Olathe North on a tour of Florence, Assisi and Rome.
Jay Roberts had been taking the 10-day trip with students since 1993.
¢ Misty Singers returned from China, where she went on a mission trip. She stayed in the city of Meizhou and worked in an orphanage for almost three months.
¢ De Soto Chamber of Commerce sponsored an open house at Abbott Hall Museum to honor local businesses. Marge Morse and Dott Stephens helped as hosts of the event.
¢ Casey Johnson and Melissa Roberts attended Level I Cosmosphere Space camp in Hutchinson.
¢ More than 100 bike protesters rode or walked their bikes down 83rd street in a no-bike zone. When they arrived at Kill Creek Road the Johnson County Sheriff's Department issued tickets to them.
De Soto's city council enforced the ban to protect motorists and cyclists on the road that had no shoulder.

15 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1989
Jim Beadle was named The De Soto News Citizen of the Month.
¢ John McCabe, pastor of the Methodist church, participated in the Shawnee Mission Medical Center triathlon.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Jim LaValley, Ottawa, took Mr. and Mrs. Everett Plummer and Dessie Hayes to Lecompton to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Roger Plummer.
¢ Julie and Raymond Linville visited with their grandparents, Daisie and Kenneth Plumb, while the Linvilles moved from Neodesha to Lawrence. Raymond was studying at Kansas University.
¢ Walt Johnston, Max Crumley, Clarence Plummer and Jim Carpenter spent a week in Canada fishing.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. John Flegler and family visited his parents in Montana.

28 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1976
Marilyn Rutherford was named to the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring semester at the School of the Ozarks.
¢ A reception took place for the Byron Bostwick family at the Methodist church. The Bostwicks moved from the community and residents wished them well.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1968
Junior Webb caught a 21 1/2-pound catfish while fishing at the mouth of Cedar Creek. The fish measured two feet, 10 inches long.
¢ Evangelist Bill Jennings of Kansas City was the guest speaker at the revival at De Soto Full Gospel Church.
¢ Army Pvt. Ronald C. McGoldrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer G. McGoldrick, was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea.
¢ Stella Coker visited with her brother Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Gay of Spring Hill.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. William DeBoever, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris DeBoever.
¢ Diane Klahr achieved honors for the spring semester at the St. John's College of Winfield.
¢ Edna Caldwell spent a two-week vacation with Joyce and Bill Fellers of Lancaster, Calif. She also visited Sally Bohack and family of Orange, Calif.

45 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1959
Guests at the Pleasant Hour Club meeting were LaVerne Pressler, Harriet Storer, Edith Sigman, Frances Smith, Edna Zellers, Nannie Marshall, Esther Gordon, Eunice Warsop, Maxine Coker, Alma Middleton, Ruth Hiddleston, Myrtle Stine, Berniece Wright, Betty Hughey, Stella Coker, Violet Kenny and Ruth Ann Goodrum.
¢ Jerry Traber was one of four Johnson County boys selected to attend the Bar H Boys Ranch in Nevada, Mo.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Welch were driving a new 1959 Ford.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1955
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gilbreath, former De Soto residents, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at their home in Lawrence.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dibble, Nannie Marshall accompanied by Alice Hoffine of Linwood, and Annie Collins, of Indiana, attended the wedding of Ruth Ann Snider and Melvin Quinlan at Kansas City.
¢ Irene Gibson, of Wichita, visited her grandmother, Mrs. Harry Dicken and Mr. Dicken. They attended two Kansas City A's ball games against the Baltimore Orioles.

59 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1945
Delegates to the Kansas City district fellowship meeting took place at Shawnee were Mary Margaret and Joan Drake, of Sunflower.
¢ Robert Sigman and Lale Albertin went to Ft. Leavenworth, where they took their physical examination for being inducted into the armed forces.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilson of Topeka visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Smith. The guests were celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary.
¢ Mrs. Arthur Anderson of Lawrence was a guest of Mrs. Louis Warsop and husband.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. John A. Giebner visited her brother John A. Chappel and wife of Kansas City.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Koeller attended the commencement at Kansas University. Mr. Koeller's nephew Delbert Neis was one of the graduates. He was a member of the class of medicine and was commissioned first lieutenant.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
June 1928
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Tuttle of Gary, Ind., visited friends and were guests at the Clark Gardner home.
¢ Mrs. Shorey of Yuma, Az., visited her brother Earl Hunter and wife.
¢ Marguerite Paxton of Lawrence spent the week with De Soto relatives.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zellers visited with relatives in Linwood.
¢ C.S. Hambelton and son Neal, William Culp and Herburt Linden returned from their eastern trip.
They visited the Smithsonian rooms at Washington and saw Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis." They traveled north through Pennsylvania to Niagara Falls and into Canada.
¢ Mrs. W.R. Warsop and daughters, Garnet and Margaret, Mr. Vernon Ashlock, and children and Ray Paxton were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Paxton.
¢ Mrs. A.K. Fender and children of Kansas City, Mo., visited with her parents Mr. and Mrs. B.G. Hughes.
¢ Wilbert Mason fractured his right arm while cranking a car.

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