Archive for Thursday, October 28, 2004

Exploring the Past

De Soto history

October 28, 2004

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
October 1999
Members of the Green Pride staff were Sam Meier, editor in chief; Stephanie Jackson, news editor; Shauna Coffindaffer and Rebecca Coffindaffer, feature editors; Tia Bernard, district editor; Lindsay Garcia, arts editor; Nick McQuiston, sports editor;
Jen Thierer, business manager; Megan Short, ads manager; Dustin Hornor, graphics editor; Katrina O'Rourke, photo editor; Kerry Regan, Lucy Rumsey, Chelsea Salyer, Trinity Wright, staff photographers;
Tyler Beaver, Aaron Befort, April Davis, Mary Glorioso, Tracie Hingtgen, Morgan Kelly, Heather Sullivan, Caitlin Summerlin and Penny Teater, were staff reporters.
Kathy Hill was the adviser.
¢Don and Betty Parr celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Olathe with about 90 family and friends.
The Parr's children, Don Parr, Patti Hollingsworth and Pam Hughes, and their families organized the party.
The Parrs married Oct. 21, 1949 at Oakland Park Baptist Church in Kansas City.
¢Jim and Becky Keeney attended the grand opening celebration of the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield, Mo. Mr. Keeney was a World War II veteran. The museum had memorabilia from different war eras and featured the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.


15 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1989
The Country Clovers 4-H Club officers were installed with a candlelight ceremony led by Donna Lynn.
Those installed were Marcus Sanders, president; Michelle Klassen, vice president; Mitch Foster, secretary; Adrianne Foster, treasurer; Steven Lynn, reporter; James Lynn and Timmy Lynn, historians; Jason Berry and Andy Morrison, recreation leaders; Chad Hayden, song leader; and William Klassen, parliamentarian.
Margaret Klassen and Eugene Lynn were community leaders.
¢ Dain Donelson participated in the Business Career Day sponsored by Emporia State University. Donelson, a business honor student, represented De Soto High School, one of 42 high schools participating.
¢ Air National Guard, Sgt. Bobby R. Jackson Jr., graduated from the U.S. Air Force environment support course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
Jackson graduated from De Soto High School in 1980.
¢ Army Reserve Private Orson S.E. Mitchell, son of Sharon J. Mitchell, De Soto, completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
¢ Nellis Coker, Sacramento, Calif., visited the local Coker families and others.

20 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1984
The ninth grade girls' volleyball team at De Soto High School defeated Tonganoxie in the last home game of the season.
The Cats lost the first game 15-11. Kelly Hall scored 11 straight points in the second game to get the team back on the winning track. The team shut out Tongie in the second game 15-0. Terri Diepenbrock scored six straight points, clinching the 15-8 win in the third game.
¢ Albert (Rob) Lane received the Doctor of Osteopathy degree at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Kansas City, Mo.
¢ Twin brothers Matt and Mike Haynes, sophomores at De Soto High School, earned "All-League" honors at the Kaw Valley League cross country meet, finishing third and fourth, respectively.
The top five finishers in the race were designated by the league as "All-League."

35 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1969
Paul Pingleton, Alfred Pingleton, Charles Pingleton, Phillip Pingleton and Jay Gruver returned from a deer hunting expedition to Wyoming. The trip included trout fishing and getting caught in a snowstorm in Colorado.
¢ De Soto High School seniors Joe Webb, Joe Rice, Colleen Flinn, Susan Tripkos, Lana Pingleton, Beverly Long, and junior Roger Moll took part in the TV program "Categories."
¢ Senior class officers at De Soto High were Tim Maniez, president; Frank Smith, vice president; Susan Tripkos, secretary; and Colleen Flinn, treasurer.
Junior class officers were Victor Brown, president; Chris Curtis, vice president; Pat Blancarte, secretary; and Debbie Maness, treasurer.
Sophomore class officers were Roy Webb, president; Yvonne Grimes, vice president; Tim Cooper, secretary; and Vicki Koger, treasurer.
¢ Dorothy Hoff resigned at the end of the first nine weeks after teaching four years at De Soto High School. During the years, she taught American history, economics, sociology, psychology and current events. Hoff moved to Denver with her family.

38 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1966
Postmaster Warren Mann and staff moved into the new post office building.
¢ Mabel Cunningham moved to the Edna Ross apartment following the sale of the hotel she managed for several years.
¢ Len Plummer, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Eisele and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Walker were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cramer.

45 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1959
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cramer sold their farm home south of Eudora and moved to the home they bought from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Golden.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Martinson, accompanied by her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Taylor, vacationed at the Lake of the Ozarks and vicinity in Missouri.
¢ Loya Lou Coker celebrated her 16th birthday at Memorial Hall with more than 30 friends.


75 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
October 1929
The YW Club had an all-day quilting party at the home of Edith Sigman.
¢ Laura Whisman returned to her home at Thayer after a 10-day visit with relatives and friends.
¢ Dr. and Mrs. R.W. Boone entertained Mrs. Boone's father and a nephew from Colony.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Hesler attended the "Last Days of Pompeii" in Kansas City.

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