Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Exploring the Past

April 14, 2005

5 years ago
April 2000
Heather Drennon, James Gray and Joshua Swenson, all of De Soto, were named to the Johnson County Community College Dean's honor roll for the fall 1999 semester.
¢ The De Soto High School quartet won the barbershop competition at Olathe East High School.
The Barber Belles, composed of Jamie Budreau, Penny Teater, Stacia Johnson and Rebecca Coffindaffer, sang "Rock Around the Clock."
The Dream Angels, composed of Michelle Roellchen, Lori Ross, Kim Abels and Amanda Middaugh, sang "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer."
They took first place and received gold medals for their performance.
The Fantastic Four composed of Clint Velazquez, Josh Goodin, Victor Gossage and Matt Engels, sang "Can You Tame Wild Women?" They received a silver medal for their performance.
¢ De Soto High School's golf team won the Bonner Springs Invitational. Four of the top five finishers were from De Soto.
Jimmy Nolan and Seth Rhodes each shot 40. They were the top scorers in the nine-hole event. Lane Erickson shot a 42 and Matt Holton shot a 43.
The following weekend, the team finished second in the 16-team Gardner Invitational.
Erickson shot a 76, Rhodes and Holton each shot 79, and Ben Laster shot an 80.

20 years ago
April 1985
More than 200 high schools across the state of Kansas competed in the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association's journalism contests. De Soto High School won the traveling sweepstakes trophy for the most points earned over all contest areas.
¢ The De Soto High School band, concert choir and the girls chorus performed at the regional music festival.

35 years ago
April 1970
Robert Warsop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Warsop, won first place in the spelling bee at the annex school.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Tripkos celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception with family and friends.
¢ The De Soto Masonic Lodge No. 40 awarded 50-year pins to long-term De Soto Lodge members.

36 years ago
April 1969
In the city election, incumbent Harvey Schultz was re-elected as mayor and incumbent city councilman T. Charles Schmidt was also re-elected. B.R. Steele won the vacant seat on the city council in a one-vote victory over Leon Coker.
Dr. Charles D. Stumpff was re-elected to the school board.
¢ Robert Manson was named champion soybean grower at the fourth annual Kansas Soybean Yield Recognition and Awards banquet in Manhattan.
Manson won in the annual soybean yield contest with a yield of 63.8 bushels per acre on 5.194 acres.
Reserve champion and second-place winner was Wayne Dicken with a yield of 58.7 bushels on 9.8 acres.
Both Manson and Dicken were top yielders in District 1, Northeast Kansas, as well as the state.
¢ The extension homemakers units of Johnson County had their annual Spring Tea. Nine members from the De Soto unit attended. They were Stella Rose, Gladys Brune, Dorothy Nalley, Bonnie Schellack, Roxie Bedford, Nina Caldwell, Ethel Neal, Christine Ellis and Josie Cox.

40 years ago
April 1965
Bill Willis and Rick Wittman of the Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company presented the program for Rotary. Clyde Goodrum, Dr. Charles Stumpff and Harvey Schultz were driving new Fords.
¢ The floor had been poured for the new recreation parlor adjoining the Osburn Drive-In. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Osburn took over management of the drive-in. Joe Grazier laid the lock for the new building.
¢ A new heating system was ordered for Memorial Hall and the City was to install it.

47 years ago
April 1958
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Golden and daughters, Artyce, Ann and Mary Fran, motored to St. Louis for a weekend trip.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Perkins and Emily Balance attended an art display at Kansas University.
¢ The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the members of the De Soto I.O.O.F. Lodge took place at Sunflower Village.
¢ The office of the De Soto Lumber Company was remodeled and an open house took place so the public could see the improvements.

76 years ago
April 1929
Lawrence Watson, Jim Midyett and Clayton Midyett saw George Jessel in "Lucky Boy" at the Bowersock.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Lester Douglas and Mrs. C.S. Hambleton went to Kansas City.
¢ Virgil Baker was laid up with a severely sprained ankle.
¢ Mercedes Mitchell visited with her parents of Olathe.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Herman Plank and Bobbie visited with Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Bowlin and Marjorie.

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