Archive for Thursday, August 4, 2005

Exploring the past

August 4, 2005

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
August 2000
The United States Postal Inspection Service was offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men that robbed the Clearview City Post Office. The suspects were a white male and a black male.
¢ Jamie Riggs of De Soto was named to the spring 2000 Dean's List at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
¢ De Soto High School graduate Kevin Kowalik began his tenure at Wichita State University as the head tennis coach. Prior to this, Kowalik served as an assistant coach at Baylor University.

32 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1973
Claus K. Pauls, chief of police for De Soto, announced his resignation at the regular city council meeting. In his letter of resignation Pauls stated that because of the suggested takeover of the police department by the Johnson County Sheriff's office, he felt it necessary to seek employment elsewhere.
¢ Kenny Bedford, De Soto, was credited with saving the life of Tim Pinnick, Eudora, after a freak accident at Miller Memorial Park.
¢ The Jayhawk Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars brought home the sportsmanship trophy from the state tournament at Wellington.
¢ The Pride Program, a newly initiated summer student employment program, sponsored by the board of education of the De Soto school district, employed 20 young people who were hard at work at the USD 232 school building.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1969
The city hit an all-time peak for electrical consumption between June 26 and July 28. The load was 609,600 KWH for revenue of $5,855.41. A comparable period of July 29, 1968 through August 28, 1968, showed 465,600 KWH for revenue of $4,842.78.
¢ The Linden-Tripkos Memorial Post 6654 VFW was making progress on the rebuilding of its post home that burned in April. Several people aided in erecting a blue and white metal building on the foundation of the old post home.
¢ John Wise, on Kansas Highway 32 west of Linwood found what he thought was a brown recluse spider in his bathtub. It was sent to Kansas University, and confirmed as the second such spider found in the Midwest.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1956
Beulah Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tripkos sold their interests in the Midway Cafe to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis who were open for business.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Cook and children, Carla Jo and Jeffrey, and Esther Ellis and children went to Swope Park.
¢ Mabel Freeman sold her home to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gabriel. A small home for Mabel was arranged on the lot belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Zehner.
¢ Mrs. Luke Pell and her three sisters had a reunion at the Pell home. It was the first time in 12 years that the sisters were together. They did not have any brothers and their parents died earlier.

59 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brady, Jr., and son moved to their new home in Olathe. Mr. Brady was a radio electrician at Marshall's Store.
¢ Mrs. S.M. Frink spent the day in Kansas City with a friend from western Kansas whom she had not seen for a number of years.
¢ Roy Warsop of Webber Falls, Okla., visited his mother, Ida Warsop.
¢ Mrs. W.H. Loveall accompanied her son, John Zimmerli and Mrs. Zimmerli to Kansas City for the evening.
¢ Mrs. Julian Hymer, Mrs. Eugene Midyett and Phyliss Longstreth spent an afternoon in Olathe.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1929
Vernon Ashlock and family moved into the house vacated by Ed Blevins.
¢ Hazel Rattles stayed with Amy Bond while Mrs. Bond was in the hospital.
¢ C.S. Hambleton and son, Neal, and Harold Heary went to the Fairfax flying field.
¢ Helen Toothaker of St. Louis, Mo., visited with Thelma Murphy and other friends in De Soto.
¢ Leland Penner visited with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Penner.
¢ Sarah Agnew spent several days with Fay Harbison.

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