Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2005

Exploring the past

August 25, 2005

21 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1984
Members of the Willow Springs Extension Home Unit took their annual day trip with Irene McDowell and Dorothy Straub in charge of the arrangements. They had dinner on the Leavenworth Plaza and visited the Fort Museum.
¢ Pauline Broveak celebrated her 95th birthday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Dale Steele and husband, with a family reunion.
¢ Angela Cardiff, 16-year-old daughter of Eva Cardiff, De Soto, and Scott Cardiff, Kansas City, was selected as the year's Miss Teenage De Soto.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1969
The senior and junior high varsity cheerleading squads attended the fifth annual Kansas National Cheerleading Association Clinic at Rock Springs Ranch. Those who attended were Rosemary Gillihan, Linda Stumpff, Stella Collins, Kathy Sanderson, Cindy Hughey, Geri Klug and Vickie Rush, senior varsity; and Debbie Maness, Yvonne Grimes, Debbie Nalley, Sue Dicken and Shirley Coffman, junior varsity.
The junior varsity won a white ribbon with an outstanding rating and a green ribbon for honorable mention.
The senior varsity received two blue ribbons with superior ratings, one red ribbon for an excellent rating and one white ribbon with an outstanding rating.
Both squads received the spirit stick entitling them to take it home.
¢ Council Grove postmaster Fay Roberts who was a former schoolteacher at De Soto, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sigman.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lane visited relatives in West Plains, Mo.
¢ Friends gathered at the home of Earl Ross to help celebrate his birthday with a picnic. Those present were their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hickman, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Penner, Nellie Dent, Edna Kilmer and Hazel Wright.
¢ Potato chips were 59 cents a bag at the Corner Market. Mustard was 19 cents for a 16-ounce bottle, marshmallows were 19 cents for a 10-ounce bag, lunch bags were 19 cents for a 50-count bag and bathroom tissue was 29 cents for two rolls.

35 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1970
The De Soto Unified School District No. 232 met in a special session and discussed the usage of buildings by non-profit organizations. They established a rate of $5 per hour with a two-hour minimum for opening the buildings.
¢ The Rotarians and their Anns enjoyed the annual picnic at the De Soto Park. Rotarians Gower, Lauffer and Shay proved to be real masters of the barbecue.
¢ A mayor's prayer breakfast took place at the De Soto United Methodist Church. The event, sponsored by the De Soto Jaycees, was for all the men of the community. Dr. Garrett was the speaker.
¢ The De Soto City Council was in the process of evaluating a proposed $5 million housing project which would include an ultra-modern mobile home park with 532 lots.
¢ The Bradley family had a family picnic at Shawnee Mission Park in honor of the birthdays of Jim Bradley, Mary Ann Bradley, Tootie Hall and Jimmie and Dannie Small, twin sons of Marlene (Bradley) Small.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1956
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Catton entertained Mr. Catton's nephew Major Wilbur Scott and wife of Meade, Md.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schuster and children of Kansas City were guests of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dicken and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dicken.
¢ Ardyce Freeman of Emporia visited Mr. and Mrs. O. Wright.
¢ Minnie Wyland of Olathe visited with her sister Mrs. C.W. Morse.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dent of Topeka and her sister Vina Everley of Eudora were guests at the W.H. Dent home.

58 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1947
Theodore Gress purchased the 40 acres south of the Anderson market from Sallie Randall.
¢ E.B. Heckert reported that he sold his property known as the Walker property to Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Sharp of Alabama.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jewett and children returned home after spending four weeks on a vacation auto trip that took them to many places of interest in the west including the Pacific coast states.
¢ Daisy Lou Warsop, Inez Price and Jerry Allen were among those who appeared in an amateur program at the Lawrence theatre.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
August 1929
C.B. Jewett purchased the Sam Golden property on north Shawnee St.
The C.H. Linden family planned to occupy the home.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shunk from Nebraska visited with Mrs. Shunk's father, V.M. Couch.
¢ Neal Hambleton accompanied Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Coker to Parsons for a week's visit.

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