Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2005

Exploring the past

July 28, 2005

5 years ago
July 2000
Christy Duncan was named to the spring president's honor roll at Washburn University in Topeka for earning a 4.0 grade point average.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Simmons spent several days visiting relatives in Springfield, Mo., for a family reunion. Many family members traveled from California.
¢ The Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball team qualified for the state tournament in Mulvane after winning its district tournament in Ottawa.
¢ YMCA New Generations Preschool Program was granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The preschool program could serve up to 57 children ranging in ages from three to five.
An open house was scheduled for parents to see the program, meet with the staff and talk with other parents.

36 years ago
July 1969
Strawberry preserves were 39 cents for a 12-ounce jar at the Corner Market. Marshmallow peanuts were 19 cents a bag. Treet was 55 cents for a 12-ounce can. Buttered peas were two for 49 cents and Heinz catsup was 27 cents for a 14-ounce bottle.
¢ Edna Caldwell visited with her daughter and family of Lancaster, Calif. She also visited with Sally Bohack and family of Orange, Calif.
¢ Christina Mandell entertained friends with a swim and slumber party. The group swam at Gardner and had a barbecue afterward. Guests were Patty Flinn, Delores Owens, Vicky Danelski, and Jane Everly, Debbie Mize of Shawnee, and Cindy Hall and Debbie Hall of Kansas City.

49 years ago
July 1956
Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Feese and daughters, Carol and Donna, returned from a vacation trip which took them through the Dakotas and other points of interest.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lane of the Corliss neighborhood visited their daughter Mrs. Ival Midyett and family in California.
¢ The Harry Slaasted family, who were residents of De Soto, moved to Merriam where they purchased a suburban home.
¢ Dianne Wallace of Topeka was a guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Large.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Parker and Mrs. H. Bruce of Tulsa, Okla., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Sigman. They were enroute to Kansas City to attend the Athletic-Yankee baseball game.
¢ Sharon Burton of Detroit, Mich., visited her grandmother Jennie Shelton and family of her aunt, Mrs. Clyde Goodrum.
¢ Larry Zaring visited his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Zaring at Fort Worth, Texas.

59 years ago
July 1946
O. Wright resigned his position with the O.A. Kobler Drug Store and moved his headquarters to Lawrence where he was district secretary for the Scottish Rites Masonic Order.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis whose farm was absorbed by the S.O.W. plant bought a farm four miles north of De Soto. They sold that property and purchased Dr. O.C. Tackswell's property in the south part of town.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Osborne and daughter, Audrey, entertained a large group of Baldwin students. The young persons were members of caravans that were doing volunteer religious work among various Methodist churches.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Paul Earnheart motored to Aurora, Mo., and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linden.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Coker of Parsons were visiting De Soto relatives.

76 years ago
July 1929
Alberta Taylor was helping out in the store while Bert Hoffman was on a two-week vacation.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Barnett and family and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hackler were guests of Al and Bill Hackler.
¢ Will Warsop who was working with a road gang at Eskridge spent Sunday with his family in De Soto.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blaylock, Parsons, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Blaylock.

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