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Exploring the Past

De Soto history

June 23, 2005

21 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

July 1984

The De Soto City Council passed the bond for the city water department improvements. The bond issue was for $200,000 in revenue bonds. The funds were to be used to pay for costs incurred from the installation of new 10-inch water line replacements, installation of a new top on the underground storage tank and other repairs and improvements inside the water treatment plant.

  • Kansas motorists averaged 56.5 mph according to the Federal Highway Administration's second quarter of actual measured speeds on U.S. roadways.
  • Visitors at the Bob and Alberta McDaniel home were Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith and boys, all of Baldwin.

27 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

July 1978

Twelve school districts in the Third Congressional District were awarded a total of $347,644 in impact aid funds for the current year.

  • Johnson County 4-H Horse Club had five members travel to the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie for the Leavenworth County Invitational Judging contest. Johnson County received first place on the judging team composed of Tom Lindsay, Chris Hall and Micki Lee.
  • A new law was passed by the 1978 Legislature that according to the information released by the Kansas Highway Patrol, persons traveling in Kansas may tow trailers behind their motor vehicle if they met stringent regulations.

32 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

July 1973

Crop scientists had turned up a new disease in the Kansas wheat, but they were not certain how much loss would be suffered.

  • The Sunflower baseball team beat Gardner 2-1 to win the final game of the Jayhawk Babe Ruth League Tournament. The tournament win was the first in Sunflower's history.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Nalley and children visited the home of Luther Nalley and family. Luther and Jerry went fishing and came home with a 4 pound and 6-pound 4 ounce bass.

36 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1969

A new tax on tobacco went into effect July 1, 1969, which did not affect cigarettes, where the tax remained the same at about 35 percent of the wholesale prices. The new tax was on cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff and other tobacco products.

  • Crisco was 79 cents for a three-pound can at Corner Market. Corn was 45 cents for two 12-ounce cans. Tuna was 59 cents for two cans. Pream was 39 cents for seven ounces and frozen pie shells were 29 cents a package.
  • Pansy Penner and Minnie Edelbrock of Eudora attended a Rebekah meeting at Ottawa. The meeting was for a dinner, which the ladies also attended. The purpose of the meeting was to confer the assembly degree.
  • Army Private First Class Charles A. Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Curtis, was assigned to the First Calvary Division in Vietnam, as a radar repairman.
  • Buelah Johnson of Sunflower filled in for the summer as Welcome Wagon hostess for the area. The regular hostess, Mrs. Ohrenberg attended summer school to keep her teachers certificate up-to-date.


49 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1956

Sally Randall visited with her son, the Rev. Horace Randall and Mrs. Randall at Richmond, Ind.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jewett enjoyed an eight-day trip to Cleveland, Cincinnati and Athen, Ohio where they visited relatives and did some sightseeing.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon and children of Gardner visited their grandmother, Eva Moll. The Gordon family was planning a trip to Yellowstone Park and other places of interest in the western states.
  • Mrs. A.W. Blaylock, Sr., of Topeka, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Len Plummer. Mrs. J.H. Foley, who visited with Mrs. Montana Kaegi, accompanied her.

59 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1946

Mr. and Mrs. James McCleary and son, all of Garnett, visited with his mother, Mrs. Sam Golden and husband.

  • Alice Marie Goff, Jean Brewer and Pat Kraber, all of Lawrence, visited with Mabel Cunningham. The guests were employees of the Bell Telephone Company of Lawrence.
  • Mrs. Taylor Whitehun visited her daughter, Mrs. M. Everetts of Olathe.
  • Mrs. Elmer Bartlett of Joliet, Ill., visited her mother in Bonner Springs and was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dent. The Bartletts operated a filling station east of Corliss several years before.
  • Mrs. S.R. Zook and Mrs. Charles Kaegi went to Atchison for the day.

76 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

June 1929

Ida Moseley and Beulah Wiley of Kansas City visited with their sister and aunt, Maggie Freeman and family and attended the Ladies Aid Social.

  • Mrs. Walter Reid of Bonner Springs attended the Ladies Aid Social and helped out in the post office.
  • Gertrude Freeman was a guest of Mrs. Lloyd Chambers.
  • Clarence Walker of Kansas City visited with his mother and sister, Mrs. A.M. Walker and Pearl Walker.

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