Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2005

Exploring the Past

May 26, 2005

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
May 2000
About 4,000 members of the Kansas University class of 2000 participated in the 128th commencement processional into Memorial Stadium.
De Soto students who earned degrees were Kellie Irish, bachelor of arts in East Asian Languages; Jennifer Kelter, master of science in education-special education; Lesley Karnes-Janssen, bachelor of arts in design; and Jessica Kueker, bachelor of arts in microbiology and a bachelor of science in biology (genetics).
¢ De Soto High School athletes who qualified for the Kansas Class 5A state track meet in Wichita were Josh Goodin, Erica Francis, Cody Ptacek, Mindy DeGroot, Dominique Burgin, Jason Andrews, Julie Beck, Trinity Wright, Chris Wiker, Griffen Lee, Josh Haub, Ashley Crawl, Erin Adkins, Ashley Carlson, Michelle Roellchen, Angie Matlack, Aubrey Hale, Tina Wiggins, Chris Dexter and Matt Hearn.

21 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1984
The De Soto High School tennis team qualified two doubles teams for the state tournament.
¢ National Nursing Home Week took place at De Soto Rest Home with Joe Watson and Jewell Lockwood chosen as King and Queen.
¢ The De Soto Board of Education approved salary increases.

27 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1978
De Soto was one of 14 schools in the United States to receive a grant from the National Humanities Faculty.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. McDowell returned from a gift trip to California where they attended a Shackley meeting.
¢ The Kaw Valley Sportsmen Club held its annual kids fishing derby at Keeney's Lake.

35 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1970
Arthur Gabriel filed for nomination for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Mikel Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception.
¢ Robert Morris was named the new superintendent for De Soto Unified School District No. 232.
¢ De Soto Senior High biology teacher William Smith was selected to participate in a summer institute in environmental biology.

36 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1969
The Safety Queen for the Safety Parade was De Soto senior Gail Salvidio. Her attendants were Nancy Davison and Rose Mary Gillihan.
¢ Dale Shandy found a brown spider, bigger than a silver dollar, in his closet. He gave it to the De Soto High School for display to students.
¢ De Soto High School Student Council Officers for the 1969-1970 school year were Bill Heckman, president; Linda Stumpff, vice president; Cindy Hughey, treasurer; Gayla Coker, secretary; and Mike Laster, historian-reporter.
¢ Roger Wilkinson enlisted in the Navy and was in basic training at San Diego. Wilkinson was a 1967 graduate of De Soto High School.

49 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1956
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross of Mountain Home, Ark., visited with their daughter, Mrs. Lester Hickman and family.
¢ The dwellings on the McVey property southwest of De Soto were undergoing some remodeling and repair work.
¢ Mrs. Norbert Mize visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Mize, a surgical patient at the Memorial Hospital and found her able to return home.
¢ Mrs. M.V. Robbins went to north Kansas City where she was an instructor in the laboratory school of Council of Churches of the Methodist denomination.

59 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1946
Mrs. John Whitelaw, Mrs. John M. Whitelaw and Lula Hambleton were Kansas City visitors.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Zook and Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Koehler went to the Kansas City cocker spaniel dog show. Mr. and Mrs. Zook entered their dog in the show and she was awarded a prize in her class, the "puppy division."
¢ Mary Jones moved to Omaha.
¢ Eleanor Timmerman returned from Tarkio, Mo., where she completed her freshman year of college, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Timmerman. Other guests in the Timmerman home were their son, Kenneth, and his wife and small daughter of Kansas City.

76 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
May 1929
Nora Amber and daughter of Prairie Center visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Reynolds and attended the school dinner.
¢ Margaret Strickland was recovering from an illness.
¢ Mrs. B.S. Taylor, Alberta Taylor, Mrs. Bert Hoffman and Mrs. Clarence Hodge were Lawrence visitors.
¢ Marjorie Bowlin visited with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Freeman and uncle Orlie Freeman.

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