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Exploring the past

October 27, 2005

5 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER

October 2000

De Soto High School students Chris Dexter and Kendra Howard were named the 2000 homecoming king and queen. Other candidates were Kyle Copes, David Kennedy, Tiffany Bernard and Lucy Rumsey.

  • The Kansas University Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association recognized seniors from De Soto High School, Mill Valley High School and six other Kansas high schools in Johnson County as Kansas Honor Scholars.

De Soto High School students were Shannon Bunce, Rebecca Coffindaffer, Cody Gratny, Chad Johnson, Stephanie Kroemer, Patrick Lattin, Amanda Leach and Kahlen Ryba.

Mill Valley High School students were Doogin Brown, Bradley Buser, Jonathan Eck, Angela Matlack, Emily McNeill, Cody Plummer, Natasha Potratz, Amy Siler, Christina Wiggins, Dana Williams and Erin Zirbel.

  • Bill Rhodd, De Soto, represented Johnson County as an active member at the fall session of the Silver Haired Legislature at the State Capitol.

21 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

October 1984

A resolution outlining the city's policy on the issuance of industrial revenue bonds gained approval on a unanimous vote of the city council at its regular council meeting.

  • Preparations for the 1984 fall play had begun. The cast of "Harvey" was hard at work perfecting lines and building sets.
  • The De Soto High School Wildcats defeated the Basehor Bobcats 17-5 during homecoming. Before the first offensive play from scrimmage, the Wildcats lost the services of starting quarterback Darrin Weimer.
  • De Soto High sophomore Debbie Norton captured the honor of "Volleyball Hustler of the Week." She had gained experience by playing on the junior varsity team and was a member of the Ottawa tournament team.
  • The De Soto freshman football team remained undefeated with a record of 5-0 after a 21-0 victory over the Piper Pirates. Quarterback Rick Barthol led the Bobcat offense, connecting on a 52-yard touchdown pass to Duane Weimer and running for a 15-yard score.

32 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

October 1973

For the second time in two weeks, flood water spilled from the Kaw River onto nearby farmlands in the De Soto area. Steve Bond and Glenn Quy of the U.S. Geological Survey measured the cubic feet per second discharge of water at the De Soto bridge to determine down river flood peaks.

  • Gloria Bird, De Soto, was among 41 upper class and graduate students in the College of Home Economics at Kansas State University to be initiated into Omicron Nu.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leland Penner entertained with a family dinner at their home to honor his grandmother Nellie Dent's 90th birthday.
  • Mark Saler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Saler and a sophomore at Ottawa University, spent the winter term in London, England, where he studied "Stonehenge."

45 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

October 1960

Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Crownover sold their residence acreage on Kill Creek Road to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Dalke of Kansas City, and built a new home a few miles from that location.

  • Sunday dinner guests of Richard Haynes, Ava, Mo., were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Weller and family. Mr. Haynes was employed in Bonner Springs.
  • Earl Ryan purchased a llama from the Children's Zoo in Chicago to add to his wildlife collection.
  • Roxa Osborne, Overland Park, was a luncheon guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gabb and an overnight guest of Hattie Hale.

55 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

October 1950

Those from De Soto who attended the Bonner Springs Eastern Star meeting were Esther Ellis, Mae Blaylock, Nannie Marshall, Nellie Freeman, Colleen Tripkos, Edna Zellers, Louise Keegan, Evelyn Hickman, Bea Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ross and Mr. and Mrs. George Randall.

  • Edith Sigman and Eleanor Weimer entertained Y.W. Club members with a "Southern Party."
  • A field executive from the State Department of Public Instruction was present at a PTA meeting to talk about construction of school buildings. De Soto was considering a new grade school building.
  • The parent-education group met at Memorial Hall. Mabel Golden discussed "Not Too Young to Shave," and Leona Morse discussed "The Kind of Teachers Parents Like."

72 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

October 1933

Sheriff J.A. Jackson was suspended from his office. County Commissioner Frank Moore was appointed to take his place. L.R. Penner, who had been trustee of Lexington Township for several years, was appointed to take Mr. Moore's place and Jack Harris was appointed road patrolman.

  • The Bethel Ladies Aid met for its regular meeting. Mrs. Anthony Sundbye, Mrs. George Freeman, Mrs. Ben Moll, Mrs. Ariel Moll, Mrs. Carol Moll, Mrs. Verna Bowlin, Mrs. Ethel Sundbye, Mrs. Vern Wilson, Mrs. Marry Adams, Mrs. Swartz, Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. Spark were in attendance.
  • The M.E. Church had a fishing day. For 10 cents, participants could hook a big catfish. Every fish caught was a prize.
  • W.H. Baker's 73rd birthday was observed with a dinner at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. DeBoever.
  • Mollie Ashlock and Cora Corliss entertained the Athenaeum Club at the Ashlock home.

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