Archive for Thursday, April 20, 2006

Exploring the past/De Soto history

April 20, 2006

5 years ago


April 2001

Groundwork was being laid for a fountain to be installed at Miller Memorial Park in De Soto.

  • Joseph Larson, a freshman in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University, was named as one of the newest members of Silver Key, K-State's sophomore leadership honorary.
  • City officials discussed the repairs needed for the 33-year-old city pool. De Soto Parks and Recreation Director Jay Garvin discovered large chunks of the pool's deck had deteriorated over the winter.

The deck was not the only problem. Parts were needed for the water filtration system that were not in supply.

20 years ago


April 1986

Edith Owens, Marie Thorp, Betty Pell, Ruth Bowlin, Lela Allen, Gladys Bowlin, Alicia Tankersley, Pansy Penner and Shirley Penner represented the De Soto United Methodist Church at the spring tea at the Monticello Church.

  • Twelve students from De Soto High School traveled to Piper High School for the third annual league math relays. Students competed on three-man teams in the areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, senior math and computers.

De Soto teams placing first were the Algebra II team of Susan Nicholis, Paula Maxey and Steve Wright and the geometry team of Jeff Wooton, Mark Ohrenberg and Tim Pittman.

Other students who competed were Antti Pietarinen, Jim Gallagher, Jason Mullin, Lance Chandler, Cyndi Luther and Angie Lopez.

  • Sgt. Karen G. Noe, daughter of Leonard and Verna Noe, De Soto, graduated from the U.S. Army Facilities Engineering Support Agency's prime power production course at Fort Belvoir, Va.

27 years ago


April 1979

The old bridge was removed over Kill Creek on Trestle Road connecting old Kansas Highway 10 and Kill Creek Road after serving the people more than 40 years. It was being replaced with a new one.

  • Senior class officers were elected for the 1979-1980 school year at De Soto High School. Students were Eric Braley, president; Scott Tate, vice president; Tammy Thomas, secretary; and Brent Bedford, treasurer.
  • Lawrence and Terry Warsop bought the mobile home of Buddy Kobler. They sold their home to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stillwell. Mr. Kobler purchased the former Lloyd Coker home.
  • Opal Price, who was visiting her daughter, Dott Stephens, fell and broke her hip. She was taken to Olathe Community Hospital.

40 years ago


April 1966

Those from De Soto who attended the dinner in Kansas City for Kansas bank officers and employees were Dorothy Periman, Viola Babbitt, Myrtle Coker, LaVerne Pressler, Virginia Murphy, Joyce Steward, Sharon McMillian, Jane Rosenstangle, Jess Johnson, Arlen Gabriel and Arthur Gabriel.

  • Work was done toward getting a new swimming pool for De Soto. The De Soto Recreation Council -- group organized to sponsor it.
  • Roxa Osborne visited friends in St. Louis and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gabb in Slater, Mo.

50 years ago


April 1956

Helen Blaylock received the appointment of District Aide at the Grand Chapter of the OES, which took place in Wichita.

  • Mr. and Mrs. G.V. Longstreth attended the State Farm Insurance meeting in Hutchinson.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Theron Cole, Bruce and Linda of Wellsville, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Scott and Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Atkinson were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Welch.
  • Irene Stratton Butcher, while visiting her mother, Lovina Stratton in Kansas City, entertained in honor of her mother at the Harvey Westport room in the Union Station. The guests were relatives. The Strattons lived in De Soto many years ago.
  • Mrs. Clarence Tripkos entertained with a birthday dinner for her husband. Friends and relatives attended.

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