Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

Exploring the past

March 16, 2006

5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER
March 2001
Lexington Trails Middle School raised a total of $4,120 for the American Heart Association during the annual Hoops for Heart fund-raiser.
¢ Students from Monticello Trails Middle School served as pages for Rep. Ray Cox. They were Andrew Demo, Aubree Casper, Doug Duncan and Max McGraw.

15 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
March 1986
The Willow Springs Extension Unit was represented at the education workshop at the Olathe United Methodist Church by Addie Austin, Irene McDowell, Dorothy Nalley, Daisie Plumb, Pansy Penner, ElFreeda Payton and Dorothy Straub.
¢ Ruth Bowlin and Gladys Brune returned from Matazatlan, Mexico, where they enjoyed a week-long vacation. They went sightseeing in the town and in the mountains.
¢ Rebecca Leach, daughter of Jim and Evonne Leach, won a poster contest in celebration of Nutrition Month. She was recognized by the Kansas State Board of Education and was presented with an engraved plaque.
¢ During an awards ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy, Major Ann Parey, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Rex Owens, De Soto, was presented with a miniature American Flag that was carried aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

27 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
March 1979
Three De Soto High School seniors were named to participate in the Johnson County All-Star Basketball game sponsored by the Johnson County Community College.
Monica McAninch and Shelly Cowden represented De Soto on the girls' Gold team and Scott Proch represented the boys' Gold team.
¢ Wiley Bidleman, Woodsonia Elementary fifth grade teacher, was named "Teacher of the Week" by KCMO radio. He was nominated by one of his students and received a case of apples as a prize.
¢ Carol Moll and Mitch Lambeth, De Soto High School seniors, were selected as Kansas State Scholars for receiving high ratings on the ACT tests.

47 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS
March 1959
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Owings purchased the new two bedroom home that Dean Weller built in the Luther addition west of town.
¢ Patti McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. McLaughlin, was accepted into the Sigma Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Baker University.
¢ C.C. Atkinson was back to work at his barber shop after a three month absence on account of illness.
¢ The De Soto boys basketball team ended its season by losing to Bonner Springs 55-63.
The Wildcats' overall record for the season was 12-9.
The team tied for second place with Baldwin and Eudora in league play.
¢ Eugene Brune, owner and operator of the Sinclair Service Station, had torn down the original structure and built a new addition to the building.
¢ The new officers for Brownie Troop 160 were Linda Morris, president; Jane Meinke, vice president; Jane Sandidge, treasurer; and Karen Brune, reporter.

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