Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

Exploring the past/De Soto history

August 9, 2007

5 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

August 2002

Ryan King, son of Ron and Lisa King, attended Level I of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.

  • Selena Martinez, 4, daughter of Louis and Carmen Martinez, De Soto, was selected as a state finalist in the Miss Kansas American Coed Pageant in Overland Park.

¢ The De Soto City Council proposed action on a noise ordinance. The ordinance adopted a "plainly audible" standard for issuing citations and established maximum decibel levels for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

The ordinance would also ban certain noise-making activities during the nighttime hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Exceptions would be made for emergency vehicles and equipment used for public purposes.

20 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

August 1987

Gov. Mike Hayden and his family were in attendance at the De Soto Days Parade. The De Soto High School band, 4-H'ers, the Boy and Girl scouts, VFW No. 6654 and a church float were in the parade.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Butch Vertin, Gladys Brune and Pansy Penner went to the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., to watch "42nd Street."

35 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

August 1972

The Johnson County Fair opened in Gardner with carnival rides, booths, exhibits, events and displays. This was the 39th year of the fair.

  • Jeffery Fleniken, who worked in the Cedar Creek area with archeologists from the Kansas State Historical Society and Iowa State University, showed slides to the De Soto Rotary Club of areas where the groups had worked.

39 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

August 1968

  • County officials were expected to join with city and Johnson County school officials in Topeka to ask for a reassessment of real estate deferment. County commissioners said the time of the 1963 session of the legislature forced the county to reappraise at a 100 percent valuation to apply a 30 percent assessed valuation of that. Commissioners said the county was not fully or properly represented in the legislative session of 1963.

46 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

August 1961

Local Boy Scouts had an ice cream social to raise money for a trip. The Scouts raised $116.

  • De Soto Dragmasters scheduled a paper drive, asking for old newspapers and magazines.
  • Volunteers were needed to help paint a room at the Gardner Community Medical Center. The money saved in labor for painting was applied to new equipment.

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