Exploring the past
5 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS, September 2002
The Shawnee Indian Tribe again asked the Washington, D.C., U.S. District Court to halt any transfer of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant property until the Bureau of Indian Affairs ruled on the Shawnee's request that all of the closed plant be placed in a trust for the tribe.
- De Soto School Board member Sandy Thierer was in her third year as a member of the Kansas Association of School Board's Legislative Committee, helping shape the education of not only students in the De Soto school district but across the state and nation.
- Mill Valley fans would get a stadium at their school's athletic field if De Soto USD 232 school district patrons approved the proposed $76.75 million bond issue in November.
School board members came to a consensus to allocate funds from the proposed bond issue to construct bleachers and a press box at the Jaguars' field.
Denis Johnson, director of facilities, presented board members with several options for constructing home-side grandstands and a press box at the Mill Valley football field.
- De Soto High School senior Michael Allen was nominated to play in the third annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
27 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS, September 1980
De Soto made it two in a row as the Wildcats football team defeated the Eudora Cardinals 41-14 in a non-conference contest.
- State Senator candidate Bogina presented a set of Kansas state statute law books to the city of Eudora.
40 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS, September 1967
Edna Ross and Gayle Culpen were among those who attended the Billy Graham Crusade in Kansas City.
- Jess and Hazel Childers, owners of the Horseshoe Cafe, treated the members of the De Soto men's softball team to a free steak dinner as a reward for the team wining the tournament.
- Dale and Anna Garrett were in their new all-aluminum hybrid-prefabricated home on south Wyandotte.
50 years ago
FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS, September 1957
Chuck Bruemer completed barber's training at the barber school in Kansas City and was employed at a shop near the Plaza.
Ten years earlier in 1947: Alva Brown purchased the Lehman home. The Lehman's planned to move to the O'Keefe property.