Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Exploring the Past

January 17, 2008

5 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 2003

In his annual State of the City Address, Mayor Dave Anderson said the city was in a good position to make progress in 2003 bolstered by the discovery of at least $1 million in city government coffers.

¢ De Soto High School teacher Scott Sharp was one of 23 teachers honored with the Kansas Horizon Award, established to recognize outstanding first-year K-12 teachers.

¢ Lloyd and Maxine Coker planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, given by their children, Loya Beery and Gayla Hougham, at the De Soto Community Center.

¢ A fire caused an estimated $200,000 at the De Soto home of Doug Rowland when he was working on the plumbing with a torch and apparently got too close to one of the studs.

27 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1981

Ruth Buckley, Lela Allen, Leota Long, Pansy Penner, Barbara Dickerson and Juanita Marshall attended the meeting of Degree 4 Rebekah Lodge in Lawrence when the officers of that lodge were installed.

36 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1972

Nominees for the De Soto Jaycees Distinguished Service Award were the Rev. Richard Copeland, Hank Ruckert, Darrel Zimmerman and Lloyd Slocum.

Outstanding Citizen Award nominees were Gene Gower, Jo Etta Gower, Clarence "Bill" Johnson, Dot Longstreth, Dorothy Nalley and Pansy Penner.

Outstanding Young Educator Award nominees were Paula Connett, De Soto Senior High; Mary Etta Copeland, De Soto Annex; Alice Fleming, De Soto Elementary; Janet Holman, De Soto Junior High; and Donna Miller, Woodsonia-Monticello.

Outstanding Volunteer Physical Fitness Leader award nominees were Bob Hill and Donnie Schmidt.

49 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1959

¢ John Zimmerli was building a rental house on his lot on First Street. Dean Weller was building a house in the Luther addition.

¢ De Soto Public Schools were closed for a day because of the severe snow storm.

¢ The fire engine brigade was called to extinguish flames at Ziegler's garage, and later to a burning box car near the Goodrum Elevator.

59 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1969.

¢ The Jewett Pleasant Hour Club met with Emma Cobb, Edna Ross and Pearl Rattles at Mrs. Cobb's home.

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