Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

Exploring the past

January 24, 2008

5 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 2003

Seven-year-old Elisa Veach designed a board game "Mouse Round-up" for University Games. The youngster saw a contest announcement for a chance to design a new children's game for the University Games Company while on a family vacation to Disneyland in April 2001.

She also was selected as one of the experts used in the production of the company's new trivia game "Beat the Expert."

¢ Jhasmine Roddick won the Lexington Trails Middle School spelling bee and would go on to compete in the Johnson County spelling bee in February in Olathe. The school's other top-four finishers were Rebekah Gulley, Lucas Slater and Colin O'Neill.

¢ As part of a lawsuit settlement in 2001, the De Soto City Council approved an agreement with the Brady Family Trust that zoned 25 acres just north of the Seldom Rest subdivision as R-3, or multi-family dwellings. Subsequent to that action, the Brady rust sought and gained city approval to plat the property for apartments and duplexes. The city approved a site plan for 228 apartments on the north section.

27 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1981

The Mu Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phil welcomed five new pledges Pat Beadle, Bonnie Montgall, Ruth Zimmerman, Joy Mann and Ruby Nelson.

¢ Dwain and Carolyn Pyle walked away with the first-place trophy at the World of Wheels show. Dwain's 1970 Dodge Challenger RT with a 426 Hemi motor and custom '70 Hemi' license plates breezed by the other six entrants in his class, current restored cars, to walk away with top honors.

¢ Micki Lee was presented her 10-year 4-H membership pin.

¢ De Soto High School senior Tari Nelson, daughter of Glen and Ruby Nelson, was a candidate for the 1981 Spring Hill Tournament queen.

36 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1972

Paul Pingleton, a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Patrol, completed a course in Advanced First Aid at KU Medical Center.

¢ A four-roll package of Northern tissue was 29 cents at Coker Brothers in De Soto. Red potatoes were 10 pounds for 39 cents and full cooked hams were 59 cents a pound.

59 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1969

Emily Balance, teacher for the past few years of the fourth grade at Sunflower Village School, received a certificate of honor from Quiz Kids Inc., nominating her as a participant in the Quiz Kids Best Teacher contest. She was nominated by Wanda Gilmer.

¢ Pvt. Bill De Boever returned to Chanute Air Field near Chicago after a visit here with parents and friends, and William L. Plummer, U.S.N., Memphis, Tenn.

76 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

January 1932

While the Lexington township officers spent $13,547.06 for work in the township during the year 1931, they accomplished a great deal of good for the community in the way of roads. Along with the expenditures they reduced the outstanding warrants from $6,660 to $4,300.

¢ The bridge work on Kill Creek was completed and was opened to traffic.

¢ Mr. and Mrs. G.V. Longstreth entertained the following guests at a bridge party: Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Martinson, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Morse and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dicken.

¢ Mrs. Willoughby Koeller entertained a few of her friends to a quilting at her home. Present were Catherine Earnheart, Mollie Ashlock, Dot Longstreth, Jessie Hodge, Lutie Coker, Stella Coker, Monte Kaegi and Isabel Gable.

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