Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Exploring the Past

November 12, 2008

Five years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER

November 1999

The De Soto High School soccer team’s quest for a state title ended in a double overtime 2-1 loss in Manhattan in the state championship game.

• The De Soto City Council agreed to purchase a close sand plant in the West Bottoms from Holiday Sand for $60,000.

• Johnson County District Judge Thomas Foster ruled he didn’t have the authority to close Sunflower Quarry for operating without a license. However, the judge did rule Hunt Midwest should pay the legal fees of the neighbors who brought suit against the company when it was annexed into De Soto..

Nine years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO EXPLORER

November 1999

Velma Moll was honored for her 80th birthday with an open house put on by her children and grandchildren at the De Soto Methodist Church fellowship hall.

• Leon and Myrtle Coker, Beverly, Jill and Wendy Stark, and Dorothy Nalley attended the birthday party in Overland Park for Congressman Dennis Moore. Moore passed out fliers from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, stating the ads on television and radio were false. Moore said he worked to strengthen social security for the elderly and for generations to come. He sponsored bills H.R. No. 685 and H.R. No. 1927 to make social security secure. He said being in D.C. was a great experience and hoped to be a Congressman for another team.

28 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

November 1980

Ruby Thorpe received a 25-year membership pin in the De Soto OES Chapter. Lucile Jackson, Grand Electra, presented the pin, and Marjorie Cates did the pinning.

• Machine Gunnery Sgt. Richard F. Bull returned from a deployment to Iwakuni, Japan. He was a member of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 based at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

While deployed, the squadron conducted training operations at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, with the 18th Tactical Fighter wing. The exercise involved F-15, AV-8 and A-6 aircraft in seven weeks of flight operations which included air combat maneuvering and air to ground bombing. Bull joined the Marine Corps in August 1967.

40 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

November 1968

De Soto Junior High School had more than 25 students on the honor roll.

Debra Bartholomew was the only student in the junior high school to receive A’s in all her classes for the first quarter.

• Mr. and Mrs. Ted Maness and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maness of Overland Park visited with their sister Mrs. Della Good at Topeka.

• The De Soto High School football team ended the season with a 45-32 loss to Louisburg.

49 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

November 1959

Ernest Johnson, who drove a truck for the past eight years for Watson Bros. Transportation, Co., Inc., of Omaha, Neb., was awarded a pin for five years of safe driving.

• Sue Bedford accompanied her sister, Mrs. Bill Roles, to her home at Mountain Home, Idaho. She was employed as radio dispatcher with the police department there.

79 years ago

FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS

November 1929

Mrs. J.T. Large, who had suffered from arsenic poisoning supposedly caused from cistern water off painted shingles, had improved.?¢ Mrs. Herman Gottstein had a stroke of paralysis.?¢ Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyles moved to the Woodson McCoy place near Wilder.

• Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zellers, Bonner Springs, attended the Oddfellows District meeting in De Soto.

• Lily Mosley and Susie of Topeka visited with relatives of the Linden and Soule families.

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