A blast from the past… 12-11-13

Posted December 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm


5 Years Ago (2008)

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The miracle of Christmas has a literal meaning at the David and Diana Runge home near Wessington as they celebrate the nearly full recovery of their 19-year-old son, Shane, from a pickup accident in the early morning hours of August 23.

Gerry Hunter, Miller High School principal, has announced that Anna Duxbury, daughter of Paul and Chris Duxbury, Wessington and Dana Fanning, daughter of John and Kim Fanning, St. Lawrence, are this year’s HOBY representatives.

10 Years Ago (2003)

The Wessington community enjoyed a special holiday extravaganza Dec. 11. The students from the Wessington School provided an hour and a half of delightful entertainment, consisting of vocal and instrumental selections under the direction of Susan Walton.

Edith Rogers returned Thursday after spending a week with her sister, Clarabell Wishard and family in Prairie City, Oregon. She was accompanied by her daughter Jody Shockman and granddaughters Sue Amdahl and Sally Olson, Coon Rapids, Minn.

Curt and Barb Teal, Brookings, are the parents of a son, Nicholas Richard, born December 1, 2003. He joins a sister, Makayla and a brother, Jacob. Grandparents are Shirley Runge, Wessington, and the late Richard Runge.

Candy Monshaugen and William (Bud) Molyneux were married Nov. 22 at The Stone Church in Huron. Parents of the couple are Ernest and Gloria Hutchins of Sisseton, Kathy Molyneux, Wessington, and Ron Molyneux of Huron.

20 Years Ago (1993)

Wessington Economic Development Corporation met November 30. Roger Fritzsche gave an update noon housing and stated that there was an active interest in building a spec house with eighteen pledges offered to date. The spec house investors would form a separate entity form WEDC.

Super Kids for the month of December in Wessington Middle School are Stephanie Schilling, grade 6; Jessica Fritzsche, grade 7; and Jami Hanks, grade 8. Super Kids are chosen by their teacher for working to the best of their ability, demonstrating good citizenship toward peers, and setting an outstanding example for others.

Jim, Jill and Lacey Johnsen were Monday evening callers at the Alice Rogers home.

Byron Woodruff and Gordon Davis each shot a 4×4 dear on the opening weekend of West River deer season. They bagged their deer near Buffalo in Harding County.

40 Years Ago (1973)

In a Christmas wedding December 1 in the Presbyterian Church, Wessington, with candlelight and Christmas trees, Gail Heasley, Wessington, and Kerwin Haeder, Wolsey, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony by Rev. Tyra Tally of Huron. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Bud Heasley, Wessington, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Haeder, Wolsey.

Lettermen for the 1973 football season have been named by Mr. Weisman and include six juniors, four sophomores, and one freshman and the following seniors: Duane Casavan, Kent Clarke, Ken Heasley, Randy Hedge, Lynn Johnsen, Dean Lockner, Gary Major, Bill Matthews, Mike Wuestewald.

Guests Sunday for pot luck dinner at the Ez O’Neal home were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Duane O’Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Marvel, Mr. and Mrs. Don Marvel and girls, Paul and Les McBride. The 22nd wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hanson was honored.

The week of December 13, Len’s Town & Country advertised specials included: two loaves Old Home bread for 89 cents; a quart of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail for 59 cents; 1 1/2 Quart jar Gedney Dill Pickles for 79 cents; and a pound of extra fancy Red Delicious apples for 25 cents.

50 Years Ago (1963)

Miss Marilyn Fritzsche has been named President of the Student Body of Northwest College of Commerce, Huron. Marilyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fritzsche.

Forty guests attended the open house Dec. 6 at the Bud Stobbs home, honoring A.C. Prentice on his 80th birthday. The birthday cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Kenneth Matthew and served by Mrs. Lowell Prentice. Mrs. Jean Timmons poured. The occasion was hosted by his children: Robert Prentice, Mrs. Marvin Fritz, Mrs. Neil Hinek, Lowell Prentice, Mrs. Jean Timmons, and Mrs. Bud Stobbs. Due to a blizzard Robert Prentice, Mrs. Marvin Fritz and Mrs. Neil Hinek were unable to attend but telephoned during the afternoon.

A rather severe blizzard last Saturday dominated the weather picture for this area during the past week. Two to three inches of snow fell during the storm, and winds gusting up to nearly 60 miles per hour at times made for quite disagreeable weather during the period.

60 Years Ago (1953)

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tonsager are at home in Wessington following a short wedding trip to the Black Hills. They were married on Wednesday, November 25 in the Presbyterian Church in the presence of the immediate families and a few close friends. The Rev. L. Hume Ward officiate.

After leading throughout the game until the final minutes of play, the Wessington Warriors cashed in on field goals by Lloyd Marshall and Lyle Orr in the overtime to defeat Yale on the Yale floor Monday evening in a conference game post-poned from Thursday night. It was Keith Mortensen who brought the Warriors back in the game in the closing seconds when, with Wessington trailing by three points, he went all the way down court to make a field goal and then dropped in a free throw given when he was fouled.

The Times-Enterprise will be printing a farm auction sale bill for Lloyd Grogan, St. Lawrence, who has announced that he is quitting farming and has bought the local Pool Hall. The deal for the purchasing of the recreational hall from the present owner, Floyd Patridge, has been completed, but Grogan said he will not take over until after his farm sale January 5.

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