5 Years Ago (2008)
Phylicia Hoffman, junior at Miller Area High School was chosen as the Girls’ State delegate at the March 6 meeting of the Watson-Krauter Unit 110 Legion Auxiliary meeting.
Fifteen quilts were mailed on March 4, bringing the total to 442 quilts that have been made since April 2004 by the Quilting for the Troops ladies.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The first issue of “The Warrior Writer” was made available to the community March 10. The newsletter/magazine is being created as part of a grant awarded to the Wessington School that will provide technology equipment.
The Wessington Warriors topped the Wolsey Cardinals 59-45 in the opening round of the District 5B basketball tournament at the Huron Arena March 4.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Wessington Junior High students captured 11 out of 16 trophies awarded at the Junior High Oral Interpretation Contest March 8, at Tulare. Five of the eleven trophies awarded were for first place: Lisa LeGrand, Oratory; Amy Duxbury, Serious Prose and Humorous; Tanya Hofhenke, Serious Drama and Poetry. Jami Hanks and Kristi Runge also received 1st place for their memorized duet.
The Wessington Warriors’ season came to an end last Thursday night as the Tulare Chieftains defeated them for the District 5B title by a score of 59-49. Bill Kelsey and Rodney DeHaven led the Warriors with 11 points each, followed by Curtis DeHaven netting 10.
Clinton Haigh was elected as Boys’ State representative with Matthew Cavanee as alternate, at the March 4 meeting of the Watson Krauter Post #100 American Legion.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Lowell Prentice has been named “Legionnaire of the Year” of the Watson-Krauter Post. He will be in competition for the district title at the spring meeting at Redfield.
Miss Jean Marie Bohr, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bohr, Wessington, has been officially certified as a candidate to the South Dakota finals of the Miss National Teenager Pageant of 1973. Candidates will be judged for their scholastic achievements, civic contributions, poise, personality and appearance. Miss Bohr’s local sponsors include Len’s Town & Country Store, Bank of Wessington, Farmers Union Oil Company, and the Times-Enterprise.
Three certificates of nomination have been issued and are being circulated for positions on the new “Board of Trustees” of the City of Wessington. Three vacancies will occur, and at the present time there is one candidate running for each position…Henry Kunz, owner and operator of the Wessington Laundromat and Dry Cleaning; Gordon Davis, serviceman and technician for Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative; and Doug Voss, Grade Principal and basketball coach for the Wessington High School.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Tuesday evening supper guests at the Marvin Matthews home in honor of Billy’s 7th birthday were J.F. Naughton of Holabird, Chas. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thieman, Kent Clarke and Jeff Lakner. Kent and Jeff were also overnight guests.
Fourth graders Steve Bohr, Linda Lakner, and Marlys Cox represented the 4th grade in Huron at the spelling contest.
Mrs. George Diekhoff, Mrs. Ted Syring, Mrs. Earl Scott, Mrs. Donald Clarke were coffee guests at the home of Mrs. Harry Clarke, in honor of Mrs. Robert Fisher’s birthday.
Weekend meat specials at Hutchinson’s Grocery in Wessington included the following: Morrell’s ready to eat smoked picnics, 32 cents a pound; pork chops, 49 cents a pound; sliced Yorkshire (thick) bacon, 2 pounds for 89 cents; and large bologna at 42 cents per pound.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Six of the full time teachers in the Wessington school systems were offered contracts with raises at the regular meeting of the Board of Education, March 9. Offered contracts were Miss Lucas, 5th and 6th grades, $2,100; Miss Shaw, 1st and 2nd grades, $2,100; Miss Gilligan, 3rd and 4th grades, $2,500; and Mrs. Muller, 7th and 8th grades, $2,500. In high school: Bruce Scheiver, $3,250; Miss Sanders, $3,050; and Herb Nelson (part time) $1,800.
South Dakota’s 33rd legislative session ended last week after appropriating a total of $46,264,459 for the operations of state government for the biennium beginning July 1 of this year. The amount appropriated by the legislature was $911,620 less than the budget recommended by Governor Sigurd Anderson, and was the first time in years that a legislature had appropriated less than a recommended budget.
Skippy Peanut Butter was advertised for 41 cents at the Golden Rule Dept. Store. Other specials included a four-roll pack of Charmin Toilet Tissue for 35 cents, three cans of Butter Kernel corn for 47 cents, two dozen oranges for 45 cents; and a bag of Cello carrots for 15 cents.