5 Years Ago (2008)
Cody Kleinsasser and Megan McGillvrey announce the birth of a son, Jett Zachary Kleinsasser, born February 13, 2008 at Merit-care Hospital, Fargo. Grandparents are Ray and Melony Kleinsasser of Wessington, and Richard and Sherry McGillvrey of Wolsey.
Dale Hargens, District 22 State Representative from Miller, announced his candidacy for State Senate in District 22.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Just two days after getting their alert notice, members of Battery C, 2nd Battalion 147th Field Artillery of Redfield and Miller, were notified their unit will report for federal service, March 13. Battery C is the only 2nd Battalion unit called to support Operation Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom.
Wessington senior boys were recognized for their athletic participation throughout their athletic careers at the gym February 13. Boys who were honored were Josh Erfman, Josh LeGrand, Joe Kellogg, Rusty Parmely, Kyle Rowen, and Cody Kleinsasser.
In observance of the American Legion’s 85th birthday, the Auxiliary hosted a potluck meal prior to the March 6 meeting. Donald Clarke, a Korean War Veteran, was presented medals earned during his year in service by Veteran Service Officer, Richard Haigh.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Billie Jo Parmely, a senior from Wessington High School, was a House page for two weeks. She was sponsored by Rep. Robert Duxbury.
The Wessington School Board tabled for the second time a motion to offer the current administration contracts for the 1993-94 school term. School board members spent over six hours in executive session last Monday night discussing personnel matters. No action was taken as a result of the lengthy session.
Mr. and Mrs. Rennald Stiner spent a few days with Rennae, Dave, Dustyn and Kelsey Padderud at Britt, Iowa. Also they visited Gerald and Helen Lund, Dike, Iowa, and George and Shirlee Krueger, Little Rock, Iowa.
The Wessington Warriors moved into the championship game of the District 5B tournament with a 57-55 victory over the Wolsey Cardinals. Curtis DeHaven led the Warriors with 16 points, followed by Chris Heinz scoring 12.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Area ladies winning in the women’s division of the Dakota Winter Show were Mrs. Versal Krause, second on patch work blouse; Mrs. Rennald Stiner, second on slack suit; Mrs. Vernon Koch, first on knitting and crocheting; Mrs. Harry Mill, second on creative hobby; and Mrs. Frank Delvaux, former resident, first on sweet rolls and second on cookies.
Mrs. Kenneth L. (Mary Lou) McGirr, Huron, was named Huron’s Young Career Woman at the Huron Business and Professional Women’s Club meeting Monday evening. Mrs. McGirr, the former Mary Lou Bohr of Wessington, is employed as secretary in the Huron College department of education and teacher placement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bohr, Wessington and a graduate of Wessington High School.
Some of the new books at the library are: “Jennie” by Ralph G. Martin; “I’m OK–You’re OK” by Thomas Harris; “The Academy Awards: A Pictorial History” by Paul Michael; “Then There Grew Up a Generation” by Thyra Bjorn; “Doctor’s Kingdom” by Elizabeth Seifert; and “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” by Agnes Turnbull.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Several eager basketball fans left Friday, for the State “B” Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls: Eben Noyes, Larry McNeil, Larry Fernholz, Doug Fritzsche, David Duxbury, Dennis Clarke, Dennis Matthews, Jerry Phillips, Mary Sievers, Marilyn Fritzsche, Donna Holley, Jean Duxbury and Norma Rogers. Tony Fernholz, Joy Duxbury and Mrs. Irving Rogers were chaperones.
Mr. and Mrs. John Haigh were surprised, Sunday, March 3, when their children and grandchildren came to their home with a carry-in dinner to help them celebrate their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haigh, Rapid City; Larry Haigh and sons, Jack and Jerry, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Haigh and sons, Bonilla; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Simons and family, St. Lawrence and Warren Haigh, Huron.
Mrs. Henry Sievers was honored Sunday, March 3, at a bridal shower held in the Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Mesdames R. W. Moller, Emil Martens, Earl Phillips, Don Matthews, Stanley Martens, Leslie Wedge, Delbert Hoffmann, Wayne Horsley and Dick Licht.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Siegling and sons and Mrs. Arvy Ravenscroft drove to Miles City, Mont., for a few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Dick Welbes and family.
Supt. Fred Mohr put out a call for volunteers to help cement the floor of the gym in the school.
District 16 basketball play got underway at Highmore Thursday morning. It furnished many very close games and saw Wessington claim runner-up honors. Their only defeat was met at the hands of Harrold, 69 to 50.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy McGirr and sons called at the Clayton Lakner home Friday evening.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lichty, a daughter, Feb. 25, weighing five pounds, 7 3/4 ounces.
Red Owl advertised JELL-O three-3 oz. packages for 23 cents, and 3 cake mixes for 89 cents. Hershey’s Breakfast Cocoa was 26 cents for an 8-oz. can; 24 bars of Hershey Bars was 89 cents; tuna fish at four-7 oz. cans for a dollar and a 16 oz. can salmon for 53 cents.