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W-W Prom

Posted April 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Submitted by Darcy Langbehn

Wolsey – Wessington High School Seniors pose in front of the decorations at Wolsey – Wessington Prom April 5th, 2014. For more pictures check out page 4


    The element of surprise Wells Wisdom 4-16-14

    This weekend, my older daughter, Stefanie, was invited by her younger sister, Tracie, to go bridesmaid’s dress shopping. Since Stefanie will be matron of honor when Tracie is married later this year, there was nothing unusual in that. They had a leisurely lunch and then went to the bridal shop and spent a fun two hours.

    What Stefanie didn’t know was that while they were having this fun time, her husband, Marty, and Tracie’s fiancé, Charles, were frantically running around hanging decorations and collecting food for

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    Butterfly Ball

    Wes and Faith Nelson, rural Wolsey, share a father/daughter dance.

    Wolsey mother Brandi Hoverson and daughter Lily dance at the Butterfly Ball.

    Camille Rearick of Wolsey and Josephine Schwarzendruber of Miller pose during the Butterfly Ball.

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    Wessington’s Tammy and Keith Skinner and daughter Ally enjoy a dance together at the Butterfly Ball, hosted by the Wolsey-Wessington Preschool. Approximately 100 father/daughter

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    Quiz Bowl encourages youth to think about farm and ranch safety

    The FFA chapter from Wolsey-Wessington High School placed third during the fifth annual Team up to Safety quiz bowl competition held Monday, April 7, in Brookings. Sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union, the quiz bowl was held in conjunction with the South Dakota State FFA convention held on the campus of South Dakota State University.

    “The quiz bowl is a fun way for high school students to learn about safety on the farm or ranch,” said Doug Sombke, South Dakota Farmers Union President, of the Jeopardy

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    W-W third and fourth grade girls


    WOLSEY-WESSINGTON third and fourth grade girls just finished their basketball season. Coaches Betsy Clemente and Jeff Luce are in the back row with (l-r) Macie Luce, Alyssa Hiles, Emma Haeder, Shelby Langbehn, and Giyhana Richmond. In front (l-r) are Kacie Reilly, Caitlyn Kahre, Hailey Clarke, Kenedee Rowen, Taylor Horn, and Mya Boomsma.

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    W-W HS FFA


    WOLSEY-WESSINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FFA chapter participants in the Farm Safety Quiz Bowl in Brookings on April 7, 2014were (l-r): John Hamilton, sophomore; Ryne Johnson, senior, Caleb Brandt, freshman; Hunter Johnson, sophomore.

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    Bernie Hunhoff speaker at annual economic development meeting

    Bernie Hunhoff, publisher of South Dakota Magazine, charmed his audience with stories of South Dakota businesses at the Wessington Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting Sunday, March 30.

    The American Legion Hall was filled to near capacity with local WEDC members, current and former community members, as well as a few political dignitaries who were passing through on their way home from Pierre: District 22 Senator

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    5 Years Ago (2009)

    Another snowstorm over much of South Dakota the weekend of April 4-5 has delayed spring seeding that’s already behind the five-year average. The weekly report from the Agricultural Statistics Service said some producers are worried about damage to winter wheat that broke dormancy during mild weather earlier and was then buried by snow and ice.

    Kids warmed up to several Easter stories read by Librarian Donna Runge at the April 4

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    The long good-bye RAMifications 4-9-14

    There are good and bad things about long good-byes.

    Originally, we’d planned that I would be moved to the Hills before my son and family moved to their newly-built home. So I was getting ulcers even thinking about being ready to move by late January.

    But changes came about. The “big house” move would come first; then the people in the mobile home (that is to become mine) would move into Tedd and Heidi’s former home…then my turn.

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    Ferne Arlene Anderson 1931-2014

    Ferne Arlene Anderson 1931-2014

    Ferne Arlene Anderson was born on December 17, 1931 in Clearbrook, Minnesota, and passed away peacefully in Viborg, SD on March 30, 2014 surrounded by many of her children and grandchildren with the music of her treasured Statler Brothers playing softly in the background. Since 2012 she had been residing at the Centerville Assisted Living.

    The fourth child of Edna (Parker) and Walter Staehnke she grew up

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