5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds defeated the Iroquois Chiefs by a score of 5-46 to win the consolation championship at the 281 Conference Tournament January 17. Kim Eggleston and Koree McHugh both reached double figures with 14 and 13 points respectively.
Senior Master Sergeant Terry Nuetharth, formerly of Wolsey, has a featured spot in the upcoming “Dinner Impossible” reality television show to be aired Jan. 23 on the Food Network.
Wolsey Lions President David Burnison accepted a pin from club secretary Marlys Diel for “membership excellence in year round growth” for sponsoring four new members into the Wolsey Lions Club.
The following students from the Wolsey were named to the dean’s list during the Fall 2007 semester at SDSU: Kristine Estelle Larsen, Anno Boomsma, Katherine Anne Jensen.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Dennis Schutt, superintendent of the Wolsey School District, has resigned, effective June 30. It will mark the end of his four years as superintendent. He has enjoyed his years at Wolsey. It’s just time, Schutte says to put family considerations at the top of his priority list.
The No. 7-seed Wolsey Cardinals faced off against the second-seeded James Valley Chirstian Viking in the second game of the 281 Tournament, Saturday. The Vikings outscored the Cardinals to take an 86-56 victory. Leading Wolsey in scoring was Eric Ransom, coming off the bench, totaling 18 points, while Jared Zerfoss registered 10.
“Voices from the Titanic”, the 30-minute serious play is the speech project of the senior class. Wolsey seniors Keith McGehhe, Jared Zerfoss, Jon Osborn, Nathan Johnson, Chad Crandall, Clare Mendel, Chris Lorenz, Liz Hess, Lindsey Presuhn, Libby Jungemann, Jessica Wilhelm, Eric Hiles, and Rusty Toupal, were among the cast members.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey Cardinals advanced to semi-finals action in the 281conference tournament with a decisive 56-41 victory over the undefeated Tulare Chieftains on Monday afternoon. Derrick Boomsma led all scoring with 16 points followed by Rob Sargent and Corey Bawdon with 12 points.
“It’s a new day in America and a new day in South Dakota,” Gov. George Mickelson told legislators during his State of the State Address Jan. 12. As America will see a Democratic president and Democratic Congress for the first time in 12 years, so South Dakotans will see a Democratic-controlled Senate after 16 years of Republican rule, Mickelson said.
Hershman-Gordon Unit #59 of the American Legion Auxiliary held their monthly meeting January 14 with eleven members and one guest, Betty Sprecher, present. The routine business meeting was conducted by Vice President Idel McDonald.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Floyd Timm was awarded the South Dakota Fertilizer and Agriculteral Chemical Association district award for conservation practices at his farm southwest of Wolsey. Mr. Timm was nominated by a committee from the Beadle Conservation District.
Wolsey’s new $85,000 steel structure will house Wolsey High School’s vocational agriculture department when completed in the next few months. The 5,800-square-foot building will feature two shop areas and another space for possible classroom use. The new structure will also house concession areas used during athletic events.
Leading the cheers for the strong Wolsey Cardinal basketball team at their games this season are Joy Reiter, Lorenda Hein, Vicki Dracy, Vicki Dunnick, Phyllis Scheibe and Barb Langbehn.
With the thermometer registering in the high 40’s, the six-inch snow of a few weeks ago has now been reduced to an inch average cover. There is quite a bit of snow piled in drifts, but most of the snow has melted off over the fields and protected areas. There were a few nights when the thermometer did not register below freezing.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Given only an outside chance in Beadle County Conference Tournament basketball play, Wolsey’s Cardinals, under the coaching of Jerry Schneider, emerged the winner of the championship trophy last Thursday night at the Huron Arena.
Keith Brock, who lives northeast of Wolsey, was named outstanding young farmer for Beadle County by the Huron jaycees. He entered the state contest along with 28 other young men and competed for state honors. At a banquet held at State College, Brookings, Keith was runner-up to Dean Hodson, of Ipswich.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nettinga returned to Wolsey Monday evening from a three-week trip to California where they spent the holidays at the Don Schlueter home at Los Alamitos, and with other former Wolsey people now living in California.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bartel at 10:05 a.m. Jan. 14th, in St. John’s Hospital, a son weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Mrs. Louis Christensen was the honored guest at a surprise birthday party at her home when several of her friends came in to spend the evening. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Raynord Molander, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Vasknetz, Mr. and Mrs. Don Coy. Cards were played for entertainment and late in the evening a fine lunch was served.
The Social Sisters Club met at the home of Mrs. Frank Heitland Jan. 7th, with Betty Kohlmeyer, Doris Scheibe and Minnie Kruger as co-hostesses. Work was done on a quilt in the afternoon, and a bazaar was planned for the February meeting.
Mrs. Blanche Fishbach of Mellette, fifth district American Legion Auxiliary president, made her official visit to the local unit Monday evening of last week. During the evening the visiting officer was presented with a gift by Mrs. Don Carson.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wahlert, Mr. W. C. Rawstern and Mrs. Grant Rawstern attended the Neil Hern funeral at Miller Friday afternoon. He was killed in Korea.