5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey/Wessington Warbirds got their first win of the season, 67-54, over the Plankinton Pirates on December 18 at Wessington.
Matt and Kathy Micheel of Cavour are parents of a baby boy, Tucker Matthew. He was born December 4, 2008, weighing 9 lbs., 1 oz. and he was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jim and Marilyn Schnetzer of Wolsey, and Bruce and Carla Micheel of Cavour.
Leading the cheers for the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds this season are Shayla Simons, Madison, Knudson, Stephanie Thue, Tiffany Friend, Lexi McGillvrey and Alecia Vantassel.
Weekend and Christmas guests at the Gerald Boe home were Greg and Debbie Boe, Greg II and Jenna, Chaska, Minn.; and Susan and Bob Waagmeester, Sioux Falls.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Winners at the local Elks Hoop Shoot Contest that was held in December are: 8-9 year olds, 1st, Mikayla Heller and 2nd, Austin Sheridan; 10-11 year olds, 1st, Brandi Hanson and 2nd, Spencer Chase; 12-13 year olds, 1st, Kim Eggleston, 2nd, Tyler Volesky. Local winners advanced to the contest held at James Valley School on January 4.
Amber Elizabeth Kruse, Virgil, SD, graduated from the College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Dakota State University on Sunday, December 15, 2002 during the Fall Commencement Ceremony at the DSU Fieldhouse.
Vernon Club met December 11 at the home of Janice Marone. Minnie Hein, Lauretta Eggleston, Alma Clouser, Heather Radcliffe and Alice Wullweber had dinner at the 281 Travel Center before going to club. Secret sisters were revealed and new names drawn. Christmas gifts were exchanged.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Rhonda Muth and Michael Hasart were married at 7:00 p.m., November 14, in the United Methodist Church in Miller with the Reverend Richard Rineason officiating. Parents of the couple are Ron and Connie Muth of Wolsey and Marvin and Pat Hasart of Ree Heights.
John and Sonia Dickerson, Indianapolis, Ind., have adopted a three-month old girl. They named her Kesia Joy and she joins a brother, Bryce. Grandparents are Elmer and Joy Bartel, Wolsey.
A post-Christmas gathering was held on New Year’s Day at the Gerhardt Stegeman home. Guests were Harry and Joyce Everhart, Bryan, David and Scott, Artesian; Dave and Janice Erfman, Joshua and Sarah, St. Lawrence; Ron and Jayne Raabe, Nathan and Derek, Brookings; Gene and Donna Stegeman, Arlington; Al and Mary Stegeman, April, Andrea, and Allen.
40 Years Ago (1973)
A seven-inch snow was received over most of the state last Friday and Saturday producing nearly a half-inch of precipitation bringing the 1972 year total to 25.34 inches. The December precip was 1.06 inches. Old man Winter apparently wanted a last fling prior to the end of 1972 and holiday drivers were greeted with snow and icy road conditions.
The secret granddaughters of the Wolsey Future Homemakers of America chapter held a Christmas party for their secret grandmothers on Dec. 18. Supt. Wayne Johnson welcomed the grandmothers. Mrs. Traub and her grade school vocal students sang Christmas selections. Soloists included Daryl Boe, Rodney Frank, Valerie Wagner, Jim Eckhardt, Mark Timmerman, and Sheri Booze.
Coach Wally Horness’ Cardinal basketball team stretched its season wins to eight straight last week when they won over Wood and Bonesteel basketball fives at a Wessington play-off of four teams. In the first game of the evening, Dec. 27, Wessington’s Warriors up-ended Wood 56-41 and in the second encounter of the evening, Wolsey Cards defeated Bonesteel by a 63-32 tally. In the second evening’s play, Wolsey just barely got by the Wood five by a 40-38 count.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Mrs. Jennie Schiltz was very signally honored last Sunday afternoon at an open house held a the Sand Creek School southwest of Wolsey on the occasion of her 90th birthday anniversary. Relatives and friends called to extend congratulations and best wishes to this long-time resident of the southwest Wolsey area. Mrs. Schiltz observed her birthday on Christmas Day.
Plans have been completed and this week saw the opening of a feed and seed store in Wolsey. It is located in the old Jensen produce building and will be managed by Harold Forbes.
An event of the Holiday season was the wedding of Miss Janelle Forbes and Mr. Norman Sibbers at the First Presbyterian Church in Huron, Saturday evening, December 29. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Forbes, Wolsey, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sibbers, also of Wolsey.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Marriage vows were spoken at the Methodist Church parsonage in Alpena on Christmas morning when Miss Gladys LeGrand became the bride of James Boomsma. Rev. A. L. Walker read the marriage lines of the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer LeGrand, who live eight miles south of Wolsey, and the bridegroom is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Boomsma of Hitchcock.
Election of officers for the ensuing year occupied a part of the business session at the Firemen’s meeting held Monday evening at the fire hall. Nels Anderson was elected fire chief and Louis Christensen is the assistant chief. Chas. Teply is the new secretary-treasurer.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Langbehn in St. John’s Hospital at 7:30 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 27, a son weighing five pounds 12 and one-half ounces.
Mrs. Ralph Brooks and son, Jimmy, of Pierre were hospitalized at Miller Wednesday evening of last week following an auto accident at Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and three sons were enroute to Wolsey to spend Christmas with Mrs. Brooks’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Christopherson.