5 Years Ago (2008)
Joshua Haeder announced his candidacy for the S.D. House of Representatives for District 22 as a Republican. In his announcement, Haeder stated that he has a deep interest in the legislative process and believes that he can be a strong voice for the people of District 22.
The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds took on the Kimball Kiotes on Jan. 22, and came up with a big 54-52 win. Andrew Herdman led the attack with 21 points. Shane Runge was also in double figures with 13.
The planning committee for the Wolsey Lions Goat Races met January 23. Items discussed were obtaining goats, building carts and advertising on the carts for the goat races during the 125th celebration.
The Warbirds’ 7th and 8th grade boys won their first game of their tourney on Saturday by defeating Willow Lake 37-20. In the championship game, the Warbirds took on the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots and came up with a 36-24 win.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The Wolsey Lady Cardinals lost their second round game in the 281 Conference Tourney to the Wessington Lady Warriors by the score of 45-25. Wolsey’s Amber Broderson finished with six points, six rebounds and two steals. Steph Eggleston added five points and two steals.
The Wolsey Boys’ basketball team closed out the 281 Conference Tournament on a positive note Thursday, with a 39-35 victory against Sunshine Bible Academy at Huron Arena. Jared Zerfoss was the lone player to reach double figures for the Cardinals, with 11 points. Eric Ransom and Mike Eggleston both added eight points and each had six rebounds.
According to the Legislative Report of January 24, 2003: The pace of the 2003 legislative session remained slow during week two of our 40-day session. Only a handful of bills have worked their way through committee hearings and onto the floor for consideration.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Kevin Soward’s layup with three seconds left in the game gave the Wolsey Cardinals a 66-64 victory over the Woonsocket Redmen in the third place game of the 281 Tournament at the Huron Arena last Thursday night. Both teams battled for the lead in the fourth quarter. A jumper by Woonsocket’s Jesse Brosnan with 10 seconds left tied the game at 64 and it looked like overtime but Rob Sargent threw a perfect long pass to Kevin Soward who got the layup for the win.
The January 17 meeting of the Heartland Chapter of Lutherans for Life, held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, was chaired by Ruth Hornig. Don Scheibe read a “Pro-Life Cat Story” pointing out that choosing life can bring good surprises. Janet Brooks and Ruth Rynearson, Wolsey, volunteered to write sample letters to be used with the Social Initiative Response program.
Last week’s visitors at the Florence Schiltz home were Marlene Miedema, Mr. and Mrs. Ordean Risetter and Bette Dennis.
A carry-in dinner was enjoyed Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Gerhardt Stegeman home honoring Margaret on her birthday. Attending were Joyce Everhart, Bryan, David, and Scott, Artesian; Dave and Janice Erfman, Joshua and Sarah, St. Lawrence; Ron and Jayne Raabe, Nathan and Derek, Brookings.
40 Years Ago (1973)
The Wolsey Community was saddened this week when word gained headway that John T. Rahder, 89, had passed away Monday evening at his home.
South Dakota House members will vote this session by pushing buttons and having the results tallied by a computer, than lighted on what looks like a scoreboard at the front of the chamber.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Halbur returned Thursday from a two-week tour of southern states where they visited friends in Alabama, Florida and Texas. They encountered unusually cold, rainy weather in most all the states visited with severe ice damage to power lines.
The weekend saw this central part of South Dakota as the center of a heavy snow area coming on Saturday and Sunday ending late Sunday night with a seven-inch covering of the white stuff. Monday’s forecast was for strong northwest winds, which drifted the loose snow closing many of the rural roads and making travel difficult on side streets here in town.
50 Years Ago (1963)
This community was saddened last Friday when word was received of the accidental death of Lloy R. Kuehl, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kuehl. Lloyd was killed Friday moring when a helicopter fell and burned near Oroville, Calif. He had been stationed at Beale Airforce Base for the past two years and was one of five men killed in the accident.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carson announce the engagement of their daughter, Connie Lou, to Larry Fuller, Bonilla, S. Dak. Miss Carson, a 1962 graduate of Wolsey High School, is employed at Carson Lockers in Wolsey. Her fiancé, a graduate of Bonilla High School, is employed at Huron Drilling.
A popular indoor sport of the American people is to discuss legislators. Reason: taxes, regulatory laws, failure to do or undo thousands of things that citizens have on their minds. South Dakotan are no exception. Now the tables are turned. Lawmakers in the Land of Infinite Variety are cussing the people. Why the distinguished lawmakers ask, did the voters have to approve the constitutional amendment for an annual rather than biennial session of the Legislature? Members don’t seem to like the new arrangement, which voters inflicted on them in November by a vote of 101,548 for and 88,118 against.
60 Years Ago (1953)
One of the things being planned in the Wolsey School is the establishment of a kindergarten the latter part of the present school year. The project is a preparatory schooling for beginners of next year’s term. It eases them in gradually to the school routine and thus will facilitate school’s beginning next term.
Saturday night the Cardinals thumped Cavour’s Cougars 51 to 37 to take consolation honors of the Beadle County Basketball Tournament. In the joust, Wolsey led 10-8, 22-15, and 39-22 at the quarter stops.
Mr. and Mrs. Servert Osmanson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Wednesday, Jan. 7 with only their immediate family present. Their eldest daughter, Mrs. Wren Chidester, came from Seattle, Wash. to be with them for the occasion.
Wm. Liebnow lost approximately 17 tons of hay in two stacks in a prairie fire Sunday, Jan. 11. The fire started from hay butts that had been burned several days before, but which had smoldered along until a brisk wind fanned them into flame.
Robert Haeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haeder, Sr., and Darrell Lau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lau, were two of the fifty-eight University of South Dakota students who particpatied in the intramural oratorical contest held this week at the university.