5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds posted a 54-42 win over the Highmore Pirates last Monday, Jan. 7, at Wessington. The Lady Warbirds led at all quarter stops with very balanced scoring. Koree McHugh had 14, followed by Bridgett Clarke with 10.
The 7th and 8th grade Warbirds came home with first place from the Mason Tournament, held Jan. 5 in Tulare. In the first game the Warbirds defeated Warner 46-18. The championship game saw the Warbirds take on the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots and got a 34-25 win.
The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds lost their opening round game at the 281 Conference Tourney to Iroquois by a score of 46-60. Andrew Herdman led the scoring for the Warbirds with 12 points. Shane Runge got nine; Cole Mehling, Cody McGehee and Josh Rittel each had six.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Santa Day winners of the three $50.00 Wolsey Bucks prizes given by the Onward Wolsey Business Division were Hazel Carson, Gary Getscher, and Idel McDonald.
The following students from the Wolsey area were named to the dean’s list for academic excellence during the Fall 2002 semester at SDSU: College of Agricultural Y Biological Sciences–Arlo Brower and Matthew Pribyl; College of Family & Consumer Sciences–Brianna Batien; College of Pharmacy–Jenilee Johnson.
The Wolsey Lions Club met January 9 at the Wolsey Senior Center. Thank yous were received from the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield for the mittens, scarves and caps that were contributed.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey Cardinals picked up a win over the Willow Lake Pirates and the James Valley Vikings to open up their 1993 schedule.
Kathy Schnetzer of rural Wolsey received first place for her stuffed pork chop at the annual 4-H Cook-Off, sponsored by KIJV-AM and KGTR-FM, held in Huron Saturday. Also receiving first place was Brenda Van Overschelde of Cavour for her hamburger hot dish. Ms. Van Overschelde is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Meiers of Wolsey.
The Neighborly Get Together Club met at the Jay and Lauretta Eggleston home. Roll call was answered with “what we got for Christmas.” Card prizes went to Joyce Dubois, Ruth Quiram, Edward Peterson and Bill Clouser.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Mrs. Bill (Janet) Meehan was recently named editor of the Inter-Lakes community Action Program newsletter HI-LITES. Mrs. Meehan is a senior at Dakota State College majoring in English and minoring in vocal music. She is the former Janet Christopherson of Wolsey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Christopherson.
Announcement is made this week by Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Schamp of the engagement of their daughter, Connie, to Lynn Guthmiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Guthmiller, all of Wolsey. A summer wedding is being planned.
Winter weather has prevailed over most of the country during the past week with temperatures registering well below zero. On several mornings, the thermometer registered 20 degrees below and light winds made the cold all the more noticeable. Wednesday of last week snow, cold and blizzard conditions caused several schools to close, among them being Wolsey.
An open house was held last Saturday afternoon honoring August Kahre and helping him to observe his 90th birthday anniversary. The affair was held at the Herbert Kahre home and many friends and relatives called to extend good wishes to Mr. Kahre.
50 Years Ago (1963)
The state legislature met Tuesday for a 45-day work session, the first of the annual sessions voted in by the people in the general election held last November 6th. Odd-numbered years will have a 45-day session, and even numbered years will have 30-day sessions.
Temperature records were broken for this area Monday when the thermometer climbed to a high reading of 55 degrees at the Huron Weather Bureau Station. Tuesday the high reading jumped to 61 for Huron in the afternoon. The reading erased record highs for the date for many years back.
Wolsey fisherman had some good fishing luck last week out at the Oahe Dam north of Pierre. Dee Whorton and Carl O. Frank spent two days on their fishing trip and had forty-two fish for their efforts–one of them, a walleye, weighing eight pounds.
There was an attendance of 15 members and one visitor at Monday night’s meeting of the Hershman-Gordon Post No. 59 American Legion Auxiliary Unit at the legion hall. At the business meeting it was decided to hold a bake sale at Carson’s Store January 19. Every member is to bring the selling amount of $2 worth of baked goods to the store. After the meeting, lunch was served by Idel McDonald and Janice Boe.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Appearing before the Town Board at its regular meeting Monday evening were a group of citizens who presented a petition with 42 names attached which asked that the Board take the necessary steps to do away with the firing of BB-guns within the town limits. The petition stated that the use of BB-guns was a nuisance and that the use of same in the hands of children was potentially hazardous to humans as well as property and was also destructive of bird and animal life. The Board has taken action…and is preparing a special amended ordinance to include the firing of such guns as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.
Most people are well satisfied with the brand of weather we have been having to date. No snow and not too cold weather her in mid-January. Days are already beginning to lengthen and with each passing warm day of the variety we have been having, the winter shortens also.
The Blue Ribbon 4-H Club sponsored a county-wide hay ride and skating party Friday evening. The group assembled in town and rode in hayracks drawn by tractors to a lake just west of the Herb Kahre farm residence. Four bonfires were built and wieners, marshmallows roasted. More than a hundred were in attendance.
The 932 polio cases reported in South Dakota during 1952 broke all records. On June 1, there were only 15 cases of the disease reported. However there was a sharp increase in July and the total reached its peak in October. Beadle County reported 53 cases.