5 Years Ago (2008)
After school kids took a field trip to the Two Bridges Llama Farm near Redfield where they learned a great deal about llamas. The students were also treated to an Indian artifact lesson, as Two Bridges is very close to where Indian killing fields were.
Mel and Betty Fuehrer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The Warbirds had three runners–Sawyer Langbehn, Jalen Boomsma and CJ Keefe–compete in the boys’ 500 m run at the Region 2B Cross Country meet held on a windy October 15 at Salem. Sticking close behind four Wessington Springs standouts, Langbehn ran his best race yet, coming in 10th with a time of 18:53:09.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The newest addition to the Wolsey Post Office lobby is a fish bowl. Postmaster Kathy Price encourages everyone to place used stamps in the bowl and invited fourth through sixth graders to stop in and either trade or pick our a stamp that they can add to their collection.
The Wolsey girls’ basketball team hosted Wessington Springs and won their fourth straight game by a score of 16-3. Leading the scoring for the Wolsey was Ashley Styer with six points. Kym Walters and Brandi Hanson each added four points, while Leah Cypher had two.
The Wolsey boys played a very solid game against Wessington Springs, using a balanced scoring attack to take the win 28-12. Patrick Eggleston had eight points and Spencer Chase six points to lead the way. Adding four points each were Tyler Rittle, Cody McGehee, and Bo Mutchelknaus. Nathan Johnson added two points to round out the scoring.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Wolsey musician Cheri Larsen (alto saxophone) is a member of the South Dakota State University 1993 “Pride of the Dakotas” marching band. The 230-member “Pride” is one of the largest ever assembled at State. Their performances include the Beef Bowl, the Shrine Game and Hobo Day.
Vandalism in the community and to the school during homecoming week was discussed at the Wolsey School Board meeting Oct. 11. Superintendent Doug Voss gave a copy of a notice given to all high school students. “Beginning this school year, any expenses related to vandalism done to school property…will be paid for by class funds.”
Fred and Hazel Case, formerly of Wolsey, who were in the Wolsey-Huron area visiting friends, stopped at the home of Don and Donna Bowersox. Fred is the former district manager for Northwestern Public Service Company and Hazel was a teacher for several years at Wolsey School.
The Wolsey Cardinals finished fourth in the 281 Girls’ Basketball Tourney last week scoring a win over Wessington, 40-20, in first round action and losing to Alpena 28-36) and Hitchcock (50-76).
40 Years Ago (1973)
Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Timm, Wolsey, of the engagement of their daughter, Vickie, to Lloyd Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Meyer, Huron. A February wedding is planned.
Mrs. Rebecca Jane (Jennie) Schiltz, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas 1972, died last Friday at the Huron Nursing Home. Survivors are her four sons, Dewey and Floyd of Wessington, Ray and Ross of Wolsey; three daughters, Mrs. E.F. (Nita) Eilers, Aberdeen, Mrs. Lee (Neva) Wallace, Montclair, Calif., and Alva Schiltz, Upland, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Dinner guests of Olga Meyer were Erna Riedel, Clara Jungemann and Virginia Jungemann.
Mrs. Frank Balvin returned to Wolsey Saturday after a two-week trip through the eastern states.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Karen Scheel and Deanna Wagner led Wolsey High School’s first Homecoming parade of 26 floats. Many people from around the Wolsey area lined the streets as the parade came down main street and circled back to the football field for the football game with Alpena’s Wildcats which Wolsey won by a score of 33-20.
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Presuhn were honored on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 13, by a family dinner served at the home of their daughter, Mrs Orville Clouser. Seven of their eight children were present as were many of their grandchildren and there two great-grandchildren.
Fire of unknown origin occurring about 4:30 Friday morning aroused the Lyle Marshall family who live near Bonilla. Their machine shed was on fire and was completely destroyed. Also destroyed was a two-ton Chevrolet truck and some feed grain. The family was awakened by the truck horn which had been shorted by the fire.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hansen, Wolsey, in St. John’s Hospital, Huron, a son ar 12:59 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 weighing seven pounds, 12 ounces.
60 Years Ago (1953)
James Smith, junior South Dakota State College agriculture student from Wolsey, attended the 25th annual Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City, Mo., last week. As agriculture trainees, James and nine other State College students attended several special meetings as well as regular convention sessions. Included on the convention program were President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ezra T. Benson, secretary of agriculture, and Oveta Culp Hobby, secretary of health, welfare and education.
On Friday evening, September 25, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klicker celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. They were surprised by having the immediate Klicker families as their guests. The evening was spent visiting and refreshments were served.
The Wolsey fire department answered a call for help in extinguishing a prairie fire on the correction line road east and north of the Otto Johannsen farm. The blaze started in a corn field and burned over a half section of territory. The call for help was received at Ole’s Service Station by road patrol car over short wave and the call was immediately turned in.