5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey-Wessington volleyball team defeated Sanborn Central 25-13 and 15-16 in the first round of the 281 Volleyball Tournament at James Valley Christian. Leah Cypher was 13/14 serving with five aces. Ashley Styer was 15/17 attacking with four kills and one block.
A daughter was born to Dennis and Mandy Marone at Brookings. She weighed seven pounds and was named Addison Olivia. Grandparents are Brian and Toni Miedema, Wolsey, and Jim and Kay Sartain, Florida. Great-grandparents are Janice and Harry Marone and Butch and Corinne Kahre, Wolsey.
Mark Gildemaster and boys were here over the weekend so the boys could hunt pheasants.
10 Years Ago (2003)
In a special meeting Oct. 6, the Wessington School Board voted unanimously to develop a consolidation plan whereby the three school districts of Wessington, Wolsey and Miller are made into two.
Ed and Gen Kahre attended a family reunion of her brothers and sister in Mahoney State Park near Omaha.
The 4th – 6th grade boys’ basketball team traveled to Alpena to meet the Wessington Springs squad Sept. 25. The boys broke open a close game in the 3rd quarter and came away with a 33-16 win. Cody McGehee had 13 points and Patrick Eggleston, 9, to pace Wolsey.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey marching band won the third place trophy at the Huron University Pow Wow Days band competition. They competed against eight area schools. The Alpena School marching band received first place.
Cindy, Maria and twins, Kayla and Kimberly, Lyle and Mary Collins, Robin, Kristen and Amanda were Saturday supper guests at Grant Collins for the twins’ first birthday and also Mary’s birthday.
The old house on the Jamie Eggleston farm has been moved to the Skip Zepp farm where it is being converted into a pheasant hunter’s lodge.
Beatrice Kowalke and Donna Kowalke drove up from Huron to attend the Wolsey School homecoming parade and stopped at the senior center for pie and coffee, where they visited with several Wolsey residents.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Mrs. Gregg Skarin, the former Jolynn Peterson of Wolsey, was named Pow Wow Day Princess at the coronation program for Huron College’s annual homecoming activities. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Peterson.
The family of Mrs. John C. Meyer honored her Oct. 6 on the occasion of her 80th birthday with a dinner at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Calvin Poppen. Mother Meyer was honored by having all of her children, as well as twelve of her 22 grandchildren and six of her 13 great-grandchildren, present to celebrate the occasion.
Scott Mutchelknaus scored two touchdowns, the second wiping out a 14-8 Tulare lead, as Wolsey rallied to defeat the Chieftains 16-14 in a rugged 281 Conference contest. Mutchelknaus gave Wolsey the lead in the first quarter when he rambled 54 yards on a punt return. Mike Ernster added the extra points. Mutchelknaus scored the second touchdown in the third period, on a five yard run, with Tony Broderson accounting for the extra points.
50 Years Ago (1963)
David Larsen and Glenna Boyd were named Wolsey High School’s first royal pair in a pre-homecoming coronation held in the Wolsey gymnasium. Homecoming, the first ever to be held in Wolsey High School history, is in progress as the Wolsey News goes to press.
The Township speech contest was held at the Virgil School October 4th, with all the pupils in the school participating. First place winners were: Kyle Fuehrer, grade 1; Mark Ortbahn, grade 2; Karen Schilling, grade 3; David Ortbahn, grade 4; Paulette Langbehn, grade 5-6; Dawn Holtey, grade 7-8.
A surprise party held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Whorton observed the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Langbehn. Progressive whist was played at four tables during the evening with Roy Dunnick and Mrs. Edward Langbehn winning high score; Billy Houck and Mrs. Larry Fuller, the low.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Case, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roeber of Tulare returned home from Chicago after visiting a few days at the Walter Schmidt home and taking in the World Series on television.
Duane Jungemann left for Waterloo, Iowa, where he attended the National Dairy Congress as a result of winning a first place in State dairy judging.
Dry Fall weather continues to dominate the scene in this area of the country with need for moisture becoming more apparent every day. It has been practically two months since any appreciable amount of moisture has been received.
At the Bonilla school carnival held last week over $500 was cleared. King and queen were LaVon Borah and Darrell Schamp. They were crowned by the runners-up, Anita Hart and Robert Rawstern. Crown bearers were Darla Peterson and Douglas Miller. Marilyn Jockheck carried the queen’s train.