5 Years Ago (2007)
For the past several weeks, the high school basic computer class has been studying GPS systems, and they decided that they wanted to share some of what they have been learning with the fourth grade class. First the computer students designed a “treasure hunt” using a handheld GPS unit to mark coordinates on the school football and softball fields. Then the fourth-grade students were given these coordinates, and they had to use a GPS to find the locations (which contained some treasures) on the football and softball fields.
Sherry Fuller Bordewyk has joined the South Dakota State University Foundation as Director of Marketing and Foundation Research. Bordewyk is the granddaugher of Hazel Carson of Wolsey and Robert and Viola Fuller of Hitchcock. She is the daughter of Connie and Larry. R. Fuller, former Wolsey residents who now live in Clitherall Lake, Minnesota.
Wolsey-Wessington students pose with the trophy they received at the Dakota State University Oral Interp Festival on October 20. The students received second place in sweepstakes for B schools at the tournament. Particpants were Patrick Cypher, Spencer Chase, Abe Schwartzrock, Stephanie Frank, Anna Bergquist, Anesa DeWitt, Jessi Keleher, Leah Cypher, Brittany Busch, Daniel Jensen, Kami Rowen, Janie Borkowski, Teresa Schnetzer, Stephenie Thue. Not pictured are Padyn Scheer and Brianna Songer.
10 Years Ago (2002)
South Dakota State University’s Dairy Products Judging Team took first place in All Products Judging Team to win the National Championship at the 81st Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Phoenix, Ariz., October 26. Team members were Anna Alexander of Milbank, Jake Anderson of DeSmet, Arlo Brower of Wolsey, Nick Loeschke of Milbank and Shishir Ranjan of Allahabad, India. Brower placed fourth out of 52 contestants.
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds finished with two wins and came out of the District 5B volleyball tournament with the championship win over the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots.
Neighborly Get Together Club met Thursday for a carry-in dinner at the Carol and Larry Gildemaster home. Dorothy Clouser and Alice Wullweber received secret sister birthday gifts. Card prizes went to J.R. Clouser, Joyce Dubois and Betty Presuhn. Bingo winners were Lauretta Eggleston, J.R. Clouser, Catherine Fastnacht, Dorothy Clouser and Joyce Dubois.
20 Years Ago (1992)
Wolsey residents followed the trend of the state in voting during the general election last Tuesday. Results of the election locally are as follows: President: Clinton/Gore 140, Bush/Quayle 78; U.S. Senate: Daschle 192, Harr 83; U.S. Representative: Johnson 219, Timmer 53.
Private First Class Kimberly Fisk recently graduated from Fort Leonardwood, MO. She is a member of the 147th Army Band, the National Guard unit in Mitchell, S.D. Fisk scored 293 points out of a possible 300 on the Army Physical Fitness Test and received the PT award for her graduating class. Fisk is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Fisk and granddaughter of Viola and Earnest Pribyl.
The Wolsey Cardinals fell 5-13 with losses to Artesian-Letcher on Tuesday night and to Woonsocket on Thursday night. Wolsey played their final home game November 10 hosting the Hitchcock Bluejays in 281 Conference action.
30 Years Ago (1982)
For the second year in a row, the Wolsey Cardinals came within one game of the finals in the state high school football playoffs, but like last year, the semifinal jinx ended their season a game too soon. The Wolsey Cardinals’ football team was defeated by the Wood Bulldogs, Monday evening in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Wolsey finished the season with a 8-3 record.
A resolution granting power to the Chairman of the Board and Finance Officer to enter into an agreement with the South Dakota Department of Highways to close a portion of Highway 281-14 through Wolsey during the Centennial Celebration next June was adopted. A portion of the Highway will be closed from 8 a.m. June 24 through 6 p.m. June 26, 1983.
The FFA/HERO clubs held their annual regional meeting in Faulkton on Monday, November 1. Joan Boomsma and Laurie Peterson received a superior rating on their talk about teenage pregnancy and will advance to compete on the state level. Millisa Casey also received an excellent.
“Dracula’s Castle” featured the thing, Frankenstein’s room, the butcher shop, and Dracula’s crypt and was enhanced with assorted ghouls, goblins, and witches. The FHA/HERO spookhouse was held in the Wolsey High School auditorium October 30.
40 Years Ago (1972)
Miss Susanne Jensen, Wolsey High School Foreign Exchange student this year, and Mrs. Arnold Guthmiller were special guests of the Huron Area Home Economists’ October meeting on Wednesday, the 31st. Miss Jensen, foreign student form Bredstedt, Germany, told of her home and school activities and compared them to living in Wolsey, to the group which met a the home of Mrs. Evelyn Hodgson, Huron. Mrs. Betty Braun and Mrs. Vivian Rearick were co-hostesses.
A 2-hour rain beginning about 9:30 Wednesday evening of last week gave the 1972 precipitation total a big boost of 172 inches bringing the year total to date to 23.89 inches. The early November moisture brings the precipitation count for this area well above normal for the year. Our normal is around 17-18 inches.
Richard F. Braun has been promoted to managing editor of Farm Journal according to Lane Palmer, editor of the magazine. A native of Wolsey, Braun grew up on a general farm and attended Wolsey High School in that community. His wife, the former Verona F. Pribyl, is also a native of Wolsey.
The Wolsey Café held an open house Saturday afternoon.. Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Meyer, Jr., and Mrs. Gen Engel took over the management of the Café a few weeks ago. Doughnuts and coffee were served during the open house period.
50 Years Ago (1962)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Eichstadt at 5:44 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30th, in St. John’s Hospital, a daughter weighing 8 pounds, six ounces.
South Dakota came out of Tuesday’s election much as had been expected, with Congressmen Ben Reifel, 1st district and E.Y. Berry, 2nd district, and Gov. Archie Gubbrud winning re-election. Wolsey’s voting went strong democratic the full length of the ticket. This, too, was expected.
The District Declam contest was held in the First Presbyterian Church in Wolsey October 31st. The Wolsey declam team, consisting of Judy Eichstadt, Marilyn Gruneich, Daryl Haeder, and Mari Boyington, were presented the trophy as District champions.
World Community Day Observance was held at the church Sunday on the theme, “Deepen the Channels to Peace.” The program was introduced by an organ medley of international airs, played by Mrs. S.G. Gruneich, who also was program accompanist. Mrs. Harry Miller led the call to worship; Mrs. Ivan Jacobson directed the group singing.
The November meeting of the Neighborly Get-Together Club was held at the home of Mrs. John Rahder, in Wolsey, with Mrs. Edward Peterson as the co-hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Clouser were given a gift in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. John Rahder were also given a gift for their new home.