5 Years Ago (2008)
Rebecca Runge and Abraham Schwartzrock are the winners of the Wolsey-Wessington Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) competition for the 2008-09 school year. Rebecca is the daughter of David and Diane Runge, Wessington; Abraham is the son of Lee and Jan Schwartzrock, Wolsey.
Teagan Foreman, Orient, would like to announce the birth of his little sister, Kyler Jean. She was born October 24, 2008 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen. Parents are Travis and Kassandra Foreman. Victor and Erma Woodruff, Wolsey are great-grandparents.
Tom Westphal is improving at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. His left hand was amputated; burns are healing well. He is not able to stand as electrical shock affected his feet.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Amber Broderson, junior, Wolsey/Wessington was named to the first 281 All-Conference Volleyball team for 2003. Stacy Jungemann, junior and Kortney Hastings senior, Wolsey/Wessington, were named to the second all conference team. Katie Jensen, Wolsey/Wessington sophomore received honorable mention.
Beth Eckmann, Wolsey, was chosen to be a member of the North Area Honor Band that will be gathering in Aberdeen at Northern State University Dec. 5-6. The Honor Band personnel were chosen from the students whose name, along with their 2003 All State Band scores, were submitted by the north area band directors.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey Cardinals advanced to the semifinal action of the District 5B basketball tournament with a 51-39 win over the Iroquois Lady Chiefs. Jennifer Pribyl led the Cardinals with 17 points with Jennifer Broderson chipping in nine more.
Five Beadle County 4-H members received purple ribbons at the Western 4-H Home Economics Show Oct. 15-16 at Rapid City: Jayme Bloodgood and Nicole Micheel, Cavour, Kristen Neuharth, Alpena, Kathy Schnetzer and Vicki Schnetzer, Wolsey.
Bill and Alma Clouser, Mick and Corinne Clouser, April and Brent, Elmer and Betty Presuhn, Kent and Renee Presuhn and Lindsey helped Elsie Clouser celebrate her birthday Nov. 10.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Christopherson of Wolsey announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anita to Dan Flynn of Brookings, son of Mrs. Cecil Flynn. The wedding is planned for Dec. 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Wolsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Siemens and O.H. Christian returned to Wolsey from a two week trip to Arkansas where they visited relatives at Cherokee Village and a tour of scenic spots. They spent the weekend at Aberdeen with Mr. Christian at his home.
James Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brock, was seriously injured when he was thrown from a horse he was riding in a pasture. He was taken by ambulance to St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Huron, where he was put in the intensive care unit.
Dense fog, slow drizzling rain, misty conditions and snow have made up the weather menu for this area during the past week. November, so far, has produced .44 of an inch of precipitation.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Baptismal services were held Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church for Merle Elliot, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eichstadt. Sponsors were Merle’s sister and brother, Deloris and Dennis Eichstadt.
Mrs. Earl French spent a few days at the Gary Christianson home, Iroquois, helping to care for Jina Marie, her new granddaughter.
Wedding vows were spoken by Miss Josephine Ann Delvaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Delvaux, Huron, and Mr. Larry Allen Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil G. Peterson, Wolsey, November 16.
Sunday dinner guests at the George H. Brower home were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Forbes, Sr. and son, Dean, Wolsey.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Friday, the 13th, was ill-omened for the Frank Harder family when fire destroyed their farm home about 8:30 o’clock last Friday. The fire presumably started around 8 o’clock when the Harder family was attending a meeting of Sunshine Local of the Farmers Union at the Week’s School. By the time neighbors reached the scene the dwelling was practically all afire and none of their household goods or personal belongings were saved.
Mild weather, much of it above normal, continues in this part of the country and weather forecasts for the next few days fails to alter the brand of weather we have been experiencing thus far this Fall. Sunday the temperatures made a record high for Nov. 15 when the weather bureau at Huron recorded a 75-degree reading.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bartel moved Monday of this week to a farm six miles east and 1 1/2 south of Wolsey recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Christopherson, who now live on the Smith farm three miles north of Wolsey.
A dinner was served at the M.E. Cogswell home Tuesday on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Dr. M.E. Cogswell. Guests were Mrs. Edith Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Cogswell and Brenda, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Becker of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Mayme Schnetzer, Burton Custer, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hammer.