5 Years Ago (2007)
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds won their opening round of District 5B play last Tuesday night at Highmore, defeating Highmore, 3-1. Game scores were 25-18, 25-22, 16-25, 19-25, 15-10. Koree McHugh was 66/62 attacking with eight kills. Ashley Styer was 34/39 with twelve kills. McHugh had 21 digs in the match, while Styer had 19.
Wolsey-Wessington High School students will be performing their oral interp pieces for the public on November 8 at 7 p.m. in the Wolsey gym…are Kami Rowen, Jessi Keleher, Brandi Hanson, Patrick Eggleston, Mark White and Cheeley White. Also performing are Katie Hanks, Eddie Jackson, Cory Kleinsasser and Paige Mehling.
The Wolsey-Wessington JV volleyball team traveled to Tulare on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a tournament sponsored by the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots. The match for seventh place went to the Lady Warbirds with game scores of 25-18, 21-25 and 25-18. Leah Cypher was 8/12 with three aces and Mikayla Heller was 8/10 with two aces.
10 Years Ago (2002)
A year after the U.S. began its military operation to free Afghanistan from the Taliban’s oppressive rule, the son of a Wolsey couple continues to play an important role in helping to keep American service members safe in a still dangerous land. Army Spec. Dustin D. Johnson is a 2000 graduate of Wolsey High School, the son of Greg and Kathy Johnson of Wolsey. He is deployed to the isolated, dust-ridden outpost of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The BYY’s held their monthly meeting at the home of Julie Boomsma on Monday, October 7, at 7 p.m. with nine members answering roll call. Fall Council was discussed with two members providing salads for the supper along with a door prize.
Kathy Price, Postmaster at Wolsey, recently was presented the Benjamin award. The Benjamin is awarded based on community outreach criteria. This award is the postal service’s highest public relations honor for postmasters, managers and supervisors across the nation, who are most successful in generating positive publicity for the postal service. It is awarded to eight postmasters nationally in the category that defines Price and the Wolsey Post Office.
20 Years Ago (1992)
Local oral interp winners who represented Wolsey in the District 10 Contest in Miller on October 28 were Brandee Eggleston in poetry and drama; Julie Boomsma and Stacey Williams in duet acting; Jennifer Brodersen in humorous; Amy Brower in prose; and Cheri Larsen in oratory. Brandee Eggleston will advance to the Region Contest with her poetry selection.
The Wolsey Cardinals went 1-1 for the week losing to the Alpena Wildcats and picking up a win over the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders. Wolsey improved their record to 5-11 on the season with only two regular season games left.
Thirty-two members and guests attended the October 20 potluck dinner at the Wolsey Senior Center. The Doxology, led by Hazel Carson, was used as table prayer.
Visitors during the week at the Florence Schiltz home were Marlene Miedema, Bette Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Ordean Risetter. Florence Schiltz called on Hazel Carson Sunday afternoon.
30 Years Ago (1982)
The Wolsey Lions Club recently finished screening the eyes of the Wolsey School students in grades K-12. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 27, 28, and 29, Lions Richard Kohlmeyer, Ed Siemans, Frank Balvin and Rodney Hampton screened over 250 students. The results of the eye screening were shared with each of the grade students classroom teacher, and with the high school principal for the high school students.
Witches, ghosts, and goblins descended on the Legion Hall Friday evening to attend a party for the small children of the community sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. About 65 children and their parents were present. Several relay games, musical chairs, and bobbing for apples provided the entertainment. A parade of costumes was held.
Wolsey sophomores jumped to a good start with fruit sales. As a group they have taken orders for $3766 thus far. As an incentive for sales the class was divided into teams with Chris Zepp and Joan Boomsma chosen as captains. Chris’ team leads with $1600 in sales.
Despite the Cards’ loss to the Sully Buttes Chargers Friday night, they have edged out Rosholt for second place in Region 3 for the football playoffs.
40 Years Ago (1972)
Approximately one hundred patrons attended the Wolsey Public Schools open house held Tuesday evening October 24th, in observance of American Education Week. All teachers were present in classrooms to explain the school program and facilities. Later in the evening refreshments were served in the Elementary School Cafeteria by the Music Mothers Organization, and all faculty members and other school personnel were introduced and a social hour held.
Robert Marshall of Glen Burnnie, Md., and his brother, Lloyd C. Marshall, Dallas, Texas, were visitors at the Dean and Lorine McGillvrey homes and did a little pheasant hunting. They also visited at the Charles Matthew home, Wessington.
A party was held at 7 o’clock last Thursday evening at the Rest Home at Miller in observance of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dracy. Ice cream and cake were served and Faye Thompson of St. Lawrence sang. Attending the observance from Wolsey were Mrs. Oscar Dracy, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dracy and family; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welch and boys, St. Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wesell and Edward; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Getscher, Mrs. Pearl Getscher and Dale.
50 Years Ago (1962)
Two coffee parties were held in Wolsey Tuesday morning which emphasized the candidacy of Senator Joe Bottum. The arrangements were made by Mrs. Robert Meyer, local Republican committeewoman. One of the parties was held a the Meyer home; the other at the Mrs. M. E. Cogswell home.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George McDonald in St. John’s Hospital, Huron, at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27th, a daughter weighing seven pounds, two ounces.
On October 3rd, the Wolsey students enjoyed an assembly program featuring J. Ellis. Mr. Ellis was born in Java and has traveled around the world five times. He had a large collection of knives and daggers, and described each one very well. In his items Mr. Ellis also had several elephant tusks which are worth a fortune.
Mrs. Ethel Carson was pleasantly entertained Sunday evening at the Alfred Langbehn home on the occasion of her birthday anniversary. Present also for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Carson, Huron; Mr. and Mrs. Don Carson and girls; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Houck and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Dee Whorton, Curt Langbehn, Aberdeen; and Larry Fuller, Huron. A decorated birthday cake centered the table.