Memory Lane 11/13/2013

Posted November 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

5 Years Ago (2008)

The Warbird football and volleyball teams recently concluded their seasons. Alex Styer, Zach Quiram, and Cole Mehling are this year’s senior football players. Volley ball senior players were Koree McHugh, Padyn Scheer and Kami Rowen.



High school science teacher Carmen Jensen and Jeanie Rainford, art/home economics teacher, teamed up with second grade teacher Sara Konrad to enhance learning. Second grade students Teagen Moser, Kailen Krause, Allison King and Tate Haider, worked with high school chemistry students Paige Mehling, Katie Hanks, and Kami Rowen to make play dough.

Mavis and Everet Rombough have returned from a month’s vacation to the West Coast, where they visited family and friends and attended a granddaughter’s wedding.

Tom Westphal is in the burn center in Minneapolis following an electrical accident.

10 Years Ago (2003)

More than eighty people attended a Consolidation Public Hearing at the Wolsey School gymnasium to learn about the proposed reorganization plan tha would essentially take the three existing school districts of Wessington, Wolsey and Miller and consolidate them into two districts.

The Wolsey/Wessington Lady Warbirds ended their season Thursday night at Wessington when they took on Sully Buttes for the region title. They played five games: winning the first game, losing the second and third games and battling back to take the fourth and then falling short in the final game.

Aaron Boomsma and Eli McGehee placed first at district competition for oral interpretation Nov. 5 in Huron, with their humorous duet, “Psychiatry in a Can.” They are coached by Diane Hemminger, and will advance to regional competition.

Onward Wolsey met Nov. 5 at the Fire Hall. Becky Kubal reported on her trip to Washington, DC.

Students and staff of Wolsey School assembled around the Veteran’s Memorial located on the school grounds to honor and remember the veterans of our community. Fourth graders Sawyer Langbehn and Nathan Johnson held the MIA/POW flag during the Veteran’s Day program.

Senior Mike Eggleston was named to the 281 All-Conference Football Team for 2003.

20 Years Ago (1993)

Christy Rohlfs, sophomore at Wolsey High School, and daughter of Terry and Deb Rohlfs, was named “Ace of the Week” in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. She was picked for her outstanding defense in the Lady Cardinals win over Wessington on Oct. 21.

Mr. and Mrs. George Brower attended the All State Chorus and Orchestra concert at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. Their grandson, Tony Brower, son of Greg and Beth Brower of Wolsey, participated in the chorus.

Anna Faye Brock, Alice Chirstensen, Idel McDonald, Vera Wahlert, Sally Meyer and Donna Bowersox attended World Community Day at the Methodist church in Tulare.

Troy Bader, Tom Bonin and Joe Fritzsche were named to the 281 All Conference Football Team and the Mid-Dakota Conference Team.

40 Years Ago (1973)

This part of the country has been having some unusual weather during the past couple of weeks. Temperatures Tuesday morning started out at 50 degrees at 8 o’clock in the morning, and the mercury went up into the lower 60’s by afternoon.

Officers elected at the October meeting of the Beadle Bops 4-H club are as follows: President, Robbin Smidt; Vice President, Susan Imker; Secretary, Jenny Imker; Treasurer, John Pollock; Guest Book, Teresa Eddy; Scrapbook, Larry Houliahn; Song Leader, Tim Eddy; Reporter, Nadeen Wheeler.

Mr. and Mrs. James Boomsma and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hein, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Quiram and Melissa, Bill Stroeck, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton LeGrand and family surprised Mrs. Elmer LeGrand Sunday evening for her birthday anniversary.

50 Years Ago (1963)

A body found on an island in the Missouri River about 15 miles south of Pierre has been identified by authorities as that of Norman Bonin, 24 year old Pierre insurance salesman missing since June 22. Norman Bonin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laird Bonin, former residents of Hitchcock and Bonilla, disappeared and was reported as missing after he and two companions went boating.

The Sexauer Elevator, Louis Christensen, manager, held an open house on Appreciation Day last Wednesday. A free lunch was served and a door prize was won by Ben E. Schamp.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peterson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Andresen, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Van Brunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hickle enjoyed a pot-luck supper at the Herman Andresen home in honor of Herman’s birthday anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andresen were also visitors.

60 Years Ago (1953)

Theo. Riedel suffered serious injuries to his back Wednesday morning when he was caught between a tractor and combine. Mr. Riedel had just started the tractor and apparently being in gear, it pinned him against the combine. He was given emergency treatment and sent to St. John’s Hospital for further examination and treatment.

A bridal shower for Mrs. Susie Bridwell was given in the Presbyterian Church basement parlors by Mrs. Deloris Stoppelmoor, Mrs. Norma Lau, Mrs. Margie Hawley and Miss Janice Larsen.

Gloria Jungemann has been named to a selected group in the Huron College Choir, according to Grover Brown, director. Miss Jungemann will appear with the Chorale Ensemble. The first public appearance will be at the annual Christmas Vespers program at the college.