5 Years Ago (2007)
Boy’s basketball season is underway. Team members are Ryan Bell, Shane Runge, Andrew Herdman, Josh Rittel, Drew Prentice, Tyler Rittel, Cody McGehee, Zachary Quiram, Cole Mehling, Alex Styer, Daniel Jensen, Jacob Peterson, Tyler Sievers, David Prentice, Cory Kleinsasser, Josh McGillvrey, Patrick Cypher, Patrick Eggleston, and Spencer Chase.
Ralph Clarke, 89, of Miller and formerly of Wessington, died Monday, December 10 at Good Samaritan Society, Miller.
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds took a 281 victory over the Sunshine Bible Crusaders Dec. 11, in Wessington, with a final score of 41-24. The JV team lost their contest 19-28.
10 Years Ago (2002)
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Santa visited children at the Wolsey Legion, sponsored by Onward Wolsey. He read them the story, “The Night Before Christmas,” and had them sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Dianne Hemminger and Corrine Clouser led the children in playing Candy Cane relay, the Rudolph Dash, Santa Says, and Santa Bingo.
Neighborly Get Together Club met Thursday at the J.R. and Dorothy Clouser home. Gifts were exchanged.
Josh LeGrand, Blair Lakner, Kelly Schilling, Jamie Kleinsasser, Theresa Jensen, Katie Jensen, and Lacey Johnsen participated in the State Oral Interpretation Festival December 1 in Yankton.
The Wolsey senior class began work on their annual speech project…a performance of the one-act play, “Voices from the Titanic.”
A son, Caleb James, was born to Christopher and Bobbi (Lindblad) Drayer of Huron on Dec. 5. He weighed eight pounds fourteen ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents include Ken and Deb Lindblad of Huron, Peggy Lindblad of Wolsey is a great grandmother.
20 Years Ago (1992)
Wolsey basketball team member Stacey Williams was recently named to the 281 All Conference Second Team. Her teammate Jennifer Pribyl received honorable mention.
Three Wolsey seniors received cash awards on December 9 for participating in the VFW Voice of Democracy Scriptwriting Contest. First place winner, Amy Brower, presented her winning script at a joint meeting of the Huron VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Rob Sargent and Stacey Williams were honored for receiving second and third place.
A new business has opened in Wolsey. Dunfee’s Video Express, owned and operated by Brent and Vicki Dunfee is located in their home in north Wolsey in the vicinity of Joe’s FrostyO.
The Wolsey Cardinals started the 1992-93 season out right with a 59-40 victory over the Highmore Pirates in boys’ basketball action last Friday night. Corey Bawdon paced the Cardinals with a game high 20 points with Derrick Boomsma and Kevin Soward also scoring in double figures with 16 and 12.
30 Years Ago (1982)
Bertha Uttect, Alpena and Alfred G. Langehn, Wolsey, were married at 11 a.m. Nov. 25 in the Presbyterian Church, Wolsey. The bride has lived in the Alpena area for many years and the groom drives the school bus for Wolsey Public School. He also farms north of Wolsey where they reside.
The 1982-83 version of the Wolsey Cardinal boys’ basketball team will be unveiled here Friday night when the Cards play host to the Stanley County Buffaloes. Fans will witness a new brand of basketball under first year head coach Bob Wilber as they will play full court pressure defense and a fast-break offence.
Torrie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Johnson of Wolsey, was chosen by a vote of the student body as Wolsey High School’s representative at the annual Miss Holiday Contest to held in conjuction with the Huron College Holiday Basketball tournament.
40 Years Ago (1972)
Discussion of the kindergarten schedule for the 1973-74 school term was held at the regular meeting of the Wolsey Independent School District Board December 11. It was decided to continue to schedule alternate days for kindergarten with only one section being scheduled according to tentative enrollment as shown by census figures.
A new Cub Scout Pack with a membership of 12 boys was organized recently for the Wolsey Community. Leadership for this organization for boys 8 to 10 years of age include: Mrs. Ward Schnetzer, Mrs. Herb Hamilton, Mrs. Ervin Diegel, and Mrs. Steve Jarabek as Den Mothers; Jamie Fisk and Jim Farmer as Webelos Leaders; Ralph Farmer as Cub Master.
Wolsey was heavily represented during the recent South Dakota State University Winter Sports Clinic. Seventeen Wolsey girls, including Cindy Eggleston, Georgeen Browere, Kathy Houck, and Julie Ann Houck, were on hand for the basketball portion of the clinic, instructed by SDSU coach Norma Boettel and Frances Koenig, Central Michigan University.
The Social Sisters Club met last Thursday with Mrs. Clar Jungemann at the Gordon Babcock home. Betty Kohmeyer was co-hostess. It was an all-day meeting with the club observing the annual Christmas party. The social hour featured Christmas reading and music after which gifts were exchanged from the lighted tree.
Colleen Guthmiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Guthmiller, has been chosen as DAR (Daughters of the Revolution) candidate to represent Wolsey High School.
50 Years Ago (1962)
Bobby Salisbury, president was in charge of the regular meeting of the Dearborn Dandies 4-H Club when fourteen of the members were in attendance. Marcine Smith gave a talk on Democracy and Joyce Liebnow a health talk on foods. Ronald Liebnow played several accordian solos for musical entertainment. The highlight of the evening were slides shown by Claude Vasseur, an Exchange Student from Paris, France, who told many interesting things about France.
Weather conditions took a decided change as a mass of cold arctic air swept in from the north lowering temperatures by as much as 60 degrees from a few days before. About an inch of snow was received early Monday morning and still covers the ground Wednesday although the forecasts state a warming trend is due during the next few days.
Wolsey FFA Chapter, whose advisor is Levi L. Wade, has won the fourth place award and a cash prize of $20 in District VI for its community campaign in the state-wide effort against grain contamination. This is the ninth year that South Dakota FFA chapters have taken part in the effort to reduce contamination and make farmers more aware of the clean grain program.
“Red” Hansen, who lives between Huron and Wolsey, opened a barber shop in Wolsey during the past week–an accommodation Wolsey has not had for the past several years. Mr. Hansen is an experienced barber having followed the trade for many years by working in the Huron barber shop. One of his first adult customers was Albert Menning whose picture was taken by the Wolsey News Polaroid cameraman.