5 Years Ago (2007)
Joyce and Don Dubois were guests on Thanksgiving at Vicki and Steve Neuharth’s home.
The Wolsey Lions Mitten Tree, located at American Bank & Trust in Wolsey, is ready to be decorated with mittens, gloves, stocking caps and scarves. Each year, the Lions collect winter clothing accessory items to be taken to the S.D. Developmental Center in Redfield, to be distributed for Christmas gifts.
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds held the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles to a single point in the first quarter, en route to a 61-19 victory in their season opener Thursday night, Dec. 5, in Wolsey. Korre McHugh netted a game-high 19 points for the Lady Warbirds, while Kim Eggleston added 11.
10 Years Ago (2002)
Several band students were chosen to participate in the Augustana Band Festival in Sioux Falls, November 16. Those students included Amanda Larghe, Melanie Kohlmeyer, Libby Jungemann, Kayla Neuharth, Jace Jungemann, Gena Dubois, Aaron Boomsma, and Amber Broderson.
Alma Clouser, Catherine Bennett, Kathy Clouser, Mary Black and family were Thanksgiving Day guests at Nancy Clouser’s.
Legion members Gunner Baatrup, Post Commander Dutch Meyer, Bob Brodkorb, George MacDonald, Dennis Schutte, and Delbert Vasknetz distributed American flags to each classroom in the Wolsey School.
20 Years Ago (1992)
Sherry Ann Nelson and James Todd Babcock exchanged marriage vows at 7 p.m. July 25 in the United Church of Christ at Newell. Parents of the couple are Harold and Alberta Nelson of Newell and Lyle and Janice Babcock of Wolsey. The couple is making their new home in Wolsey.
Seventy-five members and guests including Beadle County officers attended the November 17 Senior Center/Nutrition Center dinner. The first graders entertained with several musical selections. They also made table favors.
Exchange student from Costa Rica writes: “My name is Sergio Rodriquez. I’m from Costa Rica, also I’m an exchange student. I come to the U.S.A. in the first of June 1992 for spend time, learning and enjoying new things, and the new culture…My host family is Robert Davis family…Now I’m studying in Wolsey High School. Also I’m a 4-H member. The teachers in Wolsey High School are really nice people, too.”
30 Years Ago (1982)
Keith Hughes, a 23-year-old employee on the Ralph Braun farm located 4 1/2 miles northeast of Wolsey, died of asphyxiation, Monday afternoon in an airtight corn silo on the Braun farm.
Commander Melvin Wagner of the Wolsey American Legion introduced a unit on Americanism to the Wolsey sixth grade students on November 23. Mr. Wagner pointed out facts about the flag and why you should show patriotism and respect for it.
Junior High students honored by their director for proficiency on their band instruments and participating in the Huron College Junior High Honors band were Aundrea Muth, Donna Haeder, Brenda Kohlmeyer, John Krutzfe, Mike Yost, Laura Haeder, and Suzie Meyer.
Head Coach Dawn Almond’s 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball team ended their season Nov. 19 by hosting the Iroquois Chiefs, winning the 7th grade game 25-15 and the 8th grade game 31-19.
40 Years Ago (1972)
Wolsey’s Cardinal basketball teams took their season opening games from Tulare Monday evening on the first home game. Coach Entringer’s B-Team five won with 18 to 11 score. Coach Wally Hortness’s A-team defeated their Tulare opponents by a 57 to 35 score with the Cards leading all the way. High scorers for the Wolsey club were Calvin Jarabek with 25 with Sprecher accounting for 13.
Guests at the Fredrick Eichstadt home Thanksgiving Day were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Eichstadt and sons; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eichstadt, James and Kent, Mr. and Mrs. David Muller, Huron; Bruce, Tom and Tim Eichstadt and Martha Eichstadt.
A surprise birthday party was held Saturday evening at the Marvin Wullweber home for the birthday anniversaries of Marvin and Alice Wullweber and Ralph Chapman. Cards were played with high scores going to Betty Presuhn and Ralph Chapman; lows to Theda Chapman and Roy Dunnick.
50 Years Ago (1962)
Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Forbes, Wolsey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Janell Regene, to Norman Sibbers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sibbers, Wolsey. Both are graduates of Wolsey High School. A December 29th wedding is planned at the First United Presbyterian Church, Huron.
A pretty wedding was that of Miss Lois Atkins and Donald Houck which occurred at Trinity Methodist Church, Iroquois, on November 20. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Atkins of Cavour, and Mr. Houck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Houck, Wolsey.
Wolsey Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club was featured on “Square Dance Jamboree” last Wednesday night on Aberdeen TV. Callers were Kenneth Sargent, Sr., Doris Rex and Dick Major. Dancers were Lulu and Elmer Seeman, Deloris and Clarence Wagner, Terry Bowersox, Dottie Lou Sargent, Florence Pownell, Kenneth Sargent, Jr., all of Wolsey; Doris and Floyd Rex, Betty and Roy Clarke, Carolyn and Dale Johnson, all from Wessington; Judy and Hank Olson, Huron; Vi and Elton Miller, Tulare.