5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds played their final scheduled game of the season on Feb. 14, and defeated the Sanborn Central Rebels 48-44. Koree McHugh had 15 points to top the scorers with Kim Eggleston, playing her final game on the home court, getting 13.
Preston and Rebecca Steele, Huron, announce the birth of twin sons, Juntley Jackson and August Gilbert, February 5, 2008, at Huron Regional Medical Center. Grandparents are Jack and Donna Steele, Wolsey, and Gib and Stephanie Rodgers, Wessington.
Lindsay Presuhn has been named to the Dean’s list at Dakota State College at Madison for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Kent and Renae Presuhn of Virgil.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The BYY’s held their monthly meeting at the Bonilla Church on February 8, with Paula Hamilton as hostess. Seven members answer roll call telling what they’ve done for Valentine decorations. Janice Jungemann shared pictures of Ashley Tollefson, who received the Jr. 4-H Award.
Jason and Brandee Schwartz and girls, Dennis and Marilyn Eggleston were Sunday afternoon and lunch guests at Lauretta Eggleston’s.
Wessington Springs Spartans took an early 10-point lead with the Wolsey Cardinals cutting the lead to three at the half and down to two going into the fourth quarter. With both teams scoring 11 in the final stanza, the Spartans pulled off the 46-44 win last Tuesday night in Wolsey. Wolsey was led by Eric Ransom with 15 points while Mike Eggleston added eight.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Wolsey Cheerleaders, Tasha Steele, Brandee Eggleston, LaDonna Larghe, Jennifer Pullman, Stacey Williams, Sara Kahre, Laura Williams and Cheri Larsen, got a second place win at the State Cheerleading contest in Huron January 30.
A blocked shot in the final seconds turned the Wolsey Cardinals’ hopes of victory into a 67-68 loss to Wessington in 281 Basketball action last Friday night. Derrick Boomsma paced the Cardinals with 20 points while Corey Bawdon and Rob Sargent chipped in 13 points apiece and Kevin Soward added 11 points.
A daughter, Leah Helene, was born to James and Brenda Cypher on February 4. She weighed seven pounds eight ounces.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Old Man Winter returned to South Dakota Monday night when it began snowing. The light, fine, dry snow began about 10 o’clock Monday night and has been continuous up until Wednesday noon. Several schools were closed Wednesday because of snow-drifted roads. Wolsey School began late but did not close down.
Kenneth Lindblad returned to Wolsey Saturday evening from Germany where he had been stationed with the U.S. Armed Forces. He received his discharge last week in Germany.
Wolsey’s Cardinal basketball team took a 54-32 win over the Hitchcock Bluejay Club Tuesday evening to tally its 18th win against two losses for the season. The Cards were out in front at all period stops and led as much as 22 points to end the game.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Haeder traveled to St. Louis, Mo., last week, where they participated in a “Know Your Synod” day and met representatives of departments of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, toured synodical head quarters and Concordia Publishing House, and attended a Chapel Service and an evening dinner at Concordia Seminary.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Sup’t. Robert C. Cash announced this week that Wolsey Public School would again hold kindergarten classes this year and the session will begin with registration March 1. Mrs. Ward Schnetzer has been secured as the kindergarten instructor for this year and classes will be held in the afternoons of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning March 1 and lasting until the end of the school term.
Members of Good Hope Rebekah Lodge enjoyed a Valentine party with a comic valentine and kitchen gadget exchange, at a recent meeting. A story of Thomas Wildey was given by Mrs. Chris Baatrup. A school of instruction was given by the D.D. P., Mrs. Marvin Wullweber. Draw prize was awarded to Mrs. Louis Eickelkamp.
There were several local winners of exhibitions at the Central South Dakota Farm and Home Show in Huron last week. Notably first was the grand champion hay exhibitor, Orval Stauffacher of Wolsey. Other winners were Emil Balving, Wolsey, 2nd for spring wheat; Fred Steuerwald got a third for durum wheat; Carl Larsen got a third for his malting barley entry; Grant Flowers , second for rye.
Last week the Freshman and Sophmore Ag boys went to the Central South Dakota Crop Show at Huron. There they participated in judging of crops and livestock. Some of the boys who judged, won prizes of one dollar each and were Jim Sexton, Rod Dilley, Don Schamp, Ron Muth, and Gene Sprecher.
60 Years Ago (1953)
At its last regular meeting held Monday evening of last week, the Hershman-Gordon unit of the American Legion Auxiliary made plans for a carnival benefit dance to be held Feb. 14 in the Wolsey Opera House. During the meeting Mrs. F.O. Gordon gave an interesting book review of the book, “Key to Peace.”
The Wolsey area received its second heavy snowfall of the winter Monday and Tuesday when approximately nine inches of snow fell during a thirty-hour period.
The Huron College Dean named three Wolsey students among the top ranking students for the past semester: Senior Bertram Jungemann; Freshmen Margaret Klicker and Gloria Jungemann.
From “Under the Hammer” by J.E.H. – “The Wolsey Community has been saddened during the past month by the passing of three of its long-time residents, namely Mrs. Andrew Dragseth, Mrs. Jake Kesselring and Mrs. Burton Custer… It is wives and mothers such as these ladies were who are the bulwark of our country. They kept clean, comfortable homes, raised their families, helped their neighbors, did what had to be done…”