5 Years Ago (2008)
Wolsey-Wessington junior, Blaine Liebnow, spent a morning “job shadowing” at The Miller Press last week. Press writer and reporter Ruth A. Moller explained the variety of career options available in the journalism field, suggested how to gain and improve writing skills and discussed college journalism training. Liebnow is the son of Jodi and Donald Songer, rural Wolsey.
Pages during the 2008 legislative session in Pierre were Lacey Hofhenke of Wolsey and Molly Kopfmann from Virgil.
A daughter, Irelyn Jo Salisbury, was born February 23 to Jamie Lyn Salisbury and Casey Dawson, Rapid City. Grandparents are Danny and Julia Salisbury, Wolsey, and Sally Huber, Rapid City. Her great grandparents are Mickie Salisbury, Wolsey, and Norval Urban, Watertown.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Northern State University’s first Technology Proficiency Certificate was presented to senior Becky Pribyl, Wolsey. A business management major, Pribyl earned the certificate in the category of e-learning.
The February 18 meeting of the Wolsey Senior Center was preceded by a sing-along led by Josie Christopherson and Shirley Larsen. A Valentine’s Dinner was served to fifty-four members and guest. Margie Pullman and Elmer Bartel reigned as King and Queen.
Bob and Doreen Miller, Pierre, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chandra Miller of Brandon, to Arlo Brower, son of Greg and Beth Brower, Wolsey. A May 17 wedding is planned.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Advisor Nina Pribyl, and Cadette Girl Scouts Maria Pribyl and Sarah Iverson participated in the Brownie Girl Scout “Mister & Me” event at the Wolsey Elementary School Feb. 20.
A local business, Joe’s Frosty-O, has changed hands and its name. Val Brodersen is the new owner and has changed the name to Frosty’s. The former owners Joe and Gila Henkel are pursuing other business interests.
Marilyn and Jamie Eggleston flew to Houston, Texas, to the National Charolais Show and Banquet. Eggleston Charolais was chosen 1993 Purebred Seed Stock Producers of the Year.
The Wolsey Cardinals ended their regular basketball season with big wins over the Iroquois Chiefs, 68-65, and Faulkton Trojans, 98-50.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Coach Wally Hortness’ Wolsey Cardinal basketball team continued its basketball win streak last week by winning the District 13 championship at the Huron Arena, over the Wessington Warriors 60 to 49. The District championship win brought the Cardinal season record to 21 wins against 2 losses.
Some 60 senior citizens and their guests met in the parlors of St. John’s Lutheran Church for a social Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Keith Johnson welcomed the group, after which, Lt. Col. (Ret) Bert Jungemann gave a most interesting picture story and travelogue of Greece, where the Jungemann family had spent the past 2 1/2 years.
February 17, the Wolsey debate squad attended the Mitchell Invitational held at the Mitchell Junior High School. Three Wolsey students placed in various divisions: Jim Farmer received first in humorous impromptu; Elthea Volesky took second in humorous impromptu and Don Neuharth placed second in story telling.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eickelkamp of Virgil were honored Feb. 24, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. Hosts were the couple’s nieces, brothers and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peterson, Wolsey; Mr. and Mrs. John Brenner, Huron; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Opperman, Virgil; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kuehl, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kuehl, Wolsey.
The United Presbyterian Church of Wolsey was the scene of a lovely wedding Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, when Miss Connie Lou Carson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Carson of Wolsey, became the bride of Mr. Larry Robert Fuller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fuller of rural Bonilla.
Miss Marcia Babcock was pleasantly surprised a week ago when she received a bouquet of flowers with the following note of explanation: “Staff of Service Club No. 2, Ft. Ord, Calif., congratulates you on being chosen the Service Club Sweetheart. Your sponsor was Pvt. Larry Johnson, formerly of Virgil.
The Wolsey 7th and 8th grade basketball team still holds an undefeated record by defeating Iroquois last Wednesday by a score of 21-19. Doug Langbehn led Wolsey’s scoring with seven points followed by Mike Boyd with four.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Three Wolsey farmers were named sweepstakes winners in the Beadle County division of the annual Central South Dakota Crop Show held last week in the new Huron Arena. Local farmers named sweepstakes winners were: Carl Larsen for his display of barley; C.A. McFarling for flax; Grant Flowers for crested wheat and brome.
A party held Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. August Jungemann celebrated Mrs. Jungemann’s 75th birthday anniversary. Guests were Mrs. Ed Vasknetz, Mrs. Paul Minium, Mrs. F. H. Lindhorst, Mrs. Clara Jungemann, Mrs. David Loesch, Mrs. Anna Leyhe, Mrs. Gordon Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Jungemann and family.
The second severe storm of the winter hit this area last Thursday and Friday and left varying amounts of snow. Here in Wolsey it was estimated that about five inches of snow was received in the 28-hour blizzard.
From Under the Hammer by J.E.H.– “Many local basketball fans will see the Cards play for the first time this year in the tournament at Highmore. This is for the simple reason that the small space in our gym for spectators is too small and they refuse to attend and be jam-packed, walked on, nudged and poked during the entire game if they, perchance, do get a seat.”