5 Years Ago (2008)
For the second time in a week, the Warbirds lost another close contest as they were defeated by Wessington Springs, by a score of 63-61. The balanced scoring was led by Andrew Herdman, Shane Runge and Daniel Jensen, each with 10 points.
The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds took on the Wessington Springs Spartans February 4, and defeated them by a score of 46-27. The Lady Warbirds were led in scoring by Koree McHugh with 15 points.
It was a pretty slow-paced game, and then the overtimes began. The Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds defeated the Doland/Conde Chargers 68-61. The score at the end of regulation time was 46-46. Of the 68 points by the Lady Warbirds, 32 of them were made from the free-throw line.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Keith McGehee was the recipient of an Outstanding Actor Award at the Region One-Act Play competition Jan. 29. McGehee played the part of Thomas Andrews, designer of the Titanic, in the dramatic play, “Voices from the Titanic.”
The Wolsey Lions Club held their Community Potluck January 30 at the Wolsey Senior Center. The program was presented by Jim Babcock and Lonnie Quam, of the Wolsey Fire Department. They explained their training and work as EMTs for the department and how they can respond to emergencies in our area.
Bryan and Toni Miedema, Wolsey and Kay Marone of Wolsey announce the engagement of their children, Mandy Kay Miedema and Dennis James Marone. A May 17 wedding is planned.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Cardinals jumped off to a 19-16 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they rolled over the Wessington Springs Spartans, 72-53, in non-conference basketball action.
Representatives seemed to agree that an early presidential primary isn’t needed in South Dakota, after a bill to repeal the early primary was passed Feb. 2. But debate on the floor of the House of Representatives indicated dissension among legislators. The bill–approved 42-25–would move the presidential primary from February to June, when other local races are held. A similar piece of legislation was introduced in the Senate but was killed in committee.
December Students of the Month, chosen for being the “Best Communicators” were: Grade 9, Laura Williams; Grade 10, Jennifer Pribyl; Grade 11, Kathy Schnetzer; Grade 12, Stacey Williams.
A birthday party was held Sunday for the 70th birthday of Evelyn Eichstadt at the Richard Eichstadt home. Guests were Ray and Cordy Scheibe, Gilbert and Nellie Scheibe, Gertrude Kahre, Bob and Mildred Eichstadt, Fred and Caroline Eichstadt, Paul and Vaneida Eichstadt, Steve and Diane Eichstadt and Herb Sibers, all of Wolsey.
40 Years Ago (1973)
In a “come from behind” rally last Friday evening in a non-conference basketball tilt, the Wolsey Cardinals upended the Forestburg Buccaneers 77-63. Calvin Jarabek accounted for 33 of the Card’s 77 points. Gary Boomsma added 17 and Tyler contributed 12.
Lois J. Grosz has been named Wolsey High School’s 1973 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. Miss Grosz was chosen on the basis of scores in a written aptitude and knowledge examination given high school seniors last December.
Members of the Great Plains Snowmobile Club participated in a ride for the March of Dimes Fund a week ago. The group included Donald Pagler of Hitchcock, Ray McDaniel, Oliver and Phyllis Tollefson of Huron; Richard Hiles, and Robert Hiles, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident last July.
Last Friday was Groundhog’s Day, and, according to legend, the little guy saw his shadow as dawn broke over the horizon, and he scampered back into his winter snooze for another six weeks of winter.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Frank Edward Kohlmeyer, who lived alone at his farm northwest of Wolsey, was found dead Friday midway between the dwelling and the chicken house. It is presumed he was stricken by a heart attack on Tuesday as he was doing his farm chores.
The annual Mothers’ March of Dimes drive was held in Wolsey last week with Mrs. Bud Lasen and Mrs. Fred Case in charge. The amount in Wolsey exclusive of the school totaled $109.10. Others who helped in the solicitation included Mrs. Norman Langbehn, Mrs. Louis Christensen, Mrs. Dee Whorton, Mrs. Patty Beals, Mrs. F. L. Boyington, Mrs. Milton Jungemann, Mrs. Wm. Teply, Mrs. Raynord Molander and Mrs. Wm. C. Meyer.
The Royal Neighbors of America held their regular meeting at the legion hall Thursday. New officers installed included Mrs. Don Carson, Oracle; Mrs. Geo. Boston, Past Oracle; Mrs. Robert Salisbury, Vice Oracle; Lillian Christopherson, Chancellor; Ethel Carson, Recorder.
60 Years Ago (1953)
This community was severely shocked and deeply saddened in mid-afternoon Monday when word was that Mrs. Burton Custer had passed away suddenly at her home following a heart attack. Mrs. Custer was alone at her home at the time of being stricken as Mr. Custer had come down town on some errands and when he returned, found her lying on the floor where she had fallen.
Stanley May was elected president of the Beadle County 4-H Club leaders at a luncheon meeting Jan. 26 in Huron. May is leader of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club of Wolsey and succeeds Robert H. Olson of Huron who has been chairman for the past two years.
Mild weather was the order this week with even summer-like temperatures prevailing on Tuesday and Wednesday when the reading got up into the high forties. In spite of the fact that the groundhog saw his shadow Monday, his weather forecasting has not followed through thus far. The winter continues to lessen with each passing day, which gives less time for severe, stormy weather should the trend reverse.