5 Years Ago (2008)
Dale Hargens, District 22 State Representative from Miller, announced his candidacy for State Senate in District 22.
Cody Kleinsasser and Megan McGillvrey announce the birth of a son, Jett Zachary Kleinsasser, born February 13, 2008 at Merit-Care Hospital, Fargo. Grandparents are Ray and Melony Kleinsasser of Wessington, and Richard and Sherry McGillvrey of Wolsey.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The Wolsey Cardinals fell to the Wessington Warriors 59-45 during the opening round of the District 5B basketball tournament.
Neighborly Get Together Club met at Elmer and Betty Presuhns. Catherine Fastnacht was co-hostess. A carry-in dinner was enjoyed and card prizes went to Carol Gildemaster and Dorothy Cluser. Bingo prizes went to J.R. Clouser, Alma Clouser, Dorothy Clouser and Elmer Presuhn.
Four winners of the Post Prom Hog Raffle were Jerry Mencke of Huron, Tom Beerman of Huron, Troy Styer of Wolsey, and Jamie Pietz of Huron.
20 Years Ago (1993)
A carry-in dinner was held March 7 at the Gerhardt Stegeman home. Present were Harry and Joyce Everhart, Bryan, David and Scott, Artesian; Dave and Janice Erfman, Joshua and Sarah, St. Lawrence; Ron and Jayne Raabe, Nathan and Derek, Brookings. The occasion observed Gerhardt’s birthday.
Wolsey advanced to semi-final action of the District 5B tournament with a 19-point margin of victory over the Hitchcock Blue Jays. Wolsey had four players in double figures with Derrick Boomsma scoring 15 to lead the pack followed by Corey Bawdon with 14, Matt Moser, 12 and Kevin Soward with 11 points.
Erma Moser and Marilyn Moser, cooks at the Wolsey School, made and served breakfast to the first graders when the class was studying a unit on eating a balanced breakfast.
A daughter was born March 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Al Deming. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was named Amber Alicia. She joins a sister, Erica. Grandparents are Don and Donna Quiram. Ruth Quiram is a great grandmother.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bonin observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary March 4, at an open house in the Bonilla Presbyterian Church parlors. Nearly 200 attended the event planned by Mrs. Eldon Anderson and Gayle Bussell.
As spring approaches, milder weather comes on the scene and all signs of the changing season are noticeable. Temperatures have been registering higher the past few weeks; the snow has disappeared; geese, ducks and robins have been seen–all telling us spring is just around the corner.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Wippich, March 2nd, a daughter, Naomi Marie, weighing in at six pounds, 12 1/2 ounces. She is welcomed in the home by her brother, Joel, and three sisters, Rachael, Miriam and Pricilla.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervie Quiram, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Oestreich, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Aldrich, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Bader were Sunday supper guests at Chris Bader’s, for a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Bader.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Election of officers was the main business of the evening at the regular meeting of the Wolsey Parent-Teacher Association held March 6. The new officers are: Mrs. Leland Scheel, president; Mrs. Don Bowersox, vice-president; Mrs. Norman Langbehn, secretary; Mrs. Harlow Larsen, treasurer.
Honored for scholastic achievement, four Wolsey High School students have been invited to attend Scholarship Recognition Day at South Dakota State College. Receiving the invitations for the event at which Congressman Ben Reifel will be the featured speaker are Mary Boyington, Marilyn Gruneich, William Brandrup, and Ann Pribyl.
The March meeting of the Wolsey Lassies 4-H Club was held March 7th. Several demonstrations were given including “How to Set A Table Corectly” by Mary Eickstadt; “Table Centerpieces” by Sharlyn Scheibe; “Vegetable Salads” by Marian Scheibe; and “Menus for the Day” by Delores Eichstadt.
On Friday, March 6, the Junior class presented “Shy Guy” which was attended by a large number of people from Wolsey. Between act entertainment was furnished by Mary Boyington and Karen Scheel accompanied by Mrs. Helen Cash.
60 Years Ago (1953)
At the regular meeting of the Wolsey Independent School Board Monday evening, O.E. Shanholtz of Huron was hired as coach for the school year of 1953-54. He succeeds Neil Meyers, Cardinal coach for the past two years.
Thirty-two members attended the regular March meeting of the Virgil Local of the Farmers Union held Monday at the Co-op Station. Reports of the county meeting were given by Henry Ortbahn and Ranko Groothuis, who were delegates to the meeting.
The four or five inches of snow that had covered the territory following the recent storms, has almost completely disappeared. Much of the moisture is soaking away into the ground as there is little evidence of any run-off water. This “above normal” moisture situation is one that farmers are glad to see.
The junior class held a box social on March 6. There were four comical movies shown. The baskets were judged by the teachers and prizes were won by the following: $3 to Carol Carson and Jean Hawley; $2 to Carol Nettinga; $1 to Martha Krause and Patty Muhs. Jim Smalley acted as auctioneer.