5 Years Ago (2008)
Schmidt-Barnes American Legion Auxiliary Post #268 of Virgil met March 12 at the home of Karen Peck with Deb Carroll as co-hostess. Drew Carroll, a recent recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, attended and thanked the unit for the monetary support and those who attended his ceremony at the Huron High School March 9.
The Wolsey-Wessington FFA Chapter went to the DeSmet CDE Monday. The farm business management team placed fourth out of 19, with Shane Runge placing 14th, Teresa Schnetzer placing 17th, and Ryan Bell placing 22nd. The ag mechanics team placed seventh, with Josh Rittel placing 27th.
10 Years Ago (2003)
A video on Girls’ State taken last year preceded the March 10 meeting of the Hershman-Gordon Unit #59 American Legion Auxiliary. Five Girls’ State candidates and their mothers and Virgil Unit members were in attendance. Each girl gave their resume of qualifications and why they’d like to attend Girls’ State. The unit members chose Amanda Larghe as delegate and Gena Dubois as alternate.
After holding a double-digit lead early, the Wessington Warriors withstood a third-quarter rally by the Wolsey Cardinals and emerged with a 59-45 victory in their District 5B opening round game Tuesday at the Huron Arena.
Darren and Rhonda Hokanson, Sioux Falls, are the parents of a boy born March 4. He was named Ethan John and joins a sister, Sydney. Grandparents are Dennis and Phyllis Hokanson, Rosholt; and Ron Eichstadt and Pam Eichstadt, Wolsey. Great grandparents are Raymond and Julia Crandall, Wolsey.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Supt. Doug Voss presented Joy Shoemaker and Charlie Teply with certificates of appreciation for their Green Thumb work in the Wolsey School system.
Amy Brower, daughter of Greg and Beth Brower, Wolsey, was a recipient of the Youth Service Award from the two LaSertoma Clubs in Huron. Ms. Brower is a senior at Wolsey High School. She is active in the Wolsey community and has helped paint the Senior Citizens Center and served on a community panel for handling teenage drinking problems.
Jessica Lindenberg, Tasha Steele and Erica Boomsma, students from Wolsey School, received superior plus ratings at the James Valley Christian School oral interpretation festival. Superior ratings were received by Brent Jungemann, Vicki Schnetzer and Angela Fink.
March students of the month, noted for their interpersonal skills are Amy Brower, Jason Bishop, and Joel Pribyl.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Del Horness has attended practically all of the Cardinal baskeball games during the past season both at Wolsey and on the road. He has traveled approximately 4,384 miles in attending games. Not only did he attend Wolsey’s games, but he has attended games at two other towns where relatives are coaching athletics.
The 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rand was observed March 18 at an open house held at their home. The affair was hosted by the honored couple’s three sons and their wives: Mr. and Mrs. Ken Rand, Mobridge; Mr. and Mrs. David Rand, Huron; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rand, Kadoka.
The Board of Education of Wolsey Independent Schools, meeting in monthly session, acted upon bids for a replacement school bus. The board voted to accept the bid of Superior Sales and Service for a Superior bus body at a net price of $4,470.00 with trade-in of the 1967 Dodge chassis with Ward Body.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Eggleston have purchased the H.O. Clouser farm. Eldon is here. Mrs. Eggleston and the children will come at a later date.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Monday’s forecast predicted the storm conditions and snow began falling about 5:30 and increased in intensity until about 10 o’clock before any letup was noticeable. During the interval about seven inches of wet, and heavy snow was dumped on this part of the state. The moisture was badly needed for spring work.
Mrs. Alvin Parkinson and son, Scott Byron, were honored at a Blue Shower at the Walter Parkinson home March 17. Contests were conducted by Mrs. Robert Parkinson and prizes were won by Miss Helen Scheidegger, Mrs. Clinton Rearick and Mrs. Don Barnard.
The Wolsey grades defeated Hitchcock 36-29 in the first round game to get into the championship tilt. For Wolsey, Doug Langbehn and Mike Boyd turned in good performances while each of them got 12 points. Tony Larsen accounted for eight.
Carl Wahlerts called at the Roy White home Sunday afternoon and at Joe Rawsterns during the evening.
60 Years Ago (1953)
The first good spring rain was received here last Friday night and all day Saturday when a total of 1.17 inches of moisture was recorded at the local official precipitation recording station. The slow, 36-hour drizzle brought smiles to the faces of farmers who had voiced the need for moisture following last year’s record drouth and moisture depletion of the subsoil.
The 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Fitzgibbons, which occurred Saturday, was observed by an open house Sunday afternoon given by Mrs. Doris Fitzgibbons, Mrs. Grace Hawley, Mrs. Richard Sejnoha and Mrs. Wm. Siemens.
Rosemarie Sejnoha observed her fifth birthday anniversary Tuesday when a party was held in her honor at the M.E. Cogswell home with Mrs. Sejnoha assisting. Many of Rosemarie’s friends called and she received many beautiful and useful remembrances. Rosemarie provided some entertainment for her guests by doing some of her dances.