5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds’ season came to an end when they lost their opening round game in district play to Lower Brule, with a score of 48-56. The game was close all the way, but the Warbirds just could not slow down the running game of Lower Brule. Daniel Jensen and Andrew Herdman led the scoring with 13 and 11 points respectively. Shane Runge and Cody McGehee each had seven.
10 Years Ago (2003)
You could hear knee slappin’ and foot stompin’ when Wolsey students, in costume, celebrated Laura Ingalls Wilder Day February 18. Participants from Mrs. Ransom’s first grade class were Taylor Knippling, Erin Kuestermeyer, Kayla Black, Megan Eggleston, Megan Larsen, Allison Gascoigne, Sidney Delvaux, Wyatt Doering, Ryne Johnson, Brandon Schroeder, Justin Jungemann, and Alex Babcock.
D.A.R.E. graduation was held Friday, February 21 at the Wolsey School. Graduates included Jacob Peterson, Turner Volesky, Spencer Chase, Patrick Eggleston, Ethan Frank, Chris Hofer, Josh McGillvrey, Patrick Cypher, Alcia Lawrence, Carley Jurek, A’Lece Boomsma, Kym Walters, Jani Borkowski, Leah Watke, and Tyler Rittel.
In honor of Future Farmers of America Week, FFA member Keith Larsen brought his project, a baby pig named “Squealy,” to the elementary classrooms. He raises pigs with his father, Tony, on his farm and is taking an agriculture class on the internet.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Donna Pietz, District Representative for Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 15288, presented a matching fund check in the amount of $1,000.00 to Marilyn Schnetzer and LynnNett Wagner, members of the parents committee for the Wolsey High School Post Prom Party.
Sixteen members of the Happy Homemakers Club met at the home of Shirley Larsen February 8. Genevive Kahre served as co-hostess. Each member answered roll call with a mini book report of an interesting book they had read. A guest, Cindy Boomsma, gave a demonstration on making grapevine wreath wall hangings.
Seventy-five Brownie Girl Scouts and their dads were in town February 20 at the Wolsey Elementary School for the Brownie Girl Scout “Mister and Me”. The event planned and organized by Cadette Girl Scout Troop 6951 of Wolsey, focused on hands-on science and math activities. The girls, Sarah Iverson and Maria Pribyl, used the event for their Silver Award project.
Dave and Janice Erfman, St. Lawrence, hosted a dinner February 20 honoring Sarah on her third birthday and Joshua’s eighth birthday, which was February 15. Big Bird and Troll birthday cakes were served.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Spring-like weather has been the order in this area for the past couple of weeks. Cloudy, foggy days and nights with a 10-hour drizzling rain Monday, was the order for eastern South Dakota. During the period practically all the snow has disappeared except where it had been piled in high drifts.
Miss Joy Reiter, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. James Reiter, has been selected to sing alto with America’s Youth in Concert 1973 European tour.
Woonsocket’s Redman basketball team defeated Wolsey’s Cardinals in the Region 4 championship game Friday at Ft. Pierre by two points in an overtime game. It was the third time this season Woonsocket had beaten the Cards–two games by two points.
Vicki Jo Burton was guest of honor at a birthday party Friday evening for her sixth birthday. Guests were Rhonda Martin, Gina Binger, Denise French and Barbie Jackson.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Eileen Kahre and Mr. Larry Waldner at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey, Friday evening, March 1. The Reverend Raymond P. Albrecht officiated at the double-ring ceremony which was witnessed by the families and a few close friends of the couple. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahre, Wolsey. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Waldner, Carpenter.
Friday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Christopherson were Mrs. Lena Friese and Mrs. Charlotte Christopherson. The occasion observed the eighth birthday of Rhonda Christopherson.
World Day of Prayer services were held at the Virgil Methodist Church March 1. Mrs. Chris Baatrup and Mrs. George Schroeder were in charge of the program. Mrs. Emmery Pribyl had charge of the Wolsey part of the program. Lunch was served with Mrs. Ray Schiltz in charge.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Wolsey’s Cardinals, under the coaching of Neil Meyer, emerged consolation winners in the District 16 basketball tournament held last Thursday and Friday at Highmore. The tightest game of Friday evening and probably the most exciting was the consolation finals between Highmore and Wolsey. The hard playing resulted in a total of 41 fouls–23 on the Highmore Pirates and 18 on the Cards, who won 51-50.
Sunday dinner guests at the C.O. Lindblad home were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hurlbert, Jr., and sons Steven and Rand, of Harrold, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindblad and sons, Kenneth and Scot. The dinner was in honor of Carl Lindblad whose birthday was that day.
A number of people helped the Clarence Kuehl family move to their new location west of Alpena. Included in the group were Orville and Wm. Clouser, Roy Dunnick, Louis Eickelkamp, Chris Bader, Harry Salisbury, Gus Bader, Tony Fernholz, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Allison, Richard Licht, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kuehl of Huron.