5 Years Ago (2008)
Boys’ State Representatives Wolsey-Wessington High School this year are juniors Blaine Liebnow and Zachary Quiram. Liebnow, the son of Jodi and Donald Songer, is the Wolsey Post representative, and Quiram the son of James and Twila Quiram, is the Virgil Post representative.
Junior girls selected this year for Girls’ State representation from Wolsey-Wessington High School are Padyn Scheer, Wolsey Post representative and Stephanie Frank, Virgil Post representative. Scheer is the daughter of Holly Kahle. Frank is the daughter of Rodney and Rochelle Frank.
Randall Caulk, Kentucky, is here to attend the Eggleston Bull Sale and visit Marilyn and Dennis Eggleston.
10 Years Ago (2003)
LaRae and Roxanne Jensen, Sioux Falls, were dinner guests of Hazel Carson at the Rolin’ Wheel restaurant in Wolsey.
Vernon Club met at the Janice Marone home. Six members were present. Florence Fromm received a secret sister birthday gift. Alice Wullweber received the hostess gift. Each member displayed their decorated Easter Egg.
United Methodist Women met at Betty Fuehrers. Patti Cumins was a guest and joined the group. Bonnie Guthmiller presented the Easter lesson.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Candace Westphal, a sophomore at Wolsey High School was nominated to represent her high school at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) South Dakota Leadership Seminar, April 16-18 in Sioux Falls.
There were 75 guests present at the style show presented by ladies of the Nutrition Site Council for the Easter dinner held at the Senior Center April 6. The four models showed the latest in the world of fashion. The 5th and 6th grade music department, under the direction of Pat Martin, sang several selections.
Thirteen members and two guests, Brenda Ruedebusch and Robin Wollman, attended the April 5 meeting of Happy Homemakers Club at the Donna Langehn home. June Larsen, program chairman, introduced the guests, who presented the lesson for the month. Ruedebusch demonstrated the latest in window treatments. Wollman spoke on innovative ways with paint and wallpaper for redecorating.
40 Years Ago (1973)
The Wolsey area received a good spring rain beginning Saturday evening and lasting intermittently through the night until about noon Sunday. The rain gauge totaled .57 for the Wolsey station. Fieldwork has made rapid progress during the past week with spring plowing slightly a head of last year.
A deal has recently been completed by which Dean McGillvery has purchased the Standard Northside Service station from Delbert (Shorty) Vasknetz. The effective date is May 1st. Dean will be operating the station and terminates his employment with Northwestern Public Service Company as of April 20. “Shorty” will continue to operate the Standard Oil bulk truck, spraying and furnace services.
The Wolsey FHA’ers showed that they do care for a clean environment last Friday. All of the FHA’ers grades 9 thorough 12 were assigned routes and advisors and proceded to help make our town a cleaner place. After the cleanup, a lunch and fun time was observed in the Home Ec. rooms.
50 Years Ago (1963)
As part of the afternoon program at the meeting of the So Busy Extension Club several of the members modeled homemade Easter hats. Betty Fuehrer received the most votes for the prettiest, and Sally Meyer, for the funniest. The club met in the home of Sally Meyer on April 11, with nine members answering roll call to my dream of a vacation.
Guests at the Robert Lindblad home were Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Lindblad, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lindblad and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bowersox and Terry, Mrs. Marvin Moilan and children, Mrs. Eva Jansen of Huron; and Louie Bowersox. The occasion was also Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Lindblad’s 39th wedding anniversary.
In Tuesday’s annual election in Wolsey, Fred Klicker was named as a new member of the town board of trustees. He will succeed Lloyd Mosier. The vote stood: Klicker 84; Mosier 26. Serving on the election board were Charles Tepley, Mrs. Robert F. Meyer, and Mrs. Wm. Tepley.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Wolsey High School’s music groups under the direction of Miss Peggy L’Eveque, acquitted themselves with honors in the region four music contests held at Aberdeen. Competing in Class C this year, the local school received four “Superior”, eight “Excellent”, and on “Good” rating. Superior ratings were given Clarice Steuerwald, Carol Carson, John Lindhorst, and the mixed chorus.
Five members of the present Wolsey School faculty to whom contracts were extended for the 1953-54 term of school have been signed and returned to the Board. Those returning signed contracts are: Supt. Mark Cogswell, Levi Wade, Mrs. Mabel Hammer, Mrs. Norman Herzberg, Mrs. Genevieve Murphy. A sixth contract was signed by O.E. Shanholtz of Huron.
The Neighborly Get Together Club met April 3 at the home of Mrs. Leo Schmidtgall with Mrs. Louis Eickelkamp as cohostess. It was voted that each member put a penny in a bank each time it rained, the money to be turned over to the club fund at the end of the year.