5 Years Ago (2008)
Peggy Gibson of Huron announced that she is a candidate for a District 22 seat in the House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket.
The BYY’s CFEL club met April 7 with Suzanne Hamilton as hostess. Member Julie Ann Boomsma displayed and explained the volunteer sewing projects she has been making for the Wolsey-Wessington first grade flag program. The costumes she has made include African and Dutch origin. She is also remaking high school Native American costumes to fit first graders.
10 Years Ago (2003)
An Easter Dinner preceded the April 15 meeting of the Wolsey Senior Citizens with sixty members and friends present. Sandy Mack, Huron Transit, spoke to the group about bus service from small towns to Huron.
Postmaster Kathy Price announces that the Wolsey Post Office has on display stamp design contest entries from 4th-6th grade students of Wolsey Public School. The stamp designs were also entered in a 573 zip code area wide contest.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Wolsey elementary students faired well at the Wessington Springs Vocal Music Festival according to Pat Martin, music instructor. Students performed solos, duets, and were in large group competition. They brought home 15 firsts and 13 seconds.
A short memorial service for Governor Mickelson was held April 23 at 10:04 a.m. on the southeast corner of the elementary building. At 10:04 the ringing of the school bell sounded from the high school; at 10:06 Mr. Decker addressed the students; at 10:08 Mrs. Decker read a poem; at 10:10 Don Houck, high school student council president, elementary student council president and Mr. Decker planted a Colorado Blue Spruce tree.
April Students of the Month are Tony Brower, Mary McAlister, Josh Boomsma, Jon Rearick and Brandee Eggleston. They are students who are flexible and able to change.
40 Years Ago (1973)
The Wolsey Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire at 11:00 p.m. last Friday evening along the railroad right-of-way east of town. The blaze was confined to a tree strip; and no serious damage resulted. Cause of the fire was undetermined.
Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Rodman, Huron, of the engagement of their daughter, Susan Jean, to John Lyman Ehrk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ehrk, Wolsey. Miss Rodman is a senior at Huron Senior High School and her fiance is a 1968 graduate of Wolsey High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and is now engaged in farming with his father south of Wolsey, where the couple will live.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey was the scene of the April 29 wedding of Marlys Marie Ziebart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhardt Beyer of Wolsey, and Irvin Roger Binde, son of Mrs. Amanda Binde, Summit, S. Dak. Rev. Keith Johnson performed the ceremony from an altar decorated with lavender and white carnations. Mrs. Gordon Babcock was the organist and the soloist was Harold Binde.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Miss Marilyn Gruneich presented some of her piano students in a recital at her home Sunday afternoon. Those playing selections were Deanne Boe, Beth Frank, Karen Fran, Phyllis Overbay, Rodney Boe, and Bobby Overbay.
The Rural Letter Carriers and the Ladies Auxiliary, of District 8 held their spring dinner and meeting at the armory at Miller Monday evening. Attending from Wolsey were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hoskins, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Boe, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and Mrs. Mayme Custer.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nelson observed their 58th wedding anniversary at their home Friday when several of their friends and neighbors called to extend best wishes. Among those calling during the forenoon and having lunch were Mrs. M.E. Cogswell, Mrs. Oscar Dracy, Mrs. Leefay Schlueter and Mrs. Tillie Rawstern.
60 Years Ago (1953)
A new cafe, the “Dine-A-Mite” to be operated at Ole’s Service Station by Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Meier, is scheduled for official opening Saturday, May 9th. During the past few weeks a remodeling of the cafe room has been in progress and fixtures are now being placed.
Mrs. Glen Brock was quite seriously injured following a tractor mishap about noon Tuesday. She was taken to St. John’s Hospital and her condition was pronounced “very good” a day later. Mrs. Brock received lacerations about the face. It is believed that the tractor tipped over in the mishap.
Strangely garbed ladies in full force gathered together and descended upon the L.M. Christopherson home April 27, to give Mrs. Christopherson a surprise birthday party. Their coming was not announced with the blare of trumpets, but with the caroling of strong feminine voices. Then after this initial announcement, appeared ladies in golden satin slippers, fantastic 19th century plumes, multi-colored flowers, satin skirts, calico aprons, 18th century bonnets, French berets, and various 20th century items of garments.