5 Years Ago (2008)
Senior members of the Wolsey-Wessington Chapter of the National Honor Society who received their second-year medallions at the induction ceremony May 5 were Vanesa DeWitt, Anna Bergquist, Emily Jungemann, Teresa Schnetzer, Stephanie Thue, Aiko Hidaka, Kim Eggleston, Shane Runge, Andrew Herdman, Drew Prentice, Ryan Bell and Josh Rittel.
Shane Runge is the Valedictorian and Teresa Schnetzer is Salutitorian for this year’s Wolsey-Wessington graduating class.
The Warbirds dominated the discus and shot put competitions at the 281 Track Meet in Huron on May 7. They won the top three places in discus with Dan Jensen placing first with a toss of 137’ 5”. Jensen picked up another first place in the shot put with a throw of 42’ 4.5”.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Amber Brodersen placed fourth and Kristine Bartells was honorable mention in Elementary Algebra at the 50th Annual math Contest on the campus of Northern State University April 16.
Joyce and Don DuBois, Hazel Curtis, Vicki, Steve an Amanda Neuharth, Curt DuBois and girls were Sunday supper guests at Kevin and Darci Weeldreyer’s for Megan’s 16th birthday.
Kent, Rennae and Lindsey Presuhn and Mr. Dennis Schutt were lunch guests in Pierre April 28 with Governor Mike Rounds in honor of the 2003 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Mandy Batien, Jennifer Pribyl, Billie Hartman and Candy Westphal received superior ratings on their action activities at the State FHA Convention in Sioux Falls.
The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Doering-Haeder family farmstead was celebrated May 2 with an open house at the the Edna Haeder farm home. About fifty gathered to help observe the occasion. At the heritage program the welcome was given by Edna Haeder, Recollection of Doering Years was presented by Daryl Haeder, and Reflections on Haeder Farming Years by Kerwin Haeder.
Florence Schiltz, Mrs. Brian Miedema and family, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hoschied and baby, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim miedema celebrated Mother’s Day by enjoying dinner together.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Fire destroyed about 350 tons of baled hay and straw, parts of a silo, silage and some feeding bunks at the Lloyd Ehrk farm, four miles southwest of Wolsey Wednesday night. Wolsey fire chief Gene Holst said at the alarm rang in Wolsey about 6:00 p.m. and firemen fought the blaze until 1 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert martens are the parents of a son born May 11. He weighed eight pounds two ounces and was named Chad Alan. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Overbay, Wolsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Martens, Wessington.
Mrs. Rosella Dilley took the oath of office as a Trustee for the Town of Wolsey on may 7, for a 2-year term. She is presumably the first woman to hold an elective office of the Wolsey Town Government.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Wolsey’s oldest citizen, L.M. Christopherson, observed his 92nd birthday anniversary last Saturday–May 11. Many of his friends and neighbors called at the Christopherson home during the afternoon and evening. There were four birthday cakes and many other gifts for the occasion.
William Brandrup took first in the 100-yard dash at the region track meet, with a record-tiding time of 10.4. He also took a second in the 220-yard dash. Lorin Stolz received a third in the mile run and Bruce Eichstadt took second in the discus.
Word reaches the Wolsey News office that in the recent class elections at the School of Mines, Rapid City, two Wolsey boys were elected to office. John Haeder was elected president of the class and George (Pat) Callaghan, to the Board of Control.
60 Years Ago (1953)
The Social Sisters Club met at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Larsen May 6. Members wrote their names and embroidered them on tea towels for Martha Eichstadt. Mrs. Larsen served a delicious lunch assisted by the co-hostesses Olga Meyer and Martha Eichstadt.
The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rahder, who live southwest of Wolsey was damaged by fire. The kitchen received heavy damage and Mrs. Rahder received light burns on her arms. The fire started when fuel in the kerosene refrigerator ignited.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Christopherson, at 3:35 p.m., on May 9th, a son weighing seven pounds, 14 and one-half ounces.