5 Years Ago (2008)
Russ and Lindy Uttecht, Wolsey, announce the birth of their daughter, Kendal Lynn, born May 12 at Huron Regional Medical Center.
Aaron Anno Boomsma, a senior at South Dakota State University, was awarded an Award of Excellence by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2008-09 academic year. He is the son of Steve and Julie Boomsma, Wolsey.
Students earning perfect attendance for the 2007-08 school year at Wolsey-Wessington School were: William Timm, Allison King, Tanner Zemlicka, Parker Van Buskirk, Zach Reilly and Judd King.
A birthday party was held May 2 for Ginny Zepp’s 85th birthday at the Skip and Dottie Zepp home. She returned to Las Vegas with her son Jerry for an extended visit.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Postmaster Kathy Price announced the winners in the local stamp design contest as chosen by the public. First place winners, who received a Stamp Mint Set book, were Leah Cypher, 4th grade and A’Lece Boomsma, 5th grade.
Students from Wolsey School attended the third annual James Valley Christian School Invitational Spelling Contest May 6. Students in first-sixth grades from five other schools participated. Trophy winners from Wolsey included Shayla Simons, Sawyer Langbeh, Justin Jungemann, Jon Jungemann, Patrick Eggleston, Tyler Sprecher, and Madison Knudson.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Three Wolsey High School students qualified for the State Track meet. Rob Sargent qualified in triple jump, high jump and long jump; Brett Bonin qualified in the 200 meter dash; and Jon Rearick qualified in shot put.
Robert Sargent, Wolsey, is one of ten South Dakota seniors named as recipients of Northern State University Vice President’s Scholarship for 1993-94.
Kristi Tschetter graduated from Huron University with high distinction May 8 with an associate degree of Science in Nursing. She is a 1990 graduate of Wolsey High School and is the daughter of Trevor and Judy Tschetter of Huron and the granddaughter of Richard and Evelyn Eichstadt of Wolsey.
40 Years Ago (1993)
Sonia Dickerson was one of thirteen seniors named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Sonia was also one of eight named as candidates for Latin honors.
Two candidates have filed petitions for the three year term on the Wolsey Independent School District Board of Education, according to Mrs. Edna Overbay, Business Manager of the District. Petitions have been filed for Ervin Krutzfeldt and Mrs. Connie M. Neuharth.
Dry weather has continued in the area, with seasonal precipitation running at least two inches below normal. Top soil moisture conditions are listed as “short” and temperatures have been normal.
Two salutatorians of graduating classes of 1973 are Mike Hanley, Hitchcock High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hanley, and Daryl Sheffield, Wolsey High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. LuVerne Sheffield.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Cool weather has prevailed over this area. Temperatures have ranged from the 20’s to the 50’s. Tuesday morning the thermometer was well below freezing, and on Wednesday morning, the weather report said the mercury had registered as low as 21.7 during the night.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crandall in St. John’s Hospital, Huron, at 6:51 p.m., May 18th, a son, eight pounds, 13 ounces.
Mrs. Walter Parkinson was named delegate to the department convention at the regular American Legion Auxiliary meeting of the Bonilla unit held May 13. Mrs. Darold Tipton was named alternate.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Eichstadt and Ronnie, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Overbay and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Lenz and children, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Eichstadt were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Anna Liebnow. The occasion was Mrs. Liebnow’s birthday anniversary.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Mr. and Mrs. Al Braun announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Maxine, to Darrell D. Baker, U.S. N., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker of Huron, S. Dak.
Two students will be graduated from St. John’s Lutheran Christian Day School in commencement exercises May 22. The two students are Alice Stegeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Stegeman, and Gerald Jungemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jungemann.
A family night was held on Thursday evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church parlors following the Ascension services. A program was presented featuring a parade of fashions with sidelights relative to the history of St. John’s Church. The accompanying explanation was read by Mrs. Edward Kahre.
Mrs. Mike Waldner, teacher, and pupils, Marilyn, Stanley, VeAnna and LaVon Tschetter, Claren and Jeanelle Beck, went to Aberdeen Monday where they held their school picnic in one of the parks.