5 Years Ago (2008)
Emily Jungemann, daughter of Russell and Janet Jungemann of Wolsey, has been awarded a $6,000 Wolf PACT Scholarship from Northern State University in Aberdeen.
The planning committee for the Wolsey Lions Goat Races met April 23. The committee has found 21 goats to race and the carts are built.
After earning his bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering May 3 from South Dakota State University, Aaron Boomsma is headed for the University of Minnesota, where he is enrolled in a graduate program that will lead directly to his doctorate. Boomsma, son of Steve and Julie Boomsma of Wolsey and a 2004 graduate of Wolsey High School, hopes to research gas turbines.
10 Years Ago (2003)
April 17, the third grade class of Wolsey School welcomed “Trucker Buddy” John Lutwyche, a professional truck driver from Chicago who drives for Atlas Van Lines. The students have been writing to him for three years. He has sent many postcards, letters and videos to the classroom. The students kept track of where he travels on a map in there room.
Kathy Fox, Wolsey, Dean Fox, Cavour, along with Craig and Joletta Heller, Wolsey, announce the engagement of Jodi Marie Fox to Jonathan Lee Heller. Jodi is a 2001 graduate of Wolsey High School. Jon is a 2000 graduate of Wolsey High School.
Bob Brodkorb, Shorty Vasknetz, and Don Kleinsasser attended the South Dakota American Legion State Bowling Tournament in Hot Springs March 29 and 30 and received 2nd place in the team event.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Becky Pribyl, a Wolsey sixth-grader, tied for third place in a Beadle Conservation District Arbor Day contest.
Florence Schiltz was the recipient of several birthday acknowledgements for her 83rd birthday, including dinner at The Barn in Huron with Donna Schiltz, a gift from her secret pal and others at the Sand Creek Club.
Chad Larsen, Wolsey, Dairy Science Major at SDSU, received the Outstanding Dairy Club Member award at the Dairy Science Award Banquet in Brookings. Chad is the son of Greg and Nancy Larsen of Wolsey.
A daughter was born to Troy and Jennifer Styer of Wolsey April 17.
40 Years Ago (1973)
St. John’s Lutheran Church was the scene of the April 17 wedding of Dawn Carmon Holtey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Holtey, Virgil, and Alan Keith Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hansen, Wentworth and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Swenson, Madison.
A June 1 wedding is planned by Julie Ann Erickson, Wolsey and Forrest Gene DeHaven, Wessington.
Sunday supper guests at the Dennis Eggleston home to celebrate Darren’s baptism were: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Eggleston, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Houck, Julie and Ervin Houck and Tracy Seeman; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Houck and girls; and Mr. and Mrs. Don Houck and children.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Announcement was made of six candidates for Beadle County 4-H Club king and queen. Among those named are two Wolsey students who have been prominent in 4-H activities: Marilyn Houck and Steve Nordaker.
Clara Frank is the new president; Idel McDonald, vice-president; Rosella Dilley, 2nd vice-president; Vivian Klaschen, secretary; Hazel Case, treasurer of the Hershman-Gordon Legion Auxiliary.
Terry Jungemann won first place prize of $100 in the Farm Mechanics Foundation award at the State FFA convention in Brookings, April 23.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Sunny skies and warmer temperatures have returned to this section after nearly five days of continuous drizzling rain which totaled 3.65 inches. The rains have done an immense amount of good not only to the growing crops, but to the attitudes of farmers and others regarding the crop outlook.
Miss Maxine Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.O. Gordon and an Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota, took the lead in one of the four original plays produced at the University in its first Original Play Festival last week. As star of “Charivari,” a one-act play written by a fellow student, Maxine received many good comments from the nearly two hundred theater goers who saw her.