5 Years Ago (2008)
The Wolsey Presbyterian Women recently received 17 quilt blocks made by Wolsey area women more than 60 years ago. The Presbyterian Women organized the blocks and set them together to create a full-size quilt, which will be sold at a silent auction during the town’s 125th anniversary celebration.
The BYY’s members attended the Flag Day service on May 10 at the Wolsey- Wessington School. The program was created by teacher Sandi Randsom and put on by the first grade class. Club member, Julie Ann Boomsma, made several of the costumes. Those attending were Alice Hamilton, Suzanne Hamilton, Julie Boomsma, Julie Ann Boomsma, Phyllis DeJong, Gen Pribyl, Eva Belle Schnetzer, Janice Jungemann and Vivian Rearick.
10 Years Ago (2003)
The members of the Wolsey Lions Club have had a very busy two weeks. Many club members helped repair and paint the picnic shelter and paint the picnic tables and posts at the Wolsey Park. Many hours were spent on the project but the finished product was worth the effort.
Thursday evening was the community potluck supper. Over 50 people attended. Musical entertainment was provided by Josh and Pat Bartel, Huron; Leah Watke, Wolsey, and Danni Kehler, Alpena. Also providing music was Leah Cypher, Wolsey, student of Brenda Ruedebusch.
20 Years ago (1993)
The annual candy sale for Wolsey Park and Recreation netted just over $1,100 this year. Top salesman this year, once again was Joey Salisbury, who sold $169 worth of candy. Joey has been top salesman for the past three years.
Cheri Ann Larson and Robert Scott Sargent of Wolsey High School were recognized for their academic excellence May 30, by being awarded a Regents’ Scholar Diploma by State Department of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Board of Regents.
Brooke Scheel won a clock/radio as a part of the Wolsey Elementary Library “No Overdues” promotion. The students did a good job of getting their books in on time.
40 Years Ago (1973)
The wedding of Michael Peterson and Rhonda Christopherson was performed by Rev. Keith Johnson at St. John’s Lutheran Church at an eight o’clock ceremony Tuesday evening. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Christopherson and Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Peterson. Both are graduates of Wolsey High School.
In a softball game played on the Wolsey diamond, the Wolsey girls’ team won a close game by a score of 19 to 18 over Tulare. The game was featured by a lot of hits and base running by both clubs during the seven inning match.
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Shoemaker were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at their home May 27. Their attendant, Raymond Lichty, Wessington, and Helen Mullenburg, Redfield, were present for the occasion.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Rain and hail pelted the Wolsey area about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday and left .82 of an inch of moisture. The storm worked up during the early hours and left loose hail and heavy rain for about twenty minutes. Hail stripped tree leaves and twigs and damaged some flowers and gardens.
Three Wolsey students were numbered among the seniors completing their college work at South Dakota State College. Donald Schnoor received his degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Wildlife Techniques Division. During afternoon services Don received a Second Lieutenant’s Commission in the Reserve Officers Air Force ROTC.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nettinga, Jr., a daughter weighing eight pounds, three ounces, named Shylynn Renee.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Quite a few streets of Wolsey and the section line road East of St. John’s Lutheran Church were graveled during the past week by action of the town dads. While all streets need gravel, a lack if funds prevented all the thoroughfares from being gravel surfaced at this time. Only what was considered in the worst shape received gravel.
The American Legion Auxiliary of the Hershman-Gordon Post voted to provide two benches and a table for the Wolsey park. Funds used for the purchase of the equipment was derived from the local auxiliary’s share of proceeds from the sale of poppies the Saturday prior to Memorial Day.
The Wolsey area was lashed by a severe wind and rain storm about 8 o’clock Friday evening and quite a bit of loss in farm buildings and poultry has been counted.
On June 1st, at twilight time, to the strains of soft organ music and the song of birds floating through the open church windows, a simple candlelight, double-ring ceremony united Miss Maxine Braun of Wolsey, and Mr. Darrell Baker, USN., of Huron at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wolsey.