5 Years Ago (2008)
In 1881, Lauritz and Anna Christopherson came to America in search of a better life. June 29, 2008, approximately 150 of their direct descendants attended the Christopherson family reunion at the Wolsey Senior Center.
Pullman Well Drilling donated the use of their backhoe to dig up the 1983 time capsule at the Wolsey Park. Lloyd Brotherton operated the backhoe; Nathan Johnson crawled in and out of the hole and did the hand digging. Jim McGillvrey and Doug Trebil located the time capsule and along with Lonnie Quam, all helped pull the capsule out of the ground.
Alice Wullweber met Karen Meyer Sunday at the birthday party for Erma Woodruff. Alice then went to Wessington for the 90th party for Edith Rogers.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Five generations of the Heller/Klicker family gathered, including Agnes Klicker, Wolsey, great-great grandmother; Marilyn Heller, Wolsey, great-grandmother; Craig Heller, Wolsey, grandfather; Cami Mercado, Italy, mother; and Dante Xavier Mercado, Italy, 8 month old son.
Tate William Bergh was born June 29, 2003 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown to Ryan and Kim (Boomsma) Bergh. Grandparents are David and Judy Boomsma, Wolsey and Mike and Barb Bergh, Florence.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stulken, Highmore; Allen and Lila Meyer, Aberdeen; Al Deming and Amber, Lee, Fisher family and Don Quirams helped Ruth Quiram celebrate her 83rd birthday.
20 Years Ago (1993)
David “Bear” Burnison recently completed renovation work on the converted “bank building” on the south end of Wolsey’s Main Street (an aging building that at one time also housed the town’s newspaper) to open the rustic Bear’s Old Town Tavern on July 1.
The school district received Industrial Technology Grant money to purchase three new computers and software.
About 250 descendants of John and Catherine and August and Elsie Jungemann gathered at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wolsey on June 27 for a family reunion. Relatives were present from 13 states. A Jungemann Endowment Fund was established to provide scholarships for students preparing for full-time church work.
Dennis and Marilyn Eggleston, Jamie and Amy Eggleston attended the Annual Charolais Association picnic Sunday at Steamboat Park in Pierre. Brandee Eggleston was chosen Miss South Dakota Charolais Queen for 1993-94.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Maryann Reineke was honored at a prenuptial shower Thursday evening in the educational Wing of the Presbyterian Church with 15 guests attending. Hostesses were Pam Andresen and Georgeen Bower.
The Wolsey “Good Looking “ Cards fought back from a 20-5 disadvantage to take a 28-27 win over the Wolsey “Moms” here on the local field. Janelle Frank, Julie Miedema, Jean Boomsma, Dorene Houck, Julie Langbehn, and Collen Brower, all had big sticks of the Cards. Karen Schiltz, Shirley Kuestemeyer, Corrine Rowe and Marlys Diegel hit big for the “Moms”.
Mrs. Lillian Hoskins, Lynn Nett and Mrs. Virginia Jungemann returned from a weeks trip to Greensburg, Kansas where they visited at the Charles Jungemann home.
Mr. and Mrs. Dew Schiltz were dinner and supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Schiltz and were evening visitors at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mehling and Mr. and Mrs. James Miedema.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Mrs. Fred Larsen and Mrs. Hugo Haeder are in Kansas City, Mo., this week attending the tenth biennial convention of the International Women’s Missionary League. Mrs. Larsen represents her zone as a delegate and Mrs. Haeder is the South Dakota Christian Growth chairman.
A change of managers at the Wolsey Bank office of the Bank of Alpena, took place with the resignation of Robert McKee. Wallace Verdugt will be the new manager and comes to his new position the end of the week. He was formerly employed in the Bank of Wessington, and for the past years has been in a bank at Lemmon, S.Dak.
Following a hearing before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission last week, the decision was made to close the Wolsey depot service on the Milwaukee Railroad. The Commission said the station was not necessary for operational purposes.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Dunnick in St. John’s Hospital at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 8th, a daughter weighing seven pounds, five ounces, and named Dixie Lee.
Attending the Neighbor Lady picnic at Mitchell Tuesday were Mrs. Harry Salisbury, Mrs. Wm. Clouser, Mrs. Orville Clouser, Mrs. Louis Eickelkamp and Mrs. Christian Bader.
A Chicago and Northwestern Railroad freight train was derailed three miles west of Wolsey last Sunday night about dusk. Nine cars were piled up in the accident. No one was seriously injured and traffic over the line was delayed for about a day.