5 Years Ago (2008)
Brad and Loretta Bader celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary at Riverview Methodist Church, Virgil.
Lloyd and Pat Wullweber camped at Memorial Park in Huron to attend the grandkids’ rodeo.
Lana Dannenbring-Eichstadt, Wessington, accepts position as an online instructor for the new statewide pilot program called the Learning Power Institute, based out of Northern State University, Aberdeen. Dannenbring will teach in the areas of AP English Literature and Composition.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Wessington School Board overturns decision to co-op basketball with Miller and pursue a co-op with Wolsey at a special meeting July 17.
Samantha Rose Kukle, daughter of Jeff and Lynette Kukla, was baptized July 13 at the Virgil United Methodist Church. Relatives attending were Jeff and Lynetter Kukla and Aaron, Betty and Elmer Presuhn, Kent, Renee and Lindsey Presuhn, Richard, Lajune and Jennifer Presuhn, Larry and Joyce Kukla.
Weekend guests at the Bill Houck home were Ryan and Tami Mueller, Brayden and Tyler, Marin. While in the area they also visited at the Hazel Carson and Cecil Houck homes.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey Nutrition Site Council met July 15. The new officers for the year are: James Babcock, president; Lois Houck, vice president; Shirley Larsen, secretary; and Vivian Klaschen, treasurer. Verla Lindblad was welcomed as new member of the board.
Visitors last Sunday at the Florence Schiltz home were Bette Dennis and Jim Miedema.
Barb and Norm Schiltz and Lorraine Schiltz were Saturday callers at the Bob and Sheila Sammons’ home.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Sharp lightning and heavy rain swept across Central South Dakota, dumping over an inch of moisture in much of the area.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Licht were honored at an open house held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church social hall on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was noted by the couple’s children: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Frances) Babcock, Bismarck, N. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Licht of Pierre; Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Alice) Scheibe, Huron; Mr. and Mrs. James Licht, Alexandria, Minn.
Drew Ruedebusch and Robert Bult came up with base hits in the last inning to power the Wolsey Cards to a 10-9 come from behind win over Yale. Ken Barnes tripled for the Wolsey cause to lead a 5-run first inning uprising.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Two Wolsey ladies–Mrs. Hugo Haeder and Mrs. Fred Larsen– are among 24 women from South Dakota attending the biennial convention of the International Women’s Missionary League held at the Hotel Muehlebach, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Haeder is the South Dakota chairman of the Christian Growth committee. Mrs. Larsen was the zone delegate.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank in the Memorial Hospital in Wessington Springs, July 19, a son, Todd Edwin, weighing eight pounds, and seven ounces.
Miss Sharon Phillips was honored at a bridal shower Friday evening at the Bonilla Presbyterian Church parlors with Mrs. Joe Rawstern, grandmother of the bride-to-be, registering the 90 guests in attendance. Hostesses were Mrs. Dean Dawson, Mrs. Dean Phillips, aunts of Miss Phillips, assisted by Mrs. Wayne Swaney and Mrs. Melvin Christianson.
60 Years Ago (1953)
A water emergency exists in Wolsey in that both water pumps are out of order and repairs are being made. As a result, the Board of Trustees for Wolsey makes urgent requests of water patrons to limit water use to bare necessities.
Callers at the Eddie Dunnick home were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dunnick and Dixie Lea, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Rawstern, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Scheel, Billy Dunnick and Gerhard Schlueter.
The Wolsey community was shocked and grieved as word gained headway that Forrest O. Gordon had succumbed to a heart attack. Forrest had lived most of his adult life in Wolsey and during that time had taken an active interest in activities of the community. Taken in the prime of his life, Mr. Gordon will be missed greatly in the future community life of Wolsey.