Memory Lane 8-14-13

Posted August 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

5 Years Ago (2008)

Dorothy A. Linette, age 90, of Huron, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center. Her funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church, Huron.



10 Years Ago (2003)

Motorists who chose ethanol at the 281 Travel Center, Wolsey, during the Yellow Dime Promotion Aug. 8, received a free yellow dime for every gallon of ethanol they purchased. The yellow dimes handed out during the event will then circulate through the community, showing the impact of corn and ethanol production on the local economy.

Charles Fredrickson is on board as the new CEO at Wolsey School. He assumed duties July 1. He has been a school administrator for 11 years, and came to Wolsey from Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, where he was high school principal for three years.

Wednesday supper guests at Don and Joyce Duboises were J.R. and Dorothy Clouser, Larry and Carol Gildemaster, Hazel Curtis, Bonnie Milczarek and Maria.

20 Years Ago (1993)

Brent and Vicki Dunfee have announced that Dunfee’s Video Express has moved to a downtown location just south of the Wolsey Post Office and is now officially open for business.

Last week Wolsey High School seniors Tom Bonin, Troy Bader and Jeremy Dosch returned from seven weeks of National Guard training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Another senior, Dustin Pullman, returns in two weeks. Last December the four seniors joined the Woonsocket National Guard unit as demolition engineers.

Gerhardt and Margaret Stegeman left July 20 to attend the International Lutheran Layman League Convention at Spokane, WA July 24-28. Enroute they toured Yellowstone National Park, entering at the northeast entrance via the “Beartooth Highway”, a Charles Kuralt CBS’s speciality. In Hardin, MT they visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Timmons, a former Wolseyite. Harold and Gerhardt were neighbor boys in the 30’s and 40’s north of Wolsey.

40 Years Ago (1973)

Returning Friday from a trip to Houston, Texas where they had attended the National Lutheran Youth Convention, Key ‘73, were Janet Boomsma, Carol Jungemann, Susan Boe, Connie Buchheim, LaVon and Rhonda Scheibe. Also attending the convention, but continuing on a vaction trip with their parents, were Karma Price and David Ruedebusch.

Larry Rearick returned from the Annual Cycle National Rally held at Sturgis, August 10-12. There were 3000 cyclists from all over the United States. Larry went with Bob Brodkorp, Marlin Kohlmeyer and Scott Lindblad.

Monday evening callers at the LeRoy Meiers home were Mr. and Mrs. George H. Brower and family, Rosella and David Dilley, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bowersox and twins, Lee Barnes and Mrs. Hannah Wendland. The occasion was Rodney Meiers ninth birthday.

50 Years Ago (1963)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Eichstadt and sons returned Saturday from a few days vacation in Minnesota. Friday evening they attended the Twins-Boston Red Sox baseball game at Metropolitan Stadium.

The wedding of Miss Beverley Collins and Kenneth Marshall took place July 20th in the Bonilla Presbyterian Church in the afternoon. Rev. S.G. Gruneich officiated at the double-ring ceremony in the presence of the immediate families.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arlet Schwarz of Mondovi, Wis., on Tuesday, July 30th, a son weighing six pounds, 13 ounces, and named Arlyn Keith.

60 Years Ago (1953)

About 70 guests were in attendance at a miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Mrs. Clayton LeGrand. Hostesses for the event held at the Elmer LeGrand home eight miles south of Wolsey were Mrs. Vern Hein, Gloria LeGrand, Mrs. James Boomsma and Grace LeGrand.

The Wolsey area received an inch of rain Monday afternoon and evening bringing the August precipitation total to 2.63. Wednesday and Thursday of last week another half inch was received. Harvesting operation have been held up by the frequent rains of the past ten days.

The Virgil Coop Farmers Union had a meeting August 10, with 27 members and 15 juniors present. Ranko Grothious gave a report on the last County meeting. Mrs. Leland Scheel provided the entertainment with games at the close of the meeting.