5 Years Ago (2008)
Lacey, Karla and Doug Hofhenke, Wolsey, attended the Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow conference in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Hofhenkes were selected for participation in this event based on their agricultural and organizational activities and their interest in agricultural issues and leadership for the future.
Wolsey’s class of 1956 gathered September 2, 3, and 4 in Meridian, Idaho at the home of Marj (McGillvrey) and Max VanDenBerg. Sixteen of the surviving 18 out of a class of 21 were present.
The Warbirds traveled to Sanborn Central Sept. 15. At halftime, the score was tied 6-6, but the Warbirds scored 22 consecutive points in the second half to win 28-6. Jalen Boomsma had 74 yards on seven carries, including touchdown rue of 5 and 20 yards. Leading the defense for theWarbirds was Austin Sheridan with five tackles.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Wolsey 2003 homecoming candidates are Jamie Salisbury, Kortney Hastings, Gena Dubois, Amanda Larghe, Michael Eggelston, Cody Bartells, Aaron Boomsma, and Joe Schnetzer.
JoAnn Peterson, 58, Wolsey, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003 at the Huron Regional Medical Center.
Albert and Charlotte Fink, Huron, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda to Paul Raterman, son of Jerome and Georgia Raterman, Beresford and Donna and Ed Gray of Lane. Fink is a 2001 graduate of Wolsey High School . Raterman is a 1998 graduate of Wessington Springs.
20 Years Ago (1993)
The Wolsey Special Ed Students received first place in the State Education Exhibits at the South Dakota State Fair. Members of the class are Shawn Quiram, Jenny Phillips, Brooke Scheel, Jessica Leachman, Jenny Getscher, and Clayton Kohlmeyer. Pat Shoemaker is their teacher and Joy Shoemaker is their Green Thumb aide.
Robert Furne, a native of Pipestone, Minn., has been appointed a loan officer at the American State Bank in Wolsey. Furne, who came to Wolsey from Williston, N. Dak., has been in the agriculture lending business for 13 years.
The Wolsey Cardinals opened the girls’ basketball season in fine style with a 71-32 win over Doland-Conde. Jennifer Pribyl sparked the Cardinals offense with a game-high 19 points with Rhonda Eichstadt adding 12.
40 Years Ago (1973)
Guitar and banjo basic assisted in the celebration as Kevin Jay Ohm and Mary Jane Molander exchanged wedding vows Aug. 18 in St. Martin’s Catholic Church.
A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hein for their 25th wedding anniversary.
The Board of Education of the Wolsey Independent School District granted approval to a plan to build a concession stand area into the gymnasium commons area. It was also decided to investigate the possibilities of bleachers and a new score board in the high school gymnasium.
Wolsey volunteer firemen answered two emergency calls during the past week. The first one was at the Ross Schiltz farm where a garage and car were burned. A second call came from Virgil where a tractor had caught fire at a garage.
50 Years Ago (1963)
The Wessington Warriors showed us a combination of speed, experience, and desire in defeating Wolsey in Wolsey’s first football encounter, by a score of 56-7. A long touchdown pass from Nordaker to Steve Eichstadt accounted for the first football scoring in Wolsey history.
The annual reception for the Wolsey Public School faculty was held Wednesday evening at the school auditorium. Mrs. William Scheibe, the chairman of the hospitality committee, was in charge. “Know Your Teachers” was a panel program used to introduce the faculty members and find out something about them. It was moderated by Ralph Braun with Mrs. Robert Salisbury, Ben Schamp and Mrs. William Houck as panelists.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean McGillvrey and family, Conde, visited at the Lorine McGillvrey home. They had returned Mrs. Dean McGillvrey’s mother, Mrs. Emma Becker, to her home at Huron.
60 Years Ago (1953)
Duane Jungemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jungemann, was a member of the four-man team winning top honors in 4-H dairy judging at the South Dakota State Fair. As a result of the win, Duane will receive an expense-paid trip to the National Dairy Congress to be held at Waterloo, Iowa in October. Duane is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4H Club of which Stanley May is the leader.
Fine Fall weather continued to mature the excellent corn crop that appears to be in the offing over this part of South Dakota. Following the cool snap of two weeks ago, the temperatures warmed up and, coupled with light winds, have brought the corn crop past frost damage stage.
A birthday party was held for Mickey Clouser at the William Clouser home with eight neighbor families present. Cake and ice cream were served.