5 Years Ago (2008)
The Warbirds hosted a junior varsity football jamboree in Wolsey, with four teams participating. The Warbirds won all three of their games and their season record now stands at six wins and no losses.
Cross Country members include Jalen Boomsma, Patrick Cypher, Dillon Harrington, CJ Keefe, Sawyer Langbehn and Mikayla Heller. Their coach is Carmen Jensen.
Superintendent James Cutshaw asked for volunteers for committees to study a four-day school week and a school-based pre-school at a special school board meeting.
10 Years Ago (2003)
Aaron Boomsma, son of Steve and Julie Boomsma, was crowned Homecoming King. Jamie Salisbury, daughter of Danny and Julia Salisbury, was crowned Homecoming Queen.
The first annual Ms. Wolsey Pageant was held as part of the Homecoming Coronation. Contestants were judged in Evening Gown, Talent, and Extemporaneous Speaking categories. “Penelope Paula” aka John Lorenz narrowly defeated five other contenders. “Her” chosen talent exhibit was dancing the hula…with a hula hoop.
The students and staff of Wolsey School remembered the events of September 11, 2001 this past Thursday, September 11, 2003. Participants assembled around the Wolsey Prairie Gardens near the Firemen’s memorial and Veteran’s Memorial to join in a program remembering the events of the day that changed the life of so many Americans.
20 Years Ago (1993)
Wolsey High School Homecoming Week will start by crowning the 1993 King and Queen in the high school gym. The candidates for Queen are Jennifer Brodersen, Rhonda Eichstadt, Kathy Schnetzer and Jenny Wagner. Candidates for King are Troy Bader, Tom Bonin, Dustin Pullman and Kevin Soward.
The Wessington/Wolsey Warbirds improved their record to 2-1 Friday night as they sank the Highmore Pirates 36-6 in non-conference football action. Midway through the first quarter, Nate Wuestewald connected with Aaron Curns to complete a 17 yard touchdown pass. Chad Resel’s 2-point conversion gave Wessington/Wolsey a 8-0 lead.
Gerald and Darlene Boe were weekend guests of Susan and Bob Waagmeester in Sioux Falls. On Saturday, the Waagmeesters and Boes went to Minneapolis to the Twins vs. Toronto game at the Dome.
40 Years Ago (1973)
A former first team all-starter from Wolsey, sophomore Scott Eichstadt, is making a name for himself on the football team at South Dakota State University. In the two games he has played in so far, the tough little linebacker grabbed his share of the tackling chores, snagged an interception and claimed a fumble for the Jackrabbits. Listing him as “one of the hardest workers on the team,” Coach Connie Hellerich says Eichstadt is “not very big (5’ 10, 195) but makes up for that easily with his toughness, both physically and mentally.”
The month of September has been generous with precipitation and the Wolsey rain gauge has totaled 2.87 to date bringing the year’s total to 15.15 inches which is very close to normal.
Rev. and Mrs. Keith Johnson, Mrs. Richard Eichstadt, Mrs. Martin Eichstadt, Mrs. Gordon Babcock, Mrs. Hugo Haeder and Mrs. Steve Boomsma attended the district Christian Growth Workshop held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at Brookings.
50 Years Ago (1963)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eichstadt announce the engagement of their daughter, Judith Diane, to Trevor Tschetter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tschetter of Hitchcock. A February wedding is being planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Langbehn attended the wedding of Petere Foley and Miss Sharon Lee Allbee in Aberdeen. Their son, Kurt Langbehn, was soloist singing “Panis Angel Ecus”. Mr. Foley is a member of Kurt’s Nomads’ Band.
Joel Sprecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sprecher, who won several tractor operating contests in recent weeks, will represent South Dakota at the seventh annual western U.S. 4-H tractor contest at Mandan, N.Dak. Joel, of course, as everyone in the Wolsey area is aware, helps with the Sprecher farming operations four miles south of Wolsey. He possesses a rich background of tractor experience having spent about 1,500 hours in file work with tractors and about 150 hours in maintenance of the home tractors.
60 Years Ago (1953)
George Kohlmeyer, pioneer farmer of the Wolsey-Wessington community, died in a Huron hospital. He had been hospitalized following a severe heart attack at the Holforty Service Station northwest of Wolsey while enroute to help with farm work.
A double-ring wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.L. Howland at the home of the bridegroom’s parents Sept. 20, when Dorothy Ann Levtzow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Levtzow of Bonilla, was united in marriage to Mr. Keith Wahlert, home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Wahlert, in the presence of only the immediate families.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Siemens, and boys went to Aberdeen where Ed attended a postal meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy DuBois and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn DuBois attended the DuBois and Tschetter wedding in Huron at the First Methodist Church.