Esmond News

1903: Fingerson Pond used for fishing and skating


The Esmond Church held Maundy Thursday services featuring a Seder meal and special music by Rosalie Wehlander.

Mike and Perianne, the Neal Hiemstra family and the Craig Olinger family from Woonsocket attended church services on Easter morning in Esmond, with their children taking part in the youth services. An Easter egg hunt and fellowship for all was held in the township hall following services. In the afternoon a scavenger hunt was held at Esmond Hall for all the great-grandchildren.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening hosted a brought-in Easter Sunday dinner for the family.

Rick and Vicki Aughenbaugh, Gene and Joanne Schlueter, Rita Anderson, Loraine McNiece and Glenda Skyberg were Easter dinner guests of Gordie and Marilyn Skyberg in De Smet.

Leo Dunham from Viborg and Selma Dunham from Sioux Falls were home for the Easter holiday. Last Monday, Annette Dunham went to the Iroquois Community Club meeting on planning the spaghetti supper to be held before the school play on May 1.

Adaline Reilly attended an Easter Saturday dinner at the Dean Reilly residence in Iroquois.

Travis and Michelle Bornitz hosted an Easter Saturday dinner for Michelle’s family with her mother and brother’s family attending.

The Richard Bornitz family held an Easter Sunday fellowship at the Carthage Community Center. Those attending were the Travis and Michelle Bornitz family, Kim Sherman and girls, Bruce and Linda Harmon of Huron and several family cousins.


1903 – The state fish commissioner was stocking the Fingerson Pond, located two miles west of Esmond. The pond was never without water the year round. The Fingerson Pond was also used for skating. In 1905, skaters included Vill Miller, left, Lilly Fingerson, Verna Miller, Emma Fingerson, Tom Fingerson, Rolland Miller and Elmer Miller.


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