Esmond News

1920: No children under 50 pounds in mail


Marlin Clendening, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander and the Roy Clendening family camped at the South Dakota State Fair. Rosalie Wehlander, the Clendening grandchildren from Belle Fourche, Woonsocket and Wessington Springs, exhibited numerous items in the 4-H and open class shows. Rosalie placed first in the Corriedale Open Class Wool Show, 3rd in the Junior Wool Show and placed 6th and 7th in the State FFA Registered Wool Breed Show. She also received several ribbons on 4-H and open class static exhibits.

The Clendening sheep from Belle Fourche receive the Reserve Grand Champion in the state 4-H Corriedale Ram Lamb show. The Olinger great-grandchildren showed Southdown and Baby Doll sheep, and the Hiemstra great-grandchildren were 1st time exhibitors of sheep. This makes four generations of the Clendening family to show at the current Open Class Sheep Barn, which is scheduled to be demolished.

The Esmond area did well at the State Fair with Charemon Dunham receiving “Best of Show” on a blouse, 1st on a shirt tatting, casserole carrier and hot pads. The Mark Aughenbaugh family was pictured as State Fair Family of the Day.

The 16th birthday of Rosalie Wehlander was celebrated at the State Fair with watermelon and her many cousins. The following weekend the Wehlanders and Clendenings gathered for a supper and cake for Rosalie’s birthday.

Charemon and Anette Dunham went to the American Legion National Convention held in Phoenix, Ariz.

Curt Wehlander and Marlin Clendening recently attended the Prairie Village machinery show in Madison, S.D.

Richard and Nancy Bornitz, Kim Sherman and girls, along with the Marshall family of Rapid City, vacationed in Yellowstone National Park. Debbie Bornitz of Piedmont, S.D. has visited the Bornitz families the last two weeks, and Michelle Bornitz visited her mother in Sioux Falls this past weekend.

Adaline Reilly was a dinner guest of the Dean Reilly ‘s Sunday.

The Clendenings went to the Farmer, S.D., auto and tractor parade and show on Sunday afternoon.

1 ½ inches of rain fell in the Esmond area the past two weeks.

History Note

Several articles dated June 13, 1920, state that the post office will no longer allow children under 50 pounds to be sent through the mail.


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