Esmond News

1923: A curfew for the town

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Adaline Reilly visitors Sunday were Dale and Barb Reilly, Crystal Blair and family from Casper, Wyo., Missy Van Diepen and children and Kathy DeJong from Cavour.

Travis Bornitz was a member of the Carthage Straw Bale Days play cast, participated and won the bean bag contest with his cousin as his partner and took part in the mud volleyball contest. The Travis Bornitz family hosted the Zobel family campout last weekend.

Richard and Nancy Bornitz attended a family wedding in Minnesota over the weekend.

Erik Wehlander was home last week and is now back at USD in Vermillion. Hannah Wehlander, after running the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell this summer, will return to DWU this week.

Marlin and Jeannette Clendening attended the Carthage Straw Bale Days parade, with their 1941 Dodge army command car as a parade entry that the veterans rode in.

Lori and Rosalie Wehlander, Tenley Olinger, Roy Clendening and girls from Belle Fourche attended the Carthage parade. Roy had Greg Thompsen’s 1936 Plymouth Coupe hot rod entered in the Carthage Car Show.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening attended the Sanborn County 4-H Show in Forestburg, Saturday afternoon. Great-granddaughter Kapri Hiemstra was 1st in sheep show.

Visitors Sunday at the Esmond Church were lay speaker Diane Stanghor families and grandchildren from Howard. The grandchildren helped ring the bell and put their birthday pennies in the birthday bowl.

The Clendenings hosted a noon dinner Sunday for family members from Esmond, Belle Fourche, Woonsocket and Taylor Clendening and Damien Koschney from Watertown.

Annette, Charemon and Lee Dunham attended the Iroquois American Legion meeting, and on Wednesday, Annette and Charemon were at the Veterans Administration volunteers service luncheon in Sioux Falls.

Lori and Rosalie Wehlander, Baylee and Abbey Clendening and cousins from Woonsocket were at Splash Central Water Park in Huron last Friday.

History Note

1923: A shoemaker had started up in business in Esmond in January. A move was on to enlarge the township hall by March.

What was felt to be good news, Esmond was to have a “curfew” starting in July, a move that was felt should have been in effect a long time before. Ivan Parish was the night watchman. Harold Patton tells the story of the only person he knew who was ever put in jail as a barber, and Ivan Parish was so nervous, someone else had to read the warrant for him. Early in December, the streets of Esmond were lit up for the first time.

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