Esmond News

1923: Let there be light and water in town


Annette and Charemon Dunham attended the homecoming of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary President, Mary Jo Stier, at Oneida, S.D. on Sat., July 31. Her theme while president will be S.M.I.L.E., serving our veterans, mentoring our youth, informing the public, loving each other and educating our members.

Dale and Barb Reilly’s daughter, Crystall, and children, Brackston and Regan, from Casper, Wyo., attended church in Esmond Sunday and will be visiting for a week.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening attended the Butte-Lawrence County Fair last Wednesday and Thursday in Nisland, S.D. Their grandchildren’s, Baylee and Abbey Clendening, sheep and static projects qualified for the State Fair with Baylee winning “Best of Show” in photography.

The Clendenings attended the Kingsbury County Fair in De Smet Friday. Their granddaughter, Rosalie Wehlander, received several purple ribbons on her static projects, and her Corriedale ewe was picked as the grand champion overall breeding ewe.

The Clendenings and Lori Wehlander were in Woonsocket Saturday evening for a local poolside birthday party for great-granddaughter, Tenely Olinger.

On Sunday, the Clendenings, Jeff Clendening and Lori Wehlander were at Jeanettes’s immediate family reunion held at the Halverson farm in Garretson, S.D.

Lori Wehlander was in Pierre for two days this week attending meetings.

Lorraine (Aughenbaugh) McNiece was a visitor Sunday morning at the Esmond Church.

History Note

1923: During August, the cement work for the basement and foundation of the Esmond court house had been completed. Later that month, the engine for the water works and electric lighting plant had been installed in the basement of the court house. In September, work started on the reservoir of the water works system, and in October, a crew of men arrived to erect the water tower. The work for wiring the electricity was progressing. In November, twenty homes were ready to be connected to the city water system. The water tower now sits in Fairview, S.D.

Early in December, the streets of Esmond were lit up for the first time.


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