Esmond News

1953: Twenty-one purple ribbons

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Kari Austgarden and her son Bjornar from Norway were recent visitors at the Clendening’s. Kari’s grandmother’s brother Peter Hagen immigrated from Norway and settled in the Esmond-Carthage area from 1917-1919. He then moved to Arizona, where he died in 1920. They did a family search and are now in the process of personally visiting areas of the United States where he lived.

Travis and Nancy Bornitz were cast members of the Carthage Strawbale Days community play held Friday and Saturday.

Richard Bornitz attended his Carthage High School 50th class reunion, and Michelle Bornitz family attended a gender reveal party held Sunday.

Adaline Reilly was visited by Kathy DeJong, Missy Van Diepen and children Sunday afternoon.

Selma, Charemon, Leo and Annette Dunham had a birthday party for Irene Schroeder last week at the Dairy Queen in De Smet.

The Clendenings attended Kingsbury County Achievement Days events and the Carthage Strawbale Days and participated in the parade in Carthage. They also attended the Sanborn County 4-H sheep show on Saturday afternoon.

Curt, Lori and Erik Wehlander attended Kingsbury County Achievement Days, where Rosalie Wehlander won numerous awards in the sheep show, music, baking, wool and photography.

Attending the Friday evening banquet at Kingsbury County Achievement Days were Jeanette Clendening, Perianne Clendening, Mike Miller, Katee Olinger and children, Karisa Hiemstra, Jeff Clendening and Curt, Lori, Erik, Hannah and Rosalie Wehlander, where Marlin Clendening was presented a special award in appreciation of his years of service and dedication to Kingsbury County 4-H. Marlin started showing sheep in 1947 and over the years has served as a club leader, on the Kingsbury County Leaders Association, on the Fair Board and the Sheep Committee. He currently continues to serve on the Sheep Committee.

Roy Clendening reports that Baylee and Abbey Clendening of Belle Fourche won three championships and three reserve championships at the Butte-Lawrence County 4-H show held in Nisland, S.D.

history note

1953 – Five members of the Esmond Livestock Leaders 4-H Club received 21 purple ribbons at the Achievement Days held in De Smet that fall.

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