Esmond News

1955: Esmond represented Kingsbury at fair


Esmond area exhibitors did well at the South Dakota State Fair.

Charemon Dunham on her sewing, crocheting and tatting received eight blue, eight red and one white.

Vicki Aughenbaugh in horticulture received numerous blues and one “Best of Show” award.

The Wehlander Clendening 4-H sheep and static exhibits received a Reserve Champion in sheep, placed fourth and fifth in FFA sheep and several purples in static exhibits.

Annette and Charemon Dunham attended the American Legion National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wis., at the end of August.

The wedding of Haley DeJong, daughter of Steve and Lynne DeJung and Logan Lewis, took place Aug. 27 in Burnsville, Minn.

Roy Clendening and girls from Belle Fourche stayed at the Clendening camper while exhibiting at the fair. They and the Hiemstras and Olingers from Woonsocket gathered at a pizza place in Huron during fair week to celebrate Rosalie Wehlander’s 17 birthday.

A reception was held after church services Sunday to celebrate Rose Wehlander’s birthday.

Larry and Lyndy Steiner of Holstein, Neb., attended the S.D. State Fair.They gathered with the Clendening and Wehlander families for supper and attended church services in Esmond last week.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening attended a Jeanette Johnson family cousin get-together last Sunday at the David Johanson farm near Valley Springs, S.D.

The Darin Bornitz legacy benefit was held Labor Day weekend in Carthage, with family members also camping and attending the fair during the week.

Richard and Nancy Bornitz, along with Travis and son Jonathon Bornitz, attended the SDSU football game on Saturday night in Brookings.

The Kingsbury County Genealogy Society held their monthly meeting Tues., Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Esmond Community Center.

The Dunham girls once again are presenting the colors at every Iroquois/Lake Preston sporting event held in Iroquois, and Rosalie Wehlander has sung the National Anthem at the first two sporting events held in Iroquois.

Only .03” of rain was reported last week in the area. It’s dry.

history note

1955: At a display to observe 4-H week in the Wiles Store, the Esmond livestock leaders displayed half of the ribbons won by that club in 1954. The display consisted of 30 blue ribbons, 18 purple, four red and one white. The Esmond Club was the only boys 4-H club in Kingsbury County to win any purple ribbons at the South Dakota State Fair in 1954.


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