Esmond News

Early settlers urged to be prepared

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Annette and Charemon Dunham visited Marilyn (Henkel) Mendenhall of Brookings Aug. 12.

Lori Wehlander recently met Erik and Hannah Wehlander in Sioux Falls for lunch.

Visitors Gary and Sandi Wegter and Deb Pearl of Huron attended church Sunday in Esmond.

Grain harvest is being completed. There are reports of a lot of wet and muddy areas.

Last week the Clendening’s grandson, Garrett Clendening, was in the Shriners Hospital in Chicago. They were ordered to the hallways when the multistate windstorm occurred.

History Note

1887 – The best piece of advice given to people thinking of settling in Dakota was – “While Dakota soil is prolific and the opportunities for gaining a livelihood are better here than elsewhere in the world, come prepared for a possible emergency.”

1883 – L.L. Pierce was appointed postmaster to replace Marie French, who was removed because one of her ancestors had voted the Democratic ticket.

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