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Esmond to be featured on KELO TV

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Rick and Vicky Aughenbaugh had lunch with their son Cory while in Sioux Falls this past week.

Andy Hornig from Chewalah, Wash., visited his grandmother, Adaline Reilly, on Saturday.

Deb Pearl from Huron was a visitor at the Esmond church on Sunday morning. Following services, a fellowship was held for Charemon Dunham’s birthday.

Annette Dunham drove the Disabled American Veterans Van, taking veterans to the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls last Thursday for medical appointments.

Hannah Wehlander of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell and Amy Zeller of Omaha traveled to the Black Hills last weekend for Rachelle Steiner’s bachelorette party.

The Clendenings attended the Ethan Homecoming parade Friday and the BEE football game that evening.

Remember Esmond will be on Keloland On the Road with Mike Heuther at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

History Note

1885 – On May 2, H.H. Sheets, D.F. Sheets and Jane Barber traveled to De Smet, where they signed the Articles of Incorporation for the Esmond Methodist Church. That summer the Ladies Aid put on a Strawberry Ice Cream Festival as a benefit for the church. The train depot and warehouse were used for the waiting rooms and serving. Arrangements had been made for a train couch to be left on the side track, and that evening the freight train from the south would be detained until seven o’clock. At that time the coach would be attached to give the people from the north a ride home. During August, the foundation for the Methodist Episcopal Church was being laid.

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