Esmond News

Everyone welcome to upcoming Esmond Homecoming


Vicki Aughenbaugh’s mother from Mesa, Ariz., has been visiting with the Rick and Vicki Aughenbaugh family for the last two weeks.

Charemon and Annette Dunham attended the South Dakota State American Legion Convention held last Thursday through Sunday in Watertown.

The Bornitz family gathered at the Richard Bornitz farm Sunday for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day visitors at the Clendening’s were Mike and Perianne of Woonsocket.

A Father’s Day Fellowship was held Sunday after church in Esmond Hall.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander and Tenley and Torree Olinger attended the musical production of “Anastasia” held Friday night at The Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

Curt, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander, Marlin and Jeanette Clendening, Erik Wehlander of Vermillion, Amy Zeller of Omaha, Kevin and Rachelle Goshorn of Omaha and the Zeller family of Elk Point, S.D., attended the Sierra Crater and Zack Lindblad wedding and reception held in Huron Saturday evening. Erik and Sierra were 17-year classmates from preschool through college. Erik was a bridesman, and Amy was a bridesmaid in the wedding party.

The Zeller family of Elk Point were visitors at the Wehlander’s and Clendening’s on Sunday.

Joanne Schlueter joined daughter Geanna, granddaughter Caitlyn and grandson Tristen as a chaperone on a week-long Tracy, CA school field trip to Washington DC and Philadelphia.

We are now in 2022, in our next 100 years of our existence, and this coming Sunday we will once again pause to reflect on the past and the future. Esmond’s homecoming is this Sun., June 26. Church services will be at 10:30 a.m., with singing and remembrance followed by a noon catered meal. Everyone is welcome!


1985 – If one was to take a drive through the town of Esmond today, one would find two elevators still standing. The pump house survives yet, and the house where the last post office was remains. Two homes are lived in. The parsonage stands west of the Methodist Church. The township hall is north of the church, and there are three old houses and several out-buildings scattered around. Many volunteer trees have started, joining the trees that were planted throughout the year. You’ll see a dog or two and several cats and maybe a horse grazing on a vacant lot. A deer might cross through town and most certainly, come fall, you will see pheasants strutting across the streets. How peaceful it is to sit on the church steps and let our crazy, mixed-up world speed right on by.


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