Esmond News

Help a guy out, get reduced taxes!

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The Bornitz family women were in the Black Hills this week for a girls’ getaway.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander attended the Thursday evening entertainment at Hathaway Gardens in Wessington Springs featuring the DWU music professors.

The Clendenings and Lori Wehlander attended the 5th birthday party for Hasten Heimstra, great- grandson of the Clendening’s, Sunday in Woonsocket.

The Esmond area had four days of rain and .04 in the rain gauge.

Lori and Rosalie Wehlander traveled to Vermillion to visit Erik Wehlander.

History Note

1894 – A Mr. Chase living on the county line made an application for the benefits of the Watering Trough Law, and the township board decided to let him have the benefits of this law and allow him $5.00 to be deducted from his road tax. The Watering Trough Act allowed that if a person provided people traveling by with a place to water their horses and for them to get a drink, their taxes would be reduced.

However, Mr. Chase left an obstruction on the road which caused complaints, so the township board decided to withhold $1.50 from the $5.00 he had been granted and explicit orders not to do that again.

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