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How the town of Esmond has changed

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Rick and Vicki Aughenbaugh and the Cory Aughenbaugh family of Sioux Falls were in the Black Hills last week and stayed a few days at the Silver City camp site.

Vicki Aughenbaugh hosted a coffee time and garden tour for some Huron classmate friends last Friday.

Adaline Reilly was visited last week by her granddaughters, Shannon and children from Colorado and Crystal and children from Wyoming. Also visiting were Skyler and Chenoa grandchildren from Iroquois.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening met Roy Clendening and girls from Belle Fourche for a visit last Monday in Pierre.

Keith McMillan from Huron was the lay speaker Sunday in the Esmond church. This was his first visit to Esmond since the virus appeared.

The Esmond community received word of the passing of Joyce (Hoeye) Looman of Rapid City. Joyce was the oldest daughter of Merle and Ollie Hoeye of Esmond, a sister to Joan (Larry) Rider of Howard, and the only schoolmate of this reporter for all twelve years of school.

History note

We’ve reported that Esmond still lives and has spread to other counties. What happened to the rest of the structures? The bank, hotel and four houses burned, 16 businesses (stores, drug store, lumber yard, blacksmith, gas stations) and some homes were torn down. There are now seven houses left with two being lived in.

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