Esmond News

Many locals were out and about


The Dunham girls carried the flags at the Iroquois Sports Day Parade and prepared the noon meal served by the Iroquois American Legion. Marlin and Jeanette Clendening took part in the Iroquois Sports Day Parade, representing the Esmond community and church.

Visiting Dale and Barb Reilly this week are daughter Shannan and her two sons from Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as daughter Crystal and her children from Casper, Wyo.

Curt, Lori and Rosalie Wehlander toured the Black Hills and Devils Tower and went tubing on Sand Creek last week. They were joined by Roy Clendening and his girls of Belle Fourche.

Rita Anderson spent one week in Colorado with her daughter, Nicole, and family in Johnstown, Colo. and in Wray, Colo. with son, Bret, and family celebrating Bret’s birthday. She returned through Pierre where she attended a housing gathering sponsored by Dakota Resources and the South Dakota Housing Authority.

Visiting Gene and Joanne Schlueter from Tracy, Calif. this past week were daughter Geanna DeBenedetti and grandchildren Caitlyn and Tristen. The week prior they all toured the Black Hills.

A couple of History notes – Ruby VanScharell of Howard told this reporter that her parents’ house was moved from Esmond to their farm North East of Carthage.

The Esmond Township Hall, starting in 1893, hosted school programs, high school basketball games (the out of bounds line is still visible) and Women’s Suffrage meetings.


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