Esmond News

Reporter forgoes state fair this year

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Annette and Charmon Dunham are presenting the flags again this year at Iroquois School sporting events.

Charmon Dunham submitted 14 sewing, crocheted and tatted items to the South Dakota State Fair this year.

Adaline Reilly was visited recently by her grandson Mike DeJong and family from Victoria, Minn.

Joanne Schlueter, Marilyn Skyberg and Rita Anderson drove to Indianola, Iowa over the weekend to visit friends. They toured through Iowa to view the areas recently devastated by the wind storm.

The Wehlanders have been attending their daughter Rosalie’s volleyball games, and on Aug. 28. evening hosted Rosalie’s 15th birthday party with her Grandpa and Grandma Clendening attending.

Rosalie Wehlander was selected as Iroquois High School freshman class president for the 2020-21 school year.

Marlin and Jeanette Clendening were in Hartford Aug. 28 for their granddaughter Baylee Clendening’s soccer match. Baylee is from Belle Fourche. They then drove to Bridgewater for their grandson Ryder Clendening’s football game.

The Clendening’s granddaughter, Katee Olinger from Woonsocket, won the South Dakota State Fair open-class reserve champion ram in the Baby Doll breed.

The Esmond area has received more than two inches of rain in the last 10 days.

History Note

This year is the first time this reporter did not attend the South Dakota State Fair— except for some years when it was cancelled. Since when? The late 30’s early 40’s? When the folks and neighbors would go by themselves or together, some of you will remember our mother’s fried chicken picnic dinners we would eat under a tree somewhere on the fairgrounds. What a treat it was to get a popsicle at the fair!

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