Social distance to Esmond


Greetings from Esmond. After 13 Sundays of no church, Esmond Methodist Church is now having church again with fellowship. As Rita Anderson was quoted recently, the ringing of the church bell in Esmond is one of her top seven things she loves in South Dakota, and it was definitely a joyful and welcoming sound to hear in Esmond once again.

The South Dakota Magazine in the last issue featured a map of how and where you could socially distance in our 66 counties. In Kingsbury County, it showed Esmond, along with an article about why it is the place to be during this time of our lives. It also mentioned to pay respect to Manchester. The Esmond article contained three minor mistakes. I will let the readers figure out what they were.

Rick and Vicky Aughenbaugh, Gene and Joanne Schlueter and Gordy and Marilyn Skyberg were Father’s Day guests of Rita Anderson.

Recent visitors at Adaline Reilly’s were the Josh Keating family of Iroquois, along with Granddaughter Jana, Ashton and Josie.

Mike and Diane Ray from Fargo, N.D. visited the Wehlanders recently.

Father’s Day guests of the Clendenings were the Wehlanders and Mike and Perianne of Woonsocket.

Mark, Kara Aughenbaugh and family recently attended Kara’s niece’s wedding, with social distancing, in Clear Lake.

History note — 1895, Esmond Stars baseball team beat Mathews 13-20; lost to Farnsworth and beat De Smet 28-12 and 11-2.


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