Alumni and friends of Wessington Springs College/High School/Academy, and the Foothills Bible Fellowship (formerly the Free Methodist Church) will gather June 22-24 to celebrate their 125 year Christian heritage in Wessington Springs.
The school’s records and some artifacts are
A group of Wessington Springs College and High School students (circa 1963-64) gather around a hot rod (note no motor), From left to right, standing: Royce Van Bockern, David Borszich, Danny Winter, Robert Williams, Jay Winter, Gail Arnott, Barri Kinney Gene Anderson, (unknown), Karen Clark, (Dwane “Butch” Horton, Dave Covel, Jimmy Ellis. seated in car: (unknown), (unknown), Steve Phillips, Lynn Guyer in driver’s seat).
Jerauld County will have a new state’s attorney for the first time in approximately 30 years following the Tuesday, June 5, 2012 primary election.
Dedrich (Deach) Koch is scheduled to take office sometime after January 1, 2012 after winning the
Republican primary race against longtime state’s attorney Casey Bridgman.
Bridgman had been state’s attorney in Jerauld County for approximately 30 years.
A native of Buffalo County and currently a resident of Gann Valley, Koch attended Wessington Springs High School.
He has experience in the field having served as Custer County (SD) deputy state’s attorney and Human Resource officer.
Theone (Meade) Whitlock, of Kalama, WA, died on May 30, 2012, at the age of 91 years. She was born August 16, 1920. She attended schools in Wessington Springs.
She married Robert (Bob) Whitlock at Wessington Springs. Bob was in the mechanic business with his brother, Raymond Whitlock in Wessington Springs. The couple later moved to Washington where they lived atop a mountain overlooking Kalama, Washington near the active volcano, Mt. St. Helen’s. . Bob worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and Theone was a secretary at a paper company in the Kalama area.
Kirkpatrick (Knight), Donna Lou “Pretzel”
Age 84 of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully Wednesday May 16, 2012.
Donna was a quiet woman who’s well chosen words spoke volumes and actions spoke louder than words.
She will be remembered for her patient and faithful devotion to her husband, Melvin “Gene”, through their nearly 61 years of marriage with whom she had Tom, Susan, and John.
Donna enjoyed travel throughout her life, especially visits to England.
Donna always came to the aid of friends and family with the right thing to do or say. She was the calm and steadying presence for all who knew her.
Darrel Luckett, age 71, of Huron, passed away on Tuesday May 29, 2012, surrounded by his family in Huron. His Memorial Service was held Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, SD, with burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Wessington Springs, SD, at a later date.
John Darrel Luckett, the son of V. Foster and Edna (Rumelhart) Luckett, was born on January 3, 1941 in Mitchell, SD. Darrel graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and attended Huron College receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. He was a livestock buyer for the Armour Meat Packing Plant in Huron for 19 years. Darrel sold insurance for the New York Life Insurance Company and sold real estate. Darrel worked for Terex for several years as well.
June 29: The fourth annual Blue and Gold Golf Tournament will be held at Springs Country Club on Friday, June 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Call the Country Club at 539-1944 to register. Questions? Call Gloria Vavra at 350-2118.
Twenty-seventh annual Prairie Hills Art Show at the Wessington Springs 1905 Opera House.
The annual Wessington Springs firemen’s ball will be hosted at the fire house on Saturday, June 30. The dance coincides with the Springs Fourth of July festivities