Wessington Springs College campus
The Wessington Springs College and High School and Academy reunion was held June 23-24, 2012.We decided to share many of the photographs we used during that coverage— some in previous posts on this site, some used in the True Dakotan, and some unpublished old photographs.
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).
SUBMITTED BY GAIL ARNOTT
People visit outside the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church in Wessington Springs during the June 23-24 Wessington Springs College, High School and Acadmy reunion. Over 250 people attended the event.
Foothills Bible Fellowship – formerly Free Methodist Church- in Wessington Springs, SD, celebrated its 125th anniversary June 22-24. From coast to coast and border to border over 250 friends, faculty, staff, and alumni of WS College and Academy converged at the hillside community to honor their Christ-centered heritage that began in 1887 with the founding of the Free Methodist Church and the Seminary that was to become WS College and Academy. The College closed in 1964 and the Academy in 1968.
Each spring the 6th grade participates in a KidWind project, designing and building miniature wind towers. This project follows a unit on electricity. Students take the knowledge gained about electricity to research and design the most efficient blades for their wind towers. To connect our project with our local wind farms, we were able to tour the Nextera Energy wind towers near town.
When the red, red robin comes poop, poop, poopin’ along
BY CRAIG WENZEL
FROM THE TRUE DAKOTAN – MAY 15, 2012
We enjoy our patio this time of year… even put up feeders to attract wildlife out of nearby South Gulch. Each spring the patio area includes foliage and flowers that might be a source of food and shelter for rummaging gulch critters — birds and butterflies, wild turkeys, deer families, squirrels , bunnies and such..
South Dakota’s First Lady was in Wessington Springs on Wednesday, May 2, to read to the third, fourth and fifth grade classes.
Linda Daugaard, wife of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, has announced two of the initiatives she will work toward during her time as First Lady of South Dakota. Both are aimed at improving literacy among South Dakota’s youth.
The First Lady will be promoting the Reach Out and Read program, administered by the Department of Social Services. The program provides age-appropriate books to infants through 5-year-old children during child well-checks.