Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant's last weekend is a busy one
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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De Smet native Noel Bishop visited The De Smet News July 12 with his administrative assistant Suzanne Helchowski, her husband Rich, their children, 17-year-old Mary Jo and 12-year-old Tim, and Bishop’s 8-year-old granddaughter Sarah Bishop of Virginia.
The Helchowskis had only taken vacations to places on the East Coast before and said their first trip to South Dakota was a big change for them.
Her fiancé, Bennie Ray Watkins of Lebanon, Tenn. had planned to ask her to marry him like Almanzo Wilder proposed to Laura Ingalls in the books — on the back of a horse-drawn buggy.
Donna Palmlund and
The De Smet News