January 2013

TODD STEKL dribbles around a Rustler defender during first quarter action Monday night. Stekl was the Blackhawks’ high point man with 17.

The Blackhawk girls and boys teams split Monday night’s doubleheader versus Ethan at Forestburg.
The girls came out with a 10-point win, 46-36, while the boys lost hard-fought contest, 66-65, in the final seconds.
For the girls, Shelby Selland helped herself to a  double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead her team to a win.
The Lady Hawks went 21-of-48 from the field.
Ethan (8-4) was led by Darbi Gustafson with 15 rebounds and 12 points. Rachel Hawkins scored 15 points. Ethan had 30 boards and 24 turnovers.
SC/W improves to 12-1 and will travel to Corsica/Stickney Thursday night.
The boys trailed for most of their game, but fought hard in the final quarter, closing the gap to just one point. There just wasn’t quite enough time on the clock for the Blackhawks and the game ended in a heartbreaking one-point loss.
Nick Miller led SC/W with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Todd Stekl led in scoring with 17 points. Davion Brooks added up 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Rustlers (8-5) were led by Jace Connor with 15 points and 16 rebounds and Blake Bartscher with 13 points and 10 assists. Ethan shot 28-of-55 from the field.
SC/W’s record went 10-4 with the loss and they will next meet Corsica/Stickney on Thursday.

By Owen Anderson, County Executive Director, Sanborn/Jerauld County Office
With the extension of the 2008 Farm Bill came the extension of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster and conservation programs for 2013 which are administered by FSA. Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss program (MILC) info is provided below.  We can’t tell you much by the way of specifics of what other programs will be available in 2013 until we get additional information.
DCP/ACRE 2013 sign-up will begin Feb 19. ACRE sign-up will end June 3.  DCP sign-up will end Aug 2. These programs will be mostly unchanged from previous years except that producers who elected to enroll their farm(s) in ACRE in previous years can now convert those farms back to DCP in 2013 or re-enroll the same as before. Either way, to participate you need to sign up by the deadlines shown.
Dairy producers MILC contracts will be automatically extended to Sept. 30 and do not need to re-enroll.  The calculations have changed to be more producer friendly.
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WATERTOWN – Deb Shephard, Lake Area Technical Institute President, announces the current President’s List.
Included on the list is Shelby Grassel of Woonsocket.
The President’s List is a list of outstanding students who, through their initiative and ability, have indicated a seriousness of purpose in their educational program.
The President’s List is limited to full-time students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0.