October 2013

Groceries are back in town!

Woony Foods open for business

THE GROCERY store has taken on a little bit different look under the ownership of Bruce and Kandy Schmiedt and management of daughter-in-law Jody Schmiedt, and is open for business Thursday morning.

After nearly three and a half months, the county of Sanborn has a grocery store once again with Thursday’s opening of Woony Foods.
New owners Bruce and Kandy Schmiedt and store manager Jody Schmiedt are excited about the store’s opening. They, along with family, friends and employees, have worked countless hours cleaning, resetting and rearranging the space since purchasing the business over a month ago.
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union finalized the purchase of the former Darin’s Market building late in August. Dakotaland has had a branch office in the building since Darin’s opened in 2004.
The Schmiedts have made a few changes to the store, rearranging items, widening the aisles considerably and simplifying some things by eliminating the hardware section, sub sandwiches and video lottery.
The store is still with Affiliated Foods, so will offer many of the same options as Darin’s Market. The Schmiedts will continue the fresh cut meat, beer, liquor and wine, greeting cards, cleaning supplies and roasted whole chickens.
Dakotaland is also planning an expansion sometime next year, adding more office space and a drive up window.
Woony Foods will be open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-noon.

Noah Bruce accepts a $100 check from Diane Larson, Regent of CDA Court Holy Heart #163 of St. Wilfrid Parish, Woonsocket. Bruce, a sophomore at Woonsocket School, won the photography division in his age group in the National CDA Education Contest.

Noah Bruce has been named a first place winner in the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest. He received $100 in the photography division.
Noah is a sophomore at Woonsocket High School and entered the local CDA Contest in the photography division with a photo of his little sister. Court Holy Heart #163 of St. Wilfrid parish sponsored Bruce.
Bruce won at the local and state levels, along with Tayla Weber and Spens Schlicht,  sophomores who both  entered the poetry division. The three students were awarded $15 at the local and state levels for their winnings and all three were entered at the national level.
Court Holy Heart wants to congratulate these students and the others who entered the contest.




Santel Communications is pleased to announce the staff addition of Kyle Tanke and Scott Beekman.


Tanke joins Santel’s support team as a network technician primarily working with core networks related to voice, video and data services. Previously, Tanke worked as a summer intern for Santel while a student at Mitchell Technical Institute.
He graduated from MTI in the satellite communications program with high honors, was a member of the President’s List and received the “Just Peachy” Award, given to one student from MTI who displayed high morale, while setting an example for others.
Before MTI, Tanke served four years as a Marine. He served three years in Cherry Point, NC, 11 months fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. Kyle and his wife, Leslie, have one daughter.
Scott Beekman leads the network construction efforts for Santel. His responsibilities include  placing


copper and fiber optic network cable to customer sites. His previous employment includes splicing fiber for nine years for various companies in the Midwest.
Beekman is a graduate of MTI’s telecommunications program. He and his wife, Sovanna, have a daughter and the Beekman family enjoys camping and riding motorcycles. Beekman is a member of the Woonsocket Fire Department and is involved with the Woonsocket After-School Program.