April 2016

PICTURED LEFT to right are Keith Senska, Marian Andersen, Martin Andersen, Jr., and Lindy Peterson

PICTURED LEFT to right are Keith Senska, Marian Andersen, Martin Andersen, Jr., and Lindy Peterson

On April 21, Martin Andersen, Jr. was presented with a Certificate of Continuous Membership in the American Legion for his 70 years in the Woonsocket American Legion Post 29. This milestone shows a long time of dedication and commitment by Andersen.
His wife, Marian, has also been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 54 years and was  Legionette of the Year in 1976.
The American Legion appreciates both their continuing service and support of the American Legion.

FIREMEN learn how to rescue someone that is against the wall of the grain bin.

FIREMEN learn how to rescue someone that is against the wall of the grain bin.

The Artesian Fire Department was recently the recipient of some grain bin rescue equipment provided by Farm Credit Services of America.
Farm Credit also provided the instructor for the training and Farmer’s Elevator provided the firemen with a facility and grain needed to train with.
The Artesian Fire Department opened the training up to multiple other departments and local farmers, who all had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience. Many different scenarios were presented and each one required certain steps to ensure a safe rescue for all.
The department plans to do some more local training throughout the summer.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Club and the Woonsocket American Legion Post #29 are holding a Flag Burning Ceremony for the disposal of unserviceable U.S. flags Thursday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. by the museum/bridge area of Lake Prior. The public is invited to attend.