August 2016

The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, have announced the recipients of the annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarships.
Bailey Moody, daughter of Perry and Tracy Moody of Letcher and a 2016 graduate of Sanborn Central High School, and Rex Schlicht, son of Shelley Schlicht of Woonsocket and a 2016 graduate of Woonsocket High School, were recipients of this scholarship.
Twenty-five high school senior graduates from across South Dakota will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.
Each of the 25 scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to put toward their post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need and an essay relating to how they will “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow” in South Dakota.
Farmers Union Insurance agents throughout the state fund this scholarship program administered by the Farmers Union Foundation. “Our insurance agents are committed to building a brighter future in South Dakota,” said Jason Wells, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance Agency.
“This is a remarkable group and they make me excited about the future of our great state. We’re choosing to invest in these outstanding individuals to help them pursue their goals ad aspirations.”

A Mitchell man was indicted recently for raping a minor in Sanborn County.
Kyle Larson, 19, was indicted Aug. 10 for having sex with a minor on July 30. The indictment states that Larson completed the act “through the use of force” or with a minor who was “incapable of giving consent because of an intoxicating agent.”
Larson is charged with second-degree rape and third degree rape. Second-degree is a Class 1 felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. The third-degree rape charge is a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Larson was released on a $10,000 bond.

The Town ‘n Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Aug. 26 at the Woonsocket Community Center. Leader Jen Sandness brought tootsie pops for the members to enjoy.
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Aaron Linke. The flag pledge was led by Charles Hunter, and the 4-H pledge was led by Lane Burkel. Roll call was led by Megan Linke with the question, “Favorite memory of summer,” and it was answered by 13 members.
The secretary’s report was read by Nathan Linke and approved as read. The treasurer’s report was presented by Xavier Baysinger and approved as presented.
Nathan and Aaron reported on both TLC and National 4-H Shooting Sports in .22 rifle.
Activity reports were given as follows: Horse Show – Henry Hunter, Public Speaking Contest – Acaiya Schultz, Poultry Show – Xavier Baysinger, Fashion Revue – Hope Baysinger, Dog Show – Charles Hunter, Ag Olympics – Lane Burkel, Achievement Day BBQ – Emily Ohlrogge, Sheep Show – Megan Linke.
Elijah and Isaiah Schultz talked about their collections that they exhibited at Achievement Days. The club also discussed peach sales.
Under new business, the club talked about trying to find a date and more ideas for a community service project. Leader Paula Linke encouraged all to make sure to get 4-H exhibits to the 4-H office so they can be tagged for State Fair. The club discussed working on record books, which are due Sept. 30.
National 4-H Week is Oct. 2-8, so the club is thinking of ideas to celebrate. Paula talked about the Sept. 23-24 barrel setting schedule.
Following the meeting, Hope Baysinger gave a demonstration on making glitter candle holders.
Lance Wu, an IFYE student staying with the Schultz family, presented information on his home country, Taiwan, and talked about the International Foreign Youth Exchange program opportunities.

 Lance Wu, a 4-H exchange student from Taiwan, gave a presentation about himself and his home country, as well as about the opportunities of the exchange program.

Lance Wu, a 4-H exchange student from Taiwan, gave a presentation about himself and his home country, as well as about the opportunities of the exchange program.

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