February 2017

Local Sanborn County youth ages 9-14 participated in the District KC Free Throw Contest in DeSmet on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Tater Moody, son of Robin and Toby Moody, and Kaylee White, daughter Bobbi and Jason White, won their divisions and will be entered into the State KC Free Throw Contest in March.
Tater and Kaylee are pictured at right with their District Free Throw medals.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

THE OLD Masons building on Woonsocket’s Dumont Avenue was razed Monday morning after it was declared unsafe and a nuisance by the Woonsocket City Council. Feistner Excavation was contracted to perform the demolition.

THE OLD Masons building on Woonsocket’s Dumont Avenue was razed Monday morning after it was declared unsafe and a nuisance by the Woonsocket City Council. Feistner Excavation was contracted to perform the demolition.

An iconic Woonsocket building was razed Monday morning after it was declared a nuisance by the City Council.
The building was two separate properties, which once held a grocery store, hardware store and the Masons Lodge. The structure has been unoccupied for many years and had fallen into serious disrepair.
It had been declared condemned and when pieces of the north building began falling into the adjacent alley, the City of Woonsocket was forced to act in the interest of public safety.
Demolition was hired through the City of Woonsocket and will be billed to the building’s owners. Feistner Excavation was contracted to raze the structure. They were assisted by the Woonsocket Fire Department.

Arthur Larson

Woonsocket

Art Larson obit    Arthur. W. Larson, 91, of Woonsocket, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket, with Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery at Woonsocket. Visitation with family members present was from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket.
Arthur William Larson was born Sept. 8, 1925, at home to Edward and Fredrica (Kruse) Larson. He attended country school while growing up.
He married Leona “Babe” Forbes on Nov. 25, 1944, and to this union seven children were born. Art and Babe worked their farm for 60 years together, raising cattle and alfalfa. Art semi-retired to raising just alfalfa in 2004, until he and Babe moved to Woonsocket in 2007. He loved hunting and fishing with family.
Art was baptized April 8, 1960, by Rev. Duane Shay in the Bethany Lutheran Church in Woonsocket,  and was a member thereafter.
Art is survived by his wife, Leona “Babe” of Woonsocket; four sons, Robert (April) Larson of Woonsocket, Jerry (Sharon) Larson of Shawmut, Mont., Alan Larson of Woonsocket, and Daniel (Jannet) Larson of Woonsocket; one daughter, Linda (Randy) Verba of Woonsocket; daughter-in-law, Sue Larson of Woonsocket; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; two sisters, Amanda Schultz of Woonsocket, and Alma (Carl) Fielder of Nebraska; and one brother, Aleck Larson of Woonsocket.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Marion and Marvin Larson; one grandson, Troy Larson; four sisters and eight brothers.