September 2017

The National Field Archery Association held its Outdoor National Target Championship at the Easton Yankton Archery Center in Yankton. The two-day tournament began Saturday, Sept. 16, and concluded with an awards ceremony the next day.
Holden Hegg, grandson of Jim and Cathy Hegg of Woonsocket, and son of Neal and Jodi Hegg of Huron, attended his first national tournament and placed third in the Cub Male Bow Hunter Free Style division.
The NFAA recognizes young archers who join the Fellowship of the Robinhood during the event. Holden Hegg, 11, shot a Robin Hood on Sunday.
A Robin Hood is when an archer shoots a bullseye and then shoots the next arrow perfectly into the first arrow. This is his second Robin Hood in the two years he’s been shooting archery.

HURON – A welcome home ceremony for about 165 soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion and its Forward Support Company is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m. (CDT) at the Huron Arena.
The public is encouraged to attend the event as the Huron and Parkston-based units return from a 10-month deployment to the Middle East.
Planned speakers for the ceremony include Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, SDNG adjutant general.
A community recognition event will also be held for the FSC, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. (CDT) at the Parkston High School auditorium.
The mission of the 153rd while deployed was to provide command and control of assigned or attached engineer units, while the FSC provided logistics and maintenance support.
The soldiers returned stateside to Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 17, where they have been completing demobilization requirements before to returning back to South Dakota.
This deployment marks the second mobilization for the 153rd, which deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005. This was the first deployment for the FSC.
Local soldiers in the 153rd are Ty and Tre Swenson and Marshall Freideman.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Sept. 18, at the Woonsocket School commons.
The meeting was called to order by acting President Evan Ohlrogge. The flag pledge was led by Kaitlyn Swenson and the 4-H pledge was led by Brooklyn Swenson. Roll call was led by Hope Baysinger with the question, “What was your favorite State Fair 4-H project?” and was answered by seven members.
The treasurer’s report was given by Evan.
Bailey Feistner gave a report on her participation at Achievement Days and Emily Ohlrogge reported on her participation at the State Fair.
Under new business, the club talked about getting record books done. They also discussed ideas for celebrating National 4-H Week.
Following the meeting, Kaitlyn Swenson presented an illustrated talk on her rock painting project that she exhibited. Brooklyn Swenson gave an illustrated talk on her photography exhibit that was chosen as judge’s choice at the State Fair and will be in the State 4-H calendar. Evan presented an illustrated talk on his lamp electrical projects that he exhibited. Xavier Baysinger gave an illustrated talk on his tic-tac-toe wood project.
The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met again on Sept. 23 at the Woonsocket Community Center.
The meeting was called to order by Junior President Acaiya Schultz. The flag pledge was led by Alexa Goertz and the 4-H pledge was led by Elisha Schultz. Roll call was led by Morgan Schmiedt, with the question, “What was your favorite 4-H project this year?” and was answered by eight members.
The secretary’s report was read by Collin Schmiedt and approved as corrected. The treasurer’s report was given by Acaiya.
Reports on participation at Achievement Days and State Fair were given by Isaiah Schultz, Lane Burkel and Alexa Goertz.
Under new business, the group talked about getting record books done, and made plans for celebrating National 4-H Week. Setting barrels as a fundraiser in October was also discussed.
Collin presented a talk on hunting deer and Morgan gave a talk on showing beef. Elisha and Acaiya delivered an illustrated talk on casting out nines, and Alexa presented a demonstration on making no bake cookies.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 30.

…See pictures of the meetings in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.