October 2017

Blackhawks pass MVP in first round playoffs

Hawks will host Red Cloud Thursday night

TREY ULMER sidesteps a blocker knocked down by teammate Noah Dickson.

In the first round of the 11B playoffs, the Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks won a tightly contested game versus Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, 13-10, Thursday night in Wessington Springs.

…Check out details of the game and see another picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Jim Davis, Mark Snedeker, Chairman of the Sanborn County Conservation District, and Kent Vlieger, NRCS District Conservationist for Sanborn County; front row, Julie Davis, Bernie Davis, Jack Davis and John Davis.

The Sanborn County Conservation District nominated the Davis Ranch to the South Dakota Conservation Commission for Award Winning Soil Conservation Farm/Ranch.
The Davis Ranch is deserving of this award because of their extensive management. Their grasslands are managed for sustainable productivity by their measures in cross fencing and the installment of solar pumps, pipes, tanks and wells. They are also taking expired CRP and turning it into grasslands for grazing. They have a no-till crop rotation and utilize cover crops to enhance soil stability.
The extensive management practices that the Davis Ranch has had in place for the last five generations make them well deserving of the South Dakota Conservation Award.
The Sanborn County Conservation District Board, along with Kent Vlieger, NRCS District Conservationist for Sanborn County, presented the award to the Davis Family.

Some Woonsocket Elementary students enjoyed “paying it forward” all around town last week with painted pumpkins.
Swenson Produce of Woonsocket donated pumpkins to the elementary to decorate and take home with them. The first and second grades decided they would secretly deliver their decorated pumpkins to random people around Woonsocket.
The students’ favorite part was leaving the pumpkins at peoples’ front doors and running away so they wouldn’t get caught. The students and their teachers also had a great discussion on giving and how it makes them feel.