March 2018

On Jan. 19, the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs honored Wayne Steichen with the presentation of a commemorative World War II medal.

Wayne served in the United States Navy from 1944–1946. He was deployed on a Landing Craft Support (LCS) in the South Pacific as a radioman.  The convoy of ships landed on the island of Okinawa, anchored in the bay of Shanghai, China, and traversed the coastline of Japan.

Pictured is David Sorenson, Minnehaha County Veteran’s Service Officer, and Wayne Steichen.

Seniors Weston Baysinger, Quentin Schmidt, and Koby Larson all practice their resuscitation skills during CPR training at Sanborn Central last week.

More than 350,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrests outside of a hospital each year. Due to this startling fact, South Dakota has become the 36th state to legally require all South Dakota high school students to take CPR training in order to graduate. The new law has taken effect with the 2017-2018 school year.

In order to abide by this new law, the Sanborn Central School District set up CPR training sessions for its seniors and eighth grade students. The seniors went through two hours of training on Thursday, March 8, and the eighth graders received their training for two hours on Monday, March 12.

Both sessions were at Sanborn Central High School and conducted by Sanborn County EMT’s Marla Feistner and Kathy Wingert. The training was funded by the Sanborn County Commissioners.

Trent Kingsbury looks to the basket to drive past two defenders and get two points.

In the first year of the implementation of the Round of 16 Tournament for the B schools, the Blackhawks boys’ basketball team found themselves competing for a chance to make to it the state tournament with just one game to go. They were up against a tough fifth-seeded Clark/Willow Lake team, but SCW played right with them until close to the end of the third quarter.


…Read on and see more pictures of the game in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!