April 2018

Oscar Anderson, top fundraiser for Woonsocket Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart, pushes a whipped-cream pie into Mr. Rodriguez’s face.

This year the Woonsocket Elementary PE students took part in a Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association. This is the second year they have done this, with the first year being 2016.

All the students committed to jumping rope during PE class for one week to make their hearts stronger, which they learned is the most important part of their bodies. A jump rope was given to each student to take home after participating.

The second part of the fundraiser was to get people to pledge money to sponsor the student of their choice in the jump roping event. Each student was asked to raise at least $20, if they could, and the whole school had a goal of raising at least $3,000. The top six students who raised the most money got to push a pie in the face of Mr. Armando Rodriguez, Woonsocket PE teacher, and Mr. Charley Larson, Woonsocket keyboarding teacher. If the entire school met the goal of $3,000, both of those men would jump in the lake, during this time of year, when the water is very cold.


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Vandals destroyed the key pad lock on a storage shed at Rossy Park in Letcher on earlier this month.

On Saturday, April 7, an act of vandalism in the park in Letcher was reported to the Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office. It was determined that the damage had occurred sometime in the 10 days prior to the date of reporting.

The damage included broken locks and lights on the storage shed and bathrooms at Rossy Park. There was also damage to fence posts and a fire pit in the park.  It appears that there are remnants of burned logs that were used for a bonfire in the middle of the road.

According to Sanborn County Deputy Sheriff Jason Coenen, this is an ongoing investigation, and if anyone has information about this criminal act, they should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 796-4511.

This drift was in the walkway to get into the Sanborn Weekly Journal’s office. A huge thank you goes out to Steve Dammann and Marty Wingert for clearing it out of our way on Sunday so the paper could go out on time.

The big story this week is definitely the blizzard that hit the area starting on Friday afternoon and continuing until about 4 p.m. on Saturday afernoon.

Reports have come in at 18 to 24 inches of snow fallen; no one has reported receiving less than 18 inches in our area. Drifts were several feet high all over Sanborn County, and many farmers are in the heart of calving season, so this snow proved to be quite a nuisance. At press time, everyone was starting to get back to their normal routine, and roads and driveways were cleared off by machinery, hand-held shoveling and the beautiful sun. However, there is more snow in the forecast, so this may not be the end of our frosty spring.

…See more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!