May 2018

Avery Miller, daughter of Bud and Casey Miller of Woonsocket, was crowned the 2018 Princess of the Foothills Rodeo over the weekend. 

On Friday she competed in a horsemanship competition, where they did patterns with their horse.

Dressed in her pageant attire, she then gave a speech and answered impromptu questions, one on horse knowledge and the other on her own personal opinion; she was asked, “What makes a cowboy?”

The competition ended with an interview session with three judges and a silent judge. She won the interview session, as well. 

Avery was crowned by the reigning princess, Delaney Zoss.

Trever Schmidt throws in a pitch while Trent Kingsbury backs him up in the shortstop position on defense.

The Blackhawks’ spring baseball season came to an end in the region tournament in Dell Rapids on Tuesday, May 22. They lost a hard fought battle against Madison with a score of 8-11. 

The Blackhawks end their season with a record of 6-2 and several players earned awards for their efforts on and off the field. John Witte, Trey Weber and Trent Kingsbury all earned Academic All-State honors. Gunnar Brandenburg, Kingsbury, Noah Hainy and Trever Schmidt all earned All-Region honors, and Brandenburg was also the only Blackhawk to make the All-State team. 

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

Sanborn County Food Pantry and Feeding South Dakota will once again be working together to giveaway food to those in need in our area. They will be setup at the Woonsocket Community Center on Wednesday, June 6, with a start time of 5 p.m. There will be no early entries before 4:45 p.m. 

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring their own boxes, but there will be boxes there if needed. Also, it is important to note that there will not be a giveaway in July or August. They will resume again on Wednesday, September 5.

The giveaways provide assorted frozen and fresh produce, frozen meats, assorted breads and assorted canned and boxed items. 

Feeding South Dakota is a statewide organization with locations in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Their mission is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota. For more information or to make a donation to support food giveaways, please visit