August 2018

The SCW Blackhawks varsity volleyball team consists of the following, back row, left to right: Head Coach Dayna Rodriguez, Shannon Linn (senior), Tesa Jensen (senior), Mariah Jost (junior), Assistant Coach Tracy Moody and Assistant Coach Rick Olsen; middle row: Erica Howard (senior), Samantha Dean (junior), Katie Schmit (junior) and Taryn Ziebart (junior); front row: Tory Reiders (senior), Taylor Lindsey (junior), Abby Vermeulen (senior), Kaylee White (junior) and Madi Moody (senior).

The SCW Blackhawks varsity volleyball team started this year’s season with the Hanson Early Bird Tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 23. They met up with Gayville-Volin in the first round and lost the first set 18-25, but fought back and won the next two sets with scores of 25-21 and 26-24 to win the whole game and advance to the semi-finals. 

Their next game on Tuesday night was against Hanson. Using the momentum from their first win of the night, they sprung into the lead early against the Beavers. The Blackhawks beat the tournament host team in two sets, 25-17 and 25-22, stealing Hanson’s chances at playing in another championship of their own tournament. This was an outstanding win for the Lady Blackhawks as it has been a few years since they have beat Hanson in volleyball, and it put SCW in the championship game on Thursday night.

…See the volleyball season schedule, detailed stats, and more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Letcher Community Church will be having a potluck dinner after church (approximately 11:30 a.m.) to support our Sunday school program.  Everyone is welcome.

We are ready to start our fall programs. We welcome all families in the community to come and enjoy our Christian fellowship.  The activities are as follows:  

Sonshine club for youth K-5 will start Sept. 5 at the church at 3:45-5:30. A snack will be provided with singing, activities and a lesson. 

Confirmation will start on Wednesday, Sept. 5, for grades sixth through eighth. Classes will be at 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Food will be provided. 

Sunday school will kick-off on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:00-11:15 a.m.. All children ages three through eighth grade are welcome to attend.  The youth will be singing every fourth Sunday in church.

Church will remain at 10:15 a.m., with coffee, rolls, and fellowship to follow. 

Woonsocket City Board proceedings

August 22, 2018, Minutes

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor, Richard Reider, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2018, with the following members present: Darin Kilcoin, Derek Foos, Garret Foos, Arin Boschee and Joel Rassel. 

Motion by Rassel, seconded by Boschee, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Rod Weber with the Water Festival met with the council to discuss the possibility of the City paying for one of the attractions during the Fourth of July. Council will discuss while making the 2019 budget.

Georgia Bennet, Dee Baysinger and Kay Jorgenson met with the council to discuss abandoned cars in town. A list of 54 residents was compiled with abandoned cars on their property. Letters will be sent.

R.L. Larson met with the council in regards to the male swan attacking him. Council discussed possible options for finding a new home for the male swan. Weber will contact Gay Swenson about options.

Motion by G. Foos, seconded by Boschee to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Motion by D. Foos, seconded by Kilcoin, to approve the Financial Statement. Motion carried.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by D. Foos, to approve the following bills.

Mitchell Concrete Products $260.05 Parks

Harves Sport Shop $93.90 Parks

Waste Management $14,861.03 Garbage

South Dakota Association of Rural Water  $405.00 Membership

Doug’s Custom Paint & Body $250.00 Parks

Wetzel House Moving $627.50 Cemetery

Kathy Wingert $175.00  Lifeguards – CPR

Woony Foods $240.78 Shop

White’s Screenprinting $820.00 Parks

South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance,  $12,742.95  Insurance

Skeeters $185.00 Pool – ice cream

Santel Communications $682.33 Phone – two months

Sun Gold Trophies $25.00 Parks

South Dakota Federal Property $125.00 Parks

Sanborn Weekly Journal $516.49 Publishing

Running Supply $14.48 Shop

Pfeifers $373.57 Shop

605 Portables $590.00 Parks

One Call Systems $24.56 Shop

Mitchell Iron & Supply $22.08 Shop

Menards $276.91 Shop

Lawson Products $169.89 Shop

Local Lumber $130.72 Parks

KO Pro Service $369.49 Shop

Jacks Janitorial Supplies $75.20 Parks

Josh Renken $1,002.31 Well 

Express Stop $820.07 Parks/Shop

Express 2 $678.93 Shop

Hawkins Water Treatment $1,007.43 Water/Pool

Department of Revenue $28.00 Water 

Dakota Fire Equipment $233.50 Shop

DB Electric $348.82 Parks

Carquest $212.02 Shop

Chesterman $206.46 Pool 

Peace Light & Stone $209.00 Parks

Clark Paving $17,767.86 Streets

AmeriPride $127.22 Shop

NorthWestern Energy $4,461.43  Utilities

South Dakota Retirement Plan $922.56 Retirement

First National Bank $3,941.14 Payroll Tax

Department of Revenue $249.19 Sales Tax

Signature Plus $167.74 Parks

Department of Environment and Natural Resources $10.00 Classes 

Total Bills: $66,450.61 


Council discussed the campgrounds. Rates for 2019 will be $300.00 for the month and $15.00 per night. 

Council discussed crushed concrete. Weber was informed they would be here in August.

Council discussed Lift Stations.

Council discussed a plan for proactively planting trees around the lake and parks. Weber will contact Game, Fish and Parks to see if they can help with this.

Council discussed the cemetery. 

Council discussed the 2019 Budget. Motion by Rassel, seconded by Kilcoin, to approve the first reading of the 2019 Budget. Motion carried.


The September meeting will be held on September 10th instead of September 3rd.

Council discussed what streets will be paved next year.

Council discussed the successful season at the pool. We would like to thank Sarah Jensen for being such an asset to the pool.

Council discussed the playground at the baseball/softball field. The insurance company has made a recommendation that this be replaced. 

Council discussed a possible bathhouse at the campground. Motion by Goergen, seconded by Rassel to not replace the bathhouse at the football field and have one built at the campground. Motion carried.

Other items that were discussed were: development meeting, shop work list and parking lines at the clinic.

With no other business to be discussed, motion by Goergen, seconded by G. Foos to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Richard Reider, 



Tara Weber, 

Finance Officer