August 2018

The male swan who inhabited Lake Prior has passed away. He had been getting very violent with people and had attacked a few kids and adults, so the city was planning to have him relocated to another home. He had been captured and penned in order to transport, but just a short time later, when local swan caretaker, Charlie Knigge, went to the pen to check on him, he had passed away. 

…Learn more in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

A two-vehicle accident occurred on Thursday, August 9, on Highway 34, two miles east of Forestburg. A 2006 Chevy K3500 pulling a John Deere baler and driven by Ed Blindauer was west bound and had slowed down to turn south onto 407th Avenue, when it was struck from behind by a 2017 Ford Edge driven by Bailey Rathjen. 

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Every two to three seconds, someone in this country needs blood and the types most often in need are O-negative and O-positive.

Only six percent of the population has O-negative blood, but it is the universal blood type meaning that anyone can receive it. In emergency or trauma situations, when there is no time to cross-match the donor’s blood with the patient’s, O-negative blood is the type most often used.

Thirty-seven percent of the population has O-positive and is the next commonly transfused blood type because of its high compatibility with other types. Having a strong supply of O-negative and O-positive blood is critical to meeting patient needs.

The necessity for Type O blood donors to give regularly is essential to getting the right blood products to area patients and why anyone who has never given blood before is encouraged to try. The next opportunity to donate blood will be August 23 at Woonsocket Community Center from 12:15-6 p.m. Contact Carrie Howard at 770-8997 to make an appointment or call United Blood Services at 1-800-917-4929 for more information.

To save time, donors can now fill out their Health History Questionnaire online at the day of their donation. To donate blood, volunteers must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17 year old donors need a minor donor permit which is available online) and be in good health.