July 2019

THE FORESTBURG Farmer’s Elevator’s Board of Directors line up for a picture. Left to right are: General Manager Steve Gaston, Jim Hoffman, Arthur Kneen, Wenton Wormstadt, Troy Olson and Richard Alt.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. celebrated its 100-year anniversary with an open house held at the Artesian Community Center. The open house consisted of a social hour, dinner, and video power point and speakers that covered the history of the elevator. There were also beanbag games and inflatables for added entertainment. General Manager Steve Gaston said that the purpose of the event was to get together and reminisce. He added that it was a way to thank the farmers and communities for their patronage.

The current Board of Directors for the Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. consists of Troy Olson, Wenton Wormstadt, Richard Alt, Arthur Kneen and Jim Hoffman. There are currently four employees including Steve Gaston who has been there 38 years, Mollie Ebersdorfer who has been an employee for 26 years, Joe Grassel who has been there 36 years and the most recent addition, Dave Brown, who has been an employee at the elevator for three years.

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WOONSOCKET COMMUNITY Pool Manager, Sarah Jensen, leads a session of Level 1 swimming lessons with the help of some of her great lifeguard staff members.

It was another successful summer of swimming lessons at the Woonsocket Community Pool. Over 200 kids were taught swimming techniques and pool safety in levels 1-6. Four one-week group sessions were held during the months of June and July. Kids from many areas, including Woonsocket, Sanborn Central, Wessington Springs, Huron and Mt. Vernon, attended lessons at the Woonsocket pool this summer. There were even kids from as far away as Wasilla, Alaska, and Phoenix, Ariz. Aside from the group lessons that the pool staff provides, 12 children were also taught in private lesson sessions. 

The success of the Woonsocket Community Pool summer swimming lessons and open swims keeps families coming back year after year. It is a great resource in this rural community.

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The Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo was held this past weekend in Mitchell. Crowned as 2019 Stampede Royalty were Jr. Princess Sophia Williams, of Plankinton, Princess Avery Miller of Woonsocket, Jr. Queen Bailey Feistner, of Woonsocket, and Queen Madison Arnold, of Mitchell.

The girls were judged in the categories of horsemanship, speech, modeling/appearance, interview and also on their knowledge of horse and rodeo. 

…See a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.