Artesian American Legion experiences theft

Over the Memorial Day holiday, the members of the Artesian American Legion Jackson Hall Unit 47 noticed that a ceremonial rifle they use was missing from their gun locker. The rifle that was stolen is a Springfield 1903 model bolt action 30-06 that the unit uses for honor purposes. The stolen rifle is actually property of the United States Military and is only on loan to the Artesian Legion. 

The theft is under investigation by the Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office. If anyone has any information about this crime, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 796-4511.

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