September 2020

LOCAL MEMBERS of the Town & Country Fire District razed an older rural home as a training opportunity to test some new equipment and practice some skills.

The members of the Town & Country Fire Department have been busy the last couple of weeks improving their skills. On Saturday, Sept. 12, a crew went to the South Central Fire School in Parkston to discuss small fire department tactics. Sunday, Sept. 13, found them in Wessington Springs taking a wildland fire class. Then, Saturday, Sept. 13, members tested new hose that the department recently purchased. The department spent several months testing various types of hose to find the best fit. The board approved the purchase to replace the existing hose, which was 40 years old. During their training, the department realized the superior performance of quality, modern hose and are now better equipped to battle today’s faster burning fires.

…See another photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Local employees of the Woonsocket branch of the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union teamed up with some members of the Spirit of Faith youth group to add some color and fun to the Woonsocket School playground and Lake Prior walkway by the school. 

With the fancy work of Casey Hjelm, Dakotaland employee, who created the stencils to use for the words in the project, the youth and adults worked well together to create a colorful and creative sensory game on the Woonsocket Elementary playground. She was helped with painting the project by youth group members Emily Ohlrogge, Trinity and Jeffrey Boschee and London Metzger. Cheyann Johnson, another Dakotaland employee, and Lisa Snedeker, Woonsocket Dakotaland Branch Manager, also helped with the project. 

There was also a sensory path created on the Lake Prior walkway across from the school. The work for that creative project was accomplished by Pastor John Anderson of Spirit of Faith Church in Woonsocket and his family, Taryn, Evan, Emmett and Selah, along with Gabe Boschee and Oscar Anderson. 

…See photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

PICTURED IS a section of the Sanborn County 4-H display at the 2020 State Fair. Sanborn County had the largest display of static exhibits this year.

The 2020 South Dakota State Fair is behind us and Sanborn County can be very proud of the way our 4-Hers have represented us. Given the current pandemic situation, many changes and adjustments were needed to keep our youth, adults and volunteers safe.  Sanborn County stepped up to the plate to meet those challenges in many ways.

Our 4-Hers’ accomplishments this year are not just reflected in their ribbons and awards, but in their determination to continue to grow, learn and undertake projects.  These amazing youth still took on the challenge of selecting animals to show, but with the knowledge that they may not be able to. Many completed projects such as quilts and outfits and then made the hard decision to wait until next year to exhibit them. Our 4-Hers exhibited impressive character, drive and determination.

…Read the results and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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    September 24, 2020, 8:35 am
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    real feel: 51°F
    humidity: 94%
    wind speed: 7 mph NW
    wind gusts: 13 mph
     
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