December 2020

At Woonsocket’s regular school board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, the school board decided to keep the mask mandate in place as it appears to be helping with limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to Superintendent Rod Weber, the students have been pretty good about following the mandate, too. 

Other important highlights from the meeting include the vacancy of the part-time janitor. Currently, with the help of some of the teachers and a couple of elementary students, Trent Clayton, head custodian, is able to cover for the part-time position, but that is all under the understanding that it is only temporary. Right now, the school is having to pay Trent overtime due to the extra hours he has to put in, so it is essential for someone to fill the position.

In addition, Superintendent Weber informed the board that the Blackhawks will have to move up to Class A in athletics starting next school year. He said that they will have to stay in Class A for two years for sure and probably for four years, depending on the fluctuation of enrollment at both Woonsocket and Sanborn Central. The Blackhawks are over the enrollment allowed for Class B by four students. They will remain in the 281 Conference, and the basketball, volleyball, track and cross country schedules will remain pretty much the same; however, the golf season may have to be moved to the fall with the other A and AA schools. 

The next two regular school board meetings in Woonsocket will be at 5 p.m. in January and February to accommodate for other activities scheduled on those days.

Tyler Eddy works for a take down in his match against a Redfield wrestler during the MVP Tournament in Plankinton.

The Wessington Springs/Wolsey-Wessington/Woonsocket wrestling team has competed in two tournaments to start their season. The first tournament was on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Gregory. It was a successful start to the season with the team bringing home fourth place.

On Saturday, Dec. 19, the team traveled to Plankinton for the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton Invitational, bringing home fifth place out of ten teams there.

With this great start, the wrestlers are looking forward to a successful season. Their next competition will be on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Salem for the McCook Central Tournament. This year’s wrestlers from Woonsocket High School are senior Tyler Eddy wrestling at 182 pounds and his younger brother, eighth grader Tyson Eddy at 145 pounds.

…Read individual placings in the Dec. 24 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Angeline Nelson

Woonsocket

Angeline “Angie” Helen Nelson, 78, of Woonsocket, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.  

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket. Burial was in Restlawn Memory Garden Cemetery at Huron. Visitation was Monday, Dec. 21, at the church, with a Rosary service.  The service was live streamed on Fr. Kevin Doyle’s Youtube.

Angie was born June 11, 1942, in Avon, to Emil Sr. and Hattie (Schneider) Misar. Her family moved to a farm near Wessington Springs when she was in fifth grade. She loved school, especially English and spelling, and formed a life-long friendship with her teacher Kate Gunderson. Angie graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1960 and attended Northwest College of Commerce (Huron Business College), after which she worked as a bookkeeper at Jerauld County Farmers Union Feed Store. 

Angie married Harold Nelson on Oct. 24, 1970. They made their home on a farm east of Alpena. Angie loved the country and life on the farm. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, the Price is Right, the Young and the Restless and the news. She often worked on search-a-word puzzles. Angie lived on the farm until she moved to Alpena with two of her sons in 2007. Angie volunteered for the cancer society.

Angie loved being with her family, especially at holidays. After moving to Prairie View Care Center in 2015, Angie enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting with friends, family and other residents who stopped by to see her as well as staying out of trouble with her longtime roommate, Margaret Cummins. 

Angie is survived by sons, Curtis (Molly) of Lenexa, Kan., Randy Nelson and Ryan Nelson of Alpena; one granddaughter; siblings, Emil Misar Jr. of Volga, Francis (Lillian) Misar of Estelline, Joann Pommerer of Raytown, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Nelson; parents, Emil Sr. and Hattie (Schneider) Misar; brother, Lawrence Misar; sister, Shirley (Misar) Nelson; brothers-in-law, Roy Nelson and Don Pommerer; sister-in-law, Wanda (Harstad) Misar; and nephew, Darrell Misar.

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