September 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, members of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) conducted a search in a field southwest of Forestburg not far from where Eugene Prins of Woonsocket was said to have gone missing in March of 2020. According to Tyler Neuharth, a supervisory special agent with the DCI, a farmer in the area had found a sweatshirt in a field where he was cutting cattails in a slough, and he reported it to local law enforcement. The sweatshirt was taken to the DCI lab, and they are still investigating whether it was Prins’ shirt or not. 

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

The first day of Homecoming Week was designated as Medieval Monday at Woonsocket High School, Pajama Day at Woonsocket Elementary and Disney Day at Sanborn Central School. On Monday night both schools crowned their Homecoming Royalty to reign for the week. Congratulations to King Noah Wormstadt and Queen Hannah Dickson and Princess Brooke Doering and Prince Clay Olinger. 

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

More pictures and a report on all the activities for the celebration will be in next week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal. We will have extra color pages for homecoming pictures again this year. If anyone would like to help sponsor the pages, please contact Carrie at the Journal office. 

Raeburn Moore


Raeburn R. Moore, 87, of Mitchell, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, under hospice after a brief illness. 

Funeral Services were Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a scripture service. Masks were required at the services. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Raeburn Rose Moore was born May 31, 1934, to Joseph and Mary (Maddock) Grassel in rural Afton Township, Sanborn County. The youngest of eight children, Raeburn attended grade school in Afton Township, two years in Artesian, and graduated with honors at Woonsocket High School in May of 1952.

Thereafter, Raeburn was employed at H.A. Denney Insurance Agency in Mitchell. On Dec. 27, 1952, she married Melvin Moore at St. Charles Catholic Church in Artesian. Melvin would later reunite with her for the remainder of their married life after he returned from the US Army in 1954.

They started their married life on a farm outside of Artesian. To this union, nine children were born. Together on their farm, they raised livestock and crops; singly, Raeburn raised chickens to butcher, a garden to harvest, and bread to bake.

As a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Raeburn played the organ until she moved to Mitchell. She joined Holy Spirit Catholic Church following the death of Melvin in 2009. Raeburn believed in faith, family, and enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Raeburn is survived by her nine children, Gordon (Trish) Moore, Brian (Terry) Moore of Artesian, Wayne (Tami) Moore of Howard, Mary (Dave) Marvel of Huron, James (Dolores) Moore of Burke, Nancy (Dan) Schroeder, Janice (Don) Huber of Alexandria, Audrey (Al) Spader of Howard, and Susan (Steven) Neuman of Brookings; 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Howard Moore and Marvin VanOverschelde; sister-in-law, Mary Bechen; and special friend, Warren Peer.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; all her siblings: Mary Jo Vetter, Ruth Hinker, Eleanor Unterbrunner, Monica VanOverschelde, Ted Grassel, Francis Grassel, and John Grassel; and in-laws, Howard and Marg Bechen, Myrna Moore, and Earl and Bonnie Moore.

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