May 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket FFA Chapter met at the Sanborn Central School gymnasium to hold their annual banquet to honor the year’s achievements and conduct end-of-year business.

The opening ceremonies were led by the chapter’s 2021-2022 officers, Sentinel Brady Larson, Reporter Casady Dean, Treasurer Ellie Evans, Parliamentarian Brooklyn Johnson, Historian Cody Slykhuis, Secretary Bailey Feistner, Vice President Dilyn Brooks and President Malorie Mattke. 

A potluck meal was enjoyed by members and guests following President Mattke’s welcome and the invocation.

Keynote speaker Corey Flatten, Sanborn Central high school social studies and junior/senior English teacher, addressed the group about the importance of leadership, how role models influence those around them, and what good leadership looks like.

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

The last few days of school are a time to celebrate all the work and success the kids had the past nine months. The Woonsocket Elementary students took advantage of some nice weather and roamed Dumont Avenue in the afternoon on Friday, May 13, to decorate the sidewalks with chalk drawings. 

On Monday, May 16, they spent the day outside competing in different track and field events for their annual end-of-the-year field day. They had a frisbee and softball throw, a football kick, and a long jump contest, along with several running races for all the kids to compete in. 

On the last day of school, Wednesday, May 18, the kids were treated with some fun activities at the baseball/softball field where they took part in outdoor games, kickball, and they got to jump in bouncy houses rented by the WEPC. 

Later that same day, the students received some parting gifts from the WEPC as they took part in the annual WEPC Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. This year’s theme was “We’re Wild About Summer.” They were provided with safari sunglasses as they walked around Lake Prior in new gold-colored t-shirts sporting this year’s theme, which WEPC also provided. They were provided with water after each lap completed and then a safari sucker as they ended the day and the 2021-22 school year.

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

Angie Hinker

Beulah, N.D.

Angie Hinker, 47, of Beulah, N.D., passed away May 7, 2022, at home. 

Services were held Thursday, May 12, at Zion Lutheran Church in Beulah with Pastor Dan Paulson officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

A celebration of life will also be held at 2 p.m. MDT on Friday, June 3, at the Eagles Club in Rapid City. Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.

Angie was born in Casper, Wyo., on Aug. 30, 1974, to Denny and Patricia Gering. The family moved to California where she graduated high school. Angie then attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for Paleontology and Geology and started her career with South Dakota Wild Land Fire, where she met her husband, Brandon Hinker, originally from Woonsocket. The couple was wed on Feb. 22, 2003. Angie and Brandon began their family in Rapid City with the two joys of her life, Ethan and Clayton. The family moved to Beulah the summer of 2018, where she worked from home as a project manager for the US Forest Service, enhancing wildfire dispatch programs.

Angie was apprehensive to leave the city life to follow Brandon to pursue his career in coal mining. She quickly grew to love the farm life, where she had her flock of chickens, each with their own name. She also had four cows with their own names, which she raised from bottle calves. Angie enjoyed daily breaks going to the barn to brush and massage her cattle and do chicken chores.

One of Angie’s greatest joys was following her boys through their sporting careers. It was also a great joy to have her family and friends visit. Angie loved showing her nieces and nephews the chickens and cows. Angie was a bright and happy soul that always wore a huge smile. She will be missed daily but will always be in our hearts.

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