December 2022

Sanborn County 4-H was delighted to hear that they had been chosen to receive a CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant for their “Raise the Roof” fundraising for the 4-H Building addition project. The CHS Grant program supports requests that strengthen and uplift hometown communities. Priority is given to requests that align with ag safety and farmer well-being, agriculture education and rural community vitality. 

Plans are underway to double the size of the current 60’ x 100’ 4-H Building with construction planned in 2023. Fundraising for the project continues with $320,000 of the total goal of $350,000 raised. For all information on the project, see the website

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

In the spirit of the Christmas holiday, firefighters, employees and several volunteers worked together to clean up what can only be called a water mess in the solarium at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket. Due to the incredibly frigid temperatures that most of the Midwest has been experiencing, a pipe that fed water to the emergency sprinkler system split and flooded the solarium on Christmas Day. Thanks to the valiant efforts of some of the members of the Town and Country Fire District of Woonsocket, with help from many others, the water only affected the solarium with just a little getting into a couple offices.

Joel Rassel, Woonsocket firefighter, reported that members of the fire district helped get rid of as much water as they could, but there were also several employees who came in to help who were not on shift or on call, but they simply came to help where they could. Rassel said that they worked for about two hours to get the bulk of the water out of the area. 

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

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the SCW basketball teams traveled to Plankinton for a doubleheader against the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton (MVP) Titans. Both JV and varsity teams fought some hard battles for an entertaining night of basketball. The junior varsity Lady Blackhawks started and won their game in double overtime with a final score of 21-20.

The junior varsity boys followed, and their game ended in a last-minute three-point shot made by Evan Easton for the win. The final score was 37-35, SCW.

The varsity Lady Blackhawks played in the next game. The SCW ladies worked hard but couldn’t get things to come together, and they ended the game with a loss. The final score was 27-42, Titans.

The final game of the night was the varsity boys. The final score of the game was 48-64, Titans, but the score did not reflect how well the game went as it was a tough fight the entire game with the score being 25-26, Titans, at the half. Unfortunately, SCW came out a little cold in the third quarter and were outscored 21-32, and they couldn’t recover, leaving them with a tough loss after a fantastic effort.

The junior varsity Lady Blackhawks saw their next court action on Wednesday, Dec. 28 in the Hanson JV Tournament. The varsity ladies played in the Huron Classic on Thursday, Dec. 29, against Elkton/Lake Benton and the varsity boys play in the Huron Classic today (Friday) against Langford Area at 3:30 p.m. Their next games are Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Forestburg in a doubleheader against Bridgewater-Emery.

…See more details and a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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