April 2023

Jason White, center, is the location manager for Woonsocket’s and Wessington Springs’ Agtegra locations. Receiving a donation from him are Kami Moody, left, and Lynn Brueske, right, both Sanborn County Courthouse employees who oversee the operation of the Sanborn County Food Pantry.

In the past month, the Agtegra Cooperative has donated to several worthy local causes who serve Sanborn County. To start, as part of its commitment to serving local communities’ food security needs, Agtegra Cooperative has donated monetary resources to 25 food pantries across North and South Dakota, including Sanborn County. Agtegra received matching funds from a program administered by the Land O’ Lakes Foundation, which doubled the donations made by Agtegra to community food shelves and pantries. “We have a responsibility to our member-owners and employees to support the communities that they live and work in,” said Agtegra CEO Jason Klootwyk. 

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

First responders prepare for electrical hazards

By Tara Miller, Central Electric Cooperative Manager of Communications

Mitchell – Emergency responders are usually the first to arrive on the scene of an accident or fire, so they face a greater risk of encountering electrical hazards such as damaged equipment or downed power lines. 

In an effort to protect and educate local first responders, Central Electric Cooperative offered free electrical safety training at their headquarters west of Mitchell on April 13. Attendees included local first responders, fire department personnel and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The annual training helps improve safety and bridge the gap between first responders and electric cooperative personnel. 

During the training, Central Electric’s Manager of Operations Brian Bultje showed common examples of electrical meters and provided guidance on protocols for disconnecting power during an emergency. 

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

In a letter posted on the school’s Facebook page on Friday, April 14, Sanborn Central Superintendent Justin Siemsen informed the people of the school district that he would be leaving the school district to take a position as the high school principal at Mitchell High School, starting in the 2023-2024 school year. 

In the letter Siemsen thanked everyone including the staff, parents, community members and especially the students for making his job so enjoyable for the past eight years. He also thanked the Sanborn Central School Board for their guidance and leadership while he worked at the school.

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

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