December 2023

Kara Wormstadt, a senior at Sanborn Central High School, is pictured with the many donations she collected for the Sanborn County Food Pantry as part of her senior project this year.

For her senior project, Sanborn Central senior Kara Wormstadt decided to continue a project that was started last year by Ellie Evans. For ten days from Dec. 5-15, she collected food to be donated to the Sanborn County Food Pantry, and she said that she would encourage seniors in the future to continue this project because it was such a great way to give back to the community.

To start, Wormstadt had to contact businesses to ask permission to have collection boxes at their locations. The generous people at Woony Foods, Country Pumper, CorTrust Bank in both Artesian and Letcher and Sanborn Central School were all kind enough to help Wormstadt collect donations from all the communities in Sanborn County. Wormstadt stated that, because of her busy schedule with school and basketball, the most difficult part of her project was getting to the businesses during the business hours to talk to the people in charge and to drop off or pick up donations; however, she found time to get everything collected and delivered right at the start of her Christmas Break.

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

Central Electric Cooperative is awarding $13,800 in Operation Round-Up grants to support area projects. Through Operation Round-Up, participating cooperative members round up their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar, and the contributions are pooled together to support local causes. Several Central Electric employees also contribute to the fund.

Upon reviewing applications from several worthy organizations, Friends of Sanborn County 4-H were one of the organizations approved by the Operation Round-Up board of trustees. They were awarded a $1,000 grant for tables and chairs.

…Read on in this weeks’ issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Letcher Town Board proceedings

December 18th, 2023

Mark Chada called the meeting to order with Angie Larson, SeanGromer, and Angie Meier in attendance.  

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Gromer, carried, to approve the December 4th, 2023, minutes as read.

A motion was made by Gromer, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve the financials as presented.

Old Business:

Discussion was held on a letter received from Davison Rural Water.  The letter stated that as of January 1st, 2024, the monthly minimum will increase from $750.00 to $1,185.00 and the water rate will increase from $5.55 to $6.05 per thousand gallons. Discussion was held on the increases, and they will discuss more at the next board meeting on the increase the Town of Letcher will have to make. Discussion was held on the water increase letter from Davison Rural Water. A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Gromer, carried, to approve to increase water rates as of February 15th billing. Meier will be sending a letter out with the water bills in January stating the new increases. Update: Meier brought the letter to the meeting that will be mailed out in the water bills in January.  

New Business:

Discussion was held on the update from American Legal. They plan to have the ordinances finished by the beginning of January.  

The ice skating rink has been set up. Now the water just needs to freeze.  

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Gromer, carried, to approve the following claims for payment:

GENERAL AND WATER/SEWER: Quill – $853.70 – Supplies – Community Center and Office, Angie Meier – $39.28 – Reimbursement for sign purchased for ballpark, South Dakota Municipal League – $1,604.91 – Health Insurance, South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources – $150.00 – Water Dues, Santel Communications – $237.20 – Utilities – Office Phone – $30.30, Office – Internet – $80.50, Community Center – Phone – $25.17, Community Center – Internet – $55.00, Lift Station – Phone – $46.23, Runnings – $201.97 – Grounds – Supplies, Miedema Sanitation – $20.00 – Garbage Removal, Mitchell Concrete – $135.52 – Rock for back of snow plow, Davison Rural Water – $3,053.25 – Water Used, Maguire Iron – $2,251.13 – Water Tower Cleaning/Repairs, Dawson Construction – $543.37 – Streets – Blading, Buckshots – $53.69 – Grounds – Fuel.

The next board meeting will be held on January 8th, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

Published once on December 29, 2023, at the total approximate cost of $28.00 and may be viewed free of charge at www.sdpublicnotices.com.

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