June 2024

Three activities kept the 4-H Grounds very busy on Monday, June 17.  

Dog practices have begun under the watchful eye of instructor Christy Zoss. Participants new to the program meet at 4 p.m. with the more advanced participants starting at 5 p.m. It is amazing to watch as dogs learn to follow the different commands and signals for obedience, rally, showmanship and agility. Especially popular with everyone is running through the course of agility equipment (pipe tunnel, tire jump, dog walk, A-frame, weave poles, bridge, seesaw and pause table). 

Youth were also able to participate in the first Consumer Decision Making (CDM) and Horticulture Skill-a-thon of the summer. To put a new twist on the skill-a-thon, one of the activities included a multi-level scavenger hunt which focused on learning fruits and vegetables. The second activity involved identifying different tools, such as a level, utility knife, wire cutter, slip joint pliers, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers.

The last event of the day included a Special Foods Contest. Four 4-Hers and one Cloverbud showcased their culinary talents by preparing smoothies and casseroles.  Judging the contest this year were Karen Klinkner and Paula Linke. Receiving purple ribbons for their special dishes were:

• Summer Senska – Mixed Berry Smoothie;

• Victoria Hoffman – Pizza Casserole;

• Will Arhart – Tortilla Beef Casserole;

• Aubree Goral – Tortilla Beef Casserole;

• Renner Funk-Peer – Strawberry Smoothie (Cloverbud)

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

On Tuesday, June 18, the Sanborn Central School Board held an election at Sanborn Central School.

Results are unofficial until the Board canvasses the votes and approves the results in July. 

Curtis Adams was running for re-election. Justin Enfield, who lost in his bid for re-election against Mark Goral in 2022, and Peggy Hinker joined the election race.

Adams and Hinker won, with 109 and 122 votes, respectively, with Enfield receiving 21 votes.

There was a 15 percent voter turnout, with 130 votes cast.

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present were Steve Larson, Paul Larson, Gary Blindauer, and Duane Peterson. Auditor Kami Moody was also present. Motion by Peterson, seconded by S. Larson, to approve the minutes from the June 6 meeting, as presented. Motion carried.  Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Peterson to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.


No public was in attendance for input. 


Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Peterson, to pay the following bills; motion carried:

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,668.30

Accounts Management, Employee Garnishment $418.50

Town, Townships and Schools, Monthly Remittance $256,995.05

Central Electric Co-op, Utilities $311.25

D&L Tire Service, Repairs and Maintenance $312.00

Emergency Safety ED, EMT Courses June $150.00

Express 2, Fuel $108.89

First National Bank of Omaha, Supplies $916.45

Hinker Trenching, Clean Ditch River Bottom $1,851.02

KO’s Pro Service, Oil Change $81.06

Marvie Larson, Mowing $600.00

Lewis Family Drug LLC, Medication – J. Knox – R. Coleman $129.47

Mack Metal Sales Inc., Supplies $42.30

Laurie Marcus RN, Blood Draw – S. Goetzinger $80.00

NorthWestern Energy, Utilities $1,215.52

Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Drug Testing $168.15

Sanborn County Ambulance, Meals $33.69

TC Enterprises, Supplies $230.20

Two-Way Solutions Inc., Repairs and Maintenance $585.16

Vantek Communications, Utilities $1,080.00

Waste Management, Utilities $229.92


Stacy Mendenhall and Sheri Kogel, Highway Department, met with the board. The Highway budget was discussed as they work through the budget process. Townships that requested county spray are all sprayed. 


Motion by Peterson, seconded by Blindauer, to enter weed board at 9:24 a.m. Weeds on 107-61-4 were discussed. The landowner is currently mowing. The Commissioners will have a discussion again in the fall regarding this property. Chairman Ebersdorfer declared the end of Weed Board at 9:32 a.m.


Miller was present to follow-up on the roof repair for the courthouse. The Commissioners will move forward with the bid process, with bid opening being July 16th. 


Larson and Aaron Pilcher, States Attorney Elect, were both present to discuss the plans moving forward with a smooth transition for Pilcher. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Peterson, to appoint Aaron Pilcher as Deputy States Attorney with the salary of $15,000. Motion carried. 


Judy Fredrichs and Crystal Page, public citizens, and Trevor Jones and Aaron Eldridge, Summit Carbon Solutions, were present for discussion. The final reading will be held on July 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. 


Hearing no objections, the final reading will be held on July 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.


Auditor Moody discussed the budget in preparation for the budget approvals in the upcoming meetings. No additional department heads were present for discussion.


Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the new rate of $0.655 per mile for mileage reimbursement, as the current policy reads that the county follows the state rate. This will be effective July 1, 2024. Motion carried. 

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Peterson, to enter agreement with Beadle County for the Victim Services/Diversion Program. Motion carried. 

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Peterson to enter executive session at 11:23 a.m. Motion carried. Ebersdorfer declared end of executive session at 12:20 p.m.

There being no further business before the board, motion by P. Larson, seconded by Peterson, to adjourn the meeting at 12:26 p.m. Motion carried. 

The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.                                                                                                                                          

Kami Moody Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County         

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