Area News

On Sunday, May 19, the Letcher Summer Youth Program hosted the Play Ball! Minnesota baseball clinic at the Woonsocket School Gym. The clinic was supposed to be at the Letcher baseball diamond, but with the weather being so difficult, it had to be moved indoors. 

Three clinic facilitators affiliated with the Minnesota Twins provided guidance and expertise for many of the county’s aspiring baseball and softball players. There were two groups of attendees. The first group was for boys and girls ages 6 to 9, and the second group was for boys and girls ages 10-13. Each group met and worked for about 90 minutes.

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Savana Larson, Elsa Enfield and Emrie VonEye enjoy the fresh air and time together as they walk around the lake for the annual WEPC Walk-A-Thon.

The Woonsocket Elementary Parent Club (WEPC) has been conducting a walk-a-thon event every year since the organization was started approximately 15 years ago. The funds raised from the walk-a-thon help pay for the many things the WEPC helps fund every year, such as field trips for every elementary class, supplies for elementary teachers and supper for K-12 teachers and administration during parent-teacher conferences. They have also purchased open-face lockers and storage cabinets for every elementary room. They are currently working on raising funds to help pay for some large playground equipment.

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On Friday, May 17, a train going through Woonsocket was required to make an emergency stop due to complications caused by the great deal of precipitation the area has received so far this year.

…Learn more in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.