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Peyton Uttecht, standing center with tie on, is a Woonsocket alumnus and current DWU student who worked with fellow students to bring a forum and panel discussion about opioid abuse to DWU on Monday, Jan. 14. Uttecht is pictured here with the guest speakers, some of the staff and his fellow student, Tayler Reichelt (son of Ann (Hinker) Reichelt), who also helped organize the event.

On Monday, Jan. 14, Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) hosted a forum and panel discussion on the abuse of opioids in South Dakota. Woonsocket alumnus, Peyton Uttecht, was one of five DWU students who worked with Joel Reinesch, a DWU instructor in the criminal justice department and a Mitchell police officer, to bring this panel to DWU. 

…Read on in the Jan. 17 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

SPEARFISH – The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. A total of 709 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.

Tayla Weber of Woonsocket was named to the list, having earned a 4.0 GPA.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.  Prior to the meeting, 4-H members led activities with their elderly friends, including Bingo, rocket launcher, relay races and singing.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Bailey Feistner. The Flag Pledge was led by Shiloh Senska, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Emily Ohlrogge. 

Roll call was led by Bailey with the topic, “Favorite Activity in the Snow” which was answered by 21 members.  

The secretary’s report was read by Acaiya Schultz and approved as presented.

The treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Evan Ohlrogge and approved as given.

Jalyn Grassel and Paige Anderson reported on buying socks to give to the nursing home residents.  Alex and Paige Anderson and Bailey shared about buying gifts for the Secret Santa for Seniors program. Avery Miller and Myles and Jason Larson told us about their favorite part of the club swimming party. 

For old business, the club was reminded that Shooting Sports starts on Jan. 6. They will be planning a sledding fun day at Wessington Springs. 

For new business, the club members were asked to come visit the nursing home in Wessington Springs. They talked about doing a line dancing activity there. Talks or demonstrations at the upcoming meetings need to be planned for. Discussion was held over some additional activities to practice for Horticulture and Consumer Decision Making judging.

The next meeting will be scheduled via e-mail and may be later in January.  

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