Area News

Evan and Emily Ohlrogge are pictured with Air Pistol and Air Rifle Coach Art Kneen. Evan was chosen for the SD Air Pistol team to compete at the National Shoot in June, and Art will be the national team coach. Emily set a new county Air Pistol record this year.

The State 4-H Shoot was held April 27-29 in the Pierre and Ft. Pierre area with 1,579 youth participating in 2,799 entries in the various disciplines. Shooters were broken down into age groups and by discipline and type of equipment. The South Dakota State 4-H Shoot is one of the largest youth shooting events in the nation. 

Sanborn County had 67 youth qualify to participate at the State Shoot with 176 entries in the numerous disciplines.

Individual placings in Archery at the State Shoot were as follows: Toby Kneen – Junior CWS-R, fifth with 148.13, and Junior CWOS-R, third with 106; Cole Wilson – Beginner, CWOS-R fourth with 115; Westin Hagman – Junior CWOS-R, fourth with 102.03; Katelin Deneke – Senior RWS, fourth with 108.03, RWOS, third with 94.01, and 3-D RWOS, first with 124; Shania Cornelius – Senior RWOS, second with 96. Those receiving a purple ribbon were Toby Kneen (CWS-R), Devyn Brooks (CWS-R), and Westin Hagman (CWS-R).  


…See the rest of the placings, along with more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Mason Moody is pictured receiving one of several buckles he earned at the South Dakota State Junior High Rodeo Finals in Rapid City this past weekend.

On Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, Teya Moody, Trey Moody, Tryce Slykhuis, and Mason Moody all competed in the Junior High Rodeo Regional competition to earn a chance to compete at the state level. They all performed well, but Mason Moody was the only one of the four who earned a chance to compete at the South Dakota State Junior High Rodeo Finals, which were held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20. The regional competition was originally supposed to take place in Huron on the weekend in April that a terrible blizzard hit the area, so it was rescheduled to the two days before the state competition.


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

PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced recently that he will appoint Kent A. Shelton of Huron as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s Third Circuit Court.

“I thank Kent Shelton for taking on this important role as circuit judge,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Kent is a respected member of the bar and a well-known member of the Huron community. He will do an excellent job.”

Shelton has been in the private practice of law in Huron since 1990, and is a partner in the Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton and Burns law firm. Shelton has a general practice that includes criminal defense, family law, real estate and property, estate planning and corporate law.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve my community and state as their circuit court judge,” said Shelton. “I have always respected the judges and their decisions and will maintain the honor that goes with the position.”

Shelton is a lifelong native of Huron. He graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and a law degree in 1989. Shelton has served as chairman of the Huron College Endowment Fund and on the boards of directors of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, the Beadle County Humane Society and the Cornerstones Career Learning Center.

Shelton and his wife, Laurie, have three daughters and three grandchildren. He will succeed Judge Jon Erickson, who is retiring in June. The Third Circuit includes Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Kingsbury, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties.