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Sanborn County Commission Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer is pictured above accepting a plaque from SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund Administrator, Brad Wilson.

Woonsocket — Sanborn County has been honored for 15 years of membership with the South Dakota Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund. The Fund is celebrating its 30 Year Anniversary by recognizing long-term loyal members.  


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

Some of the several people suspected to have been involved in burglarizing homes and businesses all over the state were captured in Sioux Falls over the weekend. They are believed to have been involved in break-ins all over South Dakota and possibly in some border states, as well. 

It is believed that they could be connected to the break-in at the Country Pumper two months ago, but there is nothing identifiable to connect them to that particular break-in. 

There is no way to know exactly how much merchandise and money was stolen in total during their crime spree, but they were found in the possession of many power tools, including a skid steer. The final numbers of stolen articles were not available.

At this time, all of the suspects and the crimes are still under investigation.

Central Electric Cooperative’s annual pole inspection program began Monday, June 4. The areas to be tested include townships Warren, Jackson, Floyd, Woonsocket, Silver Creek, and Oneida in Sanborn County; Highland and Wilbur in Brule County; Gales in Aurora County; and Fairview, Spring Lake, Jasper, Edgerton, Wayne, Pleasant, Beulah, and Taylor in Hanson County.

Central Electric has again contracted with SBS Pole Inspections to complete the testing. SBS will utilize a crew of three to five men who have worked in the area in previous years.

Members may notice the crew digging around poles or riding four-wheelers and pickups along power lines. Crews will identify themselves by using Central Electric magnets on the pick-ups and other possible means.  The inspection program detects poles with potential faults and prevents future unplanned outages or damages. Approximately 5,000 poles will be tested.

For questions or concerns regarding the program, please contact the Central Electric office at 996-7516 or 1-800-477-2892.