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Two antique quilts were recently received in Woonsocket, sent to Mayor Lindy and LaMae Peterson from women in Ainsworth, Neb. A note received with them states:
In the late summer and early fall of 2015, the BCHS (Brown County Historical Society), via the Ainsworth Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, received four quilts. Of the first two, one [was] a friendship crazy quilt and the other was a pieced shoe fly patterned. Two notes were in the sack with these. Of the second two, one was another friendship crazy quilt and the other was an unfinished crazy quilt made of corduroy. Kathy Burchell and Deanna Reyman checked the 1910 census and found that the names on the quilts were of women of Sanborn County, SD.
The letter accompanying the above, the quilts and census information follows:
Lindy Peterson,
Here are the quilts that we think were made in your county. We received the one with the blue back and the blue and white shoe fly pattern one together in a sack. The notes were loose in the sack with these quilts. A few weeks later, we were given the other two quilts. The second friendship quilt was pretty dirty. In 2016, I visited the International Quilt Study Museum at Lincoln. I asked there what they do with quilts that are dirty. They put them in a freezer for two weeks before they are stored in acid free paper and boxes. They say the dirt is less harmful than washing them. So the fourth quilt is made of corduroy with the edge unfinished. If you decide that you want the other two, we will be glad to send them.
If you learn anything about the history of these quilts, I would like to know. It is a puzzle how they ended up in our county. I am also sending the info we got from the 1910 census. …
We hope your museum does well.
Beverly Painter
Ainsworth, Neb.
If anyone would like to view the quilts or see the census data sent with the quilts, or if you have any other information you would like to share, contact LaMae Peterson in Woonsocket.

…Also see pictures of the quilts in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

KIMBALL — The annual District 6  spring meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, April 2, in Kimball for legionnaires from Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld and Sanborn counties.
The Legion business session will begin at 3 p.m. in the Kimball American Legion Post Home.  There will be a social hour starting at 1:30 p.m. with a light lunch following the social hour.
Participants will elect County Commanders and Vice Commanders in the District for one-year terms during the business meeting.
The session will also feature Post Americanism reports, a membership turn-in, recognition of the District 6 Legionnaire of the Year, and an address by State American Legion Commander Charemon Dunham of Iroquois.
District 6 Commander Katie Redmann of Wessington Springs will conduct the business session and American Legion Post 130 will be in charge of the local arrangements.
The District 6 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 3 p.m. in the Auxiliary Room of the American Legion Post Home.

ORGANIZERS OF Saturday’s fundraiser for 8-month-old Paisley King were overwhelmed with the turnout and support shown by the extended community. Roughly 500 people attended the event and $73,000 was raised for the baby and her family battling liver cancer. (PHOTO COURTESY GREG LATZA)

ORGANIZERS OF Saturday’s fundraiser for 8-month-old Paisley King were overwhelmed with the turnout and support shown by the extended community. Roughly 500 people attended the event and $73,000 was raised for the baby and her family battling liver cancer. (PHOTO COURTESY GREG LATZA)

More than 500 people packed the Wes and Sherri Stekl shop building northeast of Letcher on Saturday night to support 8-month-old Paisley Ann King and her parents, Steven and Brooke King. Paisley was diagnosed with liver cancer in January, and is undergoing treatment at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls.
The event, which is held every year for scholarships in memory of 16-year-old Tanna Kingsbury, who lost her battle to Ewing’s sarcoma in September of 2014, was held this year for Paisley, and featured a pork loin meal for a free will donation, a silent and live auction, a bouncy house and a photo booth, as well as a bean bag tournament that included 90 teams.
According to event organizers, due to the generosity of those in attendance, an amazing $73,000 was raised, which all went to the King family to help defray medical expenses.
Paisley’s mother, Brooke, said her little daughter is handling the treatments “incredibly” well. According to her Caring Bridge entry Monday following a doctor appointment, although treatments have shrunk the tumor, Paisley will need two more rounds of chemotherapy to shrink it more before having surgery to remove it.