Around the County

Lake Prior in Woonsocket will be the site of the Relay for Life of Sanborn and Jerauld County cancer fundraiser on Sunday, July 30. Registration and a free-will donation meal will begin at 5 p.m., with a program including entertainment from 6-10 p.m.
In the past, the event has raised about $30,000 for cancer research, prevention, treatment and support for patients and their families through the American Cancer Society. Locally, funds have been used to provide free colorectal screening kits, wigs for chemotherapy patients, hotel assistance for patients and their families, support for breast cancer patients, and referrals to outside services.
Luminaries to honor or remember friends or family members are available at First National Bank and Dakotaland in Woonsocket, Cortrust Bank in Artesian, and at the Sanborn County Auditor’s office at the Courthouse. The completed luminary forms and donations should be returned by Tuesday, July 25, so the bags can be prepared for the Relay event.
For more information or to offer assistance with the Relay, call 605-350-7131.

Mitchell — Four hundred eighty-three students were eligible to participate in the 2017 Mitchell Technical Institute graduation ceremony held Friday, May 5, at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The following students graduated in May 2017, with ** indicating High Honors (3.75-3.99), and * indicating Honors (3.50-3.74):
Cole Wormstadt*, of Artesian, Precision Technology Specialist; Dylan Senska, of Forestburg, Agricultural Technology/Production; Tate Ziebart*, Agricultural Technology/Production, Jordan Baysinger*, Farm Power Technology, Austin Ball**, Power Sports Technology, Elliott Ohlrogge**, Power Sports Technology, all of Woonsocket.

YANKTON – First National Bank has provided a $2 million Equity-Equivalent Investment to Dakota Resources, announced Jeff Jones, Market President, First National Bank.
The $2 million investment, which includes the renewal of an existing $700,000 Equity-Equivalent Investment from the bank plus an additional $1.3 million, reflects First National Bank’s commitment to building strong local economies in the South Dakota market. The investment will be used as loan funds to support businesses, affordable housing and other community development projects in the rural South Dakota counties of Yankton, Bon Homme, Beadle, Davison, Sanborn and Hanson through Dakota Resources Capital Investment Fund loans to development organizations serving those markets.

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