VERMILLION – The University of South Dakota announced its Academic Honors and Dean’s List to recognize over 2,300 students for their superior academic achievement during the Fall 2017 semester.

Full-time, undergraduate students are named to the Dean’s List if they received a 3.5 GPA for courses they took in the Fall 2017 semester and had no incomplete or failing grades.

The Dean’s list included Rachel Bucholz of Artesian and Allysha Duffel of Letcher.

BROOKINGS – The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence following the fall 2017 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn Dean’s List distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA:

Garrett Andrew Dean* of Artesian, Kayla Marie Olson of Forestburg, Jarid Michael Bechen* and Myah Alexandra Selland*, both of Letcher, and Aaron Ray Linke* and Ashlynne Renee Terkildsen, both of Woonsocket.

Six ambitious gals met on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Artesian First Lutheran to start the New Year off with some quilting fun. Seven quilts were tied and the edges pinned for finishing, and blocks were arranged for five quilt tops.

Devotions from the book “What I learned from God While Quilting” and the Lord’s Prayer were shared. Terry Moore, Judi Larson and Judy Wormstadt brought goodies for lunch. Others attending were: Wanda Effling, Deanna Dean and Gwen Effling.

Jane Marten provided the group with 50 sheets and numerous pillowcases that she had dyed for use as quilt backs and blocks. Jerolyn Dean stopped by the church and took fabric home to cut blocks and sew quilt tops. It was a very productive evening, and the fellowship was great.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Just let one of the gals know if you would be interested in attending.