Firefighters discuss the results of an exterior fire attack. Photo Courtesy Corey Fink.

Members from the Artesian and Town and Country Fire Departments spent Saturday improving their skills. The goal of the day’s training  was to practice new fire attack techniques and familiarize members with new equipment. Crews did several interior fire attack scenarios along with search and rescue of a trapped occupant. The afternoon had departments doing rapid exterior fire attacks on large fires. These live fire sessions allow crews to better train for realistic events and better serve the community. 

…See additional photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Katie Schmit was a recipient of one of the Category I Scholarships. She is from Artesian and is the daughter of Brenda and Robert Schmit. After graduating from Sanborn Central High School, she plans to attend South Dakota State University. Katie’s English teacher wrote, “Katie has an exceptional ability to meet every challenge, or obstacle, she encounters with an ever-present positive outlook. By using her positive attitude, she creates an encouraging social dynamic that benefits everyone she works with. In high school, Katie is involved in FFA (officer), student council (officer), National Honor Society, band, chorus, oral interpretation, drama, yearbook, volleyball, golf, basketball, and more. She is also a 4-H member and officer. She has won many awards and honors in all of these organizations and activities. In her community, she has organized and was the keynote speaker at the Veteran’s Day program, and has helped and organized various FFA, 4-H, and community activities. Katie plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. In her essay she states, “I believe every person should know more about where their food comes from and how it is produced. I can play one more advantageous role in promoting our western heritage – I can serve as an advocate for agriculture with my patients and clients in the community and base my dietary and health recommendations on scientific facts and not the propaganda that seems to be so prominent on social media.”

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

The Artesian American Legion Auxiliary met on Oct. 7 at the Artesian Community Center at 7 p.m.

Karen opened the meeting. Candy read the opening prayer, and the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dee gave the treasurer’s report and the secretary’s report.

Old Business:

The Auxiliary is ready for the Trunk and Treat, just waiting for a time and date.

Veterans Day dinner is coming along and duties have been made. The group will try to come in Nov. 7 to decorate the center. Posters were handed out to put up in businesses.

The invitations to the Veterans were made and ready to mail.

The club made some Christmas ornaments and Holly provided the supplies.

It was discussed to give out some door prizes for those who attend the dinner.

Holly made some Christmas stockings and the club will put some candy in them to give to the Veterans.

New Business:

The ordered poppies came in.

Meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting is Nov. 7 to decorate the center and the dinner is Nov. 10 at 12 p.m.

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