Rogation Sunday was celebrated at Artesian First Lutheran on Sunday, May 12. A special part of the worship service was held outdoors where Pastor Josh blessed water, soil, seeds, tools, tractors, and creation caregivers.  Bob Schmit and Wormstadt Farms brought tractors to the church for this unique gathering.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

YANKTON – In a continuing effort to retain our best and brightest students, First National Bank and the South Dakota Bankers Foundation have announced the 19th year of the high school scholarship program. Participating South Dakota banks have agreed to match Foundation funds to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors in their local communities.  

The recipients will all attend post-secondary South Dakota institutions of higher learning, and one of this year’s recipients of the $1,000 scholarship sponsored by First National Bank is Madison Moody from Sanborn Central, announced Jeff Jones, Market President, First National Bank. Moody plans to attend Black Hills State University majoring in Math Education.

Established in 1982, the South Dakota Bankers Foundation was endowed by the South Dakota Bankers Association to provide scholarships, and special educational programs and awards to the secondary and post-secondary levels. In 2000, the industry took action to refocus its mission to provide an opportunity for even more visible consumer programming, including the expansion of the high school scholarship program. 

Abby Vermeulen, a Sanborn Central senior, traveled to Sioux Falls on March 27 to attend the 12th annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon. The event is sponsored by Sanford Children’s Hospital, Results Radio, and Jerry’s Auto Sales. Vermeulen was accompanied by Kevin and Lynette Kingsbury and Tatem Effling. They participated in the event by answering the phone calls of those desiring to make pledges. The event was held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.  

Cure Kids Cancer is a program affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network. Sanford Children’s Hospital joined the network in 1986. The fundraiser collects money for cancer research and to help families with children fighting cancer. All money donated stays local. More than $367,000 was raised.

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