Sioux Falls – CorTrust Bank is pleased to announce the selection of three new members to the Board of Directors. Members joining the Board include Troy Olson of Artesian, J. Kou Vang of West Lakeland, Minn., and McKinzie Hopkins of Saint Louis Park, Minn.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Troy Olson taught and coached in the Howard School District before returning to the family farming operation near Artesian. The family runs a cow/calf operation along with row crops of corn, soybeans and alfalfa. Mr. Olson has served on many boards and committees along with continuing to help coach basketball at various levels within the local school district.

The Artesian Area WWTS Christmas program “It All Happened in the Country” was performed by the youth on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, at Artesian First Lutheran Church. Pictured are the youth and also other children in attendance for the program with all the candles lit in honor of Jesus’ birthday. The group then sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and blew out the candles.

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

Artesian First Lutheran will host the production of “Samson” on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the church. This is a DVD of the live show at the Sight and Sound Theatre at Branson, Mo. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome. Come for an afternoon of entertainment and fellowship. If you have any questions, call Judy Wormstadt at 527-2342.