The bouncy houses and train rides were a popular place for families with young kids during the annual Forestburg Melon Festival on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the town of Forestburg was buzzing with the enjoyment of its seventh annual Forestburg Melon Festival. Hundreds of people joined in the fun that included a car show, bean bag tournament, live music, bouncy houses and train rides for kids, a delicious meal and, of course, the selling and eating of melons. A couple of new things added this year were a food vendor from McWhorter Entertainment who sold some of the finest fair food and several vendor booths with people selling a variety of homemade and company-owned goods. 

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THE FORESTBURG Farmer’s Elevator’s Board of Directors line up for a picture. Left to right are: General Manager Steve Gaston, Jim Hoffman, Arthur Kneen, Wenton Wormstadt, Troy Olson and Richard Alt.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. celebrated its 100-year anniversary with an open house held at the Artesian Community Center. The open house consisted of a social hour, dinner, and video power point and speakers that covered the history of the elevator. There were also beanbag games and inflatables for added entertainment. General Manager Steve Gaston said that the purpose of the event was to get together and reminisce. He added that it was a way to thank the farmers and communities for their patronage.

The current Board of Directors for the Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. consists of Troy Olson, Wenton Wormstadt, Richard Alt, Arthur Kneen and Jim Hoffman. There are currently four employees including Steve Gaston who has been there 38 years, Mollie Ebersdorfer who has been an employee for 26 years, Joe Grassel who has been there 36 years and the most recent addition, Dave Brown, who has been an employee at the elevator for three years.

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Riley zoss poses with his dog for a photo on the farm.

Throughout the summer, people across South Dakota will be celebrating the culture and diversity of the LGBTQ community at Pride festivals, picnics and events across the state. Pride Festivals are a lot of fun, but they’re also a reminder that there’s still work to do in regards to LGBTQ equality in South Dakota. 

That’s why the ACLU of South Dakota has launched an online advocacy campaign to honor the lives and legacies of LGBTQ South Dakotans who are devoting their time to make this state a better place for their peers. The campaign features Riley Zoss, a Forestburg farmer and agricultural and engineering admissions representative at Mitchell Technical Institute. 

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