After COVID-19 put a halt to things like Girls State last summer, they are able to convene and start these types of activities up again. This year Sanborn County will have four delegates attending the 75th Annual American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State program on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The program will take place May 31 through June 5.

Representing the Woonsocket American Legion Auxiliary Post 29 is Dilyn Brooks, a junior at Woonsocket High School, and the daughter of John and Liz Brooks of Woonsocket and MaryFrances Bruce, also a junior at WHS, who is the daughter of Charlotte Bruce and Jason Bruce of Woonsocket.

Representing the Letcher Tormey-Stach Unit 93 Auxiliary is Dayton Easton, a junior at Sanborn Central High School. She is the daughter of JD and Jenny Easton of Letcher. Also representing the Letcher unit is Shania Cornelius, a junior at Sanborn Central, and the daughter of Greg and Jeanette Cornelius of Forestburg.

County residents have recently noticed that Ruskin Park’s historic marker has been damaged, with the sign torn off the pole. According to Sheriff Tom Fridley, the Department of Transportation discovered the sign lying in the grass. The cause of the damage is unknown, though it is speculated to have been hit by a construction crew. The sign is currently in the DOT’s possession as they see whether or not it can be repaired. 

Over the weekend of Dec. 18 and 19, three local young men competed in the Matt Triplett Invitational Bull Riding event held in Sioux Falls. On Saturday night, Tanner Christian, a seventh grader from Woonsocket, won the mini bull exhibition, and Layton Zoss, a sixth grader from Forestburg, got second. Mason Moody, a junior from Letcher, got second in the invitational, finishing just 1.5 points behind Professional Bull Riding great, Jess Lockwood. 

It was a successful weekend for Sanborn County in the bull riding arena, and we look forward to seeing more of this success in the future.

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

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