On the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, the Forestburg Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th class reunion. On Saturday night, they met at the Crossroads in Huron for supper. Then, on Sunday, they met at noon at the 4-H building in Forestburg for a potluck dinner. Former classmates in attendance were Dick Zell, Julie (Newman) Uttecht, Dale Olson, Wayne Brugger, Roger Hinker, Ron Shawd, and Sharon Fredrichs; seated: Dee Baysinger, Connie Grassel, and Bette (Burg) Poppen. Also in attendance were Kevin Uttecht, Joyce Zell, Pat Hinker, Judy Brugger, Jackie Olson, Jane Miller and Larry Reimer. Other 1972 class members are Suzanne (Amick) Erwin, Lillian (Bracha) Puetz, Connie (Ellingson) Sumption, Beverly (Edwards) Miller, Monica (Baysinger) Woods, Bob Burrill, Carlton Cassens (deceased), Paul Larson and John Zoss.

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

VEHICLES ARE lined up to be judged in the Forestburg Melon Festival’s car show.

Vehicles lined up and down the streets of Forestburg as people from all over came to partake in the annual Forestburg Melon Festival. After a year break due to COVID in 2020, this marked the Melon Festival’s 10th year. 

There was a play area set up across the street for kids to enjoy, featuring bouncy houses, a petting zoo, and a four-wheeler train. A pork loin dinner was also served throughout the day. Ten vendors set up booths for the event, and “The 1270’s” band played covers of classic rock and roll songs for festival goers to enjoy. 

There was no silent auction this year, and instead a quilt donated by the Ladies of St. Wilfrid Church was raffled off. Daline Gellhaus of Aberdeen won the quilt.

A 50/50 drawing was also held, and Mike “Chewy” Shoemaker of Howard won.

…Read the winners of the car show and bean bag tournament, and see pictures of the festival in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Olivia Conrad was recognized on May 1 at the VFW Post 2750 Loyalty Day program. Four students from around the region, including her, read speeches that they had written and submitted for different contests. Conrad won the Patriot’s Pen for her speech and has been awarded $200 from the VFW Post 2750. 

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

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