Forestburg

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Town and Country Fire District of Woonsocket was called out to a house fire in Forestburg. Dean Morgan’s trailer house was heavily damaged by fire and smoke. They believe the fire started in the addition that had been built on at one end of the home. The addition was completely destroyed. That end of the trailer house took on heavy fire and smoke damage. However, Fire Chief Travis Coulthard stated, “Things on the other end of the trailer house could probably be salvaged; they would probably smell like smoke but could be saved from the wreckage of what was left of the house.” 

What is left of the home is not livable, and Chief Coulthard did not know what the plans were for rebuilding or correcting the damage. 

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

Pictured are the Overall Grand and Reserve Champions for the day, back row, left to right: Ella Kolousek (Grand Champion Junior), Delaney Zoss (Grand Champion Senior), Bailey Feistner (Reserve Champion Senior), Avery Miller (Reserve Champion Junior); front row: Emelia Tapio (Grand Champion Beginner), Gracelyn Straight (Reserve Champion Beginner).

National 4-H Week kicked off to a good start with a Fun Horse Show at the 4-H Grounds in Forestburg on Sunday, Oct. 4. The day started out with the annual horse safety training for the 4-Hers by Eric Kobernusz of Mt. Vernon where they learned basic horse safety skills. 

The judge for the day was Jennifer Martinez of Ethan.  The top six finishers in each event of beginner, junior and senior were awarded ribbons.  Points were totaled and Grand Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons and prizes were awarded to overall beginner, junior and senior participants.  This event is sponsored by Sanborn and Jerauld/Buffalo Counties.

…See an additional photo and the results in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Melon Fest in Forestburg was conducted differently. In order to try to keep a social distance and still have an enjoyable event, the committee organized what they called the COVID Cruise. Cars of all types, along with a few motorcycles, lined up in Forestburg and then traveled together to Woonsocket, then to Letcher, and then back to Forestburg. They were led by fire trucks from the Woonsocket, Artesian and Letcher Fire Departments.
In addition to the parade of cars to celebrate, they collected food and money for the Sanborn County Food Pantry. They also had door prizes that were given away once the cruise was over and everyone was back in Forestburg. They sold raffle tickets for other prizes and en-joyed each other’s company in small groups to end the evening of fun. The weather worked out perfectly, and participation was better than expected. They will now work on plans for next year’s festival, which everyone hopes will be closer to the events they have had in the past.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Melon Fest in Forestburg was conducted differently. In order to try to keep a social distance and still have an enjoyable event, the committee organized what they called the COVID Cruise. Cars of all types, along with a few motorcycles, lined up in Forestburg and then traveled together to Woonsocket, then to Letcher, and then back to Forestburg. They were led by fire trucks from the Woonsocket, Artesian and Letcher Fire Departments. 

In addition to the parade of cars to celebrate, they collected food and money for the Sanborn County Food Pantry. They also had door prizes that were given away once the cruise was over and everyone was back in Forestburg. They sold raffle tickets for other prizes and en-joyed each other’s company in small groups to end the evening of fun. The weather worked out perfectly, and participation was better than expected. They will now work on plans for next year’s festival, which everyone hopes will be closer to the events they have had in the past.

…See more photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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