At about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, the Town and Country Fire District of Woonsocket were called to a house fire in Forestburg. Once the firefighters arrived at the scene, they called in the Artesian Fire Department and the Letcher Fire Department for help with the blaze.

…See a photo and more info about the fire in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly journal!

Jay Pepperworth, son of Kari Hunter of Forestburg, won the 6-year-old boys’ division in the pedal tractor pull competition at Prairie Village. He won first place over 23 contestants in his age division. He had to pull two times to earn his top honors. He said that this competition was enough for him, and he won’t be attending the state contest, which is in September. Maybe a little break will give him a change of heart and the energy he needs to compete again.

…See a picture in the Sept. 2 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

There were over 80 entrants in the car show at this year’s Forestburg Melon Festival.

Forestburg held its annual Melon Festival last Saturday, Aug. 21. 

The committee tried something different this year and began the events a couple hours earlier to help car show participants receive their awards before it progressed too late into the evening.

The change didn’t seem to hinder the good turn out, as attendance was high, and there were over 80 entries in the car show. Attendees partook in a bean bag tournament, silent auction, pork loin meal, 12 vendors, and free watermelon. Kids also enjoyed a wagon tragon, a petting zoo and bouncy houses that were set up across the street in a cleaned out lot.

Miss South Dakota Teen USA Katie Schmit made an appearance to aid in the festivities, while Adam Alt and Margie Larson provided announcements and witty banter. “I’ve been told to keep it PG-13,” Larson remarked over the speakers.

…Read more about and see many more pictures of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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