T&C Fire District called to two grass fires

Fire Weather Warning sent out Sunday

Over the weekend, the T&C Fire District from Woonsocket reported to two grass fires in the county. The first was on Saturday afternoon at the Josh Larson farm north of Woonsocket, and the second was on Sunday afternoon at the Pat Mentele farm, also north of Woonsocket. Both farms are along Highway 37 on the way to Huron. Both fires were controlled burns that got out of control and burned some grass and old trees. The fire at the Mentele farm got close to a shed on their farm, but that building, and all others, were saved from any damage.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Pictured above is Carson Miller who recently had a birthday and was treated with members of the T & C Fire District coming to his house in a fire truck and gear and singing Happy Birthday to him. The Fire District is offering this service during the months of April and May.

During the social distancing due to COVID-19, the T&C Fire District in Woonsocket has offered to help people celebrate birthdays in their district area, which includes Woonsocket and Forestburg and their rural areas. They have been promoting this as a treat for children to help celebrate their birthdays during this health crisis, but most recently, Gay Swenson, who is definitely over 18, was also honored with a couple fire trucks with sirens blaring coming by her home and fire fighters singing her Happy Birthday over the radio.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

PIERRE – February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 37 student leaders went to Pierre, Feb. 4-5, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day. Among the students who attended were Devyn Senska-Thompson, of Forestburg and a senior at Sanborn Central, and Nathan Linke, of Woonsocket and a state FFA officer attending SDSU.

Activities included a social for students, legislators, cabinet members, and state agency staff. Students also shadowed legislators at committee meetings and observed House and Senate floor sessions. 

“When students engage in career and technical education, they experience hands-on learning that helps prepare them for high-demand careers,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “These groups are great ways for students to expand on their classroom learning, meet peers from across the state, and develop valuable leadership skills.”

Students representing the following CTSOs attended this year’s event: Educators Rising; Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; FFA; SD HOSA, a group for students interested in health sciences; and SkillsUSA, an association of trade, technology, and health occupation students.

By participating in CTSOs, students can apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through competitive events; develop leadership and employability skills; and serve their communities.

Career and technical education seeks to equip students with core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills for careers and life. CTE emphasizes employability skills like critical thinking, responsibility, and technical skills related to specific career pathways.

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

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