MITCHELL – Many Dakota Wesleyan University students were honored on Friday, April 27, at the 2017-18 Honors Banquet held on campus.

Students were recognized for honors in scholarship and for active participation in a variety of campus clubs or events. In addition, alumni medals were presented to outstanding students in various academic departments.

Local students who received honors are as follows: 

Breanna Couch of Woonsocket, Irene Grace Wendt Endowed Scholarship in the nursing field; 

Rex Schlicht of Woonsocket, Education Learning Through Service Scholars Award for future educators;

Lindsey Thompson of Woonsocket and Rex Schlicht, Honors in Scholarship for students in current attendance and a grade point average of 3.5 or above;

Rex Schlicht, Scholar-Athlete Award;

Morgan Selland of Forestburg and Denise Slavik of Artesian, Psi Chi, a national honor society in the psychology; 

Denise Slavik, Pi Gamma Mu, a national honor society fraternity for students in social sciences.

Members of the Artesian Fire Department work to contain the fire east of Forestburg and to keep it from spreading even further, as there was a lot of dry grass to fuel flames and enough wind to make their job tough.

On Thursday morning, Woonsocket firefighters were called out to a grass fire in an open field behind MT Corner at the junction of Highways 34 and 37. There were no structures damaged, but there was a lot of CRP burned on Mike White’s property just to the south of MT Corner, and the fire spread very quickly with winds gusting to 30 mph at times. The fire burned for approximately three quarters of a mile and through several trees.

Then on Saturday afternoon, the Artesian Fire Department and Woonsocket Fire Department were both dispatched to a large grass fire just east of Forestburg on the east side of the James River. A total of 25-30 acres were burned with this fire, including all the trees along the river bottom on the property of Mike and Jean Tlustos. The fire came within 30 feet of their home and about 30 feet from their neighbor Paula Guinn’s home to the east, on top of the hill. 

…Read more details and see another picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!


On Tuesday, April 10, at around 11:41 p.m., the Country Pumper on Highway 34 between Forestburg and Artesian was broken into by two people using a tire iron and destroying a double-paned window on the east side of the building. They had tried to pry open the back door initially, but couldn’t get in that way.

The intruders stole some merchandise, but the total cost of the burglary has not been determined, yet.

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