During the early morning hours between 3-6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, someone broke into the Country Pumper of rural Forestburg on Highway 34. The robbers got into the establishment through a northeast window, and they took a large amount of products worth a great deal of money. 

The Sanborn County Sheriff’s office is still investigating. They have some leads and have recovered some of the stolen property; however, no arrests have been made. The individuals who were in possession of some of the stolen property are juveniles and cannot be legally named in publication. 

If anyone who commutes during those hours in that area happened to see anything unusual, or if anyone knows anything regarding this crime, please contact the Sanborn County Sheriff’s office at 796-4511.

Mitchell — Fifty-two students have completed the requirements for graduation from the Mitchell Technical Institute during the Summer 2018. Local students that received a degree are as follows, with (4.0) indicating Highest Honors – a perfect 4.0 grade point average, ** indicating High Honors (3.75-3.99), and * indicating Honors (3.50-3.74):

Logan Effling** of Artesian and Trevor Nelson of Letcher in Information Systems Technology (AAS), and Todd Peterson of Forestburg in Licensed Practical Nursing (Diploma).

A large crowd enjoyed the music, activities and great weather on Saturday for the sixth annual Forestburg Watermelon Festival. Marli Baysinger, one of the event’s organizers, stated that this was one of the best crowds the event has drawn.

Forestburg’s annual Melon Festival was held last Saturday, Aug. 18.

Corliss Avenue was paved just before this week’s festival so that attendees were able to see the product of the hard work and generous donations from previous years. With the road complete, entry into this year’s Melon Festival was free, with free will donations accepted. This resulted in reportedly the largest crowd in the festival’s history. Entry will continue to be free in the future.

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