Letcher

The Letcher Community Church King’s Kids (grades 4-7) traveled to Sioux Falls on Friday, May 19, and visited the Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
Following their time at Skyzone, they all enjoyed a meal at Buffalo Wild Wings. Youth in attendance were:  Michael Hoffman, Attley Tarbox, Leighton Tarbox, Brock Edwards, Jared Edwards, Ellie Kisor, Emmie Kisor, Ashlee Hanson and Dean Hanson.  Adults who accompanied the children were Sherri Hanson and Pastor Garry Swagger. In spite of the windy and rainy weather, a great time was enjoyed by all.

The Letcher Legion Auxiliary met Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. President Ruml called the meeting to order. Amy Howard read an opening prayer. Roll call was answered by five members and one guest.
April’s meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were read by Treasurer Kathy Northrup.
Old business: End of the year reports were completed and sent in by President Ruml.
New business: President Ruml will submit the unit officers election forms.  She will also pay the poppy poster winners.
May 17 at noon, members will meet at the Letcher Community Center to update or re-make the poppy wreaths for display at the cemetery for Memorial Day.
Ellie Evan was drawn for Miss Poppy, and Aurelia White was drawn as her alternate for the Memorial Day service to be held on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Letcher Community Center. Everyone is welcome.
Legion State Convention will be held in Watertown, June 15-18. Member Edith Moe will present the elected delegates while present.
July 18 will be the annual Talent Night and Pie Social. Mark your calendars.
The next meeting will be Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Letcher Community Center.

Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop, a business in rural Letcher, was honored as the South Dakota Small Business Administration’s Small Business Exporter of the Year. The shop was recognized for its “unique and exceptional” work building custom wagons and coaches. Doug Hansen, the business’ founder, accepted the award.
Wagons and stagecoaches that are built at Hansen Wheel and Wagon are on display at Disney theme parks and at Knott’s Berry Farm in California. The company also services the Budweiser’s fleet of operational vintage wagons, maintains Wells Fargo stage coaches and build sleighs used in Macy’s holiday displays.
One hundred projects per year, that are produced by the shop, are sent to countries around the world, including Mexico, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.