Letcher American Legion hosted their annual Santa visit and Turkey Bingo Saturday, Dec. 15. Santa arrived at 6 p.m. to visit and hand out sacks of treats for the kids. The Auxiliary served a lunch of BBQ’s and pies. Bingo, to win a turkey or bacon, started at 7 p.m. A large crowd of over 100 people were in attendance. The Legion sold chances for a cash drawing and the winners of the money were $100 to Kaylee Adams, $50 to Lila Stach, and $25 to Edith Moe. It was a great night of fun and visiting. Thanks to all who came to support the Letcher Legion.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

SIOUX FALLS – For the first time this season, Augustana women’s basketball senior Shelby Selland has been named the NSIC South Player of the Week.

This is Selland’s second-career Player of the Week honor, and the first time this season a member of the Vikings women’s basketball program has garnered the award.

Over the course of two games this past weekend, Selland averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 blocks per game, and three assists per game. The center shot an astonishing 70 percent from the field over the weekend.

On Friday vs. Winona State, the Letcher native recorded her third double-double of the season in a 19 point, 10 rebound performance showing in the 78-67 win. She added two assists and two steals to go along with her double-double.

On Saturday in the 86-52 win over Upper Iowa, Selland poured in 18 points, corralled seven rebounds, dished out four assists, and added two steals.

The Vikings now return home for a two-game homestand against Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and wrap up the weekend on Sunday vs. Bemidji State with a 12:30 p.m. tip-off. Both games will take place at the Sioux Falls Arena.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, a Chevy Malibu was stolen from Letcher’s Main Street. The vehicle was recovered the next morning, about five miles outside of Letcher. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle, but there were personal belongings stolen from inside the car, some with monetary value and some with sentimental value. One thing taken was a camera bag that included a camera and a few SD cards used to store pictures on them that cannot be replaced. 

The names of the victims whose property was stolen could not be released due to Marcy’s Law, but the Sanborn County Sheriff’s office is still investigating the crime and would like anyone with any information about this or any other crime to please contact them at 605-796-4511.