Madi Moody, upon her trusty horse, Chilo, competes in the pole bending event at the National High School Finals Rodeo, July 15-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Last week, Madi Moody traveled to Rock Springs, Wyo., for this year’s National High School Finals Rodeo. She qualified to represent South Dakota and competed in the pole bending event. 

She ran a 26.2 second run in her first round and a 26.4 second run in the second round. Both times were a little high due to tipped poles. While there, she also took part in the National Volleyball Tournament, the Special Needs Rodeo, and she was a voting delegate. 

Although the end result wasn’t what she had hoped for, she had a great time and wonderful experience.

The bi-annual family reunion of the descendents of Nels and Ingebord Johnson was held at noon on Saturday, July 14 at the home of Janice Northrup.

     Among those attending include: the McNearys (Melva).  Brian and Lynn, Ann, Susie, and Greg, all of Sun Prairie, Wis.; the Webers (Ila), Bill, Cindy and Caleb of Sioux City, Iowa; the La Voies (Irma). Raymond, Joan and families of Montevideo, Minn.; Dawn and Larry Nebelsick, Candice, Jason, Vayda and John Van Liere, Sioux Falls;  Keri Nebelsick, Kevin and Kelsie  Hagelin, Brooklyn Park, Minn.;  Renee May, Megan Broderson,  Kayl and Morgan of Tea; and John and T.J. Hanson of Detroit Lakes, Minn.

SIOUX FALLS – Augustana University announced the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year.

The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Shelby Selland of Letcher was named to the Dean’s list.