Michael Hoffman proudly stands next to his completed Little Free Library that he dedicated to the Town of Letcher with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21. He painted it red because that’s his favorite color.

On Sunday, Oct. 21, Michael Hoffman, an eighth grader at Sanborn Central, had a ribbon cutting and dedication of a Little Free Library that he built for the town of Letcher. He is the son of Nick Diede and Missy Hobaugh. 

While visiting his great-great Aunt Cookie (Colleen Sundstrom) in Chestertown, Md., Michael saw a Little Free Library, and he and his mother decided that Letcher, his hometown, could benefit from one. 

Letcher’s town library closed a few years ago, so there hasn’t been easy access to books for the small town for a while. Because of this, Michael thought building a Little Free Library would be a great community service and 4-H project. After researching about them online, he, his mom, dad and great-grandpa, Clarence Olson, worked on it together to make it a reality. 

Once the building was done, Michael had to register it online for $40 to put it on the world map with the rest of the Little Free Libraries. He received a plaque to put on the front of his little library to make it official. 

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

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).

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Letcher Community Church will be having a potluck dinner after church (approximately 11:30 a.m.) to support our Sunday school program.  Everyone is welcome.

We are ready to start our fall programs. We welcome all families in the community to come and enjoy our Christian fellowship.  The activities are as follows:  

Sonshine club for youth K-5 will start Sept. 5 at the church at 3:45-5:30. A snack will be provided with singing, activities and a lesson. 

Confirmation will start on Wednesday, Sept. 5, for grades sixth through eighth. Classes will be at 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Food will be provided. 

Sunday school will kick-off on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:00-11:15 a.m.. All children ages three through eighth grade are welcome to attend.  The youth will be singing every fourth Sunday in church.

Church will remain at 10:15 a.m., with coffee, rolls, and fellowship to follow.