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Hegg Insurance of Woonsocket along with Grinnell Mutual of Grinnell, Iowa, named Madison Moody of Letcher as one of 80 recipients of a 2019 Road to Success scholarship.

“We’re happy to recognize Madi’s academic accomplishments and safe driving record with a Road to Success scholarship, and we wish Madi the very best in future endeavors,” said Trudy Larson of Hegg Insurance in Woonsocket.

Moody was selected from thousands of Grinnell Mutual policyholders based on excellence in the classroom and a safe driving record. Madi’s parents are Tracy and Perry Moody.

Hegg Insurance is an independent insurance agency serving Woonsocket and the surrounding area. The agency provides several lines of personal and business insurance products and represents Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, in business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through more than 1,700 independent agents and brokers in 19 states. Grinnell Mutual is the 111th largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.

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

     The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on July 14 at the Community Center in Woonsocket.  

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Bailey Feistner. The Flag Pledge was led by Shiloh Senska, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Blake Larson. 

Roll call was led by Avery Miller with the topic, “What is a Project You Have Completed or in Process for Achievement Days?” which was answered by 24 members.  

The secretary’s report was read by Sutton Senska and approved as presented.

The treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Evan Ohlrogge. It was moved by Lane Burkel, seconded by Luke Larson, to approve the report.  Motion carried.

The group had reports on all the activities from the last two months, and they were presented as follows:  Horse Safety – Avery Miller, Soles4Souls – Megan Linke, 4-H/Farmers Union Day – Alex and Paige Anderson, Memorial Day Program – Trevor Johnson, Isaiah Schulz and Tyson Eddy, Special Foods Contest – Lane Burkel, Barn Quilt Project – Sutton Senska, Fashion Revue Contest – Ty Burkel, Public Speaking Contest – Ty and Lane Burkel, Acaiya Schulz, and Emily Ohlrogge, Fourth of July Parade – Acaiya Schulz, Poppies – Gavin Scofield, County Horse Show – Avery Miller and National 4-H Shoot – Evan Ohlrogge. 

For old business, the club noted that they need to schedule dates for a visit to the Wessington Springs nursing home and for the cleaning ditches project.

Under new business, members talked about Achievement Days. They can start registering projects anytime online. There are some big changes to the schedule including moving the BBQ from Saturday night to Friday night, along with Ag Olympics. The club will serve grilled burgers and hotdogs with SDSU ice cream for the Saturday noon meal, and will have the Parade of Purples during lunch.  Members reviewed all the changes and how it impacts the work schedule as well. Exhibits will be released, and participants will clean-up after the Senior Round Robin on Saturday. Every 4-H member who enters at least one exhibit will be entered in a drawing for $50. The drawing will be held when clean-up is complete and the member must be present to win.

Liz Brooks offered to have a project day on Saturday, July 20, so the group will work on a list of who is interested.

Following the meeting, Megan Linke presented a Character Activity about rising above the criticism in one’s life.  Blake Larson presented an illustrated talk about mounting deer antlers. Tyson Eddy gave an illustrated talk on making leather projects. Leader Lisa Snedeker served ice cream treats.  

The next meeting is planned for August after Achievement Days.

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

BROOKINGS – South Dakota 4-H members received national recognition during the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Neb. June 23-28.

Of the 659 youth from across the United States who competed, 36 were South Dakota 4-H members who qualified during the 2019 4-H Spring Shoot in Pierre and the 2018 4-H Fall Shoot in Mitchell.

Among the South Dakota teams who received national recognition was the South Dakota Air Pistol team. Air Pistol placed fourth overall, fifth in Slow Fire and second in Silhouettes. Eli Fanning of Hand County placed eighth in Silhouettes, Tee McAmis of Butte County placed fifth in Silhouettes and seventh overall and Kenzee Schafer of Jerauld County placed fifth overall and was eighth in Slow Fire. The air pistol team was coached by 4-H volunteer Art Kneen of Sanborn County.

South Dakota Small Bore rifle team members that also competed include Brooke Wika, Dane Wika and Brayton Mack of Brookings County and Evan Ohlrogge of Sanborn County. The Small Bore rifle team was coached by Tom Smith, a Lawrence County 4-H volunteer.

All states represented at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships with complete teams (a team in each of the nine disciplines) competed for a sweepstakes award, of which South Dakota placed seventh.

For more information on 4-H shooting sports, contact John Keimig, SDSU Extension Youth Safety Field Specialist by email or call 605.688.4167.

…Check out a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.