Jeff Pomerico of Huron was apprehended and taken into custody by Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley on Monday, June 3, just after he had tried to escape by running into Woonsocket’s Lake Prior.

Monday morning brought some excitement to Main Street in Woonsocket. At around 9:30 a.m., Jeff Pomerico and a friend of his, both of Huron, entered the N40 Convenience Store to play video lottery. Pomerico wrote a check for $100 cash, and started to play in the casino area. N40 Co-owner, Cara Poyer, noticed that the name of the checking account was not the name the man signed on the check, so she had her husband, co-owner, Jeff Poyer, look into the account. It was, in fact, a check from a closed account. Poyer then called the sheriff to come to his establishment and handle the situation.

…Learn about what happened next in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Memorial Day celebrated across Sanborn County

By Shania Cornelius and Sanborn Weekly Journal staff

Sanborn County is very fortunate to have three legion posts with active auxiliary organizations still thriving within its boundaries. All three did their best to commemorate and celebrate Memorial Day and the men and women who have served this great nation and have made Sanborn County very proud. 

…Read all about and see photos of the programs in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

After 11 years of service to the congregations of the Lutheran and Methodist churches and now the Spirit of Faith Church in Woonsocket, Pastor Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell has accepted a new call to Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell. 

When Pastor accepted the call 11 years ago, it included services held alternately in three separate buildings in Forestburg and Woonsocket, and working with three separate councils and congregations, although they were one parish. She has journeyed with those congregations through the unification into one congregation, the demolition of two buildings, and the construction of a new church building. She has led the congregation through these milestones with vision and guidance, and has inspired church members to trust in the possibilities for their future.

A special farewell service will be held on Sunday, June 2, at 9 a.m., at Spirit of Faith Church, which will be Pastor Rhonda’s last Sunday there. A potluck brunch will be served in the fellowship area following the service. 

All congregation and community members are invited to come to one or both events to say goodbye and to wish Pastor Rhonda well in her new call.