The Woonsocket Community Pool has opened for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Many precautions are being taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on the country. Sanborn County has been fortunate with having only 12 cases so far, with all of those cases recovering from the illness. If you or someone in your family plans to enter and enjoy the pool, please be sure nothing is shared, such as towels and food, and that the six feet apart rule is followed as often as possible.

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

The Woonsocket Library is scheduled to reopen Monday, July 6.

The following are guidelines for reopening:

1) All patrons must enter through the main entrance of the school. Please stop and use the hand sanitizer before proceeding into the building.

2) The first hour of the library being opened will be assigned for patrons 60 years and older: Mondays 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

3) Eight patrons at a time will be allowed in the library.

4) Students will be allowed to take AR tests in the library.

5) When the library is full, a sign will be placed on the outside of the door.  Please wait on the assigned marked spots in the commons until it is time for you to enter.

6) All patrons will exit through the library door.

7) Curbside pickup will still be available.

8) Wearing a mask is encouraged, if possible.

9) The only donations being accepted at this time are ink cartridges; books and magazines are not being accepted right now.

10) The library will be cleaned and sanitized every morning before opening.

A family from Woonsocket, R.I. stopped to see their sister city on Tuesday afternoon last week. Pictured are members of the Judson family from left to right: Sarah, Abigail, Genevieve, Nathaniel, Caroline and their father, Kevin.

On Tuesday afternoon last week, the newspaper office had some very unexpected but incredibly welcomed guests. The Judson family from Woonsocket, R.I., made a point of traveling through Woonsocket, S.D., when they made their itinerary and route for their family vacation this year.

The family’s original plans for their summer vacation were to visit France, but the COVID-19 pandemic required a change to those plans. When the patriarch of the family, Kevin Judson, was tasked with planning a new vacation, he thought about what his father had told him many times when he was younger. His father had traveled to every state in the country, except Florida, and he had stated that the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota were his favorite part of the country. 

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

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