The Letcher Tormey-Stach Unit #93 American Legion Auxiliary held the 2021 Americanism Essay and Poem Contest. The winners are as follows:


Class I (Third and Fourth Grade) – (Total Judged: 13) 

First Place – Hayden Steele;

Second Place – Brooklyn Larson;

Third Place – Ramsey Fouberg;

Class III (Seventh and Eighth Grade) – (Total Judged: Four)

First Place – Cameron Edwards;

Second Place – Aubrey Moody;

Third Place – Bryce Larson.


Class II (Fourth Grade) – (Total Judged: Seven)

First Place – Brooklyn Larson;

Second Place – Landree Zoss;

Third Place – Cort Stevens;

Class III (Fifth Grade) – (Total Judged: Seven)

First Place – Miles Larson;

Second Place – Lincoln Diede;

Third Place – Alissa Kidder;

Class IV (Sixth Grade) – (Total Judged: Four)

First Place – Carter Edwards; 

Second Place – Hudson Fouberg;

   Third Place – Miley Adams.

The Artesian Jackson Hall Post #47 Legion Auxiliary held their 2021 Americanism Essay and Poem Contest. The winners for their unit’s contest are as follows:


Class I (Third and Fourth Grade) 

First Place – Henry Fridley;

Second Place – Levi Hinker;

Third Place – Colton Nelson;

Class III (Seventh and Eighth Grade)

First Place – Evan Easton;

Second Place – Payton Uecker;

     Third Place – Caleb Kneen;


Class II (Fourth Grade)

First Place – Henry Fridley;

Second Place – Gage Diede;

Class III (Fifth Grade)

First Place – Evie Olson;

Second Place – Olivia Conrad;

Third Place – Chance Machado;

     Class IV (Sixth Grade)

First Place – Riley Kneen;

Second Place – Ian Octavo;

Third Place – Cole Wilson.

…See pictures of the winners in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Pictured above are some of the crowd gathered in the Letcher Community Center for the silent auction along with several of the volunteers who worked to organize the entire event to raise funds to help John Baysinger with his cancer treatments.

In December, John Baysinger of Woonsocket was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with spots on his liver. He has been taking chemo and has finished that treatment for the time being. He is currently in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic to meet with surgeons for treating both his colon and his liver. 

Because of the expenses that incur with such a diagnosis and everything that goes into treating it, some friends of John put together a benefit for him to help pay for some of the out-of-pocket expenses that go along with the treatments and follow-up. 

The benefit was held in Letcher on Sunday, March 14, and included a fish fry and chili feed, a silent auction, a bake sale and a live auction. It also included a few raffle boards for donated guns, cement and a 70-quart Big Frig cooler with the Baysinger Honey Farms logo on the top of it. According to one of the benefit organizers, the benefit on Sunday raised about $25,000. With the money raised from the raffle boards that had already been taking place prior to the event and the private donations deposited into the account setup at First National Bank, there has been a little over $40,000 raised for John to help in his fight against cancer.

The outpouring of compassion and generosity from the communities in Sanborn County has been nothing short of amazing and inspiring. It has been heard many times, over the past couple of months especially, of how wonderful it is to live in a small town, and the continued support for those who find themselves in need of love and help is definitely proof of that. The way that the small communities of Sanborn County have worked together is truly remarkable and second to none.

…See an additional picture from the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The Dumont Boutique and Company got a new sign this past week. Local electrician, Danny Ball, and local welder, Dick Regynski, used their expertise to put up the new sign to be seen from Highway 34 as people drive through town. The sign went up on the new addition to the Sanborn Weekly Journal and CreativeWEB Apparel and Gifts building on Dumont Avenue. The new addition contains the boutique, R.G. Beauty and Body Spa, Revive Massage and Therapy and Jordan VonEye, Farm Bureau Financial Services agent.

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

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