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On Friday morning, the snow was piled high up and down Woonsocket’s Dumont Avenue, also known as their Main Street. The city crew had to pile it wherever they could find space, and space was getting scarce.

It started as freezing rain on Wednesday afternoon and advanced into snowfall during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. In the following 24 hours, approximately 18-20 inches of snow fell all over Sanborn County. Some places saw a little more, but on average, most of the area was covered with just under two feet of snow by Thursday night. The wind howled all day Thursday, which, with that much snow falling, created some huge drifts that caused problems for local farmers to get to their cows and the many new calves that were brought into the world during the bothersome weather. The cold temperatures, deep snow, and blustering wind gusts, made terrible conditions for farmers’ efforts in keeping their newest calves alive, but that didn’t keep them from working hard to save their livestock. Many of them had to recruit help from family, including kids who are normally in school during the day, but most families worked well together to keep the newest members of their herds alive and thriving.

…Read on and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Pictured from the left are Michael Johnson – Feed and Seed Specialist, Mark Podhradsky – Sales Agronomist, Kristie Ogle and Tom Ogle – Co-Owners of Dakota AGrow, the company who has taken ownership of the Woonsocket farmer’s elevator.

On Jan. 1,  Dakota AGrow, owned by Tom and Kristie Ogle, took ownership of the farmer’s elevator in Woonsocket. Since that time, they have been working to get their business ready for planting season so they can provide the best service and products to their customers.

…Learn more in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

2019 track season is out of the starting blocks

By Shania Cornelius (Sanborn Central Journalism Class) and Sanborn Weekly Journal staff

Members of the varsity track team for the 2019 season are pictured above, first row, left to right: Shania Cornelius, Dana Schelske, Jenna Stephens, Ellie Von Eye, Morgan Schmiedt, Kaitlin Brueske and Trista White; second row: Hannah Terkildsen, Chiara Heiss, Trinity Boschee, Brooke Doering, Megan Poyer, Cassidy Slykhuis, Kaylee White, Taylor Lindsey and Laura Marinho; third row: Teagen Swearingen, Harley Kneen, Andrew Lindgren, Aiden Wormstadt, Spens Schlicht, Trey Ulmer, Corey Fink, Braxton Gentles and Leighton Tarbox; fourth row: Tyler Eddy, Philip Hines, Tryce Slykhuis, Austin Schmit, Tater Moody, Sawyer Senska, Noah Wormstadt, Michael Boehm and Carter Linke.

On April 2, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket track team traveled to Parkston for the Early Bird track meet, the first track meet of the season. This was the first track meet after the old Parkston track was remodeled to fix the spacing of the lanes and other details needed to keep the track in good condition. Field events started at 2 p.m., which were then followed by running events. 

…Read how the teams did, see the track schedules, along with a picture of the junior high team, in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!