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Blackhawk Boys excited for new season

Weber to retire from coaching after 2018-19 season

Members of the Blackhawks boys’ basketball team in grades seven through 12 for the 2018-19 season are front row, left to right: Evan VonEye, Gabe Freidel, Dylan Klich, Michael Hoffman, Aiden Lieber, Westin Hagman, Trey Moody and Carver Lindsey; second row: Toby Kneen, Coen Harvey, Cody Slykhuis, Jeff Boschee, Chase Linn, Cooper Goldammer and Carter Christian; third row: Tryce Slykhuis, Ryan Poyer, Andrew Lindgren, Spens Schlicht, Phillip Hines, Mason Moody and Trey Ulmer; back row: Kadin Schlenker, Sawyer Senska, Cayden Slykhuis, Malachi Bruce, Tater Moody, Noah Dickson and Austin Schmit.

The 2018-19 basketball season is upon us, and both girls and boys basketball teams show great promise and potential for a successful season, but not without some changes being made. Both the boys and the girls have new players to fill in some important roles left open from graduating players on last year’s teams. Along with that, some coaching responsibilities will be slowly changing hands, with the complete switch to come at the end of the season.

Coach Rod Weber is set to retire from the Head Boys Basketball position after his 20th season for Woonsocket and SCW. Coach Weber has a career boys basketball record of 225-151, and his combined head girls and boys coaching career record is 277-199. Weber has been one of a handful of coaches who continues to be an administrator. “This doesn’t happen very often, so I’m very thankful that our community has allowed me to maintain both of my passions as a basketball coach and as a school administrator.”

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

Volunteers who helped organize for the Our Greatest Gifts 5K event in Woonsocket on Nov. 24 are pictured above, front row, left to right: Becca Grassel, Emily Henriksen and Janell Boschee. Standing in the back: Gay Swenson, Heather Westendorf with her daughter Alli Westendorf standing in front of her, Mandy Schulz, Emily George, Janet Baysinger, Jeff Schulz, Jayni Schulz, Colleen Swenson, Alberta Fink, Marie Collum and Kristi Schulz. Thrivent Financial matched funds for the event to help raise money for Marie Collum’s cancer treatment and surgery. Other pictures of the event can be seen in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Feeding South Dakota and the Sanborn County Food Pantry want to inform Sanborn County residents that the next Food Giveaway will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. (until food is gone).

The Food Giveaway provides free food to families in need. The free food includes assorted frozen and fresh produce, frozen meats, assorted breads and assorted canned and boxed items. 

Boxes for food will be available, but recipients are encouraged to bring their own. There is no entry to the Food Giveaway before 4:45 p.m. Participants are asked to call ahead at 796-4516 or 796-4513 if the weather is unfavorable.

December is also the time for the Christmas Box Giveaway. The list of those to receive Christmas boxes comes from various sources in the community or if a resident has requested a box at the courthouse prior during the year. Names are kept confidential. The Christmas box deliveries will be made on Dec. 19.

As a reminder, due to the timing of the holidays and the Christmas box giveaway just a few days prior to Christmas day, there is no Food Giveaway in January. Anyone can go to the Sanborn County courthouse for a box in January or anytime they have a need.

Feeding South Dakota is a statewide organization with locations in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Their mission is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota. For more information or to make a donation to support food giveaways, please visit feedingsouthdakota.org.