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MARLENE HOWARD was honored as this year’s Hometown Hero for Woonsocket by the Modern Woodmen of America. She is pictured here with her family, receiving the award from Stacey Malde, Modern Woodmen agent.

Local volunteer Marlene Howard, Woonsocket, was recognized for countless hours of service to the community on July 14 by local Modern Woodmen of America members.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Stacey Malde, local Modern Woodmen chapter activities coordinator. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

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

The annual Fishing Derby during the Water Festival in Woonsocket is always a great way for families to enjoy time together by Lake Prior. This year’s derby had 67 participants. Pictured above are Ryan, Tyce and Kinsley Vermeulen proudly showing off their biggest catch of the day. They are the husband and children of Ashley (Feistner) Vermeulen, and they all traveled from Rapid City to spend the Fourth in Woonsocket. Read the story and see another photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The “Born to Run” 5K for Fun race was held Saturday, July 6 at 9 a.m. The mild morning temperatures were welcome for the 110 runners and walkers who signed up to participate.

In the 0-8-age category, Kinsley Vermeulen came in first for the girls, and Rowan Heiberger came in first for the boys.

In the 9-13-age group, Addyson Orth won first place for the girls, and Jeffery Boschee earned first place for the boys.

In the 14-18-age division, Hannah Terkildsen came in first place for the girls, and Spens Schicht won first for the boys.

In the 19-29-age division, Chelsea Schulz placed first for the women, and Rex Schlicht placed first on the men’s side.

In the 30-39-age category, Tricia Boschee and Rosalie Ball tied for first place for the women, and Jeff Schulz came in first for the men.

In the 40-49-age category, Jill Farris earned first for the women, and Bill Terkildsen earned first for the men.

In the 50-59-age division, Paula Linke came in first place for the women, and Scott Gentles got first on the men’s side.

In the 60 and over age group, Marla Feistner received first place for the women.

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