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When life throws you scraps, you make quilts

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

You may have heard of the Grace Lutheran Quilters, but you probably have no idea what an organized group of busy bees are gathering each week to construct quilts from the ground up. These gals meet at Grace Lutheran Church every Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and each person has their designated position within a long line of strategic work stations. You don’t have to be a quilter and you don’t have to be a member of Grace Lutheran Church to join this group of ladies. Just show up and they will put you to work. If you can operate a pair of scissors, they will take you!For the rest of the Quilter story please buy a copy of this weeks newspapers on news stand now..


Grace Lutheran Quilters - The quilters from Grace Lutheran are pictured above with one of their quilts. The Quilters meet every Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until noon. ~ Courier Photo

Thompson remains recovered

The remains of Roberts County resident and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Member John Thompson were recovered late in the evening on Monday, Apr. 10, in rural Roberts County. The Thompson family was notified by law enforcement.
The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation by the Roberts County Coroner, Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Police, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Results of Municipal Election

Unofficial results are in from the April 11 Sisseton Municipal Election.
Incumbent Terry Jaspers will retain his position as Mayor of Sisseton. Jaspers won the mayoral race with 154 votes over rival Janis Thode, who received 101 votes.

Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes due

Roberts County property owners have until Apr. 28 to pay the first half of their 2016 due in 2017 real estate and mobile home taxes at the courthouse without a penalty. Payments can be made at the Roberts County Courthouse Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..For the rest of the Taxs story please buy a copy of this weeks newspapers on news stand now..

Notes of Hope Concert to benefit little girls

A “Notes of Hope” fundraising concert featuring the Jami Lynn Trio will benefit two special baby girls and their families. The concert will be held Friday, Apr. 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sisseton Performing Arts Center. For the rest of the Notes of hope concert story please buy a copy of this weeks newspapers on news stand now..

Local artists participate in art show

Local artist Joe Valentine recently participated in the Hats off to the Artist Art Show and Competition held in Faulkton, SD. Joe was the featured artist with his scroll saw and demonstrated on Saturday and Sunday.
Joe also won First Place, Best of Show and People’s Choice in his division. To win Best of Show and People’s Choice in one event is very rare, but Joe has managed to accomplish this two years in a row!
Other local participants placing first in their divisions included Rosemarie Hanssen, CA Hosmer, Ralph Schmidt, Twila Moshier, Harry Moshier, Jerome Moshier. Beth Schmidt placed second.


Valentine Art Work - Joe Valentine is pictured with his award winning art work at a recent show in Faulkton. ~ Courtesy Photo


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