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Woodland Cabinetry celebrates 20 years, plans expansion in 2015

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

Sisseton’s largest employer, Woodland Cabinetry, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary along with its 220 employees. The anniversary was celebrated with a free meal, plant tours and an open house for the public.
It all started in 1994 with a very small staff and very large dreams. In 1994, the business began as Heartland Cabinets under the operation of President Tim Davenport. Tim was killed unexpectedly in an airplane crash in 2003. At that time, Tom Satrang took over the position of President, backed with his 25 years of working manufacturing experience. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.


Woodland Expansion Groundbreaking - Pictured are (back row, left to right) Chad Tchida, Jamie Tchida, Ivan Amos, Lee Wallenstein, Justin Cimburek, Shane Brown, Lary Mayer, Shaun Wetterling, (front row) Chantel Hart, Becky Streier, Guy Joyce, Brian Schmidt, David Spindler, Jose Garcia, William DeMarrias and Susan Carl. ~ Courtesy Photo

Tragedy in Sisseton


SITE OF SISSETON TRAGEDY--What started out as a massive manhunt for an armed and dangerous shooter has now been ruled a massive murder-suicide. The unimaginable happened early Saturday morning, Nov. 22 when the authorities were notified of a shooting in Sisseton that left three people dead when a gunman, Colter Arbach, opened fire wounding one, killing the three and then killing himself. The three victims were Angela Adams, Vernon Renville Jr. and Candace LaBelle, all of Sisseton. A fourth victim, Karissa Dog Eagle, also of Sisseton, is in stable condition at a Fargo hospital. The Sisseton Police Dept., Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Police, Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, and the Division of Criminal Investigations all assisted in the investigation on this case. There was a candlelight prayer vigil held for the victims on Saturday night at St. Catherine’s Church. ~ Courier Photo

Two SHS interpers qualify for State

Sisseton High School Interpers Mary Albright and Dustin Lehrke qualified for the State Oral Interpretation Festival to be held in Huron Dec. 5-6.
Albright qualified in the story telling category with her Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Riddle.” Lehrke qualified in the humorous category with his pice, This is a Test by Stephen Gregg.
Story Telling is a new category this year. It must be five minutes and memorized. Each year the category will change, and this year it was Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Other schools in the Region are Aberdeen Roncalli, Britton-Hecla, Groton, Milbank, Mobridge, Redfield and Webster.

Oral Interpers

State Qualifiers - SHS oral Interpers qualifying for State were (left to right) Dustin Lehrke and Mary Albright. ~ Courtesy Photo

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