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South Dakota Angus invests in the future

Pictured are: Chase Varilek (grant winner), Nathan Linke (scholarship winner), Amy Puepke (Martin-Trudeau Insurance), Troy Thomas (SD Angus Board Member), Katie Williams (Martin-Trudeau Insurance), Ray Trudeau (Martin-Trudeau Insurance), Aaron Schelske (SD Angus Board Member), John Bussmus (SD Angus Board Member), Josh Mohnen (SD Angus Board Member), Julie Montagne (representing daughter Alexa, grant winner), Cody Edgar (SD Angus Board Member). Not pictured: Brianna Erdmann (scholarship & grant winner). Photo courtesy South Dakota Angus Association

At their Oct. 14 annual meeting and sale, the South Dakota Angus Association, with the help of Martin-Trudeau Insurance and Nationwide, gave several youth wonderful news.

Chase Varilek, Alexa Montange, and Brianna Erdmann were awarded $1,000 grants by the association, which are designed to help youth purchase a heifer to raise and show. Chase is the son of Ross and Kelly Varilek of Geddes, S.D. Alexa is the daughter of Julie Montagne and Tim Montagne, Elk Point, S.D. Brianna Erdmann is the daughter of Daniel and Anne Jo Erdmann, Leola, S.D.

Erdmann along with Nathan Linke were awarded the association’s $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are for youth going on to pursue higher education. Nathan is the son of Henry and Paula Linke of Woonsocket, S.D.

Also that evening Martin-Trudeau Insurance and Nationwide presented the South Dakota Angus Association with a generous check for $8,000 to be placed towards the scholarship and grant program.

–South Dakota Angus Association