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News at Clay Rural Water System

2024 Jack & Arlene DeVany Scholarship Winners

The Clay Rural Water System Board of Directors has announced that Brody VanBeek of Irene-Wakonda HS, Andrew Sharples-Schmidt of Wakonda, and Joel Dahlhoff of Vermillion HS are recipients of the water systems annual scholarship program – the Jack and Arlene DeVany Scholarship Program.

Brody VanBeek will graduate from Irene-Wakonda High School this spring and plans to attend SDSU this fall. He plans to major in Agronomy and minor in Business Ag. Brody is the son of Travis & Becky VanBeek.

Wakonda High School Senior, Andrew Sharples-Schmidt is currently attending Southeast Technical Institute to complete the Construction Management degree and is taking an EMT training course. He is the son of Riva Sharples.

Joel Dahlhoff, a Senior at Vermillion High School, is the son of Marie & Mark Dahlhoff. His future plans include attending Lake Area Aviation Maintenance program and he looks forward to becoming a pilot and an engineer.

The Clay Rural Water System scholarship is named in honor of the water systems long-time attorney, the late Jack DeVany and his wife Arlene, a long-time educator. This is the 32nd year of the program.

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Brody VanBeek : Irene - Wakonda HIgh School

Andrew Sharples-Schmidt: Wakonda High School

Joel Dahlhoff : Vermillion High School

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2024 Annual Meeting

On April 9, 2024 Clay Rural Water System held their formal annual meeting at the Vermillion Armory .  The meal was made and served by Heck's Dakota Style BBQ.  We had one of the largest turn outs on record of 110  Members attending and almost 200 people were present for the meal and meeting.  Members were presented with reports from the board of directors, system manager and engineers.  Updates were made about the systems current and future projects.

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