Nelson, Ofstehage earn RWS grants The Clay Rural Water System Board of Directors has announced that Alison Nelsen of Wakonda and James Ofstehage of Vermillion have been selected as recipients of the Clay RWS Educational Grant Program.
Nelsen has been awarded a $500 grant to assist with her college education for the 1999-2000 academic year. This is the seventh year of the program for members of the water system.
Nelsen will be enrolled in her second year of study at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls this fall. She is majoring is graphic communications. A 1998 graduate of Wakonda High School, she is the daughter of Peggy and Gene Nelsen of rural Wakonda.
James will graduate from Vermillion High School this spring and will attend Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN this fall. He plans to major in an educational field. James is the son of Glenda and Bernie Ofstehage of rural Vermillion.