Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Herb Uttecht, 78, of Mitchell.

Local bus driver recognized for decade of service

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301 http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/0B959Gsc0l9KMTkVwRDhaU2c3VzA.jpg?itok=JP3NdkqM
The Daily Republic
(605) 996-5020 customer support
Local bus driver recognized for decade of service
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

MITCHELL -- Herb Uttecht, 78 of Mitchell, has received recognition of retirement award from the South Dakota School Transportation Association for his 10 years of service with Dietrich Bus Service in Mitchell.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Uttecht farmed in the Corsica and Armour area for over 50 years, and worked on the Corsica School Board for 16 years before moving to Mitchell to drive bus for Bill Fergen, manager of the Dietrich Bus Service.

"Herb did a heck of a job for me," Fergen said. "I hope I find more guys like Herb."

Uttecht grew up driving semi-trucks while farming, but never thought he would drive bus. "I told my wife I never, ever would drive bus, but here I am." Uttecht said.

Chasing grandchildren and fishing are the top priorities for his retirement, according to Uttecht.

"I could still work, but I want to get caught up on my fishing." Uttecht, said.

Advertisement
Daily Republic News
(605) 996-5516
Advertisement
Advertisement