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A Plankinton teenager was shot and wounded Saturday morning, according to authorities. Hanson County Deputy Sheriff Casey Tegethoff said a car with four teenagers was driving eastbound on Interstate 90, near mile marker 337, around 11 a.m. Saturday. Tegethoff said the driver of the vehicle pointed a pistol at the victim, who was in the backseat.
Engagement and wedding announcements have come pouring in, and the bridal industry is well into its full-skirted bustle and hustle. Must be June. Wedding season, unlike Christmas, does not fill me with awe, wonder and sheer, unadulterated joy at all the sparkles I will get to look at for the next 30 to 60 days. It does, however, bring its own sense of pomp and circumstance. Much like death and taxes, it's a certainty that we've all been affected by the wedding world in some way. Despite that, so many people seem uninformed about how to behave at a wedding.
A dollar-a-year lease agreement has kept a 12-acre site along Lake Mitchell under the control of a local nonprofit for 25 years, but the lease term ends in December. Officials with the city and the nonprofit are now in talks about the future of the site, known as Camp Arroya, though it's spelled "Arroyo" in the 25-year-old lease agreement. Camp Arroya Inc., the local nonprofit group that leases the site from the city, hopes to exercise its option in the agreement to renew the lease for another 25 years.
If you go: The 2013 Heart and Sole Cancer Walk will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell Middle School. For more information, visit mitchellheartandsole.com or the group's Facebook page. Anyone can walk. That's what co-chair Tami Morgan said about this year's Heart and Sole Cancer Walk/Run, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell Middle School. "You do not have to be part of a campsite to come out and walk.
LETCHER -- Most people would consider cancer or a house fire enough to deal with if they happened separately. Kathy Zoss is still dealing with the after-effects of both. The 44-year-old Letcher resident is one of the honorary co-chairs of this year's Heart and Sole Cancer Walk, which is Friday night at the Mitchell Middle School. Heart and Sole event co-chair Tami Morgan said the Heart and Sole Committee gets nominations for honorary co-chairs, then votes on those nominations.
It's going to be a busy couple of weeks for Mason Wenzel. The Mitchell teen left Saturday for Birmingham, Ala., for the National Forensics Tournament, where he will compete in domestic extemporaneous speaking. Thursday, Wenzel, who will be a senior at MHS, will fly directly from Birmingham to Las Vegas, Nev., for the National Association of Student Councils Convention, which is June 22-24. Wenzel said he'll get back to Mitchell on June 24.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- She may have a song getting some radio airplay in Texas, but at heart, Rehme Sutton is still a South Dakota cowgirl. "I don't have big hair, I don't wear a crazy amount of makeup. I still ride," Sutton said. "I don't want to be anything I'm not." The recently turned 27-year-old released her first album, "Long Road Home," on May 7. Her single, "What Goes Around Comes Around," is around No.
"It's not your grandmother's theatre." That's the tagline for the revamped Blackbox Theatre productions at Mitchell's Area Community Theatre, which participants hope can be a forum for darker, more edgy material than what typically hits the main stage. "We'll go out and explore what would make the audience uncomfortable," said A.J. Krumholz, the 16-year-old writer and director of one of the one-acts that opens tonight as part of "Strange Relationships: A Night of Short Plays" at the Pepsi Cola Theatre.
FORESTBURG -- Tanna Kingsbury seems to relay her situation in a matter-of-fact manner: She has cancer, so she has to have treatment. "She is actually doing very, very well," Lynette Kingsbury, Tanna's mother, said. Part of the reason she is handling it so well, she believes, is because of the outpouring of support from not only their hometown of Letcher, but the surrounding communities. "We're not a very big community, but it has been a lot of people helping," Tanna said. "It's been a big community to us," Lynette agreed.
Alexandria can quickly recall exactly how long she's lived at the Abbott House. "One year, four months, 22 days," she rattled off with little hesitation during a May 22 interview with The Daily Republic. But that was last week.