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Clair Blindauer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 93rd birthday on Sunday, Aug. 7. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent c/o Wesley Acres, 1115 W. Havens, Apt. 51, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
CHAMBERLAIN — Melvin "Dick" Goetsch, Chamberlain, will celebrate his 94th birthday on Friday, Aug. 5. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1600 E. King St., Chamberlain, S.D. 57325.
FULTON — Gary and Ranae Schoenrock, Fulton, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 6. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 41986 250th St., Fulton, S.D. 57340.
Agnes (Schroeder) Geppert, Bridgewater, and Agatha (Schroeder) Weber, Sioux Falls, will celebrate their 90th birthdays on Wednesday, Aug. 10. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Geppert at 951 N. Main, No. 103, Bridgewater, S.D., 57316; and to Weber at 4513 S. Prince of Peace Place, Lofts No. 2, Sioux Falls, S.D., 57103.
Monte Burton and Betty Jean (Bles) Wilson, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. Their anniversary is Aug. 12. The event is hosted by their three children and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Greeting may be sent to P.O. Box 95, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a regularly scheduled circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas • Izaah Gertsema, 20, of Mitchell, denied violating probation by not maintaining employment, not enrolling in a sex-offender treatment program and moving into a residence that housed juveniles without alerting court services. A trial was scheduled for August. Gertsema was originally sentenced for fourth-degree rape of a person between 13 and 16.
A Colome woman will receive a new sentence after the state's high court decided the state breached a plea agreement. Lisa Slotsky, 38, was sentenced five years in prison, one suspended, with credit for five days served, on Sept. 15 by Gregory County Judge Kathleen Trandahl for ingestion of methamphetamine, stemming from a March 26, 2015, traffic arrest.
HURON — A plane crash near Huron last week was caused by engine failure, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. At about 7 p.m. on July 19, a Meyers 200B airplane conducted a forced landing near Huron, an NTSB report said, which caused minor injuries to the pilot and a passenger. The aircraft took on substantial damage. According to NTSB, the flight originated in Nevada, but the pilot stopped in Casper, Wyoming, after noticing oil on the windscreen. The flight continued to Huron, where the pilot stopped at the Huron Regional Airport.
DANTE — A Dante man was charged with first-degree rape of a minor for incidents that allegedly occurred from 2007 to 2012. Aaron Beeson, 20, was arrested on July 6 and has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, which means the victim was less than 13 years old, for initiating several forms of sexual contact with a young girl in two Dante residences over the course of several years, court documents state.