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Katie Manson and Stephen Nielson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Paul and Ruth Manson, Mitchell; and Richard and Shelley Nielson, Pierre. Katie will graduate in May from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. She will attend graduate school in the fall for speech-language pathology. Stephen will also graduate from USD in May and will attend graduate school for health services administration. A June 19 wedding is planned.
Brittni Konrad and Tanner Stone announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tim Konrad, and Kathy and Mark Ruml, all of Mitchell; and Chuck and Kris Stone, Endicott, Neb. Brittni is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, with a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's degree as a K-12 reading specialist. She is a first-grade teacher in the Papillion-La Vista School District, Papillion, Neb. Tanner is a graduate of South Community College, Milford, Neb., with an associate's degree in auto body collision.
Sidney Uptagrafft, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, April 20. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1106 W. Sixth Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
HURON—Lorraine Larson, Huron, formerly of Woonsocket, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at Sunquest Healthcare Center, Huron. She requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 1345 Michigan Ave., SW, Huron, S.D., 57350.
Lyndon Overweg has a clear message about police pursuits. They are neither glamorous nor exciting, and they are high-risk with extreme danger to anyone involved or in the way, he said. "People need to get it out of their mind if they ever want to be in a police chase," said Overweg, Mitchell chief of public safety, referencing movie-scene-like chases. "There's a tragic side to it.
Q: If someone receives two or three scholarships from DWU for $10,000 at the science fair, what is policy for usage? Is it true they are only allowed to use one scholarship? The following answer comes from Lori Essig, vice president of university relations at Dakota Wesleyan University: The top honor at the South Central South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair at DWU is the Grand Award.
The Platte City Council will act as election board to canvas Monday's tie in their mayoral race. Rick Gustad and Steve Christensen spilt the city, earning 171 votes apiece. The five sitting city council members of Platte will ensure every eligible ballot was counted correctly during their regular meeting on April 20. Each candidate will have five days after the canvas to request a recount. In 2013, Gustad defeated Christensen by six votes. Gustad has been mayor of Platte since 2008 and previously served as a city councilor.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for April 2 through April 15. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers and from staff reports: Salem WILBUR-ELLIS BUYS LACEY'S FARMACY: Agribusiness company Wilbur-Ellis has purchased a Salem agronomy business, Lacey's Farmacy. Tait Lacey, the founder of the business, said it provides an opportunity to expand its product line. "The decision to become a part of Wilbur-Ellis was ultimately made because of their people and the synergies and values that our companies share," Lacey said in a news release.
MURDO—Law enforcement says a group of four car thieves stole three vehicles early Wednesday in Beadle and Jones counties. Jones County Sheriff John Weber said OnStar notified the department that a 2015 Chevrolet pickup was stolen from the Pilot truck stop in Murdo by one of the four suspects. Paul Krause, of Minneapolis, Minn., was allegedly seen stealing the truck in Murdo and crashed four miles south of town.