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Harold E. Parker, Mill Creek, Wash., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 95th birthday on Sunday, July 5. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy 122, Mill Creek, Wash., 98012.
Hannah Studenberg and Zachary Buchmann were married on Saturday, June 20, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Troester officiating. Parents of the couple are Mike and Carrie Hendrickson and David and Teresa Buchmann, all of Mitchell. Maid of honor was Sam Beinlick. Bridesmaid was Abigail Buchmann. Flower girl was Sophie Hendrickson. Best man was John Lefferts. Groomsman was Jayden Nickerson.
List of regional Fourth of July events Alexandria: The annual Lake Hanson/Jim Schmidt Fun Run will be held, which starts and ends at the Lake Hanson spillway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Carthage: The Carthage Fireman's Dinner will be held Saturday. The meal runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall and fireworks take place at dark at Lake Carthage. Canova: Baseball and softball will be played all day Saturday in Canova, starting at 9 a.m., with youth games leading up to the amateur baseball game between Canova and Salem at 7 p.m.
WAGNER — A Wagner ambulance that had its emergency lights activated and transporting a patient was struck by a semi truck that failed to stop at an intersection Thursday morning eight miles east of Wagner. Six people were involved in the crash — two men in the semi truck and four women in the ambulance, and all were wearing seat belts, according to South Dakota Department of Public Safety Spokesman Tony Mangan. One of the ambulance passengers, Phyllis Wurtz, 48, a family member of the patient being transported from Wagner Community Memorial Hospital to Sioux Falls, was sitting in
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Colome LIBRARY CLOSES ON MAIN STREET: The Tripp County commissioners have voted to close the Colome branch of the Tripp County Library. That decision was made during their June 23 meeting.
No one was injured in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell. Mitchell Police Officer Kelly Loudenburg said Lynn Foster-Naser, a 54-year-old from Mount Vernon, was southbound in the west entry driving toward the Walmart parking lot around 4:50 p.m. when her vehicle was struck. Doris Case, an 89-year-old from Mitchell, was eastbound in a 1994 Volkswagon Jetta at the intersection, when she failed to yield at the stop sign and struck the front end of the 2006 Chevy Cobalt Foster-Naser was driving.
A 53-year-old Mitchell man was arrested Wednesday evening after threatening two men with a gun at his home. Thomas Whitaker, 53, Mitchell, was arrested following an incident at 710 S. Duff in Mitchell, said Sgt. Joel Reinesch with the Mitchell Police Division. Reinesch said the altercation allegedly arose over the pending repossession of a truck that Whitaker had taken a loan on.
A teacher from Bon Homme is one of two South Dakotans to receive a national teaching award. Janet Wagner, with the Bon Homme School District in Tyndall, was named one of the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, according to a press release Wednesday from the White House. The other winner from South Dakota is Lindsey Brewer, of Huron High School. According to the press release, President Barack Obama named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the award.
The driver in a crash that killed a 14-year old boy had a blood alcohol content of 0.148 percent at the time of the incident, according to court documents. Karla Martinez, 22, faces a status hearing on July 9 after being charged with third-offense driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, furnishing alcohol to a person under 18, driving with a suspended license, possessing an open container of alcohol and failure to use a seat belt. Vehicular homicide and third-offenses DUI are felonies. Lenard Boyer, of Mitchell, died at 3:20 p.m. at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Catrelle Two Bulls, 25, of Mitchell, failed to appear in court for an unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, charge; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a bench warrant for her arrest; she showed up to court two hours later and pleaded not guilty to the charge; Bjorkman withdrew the bench warrant with a warning he wouldn't do it again. • Kelsea McNeely, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, metham