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Versal Brown, Mitchell, will celebrate her 101st birthday today, Dec. 20. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 500 N. Langdon, Apt. 104, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Ron and Aletha Koch, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Moose Lodge, Mitchell. Greetings may be sent to 2704 Mentzer Court, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Ann Konechne and Corey Krautkremer were married on July 19, 2014, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, New Prague, Minn., with the Rev. Dave Barrett officiating. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Diane Konechne, Mitchell; and Ronny and Kathy Krautkremer, New Prague. Beth Weinmeister was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sonia Konechne, Kalie Krautkremer and Shawn Murphy. Todd Krenik was best man.
STURGIS -- Kenneth and Mardella Maakestad, Sturgis, formerly of this area, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Best Western/Caddy's Bar and Grill, Sturgis. They were married on Dec. 24, 1944. The event is hosted by their seven children. Greetings may be sent to 2314 South Fulton, Sturgis, S.D., 57785.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Christmas vacation. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Christmas vacation. MITCHELL SENIOR MEALS Monday — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, steamed mixed vegetable, applesauce. Tuesday — Tater tot casserole, whole wheat dinner roll, steamed squash, banana. Wednesday — Christmas Eve, no meals. Thursday — Christmas Day, no meals. Friday — No Senior Meals. MITCHELL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Monday — ELC only: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, steamed mixed vegetables, applesauce. Tuesday — E
The Corn Palace Shrine Club and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge will host the 14th annual Community Christmas Day Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Thursday, Christmas, at the Masonic Lodge, Mitchell. The meal will be a traditional meal of turkey, ham, mashed potato, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn, dinner roll, cranberry sauce, dessert, coffee and hot apple cider. For information call Troy Magnuson at 770-5731 or Shorty Hofer at 996-8779. On Christmas morning calls can be made to the Lodge at 996-4724.
CenturyLink, Inc., in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education, is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. Teachers in CenturyLink's local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement can still apply for a CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant through Jan. 2. Full-time pre-K through 12th-grade classroom teachers in public or private schools in CenturyLink residential service areas are eligible to apply.
Authorities confirmed a local youth died in an accident Monday afternoon in rural Aurora County. Aurora County Deputy Roman Briggs said the incident is still under investigation, but believes the male, whose name he declined to provide because he is a juvenile, was on a piece of farmland in between Corsica and Stickney around 4:15 p.m. Monday, when a large panel fell on him. Briggs declined to provide further details, pending the investigation. Corsica Ambulance, Stickney first responders, Aurora County Sheriff's Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department all responded.
SPENCER — A semi pulling two grain trailers went in the ditch Tuesday night, causing one of the trailers to tip on its side and forcing law enforcement to temporarily close the road. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on State Highway 25 between 248th and 249th Streets in northern Hanson County, about 7 miles northwest of Spencer. There were no injuries reported. The semi ended up in the west ditch of the road, while the rear grain trailer was tipped on its side.
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