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An Ethan woman suffered minor injuries from a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Mitchell. Linda Bassett, 56, was traveling south in a 1993 Ford Explorer when she was struck at the intersection of Cabela Drive and South Rowley Street by a 2010 Lincoln, driven by a 15-year-old from Stickney, according to Officer Paul Wilson of the Mitchell Police Department. The Stickney teenager hit Bassett, catching the front edge of her explorer. This left Bassett "pinched in her car," Wilson said. Bassett was not wearing a seat belt.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Jerauld County has enacted a burn ban after two fires near Wessington Springs in two days. At about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Jerauld County Sheriff's Office announced on its Facebook page the Jerauld County Commission approved an immediate burn ban. At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 13 Wessington Springs firefighters responded to a wheat-stubble fire about 10 miles northwest of town, said Fire Chief Jim Vavra. The roughly seven-acre blaze was started by a baler, which was deemed a total loss. The blaze was extinguished in about 90 minutes.
FORESTBURG — Police continue an investigation after a stolen car from Huron was found unattended in the James River north of Forestburg. At about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the South Dakota Highway Patrol was called regarding a 2016 Nissan Altima that was tipped on its passenger side and resting in the James River near the intersection of 406th Avenue and 225th Street, about seven miles north of Forestburg, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. A Highway Patrol trooper waded into the water and found no one in or around the vehicle.
Bill Mayer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 75th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Sportsman's Club, Mitchell. The event is hosted by his children. Greetings may be sent to 608 S. Duff St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
BERTHOUD, Colo—Lovella Buntrock, Berthoud, Colorado, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, July 22. She and her family will be gathering at Estes Park, Colo. Greetings may be sent to 614. W. County Road 10E, Berthoud, Colo., 80513.
A girl, Addison Marie Rokusek, was born on May 15, 2016, to Brant and Megan Rokusek, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins a brother, Trey. Grandparents are Tony and Connie Geist, Mitchell; and the late Diane Rokusek.
PLANKINTON — Delores Guindon Schoenfelder, Plankinton, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Plank Inn, Plankinton. The event is hosted by her family and she requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 515, Plankinton, S.D., 57368.
TRIPP — Mel and Belva Mikuska, Tripp, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, July 27. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 302 N. Main St., Tripp, S.D., 57376.
Sara Schultz and Timothy Steckel announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dan and Diane Schultz, DeSmet, and Bob and Rita Steckel, Letcher. Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Dakota State University, Madison. She is a teacher at Mitchell Middle School. Tim is a 2009 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute. He works for Sanborn County and farms. A Nov. 25 wedding is planned at Holy Family, Mitchell.
Scott and Jule Bullington, Brookings, announce the engagement of their daughter, Larissa, to Jared Ripp, son of Dave and Donna Ripp, Dimock. Larissa is a graduate of Mount Marty College, Yankton. She is a radiologic technologist in Hendricks, Minnesota. Jared is a graduate of Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown. He is a diesel mechanic at Scott's Supply, Mitchell. A Sept. 30 wedding is planned in Brookings.