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ARMOUR — Hilda Carda, Armour, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Fire Hall, Armour. The event is hosted by her children and she requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 307 S. Main, Armour, S.D., 57313.
Englebert and Dolores Puetz, Marshall, Minn, formerly of Dimock, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dimock Parish Hall, Dimock, with a celebration mass at 5 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Dimock. The event is hosted by their children. Greetings may be sent to 810 Viking Circle, Marshall, Minn., 56258.
A girl, Hannah Jo Hinker, was born on Aug. 14, 2014, to Peggy and Jeff Hinker, Forestburg, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Bob and Marie Berndt, Eagle Butte; and Roger and Pat Hinker, Forestburg.
LaVera Plagmann, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Moose Lodge, Mitchell. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 200 E. 15th Ave., Apt. 151, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • David Muth, 41, of Mitchell, maintained his not guilty plea with his attorney Dick Casey present; Muth is accused of attempted possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction; he signed a waiver to a speedy trial and Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled trial for December. • Israel Torres, 51, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of distribution of a control
A Mitchell man is accused of third-degree burglary for cutting a lock off a storage unit in Mitchell. John Ridgeway, 51, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On Aug. 17, a Mitchell police officer saw Ridgeway near the storage unit on East Juniper. Ridgeway said he has a storage unit there and went to get dog food for his dogs from his own unit.
A Mitchell man is accused of abuse or cruelty to a minor for spanking his child with a belt. Randall Kelly, 41, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to court documents, Kelly spanked his child's buttocks four to six times with his belt after the child threw a tantrum while Kelly was trying to sleep. Law enforcement documented the child's injuries, which did not constitute aggravated assault. The child had several raised, red welts.
A Rapid City man is accused of fourth degree rape for having sex with a girl in Mitchell. Sean Mutziger, 19, has a warrant out for his arrest for fourth degree rape, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. He is accused of having sex with the victim in October when he was 18. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.