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Virginia McDaniel, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, July 17. Her children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 305 S. Mentzer St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Amy Briggs and Nick Flowers were married on Jan. 18, 2016, at an oceanfront ceremony at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Shirlee Briggs, Groton; and Tony and Mary Flowers; and Joyce Berg, all of Mitchell. Maid of honor was Jenna Christy. Bridesmaids were Brittani Moncur, Michelle Christensen, Michele Latham and Emily Karlstad. Best man was Tim Hento. Groomsmen were Matt Holzwarth, Josh Vanderloo, Greg Schnt and John Karstad. A reception was held at BB's Pub and Grill, Sioux Falls, on March 5, 2016.
SCOTLAND — Bonnie Losing, Scotland, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Westwinds, Scotland. The event is hosted by her children.
Tracy Whitt and Craig Henglefelt announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Cindy Whitt, Scotland and the late Bob Whitt; and Glen and Beth Henglefelt, Alexandria. Tracy is a 2008 graduate of Scotland High School and is pursuing her teaching degree through the University of Phoenix. She works for the Hanson School District. Craig is a 2009 graduate of Hanson High School, Alexandria, and attended Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. He is employed with Scott's Supply in Mitchell. A July 30 wedding is planned at Hitchcock Park, Mitchell.
HURON—A Hawaii woman suffered minor injuries Tuesday in the emergency landing of a small plane near Huron. Bruce Mayes, of Hawaii, was forced to conduct an emergency landing after experiencing engine troubles shortly after takeoff, according to Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem. Solem said Mayes was unharmed, but his wife, whose name authorities declined to release, sustained a cut to the head in the landing. Solem said Mayes and his wife had touched down in Huron to refuel during a trip from Hawaii to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when Mayes experienced engine trouble.
Mitchell Technical Institute was named the second-best community college in the United States on Tuesday. In the third annual study conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, MTI was ranked second in a list of the top 25 community colleges. Last year, MTI was fourth. Individual attention and affordability were two aspects that set MTI apart from other colleges. MTI boasts a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1 and about 95 percent of its students have access to some form of financial aid.
SALEM — A Pennsylvania man pleaded not guilty last week to charges stemming from an alleged robbery of a Salem pharmacy. Kyle Hurden, 26, Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania, who now has a Salem address, pleaded not guilty on July 11 to third-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, grand theft and misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance, court documents state.
The following cases were among those heard Friday during a special circuit court session scheduled for sentencing hearings at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. • Randy Larrimore, 44, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in prison, with credit for 94 days served, for violating probation by possessing alcohol and using methamphetamine. Larrimore was originally sentenced for grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 and first-offense DUI.
BRIDGEWATER — A granary near Bridgewater was destroyed Monday after sparks from a garbage fire ignited inside the building. About 20 firefighters from Bridgewater and Emery responded to a fire call around noon Monday and found a 30-foot tall granary engulfed in flames about one mile north of Bridgewater, according to the Bridgewater Fire Department. The granary, owned by Gerald Wollman, and the estimated 800 bushels of soybeans inside caught flame when sparks from a garbage fire blew into the structure.
ETHAN — Officials on Tuesday morning released the name of a woman who died in a one-vehicle rollover crash over the weekend. Cassandra Wherley, 25, of Ethan, was the only...