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WOONSOCKET — Marian Andersen, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 23082 394th Ave., Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Jerry Bennett, Wessington Springs, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 22. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 601 State Ave.,Wessington Springs, S.D., 57382.
SPEARFISH—Vivian (Bradwisch) Jacobs, Spearfish, formerly of White Lake/Stickney, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1111 Crow Peak Lane, Spearfish, S.D., 57783.
PARKSTON — Darlene Mogck, Parkston, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 22. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 194, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Marcella (Kayser) Hollmann, Mitchell, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Aug. 24. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Brooklane, Room 310, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A man who allegedly eluded police and caused a three-car crash in March has failed to return to jail after a work release. Charles Vaden Reed is being listed as an escapee, according to the Davison County Sheriff's Office. He was released to work at Twin City Fan in Mitchell and did not return to jail after his shift. A press release from the sheriff's office did not specifically say when he did not return to the jail, but the news release was issued Monday morning. Reed, 35, was arrested in March for aggravated eluding and reckless driving.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Winner DISTRICT MEETS TO DISCUSS AUXILIARY GYM: The Winner School District took public input on a proposed auxiliary gym project during its Aug. 10 meeting. The school district has hired Upper Deck Architects, Inc., of Rapid City to be the architecture firm on the project. Architect Tim Cheever said the proposed gym would be built on the east side of the Armory and the two facilities would be attached.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Melissa Shepard, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession, use and distribution of marijuana. A jury trial is scheduled for December. • Nathaniel Scott, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on April 24, a class 5 felony punishable upon conviction by five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
The Davison County Veterans Service Office is hosting a veterans benefit event on Friday at the Davison County Fairgrounds in Mitchell. The event will include representatives from various state offices and agencies that will be able to provide information regarding the G.I. Bill, counseling information, health care, compensation, pension, survivor's pension and burial benefits.
A Mitchell man is accused of possession with an intent to distribute marijuana. Tyler Melmer, 20, was pulled over on July 17 after he ran a stop sign on Second Avenue in Mitchell, according to court documents. Law enforcement smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Melmer admitted to having marijuana, and the officer initiated a search of the vehicle. The search produced baggies from Melmer's pockets that contained marijuana, and a backpack containing a grinder with raw marijuana, a jar containing marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash.