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ETHAN — Joe and Helen Puetz, Ethan, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 40946 262nd St., Ethan, S.D. 57334.
MOUNT VERNON — The family of Eugene and Mary Fristad, Mount Vernon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at First Lutheran Church, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their family and the couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 24526 396th Ave., Mount Vernon, S.D. 57363.
LETCHER — After hours of searching, authorities found a 47-year-old Mitchell man dead near his parent's home late Friday afternoon near Letcher. Officials began the search at approximately 10 a.m. Friday morning after he went missing from his parent's home around midnight, according to Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley. The 47-year-old's body was found by the search team in the trees near the rural Letcher residence, Fridley said. Along with the Sanborn County Sheriff's Office, the Letcher Fire Department and Mitchell Search and Rescue aided in the search for the man.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Avon RACHEL'S CHALLENGE TO AVON: More than 100 people attended a Monday program in Avon focused on bullying of school-aged children. The program, called "Rachel's Challenge" was presented at Avon High School several times throughout the day and parents were invited to an evening presentation. The uncle of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine Massacre in 1999, was the speaker.
Three Mitchell residents and one Woonsocket man were arrested for allegedly stealing a total of seven firearms in Davison County from Nov. 4 to Nov. 14.
Due to the winter weather, the first day of the George McGovern Forensics Tournament has been cancelled. According to Ron Grimsley, the Mitchell speech and debate coach, Saturday's events will still be held. The speech and debate event, which was scheduled for today and Saturday, features 450 entries from schools across the state. Saturday events will start at 9 a.m. and last until approximately 5 p.m. with the awards presentation.
The city of Mitchell declared a snow emergency Friday morning, barring all parking on emergency routes. The city ordered all vehicles be cleared from emergency routes by 6:30 a.m. If the vehicles are not removed, they will be subject to a ticket and towing. The ban will remain in effect until the storm has concluded and the streets are plowed, according to an alert issued by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety on Friday morning. A list of emergency routes can by found on the city's website at
WINNER — Two Winner men were ordered to pay $1,200 but were given no jail time for removing hay bales from land owned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Jeremy Schroeder and Kirby Kartak, both 37, were ordered to pay $600 jointly and severally — which means one could pay more than the other or it could be split equally — as restitution to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for criminal trespass, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas • Tianna Allman, 29, of Rapid City, admitted to violating probation by using methamphetamine. Allman was placed on probation for three years and was ordered to complete a treatment program. She will remain in jail until she is admitted to the program. Allman was originally placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine.
Firefighters responded to a fire call at a Mitchell home Wednesday night, where they discovered a light amount of smoke caused by a furnace. At approximately 8:40 p.m., Mitchell firefighters were dispatched to 517 W. 10th Ave., where smoke alarms had activated. The residents were outside the home, and upon further inspection, the fire crew discovered a light haze in the basement caused by a malfunctioning furnace, according to Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris.