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Aside from the local races and high-profile candidate races, voters in Tuesday's election will also be deciding on three ballot measures and several state officers. Here are profiles of candidates in six state races, and explanations of three ballot measures. These races and measures will be on every ballot in South Dakota. Treasurer • Denny Pierson, Democrat Party, is a 69-year-old retired insurance agent and teacher living in Sioux Falls who previously lived in Mitchell. He served in the state Legislature from 1979 to 1982 and again from 1993 to 1994.
The person who bought a $1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Mitchell still hasn't come forward. Kelly Thompson, director of advertising and public relations for South Dakota State Lottery, told The Daily Republic on Friday that no one has presented a ticket or claimed to have won the prize. Thompson said earlier this week that a convenience store in Mitchell sold the winning ticket, but she would not give further details. The winning numbers came from the Oct. 25 drawing. They are 6, 10, 51, 54, 57, and the Powerball is 12.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Scrambled eggs with diced ham, tri-tator, fruitable juice, peaches, cinnamon toast, milk. Tuesday — Nachos, Spanish rice, refried beans, applesauce, milk. Wednesday — Chicken wrap with lettuce and cheese; corn, grapes, milk. Thursday — Chicken patty, broccoli, mandarin oranges, milk. Friday — Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara, pretzels, carrots, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Joyce Smetana, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, Nov. 7. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin, Mitchell, S.D., 57301
CHAMBERLAIN — Dalton "Tony" Trusty, Chamberlain, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 2. He celebrated in October at Cedar Shore with his family. Greetings may be sent to 208 Sioux Drive, Chamberlain, S.D., 57325.
Army Pvt. Christopher Holland graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Shawn T. Holland, Mitchell, and a 2014 graduate of Mitchell High School.
Roger DeRouchey, of Alexandria, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. DeRouchey, a Hoven native, was a farm business management instructor with Mitchell Technical Institute, and is now a business banker with Plains Commerce Bank in Mitchell. This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
Davison County's voters today will have a lot of choices to make. Today, voters will choose a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, a governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor, state treasurer, commissioner of school and public lands, public utilities commission, District 20 senator, District 20 representative and Davison County auditor. Voters will also choose whether to retain three S.D.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Elgina Callahan, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; a jury trial is set for February; Judge Tim Bjorkman approved a personal recognizance bond. • Micah Barber, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault against his girlfriend in May; Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled a jury trial for February. • Thomas Sessions, 47, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation on a thir
BIG HERO 6 Walt Disney's new animated family comedy is about the adventures of a robot and his inventor. With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius — thanks to his brilliant brother and their like-minded friends: the adrenaline junkie, Go Go Tamago; the neatnik, Wasabi; chemistry whiz, Honey Lemon; and fanboy, Fred.