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Calli Galbraith, Ideal, and Katelyn Kenzy, Burke, graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., on May 10 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
First Dakota National Bank and the South Dakota Bankers Foundation have teamed up to award $1,000 FirstChoice/SDBA scholarship to Rebecca Glanzer from Mitchell and Danika Pollreisz from Ethan. First Dakota agreed to match foundation funds to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college students in our local communities. One of the requirements of the SD Bankers Foundation scholarship is the recipient attend a post-secondary South Dakota institution. Glanzer plans to attend SDSU and Pollreisz plans to attend S.D.
Dakota State University, Madison, held spring commencement ceremonies on May 10 at the DSU Fieldhouse. These area students were granted degrees: Emery:Kelly Determan; Freeman: Keith Andersen, Richard Friesen; Lake Andes: Travis Park: Mitchell: Maggie Olverson, with honor; Montrose: Chelsea Anderson, cum laude; Erin Binder; Parkston: Tessa Kost; Reliance: Daryl Bunker, cum laude; Salem: Dale Buck, Darin Schroeder; Stickney: Tyler Hennagir; Tripp: Zachary Fuerst.
The Wonder Workers CFEL met at 9:30 a.m. on May 14 at the Congregational Church to donate and help bag supplies for the Helping Hand Pantry project. At noon, lunch was served by Kaye K., hostess. The flag pledges and CFEL creed were recited. Eight members answered roll call with their plans for gardening this year. Old business: Ruby P. reminded us we will help enter the open class exhibits at the Davison County 4-H Achievement Days July 29. A letter was read from Louise M. thanking us for helping with the April Area VI meeting. Skip Day for June was discussed.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, held its 169th commencement ceremony on May 15. These area students were awarded degrees: Minda Carpenter, Mitchell; Kirk Ehlke, Howard; Jerald Farke, Armour; Lance Nolz, Mitchell; Bryce Soulek, Lake Andes; Chad Westendorf, Geddes.
Randy and Fauna Kappenman, Mitchell, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Bittner Community Room, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their family, and the couple request no gifts.
Katherine Lazenby, daughter of Carol and David Lazenby, Mitchell, was recognized at the Honors Convocation held in Smith Chapel on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, on April 24. Lazenby received the Doft Science Honor Award given to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the natural sciences.
Krista Evenson and Tyler Moore announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Terry and Gail Evenson, Willow Lake; and Gordon and Trish Moore, Artesian. Krista is a 2004 graduate of Willow Lake High School and a 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, with a degree in early childhood education. She received her master of science degree in curriculum and instruction in 2011 from Black Hills State University, Spearfish.
Jim and Ione Klinger, Mitchell, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their children. Greetings may be sent to 1621 Westview Drive, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
MacKenzie Mertz, Chamberlain, received her doctor of osteopoathic medicine degree on May 24, at the Hy-Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. She is the daughter of Tim and Julie Mertz, Chamberlain.