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HOVEN -- Family, friends and colleagues said their last farewell Friday morning to Jay Duenwald, a tall, strong farmer who gave 40 years of his life to protecting unborn children and along the way became one of South Dakota's foremost opponents of legalized abortion. Duenwald, age 76, died Aug. 31. He was known for his refusal to accept no for an answer when he wanted something important, but his will couldn't overcome the Parkinson's disease that forced him into a wheelchair in his final years and ultimately took his life.
The Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation announces a partnership with the Mitchell Aquatic Club for the second annual Reverse Raffle to be held Oct. 22. The event will be sponsored and hosted by First Dakota National Bank in conjunction with a Chamber of Commerce "'Mix and Mingle" from 5 to 7 p.m. If 500 tickets can be sold, the Mitchell Aquatic Club will be able to purchase new timing equipment and the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation will meet its fundraising campaign goal and earn a $50,000 matching grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation.
The master of business administration—strategic leadership program at Dakota Wesleyan University is now an educational member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. This is the first step toward accreditation for both the undergraduate and graduate programs, said Dr. Monty Bohrer, associate professor of business administration and economics at DWU.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule woman recently pleaded guilty to assault. Monica Quilt, 41, appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno and pleaded guilty to assault by striking, beating and wounding. The maximum penalty is one year in prison, a $100,000 fine or both, one year of supervised release, an additional year of supervised release upon revocation, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
A look at news around the region, reported by weekly newspapers: PARKSTON UNPAID LUNCHES ADD UP: At a July 17 meeting, the Parkston school board continued to try and find a solution to the past-due school lunch accounts. The board approved a transfer of $30,000 to cover the shortfall in the lunch fund. More than $6,400 of that was from accounts that were unpaid. The board also raised lunch prices to help cut the expected deficit for the current year.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Aug. 29 through Sept. 4. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Nathan Wayne Bettmann, Chapter 7.
The prairie pothole region of the eastern Dakotas is losing wetlands at a rate up to 15,000 acres a year, according to research that raises questions about the impacts of expanded row-crop production on wildlife and water quality.
The desire to connect with the great outdoors drove Washington homeowners Janis Goodman and Dennis Weller to buy a weekend getaway in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. "I wanted a place in the landscape that would serve as a source of research for my paintings," says Goodman, an artist known for abstract scenes of nature.
Images from the scene of a Thursday afternoon accident at Seventh Avenue and Capital Street in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)