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YANKTON -- Mount Marty College nursing students were inducted into the Upsilon Iota Chapter of the Honor Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, on March 2 at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion on the Avera Sacred Heart Campus. Area BSN student inductees are: Gina Ludens, Springfield; and Courtney Miller, Mitchell. An area MSN student inductee is Kim Haines, Alexandria.
PIERRE — The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program is currently seeking volunteers for all aspects of the SHIINE program. SHIINE will be holding orientation webinars...
PIERRE — South Dakota’s own Sioux Horse Effigy, an artifact from the collection of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre,...
The third annual Scavengers Journey is set for June 20-22. Participating communities on the nearly 100-mile route along old U.S. Highway 16 include Plankinton, White Lake, Kimball, Pukwana, Chamberlain, Oacoma,...
A Mitchell woman is accused of having sex with two juvenile males. Alicia Mosser, 18, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree rape, which means the alleged victims were between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victims. Mosser was arrested on March 26 for the charges. She admitted in a recorded police interview that she had consensual sex with two boys, according to court documents.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Jury selection concluded Thursday in the trial of a Gann Valley woman. Donika Gonzales, 23, is accused of beating a 4-year-old child to death in February 2013. Attorneys will begin the trial with opening statements this morning at the Brule County Courthouse. Although the crime occurred in Buffalo County, the trial was moved to Brule County for space reasons. The trial is scheduled to run through April 11.
FORT THOMPSON -- A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Patrick Scott Pomani, 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury in July and pleaded guilty in January. The conviction stems from Pomani failing to register as a sex offender between April 28, 2013, and July 16, 2013. Pomani was previously convicted of a sex offense in federal court, and he is required by law to register as a sex offender. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N.
Stickney High School has released the third quarter honor roll for the current school year. Students carrying six subjects are denoted by an asterisk; those carrying seven subjects are denoted by two asterisks. SUPERIOR: Jackie Dethlefsen**, Destiny Wolbrink**, Aften Pennings*, Hannah Matzner**, Sam Schumacher**. EXCELLENT: Kardell Boomsma*, Rachel Moser*, Kelsey Overweg*, Connor Pennings**, Brody Pickart*, Thomas Punt**, Terra Sauvage**, August Schumacher**, Matthew Teel*, MaKenzie Anthony*, Aaron Hargens*. GOOD: Brianna Kuyper*, Dasia Tolsma**, Ciara High**, Logan Keizer, Matthew Koch**,
The Mount Marty College Nursing Program hosted a Pledging Ceremony for its BSN Nursing Class of 2016 and Practical Nursing Class of 2014 earlier this year in the Bishop Marty Chapel. This year's BSN nursing student pledges include: Jaclyn Benac, Tyndall; Tessa Carda, Armour; Michelle Everett, Tyndall; Trisha Kaufman, Delmont; Jamie Konrad, Parkston; and Allyson Roth, Springfield. Practical nursing student pledges include: Allison Mora, Tripp; and Judy Shelby-Tech.
221 South Dakota FFA members will receive their State FFA Degree, with four of those individuals to be recognized as the State Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Ag Placement and Star in Agriscience at the 86th South Dakota State FFA Convention April 6-8 in Brookings. The state FFA degree is the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA Association.