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Edna Heisinger, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, April 8. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1820 N. Wisconsin St., No. E3, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
The Dakota Wesleyan student population recently voted for their student body leaders for 2014-15 Student Association Senate. These students were chosen to serve in the following positions: president: Christian Doyle, Jackson, Wyo.; vice president: Austin Lopour, Fort Pierre; treasurer: Katie Johnson, Mead, Neb.; junior class president: Dylan Lynde, Canistota; sophomore class president: Ariana Arampatzis, Aberdeen; Student Activities Board chairwoman: Katherine Lindow, Green Bay, Wis.; Student Ministry Council chairman: Andrew DeVaney, Sioux Falls; Student athletic representative-at-large: Apr
The local chapter of the Forty and Eight awarded the Nursing Training Scholarship to Dakota Wesleyan University nursing student Briana Jung recently at the Mitchell American Legion. Hugh Holmes, Chef de Gare (local commander) of Voiture 481 (local chapter), awarded the $500 scholarship to Jung, a junior nursing student at DWU from Warner. The Forty and Eight, also known as La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux, is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of U.S. veterans, first established in 1920 by 16 members of the American Legion Post 297 in Philadelphia.
Joe Hurt, Mitchell, student at Minnesota West Community Technical College, Canby, Minn., campus, recently participated in the SkillsUSA Minnesota State Leadership and Skills Conference., Bloomington, Minn. Hurt is a student in the diesel technology program.
Emily Jungemann and Cody Stahl announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Russell and Janet Jungemann, Wolsey; and Kenny and Anne Stahl, Bridgewater. Emily is a 2012 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. She is a student at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa. Cody is a 2012 graduate of SDSU and is an AI technician for Genex and farms with his father. An Aug. 2 wedding is planned in Wolsey.
PARKSTON -- Ken and Rose Walz, Parkston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Pony Creek, Parkston, Their anniversary date is April 11. Their family will host the event. Greetings may be sent to 304 W. Douglas St., Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Gerald and Julie Miiller, Mitchell, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday, April 10. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 338, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Melissa Temple and Matthew Nedved announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Brian and Ann Temple, Mitchell; and John and Kathy Nedved, Brandon. Melissa is a 2012 graduate from South Dakota State University, Brookings, and now teaches math at Mitchell High School. Matt is a 2013 graduate of SDSU, and is serving in the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. The couple will be stationed at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs in the fall. A June 14 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
BRIDGEWATER -- Naomi Hofer, Bridgewater, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Thursday, April 10. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 301 Juniper St., Box 331, Bridgewater, S.D., 57319.
Question: I always thought South Dakota mostly used sand on roads during the winter to treat state highways and interstates, but it seems like more salt is being used now. When did that change, and how does the state decide when and where to use salt? Is there any idea of how much salt the state uses or why salt has become more prominent in treating roads? Answer: "The SDDOT has been using salt for many years," said Greg Fuller, director of operations for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. "In the past, the department used a mixture of salt and sand to treat our state highways.