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Carly Jenks and Aaron Willis announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Don and Marla Jenks, Tripp; and John and Darla Willis, Parkston. Carly is a 2004 graduate of Tripp-Delmont High School and a 2007 graduate of Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls. She is a pharmacy technician at Lewis Family Drug, Mitchell. Aaron is a 2005 graduate of Mitchell High School. He is employed by the City of Mitchell. A July 16 wedding is planned.
Jack and Eileen Toman, Mitchell, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 8. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 24846 414th Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
PARKSTON — Laverna Mueller will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, May 4. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 400 W. Fir, No. 608, c/o Avera Assisted Living, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Greta Grosdidier, Mitchell, will celebrate her 82nd birthday on Thursday, May 5. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 709 E. Hanson St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
SCOTLAND — Ruth Baltzer, Scotland, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, May 8. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Good Samaritan Center, 130 Sixth St., Scotland, S.D., 57059.
EMERY — Elroy Huber, Emery, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Tuesday, May 3. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 305, Emery, S.D., 57332.
Mitchell police closed East 10th Avenue Friday while investigating two juveniles believed to be armed with handguns. The street was closed from 3:44 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. while detaining two male juveniles, age 16 and 17. The two were taken into custody without incident and the area has been declared safe. An investigation is ongoing.
Q: When will the fishing pier at Lake Mitchell on West Harmon Drive be moved back into place for the summer? A: The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is waiting for a warm and calm day to install the city's user-friendly dock. Park Supervisor Steve Roth said the wooden fishing pier is moved into Franks Bay every winter to avoid damage from heavy ice sheets that thaw and break loose in the spring.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for April 21 through April 27. 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: Marvin Lee Lafferty, Chapter 7; John Cameron Prescott III, Chapter 7.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman EMS OPEN HOUSE HELD: On Sunday, Freeman's first responders got a chance to show off new equipment, but it wasn't an emergency. Rather, it was an open house at the Emergency Services building. Emergency response vehicles were available for people to view, including the two newest vehicles: an ambulance and a fire truck pumper.