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A Mitchell home sustained minor damage in a Saturday afternoon fire. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Mitchell firefighters were called to 414 E. 7th Ave. to put out a fire that started inside a wooden spool — typically used to hold electrical wire — and spread to a porch connected to a 1 1/2 floor house, according to the Mitchell Fire Division.
From tractor repair to tax increment financing, the Davison County Commission has a full slate of discussion topics primed for Tuesday's meeting. The five-person board will meet for a second consecutive week to review a potential purchase for the Highway Department, a wage increase within the Department of Equalization and host an executive session with Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink. The meeting is expected to last nearly three hours and will be held at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices on 1420 N. Main St. Other business
Christine Short and Brad Weigandt were married on Saturday, June 18, at Carnton Plantation, Franklin, Tenn. Parents of the couple are Larry and Dorothy Weigandt, of Mitchell; and Jim and Rita Sort. Brad is the owner of the Title Boxing Club West Des Moines, serves in the Iowa Army National Guard. He is a human resources manager at Lowe's. Christine is a licensed veterinary technician and is an inside sales representative at Midwest Veterinary Supply. The couple lives in Des Moines.
Jerry and Emagene Merkle, Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 19. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 3927 SE Hwy. 40, Topeka, Kan., 66607.
PARKSTON — Dale and Terri Bitterman, Parkston, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Hope Lutheran Church, Delmont. The event is hosted by their family, and the couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 501 W. Sycamore St., Parkston, S.D. 57366.
Terry and Doreen Weeldreyer, Parker, and Dan and Marlene Hargreaves, Stickney, announce the engagement of their daughter and son, Jenni Weeldreyer and Aaron Hargreaves. The wedding will be in Chancellor. The couple will live in Stickney, farming and working at Good Samaritan in Corsica.
Alvin and Devona Nolz, Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 17. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin, Apt. 242, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman BOARD TAKES FIRST STEP IN SEARCH OF SUPERINTENDENT: The Freeman Public School Board will work closely with the Associated School Boards of South Dakota as the local district begins searching to replace outgoing superintendent Don Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The action came after hearing a proposal from Randall Royer, leadership development director with the ASBSD.
LAKE ANDES — No one was hurt after a city-owned dump truck caught on fire earlier this week in Lake Andes. On Tuesday, at approximately 6:11 p.m., the Lake Andes Fire Department responded to a dump truck fire at the city rubble pile, according to Fire Chief Rod Bergen. Bergen said the dump truck was backing up to where a burn pile was located and as it was dumping the contents of the truck, it backed over part of the pile, re-igniting it.. The tree branches that were in the back of the truck caught fire, which then caused the truck's tires to also catch fire.
JONES COUNTY — Two Minnesotans and three Californians were charged with transporting almost 60 pounds of marijuana through central South Dakota in September.