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Sylvan DeVries, Centerville, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 18. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 500 Garfield Ave., Centerville, S.D. 57014.
Phyllis Brookbank, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Dec. 21. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 500 N. Langdon, Apt. 101. Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A farewell open house will be held for Rollie and Ella Loon from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 16, at Wesley Acres, Mitchell. The couple is moving after many years in Mitchell.
Paul Plagmann, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 20. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1700 Country Drive, #1, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Gail Mueller, Mitchell, will celebrate her 70th birthday at an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18, at the First Lutheran Church Family Life Center, Mitchell. Her birthday is Dec. 19. Greetings may be sent to 99 South Harmon Drive, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
BRIDGEWATER — Lorraine Tusha, Bridgewater, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Dec. 18. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 43354 260th St., Bridgewater, S.D. 57319.
CORSICA — An early-morning fire Tuesday left a Corsica home uninhabitable. The Corsica Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 12:44 a.m. on East Sixth Street in town, and officials were on scene for an hour and a half battling a blaze that left "extensive damage" to the structure, according to Fire Chief Dick Brink. The cause of the fire is unknown, Brink said, and officials are unsure where the blaze originated. Brink said he does not believe officials will investigate the fire additionally, as it did not appear foul play was a factor.
A woman who drove over a man with her vehicle in Mitchell was sentenced to six years in prison. Roberta Woodside, 38, of Mitchell, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, six suspended, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony. She was also sentenced to five years in prison, all suspended, for ingestion of methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony. Woodside pleaded guilty to the charges on Oct. 4. The assault charge stems from a Feb. 24 incident in which she drove over Joseph Vasquez twice with a vehicle near the Davison County Jail.
Three women were injured on Interstate 90 near Mitchell when the vehicle they were in crashed into a snow plow. A 19-year-old woman driving a 2007 Toyota Rav4 was traveling westbound at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 90, two miles east of Mitchell, when she crashed into a snow plow clearing snow from the westbound passing lane, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
KAYLOR — Firefighters extinguished a small blaze that damaged a one-story house Saturday in Kaylor. The Scotland Fire Department responded to a house fire at about noon on Saturday in Kaylor, a town of approximately 50 people about 7 miles northwest of Scotland. The fire damaged a small section of siding on the house's exterior but caused what appeared to be less than $1,000 in damage, according to Scotland Fire Chief Mike Mehrer.