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Becky Wieczorek and Derek McGowen were married on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Olathe Bible Church, Olathe, Kan., with the Rev. John Blackburn officiating. Parents of the couple are Les and Marilyn Wieczorek, Mount Vernon; and Randy and Tyra McGowen, Lone Jack, Mo. Maid of honor was Taylor Conant. Matron of honor was Anna Nussbaum. Bridesmaids were Alissa Hawkins, Liz Wieczorek, Amy McGowen, Kelsy McGowen and Ashley Cannon. Best man was Aaron McGowen.
Gertrude Wesseling, formerly of Stickney, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the home of Joan and Danny Harris at 27126 477th Ave., Harrisburg, S.D., 57032. Greetings may be sent to the same address. She requests no gifts.
CORSICA — Lee Beeson, Corsica, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday, April 5. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Box 114, 310 N. Dakota Ave., Corsica, S.D., 57328.
More than $4,000 in prizes were awarded to competitors at the second annual welding contest, hosted Friday by the Mitchell Technical Institute welding and manufacturing program at the Nordby Trades Center on the MTI campus. Of the 58 high school students competing from 23 schools, 30 received prizes donated by area industry supporters. Austin Burmeister, from the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls, took first place in the competition. Second went to Jacob Giebink, of Washington High School, Sioux Falls; and third to Christian Powers, of Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls.
STICKNEY — Adames Punt, Stickney, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Thursday, April 2. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 37719 263rd St., Stickney, S.D., 57375.
SCOTLAND — Tillie Knodel, Scotland, will celebrate her 107th birthday on Wednesday, April 1. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent c/o Good Samaritan Center, 130 Sixth St., Scotland, S.D., 57059.
Urban Schoenfelder, Mitchell, will celebrate his 95th birthday on Saturday, April 4. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 907 S. Minnesota St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
SPENCER — Calvin Heitzman, Spencer, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Monday, March 30. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 43013 254th St., Spencer, S.D., 57374.
A man Mitchell police were searching for Friday was located in Pipestone, Minn. Mitchell Public Safety issued alerts Friday afternoon with descriptions of a man who law enforcement was looking for. The first alert was issued at about 12:45 p.m. that the police division was looking for a 53-year-old man who was later identified as William Galloway, of Madison. He was located at about 5 p.m. Mitchell Police Division Patrol Sgt.
The annual All-State Band concert is today, and will feature Mitchell students. Mitchell High School Band Director Ryan Stahle said five MHS students were selected to participate in All-State Band, which culminates in a concert at 7 p.m. today at the Lorang Theatre at Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School. Among those students, seniors Kendra Zirpel and Sam Weller will be recognized as four-year members of the audition-only band. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at the Lorang Theatre box office, starting at 3 p.m. today.