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Marti VanDenHoek and Tom Bannwarth announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark and Louise VanDenHoek, Mitchell; and Jim Bannwarth, Fulton and the late Sue Bannwarth. Marti is an agency office specialist at Hard Drive Central, Mitchell. Tom is owner/operator for Bannwarth Farms and Trucking. A March 6 wedding is planned.
Jamie Cross and Eric Deutsch announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kim and Jim Cross, Woonsocket; and Terry and Cheryl Deutsch, Sisseton. Jamie is a graduate of Southeast Technical School in surgical technology. She is an ophthalmic/surgical tech for Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology, Mitchell. Eric is a graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, with a degree in animal science. He is a livestock nutritionist for CHS. A June 6 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church, Mitchell.
Isabel Villarreal and Justin Stahl announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Martin and Josefa Villarreal, Midland, Texas; and Ronald and Carla Stahl, Bridgewater. Isabel is a graduate of the Institute of Hair Design in Shawnee, Okla. She is employed at "The Hive" in Ada, Okla., as a stylist/barber and esthetician. Justin is a graduate of the S.D. School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. He is the senior maintenance engineer at Sooner Power Plant for Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Stillwater, Okla. A March 14 wedding is planned at Eureka Springs, Ark.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Feb. 19 through Feb. 25. 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).
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Winner FANNING TO RETIRE FROM SDSU EXTENSION: Bob Fanning, who has worked for South Dakota State University Extension for the last 27 years in south central part of the state, will retire next week. Fanning is leaving to become a sales agronomist in March for Country Pride Co-Op in Winner. Originally from North Dakota and a graduate from North Dakota State University, Fanning moved to Lyman County in 1988 to be an extension agent, a job he held until 2011, when he took a job as a plant pathology spe
A Mitchell woman is accused of aggravated assault after allegedly using her vehicle in an attempt to run a pedestrian over. Ada Morales, 45, was recharged by indictment on Feb. 20 with aggravated assault, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to court documents, Morales and the man she allegedly tried to run over have a son together and had an argument around 5 a.m. on Jan. 1. After the man left Morales' home, Morales followed him in her vehicle.
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The United State's Department of Agriculture's long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn.
A man and woman from Montana were stopped for speeding along Interstate 90 near Mitchell in late January, and later arrested for possessing a controlled substance. Jason Skala, 27, and Sarah Littlefield, 28, both of Bozeman, Mont., were traveling through Davison County going 80 mph in a 75. Trooper John Lord stopped the vehicle and noticed Skala to be fidgety and nervous, according to court documents. While Skala was in Lord's patrol car, Lord visited with Littlefield who was in the couple's vehicle -- she was also nervous. Littlefield told Lord there was marijuana in the car.
A Mitchell woman suffered a seizure around 11 a.m. Thursday while driving on Burr Street in Mitchell. She then struck two vehicles. Rayanna Schulz, 31, was driving north on Burr Street near the Interstate 90 exit when her vehicle struck another next to her, said Mitchell Police Officer Dan Kopfmann. The vehicle was driven by Dahjrick Clark, 21, of Mitchell. He and his passenger were not injured. Schulz's vehicle then veered across the intersection and struck another vehicle, driven by David Straight, 30, of Mitchell.
A North Carolina man was arrested in early February for allegedly possessing more than 10 pounds of marijuana and had an intent to distribute the drug. Jonathan Easterlin, 35, of Bloomington, N.C., was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. Court documents state Highway Patrol Trooper John Lord was going to give Easterlin a warning for speeding, but noticed Easterlin was visibly shaking and increasingly nervous.