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Last names starting with T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z or with a decal that expires in November 2016 will need to renew their license tabs By Wednesday, Nov. 30. Decals can be renewed at the Davison County Treasurer's office, the self-service terminal located in County Fair or at www.sdcars.org . Please bring your driver's license, state issued ID, Social Security number of FEI"N. License decals can be renewed 90 days prior to expiration. You may bring your old plates to the Treasurer's office for recycling.
The state's Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of a woman charged with kidnapping and murdering a teenage girl. On Wednesday, the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence of Maricela Diaz, 22, of Mitchell, who was sentenced to 80 years in prison for first-degree murder and 50 years for felony murder kidnapping, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.
STICKNEY — Thirty pigs died in a hog barn fire Friday night near Stickney, officials say. At approximately 10:19 p.m., the Stickney Fire Department responded to a fire three miles east of Stickney, according to Fire Chief Jeff Sauvage. When the fire department arrived, Sauvage said, the barn was "totally engulfed." The barn next to the hog barn was saved, Sauvage said, and nobody was hurt. With a total of 14 firefighters and five trucks, Sauvage said the department was at the fire for approximately two hours. Sauvage did not know the cause of the fire.
SALEM — A McCook County family was displaced after returning home Saturday night to find their home completely engulfed in flames. No one was hurt in the fire, but Salem Fire Chief Nathan Olinger said the home is no longer habitable. The cause of the fire is unknown. The 108-year-old home, located north of Salem at 24547 442nd Ave., belongs to a Brett Driscoll, according to Olinger.
ETHAN — Robert and Linda Henglefelt, Ethan, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 26. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 26692 411th Ave., Ethan, S.D. 57334.
Irma Graves, Sturgis, formerly of Mitchell and Ethan, will celebrate her 101st birthday with a celebration at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Sturgis Regional Senior Care. Her birthday is Nov. 21. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Sturgis Regional Senior Care, 949 Harmon St., Sturgis, S.D. 57785.
AVON — Willis and Marge DeJong, Avon, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Community Center, Springfield. They were married on Nov. 27. The event is hosted by their children and the couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 40452 313th St., Avon, S.D. 57315.
Frank and Mary Baker, Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 24. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 40518 254th St., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
WHITE LAKE — Ann McLaughlin, White Lake, will celebrate her 86th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 20. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Avera-Brule Nursing Home, 408 S. Johnston St., White Lake, S.D. 57383.
Lucille Hettinger, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, Nov. 25. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 500 S. Ohlman, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.