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PLANKINTON — Delores Guindon Schoenfelder, Plankinton, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Plank Inn, Plankinton. The event is hosted by her family and she requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 515, Plankinton, S.D., 57368.
TRIPP — Mel and Belva Mikuska, Tripp, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, July 27. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 302 N. Main St., Tripp, S.D., 57376.
Sara Schultz and Timothy Steckel announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dan and Diane Schultz, DeSmet, and Bob and Rita Steckel, Letcher. Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Dakota State University, Madison. She is a teacher at Mitchell Middle School. Tim is a 2009 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute. He works for Sanborn County and farms. A Nov. 25 wedding is planned at Holy Family, Mitchell.
Scott and Jule Bullington, Brookings, announce the engagement of their daughter, Larissa, to Jared Ripp, son of Dave and Donna Ripp, Dimock. Larissa is a graduate of Mount Marty College, Yankton. She is a radiologic technologist in Hendricks, Minnesota. Jared is a graduate of Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown. He is a diesel mechanic at Scott's Supply, Mitchell. A Sept. 30 wedding is planned in Brookings.
Virginia McDaniel, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, July 17. Her children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 305 S. Mentzer St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Amy Briggs and Nick Flowers were married on Jan. 18, 2016, at an oceanfront ceremony at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Shirlee Briggs, Groton; and Tony and Mary Flowers; and Joyce Berg, all of Mitchell. Maid of honor was Jenna Christy. Bridesmaids were Brittani Moncur, Michelle Christensen, Michele Latham and Emily Karlstad. Best man was Tim Hento. Groomsmen were Matt Holzwarth, Josh Vanderloo, Greg Schnt and John Karstad. A reception was held at BB's Pub and Grill, Sioux Falls, on March 5, 2016.
Tracy Whitt and Craig Henglefelt announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Cindy Whitt, Scotland and the late Bob Whitt; and Glen and Beth Henglefelt, Alexandria. Tracy is a 2008 graduate of Scotland High School and is pursuing her teaching degree through the University of Phoenix. She works for the Hanson School District. Craig is a 2009 graduate of Hanson High School, Alexandria, and attended Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. He is employed with Scott's Supply in Mitchell. A July 30 wedding is planned at Hitchcock Park, Mitchell.
SCOTLAND — Bonnie Losing, Scotland, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Westwinds, Scotland. The event is hosted by her children.
HURON—A Hawaii woman suffered minor injuries Tuesday in the emergency landing of a small plane near Huron. Bruce Mayes, of Hawaii, was forced to conduct an emergency landing after experiencing engine troubles shortly after takeoff, according to Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem. Solem said Mayes was unharmed, but his wife, whose name authorities declined to release, sustained a cut to the head in the landing. Solem said Mayes and his wife had touched down in Huron to refuel during a trip from Hawaii to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when Mayes experienced engine trouble.
Mitchell Technical Institute was named the second-best community college in the United States on Tuesday. In the third annual study conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, MTI was ranked second in a list of the top 25 community colleges. Last year, MTI was fourth. Individual attention and affordability were two aspects that set MTI apart from other colleges. MTI boasts a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1 and about 95 percent of its students have access to some form of financial aid.