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FORESTBURG — Kristen Hunter and Adam Alt announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dan and Robin Hunter; and Richard and Louise Alt, all of Forestburg. Kristen and Adam are engaged in farming and custom farming. A June 26 wedding is planned.
Douglas and Karna Kittelson, Hayti, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dixie, to John Falk, son of Larry and Barb Falk, White Lake. A June 20 wedding is planned at New Hope Lutheran Church, Hayti. All friends and family welcome to attend a reception and dance to follow at the American Legion in Watertown.
Paula Kummer and Michael Morgan announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kurt and Peggy Kummer, Parkston; and Dennis and Donna Morgan, Artesian. Paula is a graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute with a degree in business management/accounting. She is a staff accountant at Mitchell Technical Institute. Michael is also a graduate of MTI, with a degree in architectural design and building construction. He is a farmer in the Artesian area. A June 20 wedding is planned at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Dimock.
April Olson and Colin Spinar announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tim and Eileen Sorsen, Plankinton and the late Jay Olson; and Tim and Diana Spinar, Plankinton. April is a graduate of the University of South Dakota nursing school, Vermillion. She is a registered nurse at the Aurora County Community Health Center, Plankinton. Colin is a graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, He is a farmer with Mayclin Farms Partnership. A June 5 wedding is planned at Holy Family Catholic Church, Mitchell.
Danna McCloud and Rory Kolbeck announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dan and Chauna McCloud, Mitchell; and Rick and Jennifer Kolbeck, Gary. Danna is a 2009 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, with majors in art and English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is a software activations specialist at CHR Solutions, Inc. Rory is a 2009 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute with an associates degree in computer systems technology. He is also employed at CHR Solutions, Inc., as a software support specialist. A May 15 wedding is planned.
Katie Knutson and Douglas Backlund were married on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in a private ceremony in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Shelly Knutson, Letcher; and Dave and Deanell Backlund, Mitchell. Maid of honor was Carrie Benson. Bridesmaids were Connie Fergen and Luann Backlund. Best man was Dave Backlund Jr.
GANN VALLEY — David and Judy Gaulke, Gann Valley, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the fire hall in Gann Valley. Their anniversary is May 15. The couple request no gifts.
PARKSTON — Mary M. Schoenfelder, Parkston, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Saturday, May 16. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 901 S. Third St., Apt. #1, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
WOONSOCKET — Maynard "Maxie" Sievert, Woonsocket, will celebrate his 70th birthday, today, May 9. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 101 S. First Ave., Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
Two Mitchell women are charged with unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Alyssah Dirkes, 20, and Kaylee Martin, 19, have each been indicted on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.