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ALEXANDRIA — The Hanson County Republican Party will host the inaugural Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the Catholic Parish Hall, Alexandria. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in advance at Westown Sinclair in Alexandria, or by contacting Chairwoman Jessica Beal-Bauhmiller at 359-9459 or email at email@example.com . The dinner will also honor Robert "Robbie" Lloyd Bender, past chairman of the Hanson County Republicans, who was killed in a car crash last fall.
On Wednesday, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted seven alcohol compliance checks, with two failures, in Miner County. The following Howard businesses were checked and passed:Don's Place, Longbranch Bar, Maroney's Bar, Dollar General and the Howard Athletic Club. There were two failures and they occurred at Corner Pantry and Rusty's Food Center, both in Howard.
Dakota Wesleyan University began observing summer hours on Monday, May 14. All campus offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The McGovern Library will observe the following summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends. Java City, within the library, is closed for renovations and will reopen later this summer with a new brand. DWU will return to regular hours on July 30.
Water will be shut off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in the 900-1000 blocks of Court Merrill, 200-300 blocks of Milan, 900 block of South Edmunds, 500-600-700 blocks of Mitchell Boulevard, 900-1000 blocks of University, 900 block of South Minnesota and the 900 block of Foss Place for water valve replacement.
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TYNDALL — A 92-year-old woman who died in a car crash last week has been identified by authorities. Lenora McCann, of Springfield, was killed Thursday when the 2010 Ford Fusion she was driving collided with a 2006 Peterbilt 7500 semi-tractor trailer one mile west of Tyndall. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said McCann did not yield for a yield sign when the crash occurred. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities said she was not wearing a seat belt.
Mitchell hosted its first ever Girls on the Run 5K held on Saturday morning. Longfellow, L.B. Williams and Gertie Belle Rogers girls participated in the event. The Girls on the Run program is sponsored by EMBE. Candace Hauck, Girls on the Run Longfellow Elementary coach, worked to bring the event to Mitchell. Chris Pollreisz, with the soccer association, helped make the event possible by moving around the dates of soccer games. It was a fabulous event that was ran by students, parents, and staff. Mount Vernon's Girls on the Run program also participated.
Winner COUNCIL REJECTS PETITION FOR PUBLIC VOTE: During the Monday night meeting, the Winner City Council rejected a petition calling for a public vote on the sale of the Winner American Legion building. According to state law, a petition for a referendum must contain the date of the passage of the resolution by the city council. The petition was rejected as it did not contain the date in which the council voted to approve the sale of the Legion building. — Winner Advocate Howard
The City of Mitchell Public Works Department has changed the closing date for East Spruce Street between Burr Street and Mall Drive. The closing for street and utility improvements will begin a 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. Cars should use the detour route on Highland Way to Mall Drive and truck and trailers use the detour route one mile south of Spruce Street which is 256th St. to 411th Avenue. The time period is estimated at seven weeks. For information call 995-8433.
TYNDALL—A 92-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Tyndall. Authorities with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say she was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion southbound on Ford Road, one mile west of Tyndall, when she traveled through the intersection of South Dakota Highway 50. The vehicle, authorities said, did not yield at a yield sign and collided with a 2006 Peterbilt 7500 semi-tractor trailer.