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Delmar and Marlene Koch, Mitchell, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August at a lake home in northern Minnesota with their three children and their spouses and five grandchildren. The couple married on Oct. 26. 1956.
A girl, Serenity Love Healy, was born on Oct. 11, 2016, to Matt and Joni Healy, Mitchell, at home. She joins siblings Noah, Micah, Mercy, Gabriel, Glory, Promise and Charity. Grandparents are John and Vicki Healy, Mitchell; and John and Verna Koskan, Wood.
FULTON — Betty O'Neill, Fulton, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Town Hall, Fulton. The event is hosted by her family and she requests no gifts.
A boy, Max David Munsen, was born on Oct. 10, 2016, to Keri and Sam Munsen, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. He joins a brother, Mason. Grandparents are Dave and Bonnie Meyerink, Mitchell.
BOWDLE — A Carthage man was not injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday that killed a 16-year-old boy.
PLATTE — The body of a 64-year-old Sioux Falls man was found near the Platte Creek shoreline early Tuesday morning. The man, whose name is not being released pending notification of family members, was found at 12:30 a.m. one mile from a boat dock area, according to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received notification from the family at 10:30 p.m. Monday that the individual, who was staying at the Platte Creek Recreation area, was missing.
ALPENA — An Alpena woman sustained minor injuries Monday after crashing a vehicle into a train north of Alpena. Jodi Kobold, 31, was injured Monday after the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee she was driving crashed into a stopped train near the intersection of 392nd Avenue and 220th Street, approximately one mile north of Alpena, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said Kobold was traveling northbound on 392nd Avenue at approximately 6:50 a.m., but she was unable to see the train parked on the road due to foggy conditions.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Fort Thompson man was charged with first-degree rape of a 12-year-old girl and abusing two other children over the past year. James Blue, 36, was charged with first-degree rape, sexual contact with a minor and two counts of child abuse for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in January and abusing a two-year-old boy and a 6- to 7-year-old girl from September 2015 to April.
CHICAGO — The Daily Republic won two first-place awards and earned an honorable mention from the Inland Press Association, it was announced recently. The newspaper won first place for best explanatory reporting and first place for best sports photo in the 2016 Newsroom Contests, which honored the best work of Inland member newspapers in photography, news writing, front page design, opinion, digital journalism and community leadership. The newspaper also earned an honorable mention for best feature photo.
HARVEY, N.D. — The last of four suspects who allegedly kidnapped a man and left him naked in a Hanson County field was arrested Sunday. Vanessa Hakl, 36, was arrested in Harvey, North Dakota on warrants for first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping. The warrants were issued for her alleged role in the Sept. 22 kidnapping of a 66-year-old man at the 100 block of East Third Avenue in Mitchell.