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A Fort Thompson woman will be on supervised release after being convicted of larceny. Ruby Sazue, 20, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Sazue was sentenced to time served (105 days), 18 months of supervised release, $7,300 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Sazue was indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 14. She pleaded guilty Jan. 13.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., will speak to Mitchell High School students at a general assembly from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the high school. Her topic will be the legislative process and her role in Congress.
Archie Juhnke, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Tuesday, March 11. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent c/o Countryside Assisted Living, 2100 N. Wisconsin St., Room 150, MItchell, S.D., 57301.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., on Thursday announced that Alexis Blindauer, of Mitchell, has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Johnson nominated Blindauer for an appointment earlier this year. "Academy appointments are an honor and go to best and brightest students in the nation," Johnson said. "Alexis has the leadership qualities and tireless work ethic that will enable her to succeed at the Merchant Marine Academy. I congratulate her on this honor and wish her the best of luck."
IPSWICH -- Marian Wibben, Ipswich, formerly of the Spencer area, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, March 7. Her children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 734, Ipswich, S.D., 57451.
KIMBALL -- Trial dates for three men accused of printing money and possessing drugs have been canceled. Zane Goodbeau, 59, of Kimball, Chaz Stewart, 20, of Yorba Linda, Calif., and John Laubach, 43, of Kimball, are each scheduled for status hearings in May. Stewart is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in April, according to court documents. The indictments are the result of an investigation that began into the passing of counterfeit bills to several Chamberlain and Kimball businesses.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinema: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire, 12 Years a Slave, Non-Stop, Son of God.
A girl, Elizabeth Kay Reindl, was born on Jan. 26, 2014, to Anne and Bobby Reindl, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins siblings Breanne, Brayden and Corbin. Grandparents are Rob and Jane Hetland, Artesian; and Darwin and Kay Reindl, Wessington Springs.
WAGNER -- Law enforcement arrested a woman Thursday in Wagner on drug possession and distribution charges. Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen said the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that initially fled a traffic stop. Simonsen did not have access to the woman's name, age or place of residence when contacted by The Daily Republic.
LAKE ANDES -- The court trial for a Lake Andes man accused of vehicular homicide and first-degree manslaughter has been continued to July. Ronald Ray Fischer Jr., 29, is accused of driving drunk on July 8 and running into two pedestrians in a hotel parking lot in Pickstown. U.S. Fish & Wildlife employee Dr. Robert Klumb, 46, of Pierre, and his colleague Maegan Spindler, 25, of Cazenovia, N.Y., were killed as they packed their boat. Fischer earlier waived his right to a jury trial and requested a bench trial, which was set for April.