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Nobody was injured in a Saturday night house fire in Mitchell. The Mitchell Police Division and Mitchell Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 10:31 p.m., at 420 W. 7th Ave. according to officers on scene. Upon arrival, officials witnessed heavy smoke and "flickers" of flames through the front window. As of 11:15 p.m., the fire was put out and officials were investigating the scene. No other information was immediately available.
Evelyn Reynen, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 30, with her family. Greetings may be sent to 604 E. Fifth, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
STICKNEY — Rodney and Marlene Olivier, Stickney, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 4. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 26115 393rd Ave., Stickney, S.D. 57375.
WOONSOCKET — Mandy Schulz, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 85th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Woonsocket Community Center, Woonsocket.
PLATTE — Doris Sejnoha, Platte, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday, Nov. 7. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 601 S. Memorial Drive, Platte, S.D. 57369.
SPRINGFIELD — Frank Odens, Springfield, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 2. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Box 403, Springfield, S.D. 57062.
MURDO — A Mount Vernon man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for his involvement in a 2015 fatal crash near Murdo. Randall Miiller, 57, pleaded guilty Wednesday to careless driving and was ordered to spend 30 days in jail and pay fines and costs of $566, court documents state, for colliding with a motorcycle on Aug. 2, 2015 on Interstate 90 near Murdo. The driver of the motorcycle, 49-year-old Rhonda Denato, of Ottuwma, Iowa, was killed in the crash.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARDED $90K FEMA GRANT: Wessington Springs firefighters will soon purchase 16 new, self-contained breathing apparatuses, thanks to more than $90,000 from a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. The department's current SCBAs were purchased in 1998-1999.
From trick-or-treating to spooky parties, area clubs and organizations have put together various events in Mitchell and the surrounding community for Halloween. The fun starts today and ends on Monday, Halloween. FRIDAY • The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre at Dakota Wesleyan University is hosting its annual haunted house on Main Street at the former Moonlight Bar. The haunted house will be open 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28-31. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds go to the DWU Theatre Club. SATURDAY
A Mitchell man was arrested Thursday morning on drug and assault charges after allegedly fleeing police on foot. James Brinker, 38, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple assault and obstructing law enforcement after allegedly running one block away from police and hiding in an egress window, according to the Mitchell Police Division. At approximately 8:20 a.m., Brinker's wife called police to remove Brinker from a residence on the 500 block of East 12th Avenue, as she was fearful for her safety, police said, but Brinker was gone before police arrived.