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TUSCON, ARIZONA — Paul Luebke, formerly of Parkson, celebrated his 80th birthday on Nov. 4. His family requests a card shower. Belated greetings may be sent to 1150 W. Prince Road, #52, Tucson, Ariz., 85705.
Dorothy Thome, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday, Dec. 9. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Firesteel Healthcare, 1120 E. Seventh, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
STICKNEY — With the help of a $3,500 donation from the Central Electric Operation RoundUP Fund, the recently-established Stickney ambulance service purchased lifesaving equipment.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Winner HOLIDAY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND: The Winner Regional Foundation Board's annual Holiday Festival will be held today at St. Mary's Hall. The event kicks off with a wine and beer social at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
BONESTEEL — A Gregory County woman was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer after allegedly leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase up to 70 mph and attempting to collide with a patrol vehicle. Laura DeLong, 38, of Herrick, was arrested on Nov. 4, one week after the alleged vehicle pursuit. DeLong was charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, among other charges, according to court documents.
TYNDALL — Two men charged with raping a Tyndall woman pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brendan Anderson, 18, of Avon, and Johnathon Kopp, 18, of Tyndall, pleaded not guilty on Nov. 22 to charges of third-degree rape and sexual contact with a person incapable of consent, court documents state. Anderson and Kopp are charged with performing sexual acts with an 18-year-old woman when she was "incapable of giving consent because of any intoxicating, narcotic or anesthetic agent or hypnosis" on July 23, according to court documents.
AUBREY, Texas — A man charged with setting fire to a Delmont apartment complex in February has been arrested in Texas. Brian Good, 55, of Aubrey, Texas — formerly Delmont — was arrested on Oct. 26 in Denton, Texas, for first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson. According to court documents, the arrest stems from a Feb. 21 structure fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment complex at 104 Wilson St., where Good used to live.
BURKE — A Gregory man charged with shooting and injuring his friend pleaded guilty to ingestion of opiates and reckless discharge of a firearm. Bryon Watts, 25, pleaded guilty on Nov. 15 to two felony charges, which were filed against Watts after authorities said he shot Zachary Dostal in the chest on July 6 at a residence on Church Street in Gregory. According to court documents, Watts discharged a Sig Sauer .22 pistol at approximately 11:20 p.m., which struck Dostal in the chest as Dostal walked into the room where Watts was holding the gun.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and sentences • Wanda Jennings, 45, of Letcher, admitted to violating probation by using alcohol and being discharged from a treatment program. The maximum penalty is three years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled in two weeks. Jennings was originally placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and has violated probation once before.
PARKSTON — A family of seven was displaced following a Wednesday morning house fire in Parkston. An electrical fire sparked in the attic of a home in the southwest section of town at approximately 8:50 a.m., according to Parkston Fire Chief Todd Lucas, but he declined to disclose the specific address. There were people home at the time of the fire, but everyone present was able to exit the structure safely and there were no injuries reported, Lucas said.