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In 1969, KORN-TV of Mitchell built a new, 1,565 foot-tower located 6 1/2 miles south of Salem. The Mitchell TV station became the first full-time primary affiliate of ABC in South Dakota; formerly the station had been an NBC affiliate. The studios were located on South Burr, also known as Highway 37, south of Interstate 90.
WOONSOCKET -- Leona Baysinger, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 100th birthday at a potluck dinner at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Community Center, Woonsocket. Family and friends are invited. Her birthday is Wednesday, Aug. 13. Greetings may be sent to Prairie View Care Center, P.O. Box 60, Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
SIOUX FALLS -- Barbara and Paul Graff, Sioux Falls, formerly of the Mitchell area, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 9. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 3904 S. Terry Ave., No. 373, Sioux Falls, S.D., 57106-8312.
ShaLee Marlene Baan Hofman and Aaron Wayne Bauer were married on May 30, 2014, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, with the Revs. Loren Odland and Jerry Buwalda officiating. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Marjo Baan Hofman, Corsica; and Wayne and Gail Bauer, Brandon. Matron of honor was Desirae Surat. Attendants were Krissa Begeman, Kindra Schneider and Sarah Baan Hofman. Flower girl was Livia Mellor. Best man was Nick Peterson. Groomsmen were Tanner McClure, Jesse Selland and Justin Oakland.
Ashley Klinkhammer and David Brua announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Bill and Carolyn Klinkhammer, Mitchell; and Mike and Sharon Brua, Brandon. Ashley is a 2006 graduate of Mitchell High School. She graduated from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, with a degree in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher in the Plankinton School District. David is a 2003 graduate of Brandon High School and graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a design engineer at Trail King. A Sept.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Armour DISC GOLF COURSE OPENS AT LIONS PARK: A new nine-hole disc golf course is now open in Armour's Lions Park. Career and Technology Education instructor Ty Barker and his senior level class helped build the course, thanks to funding from 20 business sponsors, the Armour Community Foundation and the Armour Community Club.
STICKNEY -- Norval and LaVonne Matzner, Stickney, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at United Methodist Church, Stickney. The event is hosted by their children and grandchildren. Greetings may be sent to 26370 386th Ave., Stickney, S.D., 57375.
CORSICA -- Johanna Olivier, Corsica, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 9. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 455 N. Dakota Ave., Corsica, S.D., 57328.
Clair Blindauer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 91st birthday on Thursday, Aug. 7. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1115 W. Havens, Apt. 63, Mitchell, S.D., 57301
Doing business has been a little harder than usual lately for Ryan Schoenfelder. His motorcycle business at Discount Joe's is at the center of construction work at North Main Street and East 10th Avenue, where a one-block stretch is being completely rebuilt.