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Keith and Lisa Johnson, Mitchell, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 25. Their boys request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 315 Milan Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Marilyn (Plamp) Hohn, Rock Falls, Ill., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 70th birthday on Tuesday, May 27. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 609 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, Ill., 61071.
SALEM -- Wayne Saxton, Salem, formerly of Alexandria, will turn 96 on Tuesday, May 27. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 500 Colonial Drive, Salem, S.D., 57058.
National Exchange Club President Don Wright, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., spoke to the Mitchell Exchange Club at the club's Monday morning meeting. This is the first time a national president has attended a local meeting. President Wright will visit the Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen clubs during a three-day visit to South Dakota.
A Mitchell man accused of stealing a car also may have also broken into at least 10 other cars, according to the Mitchell Police Division. Matthew VanDrongelen, 22, was arrested Monday for stealing a car. The Mitchell Police Division received a call at about 4:30 a.m. Monday, when someone caught VanDrongelen breaking into a vehicle, said Sgt. Mike Koster. Koster said VanDrongelen is suspected to be connected to several other vehicle burglaries in Mitchell, Koster added. No other information was available immediately Monday evening.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., Tuesday applauded the inclusion of a provision in the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) conference report prohibiting the U.S.
DRAPER -- A single-vehicle accident in Jones County resulted in several cattle deaths Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff John Weber said shortly after 4 p.m., 25-year-old Jake Mathews, of Draper, was driving a semi with a trailer hauling cattle southbound on Cemetery Road, about 14 miles north of Draper in Jones County. Weber said when Mathews approached the corner of Cemetery Road and 226th Street, he got too far onto the soft shoulder of the gravel road and lost control.
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced Wednesday that Monsanto Brands Channel, DeKalb, Asgrow and Rea Hybrids have given $100,000 to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. The new 46,910-square-foot exhibit hall will feature more than 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, multiple classrooms, a large kitchen for 4-H Special Foods competitions, year-round concessions and a performance stage. Those interested in supporting the Capital Campaign should contact the State Fair office at (605) 353-7340 or visit www.sdstat
The Daily Republic received seven first-place awards from the 2014 Associated Press Great Plains News and Photo Contest. Overall, The Daily Republic received 15 awards in the medium-size newspaper category. The contest was open to 40 Associated Press-member newspapers in three size categories in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Results were announced Wednesday. This was the second of two annual contests entered by The Daily Republic.
WAGNER -- A Frito Lay truck was totaled Wednesday afternoon when a deer ran into it in Charles Mix County. The driver was traveling west on S.D. Highway 46 into Wagner when a deer jumped onto the road and collided into the front end of the truck, said Charles Mix County Deputy Sheriff Chelsea Biehl. The Frito Lay truck was totaled, she added, and the deer died. The driver was not injured, was wearing his seat belt and was traveling below the speed limit. No citations were issued, Biehl said. Biehl declined to release the driver's name because he was not cited for anything.