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Blanche Krell, Mitchell, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, Dec. 2. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 2021 N. Kimball, #3, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
LifeQuest received an anonymous $15,000 gift to challenge local donors to support the year-end 2016 annual fundraising campaign. Every new or increased gift that LifeQuest receives will be matched dollar-for-dollar up the the first $15,000 received until Dec. 31. "This gift will help raise needed funds that will go toward helping people with disabilities right here in Mitchell," said Pam Hanna, LifeQuest executive director. "We strive to help people have things in their life that make them happy and to live a good life. Donations will help us achieve that."
Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29, an international day of giving, and on this Giving Tuesday, the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation is teaming up with local community partner, Vern Eide of Mitchell, to spread awareness and raise funds for the recently created Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center, the region's only 24/7 call center specifically for cancer patients, caregivers, providers, and survivors. The Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center is open to all people with questions about wellness associated with cancer screenings, treatment, and recovery.
Last names starting with T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z or with a decal that expires in November 2016 will need to renew their license tabs By Wednesday, Nov. 30. Decals can be renewed at the Davison County Treasurer's office, the self-service terminal located in County Fair or at www.sdcars.org . Please bring your driver's license, state issued ID, Social Security number of FEI"N. License decals can be renewed 90 days prior to expiration. You may bring your old plates to the Treasurer's office for recycling.
The state's Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of a woman charged with kidnapping and murdering a teenage girl. On Wednesday, the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence of Maricela Diaz, 22, of Mitchell, who was sentenced to 80 years in prison for first-degree murder and 50 years for felony murder kidnapping, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.
STICKNEY — Thirty pigs died in a hog barn fire Friday night near Stickney, officials say. At approximately 10:19 p.m., the Stickney Fire Department responded to a fire three miles east of Stickney, according to Fire Chief Jeff Sauvage. When the fire department arrived, Sauvage said, the barn was "totally engulfed." The barn next to the hog barn was saved, Sauvage said, and nobody was hurt. With a total of 14 firefighters and five trucks, Sauvage said the department was at the fire for approximately two hours. Sauvage did not know the cause of the fire.
SALEM — A McCook County family was displaced after returning home Saturday night to find their home completely engulfed in flames. No one was hurt in the fire, but Salem Fire Chief Nathan Olinger said the home is no longer habitable. The cause of the fire is unknown. The 108-year-old home, located north of Salem at 24547 442nd Ave., belongs to a Brett Driscoll, according to Olinger.
ETHAN — Robert and Linda Henglefelt, Ethan, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 26. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 26692 411th Ave., Ethan, S.D. 57334.
Irma Graves, Sturgis, formerly of Mitchell and Ethan, will celebrate her 101st birthday with a celebration at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Sturgis Regional Senior Care. Her birthday is Nov. 21. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Sturgis Regional Senior Care, 949 Harmon St., Sturgis, S.D. 57785.
AVON — Willis and Marge DeJong, Avon, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Community Center, Springfield. They were married on Nov. 27. The event is hosted by their children and the couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 40452 313th St., Avon, S.D. 57315.