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BLACK HAWK -- Joyce Berg Brown, Black Hawk, formerly of Woonsocket, is celebrating her 70th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 25. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 6003 Rocky Top, Black Hawk, S.D., 57718.
LETCHER — Penny and Doug Hohbach, Letcher, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 1. Their family and friends request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 113, Letcher, S.D., 57359.
MOUNT VERNON -- A vehicle in Mount Vernon was a total loss after catching fire Thursday evening, authorities reported. The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to a call that the car was ablaze around 7:35 p.m., parked outside the residency at Fourth Avenue and Tibbetts Street in Mount Vernon. The name of the vehicle's owner was not disclosed, but the car was a total loss, according to Mike Kluth, firefighter and safety officer with the Mount Vernon Fire Department. The cause of the fire is unknown. The owner parked his vehicle outside his residence and went inside.
Some national publicity has come with Mitchell's candidacy in the International Community Forum's Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 competition. A story on forbes.com outlines the candidates, including Mitchell, and explains the competition.
ETHAN -- The town of Ethan is working to negotiate with a resident who owns properties deemed to be nuisances within city limits. Sonya Hespe, city finance officer, said the town and William Kretschmer had miscommunications prior to the lawsuit being filed.
A Mitchell man is accused of third-offense drunken driving for allegedly driving erratically from the Ramada Inn to the Motel 6. A person at the Ramada called in a man, identified as Bradley Jordan, 53, who was intoxicated around 10 p.m. on Jan. 23. The caller said he was attempting to leave the hotel's parking lot in a silver four-door car.
An Ethan man is accused of third-offense drunken driving after he allegedly drove drunk to a 24/7 Sobriety check-in. When Nicholas Milstad, 25, arrived for his check-in on Jan. 23, he admitted to law enforcement he had been drinking, according to court documents. The 24/7 Sobriety program requires repeat drunken drivers to pass twice-daily alcohol breath tests to stay out of jail. Milstad told law enforcement he broke up with his girlfriend the night before and drank from 10 p.m.
The Lisbon Lassies and Lads 4-H Club met on Feb. 8 at the Ethan School. The meeting was called to order by President Cody Brouwer. The U.S. flag pledge was led by Matthew Freeman, the state pledge was led by Jessica Sinkie and Caleb Brouwer led the 4-H Pledge. The roll call topic was, "A Hobby I Have." Secretary Jonathon Freeman gave the secretary's report, which was read and approved. Brooke Bigge gave the treasurer's report. Old business.
A girl, Harper Rae DeYoung, was born Jan. 27, 2015, to Christopher and Maria DeYoung, Ashton, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen. She joins brothers, Broden and Kasen. Grandparents are Butch and Diane Odegaard, Mitchell; and Robert and Kaye DeYoung, Aberdeen.
ETHAN -- The town of Ethan is suing a landowner for keeping five nuisance properties in town. William Kretschmer one property on Fifth Street, two on Elm Street and two on Sixth Street, all located in Ethan. According to court documents, Kretschmer continues to keep "extreme accumulations and collections of junk, wood, debris, objects and other materials." Each of the properties harbor junk cars, dilapidated buildings, and unkempt weeds, vegetation and trees. "Defendant's use of the property exceeds the permitted use of said residential property," court documents state. The town of Ethan a