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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Lake Andes $10K RAISED AT CANCER FUNDRAISER: Buche Foods and the Gus Stop raised $10,991.36 for local cancer patients during their annual Cancer Fundraiser. Their team members sold water and wore pink T-shirts, with profits to be given to local cancer funds. Jody Kotab, chief planner for the cancer fundraiser said the original goal was to raise $7,000. — Lake Andes Wave Chamberlain
The South Dakota Supreme Court determined a Salem woman is not responsible for reimbursing her ex-husband for the payment of a mortgage on their old familial home. In April 2015, Michael Coffey, of Salem, sold a home he shared with Debra Coffey before their divorce in 2010. Per the divorce agreement, he used the proceeds to pay off a mortgage for which he was responsible, as well as a second mortgage under Debra's name.
Due to the Christmas holiday, The Daily Republic will not print an edition on Monday. The newspaper will resume as normal Tuesday through Dec. 31. Then, the newspaper will not print an edition on Jan. 2 in observance of New Year's Day.
WINNER — A Winner man was charged with two counts of grand theft after allegedly taking two vehicles in one night. Kyle Antoine, 20, was charged on Dec. 12 with taking a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup, valued about $12,000, and a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, valued more than $11,000, from two residences in and around Winner, court documents state.
Following is a list of local closings for the Christmas holiday. • Dakota Wesleyan University will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Dec. 30, with office hours returning to normal on Monday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 9. • The McGovern Library will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Jan 1. Hours Jan. 2-6 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Jan. 7-8 and returning to regular hours Monday Jan. 8. • Java City will be closed now through Jan. 8. The McGovern Legacy Museum will follow the library's holiday hours.
EDWARDS COUNTY, Kan. — Two Gregory residents were hospitalized after a vehicle crash on a Kansas roadway. Dean Seegers, 46, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 183 in Edwards County, at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, when he failed to stop at the posted stop sign and was hit by a 2011 Dodge Ram. The Dodge was driven by a resident of Offerle, Kansas, and was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 50, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
ARMOUR — An Armour man was arrested and charged with grand theft after writing an invalid check for more than $27,000. Ryan Lau, 25, was arrested on Dec. 10 for writing a $27,733 check on Sept. 7 to NuTech Seed in Armour, because he did not have a checking account at the bank from which the check was associated with, court documents state. Lau was charged on Dec. 2 with grand theft by no account check, valued between $5,000 and $100,000, a Class 4 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA — Patricia Dusseau, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 23. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 191 Eagan Ave., Hampton, V.A. 23665.
Fred and Joan DeRouchey will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1001 Hurst Ave., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Joani (Joan) Goldammer, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Jan. 1. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1222 E. Third Avenue, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.