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ARTESIAN—A one-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a 62-year old man in Artesian on Friday. The driver lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer at 7:45 p.m., which caused the vehicle to roll and hit an electrical pole. The driver, whose name has not been released until his family is notified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The fatal crash occurred as Highway 34 about five miles west of Artesian.
Mitchell's attorney has filed an expert disclosure in a lawsuit brought against the city and former Mayor Ken Tracy. Tracy and the city of Mitchell's attorney, Lisa Marso, filed a vocational assessment on Steven Koch, who filed a complaint against the city and Tracy on five counts of illegal activity, including breach of contract and defamation. Koch, who was in line to replace Mark Schilling as Corn Palace director in October 2014, claims he started his employment as a city official on Oct. 31. But when he arrived at work, Koch claims Tracy asked him to withdraw his name from the position.
Evelyn Livingston, Mitchell, formerly of Stickney, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Dec. 7. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent c/o Firesteel Healthcare, 1120 E. Seventh Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
SPENCER — Arnold and Zina Scheuren, Spencer, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 110 E. Seventh St., Spencer, S.D., 57374.
FREMONT, Neb.—Connie Perkins, Fremont, Neb., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1339 Towne Square Drive, Fremont, Neb., 68025.
Leland and Linda (Wittenhagen) James, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 5. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 40534 254th St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Don and Avis Hasson, Mitchell, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24 with a family dinner.
A Herrick man was given a suspended imposition of sentence Tuesday and placed on probation for a vehicle crash that killed one person in May. Herris Lambley, 77, was placed on probation for five years and sentenced to serve 100 hours of community service for the death of Steven Wheeler, 24, of Herrick, according to Sara Rabern, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. On May 26, Lambley's Chevrolet Silverado pickup collided with Wheeler's Ford Taurus at the intersection of 296th Street and 350th Avenue — which is on the southeast side of Herrick in south central Sout
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Howard BOARD PRESIDENT APPOINTED TO STATE ASSOCIATION: Rick Olson, president of the Howard School Board, was recently appointed to serve as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Board of Director's representative for the southeast region's 266-699 enrollment category. Olson is a 15-year member of his local board and has served 12 years as the district's school board president.
Following is a list of top placers in the 24th annual McGovern Speech and Debate tournament held on Saturday and Sunday at Mitchell High School. More than 400 entrants competed.