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The Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division identified the man on Wednesday who saved a 5-year-old boy from drowning over the weekend and presented him with an award. Dustin Curtis, who originally wanted to remain anonymous, was identified by Mitchell authorities Wednesday as the man who administered CPR to a boy at the Quality Inn after he was discovered to be unresponsive in the swimming pool. Curtis was presented the Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division's Outstanding Citizen Award by Chief Lyndon Overweg.
STICKNEY — Nellie Breukelman, Stickney, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, March 23. A card shower including memory notes or pictures is requested. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 4, Stickney, S.D., 57375.
PLATTE — Richard and Julie Gustad, Platte, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, March 21. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 24, Platte, S.D., 57369.
Lawerence Vavruska, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, March 20. His daughters and their families request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 722 W. Birch Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
KRANZBURG—The Rev. Ken Koster, Kranzburg, formerly of Dimock, will celebrate his 70th birthday on Sunday, March 20. His sisters request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 166, Kranzburg, S.D., 57245.
ALPENA— A four-vehicle crash on Saturday is still under investigation by the Jerauld County Sheriff's Office. One person was injured in the crash, which occurred near Alpena. Officials believe a Toyota Yaris was traveling west at 5:25 a.m. toward Alpena in the eastbound lane on Highway 224 near the intersection of 393rd Avenue when it failed to see a string of oncoming cars that were also traveling east. Officers have declined to release the names of the parties as the crash due to the investigation.
A "guardian angel" saved a 5-year-old boy from drowning Saturday in Mitchell. According to Sgt. Terry Reyelts of the Mitchell Police Division, an unknown person administered CPR to a boy who was drowning at the Quality Inn hotel in Mitchell. "A guardian angel — a person I wish we had the opportunity to thank," Reyelts said.
PLANKINTON—Two people suffered minor injuries Monday in a two-vehicle crash near Plankinton. Carrie Welk, of Aberdeen, and an 18-year-old woman from Wessington were injured in a crash just before 6 p.m. Monday, 2 miles southeast of Plankinton on U.S. Highway 281, near mile marker 71, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A married man was indicted last month and charged with bigamy after allegedly marrying a woman after having already been married. Omar Terry, 37, of Spencer, was married to Miranda Gustafson on Sept. 20, 2008, in Tyndall, court documents state, but Terry was already married to Claudia Perez at that point. On Feb. 4, Terry was indicted and charged with bigamy, a Class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was arrested after crashing into a parked vehicle while driving under the influence on Sunday, according to authorities. David Hagemeyer, 46, crashed his 2002 Dodge Ram into a parked vehicle at approximately 10:30 p.m. Hagemeyer sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Avera Queen of Peace hospital, where he was medically cleared and subsequently arrested.