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Firefighters were battling a grassfire Saturday west of Mitchell, as high winds were spreading the fire and forcing authorities to close nearby roads. Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink said the call about the fire came about 5 p.m. Saturday. Fire departments from Mitchell, Mount Vernon and Letcher were fighting the blaze, along with area farmers. The fire was about six miles west of Mitchell in Beulah Township, near the corner of Betts Road (403rd Avenue) and Cemetery Road (252nd Street). Brink said the fire could involve multiple landowners.
Lyle and Irene Swenson will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary, Lyle's 80th birthday and Irene's 76th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, in the dining room of First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their family and the couple request no gifts. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 819, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Doris Jaton, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, April 19. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 412 Christine St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301. She requests no gifts.
SALEM — Elizabeth Stiefvater, Salem, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday, April 16. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 157, Salem, S.D., 57058.
GREENSBURG, Pa.—Donna Runestad, Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, April 17. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1 Jaybird Circle, Greensburg, Pa., 15601.
TRIPP—Marvin Frey, Tripp, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house/dance on Friday, April 24, at the Tripp Legion Hall. The social begins at 7 p.m. and the dance, featuring the Bumblebees Band, will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. A light meal will be served during intermission. His birthday is Saturday, April 25. He requests no gifts.
The Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Mitchell Police Division are warning area businesses about a woman soliciting for door prize donations for a fundraiser for herself. The woman, Jamie Shay, is claiming to hold a fundraiser at noon April 26 at Holy Spirit Church in Mitchell. According to a press release from the Chamber of Commerce, there is no fundraiser at the church. Mitchell Police Division Investigator Terance Reyelts said "a handful of businesses" have been contacted by this woman.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Winner NEW MANAGER HIRED FOR AIRPORT: With aviation knowledge and experience in hand, Dave Howard is looking forward to his role as the manager of the Winner Regional Airport. Howard takes over for long-time manager Don Bice, who recently retired. "Don did a great job of managing the airport and we want to build on that," he said. Howard and his wife, Tessa, come to Winner from Vermillion, where he operated a repair station, was a flight instructor and served as the manager of the Vermillion Munici
An organization called Mitchell Award Program has contacted local businesses recently to announce those businesses have won a Best of Mitchell Award. Local business owners said they received emails with information about the program and have then been asked for a credit card number to order an award. This program appears to be similar to one facilitated by The Daily Republic. But the newspaper wants local businesses to know they are not the same program. The Daily Republic's Best of Mitchell contest is voted on by people in the area and winners will be announced Monday, April 13.
A woman who bragged on Facebook that she lied to a Mitchell police officer could spend one year in jail for false impersonation to deceive law enforcement. Kally Metcalf, of Mitchell, was pulled over around 5 p.m. March 27 after law enforcement received a report that a male who shoplifted from Walmart got into the vehicle Metcalf was driving, according to court documents recently obtained by The Daily Republic. Metcalf, 34, was driving a Geo Prizm and Patrol Sgt.