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Louise Metcalf, Mitchell, will celebrate her 97th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 26. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 2221 N. Kimball, Apt. 6, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Robert Olsen, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 28. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 25631 403rd Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Elda Keeton, Mitchell, will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday, March 1. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 715 S. Montana St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
WHITE LAKE — Wallace Mohnen, White Lake, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 28. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 37246 256th St., White Lake, S.D., 57383.
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.