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The March session of the Middle Border Lecture Series will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell and will feature Yankton author Marilyn Kratz for a short talk on her new book Feed Sack Dresses and Wild Plum Jam -- Remembering Farm Life in the 1950s. A program on feed sack fabric and clothing will follow.
State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, has filed for re-election in District 20 to run for a fourth consecutive Senate term. Representing Aurora, Davison and Jerauld counties, Vehle filed for the position March 10 and is the first candidate to file in District 20 for Senate. The primary election will be held June 3 and the deadline for candidates to file is March 25.
Mitchell School District will hold driver's education registration at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at the high school. The cost is $275 and students are encouraged to pre-register. Please pick up registration packets at either the high school or the middle school office. Packets are due back by March 14.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Clancy Schooler, 38, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Trial was scheduled for May. • Jonah Sturgeon, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree rape. Trial was scheduled for May.
Sojourner's Bridge Club met on Feb. 24 at the James Valley Community Center. There were six tables playing with 21 regular members and two guests. Our guests were Katherine Huber and Doris Schaffer. High prize went to Mary Weepie, second to Rose Oberembt and third to Bev Wire. The next meeting was scheduled for March 10.
Twins, a boy and a girl, Macy and Owen Mark Zens, were born on Oct. 15, 2013, to Jennifer and Mark Zens, Mount Vernon, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. They join a brother, Isaac. Grandparents are Harley and Ronda Zens, Canova; Kim Steen, Watertown; and Dan Steen, Watertown.
Mary Thuringer, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, March 16. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1323 W. Ash Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
PARKSTON -- Lena Bialas, Parkston, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Monday, March 17. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 519, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
PLANKINTON -- Vern "Pappy" Leftwich, Plankinton, will celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, March 19. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 21, Plankinton, S.D., 57368-0021.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 20 and Feb. 3. • Isaak Christopher Pietz, 15, 608 N. Calhoon, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine, $66 costs. • Daniel David Bonte, 27, 427 E. 14th Ave., Mitchell; municipal speeding, $25 fine, $66 costs. • Vance Thurman McPeek, 67, 1601 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, failure to make proper stop at stop intersection, $54 fine, $66 costs. • Gwendolyn Beth Wermers, 49, 1002 South Fourth St., Parkston, speeding on other roadways, $19 fine, $66 costs.