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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Avon SCHOOL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $25K GRANT: The Avon School District will be the beneficiary of a $25,000 grant from Monsanto to help its science program. Local farmers who have more than 150 acres are eligible to nominate schools for the grant as part of Monsanto's America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program. Science teacher Paul Kuhlman said the money will go to renovating the science lab at the school, with much of the work being done over the Christmas break.
Woolworth Caramel Apples, a Mitchell tradition since 1959, will be available at Einsteins during Corn Palace Week, Wednesday through Aug. 24. Choose an apple on a stick or in a bowl, a walking taco or a footlong chili dog for $3.50 per item. The vending booth is daily at 10 a.m. Delivery is available with a minimum order of 10 items. Call 630-0083 to order. Proceeds benefi t Mitchell Main Street & Beyond and the Carnegie Resource Center. — Source: MMS&B and Carnegie Resource Center
CHAMBERLAIN — In September, Chamberlain native Patience Pickner found out she was selected to compete in a national floral competition. Pickner, the owner of The Picket Fence, a Chamberlain-based floral shop, learned she was going to compete in the third-annual Design STAR competition, which is organized and run by Mayesh, a wholesale florist that sells flowers and floral products to retail florists and wedding and event designers. Pickner entered the contest in late August 2013, along with 21 other florists from across the nation.
Susanna Bannwarth died of natural causes, according to her certificate of death. The document, filed Thursday, confirms an autopsy was performed, and that the 64-year-old Fulton woman died at her home on July 21 from acute myocardial infarction, or a heart attack. Bannwarth was reported missing on July 21 and was found later that morning near Kimball, according to authorities. Authorities have not yet publicly explained the circumstances of her death, or why her body was found in Kimball. Attempts to contact the South Dakota Attorney General's Office were unsuccessful Friday.
GEDDES -- A Nebraska man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing four firearms out of a pickup and home on Tuesday morning near Geddes. According to Travis DeBuhr, a deputy with the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, 43-year-old Joseph Losteiner, of Omaha, Neb., was arrested Friday and charged with four counts of grand theft, one count of third-degree burglary and one count of criminal entry of a motor vehicle. Losteiner was being held at the jail in Lake Andes as of Friday afternoon.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Richard Dail, 33, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; jury trial was set for October; Judge Tim Bjorkman denied a bond modification. • Preston Thomas, 26, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation by absconding from the state; his original sentence in 2009 for distribution of less than a half-pound of marijuana; Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced him to two years in prison with 138 days' cred
The Sanborn Central Agricultural Education and Woonsocket Agricultural Education programs have been selected to receive a $2,000 grant from Farm Credit Services of America through the Working Here Fund. Through their Working Here Fund, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has set aside grant funds for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming in the areas of Agricultural Education, Young and Beginning Producers, and Hunger and Nutrition. This grant will be applied towards the purchase of new Farm, Ranch, and Agricultu
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas: Expendables 3, The Giver, Let's Be Cops, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into the Storm.
WHITE LAKE -- Blondie Gales, White Lake, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, Aug. 18. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 55, White Lake, S.D., 57383.
Jim Paulson, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 17. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 530 Roselander Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.