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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman FAMILY-OWNED FREEMAN IMPLEMENT SOLD: Freeman Implement, founded in 1909, has been sold to Sioux Falls-based Sioux International. The Case IH dealership was acquired from owners Brad and Marian Gering.
STICKNEY -- Florence Nelsen, Stickney, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stickney. The event is hosted by the Nelsen and Oakley families and she requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 301 S. Fourth St., Stickney, S.D., 57375.
Authorities arrested a Mitchell man for driving under the influence following an a late-night accident Thursday in Mitchell. Joseph Churich, 23, was arrested for DUI on Thursday after he allegedly struck another vehicle then drove away from the scene, according to Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch with the Mitchell Police Division. Reinesch said it appears to be Churich's second DUI. Mitchell Police Officer Kelly Loudenburg said officers were called to the scene of an accident around 9:40 p.m.
A Mitchell woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night in Mitchell. Diana Clyde, 70, was southbound on Burr Street in a 1987 Chevy Celebrity around 6:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Mitchell Police Officer Kelly Loudenburg. When Clyde reached the intersection of Burr and Norway Avenue, she started to make a left turn onto Norway.
SIOUX FALLS — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Thursday hosted a roundtable discussion regarding the future of South Dakota's health care safety net, including the importance of expanding Medicaid and preserving the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). "Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program are an important backbone of our health care system and provide a critical safety net for some of our most vulnerable citizens," Johnson said.
PIERRE — The South Dakota Beef Ambassador Contest was held July 24 in Huron. Sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and the Beef Checkoff Program, the contest selects youth spokespersons to represent the state’s beef cattle producers at various promotional events throughout the year. This year’s beginner winner was Kathryn Loewe from Lennox and the junior winner Shelby Riggs, from Mitchell.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Into the Storm; Let's Be Cops, Guardians of the Galaxy, Get On Up, Lucy.
A story that started on A1 of Wednesday's edition misidentified the title of Ron Gillen, who presented data to the Aurora County Commissioners. He is an engineer with Brosz Engineering and works out of the White Lake office.
In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, the South Dakota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals sponsors an annual award program to recognize outstanding philanthropy by individuals, businesses, and communities. This year's 2014 Governor's Awards for Philanthropy will be given at South Dakota's National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Oct.