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Jillian Mackey had seen wedding favors that seemed like an afterthought, and she knew she did not want to give one of those -- an impractical trinket that would likely get tossed in the trash or thrown in a drawer. So during her year-long engagement to Jason Simms, the couple picked blackberries, strawberries and rhubarb in Oregon, where they lived; gathered cactus pears in New Mexico, where he grew up; and plucked blueberries and apricots when they relocated to her home state, Connecticut. By the time they married on Aug.
Kari Kirchmeyer said she's ready to work. She starts Monday in her position as the new director of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond and told The Daily Republic in a recent interview that Mitchell remains an attractive place to work, live and visit. Prior to the announcement earlier this week, Kirchmeyer was previously the business development director for Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
A Mississippi man visiting Mitchell on an annual hunting trip claimed his $1 million prize Tuesday, turning in his winning ticket he purchased in October from the Highland Travel Plaza...
Brooke McBrayer and Andrew Mentele announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Michelle and Brian McBrayer, Ethan; and Don and Karen Mentele, Mitchell. Brooke is a graduate of Ethan High School and a 2014 graduate of the Dakota Wesleyan University RN nursing program. Andrew is a graduate of Mitchell High School and is employed at Quality Homes of Mitchell. An Aug. 16 wedding is planned at Holy Family Church, Mitchell.
Hot Springs -- Meridith Gould of Sioux Falls, Miss Lake Alvin, was crowned Miss South Dakota 2014 Saturday night. Her platform is "Financial Responsibility Mentorship for Students." For her talent, she performed a ballet en pointe. Gould also was awarded the "Ray Peterson Rookie of the Year" $500 scholarship for the first-year contestant with the highest overall score. Gould is the first former Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen to go on to win the Miss South Dakota. Gould won the preliminary swimsuit award Wednesday night.
ARTESIAN -- Don Fredrichs, Artesian, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Wednesday, June 25. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 41254 240th St., Artesian, S.D. 57314.
A girl, Grace Averill Hagen, was born Tuesday, June 17, to Luke and Shannon Hagen, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Bruce and Linda Hagen, of Alexandria, Minn., and Bob and Becky Grussendorf, of New Ulm, Minn.
Josie Hands, Mitchell, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Oct. 13. Her family and friends request a card shower. Greetings may be sent c/o Firesteel, 1120 E. Seventh Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Rachel Poss and Guy Sullivan announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Wayne Poss and Brenda Hoffman, both of Sibley, Iowa; and Louie and Diane Sullivan, Mitchell. Rachel is an orthodontic assistant at Stork Orthodontics, Des Moines, Iowa. Guy is attending Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, for his masters in physician assistant studies. An Oct. 11 wedding is planned at the Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, Iowa.
HOWARD — Alice Kaufmann, Howard, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Agatha Church Hall, Howard. Her birthday was Oct. 7. She requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 302 W. Park, Howard, S.D., 57349.