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Jim and Ione Klinger, Mitchell, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their children. Greetings may be sent to 1621 Westview Drive, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
MacKenzie Mertz, Chamberlain, received her doctor of osteopoathic medicine degree on May 24, at the Hy-Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. She is the daughter of Tim and Julie Mertz, Chamberlain.
The 127th Spring Commencement at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, was held on May 10. These area students received associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctor's degrees during the ceremony. Alexandria: Jared Bartscher; Armour; Michael Nour; Courtney Ziebart; Avon: Earvin Archambeau; Michaela Meiers; Matthew Yost; Bonesteel: Susan Umberger; Bridgewater: Tyler Gillen; Brule: Steven Tecker; Burke: Suzanne Pranger; Kelsea Sutton; Canistota: Alyssa Marquardt; Chamberlain: Aaron Fox; Zachary Koenig; Amanda Mahnke; Melissa McConniel, David Willrodt; Corsica: Steven Blom; Erik Muckey, Tif
Linda and Dave Wosje, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 6. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1150 Sunset Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
VERMILLION -- Kayla Haines, Mitchell, was recently inducted into the South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. It was the 37th new member installation of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's chapter. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world.
Steven Davis, Winner, was awarded his master of science degree in nursing at ceremonies held May 17 at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa.
PIERRE — Seniors from South Dakota high schools have been named cash prize winners in an essay contest coordinated by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Securities. "How to Create Financial Independence by Understanding Five Principles of Investing" was the theme of the investor education and protection initiative.
John Ackerman, Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday, June 7. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 920 W. Norway, Unit 203, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Mitchell Toastmasters Club 495 met at Brady Home Meeting Room on May 15. Club President Kay Thomas called the meeting to order, led the Pledge of Allegiance and then asked Jim Jelden to give the invocation. Loren Kasten served as Toastmaster of the day and asked Grammarian Jelden to present the word of the day, "pretext." Prepared speeches were given by Gretchen Rich and Joy Winther. After the speeches, table topics were led by Roger Puthoff who called on members at large to respond to questions on a broad range of topics.
MOUNT VERNON -- Cote Hinker, Mount Vernon High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship through Palace Agri-Sales, LLC, a Pioneer Seed Dealership owned by Adam and Jody Smith. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who demonstrates scholastic achievement and is pursuing a future in agriculture.