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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.
Wessington Springs is trying to get back to normal after a tornado tore through the community on June 18, and a holiday celebration will do just that, city officials say. City officials, the Wessington Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, Development Corporation and sponsors of events are joining together to hold the events as planned. The Fourth of July Celebration kicks off with a Walk & Run for Wellness with the 8 a.m. 5K Race and 1.5 mile walk at 9 a.m. at the city park. The funds will go into a city tornado relief fund. There's barrel racing at 10 a.m.
Mitchell received four hundredths of an inch of rain Thursday morning, which didn't quite bring the area's precipitation up to normal, according to experts. With the shower Thursday, Mitchell's total precipitation for the year is at 8.57 inches, about 1.81 inches below normal, said Brad Temeyer, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. For the month of June, Mitchell has received 3.84 inches, which includes the four hundredths from Thursday morning.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/26/2014 From: 6/25/2014
With the approach of the Fourth of July Holiday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is joining a national effort to highlight boating safety. Operation Dry Water will take place Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, and is a national weekend promoting boating safety and responsible use of alcohol while boating. Approximately 17 percent of all boating fatalities nationwide are alcohol-related.
The Woonsocket Water Festival 2014 will be held July 3 through July 6 in Woonsocket. The theme is Red, White and Blue: Celebrating South Dakota's 125 Anniversary and all Military Past and Present. July 3's events include alumni social hour, all-school alumni banquet and fireman's dance.
The tornado that demolished an Alpena farmstead last week was an EF4, the National Weather Service announced Wednesday. The frequency of an EF4 tornado occurring in South Dakota is rare, according to Todd Heitkamp, a warning coordinator meteorologist for the NWS. "Across the entire country, it was one of five EF4 tornadoes last week," Heitkamp said. The June 18 twister started southeast of Lane, in Jerauld County, causing minor damage to a farm east of Lane, said Todd Heitkamp, a warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
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.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/25/2014 From: 6/24/2014
PIERRE -- Online renewal of South Dakota driver licenses will be more convenient when a new law easing vision-test requirements takes effect on July 1. The law removes the requirement for a statement from an ophthalmologist or optometrist as part of the renewal process for citizens under the age of 65.