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The following divorces were granted in Davison County between Feb. 21 and March 20: • Keith Allan Ott, Mitchell; Heather Ott, Mitchell. • Joseph Alan Pejsa, Brookings; Brooke Renee Pejsa, Mitchell. • Don William Voeltz, Mitchell; Nicolle Voeltz, Mitchell. • Crystal R. Schlimgen, Mitchell; Jesse J. Schlimgen, Mitchell. • Jason Alan Enfield, Mitchell; Janel Louise Enfield, Mitchell. • Johathan Louis Pietz, Mitchell; Kayla J. Pietz, also known as Kayla Lippert, Parkston.
Marian Neugebauer, Gillette, Wyo., formerly of the Dimock area, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday, April 1. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 2031, Gillette, Wyo., 82717.
Kate Lippert and Tyler McEntee announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Chris Lippert and Dr. Theresa Campbell; and Jeff and Linda McEntee, all of Mitchell. Kate will graduate in May with a degree in nursing from South Dakota State University, Brookings. Tyler will also graduate in May from SDSU with a degree in computer science. A May 23 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
A girl, Brynlee Marie Bainbridge, was born on Jan. 24, 2014, to Neal and Tara Bainbridge, Ethan, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins a sister, Charlie Dianne. Grandparents are Larry and Dianne Thury, Parkston; and Lewis and Charlene Bainbridge, Ethan.
Cory Aadland was the only person to turn in a petition for the Mitchell Board of Education seat that is up for election this year. Tuesday was the final day to turn in petitions for the seat, which is currently held by Dana Price.
OACOMA -- Seven franchised Choice International Hotels in South Dakota, including the Quality Inn in Oacoma, recently received the 2014 Gold Hospitality Award from the company. The other awardees are the Quality Inn, Hill City; Quality Inn and Suites, Sioux Falls; Sleep Inn and Suites, Rapid City; Econo Lodge, Custer; Rodeway Inn and Suites, Spearfish; and Cambria Suites, Rapid City. According to Choice International Hotels, the properties are selected based on demonstrating "an extraordinary focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service." Additional award criteria
Dakota Wesleyan University invited high school seniors to campus Feb. 21 for its annual Presidential Scholarship Day. Twenty-two students with outstanding academic records, leadership potential and a commitment to service were all recognized as Presidential Scholars during a luncheon in their honor. To apply, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT or 980 SAT.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 13 through March 19. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Janis Kay Poirier, Chapter 7; Thomas R.
STICKNEY -- The Aurora County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in that occurred either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at Stickney Lanes, a bowling alley in Stickney. According to Deputy Roman Briggs, the person, or persons, involved gained access to the building, located at 316 Main St., by prying open the front door with some type of tool.
There will be no contested races for seats on the Mitchell City Council in the June 3 election. Ward 1 Councilman Steve Rice, Ward 2 Councilman Dave Tronnes and Ward 4 Councilwoman Susan Tjarks are have all filed their petitions for re-election, according to Mitchell Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson. Former Councilman Dan Allen has also filed a petition for the Ward 3 seat being vacated by Councilman Phil Carlson, who is not seeking re-election. With only one candidate for each of the four seats up for election, those who have filed will be automatically elected and their names will not appea