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Neil Schlimgen, son of Ken and JoAnn Schlimgen, has been selected as the Exchange Club's Youth of the Month for May. He currently carries a 3.85 GPA and has been a member of the National Honor Society his junior and senior years. He is an Eagle Scout and completed his service project at the Mitchell Gun Club, where he also serves as a scorer for the trap league.
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, has honored students for academic success during the fall 2013 semester.
Emily German, Howard, and Erin Wilson, Marion, have been named to the fall semester 2013 dean's list at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. Students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours to receive semester honors.
Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, has announced the fall 2013 president's list. These area students were named to the list: Shane Remmers, Tyler Hahne and Mackenzie Van Laecken.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Do you know of any problems with lithium interfering with levothyroxine? My 35-year-old daughter has taken levothyroxine for 12 years and started lithium a year ago for bipolar disorder. Ever since, her TSH has gone higher, and her dose has gone up every time her blood has been tested. She just told me she stopped taking the lithium a month ago due to the fact that she feels sluggish, her hair is thinning a lot and she's gaining weight. What should she do? She needs to see an endocrinologist, but she won't have insurance for six more weeks. -- B.V.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton CITY NULLIFIES PETITION FOR COUNCIL SEAT: A pair of invalid signatures on Gary Kristensen's petition for a Plankinton City Council seat made him ineligible to run for the Ward I seat, which will go to Altman Studeny instead.
Lunch menus for schools and senior meals programs in Mitchell.
CORSICA -- Joe and Tillie Hansum, Corsica, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at the Corsica Reformed Church, Corsica. The couple request no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 310 N. Dakota Ave., Apt. 123, Corsica, S.D., 57328.
Abby Yahne and Adam Meaney announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Lynn and Scott Yahne; and Tonya and Trevor Meaney, all of Mitchell. Abby is a 2012 graduate of Mitchell High School and is enrolled in the South Dakota State University West River nursing program. She will graduate with a bachelor of science in nursing in May 2016.
TABOR -- Eddie Degen, Tabor, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 15. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 212 N. Bon Homme St., Tabor, S.D., 57063.