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Emily Jungemann and Cody Stahl announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Russell and Janet Jungemann, Wolsey; and Kenny and Anne Stahl, Bridgewater. Emily is a 2012 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. She is a student at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa. Cody is a 2012 graduate of SDSU and is an AI technician for Genex and farms with his father. An Aug. 2 wedding is planned in Wolsey.
PARKSTON -- Ken and Rose Walz, Parkston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Pony Creek, Parkston, Their anniversary date is April 11. Their family will host the event. Greetings may be sent to 304 W. Douglas St., Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Gerald and Julie Miiller, Mitchell, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday, April 10. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 338, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Melissa Temple and Matthew Nedved announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Brian and Ann Temple, Mitchell; and John and Kathy Nedved, Brandon. Melissa is a 2012 graduate from South Dakota State University, Brookings, and now teaches math at Mitchell High School. Matt is a 2013 graduate of SDSU, and is serving in the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. The couple will be stationed at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs in the fall. A June 14 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
BRIDGEWATER -- Naomi Hofer, Bridgewater, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Thursday, April 10. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 301 Juniper St., Box 331, Bridgewater, S.D., 57319.
Question: I always thought South Dakota mostly used sand on roads during the winter to treat state highways and interstates, but it seems like more salt is being used now. When did that change, and how does the state decide when and where to use salt? Is there any idea of how much salt the state uses or why salt has become more prominent in treating roads? Answer: "The SDDOT has been using salt for many years," said Greg Fuller, director of operations for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. "In the past, the department used a mixture of salt and sand to treat our state highways.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 27 through April 2. 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).
It would certainly be wonderful if we could go through life without encountering difficulties and challenges. The truth is that the road of life is rarely smooth, nor straight. So, how do we respond to the rough road of life? Some people encounter the tough times with no complaint or wavering, they simply keep moving forward. Some people complain and grumble at the first encounter of difficulty and wonder how they can move forward and simply become stuck.
Amy Moe, the former executive director of the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce, was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $20,000.
On a trip to Denver last Sunday, we stopped in Valentine, Neb., for fuel, and I tossed my jacket into the back end of the car. I didn't even look for it again until we returned to Pierre, and a mess of snow late on the next Tuesday. Day and night in Denver, I went without a coat. Every now and then, I checked my phone for tweets and emails.