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TRIPP -- Marcella "Sally" Scheetz, Tripp, celebrated her 85th birthday on Aug. 19. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 214, Tripp, S.D., 57376.
A boy, Jack Alvin Giblin, was born on July 31, 2013, to Rachel and Eric Giblin, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Lois Pravecek, Wagner, and the late James Pravecek; and Kenny and Mary Jane Giblin, Mitchell.
STICKNEY -- Harley Titze, Stickney, will celebrate his 75th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 27. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 275, Stickney, S.D., 57375.
Delmar "Del" Maeschen, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 417 S. Iowa St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Caramel apples on a stick and other treats are available for delivery in conjunction with the Corn Palace Festival. Deliveries are available to businesses, homes or a special event. A minimum of 10 items is required per delivery. In addition to caramel apples on a stick, other treats available for delivery are caramel apples in a bowl, footlong chili dogs and walking tacos. Call 630-0083 to place an order.
The Corn Palace Festival begins today in downtown Mitchell. Vendors open at 3 p.m. and the amusement rides and inflatables open at 5 p.m. Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said ticket sales for this year's concerts and a comedian inside the Corn Palace are selling well, with "a good number of tickets left for each show." Tickets for all shows at the Corn Palace are available at the box office or by calling 800-289-7469. Here are some highlights from the festival schedule: Today 3 to 8 p.m., shows on the Freedom Stage
The Davison and Hanson County 4-Hers had great Achievement Days. We always get asked at Achievement Days how exhibits compare with previous years. This year exhibits were outstanding with numbers being up over last year in both Davison and Hanson counties. I have kept track of ribbon placings each of the last 11 years I have been in Hanson County and this year exceeded the previous high by 76 exhibits! These highs represent a great deal of hard work shown by all of our 4-Hers.
There are two iron laws of energy policy in the United States. Iron Law No. 1: A higher federal excise tax on fuel would efficiently reduce gasoline consumption and its negative side effects (air pollution, traffic congestion, carbon emissions, dependence on foreign oil). Iron Law No. 2: Although economically rational, gas taxes are politically unpopular, so Congress will go to almost any length to avoid raising them, even if that means resorting to far less transparent policies.
She had on her Sunday best, as everyone else did. In her pretty, embroidered dress, done hair and cat-eye glasses, Kathleen Johnson was stretching to see the speakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and to snap a better photo of the crowds when -- splash! -- in she went. "It was the most embarrassing thing that could've happened to me," Johnson said, describing the day she lost her balance and fell into the National Mall's reflecting pool.
PIERRE -- A governor's aide said Wednesday the new State Veterans Home that the Daugaard administration plans to build at Hot Springs has a new design that should save about $10 million. That will bring construction costs back within the $41.3 million the Legislature approved last winter. The numbers of beds -- 52 for skilled nursing care and 48 for residential living -- aren't changing. But they will be grouped by floor, with skilled nursing on the main level and residential on the second story.