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ARMOUR -- Larry Hornstra, Armour, will be honored for his 50 years of teaching at a retirement open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at the Blue Moon, Armour. Greetings and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 411, Armour, S.D., 57313.
TRIPP -- Ray Grambihler, Tripp, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at the Legion Hall, Tripp. The event is hosted by his children and grandchildren. Greetings may be sent to 102 W. Wisconsin St., Tripp, S.D., 57376.
Descendants of the Knodel-Zeeb families will hold a reunion on Sunday, June 1, at Riverside Park, Yankton. There will be a potluck meal at noon. Plates and silverware will be furnished. For information call 530-4481.
Dennis and Linda Hargan, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 1. Their sons request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1200 N. Wisconsin, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will tour NST Labs in Bridgewater today before attending a medal presentation for Delmar Strunk in Scotland. At 10:45 a.m., Thune will tour the NST Labs before leaving to participate in the 1:30 p.m. medal presentation for Strunk at the city hall auditorium in Scotland. Strunk, 92, one of the last surviving members of the famed World War II guerrilla force known as "Merrill's Marauders," will be presented the Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal, U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and the Presidential Unit Citation. These awards will be presented by Col.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D, joined more than 170 members of Congress on a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period on its upcoming regulation of greenhouse gases from existing power plants, expected to be released on June 2. "The proposed regulations will impact nearly every segment of our economy," Noem said in a press release. "I am very concerned that every South Dakotan's electricity bill will increase while energy reliability will decrease should the proposal be put in place.
PIERRE — State Treasurer Rich Sattgast is warning the public to check with his office before replying to anyone claiming they can assist in returning unclaimed property. While there are legitimate companies known as asset locators or finders who provide this service for a fee, others are scams. Many South Dakotans are receiving letters from National Claimant Services stating that they have located dormant assets in their name. Every state has an unclaimed property division and provides the service for free.
PIERRE -- Applications are being accepted for a state program that provides once-a-year refunds of sales or property taxes to eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals in South Dakota. Under the Sales and Property Tax Refund for Senior and Disabled Citizens, qualified applicants will receive refunds of sales or property taxes based on their income. Refund checks are issued at the end of August.
Mixed Restaurant "Mixed" is now open in Brookings in the Village Square Mall Development. Cole Shawd, of Sioux Falls, and Mitchell native, is founder and president of the fast-casual, make-to-order and better-for you restaurant. The Brookings location has a drive-thru service and will also offer Caribou Coffee. Shawd currently has four locations and two more in development for the business he started in 2008 in Sioux Falls.