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PIERRE — The White House has issued a proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard. President Obama calls for the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on Friday and he has invited Governors of the United States to join in the observance. At the President's request, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff starting today through Friday in honor of those who lost their lives.
Jonathan Dean, of Alexandria; Nicolas Mews-Schmuck, of Emery; and Justin Eisenbeis, of Freeman; were among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists named recently in the annual National Merit Scholarship program. The seniors will now go on to compete for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Tyler Wedel, Mitchell, has joined ELO Prof. LLC Mitchell office as an associate. He will work in all areas of accounting, including auditing, tax preparation and computer accounting. He received his bachelor's degree in business economics with a minor in accounting from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in 2012, and his master's in professional accountancy from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in August.
Ardis Nelson, Crane Realty LLC, Mitchell, has been named Realtor of the Year by the Mitchell Board of Realtors at the Board of Realtors meeting held Aug. 28 in Mitchell. Selection criteria is based on efforts to encourage real estate laws and regulations of this board and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors.
CANISTOTA -- Four people were injured Friday evening after the vehicle they were riding in struck a tractor and crashed in the ditch. Virginia Luke, 58, of Wagner, was driving a Chrysler Town & Country minivan east on Highway 42 near Canistota when she tried to pass a John Deere tractor. Oncoming traffic forced her to move back into her lane, said Capt. Kevin Joffer, of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. As she moved back into her lane, the van struck the rear end of the tractor, and the van went into the ditch.
A 7-year-old Mitchell girl received minor injuries Monday afternoon in a bicycle-SUV accident on Main Street in Mitchell. Shyanne Songer was riding her bike around 5:30 p.m. with her father,...
PLATTE -- Two people were injured in a rollover crash near Platte Saturday night. Christopher Wise, 18, of Mitchell, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix south on 369th Avenue in Charles Mix County around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The road is a minimum maintenance road, said Capt. Kevin Joffer of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The vehicle hit a dip in the road just before the intersection of 282nd Street and 369th Avenue. The vehicle vaulted over the intersection and rolled, landing on its roof, Joffer said.
Starting at 6 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. today, the following streets will be closed for paving: n Summit Drive, from Northridge Road to Chalkstone Drive. n Northridge Road, from Circle Court to Foster Street. n 600 block of Mitchell Boulevard from Minnesota Street to West University. No through traffic will be allowed.
The Longfellow Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization is sponsoring "Longfellow Drive-In Night" on Saturday at the Starlite Drive-In, Mitchell. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will include bounce houses, a 72-foot obstacle course, train rides, free golf and the Dodge Drive for Kids before "Despicable Me 2" begins at approximately 8 p.m. Cost is $15 per carload. This will be the last showing at the drive-in.
In celebration of the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Dakota Wesleyan University will host a special public viewing today of "A More Perfect Union," the first installment of the PBS series "Constitution USA."