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Gerhardt Neugebauer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 99th birthday on Saturday, May 10. His family requests card shower Greetings may be sent to 500 S. Ohlman St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A girl, Makynzi Laura Wilson, was born on March 18, 2014, to Angela Doering, Mitchell, and Michael Wilson, Sioux Falls, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins a brother, Draiden Meyer. Grandparents are Ivan and Leonda Doering, Mitchell.
A Mitchell woman is accused of possessing methamphetamine while on probation. Amy Demaranville, 43, admitted to law enforcement last week that she last used meth on April 30, according to court documents. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Court documents state law enforcement received a Crimestoppers tip that Demaranville received meth on April 30, so Mitchell Police Division conducted a search of her home.
A Mount Vernon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual exploitation of a minor for videotaping a girl in the shower. Adam Heidinger, 29, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Heidinger said he "secretly recorded" the girl in November while she took a shower and the video involved nudity.
The Mitchell KOA Campground, located east of Mitchell on Highway 38, is now open for the summer camping season. The Mitchell KOA is one of 485 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada. Campers can pick up a new 2014 Edition of the KOA Directory free at any KOA campground. The Directory is a complete travel atlas of every U.S. state and Canadian province, and includes descriptive listings of each KOA campground as well as detailed maps and directions to each location. -- Source: KOA News Service
OACOMA -- The winners of the 2014 Harry K quality Educator Award are Trisha Burke, Chamberlain, and Shawn Wynia, Platte, it was announced recently. They will each be receiving a $2,500 check plus a collection of classroom resources to be presented to the Chamberlain and Platte-Geddes Schools. Five finalists were selected from more than 40 nominees for the 2014 Harry K Quality Educator Award in partnership with Al's Oasis, Cedar Shore, Pharmco, Statewide Ag Insurance and KWYR Radio.
Avera Med Aide Online Training Solutions is currently offering training for medication aides. Avera Education & Staffing Solutions launched the online training in April. Via online modules, textbook reading and assigned skills activities, students are able to complete 20 hours of instruction to be eligible for course completion. As part of the 20-hour course, students also complete two unit exams, a one-hour online laboratory, a three-hour one-to-one skills performance evaluation and a proctored online final exam.
PIERRE -- Secretary of State Jason Gant announced customers may now obtain a Certificate of Good Standing online through the secretary of state's website. Previously, a customer would have to submit a request for a Certificate of Good Standing in writing to the secretary of state's office and receive the certificate via mail. This process typically takes between three and four days. Now, a certificate can be ordered and received through the secretary of state website. "This new online feature allows companies to move at the speed of business.
DIMOCK — A single-vehicle accident on Monday evening resulted in minor injuries for a Dimock man and spilled liquid fertilizer, authorities said. Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Petersen said 63-year-old Daniel Kurtenbach, of Dimock, was driving a straight truck hauling liquid fertilizer westbound on 270th Street, just south of Dimock, around 7:15 p.m. Monday. Petersen said when Kurtenbach looked down at the shift handle, he drifted into the north ditch along 270th Street.
A Mitchell man is accused of attempting to distribute a controlled substance. Dylan Romero, 21, was arrested for the attempt in April. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Romero contacted a confidential informant -- who secretly works for law enforcement -- and asked to exchange drugs for a prescription fentanyl patch, according to court documents. Romero and the confidential informant arranged to meet at a local parking lot to make the exchange for 11 Carisoprodol tablets and two gift cards for the fentanyl patch.