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WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Viorene (Wolf) Dean McEldowney, Wessington Springs, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 21, at Jerauld County 4-H Building, Wessington Springs. The event is hosted by her family and she requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 210 Slocum Ave N., Apt. No. 5, Wessington Springs, S.D., 57382.
BRIDGEWATER -- Emanuel and Mary Glanzer, Bridgewater, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 20. They will celebrate with a family dinner at a later date. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 43448 272nd St., Bridgewater, S.D., 57319.
From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 12, at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell, the South Dakota State Poetry Society is having an open mic program. If you would like to read, show up and sign up. From past experience, 20-25 people can read in an hour and a half, if everyone keeps themselves to three to five minutes. People are also welcome to attend the 5 p.m. potluck and the SDSPS annual meeting. Lawrence Diggs, a museum board members, is conducting a workshop on self-publishing July 12-13 at the museum. For more information, contact Diggs at: me@ ldiggs.com.
Fruit, board games and body image all served as inspiration for Mitchell High School photographers this year. Marica Shannon, an art instructor at MHS, said she had 24 students in the high school's spring semester photography class. Students were tasked with learning basic photography skills, such as aperture, shutter speeds, depth of field and rule of thirds. They then translated those skills into their photography through assignments. Pictured are some of the photos from the class.
Jourdan Uecker and Taylor Thill announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Doug and Kathy Uecker, Freeman; and Todd and Alisa Thill, Mitchell. Jourdan is a graduate of Freeman High School and Southeast Technical Institute with a degree in business administration. She is employed at Neighborhood Dental, Sioux Falls. Taylor is a graduate of Mitchell High School and holds an associate of science degree in electrical construction and maintenance. He is employed at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls. A June 21 wedding is planned at Calvary Reformed Church, Monroe.
Gene and Audrey Juffer, Mitchell, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 21. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 25823 409th Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Dr. Mary Kersenbrock and Aaron Losing announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dr. M.J. and Jane Kersenbrock, O'Neill, Neb.; and Gaylan and Peggy Losing, Alpena. Kersenbrock graduated from O'Neill St. Mary's High School, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Creighton University School of Dentistry, and is a dentist in O'Neill. Losing, a graduate of Alpena High School and Mount Marty College, Yankton, is a teacher and coach at Crofton High School. An Aug. 9 wedding is planned in O'Neill.
MISSION HILL -- Harvard and Karen (Erdman) Schulz, Mission Hill, formerly of the area, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at Hillcrest Country Club, Yankton. They were married on Dec. 28, 1963, in Mitchell The event is hosted by their children and grandchildren, and the couple request no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 30719 Cedar Bluff Road, Mission Hill, S.D., 57046.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced Friday that he is accepting nominations for the Angels in Adoption program. Each year, Johnson recognizes South Dakotans who have made a difference in the lives of children in need of a family. "As the grandfather of two adopted children, I understand the tremendous impact that adoption has on both children and the families that welcome them into their homes," Johnson said.
MOUNT VERNON -- Rosalie Nicolaisen, Mount Vernon, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday, June 23. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 25503 397th Ave., Mount Vernon, S.D., 57363.