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Terry Rietveld, of Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, was elected president of District 2 of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA). State Officers and District Presidents were installed at the SDFDA annual state convention held on May 7-9 at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood. This year's convention marked the state association's 115th anniversary. Rietveld, a funeral director for 23 years, will serve on the SDFDA Executive Board as President of District 2 for the 2014-2015 association year. Terry has been the managing partner of Will Funeral Chapel since 2002.
First National Bank South Dakota is pleased to announce that Gwen Hinkle and Heather Boddicker of Mitchell have been named as a recipients of First National Bank South Dakota's First Quarter 2014 Star Performer Award. The Star Performer Program is the bank's employee recognition program. Bank employees are nominated each quarter by fellow team members for performance.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday DJ/Karaoke Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have DJ/Karaoke from 9:30 p.m.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Anthems, Scripture and dialogue about the aspects of Jesus’ life will be presented at 7 p.m. on June 1 at United Methodist Church, Wessington Springs. Following the concert in the sanctuary, there will be pie and ice cream served in the chapel. A free-will offering will be accepted. — Wessington SpringsUnited Methodist Church
DEADWOOD — Applications are now available for second-round considerations for the Outside-of-Deadwood Grant program. Since 2002, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission has helped promote the preservation and interpretation of historic sites, buildings and properties throughout the state. The program, which awards up to $250,000 each year, stimulates quality restoration, protection and interpretation of buildings, sites and properties that contribute to an understanding of Deadwood’s unique history. This total exceeds $2.9 million.
Recent Mitchell High School graduates Daniel Pecenka and Logan C. Christensen were honored by LifeServe Blood Center as 2014 Gallon Grads. The Gallon Grad program encourages high school students, ages 16 and older, to donate one gallon of blood before graduating from high school. In order to become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. — Source: Lifeserve Blood Center
PLANKINTON — A man suffered minor injuries when the cement truck he was driving Tuesday morning tipped over on Interstate 90 near Plankinton. Samuel Wipf, 50, of Mitchell, was driving a cement truck west around 8 a.m. on I-90 when the driver’s side steering axle tire blew out, according to Sgt. Robert Mayer of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Wipf lost control of the truck and it tipped over onto its side in the median, about three miles east of Plankinton.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Blended, Mom's Night Out, Million Dollar Arm, Godzilla, Neighbors.
A toddler was injured Wednesday morning when a vehicle backed into the child. Officer Nick Jongeling, of the Mitchell Police Division, said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m., but was not reported to police until the afternoon. A group of people were packing their vehicle at the Corn Palace Motel's parking lot when someone went to move the vehicle closer to the building. When they moved the vehicle, the 1 1/2-year-old child was behind the car and was knocked down.
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to review their eBay account information for any suspicious activity in response to the massive data breach. According to eBay, the company has determined a data breach has occurred including customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. Consumers should monitor their eBay accounts for any unauthorized activity and anything suspicious should be reported to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or email@example.com .