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OACOMA -- Gene Olson, Oacoma, will celebrate his 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Old West Trading Post, Oacoma. He requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 403 E. Hwy. 16, Oacoma, S.D., 57365.
GEDDES -- Geddes Fur Trader days will be held Saturday and Sunday in Geddes. Saturday's events include a walk/fun run at 8 a.m.; Antique parade on Main Street at 10 a.m; Quilt show in multi-purpose center and Show and Shine on Main Street at noon. A pie contest will be held at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose center along with the women's antique show. The show will include spinning and shearing demonstrations. Bingo will be sponsored at the Community Building by the Historical Society. All day Farmer's Market will be held at the community center as well. At 6 p.m.
Avera Queen of Peace is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its new 70,000-foot medical office building to be constructed along Interstate 90. The groundbreaking will be held at 5 p.m. on Cabela Drive, just west of the Cabela's and Farm Credit Services buildings. The new facility, which will be called the Avera Queen of Peace Grassland Health Campus, will house family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, occupational medicine, urgent care, laboratory and imaging services, and a home medical equipment outlet on the first two floors.
Work to demolish the former VFW building began Monday in Mitchell, resulting in the closure of Main Street between First and Second avenues. Mitchell Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg said the major concern with the demolition is the east wall of the building, which faces Main Street.
Mitchell police are looking for the driver of a pickup pulling a trailer, which they believe struck a bicyclist Monday afternoon at the intersection of Havens Avenue and Ohlman Street in Mitchell. Nicholas Bueno, a 36-year-old Mitchell resident, was bicycling west on Havens around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, according to Officer R.J.
A bird caught in a power line caused 465 customers to lose power Sunday in Mitchell. Around 5:45 p.m., a largely residential area in southeast Mitchell lost power for about an hour. Tom Glanzer, a spokesman for Northwestern Energy, said a bird was caught in a powerline, causing the area switch to cut power to that area.
“Mountain Moving Faith” will be the theme for vacation Bible school at Grace Baptist Church, 600 S. Edmunds, in Mitchell, today through Friday. Children in grades 1 through 6 will meet from 9 a.m. until noon for an exciting missionary story, illustrated Bible teaching, balloon sculpturing, snacks and prizes. Grades 7 through 12 will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today through Thursday. They will learn of “Mustard Seeds that Move Mountains” through a variety of activities and Bible preaching. Refreshments will be served. At 6:30 p.m.
In 1969, KORN-TV of Mitchell built a new, 1,565 foot-tower located 6 1/2 miles south of Salem. The Mitchell TV station became the first full-time primary affiliate of ABC in South Dakota; formerly the station had been an NBC affiliate. The studios were located on South Burr, also known as Highway 37, south of Interstate 90.
Caitlin M. Way, Mitchell, graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., on July 17. -- Source: Oklahoma State University
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for July 10 through July 19. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).