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Richard "Rocky" Kirby, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 20. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1315 E. Second Ave., MItchell, S.D., 57301.
LETCHER -- An open house bridal shower for Sarah Amick, future bride of Joseph Gitzen, will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Community Center, Letcher.
A girl, Lily Rayne Hofer, was born on Aug. 8, 2013, to Robert and Rachel Hofer, Olivet, at St. Benedict's Hospital, Parkston. Grandparents are Andy and Lena Hofer and George and Rachel Hofer, all of Olivet.
SANTEE, CALIF. -- Donald and Maxine Leetch, Santee, Calif., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 22. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 10337 Settle Road, Santee, CA, 92071.
It wasn't long ago -- June of 2011, actually -- when voters in Mitchell soundly defeated a proposal to create a city manager position that would oversee most of the city's general business. When we say soundly, we really mean it. The final vote was 1,486 against to 782 in favor, or a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent.
FORT THOMPSON -- The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and South Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct a joint law-enforcement operation during the tribe's upcoming pow-wow scheduled Friday through Sunday. Seven Highway Patrol troopers, two with police service dogs, will assist tribal police during the weekend pow-wow. Acting on a resolution from the tribal council, Crow Creek Chairman Brandon Sazue invited the Highway Patrol to help with enforcement issues.
Pavement repair work will begin on Highway 37 from one-quarter mile south of Spruce Street in Mitchell to two miles north of Tripp on Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic on the 29-mile project will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car during working hours and possibly during the overnight hours, if the concrete has not reached sufficient strength. Motorists can expect short delays and may want to consider an alternate route. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.
When my grandson, Henry, turned 1 year old in July, our family and friends gathered with us to celebrate his special day. We enjoyed a nice meal together, and then watched Henry attempt to eat his birthday cake and open his presents. As a 1-year-old, Henry probably doesn't quite grasp the birthday concept yet; but it was important for us to celebrate.
A Mitchell woman received jail time Tuesday for violating several terms of her probation. Stacy Seltz, 25, entered her plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Seltz was originally arrested in January for assaulting an officer after she was arrested for drunken driving. She had to be forced into handcuffs and kicked an officer as she was loaded into the back of a patrol car. Her blood alcohol content was 0.279 around the time of her arrest, nearly 3.5 times the legal driving limit in South Dakota of 0.08.