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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., Tuesday applauded the inclusion of a provision in the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) conference report prohibiting the U.S.
Marvin Mathis, Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday, May 19. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 521 E. Fifth Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A girl, Jayla Ann Gebel, was born on March 17, 2014, to Rachel and Josh Gebel, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are John and Ronda Vetch, Mitchell; and Todd and Terri Shannon, Mitchell, and the late Dwayne Gebel.
Paul and Dorothy Patton, Mitchell, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 13. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 41247 Old Mill Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A boy, Oscar Harvey Eidem, was born on April 30, 2014, to Lacey Lee and Evan Eidem, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Bob and Kayleen Lee, Sioux Center, Iowa; and James and Susan Eidem, Hendricks, Minn.
PIERRE — South Dakota’s Education Enhancement Trust Fund has added over $7.7 million to its principal, thanks to the state’s management of its master settlement agreement with major tobacco companies. Each year, South Dakota receives payments due under the 1998 master settlement agreement among major tobacco companies and 46 states, including South Dakota. In 2002, the state created the trust fund with bonds issued by Educational Enhancement Funding Co.
A Mitchell man accused of stealing a car also may have also broken into at least 10 other cars, according to the Mitchell Police Division. Matthew VanDrongelen, 22, was arrested Monday for stealing a car. The Mitchell Police Division received a call at about 4:30 a.m. Monday, when someone caught VanDrongelen breaking into a vehicle, said Sgt. Mike Koster. Koster said VanDrongelen is suspected to be connected to several other vehicle burglaries in Mitchell, Koster added. No other information was available immediately Monday evening.
National Exchange Club President Don Wright, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., spoke to the Mitchell Exchange Club at the club's Monday morning meeting. This is the first time a national president has attended a local meeting. President Wright will visit the Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen clubs during a three-day visit to South Dakota.
A Mitchell Man could land in prison for up to 30 years for allegedly stealing a jar of change worth about $200 and intending to steal cigarettes. David Larvie, 23, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, each of which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Larvie is accused of entering Colin Ell's home on the 400 block of West 10th Avenue in Mitchell without permission, twice in the same day, according to court documents.
Law enforcement officers verified the residences and employment of 66 registered sex offenders last week in Davison County. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, the police, Davison County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Marshal's Service conducted the checks, mostly on May 6. No arrests were made for violations of sex offender registry laws, according to the release. Residency checks of registered sex offenders by law enforcement is often done randomly at least once per year.