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Northern State University, Aberdeen, has released the spring 2013 dean's list The list is made up of four categories of students who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester: full-time: GPA 3.5 to 3.99; and GPA 4.0; and part-time: GPA 3.5 to 3.99; and GPA 4.0 Full-time students: 3.5-3.99: Armour: Rubylin Schroeder; Artesian: Lara Brink; Chamberlain: Kelly Longden; Corsica: Janae Lagge; Dimock: Abby Klumb; Herrick: Allora Drey; Kimball: Alexa Overweg; Salem: Christina Tucker; Tripp: Kaitlin Buchholz; Winner: Jessica Massa. Full-time students: 4.0:
D.W. "Bill" and Janese (Sprinkel) Montgomery celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1547 Northridge Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
GREGORY -- Gregory attorney Stephanie Pochop has been elected president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. The association, which has more than 500 members, promotes public awareness of the legal system and encourages professional excellence within the legal field.
Nepstad's Flowers and Gifts, Mitchell, was recently recognized by Teleflora as a Top 1,000 florist for the year 2012. The honor goes to the top 1 percent of all U.S. florist shops sending orders through the Teleflora network. Nepstad's has been a member of the Mitchell business community for 62 years.
Michael Mohr, a Northwestern Mutual financial representative based in Mitchell, is receiving the company's Diamond Award based on an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. Mohr was scheduled to be recognized at Northwestern Mutual's 133rd annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wis.
Roger DeRouchey, longtime farm business management instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute, has joined the agricultural lending staff at Plains Commerce Bank in Mitchell. Plains Commerce Bank has recently opened loan production offices at 1200 S. Burr in Mitchell and in Bismarck, N.D. Plains Commerce Bank was started in Hoven in 1931 and has other locations in Aberdeen, Conde, Hoven, Sioux Falls and Watertown.
PIERRE -- Heavier than normal traffic flows during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally require bikers and drivers to share the road for safety, officials with the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Office of Highway Safety caution. Although the rally doesn't officially begin until Monday, motorcycle traffic has increased since early summer and likely will continue to be heavy through the end of August, says Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
The 2013 Mitchell High School yearbook, "The Maize," is in and available for pickup from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday in the MHS library.
Dean Jerke, Mitchell; and Kristen Moore, Parkston, recently graduated from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb. Jerke earned a bachelor of science in systems and network administration. Moore received a bachelor of science in healthcare management.
Nick Johnson, Sam Johnson and Matthew Schilling, Mitchell, recently attended the Teen Leadership Camp sponsored by the South Dakota Teen Age Republicans (TARs). There were more than 50 participants from across the state at the TARs weeklong camp in the Black Hills. Attendees heard from U.S. Sen. John Thune, former Gov. Mike Rounds, and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Participants also visited Mount Rushmore, spent an afternoon at the Rushmore Waterslides and enjoyed a variety of other fun and educational sessions.