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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.
Due to the weather conditions, the conditions the schedule has changed and the City of Mitchell Street Department will be chip sealing the following streets on Monday: 100-300 blocks of West Douglas Avenue; 100-500 blocks of East Douglas Avenue; 300-400 blocks of East Juniper Avenue and the 100 block of East Juniper Avenue. City crews will also be finishing up the centers on the 1300-1500 blocks of Country Drive and 900-1500 blocks of West Elm Avenue.
Mallory Leigh Metzger and Jason Thomas Park were married on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, Dimock, with the Rev. Erika Lehmann officiating. Parents of the couple are Russell and Doris Metzger, Corsica; and Tom and Janet Park, Chester. Maid of honor was Megan Vilhauer. Bridesmaids were Lauren Leischner, Sara Rokeh, Sara Storm and Shannon Park. Nick Kreger was best man. Groomsmen were Dustin Carlson, Derek Simonsen, Ryan Park and Scott Park. Ushers were Brian Vilhauer, Tyler Dather, Kyle Swiden and Kyle Gerlach.
PARKSTON -- Dorothy Ellen Long, Parkston, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Parkston. Her birthday is Wednesday, Aug. 7. She requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 802 S. Third St., Parkston, S.D., 57366.