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Emily Hansen, Mitchell, is one of three Northern State University art students who held their senior exhibition reception on March 31 at the NSU Student Center Gallery. Hansen is an advertising design major with a business minor and is a 2010 graduate of Mitchell High School. Her specialization is in advertising design but will showcase a range of works in advertising design, digital illustrations and photography. She will graduate in May. She is the daughter of Douglas and Holly Hansen, Letcher.
Luke Sheppard, Mitchell, was selected as "Student of the Quarter" for the John Deere Tech Program at Southeast Community College-Milford Campus, Milford, Neb. The award recognizes students who make an effort to excel academically and to improve their job skills while attending SCC. Students receiving this honor must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Job skill evaluation includes the following criteria: good attitude toward staff, peers and the college; good attendance; quality work and ability to work as a team member.
Mitchell Christian School has released the third quarter honor roll for the current academic year. 4.0 HONORS: Juniors: Ellie Bleeker, Emily Schrag. Sophomores: Casey Zoss. Freshmen: Abbie Reynen, Carlie Vander Pol. Seventh Grade: Luke Knutson. 3.5 HONORS Seniors: Wesley Vander Pol, Aaron Lemon, Cassidy Graham. Juniors: Levi Knight, Paul Intare, Cody Gromer, Matthew Feistner. Sophomores: Emily Reynen, Destiny Reimnitz, Kendra Nydam, Majok Kur, Riley Shields. Freshmen: Kaitlyn Asmus, Taylor Lepke, Colette Haag. Eighth Grade: Charlotte Haag, Riley O'Neill, Ben Tegethoff. Seventh Grad
YANKTON -- Mount Marty College nursing students were inducted into the Upsilon Iota Chapter of the Honor Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, on March 2 at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion on the Avera Sacred Heart Campus. Area BSN student inductees are: Gina Ludens, Springfield; and Courtney Miller, Mitchell. An area MSN student inductee is Kim Haines, Alexandria.
PIERRE — The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program is currently seeking volunteers for all aspects of the SHIINE program. SHIINE will be holding orientation webinars...
PIERRE — South Dakota’s own Sioux Horse Effigy, an artifact from the collection of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, will be on display in a groundbreaking exhibition of Plains Indian masterworks, “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky.” The new traveling exhibition opens on Monday at musée du quai Branly in Paris.
The third annual Scavengers Journey is set for June 20-22. Participating communities on the nearly 100-mile route along old U.S. Highway 16 include Plankinton, White Lake, Kimball, Pukwana, Chamberlain, Oacoma, Reliance and Presho. The towns will showcase their unique business districts, host citywide garage sales, organize flea markets, food fairs and farmers markets. A guidebook will be available prior to the event.
A Mitchell woman is accused of having sex with two juvenile males. Alicia Mosser, 18, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree rape, which means the alleged victims were between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victims. Mosser was arrested on March 26 for the charges. She admitted in a recorded police interview that she had consensual sex with two boys, according to court documents.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Jury selection concluded Thursday in the trial of a Gann Valley woman. Donika Gonzales, 23, is accused of beating a 4-year-old child to death in February 2013. Attorneys will begin the trial with opening statements this morning at the Brule County Courthouse. Although the crime occurred in Buffalo County, the trial was moved to Brule County for space reasons. The trial is scheduled to run through April 11.
FORT THOMPSON -- A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Patrick Scott Pomani, 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury in July and pleaded guilty in January. The conviction stems from Pomani failing to register as a sex offender between April 28, 2013, and July 16, 2013. Pomani was previously convicted of a sex offense in federal court, and he is required by law to register as a sex offender. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N.