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VALLEY SPRINGS — Betty (Hahn) Banghart, Valley Springs, formerly of Howard, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday, May 22. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Box 177, Valley Springs, S.D., 57068.
DIMOCK — Doris Schlimgen, Dimock, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Friday, May 22. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 40783 269th St., Dimock, S.D., 57350.
Duane and Sandy VandenHoek, Corsica, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla VandenHoek, to Tanner Weber, son of Pat and Liz Weber, Dimock. Kayla is a biochemistry and psychology major at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. Tanner is a sports management and business major, with a minor in coaching at DWU. A June 13 wedding is planned at Granite Springs Lodge, Alexandria.
The Corn Palace Stampede Committee has announced the theme for the 45th Corn Palace Stampede rodeo parade. This year's theme is "Homegrown," according to a press release from the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee. The parade will be at 10:30 a.m. on July 18 on Main Street and Lawler in Mitchell. The featured entertainer at this year's rodeo is the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls of Three Rivers, Calif. The Riata Ranch Girls are a crowd favorite in Mitchell, according to the release.
DELMONT — Nearly 200 people volunteered their time in Delmont Friday on the first day the city opened to outsiders looking to help with tornado cleanup. According to the Department of Public Safety, 179 people had volunteered by Friday afternoon. More volunteers are being accepted this weekend in Delmont. They should register with the Volunteer Reception Center, which is located at the town ballfield on the southwest corner of Delmont. That center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Q. Since the property owned by Clarence and Loretta Larsen, located south of the Mitchell Public Library, was condemned by the city last year, it does not appear anything more has been done. What is the timeline on cleaning this area up? A.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Geddes EXPANDED SERVICES FOR CLINIC: Upgrades with telemedicine equipment will be installed in the Geddes Medical Clinic this summer, with a goal of easing care and connecting the town's clinic to the rest of Avera's electronic network. The clinic is managed by Avera's Platte Health Center and should allow patients to go to the clinic in Geddes and digitally see a physician in another Avera location.
A Mitchell man is accused of possession of a controlled substance after being suspected of illegally entering vehicles in city limits. On April 24, law enforcement spoke with Justin Brown, 31, regarding him possibly illegally entering vehicles and he was "very jittery," according to court documents. Brown also had fresh track marks on his arm, indicating he recently used drugs intravenously. Brown told law enforcement he thought someone had injected him with "B12" the night prior, according to court documents, and gave officers a baggie containing a white powdery substance.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for May 7 through May 13. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).
A Mitchell woman is accused of attempted grand theft and forgery after allegedly taking a man's tax return check and trying to cash it. According to court documents, Kelsea McNeely, 27, is indicted on one count of attempted grand theft for allegedly trying to take more than $1,200 from the victim.