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PARKSTON — Eva Lingemann, Parkston, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Friday, May 13. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent c/o Avera St. Benedict Assisted Living, 400 W. Fir Street, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Wilford "Wimp" Boddicker, will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church Hall, Mitchell. The event is hosted by his family. Greetings may be sent to Avera Brady Assisted Living, 1414 W. Cedar Ave., Apt. X, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
STICKNEY — Sarah Punt, Stickney, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Wednesday, May 11. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 37719 263rd. St., Stickney, S.D., 57375.
ETHAN — Sally Pollreisz, Ethan, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Wednesday, May 11. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 419 S. Sixth St., Ethan, S.D., 57334.
Linda Gerlach, Mitchell, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Friday, May 13. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1601 Country Drive, Apt. 2, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
ABERDEEN—Maxine Martin, Aberdeen, formerly of White Lake, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, May 13. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1425 15th Ave. SE, Apt. 204, Aberdeen, S.D., 57401.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain HANDEL NAMED S.D. RESOURCE OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Sgt. Jason Handel thought he was walking into assist school administrators break up a fight among students on Monday at Chamberlain High School. But, that was not the case.
WAGNER—A Wagner woman suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. Jennell McShane, 50, was traveling east on 303rd Street, a gravel road about six miles southwest of Wagner, when the 1996 Chevrolet 88 she was driving left the road and rolled, ending on its top, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
RELIANCE—A small grass fire in the median of Interstate 90 near Reliance was extinguished quickly Thursday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., officials responded to a report of a fire in the median of I-90 between mile markers 255 and 256, according to Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger. Manger said the fire was small, about 50 feet long by 5 feet wide, and the Reliance Fire Department had the flame extinguished in approximately 10 minutes.
The motorcycle driver who was seriously injured in a Monday evening crash is from Mitchell, authorities released Thursday. Jacob Osborn, 22, suffered life-threatening injuries after the 2007 Yamaha sport bike he was driving was struck by a 2006 Ford Escape, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.