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GANN VALLEY — David and Judy Gaulke, Gann Valley, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the fire hall in Gann Valley. Their anniversary is May 15. The couple request no gifts.
PARKSTON — Mary M. Schoenfelder, Parkston, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Saturday, May 16. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 901 S. Third St., Apt. #1, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
WOONSOCKET — Maynard "Maxie" Sievert, Woonsocket, will celebrate his 70th birthday, today, May 9. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 101 S. First Ave., Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
Two Mitchell women are charged with unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Alyssah Dirkes, 20, and Kaylee Martin, 19, have each been indicted on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A Mitchell woman is accused of assaulting another woman with a beer glass in early April at the Kongo Klub, which is north of Mitchell. According to court documents, Anna Cure, 21, was at the Kongo Klub on April 10 and got into a fight with another woman. During the fight, witnesses told law enforcement Cure hit the victim over the head with a beer glass. The victim told law enforcement Cure had fled the scene. Later that night, law enforcement found Cure at her home. Cure told law enforcement the victim started the fight by hitting her, but Cure didn't remember hitting the victim at all.
SIOUX FALLS — The United States government intends to introduce more evidence in the case against two Letcher men who allegedly committed tax evasion. Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler filed a notice of intent to produce summary exhibits to the court on Thursday in a case against Ted and Steven Nelson. The Nelsons have allegedly participated in a tax evasion scheme since 2002 and were each indicted on seven counts of failure to file tax returns, one count of impeding the Internal Revenue Service and one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. The U.S.
A Mitchell man is accused of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, which is also a felony. Levi Young, 32, spoke with law enforcement regarding another case on April 21 and agreed officers could search his residence but not his vehicle. According to court documents, Young told law enforcement he had a .22 caliber handgun in his vehicle that he once owned but recently sold to a friend.
Theatrical talent from Mitchell has extended its reach to the Sioux Empire this May. "Monty Python's Spamalot," a production put on by the Sioux Empire Community Theatre, is being directed by Dan Miller, associate professor and director of theater at Dakota Wesleyan University. The cast also features several DWU students and Mitchell residents. The production, a spoof of the comedy film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," retells the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table through cows, cute girls, killer rabbits and funny Frenchmen. Performances are at 7 p.m.
An Arizona man who was arrested for drunken driving after rear-ending another vehicle on Burr Street in Mitchell has been charged with receiving stolen property. Elmer Yellow Hair, 43, of Tuscon, Ariz., was driving a Subaru Outback on April 23 when he crashed into another vehicle. After an investigation, law enforcement discovered the Subaru was stolen from a Sioux City, Neb., car lot. The Subaru was worth about $8,000, according to court documents, which constitutes grand theft and carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
A Mitchell man is accused of first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a couple's home in early April. Holton Whitney, 25, apparently went into a home on East Third Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on April 10 and took beer from a fridge.