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WHITE LAKE -- Blondie Gales, White Lake, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, Aug. 18. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 55, White Lake, S.D., 57383.
Jim Paulson, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 17. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 530 Roselander Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
WOONSOCKET -- Zola (Stulken) Ashley, Wessington Springs, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 201 Slocum Ave. N., No. 13, Wessington Springs, S.D., 57382.
Paul Patton, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday at an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Patton-Young Park, Mitchell. The event is hosted by his children and he requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 41247 Old Mill Road, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A boy, Adrian Jacob Toribio was born on July 21, 2014, to Sarah Comp and Chris Toribio, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Nancy and Dennis Comp and Brenda and Jose Toribio, all of Mitchell; and Diane Hegdahl Percival, Casper, Wyo.
A Mitchell man who pleaded guilty to possession of meth was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. Robert Pomani, 33, asked for probation and a chance to prove he could be a productive member of society. But, Judge Tim Bjorkman said the combination of the fact the possession charge is a third felony for Pomani, and violence in his past, several misdemeanors, wasted opportunities for treatment and the use of threats and violence fueled his decision. Pomani pleaded guilty in July to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
A Mitchell man has pleaded not guilty to grand theft and intentional property damage, both felony charges. Kelly Joe Watts, 26, appeared in court Tuesday in jail scrubs and a neck brace. Watts is accused of stealing a propane truck from Mitchell Technical Institute in June, which subsequently rolled in an accident in Bon Homme County. When he allegedly took the truck, he broke through a chainlink fence. Each charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled jury trial for October.
The bulls are coming back to the Miller Lite Bull Bash, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Horseman's Sports Arena in Mitchell. This is the opportunity to see 30 of the region's top bull-riders in action. Gates open at 5 p.m. The event features bullfighters Josh Rivinius and Kaleb Barrett. The barrelman and special act for the evening is Mark Swingler. Local children are welcome to participate in the Kids Candy Scramble and Mutton Busting. Mutton Busting is first come, first served for those children ages 4-7 and under 60 pounds. Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
The city of Mitchell Street Department will be chip-sealing the following streets today: 100 block of North Davison Street; 100-200 blocks of South Davison Street; 100-700 blocks of North Mentzer Street; 400 to 500 blocks of East Ash Avenue; 200 block of South Langdon Street. Please have all vehicles removed from the street by 7 a.m. and refrain from parking on street until all work is completed. In case of inclement weather, the schedule may be changed.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Tanner Pickner, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled weapon; in exchange for his plea, the state agreed to drop a possession of a firearm with an altered serial number charge; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered an abbreviated presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September. • Clancy Schooler, 39, of Mitchell received a four-week continuance; she was scheduled for sentencing in a drug case. • Anthony Paulsen, 21, of Mitc