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Deb Olson and Kevin Kenkel will keep their seats on the Mitchell Board of Education without an election this year. There are two seats on the board up for re-election this year, both of which are three-year terms. Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves said no one else filed a petition by the March 29 deadline, meaning incumbents Olson and Kenkel will retain their seats on the board. That means there will be no school board election on June 7 as originally scheduled.
The Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce is warning Mitchell residents to beware of scam phone calls to fix a computer, which cost Americans almost $700,000 last year. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, said there were 12,000 reports of computer software service fraud from June to November 2014 in which the caller claims to be from organization like Microsoft, TalkTalk, BT or generic names like Windows Technical Department. NFIB said Americans lost $691,446 in that time period, with some victims losing up to $6,000.
PARKSTON — Karisa Murtha and Nick Kummer were married on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parkston, with the Rev. John Rader officiating. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Cathy Murtha and Kevin and Mary Kummer, all of Parkston. Matron of honor was Rebecca Bialas. Maid of Honor was Katie Murtha. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Murtha, Kelsey Kummer and Jenny Ferriss. Best men were Andrew and Kaden Kummer. Groomsmen were Ryan Murtha, Jedd Bialas and Chris Welch.
WOONSOCKET — Colleen Swenson, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, April 12. Her family requests a card shower . Greetings may be sent to 401 N. Second Ave., Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
PARKSTON — Willard and Mary Fuerst, Parkston will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 18. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 27852 417th Ave., Parkston S.D., 57366.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Abbie Younie, Wessington Springs, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Springs Inn, Wessington Springs. Greetings may be sent to Box 461, Wessington Springs, 57382.
OACOMA — A woman died Thursday from injuries sustained during a one-vehicle crash last week near Oacoma. Renata Horowitz, 21, of New York, was driving a 2003 Honda Element on April 4 on Interstate 90 near Oacoma when she lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled several times, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Tuesday.
OACOMA — A Fort Thompson man suffered life-threatening injuries Monday night in a one-vehicle crash 1½ miles north of Oacoma. Shaun St. John, 34, was not wearing a seat belt...
GREGORY — Two people were arrested for allegedly distributing drugs after the Gregory County Sheriff's Office executed a drug sting operation. Tucker Johnson, 19, of Gregory, and Veronica Jeffords, 19, of Burke, were arrested March 8 in Gregory after the sheriff's office gave an informant $900 to buy marijuana from Johnson. The transaction was completed at Johnson's residence by Jeffords, court documents state. Jeffords left the residence shortly after and was allegedly found in possession of $900, as well as marijuana and Adderall.
CHEERS to a pre-built home that has landed — literally — in Mitchell. Last week, the Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity presented a Mitchell family of six their own home in the city. The three-bedroom home was donated by South Dakota-based Superior Homes and was set on South Kimball Street. Several local businesses contributed to the effort, and another Habitat for Humanity home is in the works. This summer, the sixth Habitat for Humanity home will break ground in Mitchell, continuing one of the many great charitable efforts Mitchell has to offer.