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Dale and Shirley Magnuson, Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Masonic Lodge, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their family and the couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 309 South Edmunds, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
MENNO — Bernice Schoenfish, Menno, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Grace Lutheran Church, Menno. A short program will be held at 3 p.m. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 43067 283rd. St., Menno, S.D. 57045.
Betty Barber, Dell Rapids, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 4. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 200 W. 10th #203, Dell Rapids, S.D. 57022.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Salem MCCOOK CENTRAL PTA TO HOST "SAFETY NIGHT": The McCook Central PTA will host a "Safety Night" on Sept. 15 at the Salem Softball Complex. Representatives from the fire department, ambulance, police department, and 911 operators will give safety talks, answer questions and give a quick tour of their vehicles. There will also be a search-and-rescue dog demonstration.
An employee of the U.S. Postal Service was bitten by a dog while on his normal delivery route at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. Maynard Puetz, 61, was on his regular postal route when he encountered a dog off its leash and away from its property on the 600 block of East First Ave. in Mitchell. The dog bit Puetz in the leg, according to Animal Control Officer Kevin Yeo. Puetz went to a medical care provider after the incident. The dog belonged to the owners at 621 E. First Ave., who have been notified.
OLIVET — A Wagner man in prison for burglary has pleaded not guilty in another burglary case, stemming from an incident in Parkston. Dean Honomichl, 33, pleaded not guilty on Monday to third-degree burglary and grand theft of tools and equipment valued at approximately $10,000 from Runnings in Parkston. On Sept. 19, 2015, Honomichl allegedly broke into the store and stole the items, some of which were returned by an unnamed party, authorities said, leading to Honomichl's arrest.
One day after the Mitchell Police Division warned locals about door-to-door salespeople in the area, Mitchell High School teacher Mel Olson offered his own reminder. Olson said Mitchell High School juniors will be selling magazines as part of an annual fundraiser to support the school's prom. Olson said the prom is funded without school district money, and the magazine sales are a major funding source of the event.
WOONSOCKET — An initial court appearance has been scheduled for the man arrested for murder in Woonsocket. Matthew Novak, 33, was arrested Wednesday morning on one count of second-degree murder for allegedly killing 25-year-old Jennifer Gibson. Novak, who is being held on a $350,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in Sanborn County Court on Sept. 13. Novak appeared in court Thursday morning with his court-appointed attorney, Jeffrey Burns.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County between May 23 and June 6. • Austin James Emmett, 22, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine; $66 costs.
The Daily Republic's building is for sale. Earlier this week, the office building on South Lawler Street was listed on the market. The Daily Republic, which is owned by Forum Communications, is looking to buy or construct a new building in Mitchell that will better suit its needs moving forward.