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Alvin and Devona Nolz, Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 17. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin, Apt. 242, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman BOARD TAKES FIRST STEP IN SEARCH OF SUPERINTENDENT: The Freeman Public School Board will work closely with the Associated School Boards of South Dakota as the local district begins searching to replace outgoing superintendent Don Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The action came after hearing a proposal from Randall Royer, leadership development director with the ASBSD.
LAKE ANDES — No one was hurt after a city-owned dump truck caught on fire earlier this week in Lake Andes. On Tuesday, at approximately 6:11 p.m., the Lake Andes Fire Department responded to a dump truck fire at the city rubble pile, according to Fire Chief Rod Bergen. Bergen said the dump truck was backing up to where a burn pile was located and as it was dumping the contents of the truck, it backed over part of the pile, re-igniting it.. The tree branches that were in the back of the truck caught fire, which then caused the truck's tires to also catch fire.
JONES COUNTY — Two Minnesotans and three Californians were charged with transporting almost 60 pounds of marijuana through central South Dakota in September.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man was arrested and charged with entering a woman's home and touching her inappropriately. Xiomar Zephier, 21, was arrested on Oct. 26 after he allegedly entered a home at 843 Lake Street in Lake Andes while the female occupant was sleeping, touched her inappropriately and stole property. According to court documents, the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at about 12:15 a.m., and Zephier was arrested at about 3 a.m. by a tribal police officer for possession of stolen property.
Richard and Shirley McEntee, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 12. Their daughters request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1705 N. Wisconsin St., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A Mitchell man was charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into his parent's home and stealing his grandmother's ashes. Jacob Stulken, 26, was arrested on Oct. 25 after he allegedly entered his parent's residence through the kitchen window and took an urn that contained his grandmother's ashes, court documents state.
These businesses and offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day: • Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed. Regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Monday. • City of Mitchell garbage collection will begin at 7 a.m. and be completed by noon on Friday. • Mitchell Regional Landfill will close at noon on Friday. • Dependable Recycling will follow the city garbage schedule. • Compost drop-off site at 1405 W. Eighth Ave. will be open from 4 p.m. until dark.
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley Fiala, Mount Vernon, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 34, Mount Vernon, S.D. 57363.