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Lloyd Kucker, Brandon, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 94th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 11. His friends request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Helping Hand Assisted Living, 1000 Teakwood, Brandon, S.D. 57005.
FREEMAN — Arlene Preszler, Freeman, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 106 W. Seventh St., Room 130, Freeman, S.D. 57029.
Bill and Judy Geraets, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 8. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1316 Bridle Drive, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
The Miner County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person or people responsible for tampering with pipeline equipment. Either Thursday night or Friday morning, it is believed that somebody removed the oil tanks and hydraulic fluid tank caps from 12 pieces of heavy equipment located in two locations approximately 8 miles northeast of Howard in Miner County, according to Deputy Sheriff Robert Eggert. The caps were left at the scene. The sheriff's office received the report around 9:30 a.m. Friday.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain LOCAL PHARMACIST RECIPIENT OF TOP HONOR: On Sept. 17, Dr. Jim Bregel, head pharmacist at Lewis Drug in Chamberlain, was awarded the South Dakota Hustead Award, the highest honor for any South Dakota pharmacist. Bregel was publicly recognized at a banquet at his alma mater, South Dakota State University, for the award, commonly referred to as the South Dakota Pharmacist of the Year.
CUSTER STATE PARK — Thousands took to Custer State Park on Friday to witness the wonder that is the annual buffalo roundup. Each year, approximately 12,000 to 14,000 people visit the park to watch as 1,300 buffalo are round up and counted, vaccinated, branded and sorted. It takes 15 park staffers, 60 horseback riders and about 100 staff members and other volunteers to attend to visitors making their way to see the event. And rounding up the buffalo is no small feat.
The Letcher man found guilty of killing a bald eagle was sentenced eight months in custody, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Ted Nelson, 69, was convicted for unlawful taking of a bald eagle and unlawful use of the pesticide Carbofuran, a poison he injected in cow cascasses to kill predators. The cow carcasses were then eaten by coyotes, and a coyote with poison in its system was eaten by a bald eagle, killing the eagle.
SIOUX FALLS — An area band and ballroom have been chosen to be inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame next year. The Fabulous Unknowns, of Winner, will be one of eight bands inducted, according to a press release Thursday. Vic's Place, of Dimock, is one of three ballrooms that have also been chosen to become a part of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association (SDRRMA) Hall of Fame.
A man suspected of creating a homemade explosive device in Pukwana was arrested Monday in Mitchell after an alleged domestic assault and a foot chase with police. Donald Pickner, 42, of Pukwana, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstructing law enforcement and resisting arrest after he allegedly ran from and struggled with police at the intersection of Second Avenue and Duff Street in Mitchell. At about 10:45 p.m. Monday, officers located Pickner while investigating a domestic assault in Mitchell involving Pickner and his girlfriend, authorities said.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between July 4 and July 18. • Cara Lynn Thompson, 18, Mitchell; possession of alcohol by minor; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Trey Michael Hohn, 19, Mitchell; possession alcohol by minor; $100 fine; $66 costs.