Erik Holum, Mitchell, and Sidney Dreyer, Wessington Springs, received advanced degrees from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., at graduation ceremonies held this spring. Holum received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree, while Dryer received a master of science in counseling and student development.
Katie Ann Mueller, Ethan, received her associate of applied science degree in medical laboratory technology from Southeast Community College of Nebraska. Ceremonies were held on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Mitford campuses on June 13.
State Wildlife Division leaders provided statistics showing that approximately one-third of the people who applied for rifle and muzzleloader licenses in 2013 didn't get the buck tags that were their first choices in the drawings for the various seasons. Currently hunters can apply for as few as one and as many as every one of the firearms and muzzleloader seasons. Fifty people applied for all six last year and also purchased archery licenses. Archery deer licenses are valid for any deer. The number of licenses is unlimited. Any rifle or muzzleloader hunter can pick up an archery license.
PIERRE -- The state Transportation Commission doesn't know how much money actually will be available for South Dakota's highway improvement program in 2015 because Congress has put only a short-term patch on the federal funding problem. The commission nonetheless needed to adopt an official plan for projects in 2015 and did so last week.
AMES, Iowa -- James and Carol (Piper) Kenton, Ames, Iowa, formerly of the area, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 22. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1221 Michigan Avenue, Ames, Iowa, 50014.
WASHINGTON -- With time running out to avert cutbacks in federal transportation money due to start today, Democratic leaders in the U.S.
Mitchell Technical Institute has once again been named a "Great College to Work For," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the second consecutive year that MTI has been recognized. This year, MTI was cited for honors in two categories: confidence in senior leadership and facilities, workspace and security. Only 92 institutions of the 278 participating earned recognition. "The culture of MTI is what makes it great. This team genuinely cares for each other and celebrates and supports each other," said MTI president Greg Von Wald.
Beginning at 7 a.m. today through Friday, Aug. 1, the following streets in Mitchell will be closed for milling purposes: 100 to 200 blocks of South Capital; 100 to 200 blocks of North Capitol; and the 600 to 800 blocks of East Ash. Also beginning today and running through Aug. 8, the 100 to 300 blocks of North Burr will be closed periodically for milling and curb and gutter replacement. Please have all vehicles removed from the street until the project is complete. For information, call the engineer's office at 995-8435.
Twin girls, Autymn and Alyse Hanson, were born on July 23, 2014, to Jerika and Dusty Hanson, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Dan and Charlene Hilkemeier, Belgrade, Mont.; and Jean Hanson and Marvin Hanson, both of Mitchell.
A boy, Dylan Joseph Sabers, was born on June 27, 2014, to Darcy and Eric Sabers, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Terry and Deb Sabers, Mitchell; and Bob and Vicky Hutchens, Sidney, Mont.