The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Tessica Bjornebo, 33, pleaded not guilty to of possession of a methamphetamine and hydrocodone and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. A jury trial was scheduled for March. • Floyd Carroll, 47, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued, and Carroll will be held without bond until further ordered.
WINNER—Look at a box score from a Winner Warriors football game this season and you'll see standout rushing performances and a stout defense. But for the No. 1 team in Class 11B, junior quarterback Drew DeMers has been making all of the right decisions for the undefeated squad. "Drew is just a great leader because he's so heady," Winner head coach Dan Aaker said. "He doesn't get rattled and he doesn't try to make plays that he can't.
The Highlanders, Dakota Wesleyan University's select chamber choir, will be touring through Pierre, Aberdeen and Watertown, performing three free concerts. The 15-member ensemble will perform a playful concert of vocal chamber music called "Songs for Saints and Sinners" on three separate dates, Nov. 12-14. This concert will feature an eclectic mix of genres from Gregorian chant and Renaissance madrigals to classic spirituals and contemporary popular standards. Following is a list of concert dates and times: Nov. 12, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Pierre. Nov.
In honor of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month during November, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital is encouraging individuals aged 55 to 77 years old who smoke at least 30 packs per year now or any time in the last 15 years to talk to their doctor about a lung screening. Screenings can detect lung cancer even before the first symptoms appear and, as of January, are covered by Medicare and all insurance companies.
HURON—A childhood illness and a desire to help others led two area students to pursue a nursing degree and start their careers at Huron Regional Medical Center. Mellissa Spitzer, of Mitchell, and Morgan Aughenbaugh, of Huron, have been chosen as the recipients of the Build Huron Nursing Scholarships at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. Caring for her 5-year-old son after he developed a massive blood-clot on his brain inspired Spitzer, who is a junior at DWU, to begin her nursing degree and apply for the Build Huron Nursing Scholarship program which provides tuition payment for a
The Mrs. South Dakota Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent their city as a state finalist in the 2016 pageant being held Dec. 5 in Sioux Falls. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of South Dakota, a U.S. citizen and married at the time of the pageant to be considered. The pageant is looking for articulate, well-rounded, beautiful married women with an interest in competing. The state finalists represent married women of all ages, backgrounds and occupations.
Mitchell Toastmasters Club 495 met at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Mitchell Public Library with seven members present. President Kay Thomas opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pat Oleson gave the invocation. Duane Duba was Toastmaster. He introduced the first speaker, Doug Voelzke. His speech was titled "Faith of Fear." Duane called the second speaker, Jon Dunlap, who gave a speech titled "Why Marriage Laws Should be a State Right." Loren Kasten presented the table topics. He called on four members. Jim Jelden, as general evaluator, asked Kay to evaluate Doug's speech.
Mitchell Toastmasters Club 495 met on Oct. 22 at Mitchell Public Library with six members present. President Kay Thomas opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Duane Duba gave the invocation. Pat Oleson was the toastmaster. He introduced our first speaker, Loren Kasten. The title of his speech was "Behind the Iron Curtain." Pat called our second speaker, Doug Voelzke. The title of his speech was "Never Give Up." Kay presented Table Topics.
The 2015 Davison County CFEL Fall Event was held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Davison County Fairground Complex. Louise Maeschen welcomed all and reported about our State CFEL Convention that was hosted by Area VI in Mitchell. Mary Ellen Jepsen gave the registration report. Louise presented the reading certificates that were given at the state meeting. Ruby Pattison received a certificate for 25 years of CFEL service. Our program was "Getting Ready for the Holidays," by Pleasure Pals CFEL Club. We were shown how to make wreaths for all holidays.
The Wonder Workers CFEL met Oct. 13 at Wesley Acres with Alice C. as hostess. The flag pledge and CFEL creed were recited. Six members answered roll call. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved. Old business: the State CFEL convention held Sept. 25 and 26 at the Davison County 4-H grounds was well attended with many positive compliments received about the interesting speakers and the beautiful fall decorations. New business: Sheila L. will purchase the pillows needed for the Slumberland bed giveaway at Christmas.