Mitchell — There were 449 students eligible to participate in the 2018 Mitchell Technical Institute graduation ceremony held Friday, May 4, at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The following degrees were conferred upon May 2018 graduates: (4.0 indicates Highest Honors—a perfect 4.0 grade point average):

Darrell Kaiser, Professional Truck Driving, of Artesian; Thomas Hetland (4.0), Telecommunications, of Artesian; Heather VanOverschelde, Medical Assistant, of Letcher.

MITCHELL —  The 2018 spring semester dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University includes 280 university students and two high school Bridge students.

Denise Slavik of Artesian and Rex Schlicht of Woonsocket were included on the dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale. They also have to complete at least 12 credit hours of academic work during the semester.

The Helen and Otto Sundstrom family held a reunion in Mitchell June 29-30 and July 1.  Otto’s father came from Sweden with his sons and settled near Centerville and later near Beresford before Otto and Helen moved to a farm south of Artesian. Over 170 of Otto and Helen’s grandchildren through great-great-grandchildren attended the reunion.

Families represented former local residents Natalie Fridley, Erma May, Olga Peterson, Lawrence Sundstrom, Lennart Sundstrom, and Elsie Sundstrom.


…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.