MITCHELL  — DWU’s Commencement ceremony took place May 6 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell with 189 degrees conferred – 151 bachelor degrees and 38 master degrees.

Those graduating included Rachel Selland, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and Lindsey Thompson, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both of Woonsocket, and Karli Voorhees of Forestburg, also with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Some of the several people suspected to have been involved in burglarizing homes and businesses all over the state were captured in Sioux Falls over the weekend. They are believed to have been involved in break-ins all over South Dakota and possibly in some border states, as well. 

It is believed that they could be connected to the break-in at the Country Pumper two months ago, but there is nothing identifiable to connect them to that particular break-in. 

There is no way to know exactly how much merchandise and money was stolen in total during their crime spree, but they were found in the possession of many power tools, including a skid steer. The final numbers of stolen articles were not available.

At this time, all of the suspects and the crimes are still under investigation.

MADISON – A total of 508 full-time and 183 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2018 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison.

The following local, full-time students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 to qualify for the honors list:

Isaiah Kruger of Artesian, Kylee Schrank of Forestburg, April Farmer, Cody Gromer, Bailey Moody, all of Letcher, and Haley Asimakopoulos of Woonsocket.