Ellen (Meis) Reindl
Ellen (Meis) Reindl was born November 12, 1921, to Gregory and Margaret (Moran) Meis at home near Geddes, SD.
She died peacefully on April 15, 2012, at the Custer Regional Senior Care Center where she had made her home since January.
Ellen attended St. Ann’s grade school and graduated from Geddes High School. She attended one year of secondary school at Notre Dame Academy in Mitchell, SD, and received her teaching certificate.
Ellen taught in some country schools around Geddes and Platte for three years. During her one year at Notre Dame she became best friends with Patricia Reindl and that sealed her fate.
Frederick James Gregg
Frederick James Gregg, 32, of Wessington Springs died April 19, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Basham’s Funeral Home.
He was born October 13, 1979 in Modesto, CA and grew up in California. He moved to South Dakota to be with family after the tragic death of stepfather. He worked for Chase Drilling and LSI Jack Link’s in Alpena. He was nicknamed Fast Freddie when he worked at detailing cars.
Quinten Burg of Wessington Springs has announced his candidacy for the state Senate in District 20, which consists of Aurora, Davison, and Jerauld counties.
Burg, 63, is a former District 22 legislator. The recent reorganization of legislative districts in South Dakota moved him into this new District 20.
“I want to continue to influence the future of our state,” he said. “That’s why I’m running for the state Senate. I’ve tried in the past to bring common sense ideas to Pierre that will help South Dakota over the long run.”
Koch announces bid for Jerauld County States Attorney
A Wessington Springs High School graduate has announced his candidacy for the office of Jerauld County States Attorney.
Dedrich (Deach) Koch, who graduated from WSHS in 1977 will challenge Casey Bridgman for that office in the Tuesday, June 5 Jerauld County primary election.
A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, Koch lives with his wife Bonnie in Gann Valley.
He is experienced as a civil and criminal trial attorney. Koch is a former Deputy States Attorney and Human Resources Director for Custer County, South Dakota.
Bridgman announces candidacy for State’s Attorney re-election
Longtime Jerauld County State’s Attorney Casey Bridgman, Wessington Springs, announced his candidacy for re-election to that office last week.
On June 5, 2012, Casey Bridgman will be running for the office of Jerauld County State’s Attorney on the primary Republican ballot. He will be challenged in that primary race by Dedrich (Deach) Koch, Gann Valley, who has already announced his candidacy for Jerauld County State’s Attorney.
Bridgman has been a Deputy State’s Attorney or the State’s Attorney for Jerauld County for the past 30 years.